New PDF release: Afro-Bolivian Spanish. (Lengua y Sociedad en el Mundo

By John Lipski

Highland Bolivia, identified in colonial occasions as Alto Perú, was once the positioning of the earliest substantial importation of African slaves in Spanish the USA. regardless of the hardships of colonial slavery and demographic assimilation, a small yet identifiable Afro-Bolivian inhabitants referred to as Yungas stay in that zone at the present time. In a couple of remoted Yungas groups, a restructured Afro-Hispanic language survives along modern Spanish, obviously representing a survival of the pidginized Spanish as soon as spoken by way of African-born slaves (bozales) in colonial Spanish the United States. in accordance with broad fieldwork within the Afro-Bolivian groups, this publication offers an in depth description of this special and engaging Afro-Bolivian dialect. In so doing, it highlights the significance of Yungas speech to Spanish dialect in addition to creole studies.

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