Cuban Spanish Dialectology

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368 pp., 6 x 9
ISBN: 9781626165090 (1626165092)

368 pp., 6 x 9
ISBN: 9781626165106 (1626165106)

December 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 US, current research on Cuban Spanish linguistics remains underexplored, most crucially its ramifications to areas such as language contact and change. New analyses are desperately called for given the increasing interest in this area of research. The present volume covers these existing lacunae on Cuban Spanish dialectology by providing a state-of-the-art collection of articles from different theoretical perspectives and linguistic areas, including phonological and phonetic variation, morphosyntactic approaches, sociolinguistic perspectives, and the acquisition of Cuban Spanish as a heritage language. The book is highly valuable to students and scholars interested in Hispanic linguistics and Cuban Spanish dialectology.
Alejandro Cuza is professor of Spanish and linguistics at Purdue University. His primary areas of research focus on the psycholinguistic nature of second and heritage language development, Spanish morphosyntax and semantics, and bilingualism.
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

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