The history of Afro-Hispanic language


A major research paradigm is the historical reconstruction of contributions of the African diaspora to the formation of Spanish, and to the language used by Africans and their descendents in Spain and Spanish America from the 15th century to the early 20th century. This work is based on extensive historical reconstruction and comparison with existing Spanish- and Portuguese-derived creole languages, and is summarized in the 2005 book A history of Afro-Hispanic language: five centuries and five continents.


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