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A History of the Spanish Language through Texts examines the evolution of the Spanish language from the Middle Ages to the present day. Pountain explores a wide range of texts from poetry, through newspaper articles and political documents, to a Bunuel film script and a love letter. With keypoints and a careful indexing and cross-referencing system this book can be used as a freestanding history of the language independently of the illustrative texts themselves.
Christopher J. Pountain is a University Lecturer in Romance Philology at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Queens' College. He has over twenty years' experience of teaching Spanish and Romance linguistics. His publications include Using Spanish (CUP, 1992) and Modern Spanish Grammar (Routledge, 1997).
List of Keypoints. List of Illustrations. List of Maps. Chapter 1. Preliminaries. Chapter 2. Latin and Romance. Chapter 3. Early Romance. Chapter 4. Al-Andalus. Chapter 5. Early Literature in Castilian: Dialect Diversity and Mixture. Chapter 6. The Castilian Norm. Chapter 7. Prose Documents in Castilian from the 15th Century. Chapter 8. The Golden Age.: Linguistic Self-Awareness. Chapter 9: The Golden Age. Chapter 10. The Enlightenment. Chapter 11. Modern Spanish Peninsular. Chapter 12. Latin America. Chapter 13. US Spanish. Chapter 14. Judeo-Spanish. Chapter 15. Calo. Chapter 16. The African Connection. Chapter 17. Creoles and Contact Vernaculars. Glossary of Linguistic Terms. Bibliography. Index.
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