Variation And Change In Spanish by Ralph PennyVariation And Change In Spanish by Ralph Penny

Variation And Change In Spanish

byRalph Penny

Paperback | May 20, 2004

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This book studies the differences of pronunciation and grammar that exist within the Spanish-speaking world, and traces their origins in the frequent mixing of dialects in Spanish-speaking communities from the Middle Ages to the present day. It emphasizes the subtlety and seamlessness of language variation, both geographical and social, and shows how the constant process of mixing has rendered Spanish particularly subject to leveling of its linguistic irregularities and to simplification of its structures, both in Europe and later in the Americas.
Title:Variation And Change In SpanishFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:300 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.67 inShipping dimensions:8.98 × 5.98 × 0.67 inPublished:May 20, 2004Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521604508

ISBN - 13:9780521604505

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction: language variation; 2. Dialect, language, variety: definitions and relationships; 3. Mechanisms of change; 4. Variation in Spain; 5. Variation in Spanish America; 6. Variation in Judeo-Spanish; 7. Standardization.

Editorial Reviews

"Both recent books by Ralph Penny make significant contributions to our knowledge of the history and development of the Spanish language." Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies Bulletin