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Biculturalism and Spanish in Contact
Sociolinguistic Case Studies

ISBN 9780367585631
Published June 30, 2020 by Routledge
318 Pages

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Book Description

Biculturalism and Spanish in Contact: Sociolinguistic Case Studies provides an original and modern analysis of the development of Spanish and its contact with other languages using a sociolinguistic framework from both synchronic and diachronic angles.

Split into three sections​, ​(i) Border speech communities​​, (ii) Outcomes and perceptions in situations of language and dialect contact and (iii) Contact and alternation: social boundaries of language switching, this collection offers new perspectives in the field of language contact and change. Each chapter presents an original study detailing the social factors that have shaped contact varieties of Spanish, providing principal arguments and theories about language use, contact, and change, as well as guided topics for discussion.

 With its wide scope, this book is a landmark in language interaction processes and studies, and will be a valuable reference for educators, scholars, language professionals and students with an interest in the vitality of the Spanish language in contact with other languages.

Table of Contents


List of maps and figures XX

List of tables XX

Acknowledgments XX

List of Abbreviations XX

List of Contributors XX

Chapter Abstracts XX

Introduction XX

Section I

Border Speech Communities

Chapter One 1

Languages and borders: case studies from the U.S. Southwest

Glenn Martinez

Chapter Two XX

Linguistic encounters in Texas

Manuel Gutiérrez

Chapter Three XX

Bilingualism in California: the case of Los Angeles

Ana Sánchez Muñoz

Chapter Four XX

Attitudes and language behavior at the Brazilian-Uruguayan


Göz Kaufmann

Section II

Outcomes and perceptions in situations

of language and dialect contact

Chapter Five XX

Languages in contact: pidginization and creolization, Spanish in the Caribbean

John Lipski

Chapter Six XX

Dominican-Haitian contact in Hispaniola: historical and sociolinguistic


Luis Ortiz López

Chapter Seven XX

Languages in contact: the case of Colombia

Armin Schwegler and Alejandro Correa

Section III

contact and alternation:

social boundaries of language switching

Chapter Eight XX

Have monolingualism and monoculturalism been overcome in Mexico?

Mariadelaluz Matus- Mendoza

Chapter Nine XX

Languages in contact in Paraguay: cultural fusion in a unique sociolinguistic situation

Haralambos Symeonidis

Chapter Ten XX

Language contact and the indigenous languages of Uruguay

Yliana Rodríguez

Chapter Eleven XX

Languages in contact: grammaticalization and complexification in Northern Andean


Kathleen Guerra

Chapter Twelve XX

Spain's language policies and the discourse of contact linguistics: a diachronic approach

Eva Núñez Méndez

Index of subjects XX

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Eva Núñez Méndez is professor of Spanish linguistics at Portland State University, where she has been part of the Dept. of World Languages and Literatures since 2002. Her research focuses primarily on linguistics (phonetics, syntax, and the history of the Spanish language) and on applied linguistics (language variation, text analysis, and translation). Her books include Diachronic applications of Hispanic linguistics (2016), Fundamentals of the history of the Spanish language (2012), Fundamentals of Spanish phonetics and phonology (2012, 2005), and Troilus and Cressida: a bilingual edition (2008).