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Journal Title: Spanish in Context
Volume/Issue:   9/2
Issue Title: La sociolingüística con perspectiva etnográfica en el mundo hispano
Date: 2012
Table of Contents: 2012. vi, 201 pp.

Table of Content


Hacer sociolingüística etnográfica en un mundo cambiante: Retos y aportaciones desde la perspectiva hispana
Eva Codó, Adriana Patiño Santos y Virginia Unamuno

Aportaciones de la etnografía de red al estudio de un locutorio: Hacia un cambio de paradigma metodológico
Maria Sabaté i Dalmau

“Ah! Spain, that’s far away from China”: Reflexividad metodológica y movilidad en la etnografía sociolingüística crítica
Miguel Pérez Milans

Identidades en las regueifas gallegas: La reconstrucción de la etnicidad en el espacio global
Gabriela Prego Vázquez

La socialización lingüística en La Clase Mágica
Ana María Relaño Pastor

Entre silencios presentidos y voces anheladas: Ideologías lingüísticas sobre la vitalidad del toba en un contexto de desplazamiento por el español
Ana Carolina Hecht

“Guaraní sí, castellano más o menos”: Etnografía en colaboración con niño/as en una escuela rural de Corrientes, Argentina
Carolina Gandulfo

Book Reviews

Julia Menard-Warwick. Gendered Identities and Immigrant Language Learning.
Reviewed by María Rosa Garrido

Luisa Martin Rojo. Constructing Inequality in Multilingual Classrooms.
Reviewed by Virginia Unamuno

Leonor Ruiz Jurillo y Xose A. Padilla García (eds.). Dime cómo ironizas y te diré quién eres: Una aproximación pragmática a la ironía.
Reseña de Bárbara Eizaga Rebollar

Carol A. Klee, y Andrew Lynch. El español en contacto con otras lenguas.
Reseña de Nydia Flores-Ferrán

Kim Potowski. Language and Identity in a Dual Immersion School.
Reviewed by Samina Hadi-Tabassum

Publisher: John Benjamins
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Anthropological Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Galician
Guaraní, Eastern Bolivian
LL Issue: 23.3515