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  • Academic and Professional Discourse Genres in Spanishby Giovanni Parodi

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2010; US$ 143.00

    This volume offers a description and a deep examination of discourse genres across four disciplines (Psychology, Social Work, Industrial Chemistry, and Construction Engineering), in academic and professional settings. The study is based on one of the largest available corpus on disciplinary written discourse in Spanish ( PUCV-2006 Corpus of Spanish... more...

  • The Acquisition of French as a Second Languageby Christina Lindqvist; Camilla Bardel

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 128.00

    It has been argued that the study of child L2 development can inform different maturational accounts of language acquisition. One such specific proposal was put forward by Meisel (2008), arguing for a cut-off point for monolingual or bilingual first language acquisition — (2)L1 — type of development at 3–4 years. The paper analyses... more...

  • The Acquisition of Italianby Adriana Belletti; Maria Teresa Guasti

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 149.00

    A major contribution to the study of language acquisition and language development inspired by theoretical linguistics has been made by research on the acquisition of Italian syntax. This book offers an updated overview of results from theory-driven experimental and corpus-based research on the acquisition of Italian in different modes (monolingual,... more...

  • The Acquisition of Spanishby Silvina A. Montrul

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2004; US$ 188.00

    This is the first book on the acquisition of Spanish that provides a state-of-the-art comprehensive overview of Spanish morphosyntactic development in monolingual and bilingual situations. Its content is organized around key grammatical themes that form the empirical base of research in generative grammar: nominal and verbal inflectional morphology,... more...

  • Anglicisms, Neologisms and Dynamic Frenchby Michael D. Picone

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1996; US$ 195.00

    This comprehensive study of Anglicisms in the context of accelerated neological activity in Contemporary Metropolitan French not only provides detailed documentation and description of a fascinating topic, but opens up new vistas on issues of general linguistic interest: the effects of technology on language, the analyticity-syntheticity controversy,... more...

  • The Architect of Modern Catalanby Pompeu Fabra; Joan Costa Carreras; Alan Yates; Georg Kremnitz

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 143.00

    Pompeu Fabra (1868-1948) is renowned as the person who reformed and codified modern Catalan, giving it the condition of a normativised language of culture that proved fit to meet all the challenges of the twentieth century. The context in which he worked was defined by the ideology and momentum of a dynamic Catalan nationalism emerging out of the nineteenth-century... more...

  • Aspect and the Categorization of Statesby David Brian Roby

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 135.00

    In this work, the Spanish copulae ser and estar are argued to be aspectual morphemes. Their binary opposition reflects the universal aspectual values [±Perfective], which are the same ones overtly expressed by the preterite and imperfect past tense forms in Spanish. It can therefore be shown that different types of states, just like different types... more...

  • Aspektualitätby Sarah Dessì Schmid

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 126.00

    This synchronic study presents a new onomasiological, frame-theoretical model for the classification and interpretation of aspectual characteristics of facts. Differently from traditional approaches, that differentiate between the grammatical and lexical aspect of the verb and analyze the grammatical aspect by looking at only one language... more...

  • Auxiliary Selection in Spanishby Malte Rosemeyer

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00

    Although usage-based linguistics emphasises the need for studies of language change to take frequency effects into account, there is a lack of research that tries to systematically model frequency effects and their relation to diffusion processes in language change. This monograph offers a diachronic study of the change in Spanish perfect auxiliary... more...