The Routledge Handbook of Spanish in the Global City brings together contributions from an international team of scholars of language in society to offer a conceptual and empirical perspective on Spanish within the context of 15 major cosmopolitan cities from around the world.

With a unique focus on Spanish as an international language, each chapter questions the traditional and modern notions of language, place, and identity in the urban context of globalization.

This collection of new perspectives on the sociology of Spanish provides an insightful and invaluable resource for students and researchers seeking to explore lesser-known areas of sociolinguistic research.

chapter |14 pages


Globalization, cities, and the Spanish language in postmodernity
ByAndrew Lynch

part I|1 pages

Globality and locality

chapter 1|26 pages

The “glocalization” of Spanish in Asia

Spanish language study and familial use in Hong Kong
ByÁlvaro Acosta Corte, Rocío Blasco García

chapter 2|30 pages

Local and global elements of Spanish in Madrid

ByFrancisco Moreno-Fernández

chapter 3|28 pages

The mass mediation of Spanish in Miami

ByMarelys Valencia, Andrew Lynch

chapter 4|29 pages

Making global processes local

Conversational recasting in New York City 1
ByRachel Varra

part II|1 pages

Space and orders of indexicality

chapter 5|31 pages

The city in mind

Metalinguistic constructions of urban space in Buenos Aires
ByMelanie Würth

chapter 6|24 pages

Migration and orders of indexicality in Lima

ByCarol A. Klee, Rocío Caravedo

chapter 8|35 pages

Building the Megalopolis

Dialectal leveling and language contact in Mexico City
ByPedro Martín Butragueño

part III|1 pages


chapter 9|34 pages

Internal migration and ethnicity in Santiago

ByScott Sadowsky, María José Aninao

chapter 10|18 pages

Identity positions and agency among Chilean migrants in Sydney

ByVek Lewis, Ferna Peñaloza

chapter 11|25 pages

Advancing a sociolinguistics of complexity

Spanish-speaking identities in Washington, DC
ByAmelia Tseng

part IV|1 pages

Negotiation of language resources

chapter 12|30 pages

Down the sociolinguistic rabbit hole

The complexities and contradictions of Spanish in Barcelona
ByMichael Newman, Mireia Trenchs-Parera, Victor Corona

chapter 13|19 pages

Lexical contact phenomena among Spanish migrants in Cologne

ByKarin Vilar Sánchez

chapter 14|20 pages

Negotiating language on the radio in Los Angeles 1

ByChase Wesley Raymond

chapter 15|18 pages

Spanish in-motion in Milan

ByMilin Bonomi

chapter |8 pages


Spanish in the City
ByFrancisco Moreno-Fernández