The Spanish Language Today describes the varied and changing Spanish language at the end of the twentieth century. Suitable for introductory level upward, this book examines:
* where Spanish is spoken on a global scale
* the status of Spanish within the realms of politics, education and media
* the standardisation of Spanish
* specific areas of linguistic variation and change
* how other languages and dialects spoken in the same areas affect the Spanish language
* whether new technologies are an opportunity or a threat to the Spanish language.
The Spanish Language Today contains numerous extracts from contemporary press and literary sources, a glossary of technical terms and selected translations.
'Stewart misses nothing of importance, and has managed to thread the pieces together successfully. It is certainly a book to be recommended to students.' - Antonia Moreira, King's College London
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