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 recent media and cellular applied sciences who're engaged on various social and communicative facets of the Latino diaspora. there's new curiosity within the ways that migrants negotiate and renegotiate identities via their persisted interactions with their very own tradition again domestic, within the host nation, in comparable diaspora somewhere else, and with a number of the "new" cultures of the receiving state. This assortment makes a speciality of wide political and social contexts: the verified Latino groups in city settings in North the USA and more recent Latin American groups in Europe and the center East. It explores the position of migration/diaspora in reworking linguistic practices, ideologies, and identities.

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They spoke English and Spanish in their interactions with one another and with other students. One day in this classroom, a Puerto Rican student who was not part of this group announced that he needed to borrow a pencil from someone; when a Mexican student in the aforementioned group offered to let him borrow one, the Puerto Rican student jokingly suggested that he would have to cross the border in order to get to her. She playfully responded by demanding that the Puerto Rican student show his green card in order to approach her desk.

They frequently described hybridized cultural practices and products: for example, with very few exceptions, they ate both MX and PR food at home, either varying day by day or sometimes at the same meal: “My mom would make fried pork chops and Mexican rice, or mole with Puerto Rican rice”. The greater degree of insistence on “being both” MX and PR may be due in part to the fact that 7 years had elapsed between Rúa’s data Ethnolinguistic Identities and Ideologies among Mexicans 27 collection in the late 1990s and Potowski’s in 2005, during which time many MX moved into previously PR–dominant North Side neighborhoods, where many of my participants had grown up (a greater proportion of Rúa’s participants, on the other hand, were from the heavily MX South Side of Chicago).

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