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  • Aspect and the Categorization of Statesby David Brian Roby

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 135.00

    In this work, the Spanish copulae ser and estar are argued to be aspectual morphemes. Their binary opposition reflects the universal aspectual values [±Perfective], which are the same ones overtly expressed by the preterite and imperfect past tense forms in Spanish. It can therefore be shown that different types of states, just like different types... more...

  • C-ORAL-ROMby Emanuela Cresti; Massimo Moneglia

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2005; US$ 180.00

    The C-ORAL-ROM book and DVD provide a unique set of comparable corpora of spontaneous speech for the main Romance languages, French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish. The corpora are accompanied by comparative linguistic studies, models and standard linguistic measures of spoken language variability. Each corpus is built to the same design using... more...

  • Comparative Stylistics of French and Englishby Jean-Paul Vinay; Jean Darbelnet; Juan C. Sager; M.-J. Hamel

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1995; US$ 180.00

    The Stylistique comparée du français et de l?anglais has become a standard text in the French-speaking world for the study of comparative stylistics and the training of translators. This updated, first English edition makes Vinay & Darbelnet's classic methodology of translation available to a wider readership. The translation-oriented contrastive... more...

  • Contemporary Approaches to Romance Linguisticsby Julie Auger; J. Clancy Clements; Barbara Vance; Rachel T. Anderson

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2004; US$ 180.00

    This collection of twenty articles, selected from the 33rd annual Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages held at Indiana University in 2003, presents current theoretical approaches to a variety of issues in Romance linguistics. Invited speakers Luigi Burzio and José Ignacio Hualde contribute papers on the paradigmatics and syntagmatics of Italian... more...

  • Current Trends in the Pragmatics of Spanishby Rosina Márquez Reiter; María Elena Placencia

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2004; US$ 180.00

    Current Trends in the Pragmatics of Spanish provides the reader with a representative spectrum of current research in the most dynamic areas of the pragmatics of Spanish. It brings together a collection of academic essays written by well-established as well as emerging voices in Hispanic pragmatics. The essays include applications of pragmatic concepts... more...

  • Exploring the Role of Morphology in the Evolution of Spanishby Joel Rini

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1999; US$ 158.00

    After a brief survey of the perception of morphological change in the standard works of the Hispanic tradition in the 20th century, the author first attempts to refine concepts such as analogy, leveling, blending, contamination, etc. as they have been applied to Spanish. He then revisits difficult problems of Spanish historical grammar and explores... more...

  • Expressing the Same by the Differentby Igor Dreer

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2007; US$ 165.00

    This volume offers an alternative, sign-oriented analysis of the distribution of the French Indicative and Subjunctive. It rejects both government and functions, attributed to both moods, and shows that the distribution of the Indicative and the Subjunctive is motivated by their invariant meanings. The volume illustrates the close interaction between... more...

  • Focus and Background in Romance Languagesby Andreas Dufter; Daniel Jacob

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 149.00

    Focus?background structure has taken center stage in much current theorizing about sentence prosody, syntax, and semantics. However, both the inventory of focus expressions found cross-linguistically and the interpretive consequences associated with each of these continue to be insufficiently described. This volume aims at providing new observations... more...

  • Epistemic Modalityby Paola Pietrandrea

    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...

  • Speech and Sociability at French Urban Marketplacesby Jacqueline Lindenfeld

    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...