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  • The Motivated Syntax of Arbitrary Signsby Erica C. García

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 158.00

    This detailed study challenges the claim that syntax is arbitrary and autonomous, as well as the assumption that Spanish clitic clusters constitute grammaticalized units. Diverse--apparently unrelated--restrictions on clitic clustering in both simplex VP's and Accusative cum Infinitive structures are shown to be cognitively motivated, given the meaning... more...

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

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2007; US$ 210.00

    This outstanding volume offers the first comprehensive collection of optimality-theoretic studies in Spanish phonology. Bringing together most of the best-known researchers in the field, it presents a state-of-the-art overview of research in Spanish phonology within the non-derivational framework of optimality theory. The book is structured around... more...

  • Spanish in Contactby Kim Potowski; Richard Cameron

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2007; US$ 165.00

    This volume, covering a range of topics such as Spanish as a heritage language in the United States, policy issues, pragmatics and language contact, sociolinguistic variation and contact, and Bozal (Creole) Spanish, will serve the interests of linguists, educators, and policy makers alike. It provides cutting edge research on varieties of Spanish spoken... more...

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

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2002; US$ 158.00

    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...

  • Academic and Professional Discourse Genres in Spanishby Giovanni Parodi

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2010; US$ 143.00

    This volume offers a description and a deep examination of discourse genres across four disciplines (Psychology, Social Work, Industrial Chemistry, and Construction Engineering), in academic and professional settings. The study is based on one of the largest available corpus on disciplinary written discourse in Spanish ( PUCV-2006 Corpus of Spanish... more...

  • The Acquisition of Spanishby Silvina A. Montrul

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2004; US$ 188.00

    This is the first book on the acquisition of Spanish that provides a state-of-the-art comprehensive overview of Spanish morphosyntactic development in monolingual and bilingual situations. Its content is organized around key grammatical themes that form the empirical base of research in generative grammar: nominal and verbal inflectional morphology,... more...

  • Aspect and the Categorization of Statesby David Brian Roby

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 135.00

    In this work, the Spanish copulae ser and estar are argued to be aspectual morphemes. Their binary opposition reflects the universal aspectual values [±Perfective], which are the same ones overtly expressed by the preterite and imperfect past tense forms in Spanish. It can therefore be shown that different types of states, just like different types... more...

  • C-ORAL-ROMby Emanuela Cresti; Massimo Moneglia

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2005; US$ 180.00

    The C-ORAL-ROM book and DVD provide a unique set of comparable corpora of spontaneous speech for the main Romance languages, French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish. The corpora are accompanied by comparative linguistic studies, models and standard linguistic measures of spoken language variability. Each corpus is built to the same design using... more...

  • Dialogue in Spanishby Dale April Koike; Lidia Rodríguez-Alfano

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2010; US$ 149.00

    Dialogue in Spanish provides a strong theoretical and empirical foundation for the study of dialogue. This edited collection of twelve original studies contributes to a broad comprehension of dialogue in two general contexts: personal interactions among friends and family; and public speech, such as political debates, medical interviews, court translations... more...

  • Practice Makes Perfect Spanish Pronouns and Prepositions, Second Editionby Dorothy Richmond

    McGraw-Hill Education 2010; US$ 12.95

    Learn Spanish through practice, practice, practice! For a decade, this has been the go-to workbook for study and mastery of the tricky pronouns and prepositions of the Spanish language. Now entirely updated, this engaging workbook features contemporary examples, as well as free online audio recordings of all the answers. Practice Makes Perfect:... more...