By Sari Pietikäinen, FinlandAlexandra Jaffe, Long BeachHelen Kelly-Holmes, and Nikolas Coupland
Sociolinguistics from the Periphery "presents a fascinating book about change: shifting political, economic and cultural conditions; ephemeral, sometimes even seasonal, multilingualism; and altered imaginaries for minority and indigenous languages and their users."
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.