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Language, migration, and social mobility in Catalonia [electronic resource] /
edited by Amado Alarcón, Luis Garzón.
imprint
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, c2011.
description
xiv, 160 p. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
9789004211230 (hardback : acid-free paper)
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imprint
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, c2011.
isbn
9789004211230 (hardback : acid-free paper)
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Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
contents note
Language and second generation in Catalonia / Amado Alarcón and Luis Garzón -- Social integration of migrants, language, and the second generation / Amado Alarcón and Luis Garzón -- Second generation Argentineans : between identity and mobilization / Luis Garzón -- Social mobility and the Catalan language : analysis of second generation migrants from Colombia / Iskra Pavez Soto -- Second generation Moroccan migrants in Catalonia : language, employment, and social Inclusion / Aitor Hernández-Carr -- Evaluation of social mobility and language in context / Amado Alarcón and Luis Garzón -- Concluding remarks : the instrumental and symbolic dimensions of multilingualism in comparative perspective / Amado Alarcón and Luis Garzón.
catalogue key
11668026
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [151]-158) and index.
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This book presents the results of a research on the integration of second generation migrants in Catalonia. Drawing on in-depth biographical interviews, we demonstrate the link between language and social mobility. Language is a particularly important social issue in Catalonia. A bilingual region in northeast Spain, Catalonia has been receiving foreign migration for several decades. Nowadays, some of the children of those migrants are entering the labor market. For many migrant families, providing social mobility for their children was one of their main goals. What effects does bilingualism have on the social trajectories of migrant children? Is Catalan important for social mobility? The book answers these questions focusing on the fate of three migrant communities: Argentineans, Colombians and Moroccans. El libro presenta los resultados de una investigaci n sobre la segunda generaci n de inmigrantes en Catalu a. Basado en entrevistas biogr ficas en profundidad, demostramos el v nculo entre lengua y movilidad social. La lengua es una cuesti n particularmente importante en Catalu a. Una regi n bilingue en el nordeste de Espa a, Catalu a ha estado recibiendo migraci n extranjera durante varias d cadas. Actualmente, algunos de los hijos de esos inmigrantes est n entrando en el mercado de trabajo. Para muchas familias inmigrantes, conseguir la movilidad social para sus hijos era uno de los principales objetivos. Que efectos tiene el bilinguismo en las trayectorias de los ni os inmigrantes? El Catal n es importante para la movilidad social? El libro responde a estas preguntas centrandose en el destino de tres comunidades inmigrantes: Argentinos, Colombianos y Marroquies.
Description for Reader
Professors and researchers in the fields of sociology of migration, sociology of ethnic relationships, sociology of work and sociology of language. All those interested in the link between language and migration.
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This work presents the results of a research on the integration of second generation migrants in Catalonia. Drawing on in-depth biographical interviews, this book demonstrates the link between language and social mobility.

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