Article published in:Intonational Phrasing in Romance and Germanic: Cross-linguistic and bilingual studies
Edited by Christoph Gabriel and Conxita Lleó
[Hamburg Studies on Multilingualism 10] 2011
► pp. 183–212
Broad-focus declaratives in Argentine Spanish contact and non-contact varieties
This paper revisits the hypothesis that Buenos Aires Spanish (BAS) early peak-alignment and downstep are the result of contact with Italian. In order to support the hypothesis, I compared BAS to other contact (Spanish-Guarani) and non-contact varieties. Overall results confirmed previous findings and crucially showed that BAS differs from other Argentine non-contact varieties in the shape of prenuclear and nuclear accents and in the relative duration of the stressed syllable. Additionally, BAS, as opposed to the Spanish-Guarani contact variety studied here, shows early peak alignment in prenuclear accents and a nuclear fall. As such, the patterns observed in BAS are specific to this variety and, for the time being, is reasonable to attribute them to contact with Italian.
Keywords: Argentine Spanish, dialectal differences, language contact, peak alignment, Spanish varieties
Published online: 26 January 2011
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