Chapter published in:Language Variation and Contact-Induced Change: Spanish across space and time
Edited by Jeremy King and Sandro Sessarego
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 340] 2018
► pp. 35–62
Female migration and its impact on language choice and use among Afro-Costa Rican women
This chapter examines the socio-historical and linguistic impact of two separate historical migratory experiences on a group of 127 Afro-Costa Rican women whose ancestors were, in the vast majority of cases, Black West Indian Immigrants who settled in the province of Limón, Costa Rica. It provides a description of two female migrations, to Costa Rica and later to the United States, to understand their impact on the participants’ choice of language within the family and in the affective domains. These domains of language are used as variables for the sociolinguistic analysis of Language maintenance and language shift (LMLS) among the sample in question in Puerto Limón and Siquirres, the two main economic areas of the province of Limón.
Published online: 13 March 2018
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