Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Date Information

May 2015

Department

World Languages and Cultures

First Advisor

Fatima Serra

Abstract

An analysis of the standardization of the Castilian dialect in Spain: an in-depth look at the long-term impact of the implementation of this standard form in areas where Castilian is not the prevalent linguistic variety, primarily focusing on the southern region of Andalusia. The purpose of this thesis is to deconstruct linguistic stereotypes held by those who speak the standard dialect towards those who speak el habla andaluza (the Andalusian dialect). This paper argues that the linguistic stereotypes towards el habla andaluza are overwhelmingly diminishing while simultaneously acting as a source of regional pride within the Autonomous Community of Andalusia.

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