Title

Constructing a Bilingual Identity: conversation analysis of Spanish/English language use in a television interview

Abstract

Cashman analyzes an interaction between two Spanish/English bilinguals in a public setting: a television talk show interview on Telemundo, a Spanish language network in the United States. Using the framework of conversation analysis, Cashman investigates how the two speakers actively attempt to create a bilingual identity through language use, and how their attempts are either ratified or undermined by their interlocutor. In addition, Cashman examines the significance of the interaction within the greater context of bilingualism, Spanish in the U.S. and inter-Latino interaction in the United States.

Publication Date

1-1-2002

Journal Title

Texas Linguistic Forum

Publisher

University of Texas at Austin

Document Type

Presentation

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