The Chota Valley: Afro-Hispanic language in highland Ecuador

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Abstract

A study of the speech of black Chotenos suggests an earlier stage when partially Africanized Spanish was generally spoken in the Chota Valley. This finding is significant in postulating the use of partially creolized Spanish away from the Caribbean 'heartland', where most such dialects are found. The finding is also of interest because the Chotenos have always coexisted linguistically with non-African neighbours and were never part of a resistance movement or cimarron society. -from Author

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)155-170
Number of pages16
JournalLatin American Research Review
Volume22
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Cultural Studies
  • History
  • Development
  • Anthropology
  • Arts and Humanities(all)
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • General
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • Political Science and International Relations
  • Literature and Literary Theory

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