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This article offers an overview of the spread of Spanish as a global language focusing on the policies and institutions that have worked, particularly in the last couple of decades, on its promotion. The actions of institutions as well as corporate and cultural agencies involved in this sort of language policy are to be understood as part of a wider movement of internationalization of financial activities and political influence.


This work was originally published in "The Routledge Handbook in Hispanic Applied Linguistics," edited by Manel Lacorte.



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