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Valdeón, Roberto A. 2013. Hispanic or Latino: the use of politicized terms for the Hispanic minority in US official documents and quality news outlets. Language and Intercultural Communication 13 (4) : 433–449.
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This article investigates the use of the terms Hispanic and Latino (and to a lesser degree Latin American) in US official (Census Office) documents and quality national newspapers within a narrative theory framework. Whereas official use appears rather steady, quality media use seems mainly unforeseeable, albeit they do not draft a negative image of the Spanish language minority.