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Cashman, Holly R. – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2012
A handful of recent incidents hints at an ideological struggle over the use of the English word "fag(got)" and the Spanish word "maricon" in public discourse. This article examines the discursive and ideological struggle over the terms through the comparison of two cases in which Spanish/English bilingual Latinos in the U. S. use what might be…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Homosexuality, Ideology, English
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Cashman, Holly R. – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2008
This paper examines the use of impoliteness by Spanish-English bilingual pre-adolescents as a resource for accomplishing identities in spontaneous conversational interactions in an elementary school setting. The theoretical approach employed integrates the concept of relational work (Locher 2004; Locher and Watts 2005), which is based on Goffman's…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Interpersonal Communication, Social Environment, Bilingualism