Novedad bibliográficaInfoling 6.41 (2020)

Título:Speaking Spanish in the US
Subtítulo:The Sociopolitics of Language
Autores/as:Fuller, Janet M.; Leeman, Jennifer
Año de publicación:2020
Lugar de edición:Bristol
Editorial:Multilingual Matters
Descripción

This book introduces readers to basic concepts of sociolinguistics with a focus on Spanish in the US. The coverage goes beyond linguistics to examine the history and politics of Spanish in the US, the relationship of language to Latinx identities, and how language ideologies and policies reflect and shape societal views of Spanish and its speakers. Accessible to those with no linguistic background, this book provides students with a foundation in the study of language and society, and the opportunity to relate theoretical concepts to Spanish in the US in a range of contexts, including everyday speech, contemporary culture, media, education and policy. The book is a substantially revised and expanded 2nd edition of Spanish Speakers in the USA, including new chapters on the history of Spanish in the US, the demographics of Spanish in the US, and language policy; and expanded chapters on language ideologies, race, identity, media, and education. 


 


Reviews


 


"Adopting a thoroughly interdisciplinary, critical and social constructionist approach, Fuller and Leeman make tremendous strides in teasing out the myriad ethnoracial, geopolitical and sociocultural foundations that affect Spanish speakers in being counted, educated and cared for in US society. This book will undoubtedly become a cornerstone in the formation of the next generation of scholars and activists dedicated to the study of Spanish in the US."



Glenn A. Martinez, The Ohio State University, USA


 


"Speaking Spanish in the US is an insightful, accessible, and wide-ranging book that provides a critical counterforce to contemporary discourse that criminalizes Latinx Spanish-speakers and their linguistic practices, showing definitively that Latinx people are now and have always been a vital part of US sociocultural and political economic life."
Hilary Parsons Dick, Arcadia University, USA

Temática:Análisis del discurso, Sociolingüística, Variedades del español
Índice

1 An Introduction to Speaking Spanish in the US


Introduction


An Interdisciplinary Sociopolitical Approach 


Linguistic Variation and Language Varieties 


Social Constructionism 


Critical Approaches 


A Few Words about Terminology 


Overview of Chapters 


 


2 The Demographics of Spanish in the US 


Introduction 


A Statistical Portrait of Spanish in the US 


National Origin Groups 


Statistics on Language Ability and Use 


The English-speaking Ability of Spanish-speakers and Latinxs


The Desire to Maintain Spanish and the Sorrow of Language Loss 


Factors Impacting Language Maintenance and Shift 


Spanish Language Maintenance and Shift in the US 


Conclusions and Connections 


Discussion Questions and Activities 


Further Reading and Resources 


 


3 The History of Spanish and Spanish-speakers in the US 


Introduction 


Spanish Colonization in North America and the Caribbean 


US Expansionism and Spanish in the US 


Black and White Legends, Hispanophilia and Oñate’s Foot 


(Im)migration and Spanish in the US 


Conclusions and Connections 


Discussion Questions and Activities 


Further Reading and Resources 


 


4 Language Ideologies 


Introduction 


Language Ideology Defined 


Hegemony and Symbolic Domination 


Language Ideologies: Bridging the Linguistic and the Social 


The Consequences of Language Ideologies: Power, Politics and Policy 


The Standard Language Ideology 


The One Nation–One Language Ideology 


Normative Monolingualism and the Zero-sum Ideology 


Monoglossic and Heteroglossic Ideologies 


Language Commodification and Instrumentality 


Differential Bilingualism 


The Relative Worth of English and Spanish 


Spanish as Essential to Latinx Identity versus Language as a Choice 


Conclusions and Connections 


Discussion Questions and Activities 


Further Reading and Resources 


 


Race, Racialization and Latinx Ethnoracial Identity 


Introduction 


Race as a Social Construct 


Racialization 


The Racialization of Spanish 


Variability in the Construction of Race 


Race versus Ethnicity 


Race in Latin America


Comparing Constructions of Race in Latin America and the US


Migration and Racial Identities


The Ethnoracial Identity of Latinxs in the US Census and Beyond


Gender inclusivity in labels: Latino/a, Latina/o, Latin@ or Latinx


Conclusions and Connections


Discussion Questions and Activities


Further Reading and Resources


 


6 Language and Identity


Introduction


Identities


The Linguistic Construction of Social Identities


Indexicality and Identity


Multilingual Practices and Identity


Multiple and Intersectional Identities


Mock Spanish


Conclusions and Connections


Discussion Questions and Activities 


Further Reading and Resources


 


7 Spanish and Spanish-speakers in US Media 


Introduction 


Stereotypical Portrayals of Latinxs 


Latinxs and Spanish-speakers in English Language Media 


Latinxs in English Language News 


Representing Latinx Language Use: Monolingual Norms and Deviant Behavior 


Constructing the Latinx Audience: Spanish Language Media and Beyond 


Spanish in Linguistic Landscapes 


Conclusions and Connections 


Discussion Questions and Activities


Further Reading and Resources 


 


8 Language Policy and Spanish in the US 


Introduction 


Language Planning and Policy 


Orientations to Language in Planning and Policy 


Historical Perspectives on Language Policy in the US 


Language and Civil Rights in the US 


Official English 


Language Policy in Puerto Rico 


Conclusions and Connections 


Discussion Questions and Activities


Further Reading and Resources 


 


9 Spanish in US Schools 


Introduction 


A Short History of Minority Language Schooling in the US 


Educating English Language Learners: Program Types 


Effectiveness of Bilingual and Dual Language Education Programs 


Spanish as a Second or Additional Language 


Spanish for Heritage Speakers 


Language Ideologies in Education 


Critical Pedagogical Approaches to Language Education


Educating Diverse Populations: Beyond Language Differences


Conclusions and Connections


Discussion Questions and Activities


Further Reading and Resources


 


10 Structural Aspects of Speaking Spanish in the US


Introduction


Varieties of Spanish in the US


Language Contact Phenomena


Spanglish


Language Contact Phenomena Defi ned


Convergence? Focus on Pronouns


Contact between Varieties of Spanish


Beyond English and Spanish


Latinx Englishes


Attitudes toward Varieties of Spanish and English


Conclusions and Connections


Discussion Questions and Activities


Further Reading and Resources


 


11 The Future of Spanish in the US


Introduction


Demographics, Maintenance and Shift


History and Immigration


Language Ideologies


Race and Ethnicity


Identity


Media


Policy


Education 


Linguistic Features 


Conclusions and Connections 


Discussion Questions and Activities


 


Glossary 


References 


Index

Formato:Ebook (PDF)
Págs.:344
ISBN-13:9781788928304
Precio: 25,00 EUR      USD 25.00
ISBN-13:9781788928274
Precio: 34,95 EUR      USD 39.95
Remitente:Jennifer Leeman
Institución: George Mason University
Correo-e: <jleemangmu.edu>
Fecha de publicación en Infoling:26 de junio de 2020