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Current Research in Puerto Rican Linguistics

1st Edition

Edited by Melvin González-Rivera

Routledge

262 pages

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Description

Current Research in Puerto Rican Linguistics is an edited collection of original contributions which explores the idiosyncratic grammatical properties of Puerto Rican Spanish.

The book focuses on the structural aspects of linguistics, analysed with a variety of frameworks and methodological approaches, in order to presents the latest advances in the field of Puerto Rican and Caribbean linguistics.

Current Research in Puerto Rican Linguistics brings together articles from researchers proposing new, challenging, and ground-breaking analyses on the nature of Spanish in Puerto Rico and Puerto Rican Spanish in the United States.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. A variationist account of Puerto Rican subject personal pronoun expression 3. Interaction among cognitive constraints: The case of the pluralization of presentational haber in Puerto Rican Spanish 4. The Nature and Position of Subjects in Puerto Rican Spanish Wh-questions: Empirical Evidence and Theoretical Implications 5. Mitigation and indirectness in Puerto Rican, Dominican, Mexican Spanish in an institutional discourse setting 6. Phonetics and Phonology of /s̪/ in the Spanish of Puerto Rico: Aspiration, Elision with Compensatory Lengthening, and Glottalization 7. Vowel Raising and Identity in the Highlands of Puerto Rico 8. Hiatus Resolution in Puerto Rican Spanish and Language Typology 9. On Puerto Rican Spanish Subjects

About the Editor

Melvin González-Rivera is Associate Professor of Linguistics in the Department of Hispanic Studies at the University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
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FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / General
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FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / Spanish
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LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / General