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ERIC Number: EJ623362
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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ISSN: ISSN-0737-4143
Expresiones de Modalidad en una Situacion de Contacto: "Deber (De)" Vs. "Tener Que" en el Espanol Hablado en Houston (Expressions of Modals in a Contact Situation in the Spanish Spoken in Houston).
Fairclough, Marta
Southwest Journal of Linguistics, v19 n2 p19-30 Dec 2000
Examined an aspect of modality in the Spanish spoken in the Houston, Texas community. Demonstrates that semantic-pragmatic variation and change are taking place and affecting the forms of "deber (de) and "tener que" in their deontic and epistemic modes. Interviewed Mexicans and Mexican-Americans in Spanish. Analyses show an increased use of "tener que" in the speech of bilinguals. (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Texas (Houston)