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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$ 49.95
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...
- F+W Media 2013; US$ 12.95
Learning Spanish can be easy and fun! Hola! If you've always wanted to learn Spanish, here's a quick and easy way to get started. Whether you're planning a vacation in Mexico or adding a valuable second language to your resume, The Everything Essential Spanish Book will help you order the right dish in a restaurant, answer customer's questions,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 43.95
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...
- 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...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 210.00
For the first time in the history of research both in Spanish and German linguistics, this book undertakes a comparative study of the lexical structures commonly understood as ?word families? and the theoretical and methodological bases of their analysis. Using the word families derived from dec(ir) and sag(en) as a main reference... 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...