1.5 generation
 n.— «We who sat huddled in that E.S.L. class grew up to represent the so-called 1.5 generation. Many of us came to America in our teens, already rooted in Korean ways and language. We often clashed with the first generation, whose minimal command of English traps them in a time-warped immigrant ghetto, but we identified even less with the second generation, who, with their Asian-American angst and anchorman English, struck us as even more foreign than the rest of America.» —“Facing Poverty With a Rich Girl’s Habits” by Suki Kim New York Times Nov. 21, 2004. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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