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Discourses from Latin America and the Caribbean

Current Concepts and Challenges

  • Eleonora Esposito
  • Carolina Pérez-Arredondo
  • José Manuel Ferreiro


  • Applies recent methodological developments in the field of Discourse Analysis to the study of the Caribbean and Latin America

  • Offers a linguistic and discursive perspective on the complex identity, culture, ethnicity and power dynamics of these regions

  • Provides a comparative perspective that will stimulate international debate and future research


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Eleonora Esposito, Carolina Pérez-Arredondo, José Manuel Ferreiro
    Pages 1-29
  3. Ethnic and Latin American Identities Construction in Intercultural and Multinational Settings

  4. Multimodal and Corpus-Assisted Approaches to Hegemonic and Resistance Discourses in Latin America

  5. Discourses of Slavery Reparation and Immigrant Integration from the Caribbean and Latin America

  6. Integrated Approaches to Race and Gender in the Caribbean

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 299-302

About this book


This edited collection brings together the latest research on discourse and society in Latin America and Caribbean in one volume. Employing cross-cutting approaches to current political, institutional and media discourses, it bridges existing theoretical and analytical gaps between the socio-political macro issues and the micro aspects of linguistic analysis to provide fresh insights that deconstruct the complex socio-political power dynamics in Latin America and the Caribbean. Across eight chapters this volume explores the regions’ thorny relationship with their complex histories of colonialism and slavery as well as the ongoing, multifaceted constructions of hegemonic and counter-hegemonic identities at the individual, regional and national levels. In doing so, it demonstrates the unique and rich particularities of these regions and why it is that they challenge many conventional dogmas and methods across the Social Sciences. This book will be of particular interest to scholars working in Discourse Studies, Sociology, Politics, Anthropology and Latin American and Caribbean Studies.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Eleonora Esposito
    • 1
  • Carolina Pérez-Arredondo
    • 2
  • José Manuel Ferreiro
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute for Culture and Society (ICS)University of NavarraPamplonaSpain
  2. 2.Language DepartmentUniversidad Bernardo O’HigginsSantiagoChile
  3. 3.Merlin ResearchSantiagoChile

About the editors

Eleonora Esposito is Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow at the Institute for Culture and Society, University of Navarra, Spain. 

Carolina Pérez-Arredondo is Associate Lecturer at Universidad Bernardo O’Higgins, Chile. 

José Manuel Ferreiro is Head of Discourse Analysis at Merlin Research, Chile. 

Bibliographic information


“The editors and the publisher of this timely volume should be congratulated for their initiative to introduce to the international community of discourse studies these original contributions from Latin America and the Caribbean. Latin America in particular, has been among the most active regions of discourse studies in the world, having established its first international association of discourse studies as early as 1995. The transdisciplinary studies collected here offer unique perspectives combining many types of discourse analysis, e.g., multimodal and corpus linguistic approaches, with critical social and cultural analyses, e.g. of democracy after dictatorships, slavery, poverty, (post)colonialism, national identity, (anti)racism, migration, peace processes, student movements, populism, creolization and ethnic minority resistance, among many other relevant topics. These contributions uniquely show how sophisticated analyses of text and talk offer advanced qualitative methods, still largely ignored in the social sciences, for the study of social issues.” (Teun A. van Dijk, Pompeu Fabra University and Centre of Discourse Studies, Barcelona, Spain)