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By David A. Pharies

ISBN-10: 022613394X

ISBN-13: 9780226133942

Since its ebook in 2007, A short heritage of the Spanish Language has turn into the prime advent to the historical past of 1 of the world’s most generally spoken languages. relocating from the language’s Latin roots to its present-day types, this concise booklet deals readers insights into the starting place and evolution of Spanish, the ancient and cultural adjustments that formed it, and its unfold round the world.

A short background of the Spanish Language makes a speciality of crucial points of the improvement of the Spanish language, eschewing technical jargon in want of simple reasons. alongside the best way, it solutions the various universal questions that puzzle local audio system and non-native audio system alike, resembling: Why do a little areas use whereas others use vos? How did the th sound improve in Castilian? And why is it la mesa yet el agua?

David A. Pharies, a world-renowned specialist at the historical past and improvement of Spanish, has up to date this version with new learn on all elements of the evolution of Spanish and present demographic info. This booklet is ideal for an individual with a simple knowing of Spanish and a wish to additional discover its roots. It additionally presents an amazing starting place for extra examine in any zone of old Spanish linguistics and early Spanish literature.

A short heritage of the Spanish Language is a grand trip of discovery, revealing in a superbly compact layout the attention-grabbing tale of the language in either Spain and Spanish America.

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