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Professor Clare Mar-Molinero

Professor Clare Mar-Molinero

Professor of Spanish Sociolinguistics

Research interests

  • Spanish sociolinguistics (global Spanish, Spain, Mexico, US Latinx)
  • Language policy, ideologies and practices
  • Language and migration

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Accepting applications from PhD students.

Connect with Clare

Email: f.c.mar-molinero@soton.ac.uk

Address: B65, Avenue Campus, Highfield Road, SO17 1BF (View in Google Maps)

Research

Research interests

  • Spanish sociolinguistics (global Spanish, Spain, Mexico, US Latinx)
  • Language policy, ideologies and practices
  • Language and migration
  • Language, transnationalism and globalisation
  • urban multilingualism (especially UK and Spanish-speaking world)

Current research

Having recently completed an edited volume on researching urban multilingualism (2020), I am now working on organising a workshop on Mexican language policy from which I intend to produce an edited volume.  The papers in this workshop and volume will cover a wide area of contemporary language policy contexts in Mexico, from the ever-pervading influence of global English (specifically exploring language issues amongst Mexican returnee migrants), to the situation of Mexico’s many indigenous languages, as well as the status of Mexican sign language.  I am seeking to include many different methodological approaches to the study of language policy in Mexico, including linguistic and semiotic landscapes, and language biographies of a wide range of participants.   The work will be framed by a discussion of language ideology debates set in a decolonising global North-South context, examining diverse data from official documents through to everyday oral practices. 

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