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Old 14th October 2009, 01:43 PM   #1
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I'm currently planning a new Spanish course (evening classes) for adult intermediate learners and I want to do a session on the differences between the Spanish spoken in Spain and in South America. Does anyone know of any good resources I might be able to use, please?

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Old 14th October 2009, 03:46 PM   #2
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I'm currently planning a new Spanish course (evening classes) for adult intermediate learners and I want to do a session on the differences between the Spanish spoken in Spain and in South America. Does anyone know of any good resources I might be able to use, please?

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There are only a few meaningful generalizations that you can make about the differences between the Spanish spoken in Spain and South America. Beyond that, in order to do the topic justice you’re going to have to do a country by country comparison. In terms of sources of information, for Spanish as it’s spoken in the Americas, probably the most authoritative work is John Lipski’s Latin American Spanish. You’ll also want to consult two works by Manuel Alvar López on the Spanish of Spain and Latin America: Manual de dialectologia hispanica: El español de America and Manual de dialectologia hispanica: EL español de España. You could also start by consulting the Real Academia Española’s Ortografía de la lengua Espanola.
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There's a lot about this subject on the web: http://is.gd/4jw6N
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Old 14th October 2009, 10:26 PM   #4
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Thanks - yes, I have come to the conclusion that it's a big topic and I don't have enough time or expertise to go into a great deal of depth. I think I will talk about the subject broadly and then pick a country (Argentina seems to be the one I can find most info on!) and let learners contribute any knowledge they might have (or gain!) about other countries.

I am also looking for cultural articles about various Spanish-speaking countries - again, any pointers would be very gratefully received.
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Thanks - yes, I have come to the conclusion that it's a big topic and I don't have enough time or expertise to go into a great deal of depth. I think I will talk about the subject broadly and then pick a country (Argentina seems to be the one I can find most info on!) and let learners contribute any knowledge they might have (or gain!) about other countries.

I am also looking for cultural articles about various Spanish-speaking countries - again, any pointers would be very gratefully received.
A good start is wikipedia about spanish

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_language
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And you could also have a look at this diccionario argentino-español
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More about argentinian spanish

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rioplatense_Spanish
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South Beach wow good times. I live in orlando but me and my ex would go there to go clubing. hope you had fun.
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