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  • 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 S. 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...

  • 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...

  • Practice Makes Perfect: Spanish Conversationby Jean Yates

    McGraw-Hill Education 2011; US$ 13.00

    Practice the Art of Conversation in Spanish! Want to strike up a conversation with a native Spanish speaker but nervous that you?re not ready? This book helps you overcome that obstacle and before you know it, you?ll be speaking comfortably in your new native language. Practice Makes Perfect: Spanish Conversation is organized around... more...

  • The Handbook of Hispanic Sociolinguisticsby Manuel Diaz-Campos

    Wiley 2011; US$ 59.95

    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 offered... 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...

  • The Pragmatics of Requests and Apologiesby Elizabeth Flores Salgado

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2011; US$ 143.00

    The purpose of this research is to analyse the pragmatic development of language groups at different proficiency levels and to investigate the relationship between interlanguage pragmatics and grammatical competence. For this study, 36 native Spanish speaking EFL learners at different proficiency levels were asked to respond in English to 24 different... more...

  • Dialect Deathby Charles E. Holloway

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1997; US$ 158.00

    The Brule Dwellers of Ascension Parish are descendants of Canary Island immigrants who came to Louisiana in the late 1700s. A few residents in and around the Ascension Parish area still speak an archaic dialect of Spanish which is at the brink of linguistic extinction. Because the Brule dialect is in the final stages of what is commonly known as “language... more...