Spanish in Contact: Policy, Social and Linguistic Inquiries

Spanish in Contact: Policy, Social and Linguistic Inquiries

by Kim Potowski, Richard Cameron
     
 

This volume, covering a range of topics such as Spanish as a heritage language in the United States, policy issues, pragmatics and language contact, sociolinguistic variation and contact, and Bozal (Creole) Spanish, will serve the interests of linguists, educators, and policy makers alike. It provides cutting edge research on varieties of Spanish spoken by children,… See more details below

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This volume, covering a range of topics such as Spanish as a heritage language in the United States, policy issues, pragmatics and language contact, sociolinguistic variation and contact, and Bozal (Creole) Spanish, will serve the interests of linguists, educators, and policy makers alike. It provides cutting edge research on varieties of Spanish spoken by children, teenagers, and adults in places as diverse as Chicago, New York, New Mexico, and Houston; Valencia and Galicia; the Andean highlands; and the border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic. The emphasis is on spoken Spanish, although researchers also investigate code-switching in the lyrics of bachata songs and the presence of creole in Cuban and Brazilian literature. This collection will be of interest wherever Spanish is spoken.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789027218612
Publisher:
Benjamins, John Publishing Company
Publication date:
07/16/2007
Series:
IMPACT: Studies in Language and Society Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.20(d)

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