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The Routledge Handbook of Variationist Approaches to Spanish

ISBN 9780367190828
Published October 13, 2021 by Routledge
630 Pages 122 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The Routledge Handbook of Variationist Approaches to Spanish provides an up-to-date overview of the latest research examining sociolinguistic approaches to analyzing variation in Spanish.

Divided into three sections, the book includes the most current research conducted in Spanish variationist sociolinguistics. This comprehensive volume covers phonological, morphosyntactic, social, and lexical variation in Spanish. Each section is further divided into subsections focusing on specific areas of language variation, highlighting the most salient and current developments in each subfield of Hispanic sociolinguistics. As such, this Handbook delves further into the details of topics relating to variation and change in Spanish than previous publications, with a focus on the symbolic sociolinguistic value of specific phenomena in the field.

Encouraging readers to think critically about language variation, this book will be of interest to advanced undergraduate and graduate students, as well as researchers seeking to explore lesser-known areas of Hispanic sociolinguistics. The Routledge Handbook of Variationist Approaches to Spanish will be a welcome addition to specialists and students in the fields of linguistics, Hispanic linguistics, sociolinguistics, and linguistic anthropology.

Table of Contents



I: Vowels

1. Vocalic Variation: A Sociolinguistic Analysis of Atonic Vowel Raising in Rural Michoacán, Mexico

Jennifer Barajas

2. Vocalic Phenomena in Andean Spanish Dialects

John Lipski

3. Sociolinguistic variation of final back vowels in urban Asturian Spanish

Sonia Barnes

II: Plosive Consonants

4. Velarization of word-internal syllable coda stops

Silvina Bongiovanni

5. A Usage-Based Analysis of the Variable Production of /k/ and /d/ as Interdental Fricatives

Susana Pérez Castillejo

6. Intervocalic /d/ as a Gradual Variable in Caracas Spanish

Manuel Díaz Campos & Jamelyn Wheeler

III: Affricate Consonants

7. The Social Stratification of /ʧ/: A Process of Lengthening in Caracas Spanish

Manuel Díaz Campos, Molly Cole & Eliot Raynor

IV: Fricative Consonants

8. The Last Stronghold of Word-final /s/ in Barranquillero Spanish: Prevocalic Word-final /s/ in Cohesive Bigrams

Earl K. Brown, Richard File-Muriel & Michael Gradoville

9. Phonetic sensitivity does not condition variant-based social sensitivity: The case of intervocalic /s/ voicing in Costa Rican Spanish

Whitney Chappell

10. Analyzing Andalusian Coronal Fricative Norms (ceceo, seseo, and distinción) Using a Sociophonetic Demerger Index

Brendan Regan

11. The Diffusion of sheísmo and Perceptions of porteñidad in Buenos Aires Spanish

Christina García, Whitney Chappell & Rachel Martell

V: Liquids

12. Variationist Analyses of Assibilated (r) in Peruvian Spanish

Carol A. Klee, Rocío Caravedo, Mónica de la Fuente Iglesias & Scott M. Alvord

13. The Sociolinguistic Conditioning of Lateralization of /ɾ/: Variation in Three Puerto Rican Communities

Wilfredo Valentín Márquez

14. A Socio-phonetic Exploration of Coda Liquids and Vocalization in Cibao Dominican Spanish

Erik Willis & Rebecca Ronquest

15. Sociolinguistics of Yeísmo in Madrid: Dynamics of Variation and Change

Isabel Molina Martos

VI: Nasals

16. Apparently Real Changes: Revisiting final (-m) in Yucatan Spanish

Jim Michnowicz


VII: Forms of Address

17. Who are you? A Closer Analysis of tú and vos in Caleño Spanish

Gregory Newall

18. Vosotros versus Ustedes: Asymmetries in 2PL Pronouns across Spanish Dialects

Terrell Morgan & Scott Schwenter

19. The Spanish Second-person tú and usted as Forms of Address: Grammatical Variation and Cognitive Construction

María José Serrano

VIII: Tense and Aspect

20. The Expression of Futurity in Spanish: An Empirical Investigation

Rafael Orozco

21. Variation of the Simple Present and Present Progressive: Peruvian Spanish, Pear Stories and Language Contact, oh my!

Stephen Fafulas

22. Concordantia Temporum in Andean Spanish

Claudia Crespo del Río & Sandro Sessarego

23. Form-function Asymmetry: An Example from Spanish Past Time Expressions

Gibran Delgado Díaz

IX: Mood

24. A Cross-dialectal Analysis of Variable Mood Use in Spanish

Aarnes Gudmestad

X: Pronominal Forms and Clitics

25. Differential Object Marking in Monolingual and Bilingual Spanish

Ana Maria Carvalho

26. Variable Constraints on Spanish clitics: A Cross-dialectal Overview

Mark Hoff & Scott A. Schwenter

27. Acquiring Constraints on Variable Morphosyntax: Subject-verb ~ verb-subject Word Order in Child Spanish

Naomi L. Shin

28. Overlapping envelopes of variation: The case of lexical noun phrases and subject expression in Spanish

Aarnes Gudmestad & Kimberly L. Geeslin

XI: Other Phenomena

29. No se sabía de que eso iba a pasar: Do Lexical Frequency and Structural Priming Condition dequeísmo?

Matthew Kanwit & Juan Berríos

30. Diatopic Variation in the Alternation of para and pa’

Michael Gradoville

31. An Agreeable Topic: The Pluralization of Presentational haber

Devin Grammon

32. Traces of the Past in a Lengthy Change (Still) in Progress: Persistence and Generalization in Prepositional Relative Clauses in Peninsular Spanish

José Luis Blas Arroyo

Lexical Variation  

XII: Diachronic and Synchronic Perspectives

33. Social Factors Contributing to Semantic Change

Patrícia Amaral

34. The Variable Use of qué and cuál Followed by a Noun Phrase in the Spanish of the Americas

Sonia Balasch, Manuel Díaz-Campos & David Moya Balasch

35. Sociolinguistic Factors in the Development of usted in the Colombian Southwest During the 20th century: Evolution of its Familiar Usage

Ana Díaz Collazos

36. Lexical Borrowing and Variation: The Case of Amerindian Words in Latin American Spanish

Pedro Martín Butragueño & Nadiezdha Torres 

37. Lexical Variation Among Spanish and Bilingual Communities in Mexico

Marcela San Giacomo 

38. Sociolinguistic Factors in the Preference for Direct and Indirect Expression of Sexual Concepts

Andrea Pizarro Pedraza  

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Manuel Díaz-Campos is Professor of Hispanic Sociolinguistics at Indiana University, Bloomington, USA.