chapter  11
Language Socialization and Marginalization
ByInmaculada M. García-Sánchez
Pages 16

Language socialization, with its traditional attention to culturally preferred subjectivities and ways of being in the world, and marginalization, as a relationally liminal sociocultural positionality and/or power status, are processes that have not often been considered in relation to each other. Yet this chapter is concerned with the value and usefulness of studying issues of marginalization from a language socialization paradigm. The chapter charts the past and present contributions of language socialization to the study of marginality, and considers how these contributions, even if limited, offer exciting possibilities for future scholarship that can open up new paths for the exploration of complex and dynamic language socialization trajectories in contexts of social, political, and economic marginalization.