Language Socialization and Interculturality: Address Terms and Language Maintenance in Colombian Diasporic Working Communities in London
The aim of this study is to gain a wider knowledge of 'interculturality' by analysing intergenerational conflict through language socialization between first and second generation migrants in Spanish Speaking Latino (SSL) communities in London. The research has a particular focus on the Colombian Diasporic Community, investigating the manner in which first and second generation Colombian migrants use culturally appropriate address terms to access and activate membership into Colombian Diasporic working communities in London. A consequence of the trend of community membership is the initiation of a chain which encompasses both first and second generation Colombian migrants as members of these diasporic communities. Through language socialization first and second generation migrants activate social, cultural and linguistic values whereby they negotiate, construct, and renew these values and identities through communication.