Sintagma: Revista de Linguistica. 2017, Vol. 29, p43-59. 17p.
In Argentina, it has been experienced a revitalization of youth activism in recent years, especially in the kirchnerist movement. The question that moves us in this particular job is: how the activists themselves explain the emergence of a massive group of young people within the kirchnerism? We analyze what reasons their members build to explain this phenomenon and why they consider kirchnerism as the adequate space for its development. The hypothesis presented is that they reproduce the hegemonic representations in Argentina that postulates a political inactivity from young people during the neoliberal decade of the '90, followed by an activist irruption in recent years. The condition for that irruption would be the call to the youth and the redefinition of politics developed by the kirchnerism, a project that would represent opposite values to those that prevailed during the presidencies of Carlos Menem, between 1989 and 1999. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
Sintagma: Revista de Linguistica. 2007, Vol. 19, p39-55. 17p.
Language & languages, Communication & culture, Language policy, Bilingualism, Multilingualism, Multiculturalism, Ethnicity, and Group identity
In today's globalised world, advances in international travel and communication have led to higher rates of migration and intercultural contact. Therefore, communication between different groups sharing a space is of paramount importance. This article offers an insight into the link between culture and language in society, with a focus on multilingual groups, and, more specifically, Spanish- English bilingual groups who find themselves subject to generalisations and marginalisation by wider society. Theoretical investigation casts light on the inextricable link between language and identity, showing that Spanish-English bilingual groups use bilingualism, and in particular code-switching, as a means of differentiation from the dominant group. They also implement these same strategies to distinguish themselves from Spanishspeaking communities that they consider to be unlike themselves as a response to wider society's generalisation of all Spanish-speaking groups, usually under the term "latino". Identities are fluid, and in many cases contain elements of different cultures. It is therefore important to take into account the different components, not just language, but also gender, ethnicity, and socioeconomic situation, and how these vary between groups. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]