Â¿Por quÃ©? 101 Questions about Spanish is for anyone who wants to understand how Spanish really works. Standard textbooks and grammars describe the "what" of Spanish - its vocabulary, grammar, spelling, and pronunciation - but Â¿Por quÃ©? explains the "why".
Judy Hochberg draws on linguistic principles, Hispanic culture, and language history to answer questions such as:
Why are so many Spanish verbs irregular? - Why does Spanish have different ways to say "you"? - Why is h silent? - Why doesn't Spanish use apostrophes? - Why does Castilian Spanish have the th sound?
Packed with information, guidance, and links to further research, Â¿Por quÃ©? is an accessible study guide that is suitable for Spanish students, instructors, native speakers, and the general reader. It is a valuable supplementary text for serious students of Spanish at all levels, from beginning to advanced. Â¿Por quÃ©? also covers topics usually left to specialized books, including the evolution of Spanish, how children and adults learn Spanish, and the status of languages that co-exist with Spanish, from Catalan to Spanish sign language to the indigenous languages of Latin America.<
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|Size: ||9.7 MB|
|Publisher: ||Bloomsbury Academic|
|Date published: || 2016|
|ISBN: ||9781474227940 (DRM-EPUB)|
|Read Aloud: ||not allowed|