In Guarani Linguistics in the 21st Century Bruno Estigarribia and Justin Pinta bring together a series of state-of-the-art linguistic studies of the Guarani language. Guarani is the only indigenous language of the Americas that is spoken by a non-indigenous majority. In 1992, it achieved official status in Paraguay, on a par with Spanish. Current language planning efforts focus on its standardization for use in education, administration, science, and technology. In this context, it is of paramount importance to have a solid understanding of Guarani that is well-grounded in modern linguistic theory. This volume aims to fulfil that role and spur further research of this important South American language.
Bruno Estigarribia is Assistant Professor in the Department of Romance Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research focuses on Paraguayan Guarani (especially the contact between Guarani and Spanish) and on the syntax of Argentinian Spanish.
JUSTIN PINTA is a doctoral student in Hispanic Linguistics at The Ohio State University. His primary linguistic interests concern loanword adaptation and language contact generally between Spanish and various languages in the Americas. He holds an MA in Linguistics from UNC-Chapel Hill.
Contributors are: Leonardo Cerno, Wolf Dietrich, Bruno Estigarribia, Jorge Gómez Rendón, Shaw Gynan, Justin Pinta, Jennifer Smith, Andrew Stewart, Guillaume Thomas, Judith Tonhauser, and Maura Velázquez-Castillo.
Linguists, ethnographers, and anthropologists interested in Paraguay/Southern Cone, or researchers and scholars generally interested in language contact issues, language planning and revitalization, indigenous language documentation, and linguistic typology.