LINGUIST List 25.4670

Thu Nov 20 2014

Books: Language, Identity and Urban Space: Salzmann

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Date: 17-Nov-2014
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Subject: Language, Identity and Urban Space: Salzmann
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Title: Language, Identity and Urban Space
Subtitle: The Language Use of Latin American Migrants
Series Title: Sprache - Identität - Kultur - Band 11
Published: 2014
Publisher: Peter Lang AG

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Author: Tabea Salzmann
Hardback: ISBN: 9783631652251 Pages: 368 Price: U.S. $ 85.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9783631652251 Pages: 368 Price: U.K. £ 52.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9783631652251 Pages: 368 Price: Europe EURO 65.40

Migration as a process has achieved increasing attention in the context of nation-states and globalisation. In linguistics the field of language contact is particularly associated with this phenomenon. This book investigates the connection between language usage, migration, space, in particular urban space, and the constitution of cultural identity. Two corpora of Andean migrants’ Spanish conversations in Lima and in Madrid are analysed. The resulting comparative analysis provides the material for considerations on language contact, code copying, discourse strategies etc. Throughout the book a new theoretical approach based on linguistic ecology is used. It includes the concept of a general expanded feature pool, which is the basis for language use and identity constitution for migrants.

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                            Text/Corpus Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Spanish (spa)

Written In: English (eng)

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