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Spanish/English Contrasts - A Course in Spanish Linguistics

Spanish/English Contrasts - A Course in Spanish Linguistics
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An invaluable text in language and linguistics because it has a unique scope: a one-volume description of the Spanish language and its differences from English, and ranges from pronunciation and grammar to word meaning, language use, and social and dialectical variation. Designed for survey courses in Spanish linguistics with technical concepts explained in context for beginners in the field, Spanish/English Contrasts brings out the ways in which insights into the two languages have evolved as scholars have built on the work and research of others in the field. A bilingual glossary of linguistic terms is provided to facilitate discussion in either language.

This second edition is thoroughly updated to incorporate insights and issues that have come to the fore from the explosion of research in the past twenty-five years in all of the areas covered by the book. It includes an expanded bibliography and index, and adds new exercises for student application and class discussion. Its approach remains broadly based however, in order to accommodate a range of areas and data rather than focusing narrowly on one single theory or research area, and it continues to emphasize implications for language teaching, translation, and other practical applications.


Product ID: 46534     ISBN-13: 9780878403813
Categories: Language, Learn
Supporting language: Spanish
Platforms/media types: Printed Matter
M. STANLEY WHITLEY is professor of Spanish and linguistics at Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, and co-author of Gramática para la composición.