How I learned English : 55 accomplished Latinos recall lessons in language and life / edited by Tom Miller ; [foreword by Ray Suarez ; afterword by Frank McCourt].

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: Leading Latino artists, entertainers, politicians, authors, and athletes explain how they each dealt with the challenges and intricacies of learning the English language, including Congressman José Serrano and writer Oscar Hijuelos.
    • Other Titles:
      Fifty-five accomplished Latinos recall lessons in language and life.
    • ISBN:
      9781426200977 : PAP
      1426200978 : PAP
    • Accession Number:
      2007299416
    • Accession Number:
      fay.244866
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      MILLER, T. (EDT); MILLER, T. How I learned English : 55 accomplished Latinos recall lessons in language and life. [s. l.]: National Geographic, 2007. ISBN 9781426200977. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.244866. Acesso em: 12 dez. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Miller T (EDT), Miller T. How I Learned English : 55 Accomplished Latinos Recall Lessons in Language and Life. National Geographic; 2007. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.244866. Accessed December 12, 2019.
    • APA:
      Miller, T. (EDT), & Miller, T. (2007). How I learned English : 55 accomplished Latinos recall lessons in language and life. National Geographic. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.244866
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Miller, Tom (EDT), and Tom Miller. 2007. How I Learned English : 55 Accomplished Latinos Recall Lessons in Language and Life. National Geographic. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.244866.
    • Harvard:
      Miller, T. (EDT) and Miller, T. (2007) How I learned English : 55 accomplished Latinos recall lessons in language and life. National Geographic. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.244866 (Accessed: 12 December 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Miller, T (EDT) & Miller, T 2007, How I learned English : 55 accomplished Latinos recall lessons in language and life, National Geographic, viewed 12 December 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Miller, Tom (EDT), and Tom Miller. How I Learned English : 55 Accomplished Latinos Recall Lessons in Language and Life. National Geographic, 2007. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.244866.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Miller, Tom (EDT), and Tom Miller. How I Learned English : 55 Accomplished Latinos Recall Lessons in Language and Life. National Geographic, 2007. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.244866.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Miller T (EDT), Miller T. How I learned English : 55 accomplished Latinos recall lessons in language and life [Internet]. National Geographic; 2007 [cited 2019 Dec 12]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.244866

Reviews

LJ Reviews 2007 September #2

In this collection of 55 short essays (some excerpted and some newly written) edited by award-winning travel author Miller (Panama Hat Trail ), successful Latinos write personal accounts of how they learned English and the impact this had on their lives. The contributors range from notable writers to television personalities, from military officers to successful business leaders. All learned English not only in the classroom but also from television, radio, and the movies, encountering a different language as well as a different culture. The stories are funny (e.g., artist Enrique Martnez Celaya accidentally using the English word constipated to describe being ill) and poignant (e.g., poet and doctor Rafael Campo losing the ability to speak Spanish to a grandparent). The essays cover issues that affect any immigrant population: the navigating of two worlds, language learning as lifelong learning, and the importance of bilingualism and maintaining connection to a native culture. A timely book, as immigration and bilingual education are current topics of debate in this country. Recommended for all public libraries, especially those serving Spanish-speaking or immigrant populations.—Jennifer Zarr, NYPL

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