Language Contact and Change: Spanish in Los Angeles / Edition 1

Language Contact and Change: Spanish in Los Angeles / Edition 1

by Carmen Silva-Corvalan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198236441

ISBN-13: 9780198236443

Pub. Date: 06/28/1996

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Languages in contact are characterized by constant and rapid change; thus, they provide a testing ground for hypotheses about processes of linguistic change. In this study, Silva-Corvalán looks at an inter-generational sample of Spanish-English bilinguals in Los Angeles County. Bringing together analytical techniques employed in sociolinguistics, functional

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Overview

Languages in contact are characterized by constant and rapid change; thus, they provide a testing ground for hypotheses about processes of linguistic change. In this study, Silva-Corvalán looks at an inter-generational sample of Spanish-English bilinguals in Los Angeles County. Bringing together analytical techniques employed in sociolinguistics, functional syntax, and discourse analysis, she uncovers the linguistic, cognitive, and social processes underlying language maintenance, as well as changes characteristic of language shift and loss.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198236443
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
06/28/1996
Series:
Oxford Studies in Language Contact Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.19(h) x 0.61(d)

Table of Contents

Abbreviations
List of Tables
1Language Contact and Change1
2Tense-Mood-Aspect Across the Spanish Continuum20
3The Effect of Tense-Mood-Aspect Simplification on Narrative and Hypothetical Discourse56
4Exploring Internal Motivation for Change92
5Exploring External Motivation for Change133
6Conflicting Loyalties168
7Conclusion207
App. 1 Tape Contents and Speaker Coding222
App. 2 Verb Test227
App. 3 Factors Included in the Coding of Subject Expression230
App. 4 Attitude Questionnaires232
References240
Index250

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