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El Español de los Estados Unidos

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  • Date Published: October 2015
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107451179

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  • How long has Spanish been spoken in the US and how many people speak it today? Is Spanish being passed down through generations? What role does Spanish play in US Latino identity? Analysing and synthesising data from a wide variety of sources, Escobar and Potowski explore these questions and more in this up-to-date textbook for students of Spanish language, linguistics, bilingualism, sociolinguistics, culture, and history. • Over 150 exercises help students engage with the linguistic characteristics of Spanish, Spanish-dialect contact, bilingualism, and Spanish communities in the US • Exercises and examples refer students to external, online sources so they can experience Spanish through a range of media • Concepts are clearly defined with detailed examples for readers who may not have a background in linguistics • Misconceptions about Spanish varieties and Latino communities are addressed, ensuring readers will emerge with a clear understanding of how Latino communities vary linguistically and socioculturally.

    • Linguistic concepts are clearly defined, and more complex concepts include detailed examples and exercises
    • Each chapter contains exercises which help readers to understand and reflect on new material
    • Chapter exercises direct readers to online resources so they can experience authentic examples
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    "A most useful book for students and a major reference work for specialists. The extraordinary level of detail and the depth and thoroughness of coverage will make this book an indispensable work for all interested in the field."
    Ricardo Otheguy, Graduate Center, City University of New York

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    Product details

    • Date Published: October 2015
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107451179
    • length: 374 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 188 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.66kg
    • contains: 31 b/w illus. 7 maps 126 tables 158 exercises
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Socio-historical context
    2. Present populations and patterns of Spanish use
    3. Dialectal features of the Spanish of the United States
    4. Speakers and the Spanish of the United States
    5. Spanish in contact with English
    6. Dialect contact
    7. Spanish in public space
    8. Spanish in education
    9. Spanish and identity
    10. Ethnolinguistic vitality: a look to the future.

  • Authors

    Anna Maria Escobar, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
    Anna Maria Escobar is Associate Professor of Spanish and Linguistics at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

    Kim Potowski, University of Illinois, Chicago
    Kim Potowski is Associate Professor of Hispanic Linguistics at the University of Illinois, Chicago.

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