Amazonian Spanish

Language Contact and Evolution

| University of Mississippi
ISBN 9789027204981 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
ISBN 9789027261526 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
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.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Introduction. Spanish in the Amazon region: Some preliminaries on its status and geographical extension
Stephen Fafulas
Chapter 1. Language loss and language gain in Amazonia: On newly emergent varieties of a national language
Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald
Chapter 2. Bilingualism, second language acquisition, and language contact: Contrasts and shared processes
Kimberly L. Geeslin and Travis Evans-Sago
Chapter 3. Origins and dialectology studies of Spanish in America
Manuel Díaz-Campos and Ángel Milla-Muñoz
Chapter 4. Language documentation and revitalization as a feedback loop
Colleen M. Fitzgerald
Chapter 5. Amazonian Spanish and the emergence and maintenance of ethnolinguistic variation
Scott Lamanna
Chapter 6. Clitics and argument marking in Shipibo-Spanish and Ashéninka-Perené-Spanish bilingual speech
Liliana Sánchez and Elisabeth Mayer
Chapter 7. Emerging ethnolinguistic varieties in the Amazon: The case of Yagua Spanish
Stephen Fafulas and Ricard Viñas-de-Puig
Chapter 8. Interrogative intonation in monolingual Amazonian Spanish: The case of Spanish spoken in the cities of Pucallpa and Iquitos
Jose Alberto Elias-Ulloa
Chapter 9. Phonological processes in flux: Variation in palatal lateral production in the Ecuadorian Amazon
Erin O'Rourke
Chapter 10. The many Spanishes of an Andean-Amazonian crossroads
Nicholas Q. Emlen
Epilogue. Insights for contact linguistics and future investigations of Spanish in the Amazon region
Miguel Rodríguez-Mondonedo and Stephen Fafulas
“Research on varieties of Spanish and Portuguese and the dynamics of their ecological settings receives a significant impetus with this collection of studies. It is the first English-language volume that addresses the range and complexity of Spanish in the Amazon. It starts with a useful and informative overview of the Amazonian language families involved in the contact situations with Spanish (and Portuguese, to a lesser extent), highlighting some interesting features of these post-colonial language varieties. Issues of language acquisition in contact situations are also addressed as these interact with social factors in the process of contact-induced language change. The various stages of language documentation, revitalization, and language community involvement are also explored. These approaches are complemented by five studies that focus on intonation, consonant production, object clitic use, and language choice in Amazonian Spanish varieties in Peru and Ecuador. In all, this volume covers a wide spectrum of approaches and topics. I highly recommend it for students and contact linguists alike.”
Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CF/2ADSL – Linguistics/Latin-American Spanish
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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