By Rosina Márquez Reiter, Luisa Martín Rojo

This quantity brings jointly students in sociolinguistics and the sociology of recent media and cellular applied sciences who're engaged on assorted social and communicative features of the Latino diaspora. there's new curiosity within the ways that migrants negotiate and renegotiate identities via their endured interactions with their very own tradition again domestic, within the host kingdom, in comparable diaspora somewhere else, and with many of the "new" cultures of the receiving nation. This assortment specializes in large political and social contexts: the confirmed Latino groups in city settings in North the US and more recent Latin American groups in Europe and the center East. It explores the function of migration/diaspora in remodeling linguistic practices, ideologies, and identities.

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PR G3) One G2 PR woman was particularly frustrated at what she perceived as a lack of formality in PR Spanish: “Los de aquí son sinvergüenzas y hablan–¡pshhhh! ’ Los que vienen de allá hablan con un respeto. [. ] Aquí los puertorriqueños . . se supone que le digan a otra persona ‘usted’. Si dice ‘tú’, you know, you’re too friendly. ¡Ay, sí! ’ Ah, that’s so pretty [sighs]”. Those from here are shameless and they talk—¡pshhhh! Ethnolinguistic Identities and Ideologies among Mexicans 21 Those who come from there speak with respect.

Proficiency in Spanish appears to be neither required nor sufficient for Latino identity: not required because numerous participants in several studies stated so directly; and not sufficient because at least one study (Valdés, 2011) showed that a Latina middle school girl was seen as an outsider by her Latino classmates because of her light skin and her “middle-class, nerdy, politically and environmentally correct background” (p. 139). When Spanish is present among US Latinos, the individual’s level of proficiency in the language, the degree of contact with English it displays via code-switching, borrowings, and extensions, its connection to a particular socioeconomic or educational background, and its dialect features all perform work in constructing identity.

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