Stephen Fafulas

List of John Benjamins publications for which Stephen Fafulas plays a role.


Subjects Contact Linguistics | Romance linguistics | Sociolinguistics and Dialectology | Theoretical linguistics


The growth in the popularity of studying abroad has led to the proliferation of programs of various lengths, among which is the short-term study abroad (SA), typically lasting around one month. Much needed investigation remains regarding the effectiveness of short-term SA programs, and this… read more | Chapter
Research on progressive and habitual aspectual marking in Spanish provides a productive test case for second language variation research. In Spanish, two forms can be used to reference ongoing action at speech time (simple present and present progressive) while English predominantly makes use of… read more | Chapter
This opening chapter offers the reader an introduction to Spanish in the Amazon. The vast linguistic diversity found in this region of South America has received much scholarly interest. However, the Spanish varieties that have resulted from language contact and a myriad of sociolinguistic factors… read more | Chapter
Fafulas, Stephen and Ricard Viñas-de-Puig 2020 Chapter 7. Emerging ethnolinguistic varieties in the Amazon: The case of Yagua SpanishAmazonian Spanish: Language Contact and Evolution, Fafulas, Stephen (ed.), pp. 155–190
We analyze a handful of morphosyntactic features of Yagua Spanish (YS), a contact variety of Spanish spoken in the Amazon. Our results, from sociolinguistic interviews and film narrations conducted with 10 YS speakers from Comandancia, located along Peru’s Orosa River, suggest that YS is… read more | Chapter
This study explores intervocalic phonemic stop realization in Spanish by monolingual and bilingual speakers in the Peruvian Amazon. We performed an acoustic analysis of sociolinguistic interviews conducted in Spanish with Spanish monolinguals and Yagua-Spanish bilinguals. We focus on Yagua-Spanish… read more | Chapter
Rodríguez-Mondonedo, Miguel and Stephen Fafulas 2020 Epilogue. Insights for contact linguistics and future investigations of Spanish in the Amazon regionAmazonian Spanish: Language Contact and Evolution, Fafulas, Stephen (ed.), pp. 287–298
This closing chapter summarizes the main contributions of this volume and highlights areas of interest for scholars investigating Spanish in the Amazon region. We aim to show what can be gained from the study of Spanish in the Amazon, including insights for general linguistic theory, syntactic… 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
Rodríguez-Mondonedo, Miguel and Stephen Fafulas 2016 Double possession in Peruvian Amazonian SpanishInquiries in Hispanic Linguistics: From theory to empirical evidence, Cuza, Alejandro, Lori Czerwionka and Daniel Olson (eds.), pp. 335–354
In this study we analyze the phenomenon known as “double possession” in monolingual and bilingual Spanish communities located in the Peruvian Amazon. Our data come from sociolinguistic interviews conducted with bilingual Bora-Spanish speakers and monolingual Iquitos Spanish speakers. From a… read more | Article
Se presenta un análisis de la variación gramatical de las formas presente simple y presente progresivo en el español monolingüe y bilingüe. Por medio de una encuesta contextualizada y codificada según el aspecto léxico del verbo y el valor semántico de los adverbios de tiempo, se muestran los… read more | Article