Chapter 7. The Spread of Global Spanish: From Cervantes to reggaetón

  1. Nikolas Coupland
  1. Clare Mar-Molinero

Published Online: 7 OCT 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444324068.ch7

The Handbook of Language and Globalization

The Handbook of Language and Globalization

How to Cite

Mar-Molinero, C. (2010) The Spread of Global Spanish: From Cervantes to reggaetón, in The Handbook of Language and Globalization (ed N. Coupland), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444324068.ch7

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 OCT 2010
  2. Published Print: 6 AUG 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405175814

Online ISBN: 9781444324068

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Keywords:

  • spread of global Spanish - from Cervantes to Reggaetón;
  • globalization and its impact - on Spanish language today;
  • Spanish language, unifier of the Spanish Empire during colonial days;
  • American ‘melting-pot’ - instant integration into American culture, language and identity;
  • ‘Global’ Spanish - impetus for globalization from situated action in places, through dialectic of place and space, places being ‘glocalized’;
  • global role of a language - selection for use in scientific, academic and technological communications;
  • Spanish and globalization;
  • Real Academia de la Lengua Española (RAE) and Instituto Cervantes (as ‘the Cervantes’);
  • Aula Virtual del Espa ñol (the AVE);
  • glocalization and counter-spread of global Spanish

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Spread of Spanish

  • ‘Global’ Spanish

  • Spanish and Globalization

  • Language Policies and Planning from ‘a bove’: The Influence of Spain on Global Spanish

  • Glocalization and Counter-Spread of Global Spanish

  • Spanish in the US: Global v ersus Local Standards

  • Popular Music and Counter-Global Spanish

  • Conclusion

  • References