The Routledge Handbook of Spanish in the Global City brings together contributions from an international team of scholars of language in society to offer a conceptual and empirical perspective on Spanish within the context of 15 major cosmopolitan cities from around the world.
With a unique focus on Spanish as an international language, each chapter questions the traditional and modern notions of language, place, and identity in the urban context of globalization.
This collection of new perspectives on the sociology of Spanish provides an insightful and invaluable resource for students and researchers seeking to explore lesser-known areas of sociolinguistic research.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Globalization, Cities, and the Spanish Language in Postmodernity
Globality and Locality
Chapter 1: The ‘Glocalization’ of Spanish in Asia: Spanish Language Study and Familial Use in Hong Kong
Chapter 2: Local and Global Elements of Spanish in Madrid
Chapter 3: The Mass Mediation of Spanish in Miami
Chapter 4: Making Global Processes Local: Conversational Recasting in New York City
Space and Orders of Indexicality
Chapter 5: The City in Mind: Metalinguistic Constructions of Urban Space in Buenos Aires
Chapter 6: Migration and Orders of Indexicality in Lima
Chapter 7: Spanish Language Visibility and the ‘Making of Presence’ in the Linguistic Landscape of London
Chapter 8: Building the Megalopolis: Dialectal Leveling and Language Contact in Mexico City
Chapter 9: Internal Migration and Ethnicity in Santiago
Chapter 10: Identity Positions and Agency among Chilean Migrants in Sydney
Chapter 11: Advancing a Sociolinguistics of Complexity: Spanish-Speaking Identities in Washington
Negotiation of Language Resources
Chapter 12: Down the Sociolinguistic Rabbit Hole: The Complexities and Contradictions of Spanish in Barcelona
Chapter 13: Lexical Contact Phenomena Among Spanish Migrants in Cologne
Chapter 14: Negotiating Language on the Radio in Los Angeles
Chapter 15: Spanish in-Motion in Milan
Spanish in the City (Francisco Moreno Fernández)
Andrew Lynch is Associate Professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies at the University of Miami, USA.