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By John M. Lipski

The African slave alternate, starting within the 15th century, introduced African languages into touch with Spanish and Portuguese, leading to the Africans' slow acquisition of those languages. during this 2004 ebook, John Lipski describes the foremost 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 sorts of Afro-Hispanic expression from those who outcome from racist stereotyping, to evaluate how touch with the African diaspora has had an enduring impression on modern Spanish. A valuable 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 neighborhood and social sorts of Spanish this day. The e-book is observed by means of the biggest identified anthology of basic Afro-Hispanic texts from Iberia, Latin the USA, and previous Afro-Hispanic contacts in Africa and Asia.

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