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  • The French Language Todayby Adrian Battye; Marie-Anne Hintze; Paul Rowlett

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 57.95

    This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the French language from the perspective of modern linguistics. Placing French within its social and historical context, the authors highlight the complex, diverse aspects of the language in a lively and accessible way. A variety of topics is covered, including the distribution of French in the world,... more...

  • A French-English Grammarby Morris Salkoff

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1999; US$ 188.00

    In this contrastive French-English grammar, the comparisons between French structures and their English equivalents are formulated as rules which associate a French schema (of a particular grammatical structure) with its translation into an equivalent English schema. The grammar contains all the rules giving the English equivalents under translation... more...

  • From Particular to General Linguisticsby Yakov Malkiel

    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...

  • Gender, Politeness and Pragmatic Particles in Frenchby Kate Beeching

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2002; US$ 165.00

    This study aims to investigate politeness in women?s and men?s speech, with a particular focus on the use of c?est-à-dire, enfin, hein and quoi in contemporary spoken French . Politeness is defined as going beyond the notion of the face-threatening act, englobing both everyday ideas of politeness and the creation of sociability in face-to-face... more...

  • Generative Phonologyby Nigel Love

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1981; US$ 158.00

    This study is a discussion of, rather than a contribution to, generative phonology. The central question posed, is: Does linguistic theory provide a basis for choosing between competing grammars ? that is, an evaluation procedure for grammars? If so, then what is its form? If not, then how are we to interpret controversies between linguists as to the... more...

  • Grammatical Variation across Space and Timeby Martin Elsig

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 158.00

    Interrogative clauses in French show abundant variation, especially with regard to the position of the subject vis-à-vis the finite verb, the placement of the wh-word, and the use of question markers such as est-ce que and ti / tu . This book presents a comprehensive study of the evolution and use of French interrogative constructions across a time... more...

  • Grammaticization, Synchronic Variation, and Language Contactby Rena Torres Cacoullos

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2000; US$ 165.00

    This study of Old Spanish and present-day Mexico and New Mexico data develops a grammaticization account of variation in progressive constructions. Diachronic changes in cooccurrence patterns show that grammaticization involves reductive change driven by frequency increases. Formal reduction results in the emergence of auxilliary-plus-gerund sequences... more...

  • Gramática del francésby Marion Bernard; Escuela de Idiomas De Vecchi

    De Vecchi Ediciones 2012; US$ 3.88

    Para el correcto conocimiento y aprendizaje de una lengua es imprescindible conocer a fondo la gramática. El manual que tiene entre sus manos pone a su alcance la adquisición de estos conocimientos de una forma fácil: la teoría está perfectamente sintetizada y explicada de forma clara y sencilla; los ejemplos le ayudarán a comprender perfectamente... more...

  • Gramática del italianoby Giovanni da Milano; Escuela de Idiomas De Vecchi

    De Vecchi Ediciones 2012; US$ 3.88

    Para el correcto conocimiento y aprendizaje de una lengua es imprescindible conocer a fondo la gramática. El manual que tiene entre sus manos pone a su alcance la adquisición de estos conocimientos de una forma fácil: la teoría está perfectamente sintetizada y explicada de forma clara y sencilla; los ejemplos le ayudarán a comprender perfectamente... more...

  • The Handbook of Hispanic Sociolinguisticsby Manuel Diaz-Campos

    Wiley 2011; US$ 54.95

    This Handbook provides a comprehensive, state-of-the-art overview of theoretical and descriptive research in contemporary Hispanic sociolinguistics. Offers the first authoritative collection exploring research strands in the emerging and fast-moving field of Spanish sociolinguistics Highlights the contributions that Spanish Sociolinguistics has... more...