Tid: Onsdag 12 oktober 2016, kl. 15:00-17:00
Plats: C307, Södra huset, Frescati

Abstract

Theories about the origin of the Spanish-lexified creoles of the Philippines known as Chabacano have been based on scarce historical samples. In this presentation, I will analyze early Chabacano texts and place them in their linguistic and sociohistorical context, based on a comparison with historical and contemporary sources. A linguistic analysis of the texts reveals a clear pattern of creole features and suggests that there was sociolinguistically motivated variation in different settings where the Chabacano varieties emerged. The results of the analysis confirm that Chabacano existed as a crystallized variety by at least the mid-19th century and was not restricted to interactions between servants and Spanish-speaking masters or to commercial contexts. Rather, it was already a language used for social and intimate relations and daily interactions in diverse neighborhoods of Manila.

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