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Study Abroad, Immigration, and Voseo in the Twenty-First-Century Classroom

ABSTRACT: Although millions of speakers of Spanish employ voseo, the twentieth century did not see a single article published in Hispania that suggested incorporating instruction on voseo into the language classroom. In contrast, the twenty-first century has already seen three articles published in Hispania that have suggested teaching voseo. At the same time, trends in study abroad and immigration are increasing links between the United States and three voseante nations. This essay investigates the field’s evolving treatment of voseo, with a special focus on Hispania’s first 100 years, and argues for the need to incorporate voseo into the twenty-first-century classroom.

CLICK HERE to read the entire article with a response from Jean W. LeLoup (United States Air Force Academy) and Barbara C. Schmidt-Rinehart (Ashland University).

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