On the origins of Chota Valley Spanish: Linguistic and sociohistorical evidence

@article{Sessarego2014OnTO,
  title={On the origins of Chota Valley Spanish: Linguistic and sociohistorical evidence},
  author={S. Sessarego},
  journal={Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages},
  year={2014},
  volume={29},
  pages={86-133}
}
  • S. Sessarego
  • Published 2014
  • History
  • Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages
Chota Valley Spanish (CVS) is an Afro-Hispanic dialect spoken in the provinces of Imbabura and Carchi, Ecuador. The structure of CVS is relatively similar to Spanish, even though the conditions that characterized colonial Chota Valley seem — at a first glance — to have been ideal for a creole language to develop: a low white/black ratio, harsh working conditions on sugarcane plantations, massive introduction of African-born workers, and minimal contact with the outside Spanish speaking world… Expand
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