Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
Language and Literature
Marina Pérez de Mendiola
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This thesis analyzes the sociolinguistic situations in postcolonial Latin America and francophone North Africa (the Maghreb) through a comparative lens. Specifically, it examines the ways in which Spain and France’s differing colonial agendas and language ideologies affected the relationships between colonizer and colonized, and, by extension, the role that Spanish and French play(ed) in these regions after decolonization. Finally, it explores how Spain and France’s contemporary discourses frame colonial participation in the two languages’ development, and the psychological effects these ideologies have had on the formerly colonized.
Valenti, Eva, "La Sociolinguistique Postcoloniale en Amérique Hispanophone et en Afrique Francophone : Un Drame Linguistique en Deux Actes" (2012). Scripps Senior Theses. 57.
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