Research ProjectPRESEEA - PROYECTO PARA EL ESTUDIO SOCIOLINGÜÍSTICO DEL ESPAÑOL DE ESPAÑA Y AMÉRICA
Project for the Sociolinguistic Study of Spanish from Spain and America
Known by its Spanish acronym PRESEEA, the longtime Project for the Sociolinguistic Study of Spanish from Spain and America has gained an important standing within the research community for the study of contemporary spoken Spanish. PRESEEA aims to provide researchers with trustworthy data relating to spoken language that are representative of a wide geographical area, sociolinguistically defined, and comparable. In order to optimize their efficacy in research, the data, which are in outstanding technical condition, are transcribed according to jointly defined criteria. Sociolinguistic research conducted in the Americas and Spain is being coordinated to facilitate the comparability of studies and the exchange of basic information (Moreno Fernández 1996, PRESEEA 2003). PRESEEA is being developed by a large network of research teams from 44 universities in Latin America, the USA, and Spain. Having joined this network in 2020, the Heidelberg Center for Ibero-American Studies (HCIAS) has become a coordinating and reference center for the elaboration of PRESEEA. The technical renewal and anchorage of PRESEEA at Heidelberg University has been partially funded by Field of Focus 3 (2019).
Cooperating institutions: Universidad de Alcalá et al.