Chapter published in:Language Variation and Contact-Induced Change: Spanish across space and time
Edited by Jeremy King and Sandro Sessarego
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 340] 2018
► pp. 199–222
Attitudes toward morphosyntactic variation in the Spanish of Valencian speakers
Blas Arroyo (1991, 1993, 1999, 2011) and González Martínez & Blas Arroyo (2011) identified degrees of variation in the morphosyntax of the Spanish of Valencia. Blas Arroyo (1993) observed variation in the use of locative prepositions a/en “at/in”, partitive de “of” and expletive que “that” in interrogative sentences. This paper describes how these variables are evaluated, using the matched-guise technique (Lambert et al. 1960). Four Valencian guise speakers from Castellón pronounced 12 sentences containing these three variables. A matched-guise test was completed to determine the attitudes of 31 Valencian-Spanish bilinguals toward the variation in these patterns. Results reveal a significant difference in the socioeconomic status evaluation for locative a/en, while all non-standard variants share positive evaluations for the personal attractiveness sphere. There is no gender or quality voice effect, which reinforces the validity of this instrument. Findings are discussed to understand the meaning of morphosyntactic variation in Castellón.
Published online: 13 March 2018
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