By John M. Lipski

The African slave exchange, starting within the 15th century, introduced African languages into touch with Spanish and Portuguese, leading to the Africans' sluggish acquisition of those languages. during this 2004 e-book, John Lipski describes the main varieties of Afro-Hispanic language present in the Iberian Peninsula and Latin the USA over the past 500 years. in addition to discussing pronunciation, morphology and syntax, he separates valid different types of Afro-Hispanic expression from those who outcome from racist stereotyping, to evaluate how touch with the African diaspora has had an everlasting influence on modern Spanish. A primary factor is the chance that Spanish, in touch with audio system of African languages, can have creolized and restructured - within the Caribbean and maybe somewhere else - completely affecting local and social sorts of Spanish at the present time. The booklet is observed through the biggest recognized anthology of fundamental Afro-Hispanic texts from Iberia, Latin the USA, and previous Afro-Hispanic contacts in Africa and Asia.

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