Journal/Book/Conference Title Title
Divergencias: Revista de estudios lingüísticos y literarios
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 of Languages and Literatures
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UNI ScholarWorks, University of Northern Iowa, Rod Library
©2004 Elise DuBord
DuBord, Elise M., "Gender Assignment to English Words in the Spanish of Southern Arizona" (2004). Faculty Publications. 2.