University of Puerto Rico

Project Description

Semantic Domain of the Word "Criollo" in Puerto Rican Spanish

Project Abstract

The word "criollo" was originally coined by Spanish and Portuguese settlers in America. The term was used to refer to the people of European descent who were born in the new continent. Through the passage of time, the term has expanded its semantic domain to include music, food, and animals endemic to the area. The study examines the current connotations and semantic domains of the word "criollo" as used in Puerto Rican Spanish.

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