A New Way to ‘Unify’ the Spanish Language

Posted by Audrey Dubois-Boutet on December 16, 2009

Can we all speak the same no matter what region we’re in?

A new 4,000 page book strives to connect the Spanish speaking population by releasing grammar guidelines to the public for the first time in 80 years. This text reveals all the ways one statement can be expressed: like 20 different ways ballpoint pen can be said- how it varies from one social class to another, or from country to country even. It is even cut into 2 smaller versions for the reader’s convenience: one for teachers of Spanish and students, and the other one for the public.

This new three volume text reflects how the language is spoken in Latin America- which is where most Spanish-speakers live. This book was created by the people, for the people. It does not claim any grammar as correct or incorrect, but instead recommendations as to what is generally accepted to be proper Spanish.

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Topics: Spanish