This study is the first of its kind to examine pronominal expression in oral narratives of monolingual Mexicanos in Central New Jersey. It examines this feature using a corpus of conversation and narrative discourse obtained from 35 residents of New Brunswick. Findings suggest that the monolingual residents' patterns of pronominal expression do not diverge from previously documented studies. However, it is noted here, that differences appear in conversation and narrative with regard to subject preposing and post posing. Speakers tend to post pose subjects providing the semantic content of the verb was one of external activity.
Selected Proceedings of the Third Workshop on Spanish Sociolinguistics
edited by Jonathan Holmquist, Augusto Lorenzino, and Lotfi Sayahi
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