Amazonian Spanish

Language Contact and Evolution

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| University of Mississippi
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Amazonian Spanish: Language Contact and Evolution explores the unique origins, linguistic features, and geo-political situation of the Spanish that has emerged in the Amazon. While this region boasts much linguistic diversity, many of the indigenous languages found within its limits are now being replaced by Spanish. This situation of language expansion, contact, and bilingualism is reshaping the sociolinguistic landscape of the Amazon by creating a number of Spanish varieties with innovative linguistic features that require closer scholarly attention. The current book documents this situation in detail. The chapters in this volume include work on distinct geographical regions of the Amazon, with primary data collected using different methodologies and language contact situations. The scholars in this volume specialize in an array of fields, including anthropological linguistics, bilingualism, language contact, dialectology, and language acquisition. Their work represents both formal and functional approaches to linguistics.
[Issues in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics, 23]  2020.  viii, 303 pp.
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Table of Contents
Acknowledgements
vii–viii
Introduction. Spanish in the Amazon region: Some preliminaries on its status and geographical extension
Stephen Fafulas
2–6
Chapter 1. Language loss and language gain in Amazonia: On newly emergent varieties of a national language
Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald
8–34
Chapter 2. Bilingualism, second language acquisition, and language contact: Contrasts and shared processes
Kimberly L. Geeslin and Travis Evans-Sago
36–56
Chapter 3. Origins and dialectology studies of Spanish in America
Manuel Díaz-Campos and Ángel Milla-Muñoz
58–79
Chapter 4. Language documentation and revitalization as a feedback loop
Colleen M. Fitzgerald
82–104
Chapter 5. Amazonian Spanish and the emergence and maintenance of ethnolinguistic variation
Scott Lamanna
106–126
Chapter 6. Clitics and argument marking in Shipibo-Spanish and Ashéninka-Perené-Spanish bilingual speech
Liliana Sánchez and Elisabeth Mayer
128–154
Chapter 7. Emerging ethnolinguistic varieties in the Amazon: The case of Yagua Spanish
Stephen Fafulas and Ricard Viñas-de-Puig
156–190
Chapter 8. Interrogative intonation in monolingual Amazonian Spanish: The case of Spanish spoken in the cities of Pucallpa and Iquitos
Jose Alberto Elias-Ulloa
192–221
Chapter 9. Phonological processes in flux: Variation in palatal lateral production in the Ecuadorian Amazon
Erin O'Rourke
224–258
Chapter 10. The many Spanishes of an Andean-Amazonian crossroads
Nicholas Q. Emlen
260–286
Epilogue. Insights for contact linguistics and future investigations of Spanish in the Amazon region
Miguel Rodríguez-Mondonedo and Stephen Fafulas
288–297
Index
299
Subjects
BIC Subject: CF/2ADSL – Linguistics/Latin-American Spanish
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2020007372