A History of the Spanish Language through Texts

Author: Christopher Pountain
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134678541
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 360
View: 5958
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.

A History of the German Language Through Texts

Author: Thomas Gloning,Christopher Young
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113467189X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 416
View: 8067
A History of the German Language Through Texts examines the evolution of German, from the Early Medieval period to the present day. Written in a lively and accessible style, the book looks at the history of German through a wide range of texts, from medical, legal and scientific writing to literature, everyday newspapers and adverts. All texts are translated and accompanied by commentaries. The book also offers a glossary of technical terms and abbreviations, a summary of the main changes in each historical period, a guide to reference material, and suggestions for further reading. A History of the German Language Through Texts is essential reading for students of German, Linguistics or Philology.

Variation and Change in Spanish

Author: Ralph Penny,Ralph John Penny
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521604505
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 284
View: 8049
This book applies recent theoretical insights to trace the development of Castilian and Latin American Spanish from the Middle Ages onwards, through processes of repeated dialect mixing both within the Iberian Peninsula and in the New World. The author contends that it was this frequent mixing which caused Castilian to evolve more rapidly than other varieties of Hispano-Romance, and which rendered Spanish particularly subject to levelling of its linguistic irregularities and to simplification of its structures. These two processes continued as the language extended into and across the Americas. These processes are viewed in the context of the Hispano-Romance dialect continuum, which includes Galician, Portuguese and Catalan, as well as New World varieties. The book emphasises the subtlety and seamlessness of language variation, both geographical and social, and the impossibility of defining strict boundaries between varieties. Its conclusions will be relevant both to Hispanists and to historical sociolinguists more generally.

The Handbook of Hispanic Linguistics

Author: José Ignacio Hualde,Antxon Olarrea,Erin O'Rourke
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118228049
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 904
View: 1554
Reflecting the growth and increasing global importance of the Spanish language, The Handbook of Hispanic Linguistics brings together a team of renowned Spanish linguistics scholars to explore both applied and theoretical work in this field. Features 41 newly-written essays contributed by leading language scholars that shed new light on the growth and significance of the Spanish language Combines current applied and theoretical research results in the field of Spanish linguistics Explores all facets relating to the origins, evolution, and geographical variations of the Spanish language Examines topics including second language learning, Spanish in the classroom, immigration, heritage languages, and bilingualism

The Language of the Sangleys

A Chinese Vernacular in Missionary Sources of the Seventeenth Century
Author: Henning Klöter
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004184937
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 411
View: 3758
An incisive, multi-faceted study of a Spanish-Chinese manuscript grammar of the seventeenth century, The Language of the Sangleys presents a fascinating, new chapter in the history of Chinese and general linguistics.

A History of the Spanish Lexicon

A Linguistic Perspective
Author: Steven N. Dworkin
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0199541140
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 321
View: 4242
Written from the twin perspectives of linguistic and cultural change, this pioneering book describes the language inherited from Latin and how it was then influenced by the Visigothic and Arabic invasions and later by contact with Old French, Old Provençal, English and, not least, with the indigenous languages of South and Central America.

Academy Dictionaries 1600–1800

Author: John Considine
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139993429
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: N.A
View: 9381
This is the first unified history of the large, prestigious dictionaries of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, compiled in academies, which set out to glorify living European languages. The tradition began with the Vocabolario degli Accademici della Crusca (1612) in Florence and the Dictionnaire de l'Académie françoise (1694) in Paris, and spread across Europe - to Germany, Spain, England, Denmark, Sweden, the Netherlands, Portugal, and Russia - in the eighteenth century, engaging students of language as diverse as Leibniz, Samuel Johnson, and Catherine the Great. All the major academy and academy-style dictionaries of the period up to 1800, published and unpublished, are discussed in a single narrative, bridging national and linguistic boundaries, to offer a history of lexicography on a European scale. Like John Considine's Dictionaries in Early Modern Europe (Cambridge University Press, 2008), this study treats dictionaries both as physical books and as ambitious works of the human imagination.

A History of the Spanish Language

Author: Ralph John Penny
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521011846
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 398
View: 3328
A revised, expanded and updated 2002 edition of Ralph Penny's authoritative textbook, first published in 1991.

Death of a Language

The History of Judeo-Spanish
Author: Tracy K. Harris
Publisher: N.A
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 354
View: 9312
After expulsion from Spain in 1492, a large number of Spanish Jews (Sephardim) found refuge in lands of the Ottoman Empire. These Jews continued speaking a Spanish that, due to their isolation from Spain, developed independently in the empire from the various peninsular dialects. This language, called Judeo-Spanish (among other names), is the focus of Death of a Language, a sociolinguistic study describing the development of Judeo-Spanish from 1492 to the present, its characteristics, survival, and decline. To determine the current status of the language, Tracy K. Harris interviewed native Judeo-Spanish speakers from the sephardic communities of New York, Israel, and Los Angeles. This study analyzes the informants' use of the language, the characteristics of their speech, and the role of the language in Sephardic ethnicity. Part I defines Judeo-Spanish, discusses the various names used to refer to the language, and presents a brief history of the Eastern Sephardim. The next part describes the language and its survival, first by examining the Spanish spoken by the Jews in pre-Expulsion Spain, and followed by a description of Judeo-Spanish as spoken in the Ottoman Empire, emphasizing the phonology, archaic features, new creations, euphemisms, proverbs, and foreign (non-Spanish) influences on the language. Finally, Harris discusses sociological or nonlinguistic reasons why Judeo-Spanish survived for four and one-half centuries in the Ottoman empire. The third section of Death of a Language analyzes the present status and characteristics of Judeo-Spanish. This includes a description of the informants and the three Sephardic communities studied, as well as the present domains or uses of Judeo-Spanish in these communities. Current Judeo-Spanish shows extensive influences from English and Standard Spanish in the Judeo-Spanish spoken in the United States, and from Hebrew and French in Israel. No one under the age of fifty can speak it well enough (if at all) to pass it on to the next generation, and none of the informants' grandchildren can speak the language at all. Nothing is being done to ensure its perpetuation: the language is clearly dying. Part IV examines the sociohistorical causes for the decline of Judeo-Spanish in the Levant and the United States, and presents the various attitudes of current speakers: 86 percent of the informants feel that the language is dying. A discussion of language and Sephardic identity from a sociolinguistic perspective comprises part V , which also examines Judeo-Spanish in the framework of dying languages in general and outlines the factors that contribute to language death. In the final chapter the author examines how a dying language affects a culture, specifically the role of Judeo-Spanish in Sephardic identity.

The History of English: A Linguistic Introduction

Author: Scott Shay
Publisher: Wardja Press
ISBN: 0985399112
Category: Education
Page: N.A
View: 5139
The History of English: A Linguistic Introduction is for anyone interested in the history of the English language. While leading the reader through the pre-history of English, through Germanic times, Old English, Middle English, Early Modern English, and Modern English, the book also introduces the reader to concepts in theoretical and historical linguistics. It includes authentic texts from each period of the language, from Beowulf to the King James Bible. This book is a great introduction to the field of linguistics for anyone interested in language!

The Spanish of Equatorial Guinea

the dialect of Malabo and its implications for Spanish dialectology
Author: John M. Lipski
Publisher: N.A
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 120
View: 8120

A History of Afro-Hispanic Language

Five Centuries, Five Continents
Author: John M. Lipski
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107320372
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: N.A
View: 5531
The African slave trade, beginning in the fifteenth century, brought African languages into contact with Spanish and Portuguese, resulting in the Africans' gradual acquisition of these languages. In this 2004 book, John Lipski describes the major forms of Afro-Hispanic language found in the Iberian Peninsula and Latin America over the last 500 years. As well as discussing pronunciation, morphology and syntax, he separates legitimate forms of Afro-Hispanic expression from those that result from racist stereotyping, to assess how contact with the African diaspora has had a permanent impact on contemporary Spanish. A principal issue is the possibility that Spanish, in contact with speakers of African languages, may have creolized and restructured - in the Caribbean and perhaps elsewhere - permanently affecting regional and social varieties of Spanish today. The book is accompanied by the largest known anthology of primary Afro-Hispanic texts from Iberia, Latin America, and former Afro-Hispanic contacts in Africa and Asia.

The Position of Magic in Selected Medieval Spanish Texts

Author: Francis Tobienne
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 113
View: 512
"It is difficult to assess an explanation of a belief, or a belief system in words," Tobienne begins, "and harder still to assign signification to such inexplicable conviction[s]." This book addresses the often blurred line[s] between magic, religion, and science within Spanish literature and history, and is divided into three parts. The first section offers a brief overview of Spanish history from the fifth century through the seventh century and looks at the divide between "white" and "black" magic. White magic is often attributed to a divine agency, whereas black magic is the result of dark or demonic influences. The second part of the book looks at Alfonso X (also known as el Sabio, or "the Wise") and his Las Siete Partidas and Lapidario, and the role of how magic was received in the Spanish university system and translating centers and spaces within Alfonso's court. The final section examines two poems: Auto de Los Reyes Magos and the Vida de Santa Marìa Egipciaca in terms of the white magic concepts of mirabilia and miracula. Collectively, these poems alongside Bishop Isidore of Seville's Etymologiae contribute to the discourse of a Medieval Spain and its rich, intellectual history and moreover, provides a launching pad into this discussion regarding a small window of quasi-tolerance in Spain amidst Muslims, Jews, and Christians.

Spanish Money and Banking

A History
Author: G. Tortella,J. García Ruiz,José Luis García Ruiz
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137317132
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 253
View: 3765
This book incorporates advances in financial and monetary history and theory and shows the relevance of Spain's story to modern banking, monetary and development theory. It studies the early development of banking and monetary institutions and shows how financial and monetary mismanagement contributed to the decline of Spain in the early modern era

The Mixtecs of Colonial Oaxaca

Nudzahui History, Sixteenth Through Eighteenth Centuries
Author: Kevin Terraciano
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804751049
Category: History
Page: 514
View: 1468
A history of the Mixtec Indians of southern Mexico, this book focuses on several dozen Mixtec communities in the region of Oaxaca during the period from about 1540 to 1750.

Grammar of the Mexican Language

With an Explanation of Its Adverbs (1645)
Author: Horacio Carochi
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804766050
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 544
View: 7339
The primary native language of central Mexico before and after the Spanish conquest, Nahuatl was used from the mid-sixteenth century forward in an astounding array of alphabetic written documents. James Lockhart, an eminent historian of early Latin America, is the leading interpreter of Nahuatl texts. One of his main tools of instruction has been Horacio Carochi's monumental 1645 Arte de la lengua mexicana, the most influential work ever published on Nahuatl grammar. This new edition includes the original Spanish and an English translation on facing pages. The corpus of examples, source of much of our knowledge about vowel quality and glottal stop in Nahuatl, is presented once in its original form, once in a rationalized manner. Copious footnotes provide explanatory commentary and more literal translations of some of Carochi's examples. The volume is an indispensable pedagogical tool and the first critical edition of the premier monument of Nahuatl grammatical literature.

Projecting Ethnicity and Race

An Annotated Bibliography of Studies on Imagery in American Film
Author: Marsha J. Hamilton,Eleanor S. Block
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313317415
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 294
View: 2756
Reviews nearly 500 English language studies published between 1915 and 2001 that examine the depiction of ethnic, racial, and national groups as portrayed in U.S. feature films from the inception of cinema through the present.

Orientalists, Propagandists, and Ilustrados

Filipino Scholarship and the End of Spanish Colonialism
Author: Megan Christine Thomas
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 9780816671908
Category: Political Science
Page: 277
View: 9331
A study of Filipino intellectuals that reevaluates the political uses of colonial Orientalism and anthropology

Barcelona's Vocation of Modernity

Rise and Decline of an Urban Image
Author: Joan Ramon Resina
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 0804758328
Category: History
Page: 272
View: 1877
Barcelona's Vocation of Modernity is a study of the emergence and development of the cultural image of the Iberian peninsula’s foremost modern city.

The Life of Language

Papers in Linguistics in Honor of William Bright
Author: Jane H. Hill,P. J. Mistry,Lyle Campbell
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110811154
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 521
View: 1664
TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS is a series of books that open new perspectives in our understanding of language. The series publishes state-of-the-art work on core areas of linguistics across theoretical frameworks as well as studies that provide new insights by building bridges to neighbouring fields such as neuroscience and cognitive science. TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS considers itself a forum for cutting-edge research based on solid empirical data on language in its various manifestations, including sign languages. It regards linguistic variation in its synchronic and diachronic dimensions as well as in its social contexts as important sources of insight for a better understanding of the design of linguistic systems and the ecology and evolution of language. TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS publishes monographs and outstanding dissertations as well as edited volumes, which provide the opportunity to address controversial topics from different empirical and theoretical viewpoints. High quality standards are ensured through anonymous reviewing.