2021 Student Research Conference:
34th Annual Student Research Conference

Gendered Language Maintenance Patterns of Latinos in the United States


Shania Montufar
Dr. Brian Ott, Faculty Mentor

Latinos today make up nearly one fifth of the population and represent the second largest racial/ethnic group in the US. In transitioning from their home countries to the US, Latinos are asked to negotiate their cultures to assimilate. Language loss represents one avenue in which tradition conflicts with norms existing in the US. Ideas of intergenerational language loss for Latinos have been studied, but a gendered approach is seldom employed.This study uses statistical analyses of a nationally representative sample of Latinos to determine if gendered trends exist in Spanish language loss in the United States. By contributing to a more comprehensive understanding of Spanish maintenance, this study seeks to provide a clearer picture of norms and ideologies related to the Spanish language and gender in the United States. This understanding promotes knowledge of the overlapping realities and obstacles faced by Latino immigrants the United States.


Keywords: Spanish, Gender, Immigration, Women, Ethnicity , Inequality, Language, Latinx

Women's and Gender Studies

Presentation Type: Asynchronous Virtual Oral Presentation

Session: 19-10
Location: https://flipgrid.com/4edd27c9
Time: 0:00

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