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Author Orellana, Marjorie Faulstich.

Title Translating childhoods : immigrant youth, language, and culture / Marjorie Faulstich Orellana
Published New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 183 pages)
Series The Rutgers series in childhood studies
Rutgers series in childhood studies.
Contents Translating frames -- Landscapes of childhood -- Home work -- Public para-phrasing -- Transculturations -- Transformations -- Translating childhoods
Summary Translating Childhoods, a unique contribution to the study of immigrant youth, explores the "work" children perform as language and culture brokers. Children shoulder basic and more complicated verbal exchanges for non-English speaking adults. Readers hear, through children's own words, what it means be the "keys to communication" that adults otherwise would lack. From ethnographic data and research, Marjorie Faulstich Orellana's study expands the definition of child labor by assessing children's roles as translators and considers how sociocultural learning and dev
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 147-176) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Children of immigrants -- Language.
Immigrants -- Language.
Translating and interpreting.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2008036401
ISBN 0813548632 (electronic bk.)
9780813548630 (electronic bk.)