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MENA, Daniela  and  SALAMANCA, Gastón. Phonetic-phonological transfers of Spanish in the Mapudungun spoken by adults in Alto Biobío, Octava Región, Chile. Lit. lingüíst. [online]. 2018, n.37, pp.237-251. ISSN 0716-5811.

The focus of this paper are the phonetic-phonological tranfers of Spanish in the Chedungún spoken in Alto Biobío. The sample is made up of 30 adults speakers, 15 male and 15 female. The instrument used is the lexical list present in Croese (1980). Ten were the localities surveyed. We analyzed a total of 8800 tokens. We can conclude the following: a) A great vitality of the Chedungún (82.67% of realizations that indicate vitality), and b) the behavior of the variables “gender” and “subsector” is highly homogenous. It is interesting to note the strong resistance of the Chedungún to the displacement from contact with Spanish.

Keywords : Mapudungun/Chedungún Phonology; phonetical-phonological transfers; Phonological vitality.

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