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Published on Apr 9, 2009
Neddy Vigil, research professor in UNM's Department of Spanish and Portuguese and director of UNM's Language Learning Center, and Garland Bills, UNM professor emeritus of linguistics and of Spanish and Portuguese, discuss their book, "The Spanish Language of New Mexico and Southern Colorado," a linguistic atlas that delves into Spanish as it is spoken by the Hispanic population of New Mexico and southern Colorado.
History shows the condition of New Mexican Spanish and what the future holds for its speakers. With two major dialect regions, one in the north and one in the south, detailed maps illustrate the geography of linguistic variation for the Spanish spoken in the region.
The talk was hosted by the UNM Bookstore, bookstore.unm.edu.