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Hispanic London: language ideologies, policies and practices

Hispanic London: language ideologies, policies and practices
Hispanic London: language ideologies, policies and practices
This chapter will present data from the linguistic landscape study of key Hispanic localities in London, where the language (and of course its community of speakers) is found in significant measure. My aim is to shed light on how the use of Spanish on different levels is used to 'make claims' on these multilingual spaces, and to evaluate how sociolinguistic methods and practices can/do show us how this takes place in such a rapidly changing context as the city of London. The chapter will bring together considerations of policy studies (supra-national, national and local) and language ideologies, asking how these interact in the observable practices of the linguistic environment. I ask how the scale and nature of urban contexts ('city-ness') can be best reflected in the methods we as sociolinguists employ in our work, and reflect on the impact of the choices we make.
London, spanish language, superdiversity, Linguistic landscape, language ideologies, urban multilingualism
79-105
Multilingual Matters
Paffey, Darren
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Mar-Molinero, Clare
Paffey, Darren
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Mar-Molinero, Clare

Paffey, Darren (2020) Hispanic London: language ideologies, policies and practices. In, Mar-Molinero, Clare (ed.) Researching Language in Superdiverse Urban Contexts : Exploring Methodological and Theoretical Concepts. (Researching Multilingually) Bristol/Blue Ridge Summit. Multilingual Matters, pp. 79-105. (In Press)

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This chapter will present data from the linguistic landscape study of key Hispanic localities in London, where the language (and of course its community of speakers) is found in significant measure. My aim is to shed light on how the use of Spanish on different levels is used to 'make claims' on these multilingual spaces, and to evaluate how sociolinguistic methods and practices can/do show us how this takes place in such a rapidly changing context as the city of London. The chapter will bring together considerations of policy studies (supra-national, national and local) and language ideologies, asking how these interact in the observable practices of the linguistic environment. I ask how the scale and nature of urban contexts ('city-ness') can be best reflected in the methods we as sociolinguists employ in our work, and reflect on the impact of the choices we make.

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Accepted/In Press date: July 2020
Keywords: London, spanish language, superdiversity, Linguistic landscape, language ideologies, urban multilingualism

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Local EPrints ID: 442620
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/442620
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Date deposited: 21 Jul 2020 16:34
Last modified: 27 Jan 2021 17:33

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Author: Darren Paffey
Editor: Clare Mar-Molinero

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