This edited volume provides state of the art research on developing areas of Spanish in contact with other languages. This manuscript is unique in its broad yet coherent approach to the study of Spanish in bilingual contexts by investigating current issues in the field through well-designed research and innovative analyses. In addition, this book concludes with research on how languages in contact are reflected in individuals in educational settings as well as insights on how to teach bilinguals raised in contact with English and Spanish.
This manuscript is divided into three major themes that focus on the overall issues of Spanish in bilingual contexts:
1. The first section, titled "Language and Identity," is composed of four chapters that focus on the connection between language and identity in unique settings.
2. The second section of the manuscript is titled "Language and Dialectal Contact" and is composed of six chapters that analyze the dialectal and linguistic changes in languages in contact in a variety of settings.
3. The final section is titled "Language in Educational Settings" and consists of four chapters with a focus on heritage speakers and second language students of Spanish in different classroom settings as well as abroad.
This volume contributes original research in these areas in a way so as to fill valuable gaps in the current knowledge in the field especially in the innovative ways of approaching areas such as teaching heritage learners, understanding diachronic and synchronic dialectal and linguistic changes as well as innovations in language use, and how language contributes to the formation of identity.
About the Author
Scott M. Alvord (Ph.D. in Hispanic Linguistics, University of Minnesota) is an Associate Professor of Hispanic Linguistics at Brigham Young University. He has taught undergraduate and graduate courses on Hispanic Linguistics, Spanish Phonetics, Spanish Phonology, Comparative Linguistics, Spanish Grammar, and Second Language Acquisition of Phonology. His research interests include phonetics and phonology, Spanish in the U.S., and the second language acquisition of Spanish phonology. He has presented extensively at regional, national, and international conferences. Recent publications can be found in Spanish in Context, Foreign Language Annals, Hispania, and Sociolinguistic Studies.
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Part 1 Language and Identity
Variedades caribeñas en contacto: Actitudes dialectales de dominicanos y puertorriqueños en Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Wilfredo Valentín-Márquez, Millersville University
Language Attitudes of Bilingual Maya Women Living in Yucatan
Lauren Truman, University of Minnesota
La informalidad como recurso en el español académico de las conferencias
Carolina Viera, Boise State University
“Mi idioma”: Heritage speakers’ language varieties and identity positioning during study abroad
Isabel Kentengian, The College of New Jersey
Meghann Peace, St. Mary’s University
Part 2 Language and Dialectal Contact
Intervocalic /s/ Voicing in Andean Spanish: Problematizing the Assessment of Contact-Induced Change
Justin Davidson, University of California, Berkeley
Glottal Insertion before Vowel-Initial Words in the Spanish of Asunción, Paraguay
Sonia Trawick, Penn State University
Jim Michnowicz, North Carolina State University
Traditional New Mexican Spanish: The Past, Present, and Future 173
Patricia Arnold, University of Texas at Arlington
María Teresa Martinez-Garcia, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies
Mood Alternation in Negated Assertives: Insights into Spanish Usage in the United States and Beyond
John Chaston, University of New Hampshire
Tenía yo como un año y no me recogió: Variación del pretérito e imperfecto en la comunidad mexicana al sur de Luisiana
Dorian Dorado, Louisiana State University
José Rojas, Louisiana State University
Lengthening and F0 early peak alignment in Argentine Spanish of Queens, NYC
Giselle Gimenez Meiling, Brigham Young University
Willis C. Fails, Brigham Young University
Scott M. Alvord, Brigham Young University
Part 3 Language in Educational Settings
Language, Culture, and Service: Innovative Strategies for Bridging SHL Classrooms and Communities Through Service-Learning
Gabriela Moreno, New Mexico State University
Patricia MacGregor-Mendoza, New Mexico State University
Mixed Classrooms: How Do Spanish Heritage Speakers Feel About the Mix?
Clara Burgo, Loyola University Chicago
¿Jugo de durazno o zumo de melocotón?: Mexican-American Heritage Speakers’ Service Encounters in Spain
Meghann Peace, St. Mary’s University
Mantenimiento del español en dos adultos jóvenes: una aproximación al impacto de las redes sociales
Ángela Pinilla-Herrera, Georgia Southern University
Anotaciones para hablantes de herencia en libros de texto de español a nivel introductorio
Yuly Y. Asención Delaney, Northern Arizona University