A Political History of Spanish: The Making of a Language

@inproceedings{Valle2013APH,
  title={A Political History of Spanish: The Making of a Language},
  author={Jos{\'e} del Valle},
  year={2013}
}
Spanish is spoken as a first language by almost 400 million people in approximately 60 countries, and has been the subject of numerous political processes and debates since it began to spread globally from Iberia in the thirteenth century. A Political History of Spanish brings together a team of experts to analyze the metalinguistic origins of Spanish and evaluate it as a discursively constructed artefact; that is to say, as a language which contains traces of the society in which it is… 

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