Iberian imperialism and language evolution in Latin America. (Book, 2014) [WorldCat.org]
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Iberian imperialism and language evolution in Latin America.

Author: Salikoko S Mufwene
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As rich as the development of the Spanish and Portuguese languages 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. Exploring the many different contact points between Iberian colonialism and indigenous cultures, the contributors identify the crucial  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Salikoko S Mufwene
ISBN: 9780226126173 022612617X
OCLC Number: 881214417
Description: 368 pages
Contents: Latin America: a linguistic curiosity from the point of view of colonization and the ensuing language contacts / Salikoko S. Mufwene --
The many facets of Spanish dialect diversification in Latin America / John M. Lipski --
Amerindian language islands in Brazil / Hildo Honorio do Couto --
Historical development of Nheengatu (lingua geral amazonica) / Denny Moore --
Language and conquest: Tupi-Guarani expansion in the European colonization of Brazil and Amazonia / Kittiya Lee --
African descendants' rural vernacular Portuguese and its contribution to understanding the development of Brazilian Portuguese / Heliana Mello --
Brazilian Portuguese and the ecology of (post- )colonial Brazil / J. Clancy Clements --
Maya and Spanish in Yucatan: an example of continuity and change / Barbara Pfeiler --
Standard colonial Quechua / Alan Durston --
Linguistic subjectivity in ecologies of Amazonian language change / Christopher Ball --
The ecology of language evolution in Latin America: a Haitian postscript toward a postcolonial sequel / Michel Degraff.
Responsibility: Salikoko S. Mufwene.

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Exploring the many different contact points between Iberian colonialism and indigenous cultures, this book features contributors who identify the crucial parameters of language evolution that have  Read more...

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