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Introducing "Persico's Lexical Companion to Argentine Spanish"

Spanish and English are two separate languages, of course, but are Hispanic and Anglo cultures really so different? In this interactive, 60-minute webinar, Joseph Persico invites you to take a tour through the pages of his dictionary. He will extract form its entries the evidence that supports his own life's philosophy that says that Spanish and English speakers have so much in common it is almost shocking. Mr. Persico finds these similarities in the way the speakers of either language judge their use of their own language, and in the way the dialects of either language differ among one another. The way speakers play in their native language is also very similar. During this informative talk, Mr. Persico will analyze local usages that, at first glance, appear to be exclusive to the Spanish of the Río de la Plata region, including: Lunfardo, turns of speech used by young children, "vesre" (or backslang), and even words relating to the ritual of drinking mate.

Joseph Persico earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish at Sonoma State University, California. At the University of Granada, Spain, he finished his studies and, thus, began his life's journey into three Spanish-speaking countries. Over 17 years, he lived in Spain (1), Mexico (3) and Argentina (13 years). A teacher by profession and a lexicographer at heart, he is proud to have achieved his dream of having completed the most exhaustive bilingual dictionary ever compiled for a single dialect of Spanish.

September 23, 2017 at 4 PM UTC

Speaker: Joseph D. Persico

FREE webinar

To register: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6300215206390445059

This webinar will be held in English

Joseph Persico earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish at Sonoma State University, California. At the University of Granada, Spain, he finished his studies and, thus, began his life?s journey into three Spanish-speaking countries. Over 17 years, he lived in Spain (1), Mexico (3) and Argentina (13 years). A teacher by profession and a lexicographer at heart, he is proud to have achieved his dream of having completed the most exhaustive bilingual dictionary ever compiled for a single dialect of Spanish.