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A History of the Spanish Language by Ralph Penny

By Ralph Penny

This revised and elevated version of Ralph Penny's authoritative textual content comprises new fabric at the nature of linguistic background, the idea that of global Spanish, tactics of convergence and divergence in Spanish and the English/Spanish interface. This variation additionally incorporates a thesaurus of technical phrases, information on additional studying and steered themes for dialogue.

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