Bilingualism and Identity: Spanish at the Crossroads with by Mercedes Niño-Murcia (Editor), Jason Rothman (Editor)

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Women as well as men are fluent speakers of Spanish but choose the Shipibo language as a defining feature of identity construction. But as always, in transcultural and multilingual encounters the political ramifications of language use in public arenas is infinitely more complex. Bullock and Toribio examine the Spanish spoken by fronterizos, Dominicans living along the Haitian border, which is often characterized as ‘Haitianized’ by other Dominicans. , Spanish-Haitian Creole contact) which Chapter 1.

Besides the obvious link of Hispanic bilingualism, they all consider societal, individual, humanistic and linguistic factors to necessarily be intertwined and deterministic in the process of identity construction. This fact makes these chapters not only complementary, but mutually inclusive. Moreover, the discussions they provide consider original data from written and spoken language, which is to say, data from complementary types of contexts. They examine lexical and language choice, phonological and syntactic productions, differences and judgments, code-switches and code-mixing and interview data that are introspective and reflective among other features.

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