Address terms and language contact in Cuzco Spanish
Project funded by own resources
Project title Address terms and language contact in Cuzco Spanish
Principal Investigator(s) Dankel, Philipp
Gutiérrez Maté, Miguel
Organisation / Research unit Departement Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaften / Iberoromanische Linguistik (Schmid)
Project start 01.10.2016
Probable end 30.09.2020
Status Active
Abstract

This project investigates the distribution and use of the possessive form vuestro/a‘your-PL’ in Cusco Spanish. This phenomenon, which has gone mostly unnoticed by scholars so far, is very unusual in Latin American Spanish. The purpose of our investigation is to document its distribution and analyze its origins and productive use in the region. Our hypotheses cover different historical aspects, language contact and local identity as a possible multiclausal explanation. To check these hypotheses, we draw on historical data on colonial and early post-independence Spanish, as well as on corpus data of current Cuzco Spanish, sociolinguistic interviews and elicitation experiments.

Keywords Pronouns of address, cultural contact, notional transfer, possessives, linguistic identity, Andean Spanish
Financed by Other funds

Published results ()

  ID Autor(en) Titel ISSN / ISBN Erschienen in Art der Publikation
4479901  Dankel, Philipp; Gutiérrez Maté, Miguel  Vuestra atención, por favor (‘your attention, please’). Some remarks on the usage and history of plural vuestro/a in Cusco Spanish (Peru)    Address terms and constructions in the Spanish speaking world  Publication: Book Item (Buchkap., Lexikonartikel, jur. Kommentierung, Beiträge in Sammelbänden etc.) 
   

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