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Some Thoughts on Dialectology and Spanish Historical Linguistics

Steven N. Dworkin

Abstract

This paper offers some thoughts on the role of traditional dialect geography, a discipline that is rapidly being supplanted by sociolinguistics, in the study of Spanish and Romance historical linguistics. It rapidly surveys earlier contributions of dialect geography to Spanish and Romance historical linguistics, describes briefly several recent studies in Spanish historical linguistics that have made significant use of dialect data, and concludes with some observations on the future role of dialect data in evaluating competing theories and models of language change.

Published Online: 2015-3-20
Published in Print: 2008-3-1

© 2015 by Walter de Gruyter Berlin/Boston

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