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Title: Selected Proceedings of the Second Workshop on Spanish Sociolinguistics
Edited By: Lotfi Sayahi
Maurice Westmoreland
URL: http://www.lingref.com/cpp/wss/2/index.html
Series Title: Cascadilla Proceedings Project
Description:

This volume contains 12 papers selected from the Second Workshop on Spanish
Sociolinguistics, which was held at the University at Albany on March
25-26, 2004. The authors discuss sociolinguistic issues within
Spanish-speaking communities and countries around the world, including
language policy, code-switching, borrowing, differences in phonetics,
phonology, and syntax, language use issues, and much more. Most papers are
written in English, and several are written in Spanish. The complete table
of contents is available at http://www.lingref.com/cpp/wss/2/ along with
abstracts and the actual papers in PDF format.

This volume has been published by Cascadilla Proceedings Project, a new
imprint created by Cascadilla Press. Proceedings from Cascadilla
Proceedings Project are published in library binding. There is also free
web access to all of the papers in the proceedings through our web site at
lingref.com.

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: Cascadilla Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Phonetics
Phonology
Sociolinguistics
Syntax
Subject Language(s): Spanish
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1574734059
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: vii+132
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