Spanish In Four Continents / Edition 1

Spanish In Four Continents / Edition 1

by Carmen Silva-Corvalan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0878406492

ISBN-13: 9780878406494

Pub. Date: 04/01/1997

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

This collection is the first to examine the effects of bilingualism and multilingualism on the development of dialectal varieties of Spanish in Africa, America, Asia and Europe. Nineteen essays investigate a variety of complex situations of contact between Spanish and typologically different languages, including Basque, Bantu languages, English, and Quechua. The

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This collection is the first to examine the effects of bilingualism and multilingualism on the development of dialectal varieties of Spanish in Africa, America, Asia and Europe. Nineteen essays investigate a variety of complex situations of contact between Spanish and typologically different languages, including Basque, Bantu languages, English, and Quechua. The overall picture that evolves clearly indicates that although influence from the contact languages may lead to different dialects, the core grammar of Spanish remains intact.

Silva-Corvalán's volume makes an important contribution both to sociolinguistics in general, and to Spanish linguistics in particular. The contributors address theoretical and empirical issues that advance our knowledge of what is a possible linguistic change, how languages change, and how changes spread in society in situations of intensive bilingualism and language contact, a situation that appears to be the norm rather than the exception in the world.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780878406494
Publisher:
Georgetown University Press
Publication date:
04/01/1997
Series:
Studies in Romance Linguistics
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
0.72(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
The Study of Language Contact: An Overview of the Issues3
Language Mixture: Ordinary Processes, Extraordinary Results15
The Impact of Quichua on Verb Forms Used in Spanish Requests in Otavalo, Ecuador39
The Expression of Past Reference in Spanish Narratives of Spanish-Quechua Bilingual Speakers52
Spanish OV/VO Word-Order Variation in Spanish-Quechua Bilingual Speakers71
The Gerund in the Spanish of the North Andean Region83
The Spanish Language in Contact With Quechua and Aymara: The Use of the Article101
Personal Pronouns for Inanimate Entities in Uruguayan Spanish in Contact With Portuguese117
Lending the 'Unborrowable': Spanish Discourse Markers in Indigenous American Languages132
The Loss of the Spanish Impersonal Particle se Among Bilinguals: A Descriptive Profile148
The Many Faces of Language Maintenance: Spanish Language Claiming in Five Southwestern States165
Spanish Ability and Use Among Second-Generation Nuyoricans184
En los sabados, en la manana, en veces: A Look at en in the Spanish of San Antonio196
On the Future of the Future Tense in the Spanish of the Southwest214
Discourse Strategies of Mexican American Spanish227
Morphosyntactic Features in the Spanish of the Basque Country243
First Stages in the Acquisition of Noun Phrase Determiners by a Basque-Spanish Bilingual Child260
Resultados del contacto del espanol con el arabe y con las lenguas autoctonas de Guinea Ecuatorial281
El espanol en Filipinas293

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