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By Ralph Penny

ISBN-10: 0521011841

ISBN-13: 9780521011846

ISBN-10: 0521805872

ISBN-13: 9780521805872

it is a completely revised, up to date and accelerated 2002 variation of Ralph Penny's authoritative textbook, first released in 1991, which gives a transparent and stylish account of the advance of Spanish over the past 2,000 years. even supposing largely orientated in the direction of 'internal' historical past, 'external' historical past can be thought of and said all through. during this new version, in addition to including insights from more moderen scholarship in the course of the textual content, Professor Penny has extra a bankruptcy which discusses the character of linguistic background, the concept that of global Spanish, strategies of convergence and divergence in Spanish, and the English/Spanish interface. This variation additionally encompasses a thesaurus of technical phrases, assistance on additional examining, and recommended themes for discussion.

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