The Spanish Language Today [NOOK Book]

Overview

The Spanish Language Today describes the varied and changing Spanish language at the end of the twentieth century. Suitable for introductory level upward, this book examines:
* where Spanish is spoken on a global scale
* the status of Spanish within the realms of politics,...
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The Spanish Language Today

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Overview

The Spanish Language Today describes the varied and changing Spanish language at the end of the twentieth century. Suitable for introductory level upward, this book examines:
* where Spanish is spoken on a global scale
* the status of Spanish within the realms of politics, education and media
* the standardisation of Spanish
* specific areas of linguistic variation and change
* how other languages and dialects spoken in the same areas affect the Spanish language
* whether new technologies are an opportunity or a threat to the Spanish language.
The Spanish Language Today contains numerous extracts from contemporary press and literary sources, a glossary of technical terms and selected translations.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781134765485
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/12/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Miranda Stewart is Senior Lecturer in Spanish and Latin American studies at the University of Strathclyde

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
Pt. I Spanish as a world language 1
1 The extent and status of Spanish in the world 3
2 The standardization of Spanish 14
Pt. II Spanish: variation and change 41
3 The phonology, phonetics and orthography of Spanish 43
4 Spanish lexis 61
5 Spanish morpho-syntax 96
Pt. III The Spanish language in use 119
6 Tu, Vd. and forms of address 121
7 Discourse and genre 135
8 Conversation, pragmatics and politeness 161
Pt. IV Spanish in contact 179
9 Spanish in contact 181
Conclusion 199
Notes 201
Glossary 214
Selected bibliography and further reading 220
Index 229
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