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- McGraw-Hill Education 2011; US$ 13.00
Practice the Art of Conversation in Spanish! Want to strike up a conversation with a native Spanish speaker but nervous that you?re not ready? This book helps you overcome that obstacle and before you know it, you?ll be speaking comfortably in your new native language. Practice Makes Perfect: Spanish Conversation is organized around twelve... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2005; US$ 158.00
This volume offers an original theoretical and methodological approach to the hotly debated issue of epistemic modality. The analysis is conducted in a rigorous typological frame developed after a careful consideration of a wealth of cross-linguistic data, and focuses on Italian, a language often disregarded in comparative analyses. The complexity... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1990; US$ 149.00
This study is both particularistic and generalizing. At one level it can be seen as an investigation of French urban marketplaces as systems of communication, with a microscopic examination of verbal interaction and sociability patterns in a specific cultural setting. At another level it constitutes an attempt to show some relationships between the... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1994; US$ 195.00
Since the publication of the still very valuable Biblioteca histórica de la filología castellana by Cipriano Muñoz y Manzano, conde de la Viñaza, (Madrid, 1893), our knowledge of the history of the study of the Spanish language has grown considerably. It is the purpose of the present bibliography to bring already available bibliographical... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1998; US$ 188.00
From the papers presented at the 26th LSRL, this volume offers a selection of a contributions on phonological issues and on syntax. Most of the grammatical phenomena discussed are treated within the frameworks of the Minimalist Program, Distributed Morphology, or Optimality Theory. It was apparent from the diversity of the papers delivered, that these... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 95.00
A collection of studies offering an up-to-date analysis of official policies to promote Catalan in a democratic framework in each of the main Spanish regions where it is spoken: Catalonia, Valencia and the Balearic Islands. more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1983; US$ 230.00
The period of 1965 to 1978 was an extremely productive time for U.S. (Russian born) Romance etymologist and philologist Yakov Malkiel whose specialty was the development of Latin words, roots, prefixes, and suffixes in modern Romance languages, particularly Spanish. Malkiel will be known as the great champion of etymology in linguistics as evidenced... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2011; US$ 143.00
The purpose of this research is to analyse the pragmatic development of language groups at different proficiency levels and to investigate the relationship between interlanguage pragmatics and grammatical competence. For this study, 36 native Spanish speaking EFL learners at different proficiency levels were asked to respond in English to 24 different... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1997; US$ 216.00
This book offers an analysis of the French clitic object pronouns lui and le in the radically functional Columbia school framework, contrasting this framework with sentence-based treatments of case selection. It suggests that features of the sentence such as subject and object relations, normally taken as pretheoretical categories of observation... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1997; US$ 158.00
The Brule Dwellers of Ascension Parish are descendants of Canary Island immigrants who came to Louisiana in the late 1700s. A few residents in and around the Ascension Parish area still speak an archaic dialect of Spanish which is at the brink of linguistic extinction. Because the Brule dialect is in the final stages of what is commonly known as “language... more...