¿Por qué? : 101 questions about Spanish

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London ; Bloomsbury Academic, [2016].
9781474227926, 1474227929, 9781474227919, 1474227910
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xxiii, 326 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm


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London ; Bloomsbury Academic, [2016].
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"¿Por qué? 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 ¿Por qué? 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, ¿Por qué? 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 student of Spanish at all levels, from beginning to advanced. ¿Por qué? 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."--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Hochberg, J. G. (2016). ¿Por qué?: 101 questions about Spanish . Bloomsbury Academic.

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Hochberg, Judith Golden. 2016. ¿Por Qué?: 101 Questions About Spanish. Bloomsbury Academic.

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