Chapter published in:Hispanic Linguistics: Current issues and new directions
Edited by Alfonso Morales-Front, Michael J. Ferreira, Ronald P. Leow and Cristina Sanz
[Issues in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics 26] 2020
► pp. 327–342
Casting light on the Spanish creole debate
A legal perspective
This paper provides a legal perspective on the “Spanish Creole debate”, the debate concerning the paucity of Spanish creoles in the Americas (Lipski 2005; McWhorter 2000). In so doing, it presents the Legal Hypothesis of Creole Genesis (LHCG) (Sessarego 2015, 2017a) and tests it on Colombian Chocó, a remote region, far away from urban centers and legal courts, where law could hardly be enforced during the colonial period.
- 2.Key aspects of the Legal Hypothesis of Creole Genesis
- 3.Aspects of Spanish slave law
- 4.Law in books vs. law in action
- 4.1Some comments on black slavery in Spanish America
- 4.2An analysis of legal praxis in Spanish America
- 4.3Focus on colonial Chocóocus on colonial Chocó
Published online: 13 May 2020
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