Variation and Evolution

Aspects of language contact and contrast across the Spanish-speaking world

| University of Texas at Austin
| Louisiana State University
ISBN 9789027207388 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
ISBN 9789027260895 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
This book is a collection of original studies analyzing how different internal and external factors affect Spanish language variation and evolution across a number of (socio)linguistic scenarios. Its primary goal is to expand our understanding of how native and non-native varieties of Spanish co-exist with other languages and dialects under the influence of several linguistic and extra-linguistic forces. While some papers analyze the linguistic dynamics affecting Spanish grammars from a cross-dialectal perspective, others focus more closely on the relations established between Spanish and other languages with which it is in contact. In particular, some of these studies show how power and prestige may support (or not) the use of Spanish in different social contexts and educational realities, given that the attitudes toward this language vary greatly across the Spanish-speaking world. On the one hand, in some regions, Spanish represents the variety spoken by the majority of the population, typically related to prestige and power (Spain and Latin America). On the other hand, in other contexts, the same language is conceived as a minority variety, which may or may not be associated with stigmatized immigrant groups (i.e., in the US).
[Issues in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics, 29]  2020.  viii, 277 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Social and linguistic factors shaping language dynamics across the Spanish-speaking world
Sandro Sessarego, Juan J. Colomina-Almiñana and Adrián Rodríguez-Riccelli
Part I. Morpho-syntax & semantics
Chapter 1. Cross-dialectal productivity of the Spanish subjunctive in nominal clause complements
Scott A. Schwenter and Mark R. Hoff
Chapter 2. Mood selection in a contact variety: The case of Yucatec Spanish
Kathryn Bove
Chapter 3. A corpus analysis of the structural elaboration of Spanish heritage language learners
Karina Collentine and Joseph Collentine
Chapter 4. Evidentiality and epistemic modality in the Andean Spanish verb
Luis Andrade Ciudad
Part II. Phonetics & phonology
Chapter 5. Realizations of /b/ in the Spanish of Lima, Peru
Kara Yarrington
Chapter 6. Did you say peso or beso? The perception of prevoicing by L2 Spanish learners
Matthew Pollock
Chapter 7. Sheísmo in Montevideo Spanish: Not (yet) identical to Buenos Aires
Jim Michnowicz and Lucía Planchón
Part III. Language attitudes & choice
Chapter 8. ‘Debemos aprender y manejar un poco mejor el español’: An approach to the linguistic attitudes of the Afro-Peruvian people in the district of El Carmen (Chincha)
Pamela Jiménez Lizama
Chapter 9. Language choice and use by bilingual preschoolers: Evidence from a Spanish immersion preschool context
Carolina Barrera Tobón, Sung Park-Johnson and Jazmin Brito
Chapter 10. Decolonial sociolinguistics gestures of Andean Quechua-Spanish bilingual college students promoting Quechua
Yuliana Kenfield
Chapter 11. New Mochica and the challenge of reviving an extinct language
Rita Eloranta and Angela Bartens
Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CF/2ADS – Linguistics/Spanish
BISAC Subject: LAN009010 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Historical & Comparative
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2020020150 | Marc record