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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more



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Title: Introducción a la Lingüística Hispánica
Written By: Anna María Escobar
Antxon Olarrea
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Written in Spanish, this introduction to Spanish linguistics covers the structure, history and dialects of the Spanish language. It is designed primarily as a textbook for students pursuing advanced studies in Spanish language and literature at North American institutions, either at the advanced undergraduate or at the beginning graduate level. Nevertheless, this book will also be useful to students in other instructional settings. Clear and accessible with exercises accompanying each chapter, the text will provide students with a solid foundation for pursuing further study in Spanish or general linguistics.

Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Language Documentation
Subject Language(s): Spanish
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ISBN: 0521803144
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Pages: 384
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