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Spanish in Africa/Africa in Spanish: Current Challenges and Methodologies in Afro-Hispanic Linguistics

Adrián Rodríguez-Riccelli

Since the 1960s, Afro-Hispanic linguistics has produced vital knowledge at the intersection of African diaspora studies and Spanish sociolinguistics - yet many misconceptions persist in research literature. To challenge those biased assumptions, the contributions gathered in this volume present current research on Afro-Hispanic varieties from both sides of the Atlantic (Equatorial Guinean Spanish, Palenquero, Afro-Puerto Rican Spanish from Loíza, San Andrean [Colombia] Raizal Spanish) and address the influence of Portuguese-based Creoles on Afro-Hispanic varieties during the early colonial era.

Conceived in cooperation with students, activists, social workers, civil servants, and researchers who work with Afro-Hispanic languages and communities (as well as with other languages and communities who suffer linguistic, social, and racial marginalization), this volume adopts a social justice framework that seeks tangible, material, and quality-of-life improvements for the speech communities in which it investigates. It includes best practices for empirical research, recruitment of respondents and informants, fieldwork and archival work, and pedagogical and community-facing applications of research.

Book Details

  • Publisher: de Gruyter
  • Publish Date: Aug 28th, 2024
  • Pages: 300
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00lb
  • EAN: 9783111340647
  • Categories: Romance Languages (Other)Creole LanguagesLinguistics - Sociolinguistics

About the Author

Adrián Rodríguez-Riccelli, The State University of New York at Buffalo; Reynaldo Romero, University of Houston-Downtown, Texas, USA.

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