Language, Immigration and Labor

Negotiating Work in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands

  • Elise M. DuBord

Part of the Language and Globalization book series (LAGL)

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This book explores dominant ideologies about citizenship, nation, and language that frame the everyday lives of Spanish-speaking immigrant day laborers in Arizona. It examines the value of speaking English in this context and the dynamics of intercultural communication in fast-paced job negotiations.


communication concept dynamics economy English globalization intercultural communication language language contact migrant migration nation Spanish understanding

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  • Elise M. DuBord
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Northern IowaUSA

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