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Title: Perspectivas teóricas y experimentales sobre el español de la Argentina
Edited By: Laura Marcela Colantoni
Celeste Rodriguez Louro
URL: http://www.iberoamericanalibros.com/cgi-bin/infodetail.cgi?doknr=521759&lang=en&txt=beschreibung
Series Title: Lingüística Iberoamericana ; 56
Description:

El presente trabajo responde a una doble necesidad. En primer lugar, la colección de capítulos reunidos en este volumen busca resaltar la relevancia de la variabilidad lingüística de la Argentina para la lingüística teórica. En cada una de las cinco secciones en las que está dividida la obra (fonética y fonología; morfo-sintaxis; sintaxis y semántica, sociolingüística y análisis del discurso), se analizan tanto fenómenos de los que se han ocupado obras anteriores (por ejemplo el orden de palabras), como otros menos tradicionales, como la influencia del italiano en la entonación porteña.

En segundo lugar, el volumen busca responder a una necesidad epistemológica: entablar un diálogo entre distintos enfoques teóricos que normalmente mantienen existencias paralelas. La valoración de un análisis lingüístico, que parte de la consideración de un corpus rico de datos del español de un país específico, ha unido a los distintos especialistas que participan en el volumen, dotando a este de un hilo conductor común. Así, "Perspectivas teóricas y experimentales sobre el español de la Argentina" apela tanto a quienes estén interesados en discusiones teóricas como a aquellos que busquen descripciones abundantes en datos para su trabajo o enriquecimiento personal.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Iberoamericana / Vervuert Verlag
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Spanish
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9788484897590
Pages: 608
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