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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

Socio-Phonetics Part 1: Vowels  1. Vocalic Variation: A Sociolinguistic Analysis of Atonic Vowel Raising in Rural Michoacán, Mexico  2. Vocalic Phenomena in Andean Spanish Dialects  3. Sociolinguistic variation of final back vowels in urban Asturian Spanish  Part 2: Plosive Consonants  4. Velarization of word-internal syllable coda stops  5. A Usage-Based Analysis of the Variable Production of /k/ and /d/ as Interdental Fricatives  6. Intervocalic /d/ as a Gradual Variable in Caracas Spanish  Part 3: Affricate Consonants  7. The Social Stratification of /ʧ/: A Process of Lengthening in Caracas Spanish  Part 4: Fricative Consonants  8. The Last Stronghold of Word-final /s/ in Barranquillero Spanish: Prevocalic Word-final /s/ in Cohesive Bigrams  9. Phonetic sensitivity does not condition variant-based social sensitivity: The case of intervocalic /s/ voicing in Costa Rican Spanish  10. Analyzing Andalusian Coronal Fricative Norms (ceceo, seseo, and distinción) Using a Sociophonetic Demerger Index  11. The Diffusion of sheísmo and Perceptions of porteñidad in Buenos Aires Spanish  Part 5: Liquids  12. Variationist Analyses of Assibilated (r) in Peruvian Spanish  13. The Sociolinguistic Conditioning of Lateralization of /ɾ/: Variation in Three Puerto Rican Communities  14. A Socio-phonetic Exploration of Coda Liquids and Vocalization in Cibao Dominican Spanish  15. Sociolinguistics of Yeísmo in Madrid: Dynamics of Variation and Change  Part 6: Nasals  16. Apparently Real Changes: Revisiting final (-m) in Yucatan Spanish Morphosyntax Part 7: Forms of Address  17. Who are you? A Closer Analysis of tú and vos in Caleño Spanish  18. Vosotros versus Ustedes: Asymmetries in 2PL Pronouns across Spanish Dialects  19. The Spanish Second-person tú and usted as Forms of Address: Grammatical Variation and Cognitive Construction  Part 8: Tense and Aspect  20. The Expression of Futurity in Spanish: An Empirical Investigation  21. Variation of the Simple Present and Present Progressive: Peruvian Spanish, Pear Stories and Language Contact, oh my!  22. Concordantia Temporum in Andean Spanish  23. Form-function Asymmetry: An Example from Spanish Past Time Expressions  Part 9: Mood  24. A Cross-dialectal Analysis of Variable Mood Use in Spanish Part 10: Pronominal Forms and Clitics  25. Differential Object Marking in Monolingual and Bilingual Spanish  26. Variable Constraints on Spanish clitics: A Cross-dialectal Overview  27. Acquiring Constraints on Variable Morphosyntax: Subject-verb ~ verb-subject Word Order in Child Spanish  28. Overlapping envelopes of variation: The case of lexical noun phrases and subject expression in Spanish  Part 11: Other Phenomena  29. No se sabía de que eso iba a pasar: Do Lexical Frequency and Structural Priming Condition dequeísmo?  30. Diatopic Variation in the Alternation of para and pa’  31. An Agreeable Topic: The Pluralization of Presentational haber  32. Traces of the Past in a Lengthy Change (Still) in Progress: Persistence and Generalization in Prepositional Relative Clauses in Peninsular Spanish  Lexical Variation  Part 12: Diachronic and Synchronic Perspectives  33. Social Factors Contributing to Semantic Change  34. The Variable Use of qué and cuál Followed by a Noun Phrase in the Spanish of the Americas  35. Sociolinguistic Factors in the Development of usted in the Colombian Southwest During the 20th century: Evolution of its Familiar Usage  36. Lexical Borrowing and Variation: The Case of Amerindian Words in Latin American Spanish  37. Lexical Variation Among Spanish and Bilingual Communities in Mexico  38. Sociolinguistic Factors in the Preference for Direct and Indirect Expression of Sexual Concepts

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