Spanish as an International Language
Implications for Teachers and Learners
Author: Deborah Arteaga, Lucía Llorente
- Paperback - 272 pages
- 27 Jul 2009
- Multilingual Matters
- 210 x 148 (A5)
Spanish is spoken in many countries around the world. Like all languages, it has regional and social variation. Spanish speakers in the U.S. will invariably come into contact with this great variety. This book addresses these aspects of Spanish, while describing its most important linguistic features. No prior knowledge of linguistics is assumed. It is an ideal resource for teachers and students of Spanish.
This volume will provide students and linguists alike with valuable perspectives on the living language. It is a must-read for new and experienced teachers of Spanish.
Karen Zagona, University of Washington
Assuming no prior linguistic knowledge, this book provides an overview of important aspects of sociolinguistic variation (regional, stylistic) in Spanish and is appropriate as a resource manual for Spanish teachers.
Julia Herschensohn, University of Washington
This book provides invaluable help to Spanish instructors by spelling out in clear and unbiased language the different aspects of dialectal
variation that are typically not addressed in standard references.
Heles Contreras, Professor Emeritus, Linguistics, University of Washington
With its focus on variation across regional, social, and contact varieties of Spanish, this book will prove essential to students and teachers of Spanish and to anyone with interests in the Spanish language and its speakers.
Almeida Jacqueline Toribio, Professor of Spanish, The Pennsylvania State University
Deborah Arteaga holds an MA in French linguistics from the University of Colorado. She received her doctorate in Romance linguistics from the University of Washington, specializing in historical Romance syntax. Currently, she is an Associate Professor in Spanish linguistics at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.; Lucía Llorente holds degrees in both Hispanic and English Philology from the University of Deusto, Spain, as well as an MA and PhD from the University of Washington. Dr. Llorente is currently an Associate Professor of Spanish at Berry College. Both are widely published authors and have coordinated instructors at the university-level.
Postgraduate Research / Professional