Code-switching … The Puerto Rican r … Non-standard Verb forms … Motherese (“baby talk”) … Learning to conjugate … Spanish “Pig Latin” … The mega-preposition en … Multiple ‘you’ pronouns … Preterite and imperfect … Spanish as an Indo-European language … Sources of Spanish words … The extreme irregularity of ser and ir …
This is just a sampling of the topics covered in my new book about Spanish linguistics, Bringing Linguistics into the Spanish Language Classroom: A Teacher’s Guide. Written specifically for teachers, it is really two obras in one; the book itself and a set of over 300 PowerPoint slides available to download. Teachers will find classroom-ready explanations and slides for each topic covered, as well as instructions and materials for related in-class activities and take-home projects. The book assumes no prior knowledge of linguistics on the part of teachers and their students.
Bringing Linguistics into the Spanish Language Classroom is organized around a novel set of five linguistics-based essential questions:
- How is Spanish different from other languages?
- How is Spanish similar to other languages?
- What are the roots of Spanish?
- How does Spanish vary?
- How do people learn and use Spanish?
It is now available for pre-order directly from Routledge for a discounted price of $27.97. The expected publication date is March 2021.
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