La geolingüística: consideraciones sobre la dimensión espacial del lenguaje


  • Juan Manuel Hernández Campoy


Palabras clave:

Geolingüística, Geografía lingüística, Dialectología, Sociolingüística, Geografía humana, Interdisciplinariedad


Until very recently, the concepts of space and spatiality and their, on the other hand, necessary integration in the social theory have played a role as scarcely emphasized as marginal in the evolution of the sociological thought. Time, in terms of historical developments, has always been considered as the principle contextual unit of social theory, while space, on the contrary, has been a secondary dimension. Linguistics has also taken part in this historicism that has excluded spatial aspects from its both dialectological and sociolinguistic studies. It has been with the advent of the New Human Geography arisen from the quantitative revolution when space and spaciality have become relevant not only in Social and Human Sciences in general but also in Linguistics in particular. The aim of this paper is to show and analyze the consequences of this interdisciplinary revolution which has resulted in a new discipline called Geolinguistics conceived as the confluence of Dialectology, Sociolinguistics and Human Geography.



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Cómo citar

Hernández Campoy, J. M. (1999). La geolingüística: consideraciones sobre la dimensión espacial del lenguaje. ELUA: Estudios De Lingüística. Universidad De Alicante, (13), 65–88.