A Sociolinguistics of Diaspora: Latino Practices, - download pdf or read online

By Rosina Márquez Reiter, Luisa Martín Rojo

ISBN-10: 0415712998

ISBN-13: 9780415712996

This quantity brings jointly students in sociolinguistics and the sociology of latest media and cellular applied sciences who're engaged on diverse social and communicative features of the Latino diaspora. there's new curiosity within the ways that migrants negotiate and renegotiate identities via their persisted interactions with their very own tradition again domestic, within the host state, in related diaspora somewhere else, and with a few of the "new" cultures of the receiving nation. This assortment makes a speciality of large political and social contexts: the confirmed Latino groups in city settings in North the United States and more recent Latin American groups in Europe and the center East. It explores the position of migration/diaspora in remodeling linguistic practices, ideologies, and identities.

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Baez’s notion of “young Latino professional” appears to coincide with the very forms of Whitewashing and homogenization that Dávila critiques. This certainly does not stem from her lack of knowledge of Puerto Rican and Mexican specificity. Dr. Baez, a middle-aged Puerto Rican woman who was born on the island but raised in Chicago from the age of 4, had closely interacted with Mexicans in Chicago throughout her life. In fact, she is a mother to MexiRican children, that is, children of Puerto Rican and Mexican parentage.

33 that Chicago’s unique (im)migration, political-economic, and social histories structure ethnolinguistic transformations such as the emergence of Latina/o panethnicity. The chapter begins by analyzing the ways that Puerto Rican and Mexican NNHS students construct national identities by creating and engaging in symbolic practices that remap the boundaries between Puerto Rico, Mexico, and Chicago. I argue that Puerto Rico and Mexico are understood to exist in Chicago through processes of reterritorialization (Gupta & Ferguson, 1992).

Ethnolinguistic Identity The connections between language and identity in the United States are rooted in the nation’s linguistic culture. Despite not having an official national language, the United States has displayed, since the 20th century, a markedly monolingual hegemony that seeks to assimilate immigrants and replace their languages with English (Schiffman, 2005). 8 million members and regularly supports legislation introduced to Congress declaring English the federal official language. One common result is the almost ubiquitous loss of languages other than English by the third generation.

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