A Critical Examination of Linguistic Variation in Golden-Age Spanish (Berkeley Insights in Linguistics and Semiotics #47) (Hardcover)

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This is book number 47 in the Berkeley Insights in Linguistics and Semiotics series.

Description


It has been received knowledge that Golden-Age Spanish underwent rapid change. Contending that this notion stems from lack of proper variation studies, this book reviews the concepts of change and variation in modern sociolinguistics and then examines Golden-Age Spanish in a new light. Using a pioneering approach, which combines linguistic works from 1492 to 1625 with contemporary literature, the process of comparison and microscopic contrastive analysis that permeates this work is carried out both within and between the two sources. This book essentially highlights linguistic continuity and demonstrates that, outside the confines of written norms, most of the so-called archaisms in Spanish during that period continued to be an active part of speakers' linguistic repertoire.

About the Author


The Author: Kormi Anipa is Lecturer in Spanish at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. He received his Ph.D. in historical sociolinguistics from the University of Cambridge. In addition to articles in professional journals, he is the author of a short novel in Ewe.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780820450391
ISBN-10: 0820450391
Publisher: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publi
Publication Date: July 13th, 2001
Pages: 254
Language: English
Series: Berkeley Insights in Linguistics and Semiotics