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Dialects from Tropical Islands
Caribbean Spanish in the United States





ISBN 9781032176789
Published September 30, 2021 by Routledge
236 Pages 49 B/W Illustrations

 
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Book Description

Dialects from Tropical Islands: Caribbean Spanish in the United States provides a comprehensive account of current research on Caribbean Spanish in the United States from different theoretical perspectives and linguistic areas.



This edited volume highlights current scholarship and linguistic analyses in four major areas relative to Caribbean Spanish in the United States: phonological and phonetic variation, morphosyntactic approaches, sociolinguistic perspectives, and heritage-language acquisition.



This volume will be of interest to linguists and philologists who specialize in Spanish, Caribbean Spanish, Spanish in the United States, or in Romance languages in general.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



Acknowledgments



List of Contributors



Introduction



Wilfredo Valentín-Márquez & Melvin González-Rivera



Section 1. Phonetics and Phonology



Rhotic Realizations of the Puerto Rican Community in Western Massachusetts and Puerto Rico



Alba Arias



Differences in the Use of /l/ and /r/ in Two Communities of Puerto Rican Spanish Speakers in the United States



Michelle F. Ramos Pellicia



Laterals in Contact: Miami-Cuban Spanish and English /l/



Brandon M. A. Rogers & Scott M. Alvord



Se comen la [s] pero a veces son muy fisnos: Observations on Coda Sibilant Elision, Retention, and Insertion in Popular Dominican(-American) Spanish



Almeida Jacqueline Toribio & Aris Moreno Clemons



The Sociolinguistic Distribution of Puerto Rican Spanish /r/ in Grand Rapids, Michigan



Wilfredo Valentín-Márquez



Section 2. Morphology and Syntax



Explaining Pronominal Subject Placement Variation across Two Generations of Caribbean Spanish Speakers in New York City



Carolina Barrera-Tobón & Rocío Raña Risso



The Effect of Person on the Subject Expression of Spanish Heritage Speakers



Ana de Prada Pérez & Inmaculada Gómez Soler



Section 3. Sociolinguistic Perspectives



Evidence of Creolized English Grammar in the Spanish of Dominicans on St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands



Daniel S. D’Arpa



Puerto Rican Evaluations of Varieties of Spanish



Eva-María Suárez Büdenbender



Aquí no se cogen las guaguas: Language and Puerto Rican Identity in San Diego



Ana Celia Zentella



Caribbean Spanish Influenced by African-American English: U.S. Afro-Spanish Language and the New U.S. Caribeño Identity



Teresa Satterfield & José R. Benkí, Jr.



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Editor(s)

Biography

Wilfredo Valentín-Márquez is an assistant professor of Spanish at Millersville University.



Melvin González-Rivera is an associate professor of Spanish at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez.