Language and Globalization

Language, Immigration and Labor

Negotiating Work in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands

Authors: DuBord, E.

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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.

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Elise DuBord is Assistant Professor of Spanish Linguistics at the University of Northern Iowa, USA. Her research interests include intercultural language contact, critical race theory, language policy, and community-based learning.

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“This book effectively illustrates the daily life of a social group that needs to navigate language in order to successfully gain admission into the setting they seek to enter, and provides important insights into how day labourers think and act in order to work effectively in a society … . All in all, this work gives the day labourers a voice in American society, demonstrating the power of using critical approaches to research, particularly critical ethnography and critical discourse analysis.” (Michael R. Scott, Discourse & Society, Vol. 28 (2), 2017)


Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Language, Immigration and Labor
Book Subtitle
Negotiating Work in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands
Authors
Series Title
Language and Globalization
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-30102-4
DOI
10.1057/9781137301024
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-30101-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-45336-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 184
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