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Title: Contactos y contextos lingüísticos
Subtitle: El español en los Estados Unidos y en contacto con otras lenguas
Edited By: Luis A. Ortiz López
Manel Lacorte
URL: http://www.ibero-americana.net/cgi-bin/infodetail.cgi?isbn=8484891976&doknr=521197&lang=en&tx
Series Title: Lingüística Iberoamericana, 27

Este texto se enmarca dentro del estudio de lenguas en contacto en
escenarios con diversos grados de bilingüismo, con especial atención al
español en los Estados Unidos. Los autores se insertan en el debate
teórico que rige la disciplina, y proponen posibles respuestas a muchas
interrogantes sobre el contacto lingüístico, algunas de las cuales han
quedado sugeridas en las páginas introductorias. Examinan los procesos de
‘simplificación’, de interferencia, transferencia y convergencia en
escenarios bilingües, la adquisición de lengua, el cambio y la variación
lingüística, la alternancia y mezcla de códigos, así como las perspectivas
socioculturales y pedagógicas del contacto. Al trasluz de los retos que se
le han planteado en años recientes a los privilegios del estándar como
punto de análisis exclusivo y, en muchas ocasiones, estigmatizador, en los
estudios en torno a los contactos lingüísticos, estas propuestas presuponen
la invitación a miradas alternas que se sostengan sobre consideraciones
inclusivas y liberadas de prejuicios añejos.

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Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: Iberoamericana / Vervuert Verlag
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): Spanish
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 8484891976
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 355
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