Globalization and Language in the Spanish-Speaking World: Macro and Micro Perspectives

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This volume considers, at global and at local levels, the spread of Spanish today and particularly its role in the face of processes of globalization. Spanish is frequently the dominant language in this contact situation. But how contested is its hegemony; and how far does contact with it threaten other languages? How are these other, weaker, minoritized languages prospering in a world where a few strong, global languages may be taking over their linguistic domains?

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"This volume does a fine job of analyzing a wide range of sociolinguistic topics related to the global role of Spanish... Recommended." —CHOICE

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230000186
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 11/28/2006
  • Series: Language and Globalization Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Meet the Author

CLARE MAR-MOLINERO is Reader in Spanish and Head of Modern Languages at the University of Southampton. MIRANDA STEWART is Senior Lecturer in Spanish and Latin American Studies at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.

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Table of Contents

• Notes on Contributors
• Introduction--C.Mar-Molinero & M.Stewart
• Forces of Globalization in the Spanish-Speaking World: Linguistic Imperialism or Grassroots Adaptation--C.Mar-Molinero
• US Latinos, la Hispanofonia, and the Language Ideologies of High Modernity--J.del Valle
• Language Conflict and the Micro-Macro Link in the Spanish-Speaking World--R.Enrique Hamel
• Spanish/English Interaction in US Hispanic Heritage Learners' Writing--M.Fairclough
• Andean Spanish and Spanish from Lima: Linguistic Variation and Change in a Contact Situation--C.A.Klee & R.Caravedo
• Spanish as L2 on the Dominican/Haitian Border and Universal Processes of Acquisition--L.A.Ortiz López
• Whose Story is it Anyway? Representing Oral Testimony in a Multilingual 'Contact Zone'--J.Freeland
• Spanish-Speaking Latin Americans in Catalonia: Reflexivity and Knowledgeability in Constructions of Catalan--S.Marshall
• Language Contact Between Galician and Spanish - Conflict or Harmony? Young People's Linguistic Attitudes to Contemporary Galicia--B.O'Rourke
• Linguistic Shift and Community Language: The Effect of Demographic Factors in the Valencian Region, Balearic Islands and Catalonia--R.Casesnoves Ferrer, D.Sankoff & M.Teresa Turell
• References
• Index

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