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Language Planning as a Sociolinguistic Experiment

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Provides richly detailed insight into the uniqueness of the Norwegian language development. Marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of the Norwegian nation following centuries of Danish rule


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Acquiring Phonology: A Cross-Generational Case-Study

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The study also highlights the constructs of current linguistic theory, arguing for distinctive features and the notion 'onset' and against some of the claims of Optimality Theory and Usage-based accounts.


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Language Production and Interpretation: Linguistics meets Cognition

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Academic Paper


Title: 'Dame un hamburger plain con ketchup y papitas'
Author: IleanaCortés
Institution: 'University of Puerto Rico'
Author: JesúsRamírez
Institution: 'University of Puerto Rico'
Author: MaríaRivera
Institution: 'University of Puerto Rico'
Author: MartaViada
Institution: 'Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico -- Ponce'
Author: JoanFayer
Institution: 'University of Puerto Rico'
Linguistic Field: 'Sociolinguistics'
Subject Language: 'English'
' Spanish'
Abstract: English/Spanish contact in Puerto Rico. ONE OUTCOME of language contact is lexical borrowing. Borrowing in Puerto Rico (for political, economic, and social reasons) is evident in the influence English has had on Spanish, especially in lexical terms. This paper explores the impact of American English on the lexicon of Puerto Rican Spanish, specifically on vocabulary relating to food. Data were collected through participant observation in selected fast food restaurants from different regions in P.R. An analysis of the corpus provides the basis for five categories useful in understanding the influence of English on Spanish in this domain. The study indicates that English borrowings have had a tremendous influence on the Puerto Rican lexicon, and predicts that, even though Spanish will continue to be the dominant Puerto Rican language, it will continue to change under the influence of English.

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This article appears in English Today Vol. 21, Issue 2, which you can read on Cambridge's site or on LINGUIST .



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