Modern Spanish Grammar

A Practical Guide

Author: Christopher Pountain

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 472

View: 220

Modern Spanish Grammar: A Practical Guide is an innovative reference guide to Spanish, combining traditional and function-based grammar in a single volume.The Grammar is divided into two parts. The shorter section covers traditional grammatical categories such as word order, nouns, verbs and adjectives. The larger section is carefully organized around language functions and notions such as: giving and seeking information putting actions into context * expressing likes, dislikes and preferences comparing objects and actions.All grammar points and functions are richly illustrated and information is provided on register and relevant cultural background. Written by experienced teachers and academics, the Grammar has a strong emphasis on contemporary usage. Particular attention is paid to indexing and cross-referencing across the two sections. This is the ideal reference grammar for learners of Spanish at all levels, from elementary to advanced. It will prove invaluable to those with little experience of formal grammar, as no prior knowledge of grammatical terminology is assumed and a glossary of terms is provided. The book will also be useful to teachers seeking back-up to functional syllabuses, and to designers of Spanish courses.

Modern Spanish Grammar

A Practical Guide

Author: Juan Kattán-Ibarra

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN:

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 461

View: 191

Modern Spanish Grammar: A Practical Guide is an innovative reference guide to Spanish, combining traditional and function-based grammar in a single volume.The Grammar is divided into two parts. The shorter section covers traditional grammatical categories such as word order, nouns, verbs and adjectives. The larger section is carefully organized around language functions and notions such as: giving and seeking information putting actions into context * expressing likes, dislikes and preferences comparing objects and actions.All grammar points and functions are richly illustrated and information is provided on register and relevant cultural background. Written by experienced teachers and academics, the Grammar has a strong emphasis on contemporary usage. Particular attention is paid to indexing and cross-referencing across the two sections. This is the ideal reference grammar for learners of Spanish at all levels, from elementary to advanced. It will prove invaluable to those with little experience of formal grammar, as no prior knowledge of grammatical terminology is assumed and a glossary of terms is provided. The book will also be useful to teachers seeking back-up to functional syllabuses, and to designers of Spanish courses.

Modern Spanish Grammar Workbook

Author: Juan Kattán-Ibarra

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 176

View: 504

Modern Spanish Grammar Workbook is an innovative book of exercises and language tasks for all learners of European or Latin American Spanish. The book is divided into two sections: * Section 1 provides exercises based on essential grammatical structures * Section 2 practises everyday functions such as making introductions and expressing needs A comprehensive answer key at the back of the book enables you to check on your progress. Modern Spanish Grammar Workbook is ideal for all learners of European or Latin American Spanish including undergraduates taking Spanish as a major or minor part of their studies, as well as intermediate and advanced students in schools and adult education. It can be used independently or alongside Modern Spanish Grammar, also published by Routledge.

Modern Spanish Grammar Workbook

Author: Juan Kattán-Ibarra

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 176

View: 655

Modern Spanish Grammar Workbook is an innovative book of exercises and language tasks for all learners of European or Latin American Spanish. The book is divided into two sections: * Section 1 provides exercises based on essential grammatical structures * Section 2 practises everyday functions such as making introductions and expressing needs A comprehensive answer key at the back of the book enables you to check on your progress. Modern Spanish Grammar Workbook is ideal for all learners of European or Latin American Spanish including undergraduates taking Spanish as a major or minor part of their studies, as well as intermediate and advanced students in schools and adult education. It can be used independently or alongside Modern Spanish Grammar, also published by Routledge.

A New Reference Grammar of Modern Spanish

Author: John B. Butt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 608

View: 479

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.

A New Reference Grammar of Modern Spanish, 4th Edition

Author: John Butt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 582

View: 391

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.

Modern Spanish Grammar

Author: John Michael Pittaro

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Spanish language

Page: 532

View: 712

A New Reference Grammar of Modern Spanish

Author: John Butt

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 520

View: 357

(abridged and revised) This reference grammar offers intermediate and advanced students a reason ably comprehensive guide to the morphology and syntax of educated speech and plain prose in Spain and Latin America at the end of the twentieth century. Spanish is the main, usually the sole official language of twenty-one countries,} and it is set fair to overtake English by the year 2000 in numbers 2 of native speakers. This vast geographical and political diversity ensures that Spanish is a good deal less unified than French, German or even English, the latter more or less internationally standardized according to either American or British norms. Until the 1960s, the criteria of internationally correct Spanish were dictated by the Real Academia Espanola, but the prestige of this institution has now sunk so low that its most solemn decrees are hardly taken seriously - witness the fate of the spelling reforms listed in the Nuevas normas de prosodia y ortograjia, which were supposed to come into force in all Spanish-speaking countries in 1959 and, nearly forty years later, are still selectively ignored by publishers and literate persons everywhere. The fact is that in Spanish 'correctness' is nowadays decided, as it is in all living languages, by the consensus of native speakers; but consensus about linguistic usage is obviously difficult to achieve between more than twenty independent, widely scattered and sometimes mutually hostile countries. Peninsular Spanish is itself in flux.

The Writer's Reference Guide to Spanish

Author: David William Foster

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN:

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 284

View: 657

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.

Diachronic Syntax

Models and Mechanisms

Author: Susan Pintzuk

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 380

View: 487

This collection of new writing on grammatical change advances research in the field and shows its breadth and liveliness. The study of how and why syntax changes occupies a pivotal position in research into the nature, use, and acquisition of language. It is responsive to theoretical advancesin linguistic theory, language acquisition, and theories of language use as well as to less adjacent fields such as statistical techniques and evolutionary biology. Chomsky's Minimalist Programme and Kayne's theories of antisymmetry and overt movement have brought into sharper focus questionsconcerning the architecture of linguistic theory, and this has had a direct impact on the understanding of the processes of change. Optimality Theory has also begun to raise new questions as it is applied to syntax and historical change. The sociolinguistic causes and consequences of syntacticchange have also become newly prominent. These are among the many issues and themes discussed and explored by the authors. The book's fourteen chapters exemplify work in a wide range of languages, including Germanic (Icelandic and Swedish, as well as Old and Middle English); Romance (Latin, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish); Slavonic; and Chinese. A substantial introduction provides a critical synthesis of the field andsets the following chapters in context. The book is then divided into parts dealing with theoretical frameworks, comparative change, features and categories, and movement. The single collated bibliography to the entire volume is a valuable research tool in itself.Diachronic Syntax is innovative in both theory and method and makes a substantial contribution to its subject. It will be of interest to all those concerned to understand and explain the internal dynamics of language.