Variation and Evolution

Variation and Evolution
Author : Sandro Sessarego
Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing Company
Total Pages : 277
Release : 2020-08-15
ISBN 10 : 9789027260895
ISBN 13 : 9027260893
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Variation and Evolution Book Description:

This book is a collection of original studies analyzing how different internal and external factors affect Spanish language variation and evolution across a number of (socio)linguistic scenarios. Its primary goal is to expand our understanding of how native and non-native varieties of Spanish co-exist with other languages and dialects under the influence of several linguistic and extra-linguistic forces. While some papers analyze the linguistic dynamics affecting Spanish grammars from a cross-dialectal perspective, others focus more closely on the relations established between Spanish and other languages with which it is in contact. In particular, some of these studies show how power and prestige may support (or not) the use of Spanish in different social contexts and educational realities, given that the attitudes toward this language vary greatly across the Spanish-speaking world. On the one hand, in some regions, Spanish represents the variety spoken by the majority of the population, typically related to prestige and power (Spain and Latin America). On the other hand, in other contexts, the same language is conceived as a minority variety, which may or may not be associated with stigmatized immigrant groups (i.e., in the US).


RELATED BOOKS:
A History of the Spanish Language
Language: en
Pages: 398
Authors: Ralph Penny, Ralph John Penny
Categories: Foreign Language Study
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002-10-21 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Sample Text
Variation and Evolution
Language: en
Pages: 277
Authors: Sandro Sessarego, Juan J. Colomina-Almiñana, Adrián Rodríguez-Riccelli
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-08-15 - Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

This book is a collection of original studies analyzing how different internal and external factors affect Spanish language variation and evolution across a number of (socio)linguistic scenarios. Its primary goal is to expand our understanding of how native and non-native varieties of Spanish co-exist with other languages and dialects under
A Brief History of the Spanish Language
Language: en
Pages: 296
Authors: David A. Pharies
Categories: Reference
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-11-12 - Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Since its publication in 2007, A Brief History of the Spanish Language has become the leading introduction to the history of one of the world’s most widely spoken languages. Moving from the language’s Latin roots to its present-day forms, this concise book offers readers insights into the origin and evolution
The Changing Landscape of Spanish Language Curricula
Language: en
Pages: 292
Authors: Alan V. Brown, Gregory L. Thompson
Categories: Foreign Language Study
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-07 - Publisher: Georgetown University Press

Spanish remains a large and constant fixture in the foreign language learning landscape in the United States. As Spanish language study has grown, so too has the diversity of students and contexts of use, placing the field in the midst of a curricular identity crisis. Spanish has become a second,
Exploring the Role of Morphology in the Evolution of Spanish
Language: en
Pages: 187
Authors: Joel Rini
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999-11-15 - Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

After a brief survey of the perception of morphological change in the standard works of the Hispanic tradition in the 20th century, the author first attempts to refine concepts such as analogy, leveling, blending, contamination, etc. as they have been applied to Spanish. He then revisits difficult problems of Spanish