Terézia Kopčíková: The Role of Language in the Ethnic Identification of the Cuban Minority in Slovakia


There are many different views on what role language plays in ethnic identification. This article is focused on the given issue based on the sample of the Cuban minority living in Slovakia. The topic is analyzed on a sample of Cubans living in the territory of Slovakia in a time frame ranging from 1 to 37 years as well as their descendants who come from mixed Slovak-Cuban families. In this article I am dealing with the impact of the Spanish, Slovak, Hungarian, and English language. 

[Slovakia, language, minority, Cubans, ethnic identity, linguistic anthropology]