Professor Jennifer Leeman recently published a Spanish-language edition of her interdisciplinary book Speaking Spanish in the US: The Sociopolitics of Language (co-authored with Janet Fuller).
Hablar español en Estados Unidos: La Sociopolítica del Lenguaje (Multilingual Matters, 2022) introduces readers to basic concepts of sociolinguistics with a focus on Spanish in the US. The coverage goes beyond linguistics to examine the history and politics of Spanish in the US, the relationship of language to Latinx identities, and the ways that language ideologies and policies reflect and shape societal views of Spanish and its speakers. Accessible to those with no linguistic background, the book provides readers with a foundation in the study of language and society, and the opportunity to relate theoretical concepts to Spanish in the US in a range of contexts, including everyday speech, contemporary culture, media, education and policy.
January 13, 2022