This paper presents a micro-diachronic study of the prosody of Porteño, the Spanish variety spoken in Buenos Aires, by comparing spontaneous speech data collected in 1983 with comparable recordings made in 2008. Porteño Spanish is said to be influenced by Italian due to massive immigration between 1830 and 1950. The question arises of whether the use of “Italian” features in Porteño prosody has increased or decreased since the shift from Spanish-Italian bilingualism to prevailing Spanish monolingualism. Tonal and durational analyses performed on our data reveal that by and large, the presumably “Italian” characteristics remain unchanged, although some significant differences were found between the two time periods with respect to the occurrences of certain pitch accents and boundary tones.
2021. The influence of social factors on the prosody of Spanish in contact with Basque. International Journal of Bilingualism 25:1 ► pp. 286 ff.
2022. Phonetik und Phonologie des Spanischen. In Linguistik im Sprachvergleich, ► pp. 27 ff.
Gabriel, Christoph & Elena Kireva
2014. PROSODIC TRANSFER IN LEARNER AND CONTACT VARIETIES. Studies in Second Language Acquisition 36:2 ► pp. 257 ff.
Hamlaoui, Fatima, Marzena Żygis, Jonas Engelmann & Sergio I. Quiroz
2022. Prosodic Transfer in Contact Varieties: Vocative Calls in Metropolitan and Basaá-Cameroonian French. Languages 7:4 ► pp. 285 ff.
Kireva, Elena & Christoph Gabriel
2015. Rhythmic Properties of a Contact Variety: Comparing Read and Semi-spontaneous Speech in Argentinean Porteño Spanish. In Prosody and Language in Contact [Prosody, Phonology and Phonetics, ], ► pp. 149 ff.
2022. Intonational and Syntactic Innovations in a Language Contact Situation: An Explorative Study of Yes/No Questions in Paraguayan Guarani–Spanish Bilinguals. Language and Speech► pp. 002383092210829 ff.
2015. O galego como lingua de contacto co castelán riopratense: unha relación esquecida. Estudos de Lingüística Galega 8 ► pp. 187 ff.
2018. Lexical and prosodic routinization in conceptional orality: conversational self-reformulation in French. Journal of French Language Studies 28:3 ► pp. 301 ff.
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