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Dialectal Leveling in Spanish in New York

Ricardo Otheguy and Ana Celia Zentella

in Spanish in New York: Language Contact, Dialectal Leveling, and Structural Continuity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199737406
eISBN:
9780199918621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737406.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Predictions are made regarding groups that should differ in pronoun occurrence rates if dialectal leveling is shaping Spanish in New York. Regional differences in pronoun rate diminish as exposure to ... More


Continuity, Language Contact, and Dialectal Leveling in Spanish in New York

Ricardo Otheguy and Ana Celia Zentella

in Spanish in New York: Language Contact, Dialectal Leveling, and Structural Continuity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199737406
eISBN:
9780199918621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737406.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The chapter offers background demographic details on New York's Latino population and an initial illustration of the variable use of Spanish subject personal pronouns. The difference between ... More


A Multivariate Approach to Continuity, Contact, and Leveling

Ricardo Otheguy and Ana Celia Zentella

in Spanish in New York: Language Contact, Dialectal Leveling, and Structural Continuity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199737406
eISBN:
9780199918621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737406.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Grouping categories are reconceptualized as independent variables. Pronoun rate is the dependent variable. The need for multivariate regression analysis is explained. The independent variables are ... More


Spanish in New York: Language Contact, Dialectal Leveling, and Structural Continuity

Ricardo Otheguy and Ana Celia Zentella

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199737406
eISBN:
9780199918621
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737406.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The more than 2 million predominantly bilingual Spanish speakers from different parts of Latin America who live in New York City make it an ideal setting to study language contact and dialectal ... More


Internal Evidence for Continuity and Leveling

Ricardo Otheguy and Ana Celia Zentella

in Spanish in New York: Language Contact, Dialectal Leveling, and Structural Continuity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199737406
eISBN:
9780199918621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737406.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Variable hierarchies and constraint hierarchies are first studied in baseline reference lects in both regions. Variable hierarchies are the same in both regions and remain the same cross‐regionally ... More


Concluding Remarks: Spanish in New York: AquÍ se habla EspaÑOL

Ricardo Otheguy and Ana Celia Zentella

in Spanish in New York: Language Contact, Dialectal Leveling, and Structural Continuity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199737406
eISBN:
9780199918621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737406.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Language contact and dialectal leveling in Spanish in New York in lexis and phraseology need no demonstration. This book goes beyond the well-established formal and informal demonstrations of contact ... More


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