A History of the Spanish Language / Edition 2

A History of the Spanish Language / Edition 2

by Ralph Penny
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Cambridge University Press


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A History of the Spanish Language / Edition 2

This revised and expanded edition of Ralph Penny's authoritative text includes new material on the nature of linguistic history, the concept of World Spanish, processes of convergence and divergence in Spanish and the English/Spanish interface. This edition also contains a glossary of technical terms, guidance on further reading and suggested topics for discussion.

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ISBN-13: 9780521011846
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 01/28/2011
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 420
Sales rank: 689,036
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.98(d)

About the Author

Ralph Penny is Professor of Romance Philology at Queen Mary, University of London. He has published several books in Spanish and Variation and Change in Spanish (Cambridge, 2000). He has also published in a number of journals including Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, Romance Philology, and Modern Language Review.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Phonology; 3. Morpho-syntax; 4. Lexis; 5. Semantics; 6. Past, present and future; Glossary of technical terms; Topics for discussion and further reading; References; Index.

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"Both recent books by Ralph Penny make significant contributions to our knowledge of the history and development of the Spanish language." Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies Bulletin

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