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1. Luisa Martin Rojo ,
Latino Social Networks in the City
Message 1: Latino Social Networks in the City
From: Luisa Martin Rojo <luisa.rojouam.es>
Subject: Latino Social Networks in the City
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Full Title: Latino Social Networks in the City
Date: 22-Aug-2012 - 24-Aug-2012
Location: Berlin, Germany
Contact Person: Luisa Martin Rojo
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.sociolinguistics-symposium-2012.de/
Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Sociolinguistics
Call Deadline: 31-Jan-2012
Sociolinguistics Symposium (SS19)
A large number of thematic sessions have been selected by the organisers, including the panel: Latino Social Networks in the City.
This panel seeks to investigate different aspects of social networks in urban Latino migrant communities with strong connections to their homelands and to members of similar diaspora in other major world cities. In particular, contributions will examine the role that language and linguistic ideologies play in the construction of such networks.
Full details are on the conference website:
Call for Papers:
We invite presentations which address one or more of the following questions:
- What role does the native language of the members of the diaspora vis à vis the predominant/prestigious language of the city they inhabit play in the construction of social networks and social mobility for first and second generation migrants as well as for other generations which were born in the city?
- How do members of Latino diasporas communicate with their friends and family in their homeland and with friends and family in similar diaspora in other cities?
- Are there any differences in the construction of friendship and close interpersonal ties within own nationality groups and others within the Latino diaspora?
- Does the contact with friends and family in the homeland, in similar diaspora in other cities and within the same city diaspora help to maintain the use of Spanish or is there a preference for other languages?
- Are there any differences in the use of Spanish and other languages across different generations of Latinos and/or related to the types of jobs they have? If so, what is the relationship, if any, between these differences and the participants' competence in Spanish and in the prestigious language of the city?
- What type of bilingualism do different generations of Latinos and Latinos carrying out different jobs within the diaspora exhibit?
- Do they consider themselves to be native speakers of any of the languages they speak?
- How do they position themselves with respect to the prestigious language of the city?
- What is understood by 'Latino' in the different communities and cities examined for the members of the diaspora and those outside it?
Contributors may take an interdisciplinary approach to these broad questions, both in terms of the communicative settings examined and range of analytic frameworks deployed. The contributions may thus include public interactional environments such as schools, shops and private environments such as the personal use of relatively new communication technologies e.g. Facebook.
Abstract length: maximum 500 words
Deadline for abstract submission: January 31, 2012
Submission via the conference website:
To submit a proposal for this and other sessions, the procedure is to create a ConfTool account (https://www.conftool.pro/sociolinguistics-symposium-2012/), then select the desired thematic session and submit an abstract no longer than 500 words (including references) by January 31, 2012.
Rosina Márquez Reiter (University of Surrey)
Luisa Martín Rojo (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
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