Mexican American English : substrate influence and the birth of an ethnolect / edited by Erik R. Thomas, North Carolina State University.

Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2019. , ©2019
Studies in English language.
Studies in English language
xviii, 363 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Mexican Americans -- Languages.
English language -- United States -- Foreign words and phrases -- Spanish.
Spanish language -- Influence on English.
English language -- Foreign words and phrases -- Spanish.
Spanish language -- Influence on English.
United States.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Linguistics -- Historical & Comparative.
"Latino English varieties, especially Mexican American English (henceforth MxAE), have received a considerable amount of research over the past six decades. In spite of that, they are still poorly understood in most respects. The reasons are numerous: most of the research has consisted of studies of limited scope, a fair amount of it was published in obscure venues, the issues of Spanish maintenance and of code switching often seem to overshadow Latino English in research efforts, Latino communities are widely dispersed across the United States, and there is a host of social issues that complicate exploration of Latino language varieties even as they enrich it. One aim of this book is to help rectify the weak understanding of Latino Englishes and MxAE"-- Provided by publisher.
1. Language contact, immigration, and Latino Englishes Erik R. Thomas; 2. The context of North Town Belinda Trevino Schouten and Erik R. Thomas; 3. Consonantal variables correlated with ethnicity Erik R. Thomas and Janneke Van Hofwegen; 4. Vowels in North Town Erik R. Thomas; 5. Trends from outside Erik R. Thomas; 6. Social evaluation of variables Erik R. Thomas and Belinda Trevino Schouten; 7. Variable (ING) Tyler S. Kendall and Erik R. Thomas; 8. Coronal stop deletion in a rural South Texas community Robert Bayley and Dan Villarreal; 9. Prosody Erik R. Thomas and Tyler S. Kendall; 10. Morphosyntactic variation Erin Callahan; 11. Latino English in new destinations: processes of regionalisation in emerging contact varieties Mary E. Kohn; 12. Mexican American English and dialect genesis Erik R. Thomas.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 312-349) and index.
Thomas, Erik R., editor.
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