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A History of the Spanish Language

A History of the Spanish Language

2nd Edition

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  • Date Published: October 2002
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521011846

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  • This revised and expanded edition of Ralph Penny's authoritative text includes new material on the nature of linguistic history, the concept of World Spanish, processes of convergence and divergence in Spanish and the English/Spanish interface. This edition also contains a glossary of technical terms, guidance on further reading and suggested topics for discussion.

    • Thoroughly revised and updated edition of this established standard introductory text on the history of Spanish
    • Includes chapter covering topics including the concept of World Spanish, processes of convergence and divergence in Spanish, and the English/Spanish interface
    • Additional features include a glossary of technical terms, guidance on further reading, and suggested topics for discussion
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    "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

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: October 2002
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521011846
    • length: 420 pages
    • dimensions: 226 x 147 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.66kg
    • contains: 6 maps 68 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Phonology
    3. Morpho-syntax
    4. Lexis
    5. Semantics
    6. Past, present and future
    Glossary of technical terms
    Topics for discussion and further reading

  • Author

    Ralph Penny, Queen Mary University of London
    Ralph Penny is Professor of Romance Philology at Queen Mary, University of London. He has published several books in Spanish and Variation and Change in Spanish (Cambridge, 2000). He has also published in a number of journals including Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, Romance Philology, and Modern Language Review.

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