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Iberian Imperialism and Language Evolution in Latin America
 

Iberian Imperialism and Language Evolution in Latin America (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Mufwene, Salikoko S.

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As rich as the development of the Spanish and Portuguese language has been in Latin America, no single book has attempted to chart their complex history. Gathering essays by sociohistorical linguists working across the region, Salikoko S. Mufwene does just that in this book. Expl...oring the many different contact points between Iberian colonialism and indigenous cultures, the contributors identify the crucial parameters of language evolution that have led to today's state of linguistic diversity in Latin America. The essays approach language development through an ecological lens, exploring the effects of politics, economics, cultural contact, and natural resources on the indigenization of Spanish and Portuguese in a variety of local settings. They show how languages adapt to new environments, peoples, and practices, and the ramifications of this for the spread of colonial languages, the loss or survival of indigenous ones, and the way hybrid vernaculars get situated in larger political and cultural forces. The result is a sophisticated look at language as a natural phenomenon, one that meets a host of influences with remarkable plasticity.
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ISBN 9780226126203
Released NZ 15 Apr 2014
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780226126203
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Status Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
Imprint University of Chicago Press
Released 15 Apr 2014
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
 › 1 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Mufwene, Salikoko S.
Category Language & Linguistics
Historical & Comparative Linguistics
Literary & Linguistic Reference Works
Language Teaching & Learning Material & Coursework
American History
Social & Cultural Anthropology
Number of Pages 368
Dimensions Width: 15mm
Height: 23mm
Spine: 2mm
Dewey Code 467.98
Weight 510g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Spanish language - Latin America - History, Latin America - Colonial influence, Indigenous peoples - Latin America - Language - History, Spanish language - Latin America - Influence on foreign languages, Portuguese language - Latin America - Influence on foreign languages
NBS Text Linguistics
ONIX Text College/higher education

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