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

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2002; US$ 158.00

    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 S. 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...

  • The Acquisition of Spanishby Silvina A. Montrul

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2004; US$ 188.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • Academic and Professional Discourse Genres in Spanishby Giovanni Parodi

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2010; US$ 143.00

    This volume offers a description and a deep examination of discourse genres across four disciplines (Psychology, Social Work, Industrial Chemistry, and Construction Engineering), in academic and professional settings. The study is based on one of the largest available corpus on disciplinary written discourse in Spanish ( PUCV-2006 Corpus of Spanish... 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...

  • Dialogue in Spanishby Dale April Koike; Lidia Rodríguez-Alfano

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2010; US$ 149.00

    Dialogue in Spanish provides a strong theoretical and empirical foundation for the study of dialogue. This edited collection of twelve original studies contributes to a broad comprehension of dialogue in two general contexts: personal interactions among friends and family; and public speech, such as political debates, medical interviews, court translations... more...