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Spanish in Miami, sociolinguistic dimensions of postmodernity, Andrew Lynch

"Spanish in Miami reveals the multifaceted ways in which the language is ideologically rescaled and sociolinguistically reconfigured in this global city. This book approaches Miami's sociolinguistic situation from language ideological and critical cultural perspectives, combining extensive survey data with two decades of observations, interviews, and conversations with Spanish speakers from all sectors of the city. Tracing the advent of postmodernity in sociolinguistic terms, separate chapters analyze the changing ideological representation of Spanish in mass media during the late 20th century, its paradoxical (dis)continuity in the city's social life, the political and economic dimensions of the Miami/Havana divide, the boundaries of language through the perceptual lens of Anglicisms, and the potential of South Florida-as part of the Caribbean-to inform our understanding of the highly complex present and future of Spanish in the United States. Spanish in Miami will be of interest to advanced students and researchers of Spanish, Sociolinguistics, and Latino Studies"--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Preface: Writing about Miami -- The linguistic order of (post)modernity -- Imagining Spanish in Miami -- The postmodern paradox of Spanish in Miami -- Power and solidarity across the Miami-Havana divide -- The boundaries of anglicisms -- Beyond Miami
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
1 online resource (325 pages)
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