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New PDF release: Afro-Bolivian Spanish. (Lengua y Sociedad en el Mundo

By John Lipski

ISBN-10: 8484893677

ISBN-13: 9788484893677

Highland Bolivia, identified in colonial occasions as Alto Perú, was once the location of the earliest titanic importation of African slaves in Spanish the United States. regardless of the hardships of colonial slavery and demographic assimilation, a small yet identifiable Afro-Bolivian inhabitants referred to as Yungas stay in that zone at the present time. In a number of remoted Yungas groups, a restructured Afro-Hispanic language survives along modern Spanish, obviously representing a survival of the pidginized Spanish as soon as spoken by means of African-born slaves (bozales) in colonial Spanish the United States. in line with vast fieldwork within the Afro-Bolivian groups, this e-book presents an in depth description of this specified and interesting Afro-Bolivian dialect. In so doing, it highlights the significance of Yungas speech to Spanish dialect in addition to creole studies.

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