LINGUIST List 32.3262

Mon Oct 18 2021

Books: English and Spanish: Perez, Hundt, Kabatek, Schreier (eds.)

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Date: 10-Oct-2021
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Subject: English and Spanish: Perez, Hundt, Kabatek, Schreier (eds.)
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Title: English and Spanish
Subtitle: World Languages in Interaction
Published: 2021
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Editor: Danae Perez
Editor: Marianne Hundt
Editor: Johannes Kabatek
Editor: Daniel Schreier
Hardback: ISBN: 9781108486040 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 110.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9781108486040 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 85.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9781108486040 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 99.20

This volume compares the evolution and current status of two of the world's major languages, English and Spanish. Parallel chapters trace the emergence of Global English and Spanish and their current status, covering aspects such as language and dialect contact, language typology, norm development in pluricentric languages, and identity construction. Case studies look into the use of English and Spanish on the internet, investigate mixed and alternating lects, as well as ongoing change in Spanish-speaking minorities in the US. The volume thus contributes to current theoretical debates and provides fresh empirical data. While offering an in-depth treatment of the evolution of English and Spanish to the reader, this book introduces the driving factors and the effects of the emergence of world languages in general and is relevant for researchers and students of sociolinguistics, historical linguistics, and typology alike.

1. English and Spanish context – world languages in interaction Danae Perez, Marianne Hundt, Johannes Kabatek and Daniel Schreier; 2. The emergence of global languages: why English? Edgar W. Schneider; 3. Some (unintended) consequences of colonization: the rise of Spanish as a global language J. Clancy Clements; 4. Dialect contact and the emergence of new varieties of English Raymond Hickey; 5. The emergence of Latin American Spanish Volker Noll; 6. Language contact in the emergence of new varieties: typological studies of English-lexifer pidgins and creoles Stephanie Hackert; 7. Contact scenarios and varieties of Spanish beyond Europe Danae M. Perez; 8. Pluricentricity and codification in world English Pam Peters; 9. Spanish today: pluricentricity and codification Bernhard Pöll; 10. Uncovering the big picture: measuring the typological relatedness of varieties of English Benedikt Szmrecsanyi; 11. Morphosyntactic variation in Spanish – global and American perspectives Eeva Sippola; 12. English and Spanish in contact in North America: US Latino communities and the emergence of transnational mediascapes Christian Mair; 13. 'The Spanish of the internet': is that a thing? Discursive and morphosyntactic innovations in computer mediated communication Carlota de Benito Moreno; 14. Alternating or mixing languages? Rena Torres Cacoullos and Catherine E. Travis; 15. The persistence of dialectal differences in US Spanish:/s/ deletion in Boston and New York City Daniel Erker and Madeline Reffel; 16. Identity construction John E. Joseph.

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)
                            Spanish (spa)

Written In: English (eng)

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