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Global Spanish(es) in a global city: perspectives on linguistic diversity among learners of Spanish in London

Global Spanish(es) in a global city: perspectives on linguistic diversity among learners of Spanish in London
Global Spanish(es) in a global city: perspectives on linguistic diversity among learners of Spanish in London
This study considers the role of Spanish as a global language by examining its use in London, a global, multilingual and superdiverse city, where Spanish has no official status. I consider how pluricentric norms, panhispanism, and the emerging Nueva Política Lingüística Panhispánica (NPLP) find expression. In particular, I ask how regional and national varieties of Spanish are perceived by L1 and L2 learners and how these attitudes construct local language ideologies held by different actors.

I profile two institutions where language ideologies and linguistic practice can be examined. These are (1) an international Spanish-English bilingual school run as part of Spain’s diplomatic mission, and (2) a language school backed by the Spanish government. I argue that the NPLP is not just about the traditional “pillars” of Spanish language standardization (dictionaries, grammar, and orthography) but must also be negotiated through localized language policies outside of the “official” Spanish-speaking world.
spanish language, ideology, standardization, language authority, language spread, language learning
2324-7797
131-149
Paffey, Darren
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Paffey, Darren
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Paffey, Darren (2019) Global Spanish(es) in a global city: perspectives on linguistic diversity among learners of Spanish in London. Journal of Spanish Language Teaching, 6 (2), 131-149. (doi:10.1080/23247797.2019.1676983).

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This study considers the role of Spanish as a global language by examining its use in London, a global, multilingual and superdiverse city, where Spanish has no official status. I consider how pluricentric norms, panhispanism, and the emerging Nueva Política Lingüística Panhispánica (NPLP) find expression. In particular, I ask how regional and national varieties of Spanish are perceived by L1 and L2 learners and how these attitudes construct local language ideologies held by different actors.

I profile two institutions where language ideologies and linguistic practice can be examined. These are (1) an international Spanish-English bilingual school run as part of Spain’s diplomatic mission, and (2) a language school backed by the Spanish government. I argue that the NPLP is not just about the traditional “pillars” of Spanish language standardization (dictionaries, grammar, and orthography) but must also be negotiated through localized language policies outside of the “official” Spanish-speaking world.

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Accepted/In Press date: 1 September 2019
e-pub ahead of print date: 11 November 2019
Published date: 11 November 2019
Keywords: spanish language, ideology, standardization, language authority, language spread, language learning

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Local EPrints ID: 436209
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/436209
ISSN: 2324-7797
PURE UUID: 46919caa-1c58-4c87-b3e0-ed4a8a37da06

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Date deposited: 03 Dec 2019 17:30
Last modified: 26 Nov 2021 06:53

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