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.


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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