Dr Adriana Patiño-Santos is a Lecturer in Modern Languages and Linguistics at the University of Southampton. She holds a PhD in Linguistics (Sociolinguistic ethnography) from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain, an MA in Hispanic Linguistics from the Instituto Caro y Cuervo, Bogotá, Colombia and an MA in Linguistics (Discourse Analysis) from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. She has been a member of the Department of Modern Languages in the University of Southampton since 2012. Her research interests include interactional sociolinguistics, language socialisation, intercultural communication and multilingualism. Her research has been focussed on the relationship between Spanish and other languages within the framework of globalisation, from a sociolinguistic ethnographic perspective. She has concentrated on the social processes involved in interaction by focussing on the intersection between language, ideology and identity in institutional settings. In this regard, she has identified multilingual schools as key sites for my research, offering an ideal window through which to observe complex sociolinguistic situations.


Patino, A. (2018). “No-one told me it would all be in Catalan!” – Narratives and language ideologies in the Latin American community at school. International Journal of the Sociology of Language. 

Patino, A. (2017). Producing knowledge about plurilingualism with young students: a challenge for collaborative ethnography. In E. Moore, & M. Dooly (Eds.), Qualitative approaches to research on plurilingual education (pp. 129-149). Dublin, Ireland/Voillans, France: Research-publishing.net.

Patino, A., & Relaño Pastor, A. M. (Eds.) (2017). Storytelling in globalized: a linguistic ethnographic perspective. (Special Issue International Journal of Sociology of Language). Mouton de Gruyter.

Codó, E., & Patino, A. (2017). CLIL, unequal working conditions and neoliberal subjectivities in a state secondary school. Language Policy. DOI: 10.1007/s10993-017-9451-5

Patino-Santos, A. (2017). Trapped in a moral order: moral identity, positioning and reflexivity in stories of confrontation among Latin American teenage school girls in Madrid. AILA Review, 29(1), 1-37. 

Patino-Santos, A. (2016). Etnografía y sociolingüística. In J. Gutiérrez-Rexach (Ed.), Enciclopedia de Lingüística Hispánica Abingdon, GB: Routledge.

Patino-Santos, A. (2015). On Being a Latin American in La Sagrada Familia: the Negotiation of Identities and the Construction of Authenticity. In R. Márquez Reiter, & L. Martín Rojo (Eds.), A Sociolinguistics of Diaspora: Latino Practices, Identities and Ideologies (pp. 102-121). (Routledge Critical Studies in Multilingualism). Abingdon, GB: Routledge.

Patino-Santos, A., Pérez-Milans, M., & Relano-Pastor, A. M. (2015). ‘We don’t do anything’: analyzing the construction of legitimate knowledge in multilingual schools. Pedagogies: An International Journal, 1-32. 

Codó, E., & Patino-Santos, A. (2014). Beyond language: class, social categorisation and academic achievement in a Catalan high school. Linguistics and Education, 25, 51-63. DOI: 10.1016/j.linged.2013.08.002

Pérez-Milans, M., & Patino-Santos, A. (2014). Language education and institutional change in a Madrid multilingual school. International Journal of Multilingualism, 11(4). 

Moore, E., & Patino-Santos, A. (2014). Plurilingual resources for ‘welcoming’ at a university service for international students. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 1-21. DOI: 10.1080/01434632.2013.874437

Newman, M., Patiño-Santos, A., & Trenchs-Parera, M. (2013). Linguistic integration of Latin American immigrants in Catalonia and their responses to the implementation of educational language policies. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 16(2), 195-209. DOI: 10.1080/13670050.2012.720669