A History of Afro-Hispanic Language: Five Centuries, Five Continents

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Cambridge University Press, Mar 10, 2005 - Foreign Language Study - 363 pages
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The African slave trade, beginning in the fifteenth-century, brought African languages into contact with Spanish and Portuguese, resulting in the Africans' gradual acquisition of these languages. In this book, John Lipski describes the major forms of Afro-Hispanic language found in the Iberian Peninsula and Latin America over the last 500 years. As well as discussing pronunciation, morphology and syntax, he separates legitimate forms of Afro-Hispanic expression from those that result from racist stereotyping, to assess how contact with the African diaspora has had a permanent impact on Spanish today.

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John Lipski is Professor of Spanish and Linguistics at Pennsylvania State University.

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