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Title: The Development of Phonology in Spanish and Portuguese
Written By: EduardoD.Faingold
Series Title: LINCOM Studies in Romance Linguistics 59
Description:

The Development of Phonology in Spanish and Portuguese applies Mayerthaler
and Bailey’s seminal work in linguistic naturalness and markedness to child
language development. The book focuses on Spanish and Portuguese in their
many varieties, including their ‘daughter’ creole and fusion and koine
languages, as it systematically examines the acquisition of a range of
phonological constructions. The account is further enhanced by reference to
historical language change, contact language phenomena and creolization.
This highly integrated study demonstrates the impetus and predictive force
of markedness theory. It is shown that first-language phonological
acquisition, creole phonology, and historical phonology share a large
number of universal features. Biological constraints such as language
universals and markedness considerations interact in a significant manner
in child language, creolization, and historical change with
superstrate/substrate languages, and all are affected by the age of the
speaker and sociocommunicational constraints such as literacy, borrowing,
decreolization, and hypercorrection.

Contents

1 Introduction
1.1 Background assumptions
1.2 Research procedures
1.3 Sources of data
1.4 Contents

2 Phonological Markedness

2.1 The notion of markedness
2.2 Markedness and phonological universals
2.3 An integrated model of markedness
2.4 Summary

3 Spanish and Portuguese phonology

3.1 Input languages: La Plata Argentine Spanish and São Paulo Brazilian
Portuguese
3.2 Source languages: Uruguayan Spanish and Southern Brazilian Portuguese
3.3 Substratum languages: Iberian Spanish and Portuguese

4 First language acquisition of Spanish and Portuguese phonology

4.1 The use of case-study methodology
4.2 Biological mechanisms of change in child language
4.3 Summary

5 Creolization of Spanish and Portuguese Phonology

5.1 Papiamentu
5.2 Palenquero
5.3 Reconstructing segmental inventories
5.4 Biological mechanisms of change in creolization
5.5 Sociocommunicational mechanisms in creolization
5.6 Summary

6 Fusion and compartmentalization of Spanish and Portuguese phonology

6.1 Selected dialects of Judeo-Ibero-Romance
6.2 Judeo-Ibero-Romance: The language spoken by Spanish and Portuguese Jews
6.3 Judeo-Ibero-Romance as a Spanish koine
6.4 Fusion in Judeo-Ibero-Romance
6.5 Diffusion, fusion, and compartmentalization
6.6 The psychological and social reality of linguistic fusion
6.7 Summary

7 Summary and Conclusions

References
Index

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
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Linguistic Field(s): Phonology
Sociolinguistics
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): Portuguese
Spanish
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Versions:
Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783895867125
Pages: 150
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