Exploring the Spanish Language is a practical introduction to the structures and varieties of Spanish.
Written specifically with English-speaking learners of Spanish in mind, readers will find a good deal of practical help in developing skills such as pronunciation and the appropriate use of register. No previous knowledge of linguistics is assumed and a glossary of technical terms, in conjunction with exercises and activities, helps to reinforce key points.
Features of this new edition include:
Using Spanish data to introduce basic concepts of modern linguistics, Exploring the Spanish Language is the ideal textbook for undergraduate students of Spanish who have no prior linguistic background.
The Sounds of Spanish. Spanish Words and their Structure. Spanish Sentences and their Structure. Themes in Form and Meaning. Regional and social variation.