Latin America holds a diverse array of people and language. Even regions and countries that speak the same language tend to speak it differently. This leads to interesting variations in language and speech. Most people of Latin American origin are able to note that Mexican Spanish and Puerto Rican Spanish are different in terms of intonation, speech pattern, vocabulary, and more. Most popular theories that section Latin America off by dialects group the entirety of the Spanish-speaking Caribbean into a single dialectical community. Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic each hold unique histories and are home to a fascinating array of different cultures and people. Using previously conducted linguistic investigations and research, the goal of this thesis is to make a case which acknowledges the linguistic diversity that exists in the Hispanic Caribbean which will be further supported by theories of sociolinguistics and the historical linguistic model.
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
College of Arts and Humanities
Modern Languages and Literatures
Latin American Studies
Jimenez, Bryan J., "An Exploration on the Spanish Caribbean Dialectical Community: ¿Unidos o separados?" (2023). Honors Undergraduate Theses. 1366.