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Spanish in Contact:
Issues in Bilingualism

edited by Ana Roca and John B. Jensen
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Contents | Introduction | Review excerpt | Order form

Front cover image   xi + 226 pages
publication date: November 1996

ISBN 978-1-57473-008-1 paperback, $23.95
ISBN 978-1-57473-108-8 library binding, $53.95


This collection of papers addresses the wide variety of questions that arise when Spanish (or any language) comes into contact with other languages. Which languages are used and under what circumstances? How do languages change and affect each other in a bilingual or multilingual environment? How do societal pressures, cultural stereotypes, and individual attitudes affect language use and development, or even result in the death of a language?

Spanish in Contact is organized into three sections, examining contact situations in Spain, Latin America, and the United States. The authors look at regions where Spanish is the dominant language as well as regions where it is the minority language, and discuss changes in the lexicon, phonology and syntax of the affected languages. Code-switching and issues in language planning are also addressed.

You can read the introduction on-line. We have also posted an excerpt from a review which appeared in Language Problems and Language Planning 22(1). To order a copy of Spanish in Contact, you can call Cascadilla Press at 1-617-776-2370 or you can place an order on-line.


Robert M. Hammond
Helebiduntasuna Euskadin: El Bilingüismo en el País Vasco

Jasone Cenoz
Learning a Third Language: Basque, Spanish, and English

Hope N. Doyle
Referents of Catalan and Spanish for Bilingual Youths in Barcelona

Margarita Hidalgo
A Profile of Language Issues in Contemporary Mexico

Carol A. Klee
The Spanish of the Peruvian Andes:
The Influence of Quechua on Spanish Language Structure

Yolanda Russinovich Solé
Language, Affect, and Nationalism in Paraguay

Florencia Cortés-Conde
Is Stable Bilingualism Possible in an Immigrational Setting?
The Anglo-Argentine Case

Robert N. Smead and J. Halvor Clegg
English Calques in Chicano Spanish

Mehmet Yavas
Difference in Voice Onset Time in Early and Later Spanish-English Bilinguals

Marguerite G. MacDonald
Bilinguals in Little Havana: The Phonology of a New Generation

Jorge M. Guitart
Spanish in Contact with Itself and the Phonological
Characterization of Conservative and Radical Styles

John M. Lipski
Patterns of Pronominal Evolution in Cuban-American Bilinguals

Francesco d'Introno
Spanish-English Code Switching: Conditions on Movement

Almeida Jacqueline Toribio and Edward J. Rubin
Code-Switching in Generative Grammar

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