Spanish in the United States: Attitudes and Variation is a collection of new, cutting-edge research with the purpose of providing scholars interested in Spanish as it is spoken by bilinguals living in the United States a current view of the state of the discipline.
This volume is broad and inclusive of the populations studied, methodologies used, and approaches to the linguistic study of Spanish in order to provide scholars with an up-to-date understanding of the complexities of the Spanish(es) spoken in the United States. In addition to this snapshot, this volume stimulates new areas of inquiry and motivates new ways of analyzing the social, linguistic, and educational aspects of what it means to speak Spanish in the United States.
Table of Contents
New Research on Spanish in the United States
Scott M. Alvord and Gregory L. Thompson, Brigham Young University
Part 1: Spanish in the United States: Language Attitudes
Language, Contact, and the Negotiation of Identities in a Mixed-Latino Community
José Esteban Hernández, University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley
Perceptions of Spanish(es) in the United States: Mexicans’ Sociophonetic Evaluations of [v] in the Speech of U.S.-based Mexican Immigrants, Heritage Speakers, and Language Learners
Whitney Chapell, University of Texas, San Antonio
A Socio-Onomastic Study of Spanish Receptive Bilinguals: Attitudes, Ascription and Audience Design
Maryann Parada, California State University, Bakersfield
Part 2: Spanish in the United States: Language in Contact
Pro-drop to non-pro-drop: question word order in New York City Caribbean Spanish
Carolina Barrera-Tobón, DePaul University
Rocío Raña-Risso, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York
Bare If-Clauses as a Compensatory Politeness Strategy in United States Spanish
Emily Bernate, St. Edward’s University
The Effect of Level of Instruction, Dialect, and Extended Time Abroad on the L2 Acquisition of Spanish Speech Rhythm: Results and Methodological Concerns
Brandon M. A. Rogers, Ball State University
Scott M. Alvord, Brigham Young University
Doug Porter, University of Minnesota
Part 3: Spanish in the United States: Heritage Speakers of Spanish
Connecting the Classroom and the Community: Service Learning and the Heritage Language Student
Gregory L. Thompson, Brigham Young University
Systematizing the Use of the Aspectual Distinction by Level of Proficiency: A Case of Spanish as a Heritage Language
Laura Valentín-Rivera, Kansas State University
Earl K. Brown, Brigham Young University
Heritage Speakers, Monolingual Policies, and Spanish Language Maintenance in Kansas
Rachel E. Showstack and Kelly Guzman, Wichita State University
Edwin M. Lamboy, The City College of New York (CUNY)
Scott M. Alvord is Associate Professor of Hispanic Linguistics at Brigham Young University, USA.
Gregory L. Thompson is Associate Professor of Spanish Pedagogy at Brigham Young University, USA.