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  • Variation within and across Romance Languagesby Marie-Hélène Côté; Eric Mathieu

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 165.00

    Testing oral proficiency is an important but challenging part of foreign language assessment: currently accepted methods are time-consuming and expensive. Our recent efforts have led to the implementation of new assessment methods for English (Graham et al. 2008), Japanese, and Spanish. We demonstrate that this work is also relevant for French oral... more...

  • Idiomatic Constructions in Italianby Simonetta Vietri

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 158.00

    This study is devoted to the analysis of Italian idioms with either ordinary or support verbs (also called light verbs). The research focuses on the exhaustive description of idioms, and is based on their systematic classification according to the principles of the Lexicon-Grammar methodology developed by Maurice Gross (1975, 1979 and further). A thorough... more...

  • Discourse Segmentation in Romance Languagesby Salvador Pons Bordería

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 143.00

    This chapter presents an empirical study of the left periphery of Basic Discourse Units, viz. the linguistic segments that speakers and hearers use to interpret the discourse they are engaged in. A Basic Discourse Unit is bound by the mapping of a syntactic (dependency) structure and a major intonation unit, giving rise to different types of discourse... more...

  • Basic Portugueseby Cristina Sousa

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95

    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...

  • Ponte al dia para CSECby Shelley Martinez; Lis Burch

    Hodder Education 2014; US$ 27.18

    This textbook has been written specifically for the latest CSEC Spanish syllabus by an author with over 37 years' experience teaching Spanish in the Caribbean. · Reflects Caribbean contexts in the reading material and includes specific Spanish cultural information in every lesson · Combines traditional exercises with modern ways to engage... more...

  • The Lives of Othersby Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck; John le Carré; Alexander Zuckrow; Alexander Starritt; Shaun Whiteside

    Pushkin Press 2014; US$ 10.19

    1984. East Germany. Captain Gerd Wiesler, a loyal member of the secret police, is assigned to spy on the playwright Georg Dreyman. The flat is bugged, and Wiesler begins to listen in to the daily - and nightly -activities of the playwright and his actress-girlfriend. But when he discovers that the surveillance has been instigated by the Minister... more...

  • Mots nous en català / New words in Catalanby M. Teresa Cabré Castellví; Ona Domènech Bagaria; Rosa Estopà Bagot

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 143.00

    Semantic neologisms contribute to renewing and enlarging the capacity of expression and communicating resources of languages. They usually help speakers to make their descriptions more powerful and their speech more effective. However, neologisms related to semantic change are rather difficult to detect by automatic procedures, because changes in meaning... more...

  • Portuguese-Spanish Interfacesby Patrícia Amaral; Ana Maria Carvalho

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00

    Western hemisphere varieties of Spanish and Portuguese show substantial similarity in the patterning of sociolinguistic variation and change. Caribbean and coastal dialects of Latin American Spanish share several variables with Brazilian Portuguese (e.g., deletion of coda –s, –r). These variables also show similar social distribution in... more...

  • Colloquial Portuguese of Brazil (eBook And MP3 Pack)by Mcintyre; Osborne; Sampai

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 35.95

    COLLOQUIAL PORTUGUESE OF BRAZIL is easy to use and completely up to date! Specially written by experienced teachers for self-study or class use, the course offers a step-by-step approach to written and spoken Portuguese of Brazil. No prior knowledge of the language is required. What makes COLLOQUIAL PORTUGUESE OF BRAZIL your best choice... more...

  • Colloquial Portuguese (eBook And MP3 Pack)by Barbara Mcintyre; João Sampaio

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 65.00

    COLLOQUIAL PORTUGUESE is easy to use and completely up to date! Specially written by experienced teachers for self-study or class use, the course offers a step-by-step approach to written and spoken Portuguese. No prior knowledge of the language is required. What makes COLLOQUIAL PORTUGUESE your best choice in personal language learning?... more...