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A Simple Vista: Lexical Variation in Puerto Rico (with an Atlas)

@article{BurgosGarcia2012ASV,
  title={A Simple Vista: Lexical Variation in Puerto Rico (with an Atlas)},
  author={Shayra Helena Burgos-Garcia},
  journal={Southwest Journal of Linguistics},
  year={2012},
  volume={31},
  pages={57}
}
ABSTRACT. This study carries on the linguistic atlas tradition. It focuses on the vernacular Spanish of Puerto Rico. The methodology consists of an online image identifying survey with the purpose of mapping dialectal zones based on lexical variation. One hundred and ten surveys were collected and spatial distribution of the words' variants was mapped according to hometown and residence, resulting in patterns of free variation and diatopic diffusions. A general marked line showing the diatopic…