On July 21, the Spanish program will host an online colloquium on the language practices and experiences of Latin Americans in Europe, a diverse social category that is receiving increased attention from researchers and policy-makers. The colloquium features renowned sociolinguists Prof. Rosina Márquez-Reiter (Open University – UK), Prof. Adriana Patiño-Santos (University of Southampton – UK) and Prof. David Block (Universitat Pompeu-Fabra – Barcelona). Organized in conjunction with Prof. Leeman’s SPAN 502 Hispanic Sociolinguistics course, the colloquium is free and open to the public.
The main foci of the colloquium will be Márquez-Reiter’s research on the communicative practices of Latin Americans and speakers of Peninsular Spanish in a market in Madrid and Patiño-Santos’ study of a London radio station whose primary audience is Latin Americans in the UK. The three presenters will also discuss other studies (on a range of European contexts) included in the forthcoming book Language practices and processes among Latin Americans in Europe (Routledge 2022), edited by Prof. Márquez-Reiter and Prof. Patiño-Santos, and with a commentary by Prof. Block.
July 13, 2022