Since the 1960s, sociolinguists have been examining the social factors
that influence language variation and the attitudes speakers have
towards those variations. In this study, the language attitudes about
the perceived Spanish dialects in Mexico are analyzed using a maptask.
A group of Mexican immigrants in the U.S. was asked to draw
on a map of Mexico where they felt that people speak Spanish differently.
They were then asked to explain/elaborate on the divisions
that they drew. These maps and interviews were used to determine
the perceived major dialects of Mexican Spanish according to the
majority of participants. Perceptions of dialects are measured via
reoccurring themes that were brought up by a majority of interviewees.
Salient themes include language contact, such as influence
of English or indigenous languages, and whether a dialect was deemed
urban or rural.; Percepciones de los inmigrantes mexicanos de los dialectos del español
de México: un estudio de actitudes lingüísticas. Desde los años 60, los
sociolingüistas han estudiado los factores sociales que influyen en la
variación lingüística y las actitudes de los hablantes hacia esa variación.
En este estudio, se analizan, usando una técnica de mapeo...