Trans-Cultural Bilingualism and Second Language Acquisition: Understanding the Sociolinguistic Effects of International Tourism on Host Communities

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/110052
Title:
Trans-Cultural Bilingualism and Second Language Acquisition: Understanding the Sociolinguistic Effects of International Tourism on Host Communities
Author:
Johnson, Eric
Affiliation:
Arizona State University
Citation:
Arizona Anthropologist 17: 1-35. © 2006 Arizona Anthropologist
Publisher:
University of Arizona, Department of Anthropology
Journal:
Arizona Anthropologist
Issue Date:
2006
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/110052
Abstract:
This paper analyzes the nature of linguistic interactions between host communities and international tourists. The tourism-based context provides an excellent platform from which to describe the sociolinguistic influences that American tourists have had on Mexican communities. Specifically, the language use of local vendors in Puerto Peñasco/Rocky Point, Mexico, is described in terms of the various linguistic characteristics that constitute their particular dialect of English. Not only does this work emphasize the sociocultural foundation of language acquisition, it also illustrates the type of language that is learned in economically motivated situations. The results also emphasize how the growing ubiquity of (American) English in tourism contexts establishes distinct attitudes towards the United States and those who live there.
Type:
Article
Language:
en_US
Keywords:
trans-cultural bilingualism; second language acquisition; interactional; biliterate; discourse; pidginization; diglossia; linguistic marketplace
ISSN:
1062-1601

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorJohnson, Ericen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-08-20T23:37:30Z-
dc.date.available2010-08-20T23:37:30Z-
dc.date.issued2006-
dc.identifier.citationArizona Anthropologist 17: 1-35. © 2006 Arizona Anthropologisten_US
dc.identifier.issn1062-1601-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/110052-
dc.description.abstractThis paper analyzes the nature of linguistic interactions between host communities and international tourists. The tourism-based context provides an excellent platform from which to describe the sociolinguistic influences that American tourists have had on Mexican communities. Specifically, the language use of local vendors in Puerto Peñasco/Rocky Point, Mexico, is described in terms of the various linguistic characteristics that constitute their particular dialect of English. Not only does this work emphasize the sociocultural foundation of language acquisition, it also illustrates the type of language that is learned in economically motivated situations. The results also emphasize how the growing ubiquity of (American) English in tourism contexts establishes distinct attitudes towards the United States and those who live there.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Arizona, Department of Anthropologyen_US
dc.subjecttrans-cultural bilingualismen_US
dc.subjectsecond language acquisitionen_US
dc.subjectinteractionalen_US
dc.subjectbiliterateen_US
dc.subjectdiscourseen_US
dc.subjectpidginizationen_US
dc.subjectdiglossiaen_US
dc.subjectlinguistic marketplaceen_US
dc.titleTrans-Cultural Bilingualism and Second Language Acquisition: Understanding the Sociolinguistic Effects of International Tourism on Host Communitiesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentArizona State Universityen_US
dc.identifier.journalArizona Anthropologisten_US
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