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Article: Language matters: the role of linguistic identity in the establishment of the Lusophone African community in Macau

TitleLanguage matters: the role of linguistic identity in the establishment of the Lusophone African community in Macau
Authors
KeywordsLusophone Africans
Africans in China
Cross-cultural communication
Identity, culture
Linguistic factors in community formation
Language
Macau
Portuguese
Issue Date2012
PublisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/00020184.asp
Citation
African Studies, 2012, v. 71 n. 1, p. 71-90 How to Cite?
AbstractIn this article we present results of a qualitative study of Africans in Macau, as part of the general phenomenon of African migration into China in the 21 st century. We focus on the African community from Portuguese-speaking countries in Macau, outlining its internal organisation, memberships, objectives, and activities. The results of this study indicate that this African community is the most established and the best organised African community in China. We argue that the common linguistic identity between members of this community and with other Portuguese speakers is a major factor in its relative success. This argumentation is anchored in our cross-cultural theory of community identity building, where factors such as commonality of language, food, and music play important roles in community bonding and community identity building among migrant groupings in cross-linguistic and cross-cultural settings. © 2012 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/179554
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 0.273
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.257
ISI Accession Number ID
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dc.contributor.authorTeixeira e Silva, Ren_US
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dc.date.issued2012en_US
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dc.description.abstractIn this article we present results of a qualitative study of Africans in Macau, as part of the general phenomenon of African migration into China in the 21 st century. We focus on the African community from Portuguese-speaking countries in Macau, outlining its internal organisation, memberships, objectives, and activities. The results of this study indicate that this African community is the most established and the best organised African community in China. We argue that the common linguistic identity between members of this community and with other Portuguese speakers is a major factor in its relative success. This argumentation is anchored in our cross-cultural theory of community identity building, where factors such as commonality of language, food, and music play important roles in community bonding and community identity building among migrant groupings in cross-linguistic and cross-cultural settings. © 2012 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.en_US
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dc.relation.ispartofAfrican Studiesen_US
dc.subjectLusophone Africansen_US
dc.subjectAfricans in Chinaen_US
dc.subjectCross-cultural communicationen_US
dc.subjectIdentity, cultureen_US
dc.subjectLinguistic factors in community formationen_US
dc.subjectLanguage-
dc.subjectMacau-
dc.subjectPortuguese-
dc.titleLanguage matters: the role of linguistic identity in the establishment of the Lusophone African community in Macauen_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.1080/00020184.2012.668294en_US
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