Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

Allocutive pronouns in Andalusia and their tendency toward standardisation

Víctor Lara Bermejo


In this paper, I will present the social and l inguistic evolution of a Spanish phenomenon that has  not been researched in depth. The usage of one single pronoun to address a second person plural is  attested in the southern Spanish region of Andalusia and it induces both 2 nd person and 3 rd person  agree ments, differing from the standard pattern. However, this phenomenon is stigmatised and we do  not count with an exhaustive study on its actual area nor the social characteristics of the speakers who  may use it. In this article, I will show the current geog raphic extension of this feature, as well as the  social parameters which the adoption or not of the prestigiou form depends on.

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