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Author Codó, Eva, 1971-
Title Immigration and bureaucratic control : language practices in public administration / by Eva Codó.
Imprint Berlin ; New York : Mouton de Gruyter, [2008]

Series Language, power, and social process, 1861-4175 ; 20
Language, power, and social process ; 20.
Subject Communication in public administration -- Spain.
Immigrants -- Spain -- Language.
Multilingualism -- Spain.
Sociolinguistics -- Spain.
Spain -- Emigration and immigration.
Description 1 online resource (xvii, 254 pages) : illustrations, map.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Frontmatter; Contents; Chapter 1 Immigration, bureaucracy and language; Chapter 2 Service activities and bureaucratic procedure; Chapter 3 An illusion of information; Chapter 4 Strategies of information management; Chapter 5 The scrutinisation of behaviour; Chapter 6 Language choice and multilingual practice; Backmatter.
Summary This original study looks at language practices in a government agency responsible for granting or denying legal status to transnational migrants in Spain. Drawing on a unique corpus of naturally-occurring verbal interactions between state officials and migrant petitioners as well as ethnographic materials and interviews, it provides a fascinating insight into the relationship between language, social heterogeneity, and practices of exclusion. The book investigates how a national agency with homogenizing views of citizenship copes with the fundamental contradiction resulting from the state's c.
Note In English.
Print version record.
ISBN 9783110199086 (electronic bk.)
3110199084 (electronic bk.)
3110195909 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9783110195903 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1515/9783110199086
OCLC # 471132590
Additional Format Print version: Codó, Eva, 1971- Immigration and bureaucratic control. Berlin ; New York : Mouton de Gruyter, ©2008 9783110195897 3110195895 (DLC) 2008005115 (OCoLC)191882082