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. 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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