112th Annual Conference - Riverside Convention Center, California
Friday, October 31 - Sunday, November 2, 2014

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Linguistics I

Session Chair: 
Covadonga Lamar Prieto, University of California, Riverside
Session 1: Friday 9:00-10:30am
RCC Raincross D
Topic Area: 


  1. Claudia Parodi, University of California, Los Angeles
    In this paper we examine some social and linguistic attitudes among different speakers of vernacular Spanish in Los Angeles. We argue that LAVS is a legitimate form of speech that characterizes a speech community different from others.
  2. Michelle Ramos Pellicia, California State University, San Marcos
    This project documents the phonological variation in Puerto Rican, Mexican American, MexiRican, and Guatemalan Spanish in North County San Diego, a region in the past described as a more or less homogenous community of Mexican American speakers (García 2003; Silva Corvalán & Lynch 2009; Silva Corvalán 1994).
  3. Catherine Fountain, Appalachian State University
    Building on recent research into the origins of the Spanish of Alta California, this study examines the lexical choices of Fray Felipe Arroyo de la Cuesta in his Mutsun-Spanish vocabulary, written in 1815. While his language exhibits characteristics of Peninsular Spanish, his lexical choices support the assertion that early California Spanish is principally Mexican in origin.
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