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Pluricentric Languages and Non-Dominant Varieties Worldwide

Part II: The Pluricentricity of Portuguese and Spanish. New Concepts and Descriptions


Edited By Rudolf Muhr

This is the second of two thematically arranged volumes with papers that were presented at the «World Conference of Pluricentric Languages and their non-dominant Varieties» (WCPCL). It comprises 17 papers about two major pluricentric languages: Portuguese and Spanish. The first volume encompasses a further 30 papers about 20 PCLs and 14 NDVs. The conference was held at the University of Graz (Austria) on July 8th–11th 2015. The papers fall into six categories: (1) Theoretical aspects of pluricentricity and the description of variation in Portuguese; (2) Characteristics and developments of Brazilian Portuguese; (3) Features of non-dominant varieties of Portuguese in Asia and Africa; (4) Characteristics of national varieties of Spanish; (5) Second level pluricentricity in European Spanish and European Portuguese; (6) Migrant pluricentricity of Portuguese.

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