1st Edition

The Routledge Handbook of Variationist Approaches to Spanish

Edited By Manuel Díaz-Campos Copyright 2022
    630 Pages 122 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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.



    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  


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