New Approaches to Language Attitudes in the Hispanic and Lusophone World

| Purdue University Fort Wayne
| Georgia Institute of Technology
ISBN 9789027205117 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
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The analysis of language attitudes is important not only because attitudes can affect language maintenance and language change but also because such reflections and discussions can bring light to social, cultural, political and educational matters that require an interdisciplinary approach. This volume fills a crucial void in the field of Hispanic and Lusophone linguistics by introducing the latest production in the discipline of attitudes toward Spanish, Spanish sign language, Portuguese, Guarani and Papiamentu around the world, from South America and the Caribbean to the United States, Spain and Japan. The studies presented in this collection – a variety of sociolinguistic scenarios and methodological approaches – will make an important contribution to theoretical discussions on linguistic attitudes, specifically in the domains of language integration through education, language policy, and language maintenance. This book is intended for sociolinguists, social scientists and scholars in the humanities as well as graduate students enrolled in sociolinguistics courses.
[Issues in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics, 25]  2020.  xi, 274 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Ana Maria Carvalho and Anna María Escobar
Introduction: Interdisciplinary approaches to the study of language attitudes towards Spanish and Portuguese around the world
Cecilia Montes-Alcalá and Talia Bugel
Part I. Language integration through education
Prosody perception meets language attitudes: Vowel lengthening, status judgments, and stereotypes in Argentina
Jennifer Lang-Rigal
Perceptual attitudes towards Spanish in the Panhandle of West Virginia
Eva-María Suárez Büdenbender
Differing attitudes toward Spanish sign languages in three Galician pre- and primary schools
Maria C. Bao Fente, Inmaculada C. Báez Montero and Nancy Vázquez Veiga
The role of attitudes in the management of multilingualism in Brazilian schools located in the Brazil-Paraguay border region
Isis Ribeiro Berger
Part II. Language policy
Attitudes toward Portuguese in Uruguay in the nineteenth century
Virginia Bertolotti and Magdalena Coll
Patterns of linguistic vitality: Intergenerational transmission in indigenous and immigrant bilingual communities
Lenka Zajícová
Language use, language attitudes and identity in Curaçao
Ellen-Petra Kester
Part III. Language maintenance
Parental language attitudes and language use among Brazilian families in Japan
Mineko Shirakawa
Portuguese in Massachusetts: Linguistic attitudes, social networks and language maintenance
Patricia Gubitosi and Judy de Olivieira
Spanish-speaking immigrants in Indiana: A quantitative exploration of their attitudes towards Spanish
Mara Barbosa
Part IV. Closing reflections
The study of language attitudes: Our foundation, our future
Patricia MacGregor-Mendoza
“The appearance of this volume is timely in that the investigation of cross-linguistic influences and contexts have become more relevant; multicultural societies and communities also call for studies that take into account how both external and internal factors can have an effect on individuals’ language use and attitudes, as well as on how these factors may have a different impact on bilingual or even multilingual individuals, and the contexts which they navigate on a daily basis. Finally, this volume appears at a time when language has been put forward as a means of expression of personal identity, in spaces where minority languages may have been regarded as irrelevant, unimportant, or even illegitimate.”
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BIC Subject: CFB – Sociolinguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009050 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Sociolinguistics
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2019055092 | Marc record