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Caribbean Journal of Education

Racial/Ethnic Segregation and Caribbean Language in New York City Schools

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1-38
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September 2012
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This article examines the extent to which racial/ethnic segregation between Afro- and Indo-Caribbean immigrants in New York City (NYC) impact their language use, particularly in schools. It reports on the results of a year-long qualitative study conducted in two schools—one located in a predominantly Afro-Caribbean, and the other in a predominantly Indo Caribbean community in NYC—exploring the relationship among racial/ethnic identity, residence, social interaction and language practices with regard to Caribbean immigrant children. 

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