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Nadeau, Jean-Benoît
The story of Spanish / Jean-Benoît Nadeau and Julie Barlow
1st ed
New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Press, c2013
book jacket
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 4th Floor  PC4075 .N33 2013    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Spanish language -- History
Physical Description xiii, 428 p. : maps ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [395]-408) and index
Contents The land of the rabbits -- Vulgar language -- Waiting for the Godos -- Almost Arabic -- The curious case of Castilian -- The King's speech -- The prince of language buffs -- The world according to Portugal -- Fourteen Ninety-two -- New turf -- The accidental grammarian -- A loss for words -- The canary effect -- The missionary position -- Moving Norte -- Golden Age -- Sunset on Spanish -- The Bourbon identity -- The secret lives of language academies -- Riding the tiger -- Standard shift -- Enter the United States -- The Spanish Renaissance -- The Latin rage -- Learning curve -- The Franco years -- The secret agent of the boom -- From ketchup to salsa -- I say Spanglish, you way Spanish -- Spanish dollars -- The department of urgent Spanish -- The language of the Cervantes -- Traces of the future -- Appendixes. Spanish speakers by country ; Spanish speakers, other countries ; Learners of Spanish as a foreign language ; Influence of language by absolute numbers ; Influence of Spanish by rank -- Hispanic Nobel prizes by country
Alternate Author Barlow, Julie, 1968-

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