La diversidad del español y su enseñanza

Natividad Hernández Muñoz, Javier Muñoz-Basols, Carlos Soler Montes

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Abstract / Description of output

La diversidad del español y su enseñanza is the first publication conceived to reflect on the diversity of the language from a critical, interdisciplinary, institutional, applied and international point of view. The analysis of twelve readings and a detailed didactic exploitation guide enhance the acquisition of knowledge about the language and reveal the complexity of the research on the varieties of Spanish.

Main features:

• Research articles from different approaches and perspectives;

• Reflection activities to verify the assimilation of content;

• Critical analysis of excerpts and authority citations (Spanish and English);

• Analytical questions on the state of affairs and institutional resources;

• Methodological models of empirical research on the diversity of the language;

• Proposed topics for research and debate inside and outside the classroom;

• Detailed bibliographic guidelines to deepen on the matter;

• Selection of key concepts to enhance the acquisition of linguistic terminology;

• Online bilingual glossary (Spanish and English) on varieties of Spanish, applied sociolinguistics and language policy;

• Solutions of the reading guides and complementary information.

Designed as a textbook or self-study material, La diversidad del español y su enseñanza is an essential tool to become familiar with the diversity of the language. The information will be of interest and applicable in academic and professional contexts of teaching, curriculum design and preparation of didactic materials of Spanish as a foreign or second language and heritage. Any researcher, professor, student or reader will be able to access this important piece of knowledge about the language in a critical and guided manner.

La diversidad del español y su enseñanza is an edited collection that brings together twelve articles that investigate Spanish linguistic variation and the impact this has on Spanish language teaching.

Based on a special edition of the Journal of Spanish Language Teaching, each chapter here presents an article from the Journal with an additional reading guide designed to transform the information into a pedagogical tool that can be used and applied in the classroom. Each article is accompanied by critical analysis, reflection activities, questions for future research and debate, and suggestions for further reading. A bilingual glossary covering key terms within Spanish language variation, applied sociolinguistics and language policy is available online at

This book is a practical overview of the evolution and current state of the study of Spanish language variation and will be of most interest to researchers and teachers of Spanish as a second language who will gain insight into how to include linguistic variation in their teaching.
Original languageSpanish
Place of PublicationLondon & New York
Number of pages378
ISBN (Electronic)9781003128168
ISBN (Print)9780367651695
Publication statusPublished - 18 Aug 2021

Publication series

NameRoutledge Advances in Spanish Language Teaching

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