Abstract

This paper examines the tuteo in Rocha, Uruguay, a unique situation in a country that is mostly voseante. The study draws on speakers’ attitudes toward and vos in Rocha, taken from informal interviews and from a linguistic attitude survey. The survey was conducted with 58 informants, most of whom were teenagers. The results point to a strong sense of pride in the local dialect, a more positive attitude toward over vos, and a rejection of the Montevidean standard as a national norm. Given the role of young speakers in initiating linguistic change, positive attitudes among them in Rocha contribute to maintaining the stable tuteo of that region.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2153-6414
Print ISSN
0018-2133
Pages
pp. 382-395
Launched on MUSE
2014-09-03
Open Access
No
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