Spring 2015: Dialect contact

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Spring 2015, 

Spanish 596 (Special Topics): Dialect contact
Professor Kim Potowski
Mondays & Wednesdays, 3:00-4:15 pm

This course, taught in English but using many examples from the Spanish-speaking world, examines the highly variable lexical, morphosyntactic, and phonological outcomes of dialect contact, comparing them to bilingual first language acquisition and to sequential second language acquisition while exploring their relevance for theories of sociolinguistic change.    

Readings (in progress):

Aaron, Jesse & Hernandez, José Esteban.  (2005). Quantitative evidence for contact-induced accommodation: Shifts in /s/ reduction patterns in Salvadoran Spanish in Houston.  In K. Potowski & R. Cameron (Eds.), Spanish in contact: Policy, social, and linguistic inquiries (329-344). Amsterdam: Benjamins.

Chambers, J.K.  1992.  Dialect acquisition.  Language, 68 (4), 673-705.

Erker, Danny.

Hazen, Kirk.

Otheguy, Ricardo & Zentella, Ana Celia.  2012.  Spanish in New York: Language contat, dialect leveling, and structural continuity.  Oxford University Press.

Pesqueira, Dinorah 2008. Cambio fónico en situaciones de contacto dialectal: el caso de los inmigrantes bonaerenses en la Ciudad de México.  En Patrones fónicos y variación, México, El Colegio de México.  http://lef.colmex.mx/Sociolinguistica/Cambio%20y%20variacion/Pesqueira.pdf 

Rodríguez Cadena, Yolanda.  2006.  Variación y cambio en la comunidad de inmigrantes cubanos en la ciudad de México: Las líquidas en coda silábica.  In P. Martín Butragueño (ed.), Líderes lingüísticos: Estudios de variación y cambio (61-87). El Colegio de México.

Siegel, Jeff.  2010.  Second dialect acquisition. Cambridge University Press.