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  Castilian Spanish and the History of Spanish Language
The term “Castilian Spanish”; could be used in three different ways: as the Spanish dialect for the region of Castilla in Spain, as the Spanish spoken in Spain or as the neutral Spanish understood in all Spanish-speaking countries.
Castilian Spanish sometimes is used to distinguish the Spanish of Spain from that of Latin America.
Castilian Spanish and Andalusian dialects emerged in the Iberian Peninsula (Hispania) during the middle ages.
www.trustedtranslations.com /castilian_spanish.asp   (1357 words)

 The Castilian
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 Castilian Translation Services - Translators English/Spanish
Castilian is really just another name for Spanish.
Spaniards refer to their language as español (Spanish) when comparing it with other international languages, but they refer to it as castellano (Castilian) in reference to the regional languages of Spain.
Latin American Spanish is a close variation of Castilian.
www.greentranslations.com /castilian-translation.html   (100 words)

 Spain Languages
Castilian is also spoken in many countries around the globe which were former colonies of Spain, most of them in Central and South America (except Brazil and the Guyanas), but not exclusively, and that is a fact that many people are not aware of.
The name of Castilian, and later on Spanish, really emerges from the re-conquest of Spain from the Moors by the Christians and it became the bridge of communication between the different peoples of the Iberian peninsula.
The Real Academia Española, located in Madrid, is entrusted with "purifying, clarifying and giving splendour" to the language, in close contact with other Latin American academies, and mitigating the problems arising from the use of a language spoken in such a large geographic expanse.
www.donquijote.org /culture/spain/languages/castilian.asp   (299 words)

 Spanish language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Spanish or Castilian (Spanish: español or castellano) is an Iberian Romance language, and the fourth most widely spoken language in the world.
Castilian can be also a subdialect of Spanish spoken in most parts of modern day Castile.
In Spain the North Castilian dialect pronunciation is commonly taken as the national standard (although the characteristic weak pronouns usage or laísmo of this dialect is deprecated).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Spanish_language   (2520 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Castilian is an Ibero-Romance dialect, originating in north-central parts of the Iberian peninsula (Castilla Vieja or Old Castile), on the basis of which developped the Standard Spanish language.
Castilian arose in the 9th century, when the Basques living in the Cantabrian mountains moved down to occupy the upper river Ebro valley and mixed there with the local Romance population.
Distributed widely in Spain and the colonies, this Grammar entrenched the dominating position of Castilian and in 1526 Charles V referred to it as Spanish language, so that since this time both terms, Castilian and Spanish, were used as synonymous.
www.orbilat.com /Languages/Spanish-Castilian/Castilian.htm   (972 words)

 Kristen Razy Hansen
He states that, "it was neither the partial resurrection of Latin nor the sporadic cultivation of Castilian, Italian, or French--common phenomena throughout Europe--which endangered Catalan’s position as a literary language, but the political submission of the Països Catalans to the Crown of Castile" (Vallverdú 19).
Castilian became known as the language of the upper class and as such, also had the support of the Church.
Realizing that their children would be societal failures if they couldn’t speak Castilian, they tended to "bring up their children speaking the superordinate language, even though [they] themselves [spoke] Catalan to each other" (Azevedo 310).
linguistics.byu.edu /classes/ling450ch/reports/catalan.htm   (2162 words)

 Articles - Names given to the Spanish language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Linguistically speaking, 'Castilian' means 'Spanish';, as it is the medieval Castilian language that spread across Spain and became the national language known virtually always as 'Spanish';, in English.
For some, this use of the term castellano or Castilian is a political or cultural statement that Castilian is only the language of Castile and perhaps some areas that Castile colonised, but not the language of their region, where they consider the only legitimate language to be the regional one, i.e.
Castilians themselves usually use the term español, thus legitimately presenting it as the national language (the Spanish constitution declares that all Spaniards have 'the right to speak Spanish/Castilian and the duty to know it').
www.lastring.com /articles/Names_given_to_the_Spanish_language?mySession=ef6db521858d792202c48b8c55ad2d44   (1878 words)

 Castilian   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Article 3 of the Spanish Constitution states that Castilian is the official language of the State.
Castilian, which is spoken in all the national territory, Equatorial Guinea, the former Spanish territory of Sahara, Central and South America (except Brazil and the Guyanas) and parts of the Philippines, is the official and cultural language of some 350 millon people the world over.
Declared the official language of Spain by Philip V in 1714, it is usually known as Spanish, a name that was already used in the Middle Ages in Castile, and frequently by the grammarians and authors of the 16th and 17th centuries.
www.sispain.org /english/language/language/castilia.html   (281 words)

 Sample Chapter for Ruiz, T.F.: From Heaven to Earth: The Reordering of Castilian Society, 1150-1350.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Gifted Castilians often traveled abroad for their learning (as other Europeans did to Iberia to study Arabic, Jewish, and classical--i.e., Greek--sources); only stirrings of the intellectual ferment and debate that were so central to western Europe's twelfth-century Renaissance reached the land of castles and lions.
Constant civil wars, a restless nobility seeking to gain control of the throne, a rising mercantile society, and a growing monetary economy served as context and cause for the emergence of new mental attitudes in late twelfth- and early thirteenth-century Castile.
This new awareness of the physical (as opposed to the jurisdictional) attributes of property transformed the mental landscape of Castilians in the late twelfth and early thirteenth centuries.
www.pupress.princeton.edu /chapters/i7636.html   (3943 words)

 The Castilian reflexes of ABHORRERE/ABHORRESCERE: a case-study in valency
I use the term 'valency' in a more restricted sense than is sometimes usual[1] to refer especially to properties of 'voice' and 'transitivity', although these properties in their turn relate to a number of combinatorial features of verbs.
However, the boundary between mediopassive and passive is hazy in Castilian, since the reflexive, which is the archetypical exponent of the mediopassive, is increasingly also an exponent of the passive[3].
This value is amply attested in Castilian too as late as the 18th Century; indeed, Corominas and Pascual point out that the 'stronger' meaning of 'enojar, encolerizar' is still uncommon in Argentina and Chile[23].
www.qmul.ac.uk /~mlw058/aburrido.htm   (5072 words)

 Castilian   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Article 3 of the Spanish Constitution states that Castilian is the official language of
Castilian, which is spoken in all the national territory, Equatorial Guinea, the former Spanish territory of Sahara, Central and South America (except Brazil and the Guyana) and parts of the Philippines, is the official and cultural language of some 400 million people the world over.
The Spanish Royal Academy preferred to say Castilian until the 1925 edition of its Dictionary, when it adopted the name of Spanish.
www.eui.upm.es /~ajsaco/artspan.htm   (235 words)

 Buber's Basque Page: Note 0: Dental Fricatives
As is well known, Castilian in the north of Spain -- the only variety relevant here -- has a phonemic contrast between a voiceless apico-alveolar fricative, noted , and a voiceless dental fricative, noted in general but before a front vowel.
Castilian is never borrowed into Basque as a dental fricative, even by speakers who are fully fluent in Castilian.
So, even though Castilian theta is never taken into Basque as a dental fricative, which Basque does not have, Castilian word-final /d/, which is locally a phonetic theta, is taken into Basque as a dental fricative.
www.buber.net /Basque/Euskara/Larry/note_0.html   (456 words)

 Castilian Plateresque
This pattern was followed in such Mozarabic façades as that of the Alc_andaacute;zar of Seville, erected for the Castilian kings in the fourteenth century by architects inspired by the style of the Nasride dynasty of Granada.
Soft curves predominate: in the archivolts of the segmental arch of the main doorway, in the Roman pediments and in the arcading of the upper storey.
Unlike the Castilian schools of architecture, the school of Granada cannot be described as Plateresque.
www.fll.vt.edu /Culture-Civ/Spanish/texts/cultural/art/architecture/text1.html   (2728 words)

 Castilian Spanish   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Castilian Spanish – not any one localized dialect of it, but a supra-regional or ‘neutral’ variety – supplies the model for standard Spanish in Spain (some Latin Americans also regard Castilian usage as being the most prestigious, although in practice the majority of speakers now gravitate towards regional linguistic norms).
Among speakers who have emigrated from Andalusia to Castilian cities (especially Madrid), /s/ pronunciation is usually the last speech variable to be adjusted in any process of dialect shift.
Most studies of the Castilian lexicon have highlighted items whose use is limited to small geographical areas, such as individual provinces.
www.staff.ncl.ac.uk /i.e.mackenzie/castile.htm   (1079 words)

 Language Spanish -- Recommendations and Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Linguistically speaking, 'Castilian' means 'Spanish', as it is the medieval Castilian language that spread across Spain and became the national language known virtually always as 'Spanish', in English.
But in Spanish itself, the term ''castellano'' (Castilian) is often used to refer to the language, at the expense of the term ''español'' (Spanish).
Not all countries in America use 'castilian' the RAE does not set the standards, but it works with other academic institutions Thewikipedian 23 Mar 2004 :Some of what you say is true, some is not.
www.becomingapediatrician.com /health/84/language-spanish.html   (1065 words)

 Castilian as Plainsman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The other major factor in shaping the course of Castilian occupation of the Guadiana plains was military: the fact that between 1085 and 1235 La Mancha and Extremadura were the invasion corridor and battleground of Berber armies based in Andalusia and of Castilian-Leonese forces raised on both sides of the Central Sierras.
In consequence the Guadiana zone forced Castilian and Leonese rulers into a costly defense in depth by mean castles and towns, and into desperate efforts to maintain control of strategic routes and mountain passes, such as Muradal, also Despeñaperros.
The Castilian conquest of the Guadiana Basin, except in the lowest reaches of the river, was terminated by 1235; but the era of colonization extends to at least the end of the thirteenth century.
libro.uca.edu /frontier/bishko4.htm   (5667 words)

 The Aranese Language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The major linguistic consequence of this linguistic group in prolonged contact within a nation-state is a diglossic situation, where the subordinate group shift their language in most of the domains to the language of the dominant group.
This prolonged contact situation of Aranese and Castilian people determined a situation where Castilian was considered a prestigious language, and Aranese was considered the language used by cattlemen and farmers.
Consequently, this present linguistic society is described as a trilingual society where Castilian, Catalan and Aranese have the same importance, always depending on the domain and the addressee.
www.urv.es /centres/Departaments/dfag/gallego.html   (1807 words)

 Castilian Translation Service - English to Castilian Translation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
You probably don't speak Castilian yourself, so there are a few questions you'll need to consider when choosing a translation company.
To ensure our translators keep abreast of the language our Castilian translators live in-county and translate into their mother tongue.
Professional translators whose native language is English and speak fluent Castilian perform our Castilian to English translation.
www.appliedlanguage.com /languages/castilian_translation.shtml   (523 words)

 spanish language history & dialects in spain -- castilian andalusian   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The history of the Spanish language and the origin of the dialects of Spain begin with the linguistic evolution of Vulgar Latin.
Castilian and Andalusian dialects emerged in the Iberian peninsula (Hispania) during the middle ages.The emergence of modern Spanish more or less coincided with the reconquest of Moorish Spain which was completed by Isabella of Castile and Ferdinand of Aragón.
Spanish is one of the Romance languages in the Italic subfamily of the Indo-European language family, and within Spain, and has two major dialects: Andalusian and Castilian.
www.alsintl.com /languages/spanish.htm   (841 words)

 DailyBulletin.com - News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
It is the dialect Miguel de Cervantes used to lead Don Quixote toward the windmills, and which Benito Perez Galdos used to spark riots upon performances of "Electra." And until recently, it was the only version of Spanish spoken in foreign language classrooms.
The problems of Europe-based instruction have been recognized for a long time, but until recently, professors were bound to the curriculum because Castilian Spanish was internationally accepted as the only legitimate form of the language.
Although the textbook used at Crafton Hills College includes Castilian and Latin American pronunciation of all words, the latter set is the one that more frequently is uttered aloud.
feeds.theeuropenews.net /?rid=d0eb598f2f5a7784&cat=88176adfdf246af5&f=1   (601 words)

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