Language, Identity and Urban Space: The Language Use of Latin American Migrants (Sprache - Identitaet - Kultur 11 New edition)

Language, Identity and Urban Space: The Language Use of Latin American Migrants (Sprache - Identitaet - Kultur 11 New edition)

By: Tabea Salzmann (author)Hardback

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Migration as a process has achieved increasing attention in the context of nation-states and globalisation. In linguistics the field of language contact is particularly associated with this phenomenon. This book investigates the connection between language usage, migration, space, in particular urban space, and the constitution of cultural identity. Two corpora of Andean migrants' Spanish conversations in Lima and in Madrid are analysed. The resulting comparative analysis provides the material for considerations on language contact, code copying, discourse strategies etc. Throughout the book a new theoretical approach based on linguistic ecology is used. It includes the concept of a general expanded feature pool, which is the basis for language use and identity constitution for migrants.

About Author

Tabea Salzmann studied Spanish and Indology at the University of Halle-Wittenberg (Germany), the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos in Lima (Peru) and the Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi (India). She has been a researcher at the University of Halle-Wittenberg in cooperation with the Universite de Montreal (Canada) and the Hermann-Paul-School of Linguistics in Freiburg (Germany).

Contents

Inhalt: Migration investigation Latin America - Europe - Language contact Spanish varieties - Theoretical model based on principles of linguistic ecology and the idea of feature pools - Linguistic analysis of migrants' speech in Lima and Madrid - Context analysis Lima and Madrid - Migrants' constitution of identity - Cultural integration.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9783631652251
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 368
  • ID: 9783631652251
  • weight: 570
  • ISBN10: 3631652259
  • edition: New edition

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