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Spanish & Portuguese Linguistics: General

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Reference Books


Hualde, José Ignacio; Olarrea, Antxon; Escobar, Anna María; & Travis, Catherine. Introducción a la lingüística hispánica. Cambridge; Cambridge University Press, 2010.

O’Grady, William; Dobrovolsky, Michael; & Aronoff, Mark. Contemporary Linguistics: An Introduction (4th ed.). New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2001.

Romance Philology

Elcock, W.D.. The Romance Languages (rev. ed.). London: Faber & Faber, 1975.  PC 43 .E55 1975


Díaz-Campos, Manuel (ed.).  The Handbook of Hispanic Sociolinguistics. Oxford: Wiley- Blackwell, 2011.  PC 4074.75 H36 2011

Lipski, John M. Varieties of Spanish in the United States. Georgetown: Georgetown University Press, 2008.  PC 4826 .L56 2008

López Morales, Humberto. Sociolingüística. Madrid: Gredos, 1989.

History of Spanish Language

Cano Aguilar, Rafael (coord.), Historia de la lengua española. Barcelona: Ariel, 2004. PC 4075 .H57x 2004

Lapesa, Rafael. Historia de la lengua española, 9ª ed. Madrid: Gredos, 1981. PC 4075 .L3 1981

Penny, Ralph. Gramática histórica del español. Barcelona: Ariel, 1993.


Alvar, Manuel. Manual de dialectología hispánica: El español de España. Barcelona: Ariel, 1996.  PC 4711 .M36x 1996

Lipski, John M. El español de América. Madrid: Cátedra, 1996.


Radford, Andrew. English Syntax: An Introduction. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004.

Zagona, Karen. The Syntax of Spanish. Cambridge: Cambridge, University Press, 2002.  PC 4361 .Z34 2002

Applied Linguistics

Koike, Dale A. & Klee, Carol A. Lingüística aplicada: Adquisición del español como segunda lengua. New York: John Wiley, 2003.  PC 4068 .U5 K65 2003

Whitley, M. Stanley. Spanish/English Contrasts: A Course in Spanish Linguistics (2nd ed.). Washington: Georgetown University Press, 2002.


Butt, John & Benjamin, Carmen.  A New Reference Grammar of Modern Spanish (5th ed.).  Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011.

Phonetics & Phonology

Gussenhoven, Carlos & Jacobs, Haike. Understanding Phonology(3rd edition). London: Routledge, 2011.

Hualde, José Ignacio. The Sounds of Spanish. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005.

Quilis, Antonio. Tratado de fonología y fonética españolas (2nd edition). Madrid: Gredos, 1999.

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