Spanish in Colombia

    Spanish in Colombia book cover

    Rafael Orozco. Spanish in Colombia & New York City: Language contact meets dialectal convergence. John Benjamins, 2018

    This volume fills a void in language variation and change research. It is the first to provide an empirical, comparative study of Spanish in Colombia and New York City. Remarkable similarities in the linguistic conditioning on language variation in both communities contrast with interesting differences in the effects of social predictors. The book provides a window into the effects of language and dialect contact on change and serves as a model for studies comparing diasporic populations to their home speech communities.