The How Do You Say It? project is an interdisciplinary and community service oriented project that exploits DH Press to layer, map and visualize information about the Spanish language varieties used to address Latin@ audiences in the prevention of intimate partner violence. The project’s long-term goal is to assess if the choice of different varieties of Spanish more specifically targeted to a regional sub-group of the larger Latin@ population increases the success/effectiveness of textual literature (brochures, signs, advertisements) as well as direct oral interaction (from support services, doctors, social workers, etc.) in preventing and educating about domestic violence.
We are building a searchable database of the materials on IPV available in Spanish that supports a variety of linguistic and cultural analyses of the data and allows researchers to propose linguistic adjustments of the extant IPV prevention literature, thus contributing to the development of culturally appropriate interventions for this vulnerable population of survivors.