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  • The Words You Should Know to Sound Smartby Bobbi Bly

    F+W Media 2009; US$ 9.95 US$ 8.16

    This book is a tongue-in-cheek guide to words that any well-educated, witty person should be able to drop into cocktail conversation. The reader is encouraged to toss off words such as ?disestablishmentarianism,? ?descant,? and ?autodidactic? ?words that will make the user sound learned, intellectual, and wise. For those who want to improve the quality... more...

  • Intermediate Italian For Dummiesby Daniela Gobetti

    Wiley 2008; US$ 19.99 US$ 15.99

    Take your Italian skills to the next level the fun and easy way with Intermediate Italian For Dummies ! This practical, easy-to-follow guide will help you to be more fluent and comfortable in your Italian writing. You’ll learn key concepts, practice what you’ve learned, and check your answers. With the exercises and lessons featured... more...

  • 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 US$ 13.94

    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$ 271.09

    Paul Videsott examines the fate of the vernacular non-literary written language in Northern Italy from its first appearance up to 1525 (the year of publication of P. Bembo?s Prose della volgar lingua ). For this, he undertakes a scriptological and scriptometric analysis of 1165 non-literary Old North Italian texts with a total of 558,892... 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...