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1st Edition

Topics in Spanish Linguistic Perceptions

ISBN 9780367517311
Published September 30, 2021 by Routledge
252 Pages 35 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Topics in Spanish Linguistic Perceptions brings together the most current research on linguistic perceptions of varieties of Spanish.

The book includes articles from a range of expert contributors using different methodologies and looking at diverse sociolinguistic settings. Readers will gain a rich understanding of the importance of linguistic perceptions and the societal attitudes they are linked to. Readers will also gain insight into the interplay between socioeconomic groups, and educational and linguistic norms and the perception of non-standardized forms of Spanish.

The volume highlights the relationship between language and social perceptions and will be of particular interest to researchers and students in Hispanic linguistics, sociophonetics, and sociolinguistics.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Linguistic perceptions among Spanish-speakers: on the pathway to a deeper understanding

Luis Alfredo Ortiz-López and Eva-Maria Suárez Büdenbender

Section I: Perceptions of Regional Language Variation and Change

Chapter 1: "No me molesta que se coman las /s/: A production and attitude analysis of coda /s/ in Puerto Rican Spanish"

Gibran Delgado-Díaz, Iraida Galarza, and Manuel Díaz-Campos

Chapter 2: The perception of coda liquids in Dominican Spanish: Geographic and social variation

Erik Willis and Manuel Díaz-Campos

Chapter 3: Dialectal contact in the Caribbean: Dominican Perceptions of the Domi-Rican continuum

Luis Alfredo Ortiz-López, Eva-Maria Suárez Büdenbender, and Cristina Martínez-Pedraza

Chapter 4: Sociophonetic perceptions in Andalusian Spanish: The case of sibilants in Seville, Jerez, and Cordoba

Jannis Harjus

Chapter 5: Differing effects of speaker and listener characteristics on the social perception of two traditional Andalusian features undergoing dialect levelling

Brendan Regan

Section II: Perceptions of Language and Migrant Identities

Chapter 6: Perceptions of ethnic difference in a transnational context: A case study from the batey Alejandro Bass (Dominican Republic)

Silke Jansen

Chapter 7: Mexicans and Mexican Americans’ perceptions of themselves and each other: Attitudes toward language and community

Whitney Chappell

Chapter 8: The effects of immigration and transnationalism on language regard

Gabriela Alfaraz

Section III: Perceptions Related to Language Contact Phenomena

Chapter 9: English L2 learners’ attitudes towards Spanish, English, and Spanish-English codeswitching in Puerto Rico

Rosa E. Guzzardo Tamargo, Verónica Loureiro-Rodríguez, Elif Fidan Acar, and Emmanuel Pantoja Morán

Chapter 10: Sociophonetic perception towards English loan words in Puerto Rican Spanish

Luis Alfredo Ortiz-López and Hernán Rosario

Chapter 11: "Para mí, es indígena con traje típico": Apocope as an indexical marker of indigeneity in Guatemalan Spanish

Brandon O. Baird

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Luis Alfredo Ortiz-López is Professor at Recinto de Río Piedras, University of Puerto Rico, USA.

Eva-María Suárez Büdenbender is Associate Professor at Shepherd University, USA.