Publication details [#59275]

Carvalho, Ana Maria and Patrícia Amaral, eds. 2014. Portuguese-Spanish Interfaces. Diachrony, synchrony, and contact. (Issues in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics 1). John Benjamins. vi, 468 pp.
Publication type
Book – edited volume
Publication language
Language as a subject


Portuguese-Spanish Interfaces captures the diversity of encounters that these languages have known and explores their relevance for current linguistic theories. The book focuses on dimensions along which Portuguese and Spanish can be fruitfully compared and highlights the theoretical value of exploring points of interaction between closely related varieties. The authors explore the common boundaries of these languages within current theoretical frameworks, in an effort to combine scholarship that analyzes Portuguese and Spanish from multiple subfields of linguistics. The volume compares structures from both synchronic and diachronic points of view, addressing a range of issues pertaining to variability, acquisition, contact, and the formation of new languages.