A variationist corpus analysis of the definite article with personal names across three varieties of Spanish (Chilean, Mexican, Andalusian)

dc.creatorTieperman, Robin (TTU)
dc.creatorRegan, Brendan (TTU)
dc.date.accessioned2023-09-11T21:07:06Z
dc.date.available2023-09-11T21:07:06Z
dc.date.issued2023
dc.description© 2023, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona. All rights reserved. cc-by
dc.description.abstractIt has been shown that the presence of a definite article (DA) prior to a personal name (PN) varies not only across languages, but also across varieties of the same language. Spanish is an example of a language that demonstrates DA+PN variation across varieties. However, few studies have quantitatively analyzed this DA+PN variation. The current study examined which linguistic and social factors govern the variation of DA+PN in the speech (sociolinguistic interviews) of 54 speakers from Santiago (Chile), Mexico City, and Granada (Spain) from the online PRESEEA Corpus. Statistical analyses found that the DA+PN realizations are most favored by speakers from Santiago across all educational levels. Speakers from Santiago also favor DA+PN realizations more with female names than male names, demonstrating a gendering of language. Speakers from Mexico City and Granada demonstrated few overall DA+PN realizations, with the least realizations among those with more educational attainment, possibly indicating the effect of a standard language ideology for these communities with regard to DA+PN. Thus, not only do these varieties differ in overall frequency in which DA+PN appears to be the norm in Santiago and much less common in Granada and Mexico City, they also differ in terms of which social factors govern DA+PN realizations in each variety.
dc.identifier.citationTieperman, R., & Regan, B.. 2023. A variationist corpus analysis of the definite article with personal names across three varieties of Spanish (Chilean, Mexican, Andalusian). Isogloss, 9(1). https://doi.org/10.5565/rev/isogloss.300
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.5565/rev/isogloss.300
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2346/95998
dc.language.isoeng
dc.subjectcorpus linguistics
dc.subjectdefinite article
dc.subjectpersonal name
dc.subjectPRESEEA
dc.subjectvariational pragmatics
dc.subjectvariationist sociolinguistics
dc.titleA variationist corpus analysis of the definite article with personal names across three varieties of Spanish (Chilean, Mexican, Andalusian)
dc.typeArticle

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