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Bilingualism and Identity (Niño-Murcia, Rothman)


Zuletzt aktualisiert: 13 Okt 2009

Spanish at the crossroads with other languages

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The University of Iowa

 

2008. vii, 365 pp.
Publishing status: Available

Sociolinguists have been pursuing connections between language and identity for several decades. But how are language and identity related in bilingualism and multilingualism? Mobilizing the most current methodology, this collection presents new research on language identity and bilingualism in three regions where Spanish coexists with other languages. The cases are Spanish-English contact in the United States, Spanish-indigenous language contact in Latin America, and Spanish-regional language contact in Spain. This is the first comparativist book to examine language and identity construction among bi- or multilingual speakers while keeping one of the languages constant. The sociolinguistic standing of Spanish varies among the three regions depending whether or not it is a language of prestige. Comparisons therefore afford a strong constructivist perspective on how linguistic ideologies affect bi/multilingual identity formation.

Table of contents

Acknowledgements

Part I. Theoretical background

Preface
Ana Celia Zentella

1. Spanish-contact bilingualism and identity
Mercedes Niño-Murcia and Jason Rothman

Part II. Spanish in contact with autonomous languages in Spain

2. Bilingualism, identity and citizenship in the Basque Country
Maria-Jose Azurmendi, Nekane Larrañaga and Jokin Apalategi

3. Conflicting values at a conflicting age: Linguistic ideologies in Galician adolescents
Verónica Loureiro-Rodríguez

4. Language and identity in Catalonia
Emile Boix-Fuster and Cristina Sanz

Part III. Spanish in contact with Creole and Amerindian languages in Latin America

5. Literacy and the expression of social identity in a dominant language: A description of "mi familia" by Quechua-Spanish bilingual children
Liliana Sánchez

6. Maya ethnolinguistic identity: Violence, and cultural rights in bilingual Kaqchikel communities
Brigittine M. French

7. "Enra kopiai...Non kopiai": Gender, ethnicity, and language use in a Shipibo community in Lima
Virginia Zavala and Nino Bariola

8. Kreyol incursions into Dominican Spanish: The perception of Haitianized speech among Dominicans
Barbara E. Bullock and Almeida Jacqueline Toribio

Part IV. Spanish in contact with English in the United States

9. "I was raised talking like my mom": The influence of mothers in the development of MexiRicans' phonological and lexical features
Kim Potowski

10. Choosing Spanish: Dual language immersion and familial ideologies
Elaine Shenk

11. Whose Spanish? The tension between linguistic correctness and cultural identity
Bonnie Urciuoli

12. Constructing linguistic identity in Southern California
Isabel Bustamante-López

13. Multilingualism and identity: All in the Family
Jason Rothman and Mercedes Niño-Murcia

Part V. Conclusion

Afterword: Indicators of bilingualism and identity. Samples from the Spanish-speaking world
Margarita Hidalgo

Author index

Subject index