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.
Miranda Stewart is Senior Lecturer in Spanish and Latin American studies at the University of Strathclyde
'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
'This book is a must' - Signpost