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Title: El español a través de la lingüística
Subtitle: Preguntas y respuestas
Edited By: Jennifer D. Ewald
Anne Edstrom
URL: http://www.cascadilla.com/etl.html
Description:

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. The full table
of contents is available at http://www.cascadilla.com/etl.html along with
the preface by the book's editors. Examination copies are available if you
want to evaluate this book for course adoption.

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: Cascadilla Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
General Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Spanish
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Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1574731270
ISBN-13: 9781574731279
Pages: 280
Prices: U.S. $ 78.95

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1574730274
ISBN-13: 9781574730272
Pages: 280
Prices: U.S. $ 38.95