Linguistic Landscape in the Spanish-speaking World

| University of Massachusetts Amherst
| California State University San Marcos
ISBN 9789027208866 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
ISBN 9789027259813 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
Linguistic Landscape in the Spanish-speaking World is the first book dedicated to languages in the urban space of the Spanish-speaking world filling a gap in the extensive research that highlights the richness and complexity of Spanish Linguistic Landscapes. This book provides scholars with an instrument to access a variety of studies in the field within a monolingual or multilingual setting from a theoretical, sociolinguistic and pragmatic perspective. The works contained in this volume aim to answer questions such as, how the linguistic landscape of certain territories includes new discourses that, ultimately, contribute to a fairer society; how the linguistic landscape of minority or low-income communities can enforce changes on language policy and who determines advertising planning; how these decisions are made and how these decisions affect vendors, customers, and the general public alike. All in all, this collective volume uncovers the voices of minority groups within the communities under study.
[Issues in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics, 35]  2021.  xi, 395 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
List of contributors
Introduction: Uncovering the voice of minority groups
Patricia Gubitosi and Michelle F. Ramos Pellicia
Part I. Linguistic landscape and people’s identities
Chapter 1. Language use and identity negotiation in the linguistic landscape of Chipilo, Mexico
Lucia Sbrighi
Chapter 2. A changing landscape of voseo in Medellín? The momentum of voseo in the public signage of Valle de Aburrá, Colombia
Falcon D. Restrepo-Ramos
Chapter 3. Ethnolinguistic vitality and linguistic landscape: The status of Spanish in Dallas, TX
Alberto Pastor
Chapter 4. Ideologies in the linguistic landscape: The semiotic construction of the Puerto Rican identity
Alba Arias Alvarez and Patricia Gubitosi
Part II. Contesting the linguistic landscape of public space
Chapter 5. Urban discourse and civil resistance against gender-based violence in Madrid
Isabel Molina Martos
Chapter 6. Armed conflict and resistance in indigenous Colombia: The linguistic landscape of Toribío (Cauca)
Simone Ferrari
Chapter 7. The Escondido swap meet: A place of covert resistance
Michelle F. Ramos Pellicia
Chapter 8. The linguistic landscape of the Raval: Language policy and contextualization
José Antonio Jódar-Sánchez
Chapter 9. Reframing the question of correlation between the local linguistic population and urban signage: The case of Spanish in the Los Angeles linguistic landscape
Jhonni Rochelle Charisse Carr
Part III. Language commodification in the linguistic landscape
Chapter 10. Languages to buy and sell: Business names and linguistic diversity in a central Peninsular community
Miguel A. Aijón Oliva
Chapter 11. An analysis of how business owners use Valencian and Spanish in the linguistic landscape
Francisco Martínez Ibarra
Chapter 12. Linguistic Landscape in Otavalo: Kichwa, Spanish or English?
Cristian Puma Ninacuri and Daniela Narváez
Chapter 13. Donde su visión se hace realidad : Landscaping the linguistics of Orlando’s Plazas
Natalie Amgott
Chapter 14. The act of naming in the Hispanic linguistic landscape of Milan
Maria Vittoria Calvi
Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFB – Sociolinguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009050 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Sociolinguistics
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2021011710 | Marc record