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Title: Selected Proceedings of the 15th Hispanic Linguistics Symposium
Edited By: Chad Howe
Sarah E. Blackwell
Margaret Lubbers Quesada
URL: http://www.lingref.com/cpp/hls/15/
Series Title: Cascadilla Proceedings Project
Description:

The 15th Hispanic Linguistics Symposium was held at the University of Georgia from October 6-9, 2011. This volume contains 24 of the papers presented at the conference, including the plenaries from Kimberly L. Geeslin and Paula Kempchinsky. The papers are divided into sections on Historical Linguistics and Language Change, Second Language Acquisition and Teaching, Phonology and Phonetics, Sociolinguistics and Pragmatics, and Syntax and Semantics. The complete table of contents is available at http://www.lingref.com/cpp/hls/15/index.html along with abstracts and the complete papers in PDF format.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Cascadilla Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Phonetics
Phonology
Pragmatics
Semantics
Sociolinguistics
Syntax
Subject Language(s): Spanish
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9871574734577
Pages: 341
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