Diffusion trends and Nahuatlisms of American Spanish: Evidence from dialectal vocabularies

@article{CceresLorenzo2015DiffusionTA,
  title={Diffusion trends and Nahuatlisms of American Spanish: Evidence from dialectal vocabularies},
  author={Mar{\'i}a-Teresa C{\'a}ceres-Lorenzo},
  journal={Dialectologia et Geolinguistica},
  year={2015},
  volume={23},
  pages={50 - 67}
}
  • María-Teresa Cáceres-Lorenzo
  • Published 2015
  • Sociology
  • Dialectologia et Geolinguistica
  • Abstract Missionary linguistics and considerations of Nahuatl as a lingua franca lead us to propose that Nahuatlisms have historically been prominent in American Spanish. Diachronic studies show that after Spanish spelling was standardised, involving occasional losses and extensions of meaning, Aztec words were incorporated into Spanish language vocabularies in the Americas. Because 16th and 17th -century data provide inconsistent depictions of the spread of Nahuatlisms in the Caribbean and in… CONTINUE READING
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