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By Jennifer Austin,María Blume,Liliana Sánchez

ISBN-10: 0521115531

ISBN-13: 9780521115537

ISBN-10: 0521132975

ISBN-13: 9780521132978

Bilingualism has given upward push to major alterations in Spanish-speaking international locations. within the US, the expanding significance of Spanish has engendered an English-only flow; in Peru, touch among Spanish and Quechua has led to language swap; and in Iberia, audio system of Basque, Galician and Catalan have made their languages a mandatory a part of college curricula and native govt. This ebook presents an advent to bilingualism within the Spanish-speaking international, taking a look at subject matters corresponding to language touch, bilingual societies, bilingualism in faculties, code-switching, language move, the emergence of latest sorts of Spanish, and language selection - and the way all of those phenomena have an effect on the linguistic and cognitive improvement of the speaker. utilizing examples and case reviews drawn essentially from Spanish/English bilinguals within the US, Spanish/Quechua bilinguals in Peru and Spanish/Basque bilinguals in Spain, it presents varied views at the event of being bilingual in particular cultural, political and socioeconomic contexts.

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