The Spanish Lexicon of Baseball: Semantics, Style, and Terminology (Hardcover)
The Spanish Lexicon of Baseball: Semantics, Style, and Terminology draws on nearly 6,000 published MLB game summaries to explore the contours of baseball terminology in Spanish. Organized in a logical sequence that corresponds to various aspects of baseball (field of play, player positions, getting on base, types and modes of hits, scoring, runs-batted-in, umpire involvement and calls, pitching, and defense), the work combines narrative style and illustrative examples with keen lexical analysis. The result is an entertaining and informative volume that is neither folksy nor linguistically overcomplicated.
John M. Chaston is associate professor emeritus of the University of New Hampshire. Robert N. Smead is associate professor of Spanish and Portuguese at Brigham Young University.