The Politics of Language in the Spanish-Speaking World: From Colonization to Globalization

The Politics of Language in the Spanish-Speaking World: From Colonization to Globalization

Clare Mar-Molinero


Spanish is now the 3rd most generally spoken language on the planet after English and chinese language. This ebook strains how and why Spanish has arrived at this place, studying its function within the diversified societies the place it really is spoken from Europe to the Americas. supplying a entire survey of language concerns within the Spanish-speaking international, the ebook outlines the ancient roots of the emergence of Spanish or Castilian because the dominant language, analyzes the location of minority language teams, and strains the position of Spanish and its colonial history in Latin the US. The e-book is based in 4 sections: Spanish as a countrywide language: clash and hegemony laws and the realities of linguistic range Language and schooling the way forward for Spanish. through the booklet Clare Mar-Molinero asks probing questions resembling: How does language relate to energy? what's its hyperlink with id? what's the position of language in nation-building? Who comes to a decision how language is taught?

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