Afro-Bolivian Spanish. (Lengua y Sociedad en el Mundo - download pdf or read online

By John Lipski

ISBN-10: 8484893677

ISBN-13: 9788484893677

Highland Bolivia, identified in colonial occasions as Alto Perú, used to be the positioning of the earliest tremendous importation of African slaves in Spanish the USA. regardless of the hardships of colonial slavery and demographic assimilation, a small yet identifiable Afro-Bolivian inhabitants referred to as Yungas stay in that quarter this present day. 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 through African-born slaves (bozales) in colonial Spanish the United States. in accordance with vast fieldwork within the Afro-Bolivian groups, this ebook offers an in depth description of this designated 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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