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The Spanish-Speaking World: A Practical Introduction to Sociolinguistic Issues - Routledge Language in Society (Hardback)
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The Spanish-Speaking World: A Practical Introduction to Sociolinguistic Issues - Routledge Language in Society (Hardback)

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Hardback 200 Pages / Published: 10/07/1997
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This accessible textbook offers students the opportunity to explore for themselves a wide range of sociolinguistic issues relating to the Spanish language and its role in societies around the world. It is written for undergraduate students who have a sound practical knowledge of Spanish but who have little or no knowledge of linguistics or sociolinguistics. It combines text with practical exercises and discussion questions to stimulate readers to think for themselves and to tackle specific problems.
In Part One Clare Mar-Molinero discusses the position of Spanish as a world language, giving an historical account of its development and dominance. Part Two examines social and regional variation in Spanish, and investigates dialects, language attitudes, and style and register, particulaly in the media. The author also questions the relationship between gender and language. Part Three focuses on current issues, particularly those arising from language policies and legislation, especially in the education system, in Spain, Latin America and the USA.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415129824
Number of pages: 200
Weight: 544 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"This textbook is an excellent introduction to the sociolinguistic issues of the Hispanic world...the examples used as case studies are timely and contemporary."
-"Lingua
"There is no book like it on the market. Not only does it gather together information which is not easy to find and shows where more can be found in an effective way, there is nothing comparable which concerns itself with the sociolinguistic issues of Spanish-speaking countries." Jane Freeland, University of Portsmouth."

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