Constructing a Bilingual Identity: conversation analysis of Spanish/English language use in a television interview
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.
Texas Linguistic Forum
University of Texas at Austin
Cashman, Holly R. 2002. Constructing a Bilingual Identity: conversation analysis of Spanish/English language use in a television interview. Texas Linguistic Forum 44 (Proceedings of the Symposium About Language and Society—Austin VIII): 33-47.