Publication details [#64611]

Codó, Eva. 2018. Lifestyle residents in Barcelona: a biographical perspective on linguistic repertoires, identity narrative and transnational mobility. International Journal of the Sociology of Language 2018 (250) : 11–34.
Publication type
Article in journal
Publication language
Language as a subject
Place, Publisher
De Gruyter


The popularization of lifestyle migration embodies the individualization of modern lives, and the centrality of travel and spatial relocation in people’s aspirational or real life projects. This paper explores the processes of sociolinguistic relocation of “lifestylers” in the polylingual city of Barcelona via the lens of their enfolding or rebuff of Catalan, the non-state, local co-official language.