Language Variation and Contact-Induced Change

Spanish across space and time

| Louisiana State University
| University of Texas at Austin / Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies/Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies/Foro Latinoamericano de Antropología del Derecho
ISBN 9789027200143 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027264558 | EUR 99.00
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This collection of original contributions dealing with Hispanic contact linguistics covers an array of Spanish dialects distributed across North, South, and Central America, the Caribbean, the Iberian Peninsula, and the Bosporus. It deals with both native and non-native varieties of the language, and includes both synchronic and diachronic studies. The volume addresses, and challenges, current theoretical assumptions on the nature of language variation and contact-induced change through empirically-based linguistic research. The sustained contact between Spanish and other languages in different parts of the world has given rise to a wide number of changes in the language, which are driven by a concomitance of different linguistic and social processes. This collection of articles provides new insight into such phenomena across the Spanish-speaking world.
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 340]  2018.  vi, 336 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Sandro Sessarego and Jeremy King
Part I. Population migration and contact-induced language change
Chapter 1. Spatial reconfigurations of Spanish in postmodernity: The relationship to English and minoritized languages
Andrew Lynch
Chapter 2. Female migration and its impact on language choice and use among Afro-Costa Rican women
Lisbeth A. Philip
Chapter 3. Hard come, easy go: Linguistic interfaces in Istanbulite Judeo-Spanish and Afro-Ecuadorian Spanish
Rey Romero and Sandro Sessarego
Part II. Internal and external factors in pragmatic variation
Chapter 4. Afro-Hispanic contact varieties at the syntax/pragmatics interface: Pro-drop phenomena in Chinchano Spanish
Sandro Sessarego and Javier Gutiérrez-Rexach
Chapter 5. Borrowed Spanish discourse markers in narrative: A comparison across three generations of Tojol-ab’al (Mayan) speakers
Mary Jill Brody
Chapter 6. Hasta perder la última gota de mi sangre : Variation in commissive speech act behavior in Colonial Louisiana Spanish
Jeremy King
Chapter 7. Discourse markers in variation: Por tanto vs. por lo tanto
Sarah Sinnott
Part III. Morphosyntactic variation and change
Chapter 8. Yo no le conocí a mi abuela : The use of clitics le, lo, and la in Amazonian Colombian Spanish
Héctor Ramírez-Cruz
Chapter 9. Attitudes toward morphosyntactic variation in the Spanish of Valencian speakers
Rosa María Piqueres Gilabert and Matthew Fuss
Chapter 10. Stable variation or change in progress? A sociolinguistic analysis of pa(ra) in the Spanish of Venezuela
Stephen Fafulas, Manuel Díaz-Campos and Michael Gradoville
Part IV. Current issues in bilingual variation
Chapter 11. El futuro es perifrástico : Future tense expression in a bilingual U.S. Mexican community
Kendall Kyzar
Chapter 12. L2 Spanish in the U.S. and the question of motivation: Changing trends in post-secondary language study
Terri Schroth and Bryant Smith
Chapter 13. Espero estén todos : The distribution of the null subordinating complementizer in two varieties of Spanish
Adrián Rodríguez-Riccelli
“This volume, which includes empirically-based studies conducted on Spanish varieties across the Americas, the Caribbean, the Iberian Peninsula and the Bosporus, constitutes an important contribution to the literature on Hispanic contact linguistics, enriching our understanding of variation and change in the Spanish language in the postmodern era.”
“This collection provides important new pieces to the puzzle of variation around the Spanish-speaking world, including macro and micro analyses as well as monolingual and bilingual contexts. Broad in scope and high in quality.”
“The contributions to this volume represent the state of the art in the study of variation in Spanish and the effects of contact on Spanish dialects, and King and Sessarego have done a masterful job in compiling such a strong collection. It will be a point of reference for scholars and graduate students for many years to come.”
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BIC Subject: CF/2ADS – Linguistics/Spanish
BISAC Subject: LAN009010 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Historical & Comparative
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