Variation and Change in Spanish / Edition 1

Variation and Change in Spanish / Edition 1

by Ralph Penny
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521604508

ISBN-13: 9780521604505

Pub. Date: 05/28/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book studies the differences of pronunciation and grammar that exist within the Spanish-speaking world, and traces their origins in the frequent mixing of dialects in Spanish-speaking communities from the Middle Ages to the present day. It emphasizes the subtlety and seamlessness of language variation, both geographical and social, and shows how the constant

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This book studies the differences of pronunciation and grammar that exist within the Spanish-speaking world, and traces their origins in the frequent mixing of dialects in Spanish-speaking communities from the Middle Ages to the present day. It emphasizes the subtlety and seamlessness of language variation, both geographical and social, and shows how the constant process of mixing has rendered Spanish particularly subject to leveling of its linguistic irregularities and to simplification of its structures, both in Europe and later in the Americas.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521604505
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction: language variation; 2. Dialect, language, variety: definitions and relationships; 3. Mechanisms of change; 4. Variation in Spain; 5. Variation in Spanish America; 6. Variation in Judeo-Spanish; 7. Standardization.

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