Manuel Díaz-Campos

List of John Benjamins publications for which Manuel Díaz-Campos plays a role.


Subjects Romance linguistics | Sociolinguistics and Dialectology | Theoretical linguistics


We examine social and linguistic factors, including lexical frequency, that influence variable production of the alveolar rhotic trill in Caracas, Venezuela, and the region surrounding Caguas, Puerto Rico. Two categories of rhotic productions are established: non-innovative trills with two or… read more | Chapter
This study considers attitudes about variable production of coda /?/ and syllable-initial /r/ in Puerto Rico. Two actors produced typical Puerto Rican allophonic variants of coda /?/ and syllable-initial /r/. Indirect attitudes of sixteen urban speakers were measured through a matched-guise task,… read more | Chapter
Díaz-Campos, Manuel and Sandro Sessarego 2021 Introduction. Contemporary research on Latin American Spanish dialectologyAspects of Latin American Spanish Dialectology: In honor of Terrell A. Morgan, Díaz-Campos, Manuel and Sandro Sessarego (eds.), pp. 1–8
Díaz-Campos, Manuel and Ángel Milla-Muñoz 2020 Chapter 3. Origins and dialectology studies of Spanish in AmericaAmazonian Spanish: Language Contact and Evolution, Fafulas, Stephen (ed.), pp. 57–80
This chapter offers a general perspective concerning the origins of American Spanish. This introductory chapter broadly includes the most relevant aspects that characterize Spanish varieties in South America. The first part reviews the influence of the settlers in the formation of Spanish in… read more | Chapter
Fafulas, Stephen, Manuel Díaz-Campos and Michael Gradoville 2018 Chapter 10. Stable variation or change in progress? A sociolinguistic analysis of pa(ra) in the Spanish of VenezuelaLanguage Variation and Contact-Induced Change: Spanish across space and time, King, Jeremy and Sandro Sessarego (eds.), pp. 223–245
Sociolinguistic analyses of pa(ra) “for” have found that both linguistic and social factors play a significant role in speaker use of the reduced (pa’) and full (para) forms (e.g., Bentivoglio et al. 2005). However, no study to date has analyzed the extent to which production of these forms is most… read more | Chapter
Fafulas, Stephen and Manuel Díaz-Campos 2016 Review of Enrique-Arias, Gutiérrez, Landa & Ocampo (2014): VerbaSpanish in Context 13:1, pp. 159–162
This investigation extends the research on the use of Spanish copulas ser and estar in Venezuela to all [copula + adjective] contexts (see De Jonge 1993; Malaver 2000 for work on expressions of age). Findings reveal that resultant state, adjective class, predicate type, experience with the… read more | Article
Ronquest, Rebecca E. and Manuel Díaz-Campos 2009 Discriminating Pitch Accent Alignment in SpanishRomance Linguistics 2007: Selected papers from the 37th Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL), Pittsburgh, 15–18 March 2007, Masullo, Pascual José, Erin O'Rourke and Chia-Hui Huang (eds.), pp. 243–260
While much acoustic-phonetic evidence has accumulated which proves the existence of two phonetically distinct peak alignments (L+H* and L*+H) in Spanish declaratives, whether or not the two alignments are phonologically distinct remains a topic of debate. The goal of the present paper is to utilize… read more | Article
The present paper examines the constraints governing the acquisition of sociolinguistic variables. More specifically, it investigates the acquisition of the school variety of Venezuelan Spanish characterized, according to previous research, by increased levels of retention of [ð] in… read more | Article