Dominican Dream, American Reality
In Dominican Dream, American Reality, Jocelyn Santana narrates her cultural and linguistic journey from a Dominican immigrant English learner to a Dominican American English professor. She highlights the role of writing in her language learning. In 1980, Jocelyn joins her mother in New York City full of dreams and no English. By 1999, she has a earned a Ph.D. in English Education and has become part of the American middle-class. She recounts the gains and loses of her Americanization and her obsession to master English "to make it." It is an inspiring story that shows the strength of a Dominican adolescent and her realization of the American Dream with English and in English.
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From Jocelyn to Jocelyn
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Adolescence in a Second Language
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