Language Variation and Contact-Induced Change

Spanish across space and time

Jeremy King | Louisiana State University
ORCID logoSandro Sessarego | 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
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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
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“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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CF/2ADS: Linguistics/Spanish

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009010: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Historical & Comparative
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