International journal of the Linguistic Association of the Southwest

The journal publishes papers across a broad range of topics in linguistics, though research papers dealing with the languages of the southwestern United States and northern Mexico are especially encouraged. The journal also publishes scholarly reviews of the literature, book reviews, and occasional commentary on topics of concern to the journal's readership.

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Vol. 33, No. 2, December

El Vocabulario De la Crisis Hipotecaria O 'Subprime' En Las Ediciones Electronicas De Los Diarios la Nacion Y El Mundo
1. INTRODUCCIÓN. Ya en 1966, Madariaga publicaba un artículo titulado ¿Vamos a Kahlhtahyood? en donde expresaba su descontento por el uso de términos ingleses en español. El autor caracterizaba esta situación como humillante, expresando que de esta forma...
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The Intelligibility of Spanish Dialects from the L2 Learner's Perspective: The Importance of Phonological Variation and Dialect Familiarity
1. INTRODUCTION. The majority of second language (L2) listening comprehension research has focused on nonlinguistic factors, such as the process of listening (decoding, cognitive mechanisms, short-term/long-term memory, top-down versus bottom-up strategies,...
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Encantado De Conocerte Virtualmente: Native/nonnative Speaker Electronic Chats in Spanish
1. INTRODUCTION. Computer-mediated discourse (CMD) (Herring 2001) is the interaction between at least two individuals through transmitted messages via networked computers, and is a subfield of computer-mediated communication (CMC) (Herring 1999). Although...
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Variacion Estilistica En la Entonacion del Espanol De Galicia: El Caso del Tonema Interrogativo Y El Acento Nuclear Declarativo
1. INTRODUCCIÓN. El discurso lingüístico--las formas de pensar y hablar sobre la lengua--imperante en Galicia la describe como una comunidad bilingüe en la que existen dos sistemas de comunicación, el gallego y el español, ambos relativamente estables...
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Casual Speech or Fast Speech?: A Qualification about the Effect of Formality and Speech Rate on Spanish /S/ Reduction
1. INTRODUCTION. There exists a tendency in sociolinguistic analyses to confuse or combine FAST SPEECH and CASUAL SPEECH. Hasegawa (2006:19) notes that 'casualness and the rate of speech are often interchangeably used to refer to certain phonological...
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Cross-National Forms of Address in the Us and Mexico: Addressing Consumers Aqui Y Alli
1. INTRODUCTION. Home Depot and Lowe's stores are often found in close proximity in the United States. Indeed, in the case that inspired this study, the top two US hardware chains (Van Doom 2014) front opposite sides of the same divided highway. One...
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El Espanol Y la Linguistica Aplicada
El español y la lingüística aplicada. BY ROBERT J. BLAKE and EVE C. ZYZIK. Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press, 2016. Pp. 206. ISBN 9781626162891. $89.95 (Pb). Research and scholarship in the field of applied linguistics attempts to identify...
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Vol. 33, No. 1, June

Handbook of Quantifiers in Natural Language
Handbook of quantifiers in natural language. Edited by Edward L. Keenan and Denis Paperno. New York: Springer, 2012. Pp. 972. ISBN 9789400726819. $499.99 (Pb/Hb). Speakers use quantifiers to express the definite or indefinite number of the thing...
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2014 Presidential Address Explicit Critical Language Awareness: What Are We Really Doing in Our Linguistics Courses?
1. INTRODUCTION. Throughout the 20th century, the focus of linguistics as a discipline underwent a shift from the explanation of language structure and the dynamics of language change to a much wider set of interests. Many of these new areas of concentration...
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Puerto Rican/porto-Crucian Spanish and The-Ndo Morpheme
1. INTRODUCTION. This paper is devoted to the study of Puerto Rican Spanish in Saint Croix, United States Virgin Islands (USVI), and the use of the Spanish progressive forms by this community of speaker in a situation of intense contact with English....
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On the Grammar of Elative Bien in Puerto Rican Spanish
1. INTRODUCTION. Standard Spanish has several elatives or expressions of high degree. Some of them are morphological in nature (-isimo), others are adverbial (extremadamente 'extremely', increiblemente 'incredibly', etc.) (Royal Academy of the Spanish...
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"Orale, ?Como Ie Haces?": Small Talk Genres during the Psychiatric Interview in Spanish
1. INTRODUCTION. While the literature on doctor-patient interaction offers insights regarding the English-language interactions in the U.S. (Ainsworth-Vaughn 1998, Ferrara 1994, Frankel 1990, Heritage & Robinson 2006, Boyd & Heritage 2006,...
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Una Minoria Dentro De Otra: Los Hablantes De Lenguas Indigenas Mexicanas En California
1. INTRODUCCION. Las migraciones de hablantes de lenguas indigenas mexicanas a los Estados Unidos son escasamente conocidas. Las monografias mas antiguas datan de fines del siglo XX o principios del siglo XXI y se centran sobre todo en los mixteeos...
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Variation in Ser and Estar in Istanbulite Judeo-Spanish: Internal and External Processes
1. INTRODUCTION. Judeo-Spanish is the dialect of Spanish spoken by Sephardic Jews in the Eastern Mediterranean, the Balkans, and the Levant. After their expulsion from the Iberian Peninsula in 1492, the Spanish-speaking Sephardim settled in Ottoman...
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Vol. 32, No. 2, December

2013 Presidential Address Lasso and the Spanish of the Southwest: A 40-Year Odyssey
1. INTRODUCTION: AIM AND SCOPE OF LASSO. This conference represents the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Linguistic Association of the Southwest (LASSO). The purpose of this article is to review some of the history of the organization and showcase...
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Bllinguals and Borders! California's Transfronteriz@s and Competing Constructions of Bilingualism
1. INTRODUCTION: UNDERSTANDING BILINGUALISM. Confusion about bilingualism and bilinguals is commonplace in the U.S. Many people assume that all young Latin@s in the country can speak Spanish; the assumed connection between language, ethnicity, and...
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?Ingles Sin Barreras?: A Multimodal Analysis of Ideology and Power
1. INTRODUCTION. There has recently been a 'turn to the multimodal' (Jewitt 2009) characterized by an increased interest in the ways in which modes other than text, for example image and color, create meaning. While studies in multimodality have become...
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Us Immigration Policies and Their Effects on Spanish-Speaking Communities
1. INTRODUCTION. The United States has a long, and at times, fractured history in relation to new arrivals, particularly those from Mexico, a country that has contributed more immigrants over the last half-century than any other (Stoney & Batalova...
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The Trill Isn't Gone: Rhotic Variation in Southern New Mexican Spanish
1. INTRODUCTION. The Spanish language has been spoken in what is modern-day New Mexico since the initial forays into the territory by Spanish colonizers coming north from Mexico at the turn of the sixteenth century. The first permanent settlement of...
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Formulaic Language and Second Language Speech Fluency: Background, Evidence and Classroom Applications
By DAVID WOOD. New York: Continuum International Publishing Group, 2012. Pp. 242. ISBN 9781441142405. $44.95 (Pb). REVIEWED BY MARCO SHAPPECK AND JUDITH MALDONADO University of North Texas at Dallas Formulaic sequences are multiword expressions...
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Vol. 32, No. 1, June

CALL Research and Practice: Quo Vadis?
This article provides an overview of the CALL field (computer-assisted language learning) by outlining the types of CALL (tutorial and social), by examining the most productive research trends, and by illustrating some best practices. Special attention...
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Adult Acquisition of Spanish Intonation: The Effect of Romantic Relationships
The autosegmental-metrical approach (Pierrehumbert 1980) paved the way for the investigation of intonation as a linguistic characteristic of non-tonal languages such as Spanish (e.g. Face 2002, Hualde 2003). However, most studies deal with native Spanish...
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Code-Switching in Social Network Messages: A Case Study of a Bilingual Chicana
Research on code-switching over the past three decades has been primarily based on oral and face-to-face modes. Few studies have observed written code-switching in casual online language. The present case study focuses in-depth on the written code-switches...
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Why Would I Speak Valencian? Understanding Language Rejection in the Southern Territories of the Autonomous Community of Valencia
The purpose of this paper is to shed light on the motivations that may lead certain bilingual adults to reject and/or limit their use of Valencian. Why is it that a significant number of speakers are able to speak both Valencian and Spanish but only...
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Modal Ya in Basque Spanish, Andean Spanish, and Judeo-Spanish: Accounting for Contact-Induced Change
This study analyzes the modal functions of the adverb ya in three contact varieties of Spanish: Basque Spanish in the Basque Autonomous Community, Andean Spanish in contact with Quechua in Ecuador, and Judeo-Spanish in Turkey and the Balkans. In comparing...
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An Introduction to Conversation Analysis. 2nd Edn
An introduction to conversation analysis. 2nd edn. By Anthony J. Liddicoat. London: Continuum, 2011. Pp. 404. ISBN 9781441189349. $42.95 (Pb). Since its inception as a research method in sociology in the 1960s, Conversation Analysis (CA) has been...
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