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A History of the Spanish Language
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 398

A History of the Spanish Language

A revised, expanded and updated 2002 edition of Ralph Penny's authoritative textbook, first published in 1991.

A Dictionary of the Spanish Language in Two Parts: 1. Spanish-English. 2. English-Spanish
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 600
A Brief History of the Spanish Language
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 296

A Brief History of the Spanish Language

Since its publication in 2007, A Brief History of the Spanish Language has become the leading introduction to the history of one of the world’s most widely spoken languages. Moving from the language’s Latin roots to its present-day forms, this concise book offers readers insights into the origin and evolution of Spanish, the historical and cultural changes that shaped it, and its spread around the world. A Brief History of the Spanish Language focuses on the most important aspects of the development of the Spanish language, eschewing technical jargon in favor of straightforward explanations. Along the way, it answers many of the common questions that puzzle native speakers and non-native...

The Spanish Language Today
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 254

The Spanish Language Today

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2012-11-12
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  • Publisher: Routledge

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.

The Rise of Spanish-Language Filmmaking
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 230

The Rise of Spanish-Language Filmmaking

Silent film was universally understood and could be exported anywhere. But when “talkies” arrived, the industry began experimenting with dubbing, subtitling, and dual track productions in more than one language. Where language fractured the European film market, for Spanish-speaking countries and communities, it created new opportunities. In The Rise of Spanish-Language Filmmaking, Lisa Jarvinen focuses specifically on how Hollywood lost ground in the lucrative international Spanish-speaking audience between 1929 and 1939. Hollywood studios initially trained cadres of Spanish-speaking film professionals, created networks among them, and demonstrated the viability of a broadly conceived, ...

Exploring the Spanish Language
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 346

Exploring the Spanish Language

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2016-10-04
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  • Publisher: Routledge

Exploring the Spanish Language is a practical introduction to the structures and varieties of Spanish. This new edition provides updated samples that introduce the varieties of modern Spanish, its main registers and styles, including a greater percentage from Latin America. Written specifically with English-speaking learners of Spanish in mind, readers will find a good deal of practical help in developing skills such as pronunciation and the appropriate use of register. No previous knowledge of linguistics is assumed and a glossary of technical terms, in conjunction with exercises and activities, helps to reinforce key points. Exploring the Spanish Language is ideal for students taking courses on Spanish language and linguistics and provides an ideal foundation for research of the Spanish speaking world.

A Comprehensive Etymological Dictionary of the Spanish Language with Families of Words based on Indo-European Roots
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 952

A Comprehensive Etymological Dictionary of the Spanish Language with Families of Words based on Indo-European Roots

This work traces the etymologies of the entries to their earliest sources, shows their kinship to both Spanish and English, and organizes them into families of words in an Appendix of Indo-European roots. Entries are based on those of the Diccionario de la lengua española de la Real Academia Española.

A History of the Spanish Language through Texts
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 360

A History of the Spanish Language through Texts

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2002-09-11
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  • Publisher: Routledge

A History of the Spanish Language through Texts examines the evolution of the Spanish language from the Middle Ages to the present day. Pountain explores a wide range of texts from poetry, through newspaper articles and political documents, to a Bunuel film script and a love letter. With keypoints and a careful indexing and cross-referencing system this book can be used as a freestanding history of the language independently of the illustrative texts themselves.

5-Day Spanish Language Challenge
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 72

5-Day Spanish Language Challenge

Take Your "5-Day Spanish Language Challenge" Learn Spanish In 5 Days Why are you reading this? Because: - You want to speak the second most popular language in the world. - You want to be able to visit the different Spanish-speaking countries. - You want to know how to better communicate with Spanish speakers. - You want to have the chance to further advance your career in the USA. - You want to have the easiest and fastest way to study Spanish for beginners. Spanish is one of the most widely spoken languages in the United States and in many countries. In fact, it has the second largest number of speakers on this planet—right after Chinese. Now many folks have taken some kind of foreign la...

The Handbook of Spanish Language Media
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 336

The Handbook of Spanish Language Media

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2009-09-10
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  • Publisher: Routledge

With the rise of Spanish language media around the world, The Handbook of Spanish Language Media provides an overview of the field and its emerging issues. This Handbook will serve as the definitive source for scholars interested in this emerging field of study; not only to provide background knowledge of the various issues and topics relevant to Spanish language media, but also to establish directions for future research in this rapidly growing area. This volume draws on the expertise of authors and collaborators across the globe. The book is an essential reference work for graduate students, scholars, and media practitioners interested in Spanish language media, and is certain to influence the course of future research in this growing and increasingly influential area.