Latin American Spanish (Longman Linguistics Library)

Latin American Spanish (Longman Linguistics Library)

By: John M. Lipski (editor)Paperback

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In this book, John Lipski describes the immense richness of the varieties of a language which is spoken from the US-Canadian border to Antartica. The first part of the book presents a linguistic analysis of Latin American Spanish and places it in a broad historical context. The author examines the phonology and morphology of the language, its syntactic and lexical variation and social differentiation, its past and present contacts with other languages and also explores the socio-historical factors which have shaped the various Latin American Spanish dialects. He provides the reader with a detailed account of the influence of African and Native American languages and populations, and assesses the contribution made by Peninsular Spanish. This includes the geographical and social origins of the original Spanish settlers, the effects of dialect levelling and nautical language and subsequent migratory patterns. There are also in-depth evaluations of dialect classification schemes. The second section of the book gives a detailed country-by-country account of Latin American Spanish, with key historical facts for each country as well as details on pronunciation, morphosyntax and the lexicon.

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Introduction Part 1: The Evolution of Latin American Spanish 1. The classifiaction of Latin American dialects 2. The linguistic heritage of Spain 3. Before and after Spain - the Native American contribution 4. Social variation in Latin American Spanish Part 2: Individual Latin American Dialects 5. Introduction to the particulars of Latin American dialects 6. Spanish of Argentina 7. Spanish of Bolivia 8. Spanish of Chile 9. Spanish of Columbia 10. Spanish of Costa Rica 11. Spanish of Cuba 12. Spanish of the Dominican Republic 13. Spanish of Ecuador 14. Spanish of El Salvador 15. Spanish of Guatemala 16. Spanish of Honduras 17. Spanish of Mexico 18. Spanish of Nicaragua 19. Spanish of Panama 20. Spanish of Paraguay 21. Spanish of Peru 22. Spanish of Puerto Rico 23. Spanish of Uruguay 24. Spanish of Venezuela Map of Latin America Index

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  • publication date: 08/08/1994
  • ISBN13: 9780582087606
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 392
  • ID: 9780582087606
  • weight: 1224
  • ISBN10: 0582087600

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