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Varieties of Spanish in the Americas

Description:
This course surveys some principal variants of Latin American Spanish. Basic analytic tools are developed, including basic sound patterns, word structures, and word orders; an overview regarding indigenous, African and Anglophone influences; and common dimensions of American Spanish variation. These tools are used to explore Spanish variants and the interplay of grammatical, social, and ethnic forces that have shaped them.

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