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A Brief History of the Spanish Language by David A. Pharies

By David A. Pharies

Spanish is the fourth most generally spoken language on the earth and a language of ever-increasing significance within the usa. In what is going to most probably turn into the advent to the background of the Spanish language, David Pharies essentially and concisely charts the evolution of Spanish from its Indo-European roots to its current shape. An the world over famous specialist at the heritage and improvement of this language, Pharies brings to his topic an exact feel of what scholars of Spanish linguistics want to know. After introductory chapters on what it potential to review the historical past of a language, the concept that of linguistic switch, and the character of language households, Pharies lines the advance of Spanish from its Latin roots, all with the minimal quantity of technical language attainable. within the middle sections of the booklet, readers are taken care of to an interesting and remarkably succinct presentation of the family tree and improvement of the language, together with money owed of the constructions and peculiarities of Latin, the ancient and cultural occasions that deeply motivated the shaping of the language, the character of Medieval Spanish, the language myths that experience develop into connected to Spanish, and the improvement of the language past the Iberian Peninsula, particularly within the Americas. targeting an important points of the language’s evolution, this compact paintings makes the background of Spanish available to someone with a data of Spanish and a readiness to understand uncomplicated linguistic innovations. on hand in either English and Spanish versions, a short heritage of the Spanish Language offers a really remarkable creation to the interesting tale of 1 of the world’s nice languages.

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For the history of -engo, see Pharies (1990:87–126). 40 c h a p t e r 3 Germanic tribes that live all along the northwestern border of the Empire. The introduction of a series of words into almost all the western Romance languages can be attributed to these contacts. From Germanic suppa ‘soup’, we have Fr. , Port. sopa, and It. , Cat. , It. banco. Other Spanish words of this origin: harpa ‘harp’, fango ‘mud’, tregua ‘truce’, guerra ‘war’, blanco ‘white’. , bar´on ‘baron’, var´on ‘male’, blandir ‘brandish’, bru˜nir ‘to burnish’, buque ‘ship’, estandarte ‘banner’, flecha ‘arrow’, and guante ‘glove’ (Penny 2002:264).

Ibero-Romance. This is a variety spoken by the Hispano-Latin popu- ... . lation at the moment of the Muslim invasion, which soon, given the ... . political conditions imposed by the invaders, engages in a more or ... . less intense diglossia with Hispano-Arabic. Since among the Chris- ... . tian Mozarabs, as among the Christians of the north, the language of ... . culture and writing continues to be Latin, we have very little evidence ... . of this oral variety. The principal source of evidence is the jarchas, ...

Hispano-Romance and Catalan—that evolve directly from Proto- ... . Ibero-Romance. This is a variety spoken by the Hispano-Latin popu- ... . lation at the moment of the Muslim invasion, which soon, given the ... . political conditions imposed by the invaders, engages in a more or ... . less intense diglossia with Hispano-Arabic. Since among the Chris- ... . tian Mozarabs, as among the Christians of the north, the language of ... . culture and writing continues to be Latin, we have very little evidence ...

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