Article published in:Spanish Language and Sociolinguistic Analysis
Edited by Sandro Sessarego and Fernando Tejedo-Herrero
[Issues in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics 8] 2016
► pp. 89–108
Los Angeles Vernacular Spanish
An analytical approach to its indicators, markers, and stereotypes
Our goal in this chapter is to test the perception of a typology of nonstandard Spanish features and Salvadoran lexical items among speakers of Los Angeles Vernacular Spanish (LAVS), a variant of Mexican Spanish used by the predominant Spanish-speaking speech community in Los Angeles. We demonstrate how Spanish-speaking immigrant communities in the United States reclassify acceptability ratings in a country that does not impose Standard Spanish, unless the speaker willingly enrolls in courses of L2 Spanish.
Keywords: (non)standard Spanish, indicators, LAVS, markers, Mexican Spanish, speech community, stereotypes
Published online: 25 May 2016
Guerrero, A., Jr
Lope Blanch, J.M.
Quesada Pacheco, M. Á.
Santa Ana, O., & Parodi, C.