Spanish in the Americas

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Georgetown University Press, 1988 - Foreign Language Study - 400 pages

This encyclopedic text focuses on the nature of Hispanic dialects, the spread of Spanish, and contemporary Spanish dialects in the Americas.

 

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Contents

A brief description of the Spanish language
12
The contemporary languages of Spain
54
The spread of Spanish
77
Spanish as an exported language
84
The Taínos
89
The Aztecs and the Mayas
96
The Quechuas
110
The Mapuche heritage
124
The Caribbean
203
Chile
221
The Río Plata
242
Southwestern United States
276
A look toward the future of Spanish
298
Appendices
309
Word list for practice with Tape 1
330
Mexican American lexical items with Spanish bases
345

The triumph of an indigenous tongue Guaraní
137
Contemporary Spanish dialects in the Americas
145
Mexico
152
The Andean countries
176
Mexican American lexical items with English bases
353
References
360
Index
369
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