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LINGUIST List 20.2502

Tue Jul 14 2009

Books: Historical Ling/Socioling/General Ling: Lipski

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        1.    Daniel Davies, A History of Afro-Hispanic Language: Lipski

Message 1: A History of Afro-Hispanic Language: Lipski
Date: 13-Jul-2009
From: Daniel Davies <ddaviescambridge.org>
Subject: A History of Afro-Hispanic Language: Lipski
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Title: A History of Afro-Hispanic Language
Subtitle: Five Centuries, Five Continents
Published: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
                http://us.cambridge.org

Author: John M. Lipski
Paperback: ISBN: 9780521115582 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 19.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9780521115582 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 36.99
Abstract:

Note: This is the paperback edition of a previously announced title.

The African slave trade, beginning in the fifteenth century, brought
African languages into contact with Spanish and Portuguese, resulting in
the Africans' gradual acquisition of these languages. In this book, John
Lipski describes the major forms of Afro-Hispanic language found in the
Iberian Peninsula and Latin America over the last 500 years. As well as
discussing pronunciation, morphology and syntax, he separates legitimate
forms of Afro-Hispanic expression from those that result from racist
stereotyping, to assess how contact with the African diaspora has had a
permanent impact on contemporary Spanish. A principal issue is the
possibility that Spanish, in contact with speakers of African languages,
may have creolized and restructured - in the Caribbean and perhaps
elsewhere - permanently affecting regional and social varieties of Spanish
today. The book is accompanied by the largest known anthology of primary
Afro-Hispanic texts from Iberia, Latin America, and former Afro-Hispanic
contacts in Africa and Asia.

Acknowledgements;
Note on the appendix;
Introduction;
1. Africans in the Iberian peninsular, the slave trade, and overview of
Afro-Iberian
linguistic contacts;
2. Early Afro-Portuguese texts;
3. Early Afro-Hispanic texts;
4. Africans in colonial Spanish America;
5. Afro-Hispanic texts from Latin America: Sixteenth to twentieth centuries;
6. Survey of major African language families;
7. Phonetics/phonology of Afro-Hispanic language;
8. Grammatical features of Afro-Hispanic language;
9. The Spanish-Creole debate;
References;
Index.


Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
                            Morphology
                            Phonetics
                            Phonology
                            Sociolinguistics
                            Syntax

Written In: English (eng )

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