The Spanish-Speaking World: A Practical Introduction to Sociolinguistic Issues by Clare Mar-molineroThe Spanish-Speaking World: A Practical Introduction to Sociolinguistic Issues by Clare Mar-molinero

The Spanish-Speaking World: A Practical Introduction to Sociolinguistic Issues

byClare Mar-molineroEditorClare Mar-molinero

Paperback | June 27, 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.
InPart OneClare Mar-Molinero discusses the position of Spanish as a world language, giving an historical account of its development and dominance.Part Twoexamines 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 Threefocuses on current issues, particularly those arising from language policies and legislation, especially in the education system, in Spain, Latin America and the USA.
Title:The Spanish-Speaking World: A Practical Introduction to Sociolinguistic IssuesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:200 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.6 inPublished:June 27, 1997Publisher:Taylor and Francis

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ISBN - 10:0415129834

ISBN - 13:9780415129831

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements. Introduction Part One: The Position of Spanish in the World 1. The origins of Spanish: the historical context of a dominant language 2. Spanish in Latin-America 3. The other languages of Spain Part Two: Exploring Linguistic Variation 4. Regional and social variations in Spanish 5. Language attitudes 6. Register in Spanish 7. Getting the message across: Spanish in the media 8. Language and gender Part Three: Current Issues: Language as National Identity Marker 9. Language policies in post-Franco Spain 10. Language planning 11. Language and education 12. The vitality of Spanish today Further reading. Index of terms. Bibliography.

Editorial 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."