I contend English-language media outlets could and should be viewed as minority-language media outlets as they are cultural negotiators for tourists, sojourners and other transnational migrants. To better understand the cultural and linguistic forces these English-language media outlets exert upon the host cultures and nations in which they exist, I performed three months of ethnographic observations at a newspaper in Costa Rica and conducted in-depth interviews with staffers. I particularly focus on the hybrid identities of the staffers as they in turn instruct their readers how to navigate this hybrid community. I identify and explain the themes, which emerged in this process of cultural negotiation. This study makes it possible to view media outlets as negotiators of hybrid linguistic and cultural spaces.
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"Through the Linguistic Looking Glass: An Examination of a Newspaper as Negotiator of Hybrid Cultural and Linguistic Spaces,"
Speaker & Gavel: Vol. 48
, Article 5.
Available at: https://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/speaker-gavel/vol48/iss1/5