Chapter published in:Hispanic Contact Linguistics: Theoretical, methodological and empirical perspectives
Edited by Luis A. Ortiz López, Rosa E. Guzzardo Tamargo and Melvin González-Rivera
[Issues in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics 22] 2020
► pp. 284–314
Andean Spanish and Provinciano identity
Language attitudes and linguistic ideologies towards Andean Migrants in Lima, Peru
The present perception study provides an approach to the language attitudes and ideologies that both Limeños and Andean migrants have towards a selection of (stigmatized) morphosyntactic features from Andean Spanish, in order to propose a definition for Provinciano identity. I collected data using a Matched-Guise task. The findings show that people perceive Andean Spanish as an ‘incorrect’ Spanish spoken mostly by Andean migrants, which allegedly share stereotypical characteristics such as a low level of education, indigenous race and poverty. Both the relevant literature and my fieldwork research indicate that (Andean) identity is undeniably conditioned by location, ethnicity, level of education, and race, as well as all the processes, relationships and social interactions that take place in Lima.
Keywords: Andean Spanish, perception, language attitudes, linguistic ideologies, Provinciano identity
Published online: 14 February 2020
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