Spanish/English Contrasts: A Course in Spanish Linguistics

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Georgetown University Press, 2002 - Foreign Language Study - 388 pages
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An invaluable text in language and linguistics because it has a unique scope: a one-volume description of the Spanish language and its differences from English, and ranges from pronunciation and grammar to word meaning, language use, and social and dialectical variation. Designed for survey courses in Spanish linguistics with technical concepts explained in context for beginners in the field, Spanish/English Contrasts brings out the ways in which insights into the two languages have evolved as scholars have built on the work and research of others in the field. A bilingual glossary of linguistic terms is provided to facilitate discussion in either language.

This second edition is thoroughly updated to incorporate insights and issues that have come to the fore from the explosion of research in the past twenty-five years in all of the areas covered by the book. It includes an expanded bibliography and index, and adds new exercises for student application and class discussion. Its approach remains broadly based however, in order to accommodate a range of areas and data rather than focusing narrowly on one single theory or research area, and it continues to emphasize implications for language teaching, translation, and other practical applications.

  

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Contents

Phonemes
20
Notes for chapter 2
37
Notes for chapter 3
63
Notes for chapter 4
78
Basic notions of grammatical description
85
Verb morphology
91
Notes for chapter 6
106
Notes for chapter 7
134
Notes for chapter 10
210
Notes for chapter 11
237
Notes for chapter 12
255
Notes for chapter 13
286
Notes for chapter 15
319
Notes for chapter 16
353
References
367
General index
383

Notes for chapter 8
163
Notes for chapter 9
188

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About the author (2002)

M. Stanley Whitley is professor of Spanish and linguistics at Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, and coauthor of Gramática para la composición.

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