Language situation in Puerto Rico

Abstract: 

The article discusses the features of the language situation in Puerto Rico, as well as the factors that influenced the formation of the Puerto Rican national version of the Spanish language. The author analyzes the most significant works of well-known researchers in this area. The main emphasis is made on the description and analysis of lexical features of the Puerto Rican national version of the Spanish language. The article examines the historical basis of the vocabulary formation and sources of its replenishment, it also analyzes the main stages of the language policy in Puerto Rico.

Key words: 

Spanish language, national variant, language policy, Puerto Rico.

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