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- Georgetown University Press 2012; US$ 39.95
There is growing interest in heritage language learnersindividuals who have a personal or familial connection to a nonmajority language. Spanish learners represent the largest segment of this population in the United States. In this comprehensive volume, experts offer an interdisciplinary overview of research on Spanish as a heritage language... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 100.00
This book considers the role of cross-dialectal data in our understanding of linguistic variability, focusing on the widely discussed dichotomy between past tense forms and relying primarily on spoken language data from different varieties of Spanish. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95
Adopting an interdisciplinary approach, this book investigates the style, or ?voice,? of English language translations of twentieth-century Latin American writing, including fiction, political speeches, and film. Existing models of stylistic analysis, supported at times by computer-assisted analysis, are developed to examine a range of works and writers,... more...
- De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00
There is a long overdue need to address the sharp philosophical and methodological divide between formal/generative and functional/discourse perspectives in contemporary theoretical linguistics and L2 acquisition. Language structure in general, and the use of subjects in particular, is dependent upon multiple syntactic, lexico-semantic,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95
Idiomatic expressions are the ?salt and pepper? of any language. They give Spanish its colour and imagery, its richness and variety. From set phrases and idioms to metaphorical expressions and proverbs, these essential components allow users to add humour and spice to their language, vividly embodying Hispanic culture while naturalizing their communication... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 206.95 US$ 179.36
Bringing together a comprehensive collection of newly-commissioned articles, this Handbook covers the most recent developments across a range of sub-fields relevant to the study of second language Spanish. Provides a unique and much-needed collection of new research in this subject, compiled and written by experts in the field Offers a critical... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 53.95 US$ 46.76
Introducción a la Sociolingüística Hispánica es un libro de texto imprescindible para los estudiantes de pregrado que cursan sociolingüística hispánica. Cada capítulo está redactado en un lenguaje sencillo y accesible. Sobre la base de un enfoque pedagógico, cada capítulo incluye una introducción,... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00
Although usage-based linguistics emphasises the need for studies of language change to take frequency effects into account, there is a lack of research that tries to systematically model frequency effects and their relation to diffusion processes in language change. This monograph offers a diachronic study of the change in Spanish perfect auxiliary... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 158.00
The aim of this paper is to describe the syntax and semantics of Focus Fronting (FF) constructions in a range of Romance languages, including both regional and diachronic varieties, in order to reclassify these constructions on the basis of a common comparative ground. I shall begin with a look at some Sardinian data, mostly already presented in earlier... more...