List of John Benjamins publications for which Sandro Sessarego plays a role.
Aspects of Latin American Spanish Dialectology: In honor of Terrell A. Morgan
Edited by Manuel Díaz-Campos and Sandro Sessarego
[Issues in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics, 32] 2021. vi, 292 pp.
Subjects Romance linguistics | Sociolinguistics and Dialectology | Theoretical linguistics
Variation and Evolution: Aspects of language contact and contrast across the Spanish-speaking world
Edited by Sandro Sessarego, Juan J. Colomina-Almiñana and Adrián Rodríguez-Riccelli
[Issues in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics, 29] 2020. viii, 277 pp.
Subjects Contact Linguistics | Historical linguistics | Romance linguistics | Sociolinguistics and Dialectology | Theoretical linguistics
Language Variation and Contact-Induced Change: Spanish across space and time
Edited by Jeremy King and Sandro Sessarego
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 340] 2018. vi, 336 pp.
Subjects Contact Linguistics | Historical linguistics | Romance linguistics | Theoretical linguistics
Spanish Language and Sociolinguistic Analysis
Edited by Sandro Sessarego and Fernando Tejedo-Herrero
[Issues in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics, 8] 2016. xvi, 406 pp.
Subjects Romance linguistics | Sociolinguistics and Dialectology | Theoretical linguistics
Afro-Peruvian Spanish: Spanish slavery and the legacy of Spanish Creoles
[Creole Language Library, 51] 2015. xvi, 184 pp.
Subjects Contact Linguistics | Creole studies | Romance linguistics | Theoretical linguistics
Introduction. Contemporary research on Latin American Spanish dialectology. Aspects of Latin American Spanish Dialectology: In honor of Terrell A. Morgan, Díaz-Campos, Manuel and Sandro Sessarego (eds.), pp. 1–82021.
Chapter 7. Declarative intonation in four Afro-Hispanic varieties: Phonological analysis and implications. Aspects of Latin American Spanish Dialectology: In honor of Terrell A. Morgan, Díaz-Campos, Manuel and Sandro Sessarego (eds.), pp. 155–1802021.
This chapter studies declarative intonation using the Autosegmental-Metrical model of intonational phonology in four Afro-Hispanic varieties: Chinchano, Chocó, Chota Valley, and Yungueño. We analyze the inventory of pitch accents, intermediate phrase boundary tones and intonational phrase boundary… read more | Chapter
A socio-historical perspective on the origin and evolution of two Afro-Andean vernaculars. Spanish Socio-Historical Linguistics: Isolation and contact, Chappell, Whitney and Bridget Drinka (eds.), pp. 163–1842021.
This paper casts light on the socio-historical background of two Afro-Andean vernaculars: Yungueño Spanish (Bolivia) and Choteño Spanish (Ecuador). Contrary to what has been suggested in the literature (Lipski 2008; Perez 2015; Schwegler 1999, 2014), results indicate that a concomitance of… read more | Chapter
Chapter 8. Afro-Peruvian Spanish intonation: A case of contact-induced language change. Spanish Phonetics and Phonology in Contact: Studies from Africa, the Americas, and Spain, Rao, Rajiv (ed.), pp. 207–2262020.
This paper provides an analysis of Afro-Peruvian Spanish (APS) declarative intonation. APS is an Afro-Hispanic vernacular spoken across some rural villages in the Province of Chincha, coastal Peru. Results indicate that APS does not follow declarative intonation patterns found in most normative… read more | Chapter
Afro-Peruvian Spanish declarative intonation: Analysis and implications. Hispanic Linguistics: Current issues and new directions, Morales-Front, Alfonso, Michael J. Ferreira, Ronald P. Leow and Cristina Sanz (eds.), pp. 229–2482020.
This study offers an analysis of Afro-Peruvian Spanish (APS) declarative intonation. Our findings indicate that this dialect presents intonational features that diverge from other varieties of Spanish. It shows minimal downstepping across utterances and a predominant use of the L+H* pitch accent,… read more | Chapter
Introduction. Spanish Phonetics and Phonology in Contact: Studies from Africa, the Americas, and Spain, Rao, Rajiv (ed.), pp. 1–122020.
Casting light on the Spanish creole debate: A legal perspective. Hispanic Linguistics: Current issues and new directions, Morales-Front, Alfonso, Michael J. Ferreira, Ronald P. Leow and Cristina Sanz (eds.), pp. 327–3422020.
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,… read more | Chapter
Chapter 2. Chocó Spanish: An Afro-Hispanic language on the Spanish frontier. Hispanic Contact Linguistics: Theoretical, methodological and empirical perspectives, Ortiz López, Luis A., Rosa E. Guzzardo Tamargo and Melvin González-Rivera (eds.), pp. 43–602020.
This paper presents sociohistorical and linguistic data to cast light on the origin and nature of Chocó Spanish (CS), an Afro-Hispanic dialect spoken in the Pacific lowlands of Colombia. This research suggests that neither the Decreolization Hypothesis (Granda, 1977; Schwegler, 1991a, 1991b) nor… read more | Chapter
Social and linguistic factors shaping language dynamics across the Spanish-speaking world. Variation and Evolution: Aspects of language contact and contrast across the Spanish-speaking world, Sessarego, Sandro, Juan J. Colomina-Almiñana and Adrián Rodríguez-Riccelli (eds.), pp. 1–82020.
Chapter 3. Hard come, easy go: Linguistic interfaces in Istanbulite Judeo-Spanish and Afro-Ecuadorian Spanish. Language Variation and Contact-Induced Change: Spanish across space and time, King, Jeremy and Sandro Sessarego (eds.), pp. 63–812018.
This study analyzes patterns in syntax-pragmatics (subject pronoun use) and syntax-morphology (nominal and verbal phi-agreement) interfaces in two unrelated varieties of Spanish, namely Afro-Ecuadorian Spanish (AES) and Istanbulite Judeo-Spanish (IJS). In spite of their geographical distance, the… read more | Chapter
Enhancing dialogue in the field: Some remarks on the status of the Spanish creole debate. Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages 33:1, pp. 197–2022018.
Chapter 4. Afro-Hispanic contact varieties at the syntax/pragmatics interface: Pro-drop phenomena in Chinchano Spanish. Language Variation and Contact-Induced Change: Spanish across space and time, King, Jeremy and Sandro Sessarego (eds.), pp. 85–1102018.
The Null Subject Parameter (NSP) has been the focus of much debate in the syntactic and pragmatic literature. Within the realm of Spanish and Portuguese, the analysis of two dialects that do not follow its predictions (Dominican Spanish (DS) and Brazilian Portuguese (BP)) has led to the postulation… read more | Chapter
Introduction. Language Variation and Contact-Induced Change: Spanish across space and time, King, Jeremy and Sandro Sessarego (eds.), pp. 1–82018.
Chapter 12. Afro-Hispanic varieties in comparison: New light from phylogeny. Creole Studies – Phylogenetic Approaches, Bakker, Peter, Finn Borchsenius, Carsten Levisen and Eeva M. Sippola (eds.), pp. 269–2922017.
This study examines the potential of phylogenetic analysis in the classification and comparison of Spanish contact varieties, with special focus on three Afro-Hispanic varieties spoken in South America. Our analysis is based on typological and dialectal comparative data. The results of the… read more | Chapter
Chocó Spanish double negation and the genesis of the Afro-Hispanic dialects of the Americas. Diachronica 34:2, pp. 219–2522017.
Chocó Spanish is an Afro-Hispanic dialect spoken in the Pacific lowlands of Colombia. This variety is characterized by the presence of double-negative constructions (neg2) (i.e., yo no como no “I do not eat”), which have repeatedly been classified in the literature as the contemporary traces of a… read more | Article
Chocó Spanish and the Missing Spanish Creole debate: Sociohistorical and linguistic considerations to solve the puzzle. Language Ecology 1:2, pp. 213–2412017.
This study offers a linguistic and sociohistorical analysis of Chocó Spanish (CS), an Afro-Hispanic variety spoken in the Pacific lowlands of Colombia by the descendants of the slaves taken to this region to work in gold mines during the colonial era. This research also tackles the many questions… read more | Article
The legal hypothesis of creole genesis: Presence/absence of legal personality, a new element to the Spanish creole debate. Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages 32:1, pp. 1–472017.
The origins of the Afro-Hispanic Languages of the Americas (AHLAs), the languages that developed in Latin America from the contact of African languages and Spanish in colonial times, are extremely intriguing, since it still has to be explained why we do not find creole languages in certain regions… read more | Article
A phonetic analysis of intervocalic /r/ in Highland Bolivian Spanish. Spanish in Context 13:2, pp. 195–2112016.
This paper provides a phonetic analysis of intervocalic /r/ in lower-class Highland Bolivian Spanish. Results show that in this dialect rhotic assibilation has progressed beyond the fricative [ř] already reported by several scholars (cf. Navarro Tomás 1980; Canfield 1981; Lipski 1994; Sessarego… read more | Article
Introduction. Spanish Language and Sociolinguistic Analysis, Sessarego, Sandro and Fernando Tejedo-Herrero (eds.), pp. xi–xvi2016.
Spanish and Portuguese parallels: Impoverished number agreement as a vernacular feature of two rural dialects. Spanish Language and Sociolinguistic Analysis, Sessarego, Sandro and Fernando Tejedo-Herrero (eds.), pp. 283–3042016.
This paper investigates variable number agreement phenomena across the Determiner Phrase (DP) of two non-standard varieties of Spanish and Portuguese spoken in Latin America: Afro-Bolivian Spanish (ABS) and Popular Brazilian Portuguese (PBP). In line with recent studies in the field of minimalist… read more | Article
On the simplification of a prosodic inventory: The Afro-Bolivian Spanish case. Inquiries in Hispanic Linguistics: From theory to empirical evidence, Cuza, Alejandro, Lori Czerwionka and Daniel Olson (eds.), pp. 171–1902016.
This paper analyzes the declarative intonation of Afro-Bolivian Spanish (ABS) in terms of the realization of pitch accents and phrase boundary tones. We observe that the inventory of these phonological targets in ABS is much more reduced than what has been encountered in other native varieties of… read more | Article
Afro-Peruvian Spanish in the context of Spanish Creole Genesis. Spanish in Context 11:3, pp. 381–4012014.
This study presents linguistic and sociohistorical data on Afro-Peruvian Spanish (APS), an Afro-Hispanic dialect spoken in the province of Chincha (coastal Peru) by the descendants of the slaves taken to this region to work on sugarcane plantations in the seventeenth century. The present work… read more | Article
On the origins of Chota Valley Spanish: Linguistic and sociohistorical evidence. Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages 29:1, pp. 86–1332014.
Chota Valley Spanish (CVS) is an Afro-Hispanic dialect spoken in the provinces of Imbabura and Carchi, Ecuador. The structure of CVS is relatively similar to Spanish, even though the conditions that characterized colonial Chota Valley seem — at a first glance — to have been ideal for a creole… read more | Article
On the non-creole basis for Afro-Bolivian Spanish. Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages 28:2, pp. 363–4072013.
This article provides a sociohistorical and linguistic account for the development of Afro-Bolivian Spanish (ABS), an Afro-Hispanic vernacular spoken in Los Yungas, Department of La Paz, Bolivia. Previous research has indicated that ABS might be the descendent of an Afro-Hispanic pidgin (Lipski… read more | Article
On the nature of bare nouns in Afro-Bolivian Spanish. Romance Linguistics 2010: Selected papers from the 40th Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL), Seattle, Washington, March 2010, Herschensohn, Julia (ed.), pp. 191–2042011.
This paper provides an analysis of bare nouns in Afro-Bolivian Spanish. Their behavior does not fit the typology emerging from the Nominal Mapping Parameter. We consider several properties related to mass/count, kind, and indefinite/definite readings, and we conclude with an explanation based on… read more | Article
The valuation of gender agreement in DP: Evidence from Afro-Bolivian Spanish. Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory 2009: Selected papers from 'Going Romance' Nice 2009, Berns, Janine, Haike Jacobs and Tobias Scheer (eds.), pp. 133–1482011.
This paper analyzes gender agreement in the Determiner Phrase in Afro-Bolivian Spanish. Our data shows a case of cross-generational change, transitioning from a basilectal Afro-Bolivian variety to the more prestigious standard Bolivian Spanish. Recent minimalist models account for variability as… read more | Article