Forms of Address in the Spanish of the Americas

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ISBN 9789027258090 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027267009 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
In the growing field of address research, Spanish emerges as one of the most complex Indo European languages. Firstly, it presents second person variation in its nominal, pronominal, and verbal systems. Moreover, several Spanish varieties have more than two address variants, which compete and mix in intricate ways. Forms of Address in the Spanish of the Americas showcases current research into this unique linguistic situation, by presenting the original research of twelve scholars from a variety of theoretical and methodological perspectives. The articles cover diachronic change and regional variation, pragmatics, dialect contact, attitudes, and identity. The contributions are contextualized through an introduction and the responses of three established experts, while a conclusion delineates a research agenda for the future. This collection in English is meant to reach scholars beyond the confines of Hispanic linguistics. It should be of interest to Romance linguists and specialists on second person variation across languages.
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Table of Contents
Introduction: Addressing the research questions
María Irene Moyna
Section I: Diachronic change and regional variation
Voseo and tuteo, the countryside and the city: Voseo in Río de la Plata Spanish at the beginning of the 19th century
Virginia Bertolotti
Pragmatic forces in the evolution of voseo object pronouns from os to te in colonial Spanish
Ana Maria Diaz Collazos
Second person forms of address in New Mexican Spanish, 1687–1936
Israel Sanz-Sánchez
Sociolinguistic variation and change in Chilean voseo
Marcela Rivadeneira Valenzuela
Forms of address in historical and geographical context
Carlos Benavides
Section II: Pragmatics and dialect contact
Pragmatic variation in voseo and tuteo negative commands in Argentinian Spanish
Mary Johnson
Second person singular forms in Cali Colombian Spanish: Enhancing the envelope of variation
Gregory Newall
¿De dónde sos? : Differences between Argentine and Salvadoran voseo to tuteo accommodation in the United States
Travis Sorenson
Use and perception of the pronominal trio vos, , usted in a Nicaraguan community in Miami, Florida*
Karen López Alonzo
Second person forms in social context
Claudia Parodi
Section III: Forms of address, attitudes and identity
The changing system of Costa Rican pronouns of address: Tuteo, voseo, and ustedeo
Jim Michnowicz, J. Scott Despain and Rebecca Gorham
Reconceptualizing identity and context in the deployment of forms of address
Chase Wesley Raymond
Making the case for increased prestige of the vernacular: Medellín’s voseo
Joseph R. Weyers
“Fijáte…sabes que le digo yo” : Salvadoran voseo and tuteo in Oregon*
Michael R. Woods and Naomi Shin
Forms of address and community identity
Bettina Kluge
Conclusion: Creating an ecology of forms of address: Building upon what we know
Susana Rivera-Mills
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Divita, David
2020. Domestic Spanish handbooks: Language and labor in the American home . International Journal of the Sociology of Language 2020:262  pp. 17 ff. Crossref logo
Lappalainen, Hanna
2019.  In It’s not all about you [Topics in Address Research, 1],  pp. 100 ff. Crossref logo
Melgares, Jeriel
2018.  In Contemporary Trends in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics [Issues in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics, 15],  pp. 191 ff. Crossref logo
Schüpbach, Doris, John Hajek, Heinz L. Kretzenbacher & Catrin Norrby
2021. Approaches to the study of address in pluricentric languages: methodological reflections . Sociolinguistica 35:1  pp. 165 ff. Crossref logo

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BIC Subject: CF/2ADS – Linguistics/Spanish
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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