Sociolinguistic Approaches to Sibilant Variation in Spanish

 
 
Routledge (Verlag)
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  • erscheint ca. am 28. April 2021
 
  • Buch
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  • Hardcover
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  • 400 Seiten
978-0-367-72220-3 (ISBN)
 
Social processes and the nature of language variation have driven sibilant variation across the Spanish-speaking world. This book explores the current state of Spanish sibilants and their dialectal variations.

Focusing on different processes undergone by sibilants in Spanish (e.g., voicing, devoicing, weakening, aspiration, elision) in various geographical areas and language contact situations, each chapter offers an analysis on a unique sociolinguistic case from different formal, experimental, and data-based approaches. The opening chapter orients the reader with an overview of sibilant system's evolution, which serves as an anchor to the other chapters and facilitates understanding for readers new to the topic. The volume is organized around three thematic sections: part one, Spain; part two, United States; and part three, Central and South America. The collection includes research on dialects in both Peninsular and Trans-Atlantic Spanish such as Jerezano, Caribbean Spanish in Boston and New York City, Cuban Spanish in Miami, Colombia-Barranquilla Spanish, northern Buenos Aires Argentine Spanish, and USA heritage Spanish, among other case studies.

This volume offers an original and concise approach to one of the most studied variables in Spanish phonetics, taking into account geographically-based phonetic variation, sociolinguistic factors, and various Spanish language contact situations. Written in English, this detailed synthesis of the wide-ranging geolinguistic features of Spanish sibilants provides a valuable resource for scholars in Hispanic studies, linguistics, Spanish dialectology and sociolinguistics.
  • Englisch
  • London
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  • Großbritannien
Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Für höhere Schule und Studium
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  • 73 farbige Tabellen, 18 Farbfotos bzw. farbige Rasterbilder, 38 farbige Zeichnungen, 56 farbige Abbildungen
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  • 56 color images, 73 color tables, 18 color halftones and 38 color line drawings
  • Höhe: 235 mm
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  • Breite: 156 mm
978-0-367-72220-3 (9780367722203)
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Eva Núñez is Professor of Spanish Linguistics at Portland State University, USA.
PART I. Spain





Ch. 1 An overview of the sibilant merger and its development in Spanish


Eva Nunez Mendez


Ch. 2 Sibilants in Western Andalusian Spanish: the lack of a Sevillian norm in the


Jerezano speech community


Jannis Harjus


Ch. 3 Intervocalic /s/-voicing in Spanish in contact with Catalan


Justin Davidson





PART II. United States


Ch. 4 Describing and analyzing variability in Spanish /s/: a case study of Caribbeans in Boston


and New York City


Daniel Gerard Erker and Madeline Reffel


Ch. 5 Variable realization of final /s/ in Miami Cuban Spanish: the reversal of diachronic


language change


Andrew Lynch and Antoni Fernandez Parera


Ch. 6 Variable /s/-voicing by heritage Spanish speakers in the United States


Amanda Boomershine and Jon Stevens





PART III. Central and South America


Ch. 7 /s/-weakening in Nicaragua


Whitney Chappell


Ch. 8 A sociophonetic approach to /s/-realization in the Colombian Spanish of Barranquilla


Richard File-Muriel Earl Brown and Michael Gradoville


Ch. 9 /s/-voicing in Ecuadorian Spanish


John Lipski


Ch. 10 Syllable-final /s/-variation in an Uruguayan Spanish-Portuguese contact variety


Mark Waltermire


Ch. 11 Variable voicing in Argentine Spanish / /


Michael Gradoville

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