ERIC Number: ED107148
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-May
Reference Count: 0
Concerning the Influence of Native American Languages on American Spanish.
Izzo, Herbert J.
Drawing on the analogy between the linguistic Romanization of Europe and the Hispanization of America, this paper attempts to investigate the validity of the so-called substream theory to account for the development and diversification of the Romance languages. Phonetic peculiarities of Spanish in America are analyzed, and it is concluded that substratum influences do not adequately account for these features. Therefore, it is deduced that the substratum theory as an explanation of the transformation of Latin into the Romance languages is not confirmed by the development of Spanish in America. (Author/AM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association of Latin American Studies (Edmonton, Alberta, May 1975); Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document