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The Routledge Handbook of Spanish in the Global City

1st Edition

Edited by Andrew Lynch


528 pages

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pub: 2019-06-30
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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)

About the Editor

Andrew Lynch is Associate Professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies at the University of Miami.

About the Series

Routledge Spanish Language Handbooks

Routledge Spanish Language Handbooks provide comprehensive and state-of-the-art overviews of topics in Hispanic Linguistics, Hispanic Applied Linguistics and Spanish Language Teaching. Editors are well-known experts in the field. Each volume contains specially-commissioned chapters written by leading international scholars.

Each Handbook includes substantial pieces of research that analyse recent developments in the discipline, both from a theoretical and an applied perspective. Their user-friendly format allows the reader to acquire a panoramic perspective of selected topics in the fields of Spanish language and linguistics.

Published in English or in Spanish, the Handbooks are an indispensable reference tool for undergraduate and postgraduate students, teachers, university lecturers, professional researchers, and university libraries worldwide. They are also valuable teaching resources to accompany textbooks, research publications, or as self-study material. Proposals for the series will be welcomed by the Series Editors.

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