A Sociolinguistics of Diaspora: Latino Practices, by Rosina Márquez Reiter, Luisa Martín Rojo

By Rosina Márquez Reiter, Luisa Martín Rojo

This quantity brings jointly students in sociolinguistics and the sociology of latest media and cellular applied sciences who're engaged on varied social and communicative points of the Latino diaspora. there's new curiosity within the ways that migrants negotiate and renegotiate identities via their persevered interactions with their very own tradition again domestic, within the host nation, in related diaspora in different places, and with many of the "new" cultures of the receiving nation. This assortment specializes in huge political and social contexts: the validated Latino groups in city settings in North the USA and more recent Latin American groups in Europe and the center East. It explores the function of migration/diaspora in reworking linguistic practices, ideologies, and identities.

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A third of these participants (20 people), when offering descriptions of out-group Spanish, did so as a criticism. For example, rather than neutrally commenting that coda /s/ was weakened, they claimed that such individuals pronounced words “incorrectly”. Yet only one of these criticisms was about MX Spanish;3 the other 19 were about PR Spanish. Thus, similarly to what was found by DeGenova and Ramos-Zayas (2003), PR Spanish appears to suffer from greater stigmatization than MX Spanish in Chicago.

The most common Mexican states students identified were Michoacán, Jalisco, Guerrero, and Guanajuato; Puerto Ricans named cities such as Ponce, Bayamon, and San Sebastián. While there are no official statistics on the Mexican and Puerto Rican localities from which Chicago-based Latinas/os emigrate, previous research has analyzed transnational relationships between Chicago and Michoacán, Mexico (Farr, 2006), as well as Chicago and San Sebastián, Puerto Rico (Pérez, 2004). It is not by chance that students could be born in Chicago and still be “from” Mexico or Puerto Rico.

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