Language and Social Meaning in Bilingual Mexico and the United States

Norma Mendoza-Denton, Bryan James Gordon

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3 Scopus citations
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Handbook of Hispanic Sociolinguistics
Number of pages26
ISBN (Print)9781405195003
StatePublished - Apr 20 2011


  • Dávila, interpreting regulation of proper kind of Spanish (bleeping out of US Latino code-switching) - keeping language and people "in their place"
  • Identities having histories, the key - identities' dialectic relationships to each other within societies and states
  • Identity categories, emerging out of situated stances - naturalization through repetition
  • Indigenous migrants, becoming visible - as urban speakers of Español Indígena
  • Language and social meaning - in bilingual Mexico and United States
  • Language socialization, culture as an active - unfolding process
  • Linguistic anthropology and interactional sociolinguistics - shifting focus towards situated analyses of agents' shifting linguistic behaviors and allegiances
  • Linguistic changes during shift, exploring changes - to linguistic system of Spanish, in contact with English linguists
  • Mobility and bilingual communities - globalization, carving new paths and channels for Spanish in landscapes of local economies and norms
  • Phenomena of language contact - between Spanish and English, and Spanish and indigenous languages in the Americas

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences
  • General Arts and Humanities

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