For many years A NEW REFERENCE GRAMMAR OF MODERN SPANISH has been trusted by students and teachers as the standard English-language reference grammar of Spanish. Now updated to include the latest findings of the Royal Spanish Academy's official grammar book, 'La Nueva gramática de la lengua española', making A NEW REFERENCE GRAMMAR OF MODERN SPANISH FIFTH EDITION even more relevant to students and teachers of Spanish. Key features of this fifth edition include: a 'Guide to the Book', enabling you to make the most of this new edition new vocabulary such as topical and technological terms, bringing you up-to-date with contemporary spoken Spanish more Latin-American Spanish, ensuring world-wide coverage aclearer guidance to recommended usage -advice on the Academy's latest spelling rules. Whether a student or a teacher of Spanish, you can be sure that this fifth edition of A NEW REFERENCE GRAMMAR OF MODERN SPANISH will provide you with a comprehensive, cohesive and clear guide to the forms and structures of Spanish as it is written and spoken today in Spain and Latin America.
This text provides a comprehensive guide to the forms and structures of the Spanish spoken and written in Spain and Latin America. Examples have been introduced, drawing on contemporary Spanish and Latin American usage.
A New Reference Grammar of Modern Spanish is a comprehensive, cohesive and clear guide to the forms and structures of Spanish as it is written and spoken today in Spain and Latin-America. It includes clear descriptions of all the main grammatical phenomena of Spanish, and their use, illustrated by numerous examples of contemporary Spanish, both Peninsular and Latin-American, formal and informal. Fully revised and updated, the sixth edition is even more relevant to students and teachers of Spanish. The sixth edition includes: * new chapters, providing more detail and examples of key areas of Spanish grammar; * an increased number of Mexican examples to reflect the growing interest in this country's variety of Spanish; * new information for readers studying Spanish and French together; * a glossary of grammatical terms including English translations of Spanish terms. The combination of reference grammar and manual of current usage is invaluable for learners at level B2-C2 of the Common European Framework for Languages, and Intermediate High-Advanced High on the ACTFL proficiency scales.
Writers and editors of Spanish have long needed an authoritative guide to written language usage, similar to The MLA Style Manual and The Chicago Manual of Style. And here it is! This reference guide provides comprehensive information on how the Spanish language is copyedited for publication. The book covers these major areas: Language basics: capitalization, word division, spelling, and punctuation. Language conventions: abbreviations, professional and personal titles, names of organizations, and nationalities. Bibliographic format, particularly how Spanish differs from English. Spanish language forms of classical authors' names. Literary and grammatical terminology. Linguistic terminology. Biblical names and allusions. A dictionary of grammatical doubts, including usage, grammatical constructions of particular words and phrases, verbal irregularities, and gender variations.
This handy new reference book provides comprehensive information on all aspects of Spanish grammar. Grammatical terminology is kept to a minimum for ease of understanding and there are many examples with up-to-date explanations of Spanish usage.
This guide will provide you with some direction and suggestions for your language learning adventure. It discusses the origin of languages, and the importance of overcoming barriers such as negativity. It takes a look at different learning styles and optimum learning periods. You'll learn the value of defining the reasons for language learning, and evaluate your level of commitment and dedication. Further, you'll be able to review techniques such as vocabulary building, being open-minded, practicing regularly, and interacting with native speakers who provide models for us and an opportunity for authentic communication. Moreover, you will see how essential it is to learn not only the language but also the culture. Lastly, you will be able to examine the benefits of being humble, persistent, and motivated. Here is the table of contents: So Many Languages, Overcoming Barriers, Before You Begin, Selecting Learning Materials, Techniques for Success, Sticking It Out, Mastery and Beyond, Interacting with the Native Speakers, Children and Foreign Languages, Finding a Teacher, and Online Resource Guide. Be sure to order your copy today.
Practising Spanish Grammar offers a comprehensive set of varied exercises for developing a greater practical awareness of the language. It is designed as a companion volume to the widely acclaimed A New Reference Grammar of Modern Spanish by John Butt and Carmen Benjamin, but it can also be used on its own by anyone wishing to improve their proficiency in Spanish. Giving attention to both Peninsular and Latin American varieties of the language, the workbook includes examples of authentic Spanish from journalistic and literary extracts, and from colloquial usage. The exercises are graded in terms of difficulty as follows: Level 1 - basic drill for revision of essential points Level 2 - intermediate exercises covering standard usage Level 3 - advanced assignments and work on non-standard usage A key to the exercises is provided making this workbook as suitable for private study as for classroom use.
This third edition of PRACTISING SPANISH GRAMMAR offers you a wide variety of exercises that put Spanish grammar into practice so you can understand better how the language is used today. Thoroughly updated, PRACTISING SPANISH GRAMMAR THIRD EDITION includes: a glossary that explains grammatical terms clearly, providing you with a useful reference guide to the tools of the languagelevel indicators with all exercises to help you progress at your own pace translations for key words within the exercises so you can work without having to stop and refer to a dictionaryanswers to all the exercises so you can use this book in class or at homea range of exercise types that cater for different learning strategies to help build your confidence in Spanish.With its broad variety of brand-new and revised exercises designed to stimulate and engage even the most grammar-shy students, this third edition can be used independently or as the ideal companion to the new fifth edition of the widely acclaimed A NEW REFERENCE GRAMMAR OF MODERN SPANISH FIFTH EDITION by John Butt and Carmen Benjamin.
The authors explore some of the ways in which standardization, ideology and linguistics are interrelated. Through a number of case studies they show how concepts such as grammaticality and structural change covertly rely on a false conceptualization of language, one that derives ultimately from standardization.