Language, Immigration and Labor

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Oktober 2014



This book explores dominant ideologies about citizenship, nation, and language that frame the everyday lives of Spanish-speaking immigrant day laborers in Arizona. It examines the value of speaking English in this context and the dynamics of intercultural communication in fast-paced job negotiations.


1. The Social Context of Language Contact in the Informal Economy 2. Globalization, Immigrant Labor, and Language 3. 'If I knew the language, don't think I would be here': Shifting Understandings of the Linguistic Capital of English 4. Solidarity, Rapport, and Co-membership: Employers' Hiring Practices 5. Performing the Good Worker 6. Conceptualizing Intercultural Contact in the Borderlands
EAN: 9781137301017
ISBN: 1137301015
Untertitel: Negotiating Work in the U. S. -Mexico Borderlands. 'Language and Globalization'. biography. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Palgrave Macmillan
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 2014
Seitenanzahl: 195 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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