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Cartaphilus. Revista de investigación y crítica estética

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A study of the” Enciclopedia del español en el mundo: Anuario 2006-7 " carried out by the Cervantes Institute ( presents a comprehensive picture for the future and development of the Spanish language in the world and in the United States in particular. According to the data provided by Cervantes, approximately 14 million people study Spanish in the world, of which 6 million study Spanish in the United States. It is precisely in this country that the study and presence of the Spanish language has a special significance.

NOTE: This abstract is a translation from the original Spanish


English translation of title:

"Classification of Spanish Heritage Speakers in the US: Generation, Modal Simplification, and Spanish Maintenance."

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