LINGUIST List 21.3251

Thu Aug 12 2010

Books: Morphology/Phonetics/Syntax: Hualde, Olarrea, Escobar, Travis

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        1.    Daniel Davies, Introducción a la Lingüística Hispánica: Hualde, Olarrea, Escobar, Travis

Message 1: Introducción a la Lingüística Hispánica: Hualde, Olarrea, Escobar, Travis
Date: 11-Aug-2010
From: Daniel Davies <>
Subject: Introducción a la Lingüística Hispánica: Hualde, Olarrea, Escobar, Travis
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Title: Introducción a la Lingüística Hispánica Subtitle: 2nd Edition Published: 2010 Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Author: José Ignacio Hualde Author: Antxon Olarrea Author: Anna María Escobar Author: Catherine E. Travis Electronic: ISBN: 9780511687457 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 64.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9780521513982 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 45.00 Comment: published: December 2009

Written entirely in Spanish, this is the ideal introduction to Spanish linguisticsfor students. Using clear explanations, it covers all the basic conceptsrequired to study the structural aspects of the Spanish language - phoneticsand phonology, morphology and syntax - as well as the history of Spanish, itsdialects and linguistic variation. This second edition incorporates newfeatures designed to enhance its usefulness for classroom teaching: chaptershave been added on the sociolinguistics of Spanish in the USA, and onsemantics and pragmatics. The chapter on syntax has been considerablyexpanded. Numerous exercises have been added throughout the book, aswell as a new glossary to help with technical terms.

- Avoids complicated language, allowing students to grasp the concepts andimprove their knowledge of Spanish- 'Application boxes' encourage students to see how the theory relates to thepractice- Numerous exercises throughout help instructors test their students'understanding


1. La lingüística: ciencia cognitiva;2. Los sonidos de la lengua: fonética y fonología;3. La estructura de las palabras: morfología;4. La estructura de la oración: sintaxis;5. Historia de la lengua española;6. El estudio del significado: semántica y pragmática;7. Variación lingüística en español;8. El español en los Estados Unidos.


'The gold standard among introductory texts on Hispanic linguistics.' JoeBarcroft, Washington University, St Louis

'Unlike other textbooks, this one tells the truth about Hispanic linguistics.Here, for the first time, syntax, phonology, semantics, and pragmatics areintroduced by means of contemporary models, not outdated approaches thatpractising linguists gave up decades ago. It includes not only the basic facts,but also fascinating regional, social, and historical variation.' John M. Lipski,Pennsylvania State University

Linguistic Field(s): Morphology                             Phonetics                             Semantics                             Syntax
Subject Language(s): Spanish (spa)
Written In: Spanish (spa )

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