A Sociohistorical and Dialectological Account
Chapter 1: Historical sociolinguistics, dialectology, and the Andean realm
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Historical sociolinguistics, dialectology, and the Andean realm
This study contemplates a series of problems from the field of historical sociolinguistics, especially as they connect to the sociology of language, language contact, and dialectology. For this reason, this chapter reviews some of the basic concepts and perspectives of this subdiscipline, with emphasis on the three aforementioned areas and their possible application to the Andean domain, in order to then address the question of why the history of the languages and varieties spoken in the Andes is of interest for this field of study. The principal objective of this chapter is to show how a combination of approaches, reflections, and debates about language details of the past has been elaborated in the framework of Andean linguistics during the last fifty years; and that these facts can productively dialogue with some of the approaches and methods outlined in the nascent space of historical sociolinguistics. I consider this theoretical review necessary in order to establish a solid base for undertaking the inspection of North Peruvian Andean Spanish in subsequent chapters, and in this way be able to evaluate obtained results within a broader conceptual horizon after the study. ← 1 | 2 →
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