Israel Sanz-Sánchez

List of John Benjamins publications for which Israel Sanz-Sánchez plays a role.


Subjects Historical linguistics | Language acquisition | Sociolinguistics and Dialectology | Theoretical linguistics


This conclusion chapter offers an overview of some of the main themes developed throughout the volume and highlights several important theoretical and methodological implications for the development of new acquisitionally informed research agendas in historical sociolinguistics. The use of… read more
The study of language variation and change has long been rooted in the effects of acquisition at different points of the lifespan, but the potential for language acquisition theory and data to inform sociohistorical approaches to language diachrony has not always been recognized. In this… read more
This paper explores the operation of child language acquisition as a critical factor in some forms of language change. It proposes a sociohistorical model that incorporates the potential for young children to function as linguistic agents in certain environments, characterized by unpredictable… read more
Sanz-Sánchez, Israel and Fernando Tejedo-Herrero 2021 Adult language and dialect learning as simultaneous environmental triggers for language change in SpanishSpanish Socio-Historical Linguistics: Isolation and contact, Chappell, Whitney and Bridget Drinka (eds.), pp. 103–138 | Chapter
Grammatical restructuring in contact situations is customarily analyzed under the lens of either language contact or dialect contact. In this study we argue that both processes may operate jointly in social settings where dialectal accommodation and adult L2 learning favor the same linguistic… read more
Sanz-Sánchez, Israel 2016 Second person forms of address in New Mexican Spanish, 1687–1936Forms of Address in the Spanish of the Americas, Moyna, María Irene and Susana Rivera-Mills (eds.), pp. 63–86 | Article
This study is a diachronic analysis of second person address systems in New Mexican Spanish. The data come from 325 private letters written between 1687 and 1936. The investigation identified several patterns of use involving mostly vuestra merced, vuestra señoría, usted and tú. It shows that usted… read more
This study analyzes the patterns of incorporation of English elements in New Mexican Spanish in the decades following the annexation of New Mexico by the United States as reflected in a corpus of private letters written between 1848 and 1936. The quantitative analysis shows that most types of… read more
This paper analyzes the genesis of New Mexican Spanish during the colonial period (17th and 18th centuries) as the consequence of ‘new dialect formation via koinéization’ (Trudgill 1986, 2004, Kerswill & Williams 2000, Kerswill & Trudgill 2005). It focuses primarily on the evidence for yeísmo, i.e. read more