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By Rosina Márquez Reiter, Luisa Martín Rojo

This quantity brings jointly students in sociolinguistics and the sociology of latest media and cellular applied sciences who're engaged on diversified social and communicative facets of the Latino diaspora. there's new curiosity within the ways that migrants negotiate and renegotiate identities via their persevered interactions with their very own tradition again domestic, within the host kingdom, in related diaspora in other places, and with some of the "new" cultures of the receiving nation. This assortment specializes in large political and social contexts: the confirmed Latino groups in city settings in North the United States and more recent Latin American groups in Europe and the center East. It explores the function of migration/diaspora in remodeling linguistic practices, ideologies, and identities.

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DIASPORIC DETERRITORIALIZATION AND RETERRITORIALIZATION While most NNHS students were born and raised in Chicago, many of them had either lived in Puerto Rico or Mexico at some point or visited several times throughout their lives. However, Mexican and Puerto Rican identities were not necessarily restricted to students who had “concrete” ties to these nations, such as close family members residing in Mexico or Puerto Rico or family-owned property there. In fact, many Mexican and Puerto Rican students who had either never been to Mexico or Puerto Rico or who had not visited in many years were not regarded as less “Mexican” or “Puerto Rican” than anyone else.

Mucha gente ha dicho que los puertorriqueños no hablan español bien. Que no saben hablar español. Pero no creo que . . es que lo hablamos diferente. No es que uno lo habla mejor que el otro ni que uno lo habla bien y uno lo habla mal, es que es diferente”. It bothers me a lot when people say. . a lot of people have said that Puerto Ricans don’t speak Spanish well. That they don’t know how to speak it. But I don’t believe . . it’s that we speak it differently. One doesn’t speak it better than the other, nor does one speak it well and another badly, it’s that it’s different.

Every single participant could describe the other group’s Spanish—an indication that they are indeed interacting with each other in Spanish. xo] for carro . . práo] for comprado). Both groups also frequently claimed that PR Spanish was spoken at a faster pace, as well as being “hard”, “strong”, or “loud”—judgments that, interestingly, overlap with Pérez’s (2003) gendered evaluations of PR as “rencorosas”. MX were also commonly familiar with a few PR lexical items including habichuelas (kidney beans), guagua (bus), and china (orange fruit).

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