Publication details [#55111]

Mason Carris, Lauren. 2011. La voz gringa: Latino stylization of linguistic (in)authenticity as social critique. Discourse & Society 22 (4) : 474–490.
Publication type
Article in journal
Publication language
Language as a subject
Place, Publisher
SAGE Publications


This study discusses the spanish use of a white southern Californian woman as the practice of la voz gringa, and demonstrates how it simultaneously impeaches various social identities, disturbs the dominant sociolinguistic ordering of white Mainstream English with regard to Latina/o language, and defies racial/ethnic power dynamics between whites and Latina/os.