Research ProjectCORPEEU - CORPUS DEL ESPAÑOL EN LOS ESTADOS UNIDOS
Corpus of Spanish in the United States
The Spanish language has been present and evolving in North America since the 16th Century. Nowadays, it is shaped by the influence of Spanish varieties from all Hispanic countries and by contact with English. Researchers predict that, in two decades, the United States will be second only to Mexico as the country with the highest number of Spanish speakers. Therefore, the most appropriate methodological instruments should be designed to study this variety of Spanish. To these means, the “Corpus of Spanish in the United States” (CORPEEU) was created as a collection of written and spoken language materials that allow us to learn about the Spanish spoken in the United States. The manifestations of Spanish in the US are varied in time, geography, social origin, mode, and style, without predetermined criteria for exclusion. CORPEEU was initiated in the fall of 2017 by the Instituto Cervantes’ Observatory of the Spanish Language and Hispanic Cultures at Harvard University, in collaboration with the North American Academy of the Spanish Language (ANLE). In 2020, the HCIAS became the main reference center for the elaboration of CORPEEU. The further technical development and anchorage of CORPEEU at Heidelberg University have been partially funded by its Field of Focus 3 (2019).
Cooperating institutions: Observatorio de la lengua española y las culturas hispánicas de los Estados Unidos de la Universidad de Harvard / Observatory of the Spanish Language and Hispanic Cultures in the United States; Academia Norteamericana de la Lengua Española.