The Afro-Hispanic Languages of the Americas: Some Remarks on their Nature and Origin

A Guest Speaker Talk by Sandro Sessarego.

Sandro Sessarego is Associate Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Texas at Austin. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on Hispanic Linguistics. He works primarily in the fields of contact linguistics, sociolinguistics and syntax. The linguistic study of the Afro-Hispanic Languages of the Americas (AHLAs)—the languages that developed in Latin America from the contact of African languages and Spanish in colonial times—and the socio-historical analysis of their evolution form the main theme of his research program. In particular, his investigation combines linguistic, socio-historical, legal and anthropological insights to cast light on the nature and origins of these contact varieties (…).

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