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  • Romance Perspectives on Construction Grammarby Hans C. Boas; Francisco Gonzálvez-García

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00

    Spanish constructions of telic motion with manner verbs are somewhat problematic for the Talmian typology, while also posing a challenge for constructionist frameworks anchored in English grammar. In response to Talmy (2000), Aske (1989), Morimoto (2008), and Beavers et al. (2010) among others, I demonstrate in this article that this construction type... more...

  • Idiomatic Constructions in Italianby Simonetta Vietri

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 158.00

    This study is devoted to the analysis of Italian idioms with either ordinary or support verbs (also called light verbs). The research focuses on the exhaustive description of idioms, and is based on their systematic classification according to the principles of the Lexicon-Grammar methodology developed by Maurice Gross (1975, 1979 and further). A thorough... more...

  • Variation within and across Romance Languagesby Marie-Hélène Côté; Eric Mathieu

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 165.00

    Testing oral proficiency is an important but challenging part of foreign language assessment: currently accepted methods are time-consuming and expensive. Our recent efforts have led to the implementation of new assessment methods for English (Graham et al. 2008), Japanese, and Spanish. We demonstrate that this work is also relevant for French oral... more...

  • The Acquisition of Italianby Adriana Belletti; Maria Teresa Guasti

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 54.00

    A major contribution to the study of language acquisition and language development inspired by theoretical linguistics has been made by research on the acquisition of Italian syntax. This book offers an updated overview of results from theory-driven experimental and corpus-based research on the acquisition of Italian in different modes (monolingual,... more...

  • Colloquial Italianby Sylvia Lymbery

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 39.95

    Colloquial Italian: The Complete Course for Beginners has been carefully developed by an experienced teacher to provide a step-by-step course to Italian as it is written and spoken today. Combining a clear, practical and accessible style with a methodical and thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed... more...

  • Romance Linguistics 2012by Jason Smith; Tabea Ihsane

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 165.00

    This paper studies nominal expressions including a measure phrase (MP) in Spanish. Corver’s (2009) Predicate Inversion analysis of similar patterns in other languages is critically reviewed, and an alternative proposal is presented within Den Dikken’s (2006) theory of predication, whereby the Spanish [MP + de + N]... more...

  • Nähesprachliches Italienisch im Ruhrgebiet und in Cataniaby Judith Kittler

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    Die Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für romanische Philologie zählen zu den renommiertesten Fachpublikationen der Romanistik. Sie pflegen ein gesamtromanisches Profil, das neben den Nationalsprachen auch die weniger im Fokus stehenden romanischen Sprachen mit einschließt. In der Reihe erscheinen ausgewählte Monographien und Sammelbände zur... more...

  • The Dialects of Italyby Dr Martin Maiden; Martin Maiden; Mair Parry

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    This book makes accessible the major structural features of the dialects of Italy and emphasises the importance of a detailed understanding of the dialects for issues in general linguistic theory. Selected contents include: * Phonology * Morphology * Syntax * Lexis * The Dialect Areas * Sociolinguistics of Dialects Contributors: Paola Benica;... more...

  • Italian Business Situationsby Vincent Edwards; Gianfranca Gessa Shepheard

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 45.95

    Italian Business Situations is a handy reference and learning text for all who use or need spoken Italian for business. Over 40 situations are simply presented, including * basic phone calls * leaving messages * making presentations * comparing, enquiring, booking * selling techniques With full English translations and usage note, Italian... more...

  • Italian/English Business Correspondenceby Vincent Edwards; Gianfranca Gessa Shepheard

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 45.95

    Italian/English Business Correspondence is a handy reference and learning text for all who use written Italian. 80 written communications are simply presented covering memos, letters, faxes and resumes. The situations covered include: *Arranging meetings *Acknowledging orders *Enquiring about products *Applying for jobs With full English translations,... more...