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dc.contributor.authorBalasch Rodriguez, Sonia
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-01T17:57:54Z
dc.date.available2012-02-01T17:57:54Z
dc.date.issued2012-02-01
dc.date.submittedDecember 2011
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1928/17465
dc.description.abstractThis 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.isoesen_US
dc.subjectSyntactic variationen_US
dc.subjectDifferential Object Marking in Spanishen_US
dc.subjectSociolinguisticsen_US
dc.subjectVariationist analysisen_US
dc.subjectSpanish from Venezuelaen_US
dc.subjectSpanish from Spainen_US
dc.subjectLinguistic and social patternsen_US
dc.subject.lcshSpanish languaage--Spain--Madrid
dc.subject.lcshSpanish language--Venezuela--Merida
dc.subject.lcshSociolinguistics--Spain--Madrid
dc.subject.lcshSociolinguistics--Venezuela--Merida
dc.titleEstudio sociolinguistico de la marca diferencial de objeto directo (DOM) en dos variedades del espanol contemporaneoen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.description.degreeDoctor of Philosophyen_US
dc.description.levelDoctoralen_US
dc.description.departmentUniversity of New Mexico. Dept. of Spanish and Portugueseen_US
dc.description.advisorTravis, Catherine E.
dc.description.committee-memberAxelrod, Melissa
dc.description.committee-memberTorres Cacoullos, Rena
dc.description.committee-memberClements, Joseph Clancy


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