A functional-typological analysis of a morphosyntactic feature of Spanish in contact with Mapudungun

Aldo Olate Vinet, Universidad de La Frontera, Chile
Fernando Wittig González, Universidad Católica de Temuco, Chile
Felipe Hasler Sandoval, Conicet, Argentina / Universidad de Chile, Chile
Aldo Olate Vinet, Fernando Wittig González y Felipe Hasler Sandoval, 2014: "Análisis tipológico-funcional de un rasgo del español de contacto mapuche/castellano", Onomázein 30, 169-189
DOI: 10.7764/onomazein.30.10

This paper compares the use of unaccented pronouns in accusative and dative function in the narrative production of three groups of students monolingual in Spanish: (a) rural Mapuche, (b) rural non-Mapuche and (c) urban. Our assumption is that the use of clitics is different according to the situation of contact between languages. In this context, we establish three types of uses: “standard use”, “rural use” and “ethnical use”. The Mapuche group uses the pronouns in different forms from the other two groups. This difference is discussed in the frame of contemporary contact linguistic and functional and typological linguistic. This approach allows us to attribute this uses to indirect transfer porduced by the intense and historical contact between the Mapudungun and Spanish.