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  • Social and Stylistic Variation in Spoken Frenchby Nigel Armstrong

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2001; US$ 165.00

    Many of the assumptions of Labovian sociolinguistics are based on results drawn from US and UK English, Latin American Spanish and Canadian French. Sociolinguistic variation in the French of France has been rather little studied compared to these languages. This volume is the first examination and exploration of variation in French that studies in... more...

  • Sociolinguistic Variation in Contemporary Frenchby Kate Beeching; Nigel Armstrong; Françoise Gadet

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 149.00

    This chapter examines the semantic development of fortuné in Modern French, charting its sociostylistic variation from the 18th to the 21st century. It focuses particularly on the increasing use of fortuné in its current sense of ‘rich/wealthy’, and the negative reception of this new sense in most lexicographical works up... more...

  • Spanish in Contactby Kim Potowski; Richard Cameron

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2007; US$ 165.00

    Towards the end of the 19th century, in both Cuba and Brazil, scholars became increasingly interested in the contributions of African slaves to the formation of these societies. In Cuba, the ethno-historical and scientific studies of Fernando Ortíz, among others, inspired numerous writers to produce literary works reflecting el ethos del negro as... more...

  • Speech and Thought Presentation in Frenchby Sophie Marnette

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2005; US$ 203.00

    This book analyses and describes Speech and Thought Presentation (S&TP) in French from a broad theoretical perspective, building bridges between linguistic, stylistic and narratological frameworks that have until now been developed separately. It combines the French théorie de l?énonciation and different Anglo-Saxon approaches of reported discourse... more...

  • The Syntax, Semantics and Pragmatics of Spanish Moodby Henk Haverkate

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2002; US$ 83.00

    This study provides a consistent description and explanation of the syntax, the semantics and the pragmatics of Spanish mood. A major focus of attention is the central role of the truthfunctional categories of realis, potentialis and irrealis as parameters relevant to mood selection in both subordinate and non-subordinate clauses. Furthermore,... more...

  • Tense and Aspect in Romance Languagesby Dalila Ayoun; M. Rafael Salaberry

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2005; US$ 173.00

    This volume presents a state-of-the-art descriptive and explanatory analysis of the second language development of Romance tense-aspect systems. It contains new experimental data from adult French, Catalan, Portuguese learners, and Italian children learners. Standing research questions are addressed and pedagogical implications for foreign language... more...

  • Theoretical and Experimental Approaches to Romance Linguisticsby Randall Gess; Edward J. Rubin

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2005; US$ 188.00

    The 20 papers in this volume are a selection from those presented at the 34th LSRL, held in Salt Lake City, in 2004. The papers deal with a wide range of theoretical issues in Romance Linguistics and include several from the conference parasession, which focused on experimental approaches to problems in Romance Linguistics. The book will be of interest... more...

  • Academic and Professional Discourse Genres in Spanishby Giovanni Parodi

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2010; US$ 143.00

    In this last chapter of the book, a revision of all findings is presented. Also, a critical analysis of the theoretical framework and the proposed criteria for identifying genres (Chapter 2 and 3) with a comparison with the empirical outcomes obtained through the chapters is offered. Projections and future research niches are outlined. more...

  • The Acquisition of Spanishby Silvina A. Montrul

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2004; US$ 63.00

    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...

  • 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...