Dialects from Tropical Islands: Caribbean Spanish in the United States provides a comprehensive account of current research on Caribbean Spanish in the US 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
List of Contributors
Wilfredo Valentín-Márquez & Melvin González-Rivera
Section 1. Phonetics and Phonology
Rhotic Realizations of the Puerto Rican Community in Western Massachusetts and Puerto Rico
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
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.