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Journal Title: Spanish in Context
Volume/Issue:   9/3
Date: 24/12/2012
Table of Contents: 2012. iii, 112 pp.

Table of Contents

Articles

Se in the interlanguage of Portuguese speakers
Amy S. Thompson 369 – 399

The story of the tallat: Latin American bar workers, Catalan-speaking customers, and coffee
Steve Marshall 400 – 419

An account of the variation in the rates of overt subject pronouns in Romance
Laia Mayol 420 – 442

On the relationship between L2 pronunciation and culture
Rob A. Martinsen and Scott M. Alvord 443 – 465

Book reviews

Manel Lacorte (ed). Lingüística aplicada del español.
Reviewed by Pilar Garcés-Conejos Blitvich 467 – 472

Martin Hummel, Bettina Kluge y María Eugenia Vázquez Laslop (eds.). Formas y fórmulas de tratamiento en el mundo hispánico.
Reseña de Carlos Ivanhoe Gil Burgoin 473 – 478

Contributors 479 – 480
Publisher: John Benjamins
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): Catalan-Valencian-Balear
Portuguese
 
LL Issue: 24.314