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El español a través de la lingüística: Preguntas y respuestas
editado por Jennifer D. Ewald y Anne Edstrom

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Front cover image   viii + 280 pages
publication date: July 2008

ISBN 978-1-57473-027-2 paperback, $38.95
ISBN 978-1-57473-127-9 library binding, $78.95



These engaging short essays explore linguistic answers to real questions that students confront when studying Spanish. The informative and sometimes surprising answers, all written in Spanish, are provided by experts in Hispanic linguistics. Each chapter includes activities designed to stimulate further exploration and discussion.

Estos fascinantes artículos ofrecen respuestas lingüísticas a preguntas reales con las que se enfrentan a menudo los estudiantes de español. Estas informativas y a veces sorprendentes respuestas, todas escritas en español, son proporcionadas por expertos en lingüística hispánica. Cada capítulo incluye actividades diseñadas para estimular la discusión y posterior investigación.

El español a través de la lingüística is a perfect fit for courses in Hispanic linguistics. The book will help future and current Spanish teachers answer many of their students' questions, and it explores thought-provoking topics for advanced language learners in composition or conversation courses. The first chapter provides a general introduction to the field of linguistics and the range of topics addressed in the book. Many chapters focus on applied linguistics, such as language acquisition and sociolinguistics. Others examine Spanish phonology, syntax, and pragmatics. All of the chapters are designed to be self-contained, so you can read or assign chapters that best meet your interests. If you want to evaluate this book for course adoption, examination copies are available. El español a través de la lingüística is available in paperback and in library binding (no dust jacket).

Advance praise for El español a través de la lingüística

"This lively anthology, which answers--expertly and at length--some twenty-four commonly-asked questions about instructing, learning and analyzing Spanish, will soon become an oft-required text for all who train to teach the tongue today."
--Richard V. Teschner, The University of Texas at El Paso

"The text is packed with high-interest questions and answers which provide an excellent source of up-to-date information about Spanish, Spanish in contact with other languages, and issues in bilingualism. This is a lively, valuable, and well-thought-out book."
--Ana Roca, Florida International University


"A unique strength of this volume is its adaptability to a wide range of courses in Hispanic linguistics... Because of its broad scope and relevance to students, this volume is a must-have for those working in the field of Hispanic linguistics."
--Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics, Volume 2, Issue 1, Spring 2009

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