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August 28, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

An Evening with Andrew Lynch & the UM Center for the Humanities


August 28, 2023
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Books & Books in Coral Gables
265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134
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Books & Books and the UM Center for the Humanities present…



Spanish in Miami: Sociolinguistic Dimensions of Postmodernity (Routledge Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics)

(Routledge, $170.00)

Monday, August 28th, 6:30 PM | Books & Books, Coral Gables


Books & Books and the University of Miami Center for the Humanities are excited to present an evening with Andrew Lynch for Spanish in Miami: Sociolinguistic Dimensions of Postmodernity (Routledge, $170.00).

This event is FREE and open to the public and books will be available for purchase the night of the event so make sure to stay after the talk for a book signing! Please RSVP only if you intend to join us.

About the Book:

Spanish in Miami reveals the multifaceted ways in which the language is ideologically rescaled and sociolinguistically reconfigured in this global city.

This book approaches Miami’s sociolinguistic situation from language ideological and critical cultural perspectives, combining extensive survey data with two decades of observations, interviews, and conversations with Spanish speakers from all sectors of the city. Tracing the advent of postmodernity in sociolinguistic terms, separate chapters analyze the changing ideological representation of Spanish in mass media during the late 20th century, its paradoxical (dis)continuity in the city’s social life, the political and economic dimensions of the Miami/Havana divide, the boundaries of language through the perceptual lens of Anglicisms, and the potential of South Florida—as part of the Caribbean—to inform our understanding of the highly complex present and future of Spanish in the United States.

Spanish in Miami will be of interest to advanced students and researchers of Spanish, Sociolinguistics, and Latino Studies.


About the Author:

Andrew Lynch is a sociolinguist whose scholarship focuses on language in postmodernity, with emphasis on the situation of Spanish in the United States, the variation of Spanish in contact with other languages throughout the world, and heritage language studies. He also researches cultural and literary production among the US Latinx population. He is editor of The Routledge Handbook of Spanish in the Global City (2019) and co-author of El español en contacto con otras lenguas (Georgetown UP, 2009). His studies appear in volumes published by Georgetown UP, the University of North Carolina Press, John Benjamins, Routledge, Springer, and Instituto Cervantes, among others, and in journals such as Hispania, Studies in Hispanic & Lusophone Linguistics, Language Sciences, Language and Linguistics Compass, and Foreign Language Annals. He serves as Editor-in-Chief of the Heritage Language Journal.