LINGUIST List 31.2469

Tue Aug 04 2020

Books: Amazonian Spanish: Fafulas (ed.)

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Date: 04-Aug-2020
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: Amazonian Spanish: Fafulas (ed.)
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Title: Amazonian Spanish
Subtitle: Language Contact and Evolution
Series Title: Issues in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics 23
Published: 2020
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: https://benjamins.com/catalog/ihll.23

Editor: Stephen Fafulas
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027261526 Pages: 303 Price: U.S. $ 158.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027261526 Pages: 303 Price: U.K. £ 88.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027261526 Pages: 303 Price: Europe EURO 105.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027204981 Pages: 303 Price: U.S. $ 158.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027204981 Pages: 303 Price: U.K. £ 88.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027204981 Pages: 303 Price: Europe EURO 111.30
Abstract:

"Amazonian Spanish: Language Contact and Evolution" explores the unique origins, linguistic features, and geo-political situation of the Spanish that has emerged in the Amazon. While this region boasts much linguistic diversity, many of the indigenous languages found within its limits are now being replaced by Spanish. This situation of language expansion, contact, and bilingualism is reshaping the sociolinguistic landscape of the Amazon by creating a number of Spanish varieties with innovative linguistic features that require closer scholarly attention. The current book documents this situation in detail. The chapters in this volume include work on distinct geographical regions of the Amazon, with primary data collected using different methodologies and language contact situations. The scholars in this volume specialize in an array of fields, including anthropological linguistics, bilingualism, language contact, dialectology, and language acquisition. Their work represents both formal and functional approaches to linguistics.

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
                            Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): Spanish (spa)

Written In: English (eng)

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