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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...

  • Lexicografía de las lenguas románicasby María José Domínguez Vázquez; Xavier Gómez Guinovart; Carlos Valcárcel Riveiro

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    This volume contains essays on modern and contrastive Romance lexicography as well as studies discussing lexicographical theories and methods and current research trends in the field. Different Romance languages and a number of traditions are taken into account, as well as a variety of both monolingual and comparative approaches. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Sprache und Verskunstby Réne Pérennec

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 224.00

    GLMFII is devoted to examining how the impact of the French language between 1100 and 1300 affected a virtually homogeneous language area and to what extent this impact can be shown to represent a differentiating factor in relation to the geography of language. more...

  • Ponte al dia para CSECby Shelley Martinez; Lis Burch

    Hodder Education 2014; US$ 38.38

    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...

  • Welten in Spracheby Martin G. Becker

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 210.00

    This study makes an important contribution to the theory of language change by analyzing the evolution of the French modal system from its origins in Late Latin through français classique, based on newer textual corpora and using the framework of a modal semantic approach. These developments are compared to those of other Romance languages,... more...

  • The Syntax-Information Structure Interfaceby Timothy Gupton

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    The syntactic analysis of preverbal subjects has been the topic of debate for a wide variety of languages. This book establishes clausal word order preferences for Galician, a null-subject language of the Iberian Peninsula, based on quantitative and qualitative data. The experimental methodology and information structure assumptions employed... 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...