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dc.contributor.authorSabaté Dalmau, Maria
dc.date.accessioned2020-02-04T11:59:00Z
dc.date.available2020-02-04T11:59:00Z
dc.date.issued2018-06-01
dc.identifier.issn1470-8477
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10459.1/67930
dc.description.abstractThis article investigates the intersections of spatial immobility and informal work among homeless Ghanaian migrants and how these interplay with their multilingual practices. By analysing personal-life narratives and conversations recorded over a two-year ethnography in a bench in Catalonia, it shows that informants practice immobility to gatekeep subsistence resources. They present themselves as dispossessed of welfare rights and belie unregistered economic tasks. They establish non-legitimised translinguistic normativities for intercultural communication yet engage in linguistic regimes demanding 'integration' through the nation-state language. This reveals how undocumented migrants challenge but simultaneously perpetuate the neoliberal work/legality conditions and sociolinguistic orders to which they are subjected, which positions them as 'illegal', 'de-skilled' and 'languageless' non-citizens.
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was supported by Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness; under grant FFI2016-76383-P and grant FFI2011-26964; and the Catalan Ministry of Economy and Knowledge under grant 2014 SGR 1061 and grant 2017 SGR 1522.
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis
dc.relationMICINN/PN2008-2011/FFI2011-26964
dc.relationMINECO/PN2013-2016/FFI2016-76383-P
dc.relation.isformatofVersió postprint del document publicat a: https://doi.org/10.1080/14708477.2018.1478848
dc.relation.ispartofLanguage And Intercultural Communication, 2018, vol. 18, núm. 4, p. 362-376
dc.rights(c) Taylor & Francis, 2018
dc.subjectMigration
dc.subjectImmobility
dc.titleUndocumented migration, informal economic work and peripheral multilingualism: challenges to neoliberal regimes?
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.date.updated2020-02-04T11:59:00Z
dc.identifier.idgrec027140
dc.type.versioninfo:eu-repo/semantics/acceptedVersion
dc.rights.accessRightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1080/14708477.2018.1478848


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