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La discriminación de los latinos en Estados Unidos -Ideas centrales en el discurso valorativo de blogs escritos por latinas

Journal article
Authors Linda Flores Ohlson
Published in Lingüística
Volume 30
Issue 1
Pages 85-130
ISSN 1132-0214
Publication year 2014
Published at Department of Languages and Literatures
Pages 85-130
Language es
Links www.mundoalfal.org/sites/default/fi...
Keywords Latinos, Estados Unidos, discriminación, blogs
Subject categories General Language Studies and Linguistics, Languages and Literature

Abstract

In the US, Spanish is a minoritized language and the anti-immigrant movement has become more important and more powerful over the past few decades. We conduct an analysis of appraisal discourse in blogs written by Latinas with the primary aim of identifying central ideas, i.e. specific themes repeated in said posts and related to the subject of discrimination. We use some of Gee's (2011) discourse analysis tools and Martin and Rose's (2007) three- subsystem model of appraisal discourse. When analyzing the first fifteen posts of ten blogs, we find that the subject of discrimination is frequent, although treated differently in different blogs. A detailed analysis of two posts from two different blogs shows that the bloggers have been victims of discrimination and present their personal narratives of this experience.

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