ISBN-10:
1589012135
ISBN-13:
2901589012133
Pub. Date:
09/24/2008
Publisher:
Georgetown University Press
Varieties of Spanish in the United States

Varieties of Spanish in the United States

by John M. Lipski

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 2901589012133
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
Publication date: 09/24/2008
Series: Georgetown Studies in Spanish Linguistics Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

John M. Lipski is Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Spanish and Linguistics in the Department of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese at The Pennsylvania State University. He is the author of several books, including Latin American Spanish, El español de América, and A History of Afro-Hispanic Language Contact. He is also editor of the journal Hispanic Linguistics.

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. The Importance of Spanish in the United States

2. Overview of Scholarship on Spanish in the United States

3. Spanish, English, or ... "Spanglish"?

4. Mexican Spanish in the United States

5. Cuban Spanish in the United States

6. Puerto Rican Spanish in the United States

7. Dominican Spanish in the United States

8. Central American Spanish in the United States

9. Salvadoran Spanish in the United States

10. Nicaraguan Spanish in the United States

11. Guatemalan and Honduran Spanish in the United States

12. Traditional varieties: New Mexico and Louisiana

13. Language Mixing and Code Switching

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Carmen Silva-Corvalán

This book provides an impressive amount of useful information about Spanish in the U.S. The reader will not only learn about the past and present vitality of Spanish in the U.S. but also about the extensive scholarship devoted to documenting its many varieties.

Otto Santa Ana

Varieties of Spanish in the United States is a top-notch production by a scholar with a breadth of field that few can match. John Lipski covers the field thoroughly, with a sure and confident voice. Specialists will welcome this thorough volume, majors and graduates will get a foundational understanding of the research that has gone on for the past fifty years, and instructors will naturally reach for it.

Rena Torres Cacoullos

Specialists in the field will celebrate the publication of Varieties of Spanish in the United States, which is the first book-length scholarly treatment not limited to a particular region or variety of Spanish in the United States. Lipski is the person best-suited for this undertaking, given the breadth of his command of the relevant literature and his own fieldwork.

From the Publisher

"This book provides an impressive amount of useful information about Spanish in the U.S. The reader will not only learn about the past and present vitality of Spanish in the U.S. but also about the extensive scholarship devoted to documenting its many varieties." -- Carmen Silva-Corvalán, University of Southern California

"Specialists in the field will celebrate the publication of Varieties of Spanish in the United States, which is the first book-length scholarly treatment not limited to a particular region or variety of Spanish in the United States. Lipski is the person best-suited for this undertaking, given the breadth of his command of the relevant literature and his own fieldwork." -- Rena Torres Cacoullos, University of New Mexico

" Varieties of Spanish in the United States is a top-notch production by a scholar with a breadth of field that few can match. John Lipski covers the field thoroughly, with a sure and confident voice. Specialists will welcome this thorough volume, majors and graduates will get a foundational understanding of the research that has gone on for the past fifty years, and instructors will naturally reach for it." -- Otto Santa Ana, University of California, Los Angeles

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