From Library Journal
This extraordinarily useful work is the result of years of painstaking and detailed intellectual labor. As one who learned Spanish as a second language, I have relied on all sorts of Spanish dictionaries for four decades. Now even the most demotic speech in Cuban literature is accessible. This reference tool would be useful for Puerto Rican and Dominican texts as well. S nchez-Boudy illustrates the varying usage of words and shows how even standard or common Latin American expressions may vary in popular speech. He anticipates subtle questions with aplomb and foresight. This kind of specialized scholarship is required to make the extensive variations of the Spanish language available to both those whose first language is not Spanish and to Spanish speakers from other areas. Highly recommended for public and academic libraries.-John P. Farrance
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