• La alternancia cultural entre los musulmanes de la Isla de San Andrés

    Author(s):
    Carlos Jair Martínez Albarracín (see profile)
    Date:
    2019
    Item Type:
    Article
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/tf10-1p70
    Abstract:
    This inquiry focuses in the description and analysis of diglossia and bilingualism as linguistic phenomena highlighting cultural alternation or alternative approaches within the Muslim community settled in San Andrés Island, in the Colombian insular Caribbean. An ethnographic method for speech and sociolinguistics was followed, which led us to find that Arabic language, in their classical and dialectal variances, has everyday usage in the island. Also, we could observe a language contact situation between Arabic and Spanish languages, which allow us define the island as a contact zone. We can conclude that diglossia and bilingualism are proofs of cultural alternation in everyday life, that is, a displacement occurs between cultural signification spheres, implying changes and variations in the processes of identity-construction among this speech community members. Keywords: cultural alternation, diglossia, bilingualism, Arabic, Spanish, Muslim community in San Andrés island, cultural integration, cultural difference.
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