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  • 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...

  • Spanish in Contactby Kim Potowski; Richard Cameron

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2007; US$ 165.00

    Towards the end of the 19th century, in both Cuba and Brazil, scholars became increasingly interested in the contributions of African slaves to the formation of these societies. In Cuba, the ethno-historical and scientific studies of Fernando Ortíz, among others, inspired numerous writers to produce literary works reflecting el ethos del negro as... more...

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

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2002; US$ 83.00

    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...

  • Spanish For Dummiesby Susana Wald; Cecie Kraynak

    Wiley 2011; US$ 24.99 US$ 21.99

    Learn Latin American Spanish quickly and painlessly The job market for those who are bilingual is expanding rapidly. Businesses and government agencies are hiring translators; retailers and advertisers are concentrating more energy in targeting the Spanish-speaking ; and hospitals and agencies are seeking to overcome language barriers. Whether... more...

  • The Handbook of Hispanic Sociolinguisticsby Manuel Diaz-Campos

    Wiley 2011; US$ 54.95 US$ 47.62

    This Handbook provides a comprehensive, state-of-the-art overview of theoretical and descriptive research in contemporary Hispanic sociolinguistics. Offers the first authoritative collection exploring research strands in the emerging and fast-moving field of Spanish sociolinguistics Highlights the contributions that Spanish Sociolinguistics has... more...

  • Bibliografía cronológica de la lingüística, la gramática y la lexicografía del español (BICRES)by Hans-Josef Niederehe

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1994; US$ 195.00

    Since the publication of the still very valuable Biblioteca histórica de la filología castellana by Cipriano Muñoz y Manzano, conde de la Viñaza, (Madrid, 1893), our knowledge of the history of the study of the Spanish language has grown considerably. It is the purpose of the present bibliography to bring already available bibliographical... more...