Current Research in Puerto Rican Linguistics is an edited collection of original contributions which explores the idiosyncratic grammatical properties of Puerto Rican Spanish.

The book focuses on the structural aspects of linguistics, analysed with a variety of frameworks and methodological approaches, in order to presents the latest advances in the field of Puerto Rican and Caribbean linguistics.

Current Research in Puerto Rican Linguistics brings together articles from researchers proposing new, challenging, and ground-breaking analyses on the nature of Spanish in Puerto Rico and Puerto Rican Spanish in the United States.

chapter |4 pages


ByMelvin González-Rivera

part |59 pages


chapter 1|16 pages

Vowel raising and identity in the highlands of Puerto Rico

ByJulia Oliver Rajan

chapter 2|20 pages

Hiatus resolution in Puerto Rican Spanish and language typology

ByYolanda Rivera Castillo

chapter 3|21 pages

Phonetics and phonology of /s̪/ in the Spanish of Puerto Rico

Aspiration, elision with compensatory lengthening, and glottalization
ByKenneth V. Luna

part |43 pages


chapter 4|23 pages

The nature and position of subjects in Puerto Rican Spanish wh-questions

Empirical evidence and theoretical implications
ByJuan Pablo Comínguez

chapter 5|18 pages

On Puerto Rican Spanish subjects 1

ByM. Emma Ticio

part |45 pages

Language variation

chapter 7|23 pages

Interaction among cognitive constraints

The case of the pluralization of presentational haber in Puerto Rican Spanish
ByJeroen Claes

part |61 pages

Applied linguistics

chapter 10|23 pages

Text messaging and bilingual discursive practices of college students in Puerto Rico

ByEdward G. Contreras, Rosita L. Rivera

chapter 11|20 pages

Language education policy issues in Puerto Rico

ByAlicia Pousada

chapter 12|16 pages

Puerto Ricans on the move in the Anglophone Caribbean

The case of Spanish in St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands
ByAlma Simounet