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The Peculiarities and Distinctions of (Puerto Rican) Spanish in New York

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dc.contributor.advisor Davidiak, Elena en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Ordonez, Francisco en_US
dc.contributor.author Figueroa, Nicholas James en_US
dc.contributor.other Department of Hispanic Languages and Literature. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-20T16:53:21Z
dc.date.available 2017-09-20T16:53:21Z
dc.date.issued 2013-12-01 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11401/77694 en_US
dc.description 92 pg. en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study is to investigate and compile a better understanding of the peculiarities and distinctions of the current Puerto Rican dialect of the Spanish Language, spoken particularly in selective neighborhoods within the boroughs of New York State. The main focus of this research thesis will be a historical overview of the characteristics of the Puerto Rican dialect from how it began to form to its transpiration to its current level, elaborating on a better understanding of the context. Within an intensive dissection and study of the dialect, I will focus on the phonological, morphological, lexical and other aspects and introduce specific examples and productions from various contexts. I will explain the processes of how and why such speech patterns are made and how they differ from not only other dialects of Spanish but other languages as well. This thesis will contain many examples within each linguistic field used to show how the direct influence of the English language and American culture has shifted, shaped, integrated and changed the Spanish spoken by Puerto Ricans in each of those fields within the United States. Lastly, numerous methodological approaches are unveiled concerning selective studies and experiments that not only give a more in-depth insight of the dialect through the reference of different articles, books, graphs, statistics, and speech/text examples but also provide an illustration of the relationship among the Spanish standard language, English language, Puerto Rican language (from Puerto Rico) and the current Puerto Rican dialect spoken in New York, USA. The thesis concludes with a summary of the main points which helps to understand the current usage of such a distinct dialect and ends with suggestions for further research in language acquisition. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship This work is sponsored by the Stony Brook University Graduate School in compliance with the requirements for completion of degree. en_US
dc.format Monograph en_US
dc.format.medium Electronic Resource en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher The Graduate School, Stony Brook University: Stony Brook, NY. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Linguistics en_US
dc.title The Peculiarities and Distinctions of (Puerto Rican) Spanish in New York en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.mimetype Application/PDF en_US

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