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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).
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