Faculty Publications

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title Title

Divergencias: Revista de estudios lingüísticos y literarios

Volume

2

Issue

2

First Page

27

Last Page

39

Abstract

This paper examines the gender assignment of English words in the Spanish of Southern Arizona based on the categories of biological sex, phonological gender, and analogical gender. It is determined that biological sex is the greatest indicator of gender assignment, followed by phonological gender and lastly by analogical gender. There was a small (7.9%) proportion of variation in gender assignment to English words in the corpus that is attributed to a combination of words that are neither phonologically nor socially integrated into the Spanish lexicon and the linguistic insecurity of the participants.

Department

Department of Languages and Literatures

Comments

First published in Divergencias: Revista de estudios lingüísticos y literarios, v.2 n.2 (2004), pp.27-39, published by the University of Arizona.

Original Publication Date

2004

Repository

UNI ScholarWorks, University of Northern Iowa, Rod Library

Date Digital

2004

Copyright

©2004 Elise DuBord

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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