Cuban Spanish Dialectology

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November 2017
LC: 2017002311

Georgetown Studies in Spanish Linguistics series


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Cuban Spanish Dialectology
Variation, Contact, and Change
Alejandro Cuza, Editor
Foreword by Robert M. Hammond
Despite the significant presence of Cuban immigrants in the United States, current research on Cuban Spanish linguistics remains underexplored. This volume addresses this lacuna in Cuban Spanish research by providing a state-of-the-art collection of articles from a range of theoretical perspectives and linguistic areas, including phonological and phonetic variation, morphosyntactic approaches, sociolinguistic perspectives, and heritage language acquisition. Given increasing interest in Cuban Spanish among graduate students and faculty, this volume is a timely and highly relevant contribution to Hispanic linguistics and Cuban Spanish dialectology in particular.
Alejandro Cuza is full professor of Spanish and linguistics at Purdue University. His primary areas of research include second and heritage language acquisition, child bilingual development, Spanish morphosyntax and semantics, bilingualism/multilingualism, Cuban Spanish.
John M. Lipski, Series Editor
"In this clear and well-organized treatise, students interested in Cuban Spanish in the United States will find a wealth of information yielded by rigorous research in the areas of phonetics, phonology, morphosyntax, lexicology, and acquisition."—Jorge Guitart, professor of Spanish linguistics, University at Buffalo: The State University of New York

"In this timely collection, Cuza brings together scholars who deliver up formal theoretical analyses, pragmatic nuance, clever methodologies, and a smorgasbord of novel data placing 21st-century Cuban Spanish, broadly defined, at the cutting edge of linguistic research."—Terrell Morgan, professor of Hispanic linguistics, Ohio State University

"Exceptionally well designed by Alejandro Cuza, this volume brings together contributions from distinguished scholars of Spanish linguistics and Cuban Spanish in particular. The volume is the first of its kind to present novel analyses of a range of aspects of Cuban Spanish from diverse and up-to-date theoretical perspectives. It is a significant contribution, which reflects the vitality and intellectual energy of the field. Without a doubt, the collection will be of great interest to students and scholars of Spanish linguistics."—Carmen Silva-Corvalán, Professor Emerita

, University of Southern California

Table of Contents
Robert Hammond


Alejandro Cuza

Part I: Phonological and Phonetic Variation

1. Miami Cuban Vowels
Brandon M. A. Rogers and Scott M. Alvord

2. The Phonetic Output of Word-Internal, Post-nuclear /l/ and / / Weakening in Havana Cuban Spanish
Kristin Carlson

3. Code-Switching in Miami Cuban Spanish: A Preliminary Study of Suprasegmental Effects
Ann M. Aly

Part II: Morphosyntactic Variation

4. Continuity and Change in Spanish among Cubans in New York: A Study of Subject Placement with Finite Verbs
Daniel Erker, Eduardo Ho-Fernández, Ricardo Otheguy, and Naomi Shin

5. The Variation of Subject Pronouns over Time in Cuban Spanish
Gabriela G. Alfaraz

6. Cuban Spanish: Is it a Null Subject Parameter Dialect?
Luis A. Ortiz-López, Ashlee Dauphinais, and Héctor Aponte Alequín

7. Recomplementation as an Unexplored Locus of Dialectal Variation: The Status of Reduplicative Que in Cuban Spanish
Joshua Frank and Almeida Jacqueline Toribio

8. The Sociolinguistic Profile of Ser and Estar in Cuban Spanish: An Analysis of Oral Speech
Manuel Díaz-Campos, Iraida Galarza, and Gibran Delgado-Díaz

Part III: Lexical Variation

9. The Social Diffusion of English-Based Lexical Innovations in Miami Cuban Spanish
Andrew Lynch

10. Cuban Spanish versus Peninsular Spanish: A Quantitative Lexical Approach
Pascual Cantos-Gómez

11. Lexical Influences and Perceptions of Cuban Spanish in Miami
Antoni Fernández Parera

Part IV: Heritage Language Acquisition

12. Pronominal Subject Expression with Inanimate Reference in Heritage Speakers of Cuban Spanish
Alejandro Cuza and José Camacho

13. Dative Experiencer Predicates in Child Heritage Speakers of Cuban Spanish
Diego Pascual y Cabo and Inmaculada Gómez-Soler

14. Examining Code-Switching Performance Theories: Copula Choice in Spanish among Cuban Heritage Speakers
Ana de Prada Pérez and Andrea Hernández

List of Contributors

Scott M. Alvord Brandon M. A. Rogers