Spanish Socio-Historical Linguistics

Isolation and contact

| University of Texas, San Antonio
| University of Texas, San Antonio
ISBN 9789027208644 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027259950 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
This interdisciplinary volume explores the unique role of the sociohistorical factors of isolation and contact in motivating change in the varieties of Spanish worldwide. Recognizing the inherent intersectionality of social and historical factors, the book’s eight chapters investigate phenomena ranging from forms of address and personal(ized) infinitives to clitics and sibilant systems, extending from Majorca to Mexico, from Panamanian Congo speech to Afro-Andean vernaculars. The volume is particularly recommended for scholars interested in historical linguistics, sociolinguistics, history, sociology, and anthropology in the Spanish-speaking world. Additionally, it will serve as an indispensable guide to students, both at the undergraduate and graduate level, investigating sociohistorical advances in Spanish.
[Advances in Historical Sociolinguistics, 12]  2021.  v, 235 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
New perspectives on Spanish socio-historical linguistics
Bridget Drinka and Whitney Chappell
Section I. Socio-historical features in isolation and contact
Complexification of the early modern Spanish address system: A role for koineization?
Donald N. Tuten
Personal vs. personalized infinitives in Ibero-Romance: Historical origins and contact-induced change
Lamar A. Graham
Language variation and change through an experimental lens: Contextual modulation in the use of the Progressive in three Spanish dialects
Martín Fuchs and Maria Mercedes Piñango
Adult language and dialect learning as simultaneous environmental triggers for language change in Spanish
Israel Sanz-Sánchez and Fernando Tejedo-Herrero
Section II. Socio-historical varieties in isolation and contact
Searching for the sociolinguistic history of Afro-Panamanian Congo speech
John M. Lipski
A socio-historical perspective on the origin and evolution of two Afro-Andean vernaculars
Sandro Sessarego
Vamos en Palma ‘we are going to Palma’: On the persistence (and demise) of a contact feature in the Spanish of Majorca
Andrés Enrique-Arias
Anthroponymic perseverance of Spanish vestigial
Maryann Parada
Index of subjects
Index of varieties, languages, and language families
Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFF – Historical & comparative linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009010 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Historical & Comparative
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2021002696 | Marc record