Contact, Community, and Connections: Current Approaches to Spanish in Multilingual Populations

Contact, Community, and Connections: Current Approaches to Spanish in Multilingual Populations


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781622738397
Publisher: Vernon Art and Science
Publication date: 06/07/2019
Series: Series in Language and Linguistics
Pages: 434
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.88(d)

About the Author

Gregory L. Thompson (Ph.D., Second Language Acquisition and Teaching, University of Arizona) is an Associate Professor of Spanish Pedagogy at Brigham Young University. He has taught classes on language pedagogy, bilingualism, Spanish phonetics, applied linguistics, as well as on the development of language skills. Thompson has published articles in Foreign Language Annals, Hispania, and other journals on his varied research areas including code-switching in the foreign language classroom; heritage language learners; service learning and language acquisition; bilingualism and languages in contact; and placement exams and language testing. He has presented extensively at regional, national, and international conferences. He also has published three books titled Intersection of Service and Learning: Research and Practice in the Second Language Classroom; Spanish in Bilingual and Multilingual Settings around the World; and The Changing Landscape of Spanish Language Curricula: Designing Higher Education Programs for Diverse Students.

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.

Table of Contents

List of Tables

List of Figures




Part 1 Language and Identity

Chapter 1

Variedades caribeñas en contacto: Actitudes dialectales de dominicanos y puertorriqueños en Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Wilfredo Valentín-Márquez, Millersville University

Chapter 2

Language Attitudes of Bilingual Maya Women Living in Yucatan

Lauren Truman, University of Minnesota

Chapter 3

La informalidad como recurso en el español académico de las conferencias

Carolina Viera, Boise State University

Chapter 4

“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

Chapter 5

Intervocalic /s/ Voicing in Andean Spanish: Problematizing the Assessment of Contact-Induced Change

Justin Davidson, University of California, Berkeley

Chapter 6

Glottal Insertion before Vowel-Initial Words in the Spanish of Asunción, Paraguay

Sonia Trawick, Penn State University

Jim Michnowicz, North Carolina State University

Chapter 7

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

Chapter 8

Mood Alternation in Negated Assertives: Insights into Spanish Usage in the United States and Beyond

John Chaston, University of New Hampshire

Chapter 9

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

Chapter 10

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

Chapter 11

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

Chapter 12

Mixed Classrooms: How Do Spanish Heritage Speakers Feel About the Mix?

Clara Burgo, Loyola University Chicago

Chapter 13

¿Jugo de durazno o zumo de melocotón?: Mexican-American Heritage Speakers’ Service Encounters in Spain

Meghann Peace, St. Mary’s University

Chapter 14

Mantenimiento del español en dos adultos jóvenes: una aproximación al impacto de las redes sociales

Ángela Pinilla-Herrera, Georgia Southern University

Chapter 15

Anotaciones para hablantes de herencia en libros de texto de español a nivel introductorio

Yuly Y. Asención Delaney, Northern Arizona University


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