1st Edition

The Routledge Handbook of Spanish Phonology

Edited By Sonia Colina, Fernando Martínez-Gil Copyright 2020
    552 Pages 109 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    552 Pages 109 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The Routledge Handbook of Spanish Phonology brings together leading experts in Spanish phonology to provide a state-of-the-art survey of the field.

    The five sections present current research on the phonological structure of Spanish including the most prominent segmental processes, suprasegmental features, the ways Spanish phonology interacts with other modules of grammar, the acquisition of Spanish phonology by first and second language learners, and an analysis of phonological variation and sound change.

    This volume provides comprehensive and detailed coverage of Spanish phonology. It addresses major burning questions and pressing issues that have arisen in the study of Spanish phonology, and is an essential reading resource for graduate students and researchers in the field.

    Part I: Segmental Phonology

    1. Phonemic contrast and neutralization

    Francesc Torres-Tamarit

    2. Spirantization and the phonology of Spanish voiced obstruents

    Fernando Martínez-Gil

    3. Consonant assimilation

    Carolina González

    4. Vowel harmony

    Jesús Jiménez and Maria-Rosa Lloret

    Part II . Suprasegmental Phonology

    5. Phonotactic constraints on syllable structure

    Sonia Colina

    6. Glides and high vowels in Spanish

    Ellen M. Kaisse

    7. Syllable merger

    José Ignacio Hualde

    8. Spanish verb and non-verb stress

    Iggy Roca

    9. Current issues and challenges in Spanish intonational research

    Pilar Prieto and Paolo Roseano

    Part III. Interfaces

    10. Spanish rhotics and the phonetics-phonology interface

    Travis G. Bradley

    11. Laboratory Phonology methods in Spanish phonology

    Rebeka Campos-Astorkiza

    12. Phonological encoding and the phonology of Spanish: the role of the syllable

    Miquel Simonet

    13. Allomorphic variation

    Maria Ohannesian

    14. Plural formation and gender allomorphy

    Caroline R. Wiltshire

    15. Spanish phonology at the syntax interface

    Eulalia Bonet

    16. Segmental, syllabic, and phrasal stratum domains of Dominican Surprise-[s] hypercorrection

    Rafael A. Núñez-Cedeño, Lucía Badiola, and Ariane Sande-Piñeiro

    Part IV. Spanish Phonology and Acquisition

    17. Spanish phonology and phonological development: first steps in the acquisition of focus

    Conxita Lleó

    18. Guiding principles for advancing experimental research on the second language acquisition of Spanish phonology and phonetics

    Holly J. Nibert

    19. Language contact in Patagonia: durational control in the acquisition of Spanish and Afrikaans phonology

    Nicholas Henriksen, Lorenzo García-Amaya, Andries W. Coetzee, and Daan Wissing

    20. The phonological system of adult heritage speakers of Spanish in the United States

    Rajiv Rao

    Part V. Variation and Change in Spanish Phonology

    21. Spanish phonological variation

    John M. Lipski

    22. Sociolinguistic variation

    Manuel Díaz-Campos and Valentyna Filimonova

    23. A survey of Spanish diachronic phonology

    Gary K. Baker and D. Eric Holt

    24. The historical emergence of Spanish palatal consonants

    Andre Zampaulo


    Sonia Colina is a professor of Hispanic linguistics at the University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA.

    Fernando Martínez-Gil is an associate professor of Hispanic linguistics at The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA.