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


Fecha de publicación en Infoling:26 de junio de 2020
Remitente:
Jennifer Leeman
George Mason University
<jleemangmu.edu>