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Estudio sociolinguistico de la marca diferencial de objeto directo (DOM) en dos variedades del espanol contemporaneo

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Estudio sociolinguistico de la marca diferencial de objeto directo (DOM) en dos variedades del espanol contemporaneo

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dc.contributor.author Balasch Rodriguez, Sonia
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-01T17:57:54Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-01T17:57:54Z
dc.date.issued 2012-02-01
dc.date.submitted December 2011
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1928/17465
dc.description.abstract This sociolinguistic-variationist investigation sheds light on two little-studied issues concerning Spanish DOM, or variable use of a before animate direct objects (DOs), in vernacular language: the complex interaction of co-occurring linguistic (type of verb; definiteness, specificity, grammatical number, topicality, type and syntactic position of DO) and social (speakers’ age, gender and occupation) features. The statistical analysis of over 1000 tokens of oral Spanish of Mérida, Venezuela, and Madrid, Spain, indicates that although a+OD is used more in Madrid (61% vs. 46%), both varieties show markedly parallel linguistic conditioning: the lexical effect of certain verbs (tener, ver, conocer, among others), as well as definite DOs, among others factors, favor the use of a+DO in Mérida and in Madrid. One important difference is that anaphoric/cataphoric coreference has divergent effects in these Spanish varieties. In terms of the social distribution, multivariate analysis of social conditioning of a+DO in the Spanish of Mérida reveals relative homogeneity within the community, with a small but measurable effect of occupation, and a historically meaningful increase of the presence of a marking among the speakers between the ages of 30-45 years old. Despite significant differences in distribution, the overall patterns are the same, demonstrating the need to look beyond rates to patterns of occurrence. en_US
dc.language.iso es en_US
dc.subject Syntactic variation en_US
dc.subject Differential Object Marking in Spanish en_US
dc.subject Sociolinguistics en_US
dc.subject Variationist analysis en_US
dc.subject Spanish from Venezuela en_US
dc.subject Spanish from Spain en_US
dc.subject Linguistic and social patterns en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Spanish languaage--Spain--Madrid
dc.subject.lcsh Spanish language--Venezuela--Merida
dc.subject.lcsh Sociolinguistics--Spain--Madrid
dc.subject.lcsh Sociolinguistics--Venezuela--Merida
dc.title Estudio sociolinguistico de la marca diferencial de objeto directo (DOM) en dos variedades del espanol contemporaneo en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US
dc.description.degree Doctor of Philosophy en_US
dc.description.level Doctoral en_US
dc.description.department University of New Mexico. Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese en_US
dc.description.advisor Travis, Catherine E.
dc.description.committee-member Axelrod, Melissa
dc.description.committee-member Torres Cacoullos, Rena
dc.description.committee-member Clements, Joseph Clancy


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