A Sociolinguistics of Diaspora
Latino Practices, Identities and Ideologies
Edited by Rosina Márquez Reiter, Luisa Martín Rojo
Routledge – 2014 – 192 pages
This volume brings together scholars in sociolinguistics and the sociology of new media and mobile technologies who are working on different social and communicative aspects of the Latino diaspora. There is new interest in the ways in which migrants negotiate and renegotiate identities through their continued interactions with their own culture back home, in the host country, in similar diaspora elsewhere, and with the various "new" cultures of the receiving country. This collection focuses on two broad political and social contexts: the established Latino communities in urban settings in North America and newer Latin American communities in Europe and the Middle East. It explores the role of migration/diaspora in transforming linguistic practices, ideologies, and identities.
"A welcome contribution to the emerging body of work in sociolinguistics more generally and the sociolinguistics of Latino cultures more specifically." -- Bernadette O’Rourke, Heriot-Watt University, UK
Introduction Luisa Martín Rojo and Rosina Márquez Reiter Part I. 1. Language and identity among Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, and "MexiRicans" in Chicago Kim Potowski 2. Language ideologies and practices in a transnational community: Spanish language radio and Latino identities in the US Anna de Fina 3. Nuevo Chicago? Language, diaspora, and Latina/o panethnic formations Jonathan Rosa 4. Staying in touch with my mobile phone in my pocket and Internet in the cafés Jane Vincent 5. The Latin American blogging community in Quebec, Canada Bettina Kluge 6. Queer Latina/o networks in the city: languages, identities and the ties that bind Holly Cashman Part II. 7. The dynamics of (im)mobility: (in)transient capitals and linguistic ideologies among Latin American migrants in London and Madrid Rosina Márquez Reiter and Luisa Martín Rojo 8. Being a Latin American in La Sagrada Familia: The discursive negotiation of emerging identities and reported agency Adriana Patiño 9. Language ideologies at a Latin American school in London Sophie Kelsall10. The use of the deixis in the oral narratives of Latin American Immigrants in Italy Maria Vittoria Calvi 11. Educación in diaspora: registers of modernity and tradition among urban Latino labor migrants in Israel Alejandro Paz 12.The internet and the articulation of an integrated diaspora community: the case of Ecuadorians in Spain Cristiano Codagone and Isidro Maya-Jariego Afterword Ofelia García
Rosina Márquez Reiter is Reader in the School of English and Languages at the University of Surrey, UK.
Luisa Martín Rojo is Professor of Linguistics at the Universidad Autónoma, Spain.