National Union Catalog

ISBN: UIUC:30112024896190
Release Date: 1979
Genre: Catalogs, Union

Includes entries for maps and atlases.

Subject Catalog

Author: Library of Congress
ISBN: PSU:000052021176
Release Date: 1965
Genre: Catalogs, Subject

Iberian Imperialism and Language Evolution in Latin America

Author: Salikoko S. Mufwene
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226125671
Release Date: 2014-05-14
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

As rich as the development of the Spanish and Portuguese languages has been in Latin America, no single book has attempted to chart their complex history. Gathering essays by sociohistorical linguists working across the region, Salikoko S. Mufwene does just that in this book. Exploring the many different contact points between Iberian colonialism and indigenous cultures, the contributors identify the crucial parameters of language evolution that have led to today’s state of linguistic diversity in Latin America. The essays approach language development through an ecological lens, exploring the effects of politics, economics, cultural contact, and natural resources on the indigenization of Spanish and Portuguese in a variety of local settings. They show how languages adapt to new environments, peoples, and practices, and the ramifications of this for the spread of colonial languages, the loss or survival of indigenous ones, and the way hybrid vernaculars get situated in larger political and cultural forces. The result is a sophisticated look at language as a natural phenomenon, one that meets a host of influences with remarkable plasticity.

Books in Print

ISBN: UOM:39015049090825
Release Date: 2001
Genre: American literature

Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

Union List of Microfilms

Author: Philadelphia Bibliographical Center and Union Library Catalogue. Committee on Microphotography
ISBN: CHI:096099241
Release Date: 1951
Genre: Books on microfilm