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  • Practising Italian Grammarby Alessia Bianchi; Clelia Boscolo; Stephen Harrison

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 33.95

    Practising Italian Grammar offers a comprehensive set of varied exercises for developing a greater practical awareness of the language. It is designed as a companion volume to A Reference Grammar of Modern Italian by Maiden and Robustelli, but it can also be used on its own by anyone wishing to improve their proficiency in Italian. The workbook includes... more...

  • The Dialects of Italyby Dr Martin Maiden; Martin Maiden; Mair Parry

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    This book makes accessible the major structural features of the dialects of Italy and emphasises the importance of a detailed understanding of the dialects for issues in general linguistic theory. Selected contents include: * Phonology * Morphology * Syntax * Lexis * The Dialect Areas * Sociolinguistics of Dialects Contributors: Paola Benica;... more...

  • You Already Know Italianby Raymond Lowry

    McGraw-Hill Education 2006; US$ 17.00

    That's right, you already know Italian--even if you never took a language course in your life! Many of the words you know in English are similar and often the same in Italian, such as arte and delizioso . And pizza , bambino , and diva have been part of our lexicon for so long you forget they were ever "foreign." You Already Know Italian... more...

  • Sociolinguistica (2008)by Ulrich Ammon; Klaus J. Mattheier

    Walter de Gruyter, Inc. 2008; US$ 109.00

    The Yearbook is devoted to linguistic problems in Europe, especially to the linguistic prerequisites and consequences of economic and political integration. Each volume deals with a particular topic, but also contains book reviews, reports on sociolinguistic research in individual countries and a bibliography with comprehensive information on new sociolinguistic... more...

  • Padania scrittologicaby Paul Videsott

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 268.96

    Die Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für romanische Philologie zählen zu den renommiertesten Fachpublikationen der Romanistik. Sie pflegen ein gesamtromanisches Profil, das neben den Nationalsprachen auch die weniger im Fokus stehenden romanischen Sprachen mit einschließt. In der Reihe erscheinen ausgewählte Monographien und Sammelbände zur... more...

  • Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory 2008by Reineke Bok-Bennema; Brigitte Kampers-Manhe; Bart Hollebrandse

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2010; US$ 165.00

    This paper pursues an analysis of verbs like Italian mordicchiare (nibble) as event-internal pluractional verbs that denote composite single events where the predicate is distributed on the fragments of one entity, and grammaticise a local form of number through the part-of relation. This opens the possibility of reading number marking in aspectual... more...

  • Romance Linguistics 2008by Karlos Arregi; Zsuzsanna Fagyal; Silvina A. Montrul; Annie Tremblay

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2010; US$ 158.00

    This study emphasizes the importance of close examination of language-specific phonotactic patterns when testing models of language processing. The results of a delayed naming task testing native speakers’ reactions to nonwords containing licit vs. proscribed patterns of stress and syllable structure offer empirical data to inform models of speech... more...

  • Romance Linguistics 2009by Sonia Colina; Antxon Olarrea; Ana Maria Carvalho

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2010; US$ 165.00

    This study presents a synchronic and diachronic analysis of the French and Italian aspectualizers commencer and cominciare from the perspective of grammaticalization theory. They show properties of both full verbs and auxiliaries, and thus have traditionally proven difficult to analyze. It is argued that these aspectualizers are best explained... 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...

  • 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...