The Spanish Language Today by Miranda StewartThe Spanish Language Today by Miranda Stewart

The Spanish Language Today

byMiranda StewartEditorMiranda Stewart

Paperback | July 19, 1999

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The Spanish Language Todaydescribes 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 Todaycontains numerous extracts from contemporary press and literary sources, a glossary of technical terms and selected translations.
Miranda Stewart is Senior Lecturer in Spanish and Latin American studies at the University of Strathclyde
Title:The Spanish Language TodayFormat:PaperbackDimensions:254 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.7 inPublished:July 19, 1999Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415142598

ISBN - 13:9780415142595

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Essential for students of modern Spanish, this book describes this dynamic language at the end of the 20th century. Miranda Stewart explores the status of Spanish in politics, education and media and the effects of the English-only movement in the United States. Drawing on extracts from contemporary press and literary sources, The Spanish Language Today also examines places where Spanish has gained popularity.

Editorial Reviews

"This is an impressive volume because Stuart manages to assemble in a very concise and understandable format, a diverse body of contemporary socio-linguistic processes, data, and trends in the Spanish language. It is truly an indispensable reference and it would be an ideal textbook for the advanced Spanish curriculum."-Language Problems and Language Planning "The book's main strength is the breadth of the topics covered, a range consdierably wider than found in other books on Spanish language usage and variation."-Language in Society ..."a lively and valuable addition to the bookshelf of students and teachers in Spanish studies. It is quite unprecedented in the topics it covers and in the authenticity of the materials on which it draws. This book is highly accessible and useful."-Ralph Penny, University of London