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"Si me quedo aquí toda la noche seguiré hablando español". Ideologías lingüústicas en immigrantes latinoamericanos en Londres

"Si me quedo aquí toda la noche seguiré hablando español". Ideologías lingüústicas en immigrantes latinoamericanos en Londres
"Si me quedo aquí toda la noche seguiré hablando español". Ideologías lingüústicas en immigrantes latinoamericanos en Londres

The present study intends to examine different language ideologies that emerge in the narratives of Latin American transnational immigrants living in London. The data that allow us to examine the experiences and metalinguistic accounts of the two participants included in this work were collected as part of a larger research project, through a five-month period of fieldwork conducting life story interviews in the various boroughs of London where people of Latin American origin interact. Through an indexical analysis of their statements, the analysis of ideologies of accent, intellectual superiority, language assimilation, language (under) value and authenticity point to common sense attitudes as well as social relations among Latin Americans that seem to be built as investments in which Spanish is undervalued compared to English. Such ideologies are context-based and exhibit that they are related to the sociocultural experience of the individual who in specific situations uses them to counteract asymmetrical power relations. Thus the present article intends to contribute to current sociolinguistic research in the study of narratives of geographic relocation in a transnational context.

Indexicality, Language ideologies, Return migration, Sociolinguistics, Transnationalism
1579-9425
99-122
Morales, F. Daniel
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Morales, F. Daniel
337836e7-5c75-436e-ab12-79be22827bba

Morales, F. Daniel (2018) "Si me quedo aquí toda la noche seguiré hablando español". Ideologías lingüústicas en immigrantes latinoamericanos en Londres. Revista Internacional de Linguistica Iberoamericana, (31), 99-122.

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The present study intends to examine different language ideologies that emerge in the narratives of Latin American transnational immigrants living in London. The data that allow us to examine the experiences and metalinguistic accounts of the two participants included in this work were collected as part of a larger research project, through a five-month period of fieldwork conducting life story interviews in the various boroughs of London where people of Latin American origin interact. Through an indexical analysis of their statements, the analysis of ideologies of accent, intellectual superiority, language assimilation, language (under) value and authenticity point to common sense attitudes as well as social relations among Latin Americans that seem to be built as investments in which Spanish is undervalued compared to English. Such ideologies are context-based and exhibit that they are related to the sociocultural experience of the individual who in specific situations uses them to counteract asymmetrical power relations. Thus the present article intends to contribute to current sociolinguistic research in the study of narratives of geographic relocation in a transnational context.

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Published date: 1 January 2018
Alternative titles: "If I stay here all night I'll continue speaking Spanish". Linguistic ideologies of Latin American immigrants in London
Keywords: Indexicality, Language ideologies, Return migration, Sociolinguistics, Transnationalism

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Local EPrints ID: 434664
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/434664
ISSN: 1579-9425
PURE UUID: 7ab52b29-5e9d-47af-8755-e2a4c6cc5258

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Date deposited: 04 Oct 2019 16:30
Last modified: 07 Oct 2020 01:01

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Author: F. Daniel Morales

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