Portuguese-Spanish interfaces : diachrony, synchrony, and contact /

Western hemisphere varieties of Spanish and Portuguese show substantial similarity in the patterning of sociolinguistic variation and change. Caribbean and coastal dialects of Latin American Spanish share several variables with Brazilian Portuguese (e.g., deletion of coda -s, -r). These variables al...

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Other Authors: Amaral, Patrícia Matos, 1975-, Carvalho, Ana Maria.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2014.
Series:Issues in Hispanic and Lusophone linguistics.
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Online Access:Available via EBSCO eBook Collection
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Summary:Western hemisphere varieties of Spanish and Portuguese show substantial similarity in the patterning of sociolinguistic variation and change. Caribbean and coastal dialects of Latin American Spanish share several variables with Brazilian Portuguese (e.g., deletion of coda -s, -r). These variables also show similar social distribution in Hispanic and Lusophone communities: formal styles and high status speakers are consonantally conservative, while higher deletion is associated with working class speakers and informal styles. The regions that show these sociolinguistic parallels also share comm.
Item Description:2. Segmental inventories of Spanish and Portuguese (with historical commentary).
Physical Description:1 online resource (vi, 468 pages) : illustrations, map
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9789027270177
9027270171
9027258007
9789027258007