Portuñol


Portuñol

Portuñol or Portunhol (Audio|Br-Portunol.ogg|pronunciation) is a portmanteau of the words Português/Portugués (Portuguese) and Español/Espanhol (Spanish). It refers to various types of language contact between Spanish and Portuguese which have occurred in regions where the two languages coexist. These range from improvised code-switching between monolingual speakers of each language to more or less stable mixed languages.

As code-switching

It is the name often given to any unsystematic mixture of Portuguese with Spanish (code-switching). This is sometimes used by speakers of the two languages to talk to each other. It is possible to conduct a moderately fluent conversation in this way because Portuguese and Spanish are closely related languages.

As a language variety

Portuñol Riverense

It also refers to a Portuguese spoken in the border between Uruguay and Brazil, notably in the region of the twin cities of Rivera and Santana do Livramento, where the border is open and a street is the only line dividing the two countries. This condition, over hundreds of years, gave rise to this variety, influenced by Spanish and the Portuguese used on radio and television, which their speakers call "portuñol/portunhol", "brazilero", "bayano" or "fronterizo/fronteiriço". It has been studied extensively by linguists.

Bibliography

*cite paper | author=Lipski, John M. | title=Too close for comfort? the genesis of “portuñol/portunhol” | publisher=ed. Timothy L. Face and Carol A. Klee, 1-22. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project | date=2006 | version=Selected Proceedings of the 8th Hispanic Linguistics Symposium | url=http://www.lingref.com/cpp/hls/8/paper1251.pdf

External links

*pt icon [http://www.labeurb.unicamp.br/elb/americanas/portunhol.html Page on Portunhol at Unicamp - University of Campinas, São Paulo]
* [http://webs.uvigo.es/ssl/actas1997/05/Carvalho.pdf CARVALHO, Ana Maria. "Variation and diffusion of Uruguayan Portuguese in a bilingual border town"] , by Ana Maria Carvalho, University of California at Berkeley USA. (PDF)
* [http://www.fhuce.edu.uy/academica/linguistica/sicosocio/CVElizaincin.htm Adolfo Elizaincín website]

ee also

*Barranquenho
*Code-switching
*Llanito
*Porglish
*Portuguese dialects
*Spanglish


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