Journal of historical sociolinguistics

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : journal of historical sociolinguistics

The Journal’s Aims and Scope:

The Journal of Historical Sociolinguistics (JHSL) is a double-blind peer-reviewed forum for research into the social history of language. We welcome original contributions (both linguistic and interdisciplinary) on aspects of language and society in the past including (but not limited to) the social embedding of language variation and change, issues of language contact and conflict, historical multilingualism, the social stratification of writing skills, the development of language norms and the impact of language ideologies.

Published by Walter de Gruyter.

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 1 (2015) to present.

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Image: Muchachos trepando a un árbol, Francisco de Goya.

Salvador Tió … wove the threads between academic and popular discourses. In the 1940s, he coined the term espanglish which is still the lightning rod in the language debates over diasporic Spanish-speaking communities in the US. Tió mocked the lexical and morpho-syntactic results of linguistic contact by making up nonsense Spanglish items such as treepar combining the English noun “tree” and the Spanish infinitive morpheme – ar and presumably meaning “to climb a tree/trepar un arbol. ” In these descriptions, Puerto Rican speakers of contact Spanish are repeatedly associated with ridicule.  From Valdez, Juan R. “The battleground of metaphors: language debates and symbolic violence in Puerto Rico (1930-1960)” in Vol. 2, 1 (2016).

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