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Dialect contacts in contexts of migration. The case of the Equatoguinean immigrants in Madrid, Spain
Project funded by own resources
Project title Dialect contacts in contexts of migration. The case of the Equatoguinean immigrants in Madrid, Spain
Principal Investigator(s) Schlumpf-Thurnherr, Sandra
Organisation / Research unit Departement Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaften / Iberoromanische und Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft (Schlumpf-Thurnherr),
Fakultär assoziierte Institutionen / Zentrum für Afrikastudien Basel
Project start 01.08.2016
Probable end 31.12.2021
Status Completed

The studies about language and migration constitute a recent approach in the field of linguistics and aim to analyse language contacts resulting from human migrations. Such contacts activate sociolinguistic accommodation processes, which shape the language use of the immigrants and their linguistic attitudes towards the involved languages and dialects. The sociolinguistic integration of the immigrants is considered a fundamental part of their integration in the receiving society.

In Spain, Madrid is one of the areas with the highest immigration rate in the last decades. Spanish-speaking immigrants as well as immigrants with different linguistic backgrounds enter in contact with the Madrilenian society, and their languages and dialects play an important role in the overall integration process. Most of the Spanish-speaking immigrants, who have to adapt to a society in which dominates another variety of Spanish, come from Latin American countries (e.g. Ecuador, Colombia, Dominican Republic, etc.). Another Spanish-speaking group, which so far has not yet been considered in studies about the immigrant population in the Autonomous Community of Madrid, are the immigrants from Equatorial Guinea. Despite the fact that Equatorial Guinea is the only Spanish-speaking country in Central Africa — and constitutes, therefore, a singular case in the Spanish-speaking world —, it has very little visibility in studies about the Spanish language. In a similar way, the Equatoguinean immigrants have never been subject of any research on language and migration.

This research project aims to study the sociolinguistic situation of the Equatoguineans in Madrid, with a special focus on language attitudes, language ideologies and some selected dialectal features of Equatoguinean Spanish. The primary research methodology are semi-directed interviews composed of life stories that include the following topics: the arrival of the immigrants to Spain, the past in their country of origin, the adaptation to the life in Madrid and differences to their country of origin, their labour situation, their family and their expectations for the future.

Keywords Spanish, Equatorial Guinea, Madrid, Migration, Postcolonial context, Sociolinguistics, Glottopolitics, Visibility, Language contacts, Language attitudes, Language ideologies
Financed by University funds

Published results ()

  ID Autor(en) Titel ISSN / ISBN Erschienen in Art der Publikation
3858139  Schlumpf, Sandra  Hacia el reconocimiento del español de Guinea Ecuatorial  1139-8736  Estudios de Lingüística del Español  Publication: JournalArticle (Originalarbeit in einer wissenschaftlichen Zeitschrift) 
4492145  Schlumpf-Thurnherr, Sandra  Guineoecuatorianos en Madrid: actitudes hacia su propio español y el español madrileño  1889-5425  Lengua y migración/Language and migration  Publication: JournalArticle (Originalarbeit in einer wissenschaftlichen Zeitschrift) 
4508906  Schlumpf-Thurnherr, Sandra  Construcción del colectivo guineoecuatoriano en España a través de la prensa: El País y La Vanguardia (2010-2018)  1887-4606  Discurso & Sociedad  Publication: JournalArticle (Originalarbeit in einer wissenschaftlichen Zeitschrift) 
4599456  Schlumpf-Thurnherr, Sandra  El español hablado por los bubis y los fang de Guinea Ecuatorial. Valoraciones desde la comunidad guineoecuatoriana en Madrid  1889-5425 ; 2660-7166  Lengua y migración/Language and migration  Publication: JournalArticle (Originalarbeit in einer wissenschaftlichen Zeitschrift) 
4599457  Schlumpf-Thurnherr, Sandra  African languages and Spanish among Equatoguineans in Madrid  1571-0718 ; 1571-0726  Spanish in context  Publication: JournalArticle (Originalarbeit in einer wissenschaftlichen Zeitschrift) 
4634449  Schlumpf, Sandra  Spanisch in Afrika/Afrika in Spanien. Sprachliche Charakteristika von Spanischsprecherinnen und Spanischsprechern aus Äquatorialguinea in Madrid  0080-3898 ; 1613-0413  Romanistisches Jahrbuch  Publication: JournalArticle (Originalarbeit in einer wissenschaftlichen Zeitschrift) 
4636193  Schlumpf-Thurnherr, Sandra  De castizar a disparar o ¿cómo hablan los guineoecuatorianos el español? Terminología metalingüística y reflexiones teórico-ideológicas a partir de un corpus de entrevistas sociolingüísticas  2605-3136  RILEX. Revista sobre investigaciones léxicas  Publication: JournalArticle (Originalarbeit in einer wissenschaftlichen Zeitschrift) 
4645841  Schlumpf-Thurnherr, Sandra  Voces de una comunidad africana poco visible. Los guineoecuatorianos en Madrid  978-84-18922-02-2    Publication: Authored Book (Verfasser eines eigenständigen Buches) 
4650306  Schlumpf-Thurnherr, Sandra  ¿África forma parte (o no) de la hispanofonía? Reflexiones glotopolíticas e ideológicas en torno a Guinea Ecuatorial  978-3-631-87846-0  La mirada glotopolítica, la continuidad y la renovación de la romanística / Le regard glottopolitique, la continuité et le renouveau de la romanistique  Publication: Book Item (Buchkap., Lexikonartikel, jur. Kommentierung, Beiträge in Sammelbänden etc.) 

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