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Amigos Amid Americanos: A Linguistic Ethnography of a Spanish-English Transitional Bilingual Education Classroom

In this chapter, I move from the discussion of language ideologies to presentation of conversational data that show how identity construction through language choice is accomplished in this setting. The methodology of linguistic ethnography incorporates approaches from both ethnography of communication and interactional sociolinguistics, and is aimed at analyzing local interactions as embedded in a wider social world (Creese 2008: 233).