The Spanish Acquisition: An Underground Grammar
by Tom Lathrop
The Spanish Aquisition is a play on “The Spanish Inquisition.” It has nothing to do with that institution, of course, and it also has nothing to do per se with acquiring language. Its purpose is to help make grammatical concepts easy for students to learn so that acquisition can come more easily. You are not going to be subjected here to simplified falsifications about the language, but rather how these concepts really work, and how easy they truly are.
Those familiar with Tom's previous texts (The Evolution of Spanish, Don Quijote: Spanish Edition for Students, and Brasil/Portugal: Língua e cultura, among others) will recognize his down-to-earth voice as he helps American students acclimate to the grammar norms of Spanish. Tom worked on this book for a long time and would be pleased that it finally has the chance to help thousands of students, the endeavor to which he dedicated his life.
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ISBN 978-0-942566-60-4 (PB, 134 pp.) $14.95
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