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  • Variation within and across Romance Languagesby Marie-Hélène Côté; Eric Mathieu

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 165.00

    Testing oral proficiency is an important but challenging part of foreign language assessment: currently accepted methods are time-consuming and expensive. Our recent efforts have led to the implementation of new assessment methods for English (Graham et al. 2008), Japanese, and Spanish. We demonstrate that this work is also relevant for French oral... more...

  • Idiomatic Constructions in Italianby Simonetta Vietri

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 158.00

    This study is devoted to the analysis of Italian idioms with either ordinary or support verbs (also called light verbs). The research focuses on the exhaustive description of idioms, and is based on their systematic classification according to the principles of the Lexicon-Grammar methodology developed by Maurice Gross (1975, 1979 and further). A thorough... more...

  • Discourse Segmentation in Romance Languagesby Salvador Pons Bordería

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 143.00

    This chapter presents an empirical study of the left periphery of Basic Discourse Units, viz. the linguistic segments that speakers and hearers use to interpret the discourse they are engaged in. A Basic Discourse Unit is bound by the mapping of a syntactic (dependency) structure and a major intonation unit, giving rise to different types of discourse... more...

  • Mots nous en català / New words in Catalanby M. Teresa Cabré Castellví; Ona Domènech Bagaria; Rosa Estopà Bagot

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 143.00

    Semantic neologisms contribute to renewing and enlarging the capacity of expression and communicating resources of languages. They usually help speakers to make their descriptions more powerful and their speech more effective. However, neologisms related to semantic change are rather difficult to detect by automatic procedures, because changes in meaning... more...

  • Colloquial French (eBook And MP3 Pack)by Valérie Demouy; Alan Moys

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 50.00

     COLLOQUIAL FRENCH is easy to use and completely up to date! Specially written by experienced teachers for self-study or class use, the course offers a step-by-step approach to written and spoken French. No prior knowledge of the language is required. What makes COLLOQUIAL FRENCH your best choice in personal language learning? Interactive... more...

  • Colloquial Catalan (eBook And MP3 Pack)by Alexander Ibarz; Toni Ibarz

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 35.95

    Colloquial Catalan provides a step-by-step course in Catalan as it is written and spoken today. Combining a user-friendly approach with a thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Catalan in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language... more...

  • Colloquial Italian 2 (eBook And MP3 Pack)by Sylvia Lymbery; Sandra Silipo

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 50.00

    Do you know Italian already and want to go a stage further? If you're planning a visit to Italy, need to brush up your Italian for work, or are simply doing a course, Colloquial Italian 2 is the ideal way to refresh your knowledge of the language and to extend your skills. Colloquial Italian 2 is designed to help those involved in self-study;... more...

  • The Routledge Handbook of Hispanic Applied Linguisticsby Manel Lacorte

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 205.00

    This book provides a comprehensive overview of Hispanic applied linguistics, allowing students to understand the field from a variety of perspectives and offering insight into the ever-growing number of professional opportunies afforded to Spanish language program graduates. The goal of this book is to re-contextualize the notion of applied linguistics... more...

  • Expletive and Referential Subject Pronouns in Medieval Frenchby Michael Zimmermann

    De Gruyter Mouton 2014; US$ 140.00

    This book is an empirical study on the expression of subject pronouns in Medieval French, usually analyzed as a null subject language. In light of the frequent expression of expletives, i.e. subject pronouns in impersonal constructions, as well as of referentials, it is argued that rather than from a null subject property, the non-expression of subject... more...

  • Colloquial French 2by Elspeth Broady

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 50.00

    Do you know French already and want to go a stage further? If you're planning a visit to France, need to brush up your French for work, or are simply doing a course, Colloquial French 2 is the ideal way to refresh your knowledge of the language and to extend your skills. Colloquial French 2 is designed to help those involved in self-study, and... more...