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  • The Words You Should Know to Sound Smartby Bobbi Bly

    F+W Media 2009; US$ 9.95 US$ 8.16

    This book is a tongue-in-cheek guide to words that any well-educated, witty person should be able to drop into cocktail conversation. The reader is encouraged to toss off words such as ?disestablishmentarianism,? ?descant,? and ?autodidactic? ?words that will make the user sound learned, intellectual, and wise. For those who want to improve the quality... more...

  • French B for the IB Diploma Student Bookby Jane Byrne; Damian Henderson; Sophie Jobson

    Hodder Education 2014; US$ 48.00

    A new, accessible guide to French B from IB experts and native speakers, French B for the IB Diploma responds to teacher needs by providing texts and skills practice at the right level for all students for all core and optional topics. Clear learning pathways provide routes through the book for both Standard and Higher Level students ensuring maximum... more...

  • Intermediate Italian For Dummiesby Daniela Gobetti

    Wiley 2008; US$ 19.99 US$ 15.99

    Take your Italian skills to the next level the fun and easy way with Intermediate Italian For Dummies ! This practical, easy-to-follow guide will help you to be more fluent and comfortable in your Italian writing. You’ll learn key concepts, practice what you’ve learned, and check your answers. With the exercises and lessons featured... more...

  • Basic Portugueseby Cristina Sousa

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    Basic Portuguese: A Grammar and Workbook comprises an accessible reference grammar and related exercises in a single volume. Twenty units cover the core material which students can expect to encounter in their first year of learning Portuguese. Grammar points are followed by examples and exercises which allow students to reinforce and consolidate... more...

  • Romance Phonology and Variationby Caroline R. Wiltshire; Joaquim Camps

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2002; US$ 165.00

    This volume contains a selection of refereed and revised papers, originally presented at the 30th Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages, focussing on the areas of phonology and language variation. The papers address issues in phonology such as the emergence of the unmarked, representational structure in phonology and morphology, intonation in Spanish,... more...

  • Segmental and prosodic issues in Romance phonologyby Pilar Prieto; Joan Mascaró; Maria-Josep Solé

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2007; US$ 165.00

    This paper explores the concept of linguistic rhythm classes through a series of studies exploiting metrics designed to quantify speech rhythm. We compared the rhythm of ?syllable-timed? French and Spanish with that of ?stress-timed? Dutch and English, finding that rate-normalised metrics of vocalic interval variability (VarcoV and nPVI-V), together... more...

  • Advances in Roumanian Linguisticsby Guglielmo Cinque; Giuliana Giusti

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1995; US$ 149.00

    The aim of the book is to collect and make available to the public recent studies on Roumanian in the framework of Generative Grammar. All the studies can be considered as highly advanced from both the empirical and the theoretical point of view. In fact, they deal with many of the phenomena that differentiate this language from other well-studied... more...

  • Comparative Historical Dialectologyby Thomas D. Cravens

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2002; US$ 158.00

    This brief monograph explores the historical motivations for two sets of phonological changes in some varieties of Romance: restructured voicing of intervocalic /p t k/, and palatalization of initial /l/ and /n/. These developments have been treated repeatedly over the decades, yet neither has enjoyed a satisfactory solution. This book attempts to... more...

  • Grammatical Theory and Romance Languagesby Karen Zagona

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1996; US$ 180.00

    This volume presents recent theoretical research on Romance languages, selected from papers presented at the 25th Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages. It includes studies of individual Romance languages as well as comparative studies — both within the Romance family and with non-Romance languages (Basque, Bulgarian, Germanic and Quechua).... more...

  • Lexique-Grammaire des langues romanesby Alain Guillet; Nunzio La Fauci

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1984; US$ 188.00

    Une méthodologie commune est la caractéristique principale des travaux qui sont réunis dans ces actes du Premier Colloque Européen sur la Grammaire et le Lexique comparés des langues Romanes (Palerme 1981). La comparaison n?est pas une nouveauté en linguistique Romane; l?originalité des travaux présentés... more...