Hacia una nueva definición del yanito: análisis desde la perspectiva de los jóvenes adultos de Gibraltar

Rodríguez García, Marta. (2022) Hacia una nueva definición del yanito: análisis desde la perspectiva de los jóvenes adultos de Gibraltar. Boletín Hispánico Helvético, 39-40. pp. 391-420.

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Gibraltar, as a British enclave located in the south of the Ibe- rian Peninsula, presents a rich linguistic, social, and cultural land- scape. This article is part of a doctoral thesis and it presents a reflection on the local variety spoken in Gibraltar: Yanito. The main goal is to offer a new definition of this local variety in young adults. For this purpose, I present examples extracted from a corpus with a total of 48 participants (aged 16-35) consisting of 16 focus groups of 3 people. Participants follow a guide of conversation to trigger the discussion of topics such as the local variety: the focus of this study. It is argued that the term yanito has undergone a semantic extension and that, for the younger generation, yanito is going through a transformation process in which the matrix language is changing. Following previous litera- ture on this subject, I argue that this transformation is a reflection of a process of language shift in the community.
Faculties and Departments:04 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Departement Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaften > Fachbereich Iberoromanistik > Iberoromanische und Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft (Schlumpf-Thurnherr)
UniBasel Contributors:Rodríguez Garcia, Marta
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
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