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ERIC Number: EJ906054
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-1470-8477
Speaking with (Dis)respect: A Study of Reactions to Mock Spanish
Callahan, Laura
Language and Intercultural Communication, v10 n4 p299-317 Nov 2010
This paper reports on an investigation into the reactions of 147 participants of various ethnicities to a language practice in the USA that has been characterized as Mock Spanish, a special register in which Spanish words or phrases are used to evoke humor by indexing an often unflattering image of Spanish speakers. Research questions include whether Mock Spanish is indeed racist discourse, whether it can by definition be used only by non-Latinos, and whether there are any correlations between individual reactions and informants' racial-ethnic self-identification, gender, age, educational attainment, Spanish language proficiency, and frequency of contact with native Spanish speakers. (Contains 5 tables and 20 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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