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¿Por qué? is the book for people to read when first starting to study Spanish language and culture. Many textbooks and grammars exist to teach people the "what" of Spanish - the vocab, the grammar and the punctuation - but not the "why".
Judy Hochberg asks and answers questions such as the following:
* Why does Spanish have two /r/ sounds? * Why does the preterito past tence have more irregulars than the imperfecto?* Why does Spanish have four ways to say "you"?* Why doesn't Spanish use apostrophes?
Packed full of information, guidance and links to further research, ¿Por qué?is an accessible study guide that is suitable for Spanish students, instructors and the general reader. Covering enough ground to give the beginner a deep insight into Hispanic studies, it is perfect for those thinking about studying Spanish through to immersion-level.