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  • Varieties of Spanish in the United Statesby John M. Lipski

    Georgetown University Press 2008; US$ 29.95

    Thirty-three million people in the United States speak some variety of Spanish, making it the second most used language in the country. Some of these people are recent immigrants from many different countries who have brought with them the linguistic traits of their homelands, while others come from families who have lived in this country for hundreds... more...

  • Practice Makes Perfect Spanish Verb Tenses, Second Editionby Dorothy Richmond

    McGraw-Hill Education 2010; US$ 13.00

    Go beyond conjugation and learn the right verb tenses for speaking and writing in Spanish If you are looking for help memorizing Spanish verb conjugations, then any Spanish verb book will do. But if you are interested in becoming fluent, you'll need to learn how these language building blocks are used in everyday speech and writing. That's where... more...

  • Dialogue in Spanishby Dale A. Koike; Lidia Rodríguez-Alfano

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2010; US$ 149.00

    This study argues for expectations as a basis for L2 production/interpretation of speech acts and implicatures in talk. It examines the role of expectations in pragmatic expression/interpretation in NS-learner dialogue, and whether expectations can be used to approach L2 study. Two Spanish learners were recorded in individual interactions with an unfamiliar... 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...

  • Grammaticization, Synchronic Variation, and Language Contactby Rena Torres Cacoullos

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2000; US$ 165.00

    This study of Old Spanish and present-day Mexico and New Mexico data develops a grammaticization account of variation in progressive constructions. Diachronic changes in cooccurrence patterns show that grammaticization involves reductive change driven by frequency increases. Formal reduction results in the emergence of auxilliary-plus-gerund sequences... more...

  • Historical Romance Linguisticsby Randall Gess; Deborah Arteaga

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2006; US$ 188.00

    This volume contains 17 studies on historical Romance linguistics within a variety of current theoretical frameworks; it includes studies on phonology, morphology and syntax, focusing solely or comparatively on all five ?major? Romance languages: French, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian and Spanish. An introduction by the eminent Romance Linguist Jürgen... more...

  • Implicatures in Discourseby Sarah E. Blackwell

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2003; US$ 173.00

    Implicatures in Discourse examines Spanish conversations and oral narratives in order to seek support for a pragmatic theory of anaphora. Blackwell argues that the use of anaphoric expressions may be considered conversational implicatures that give rise to inferences of coreference and non-coreference. Her analysis shows how speakers abide by Levinson's... more...

  • The Motivated Syntax of Arbitrary Signsby Erica C. García

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 158.00

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  • Optimality-Theoretic Studies in Spanish Phonologyby Fernando Martínez-Gil; Sonia Colina

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2007; US$ 210.00

    This study characterizes the cluster production patterns of four Spanish-speaking children, whose data are drawn from original and published research. Each child demonstrates a different pattern of production. The data support previous claims that there is a general preference for “sonority-based onset selection” cross-linguistically; this... more...