Our book Gramática Española: Variación Social (Routledge, 2018) teaches about grammar in a way that emphasizes the social underpinnings of language. It guides students in an examination of how Spanish grammar varies depending on place, social group, and situation. Students examine why some varieties of Spanish are considered prestigious while others are not, drawing on current and historical sociopolitical contexts, all while learning grammatical terminology and how to identify categories and constructions in Spanish. A recurring theme throughout the book is an examination of the underlying social reasons that shape our language attitudes and prejudices towards particular ways of speaking.
-Zentella, Ana Celia. (2018). “LatinUs and Linguistics: Complaints, Conflicts, Contradictions—the Anthro-political Linguistics Solution” In Naomi L. Shin & Daniel Erker (Eds.), Questioning theoretical primitives in linguistic inquiry (Papers in honor of Ricardo Otheguy). John Benjamins.