Most people modify their ways of speaking, writing, texting, and e-mailing, and so on, according to the people with whom they are communicating. This fascinating book asks why we 'accommodate' to others in this way, and explores the various social consequences arising from it.
Spanish is spoken in many countries around the world, and like all languages, different forms of Spanish express different levels of formality. Taking these variations in Spanish into account, this book describes the most important linguistic features of the language. The book is an ideal resource for teachers and students of Spanish, and no prior linguistic knowledge is assumed.