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A Los Angeles Flavor of Spanish: Local Norm & Ideology of a US Variety

  • Author(s): Guerrero Jr, Armando
  • Advisor(s): Parodi-Lewin, Claudia
  • et al.

Parodi (2010, 2011) has evidenced a Spanish variety unique to Los Angeles, which she names Los Angeles Vernacular Spanish (LAVS). The present study focuses on active and passive knowledge of loanwords that incorporate linguistic elements of English into LAVS (such as: tíquete (chores (marqueta (troca (pochismos, and not Spanish.

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