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Title: The Handbook of Hispanic Linguistics
Edited By: José Ignacio Hualde
Antxon Olarrea
Erin O'Rourke
URL: http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1405198826.html
Series Title: Blackwell Handbooks in Linguistics
Description:

Editor's Note: This is a new edition of a previously announced book.

It is estimated that there are currently more than 400 million Spanish speakers worldwide, with the United States being home to one of the world's largest native Spanish-speaking populations.

Reflecting the increasing importance of the Spanish language both in the U.S. and abroad, The Handbook of Hispanic Linguistics features a collection of newly-written essays contributed by top Spanish linguistics scholars that explore all facets relating to the origins, evolution, and geographical variations of the Spanish language.

While coverage is provided on applied concerns such as second language learning, Spanish in the classroom, immigration, heritage languages and bilingualism, several essays also address the significant body of theoretical work emerging in Spanish linguistics. By combining the most crucial elements of current findings in theoretical and applied research, The Handbook of Hispanic Linguistics sheds new light on the increasing growth and importance of the Spanish language.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): Spanish
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Versions:
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1118798031
ISBN-13: 9781118798034
Pages: 904
Prices: U.S. $ 59.95

 
 
Format: Electronic
ISBN: 9781118228
ISBN-13: 9781118228043
Pages: 904
Prices: U.S. $ 47.99