Modern Italian Grammar

A Practical Guide

Author: Anna Proudfoot,Francesco Cardo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136195459

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 400

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This new edition of the Modern Italian Grammar is an innovative reference guide to Italian, combining traditional and function-based grammar in a single volume. With a strong emphasis on contemporary usage, all grammar points and functions are richly illustrated with examples. Implementing feedback from users of the first edition, this text includes clearer explanations, as well as a greater emphasis on areas of particular difficulty for learners of Italian. Divided into two sections, the book covers: traditional grammatical categories such as word order, nouns, verbs and adjectives language functions and notions such as giving and seeking information, describing processes and results, and expressing likes, dislikes and preferences. This is the ideal reference grammar for learners of Italian at all levels, from beginner to advanced. No prior knowledge of grammatical terminology is needed and a glossary of grammatical terms is provided. This Grammar is complemented by the Modern Italian Grammar Workbook Second Edition which features related exercises and activities.

A Reference Grammar of Modern Italian

Author: Professor Martin Maiden,Dr Cecilia Robustelli,Martin Maiden,Cecilia Robustelli

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1444116789

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 512

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This Italian reference grammar provides students, teachers and others interested in the Italian language with a comprehensive, accessible and jargon-free guide to the forms and structure of Italian. Whatever their level of knowledge of the language, learners of Italian will find this book indispensable: it gives clear and detailed explanations of everything from the most elementary facts such as the relation between spelling and pronunciation, or the forms of the article, to more advanced points such as the various nuances of the subjunctive. Formal or archaic discourse is distinguished from informal, everyday usage, and regionalisms are also indicated where appropriate. The authors have taken care to make it an easy and illuminating reference tool: extensive cross-referencing enables readers to quickly find the information they require, and also stimulates them to discover new, related facts.

Soluzioni

A Practical Grammar of Contemporary Italian

Author: Denise De Rome

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429019629

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 496

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Soluzioni: A Practical Grammar of Contemporary Italian combines an engaging reference and practice grammar explained in clear and concise language with numerous supporting exercises. Aimed at keen students of all levels, Soluzioni offers: a complete grammar review in tabular form for easy navigation and at-a-glance comprehension; 650 graded practice exercises with an answer key for self-assessment; extensive examples, using a wide range of useful up-to-date vocabulary; authentic material from Italian media and literature, with vocabulary notes and linked exercises to show how grammar works in practice; special help sections throughout, dedicated to clarifying tricky points or avoiding common pitfalls; a comprehensive user-friendly index for ease of access in both Italian and English; a glossary of grammatical terms; a companion website at www.routledge.com/cw/derome with over 240 free interactive language quizzes for on-the-spot testing, plus supplementary downloadable material such as a comprehensive verb section and full answer key to the book exercises. This fourth edition continues the accessible methodology and focus on contemporary usage that has made Soluzioni the clearest and most comprehensive pedagogic grammar on the market today. Fully updated, it covers key areas of difficulty such as tense usage, the subjunctive, causative verbs, combined pronouns and word order. It also pays attention to the links between grammar and communicative functions as well as those between grammar, context and register. Suitable for class use and independent study, Soluzioni is the ideal reference and practice resource for learners of Italian. It is particularly suitable for fast-track use in ab initio courses at university and college.

Da! a Practical Guide to Russian Grammar

Author: Tatiana Filosofova,Marion Spöring

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781444148787

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 288

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Da! A Practical Guide to Russian Grammar is a concise and contemporary combined reference grammar and workbook for intermediate-level students, and is ideal for use both in the classroom and for self-study. The book contains clear explanations of the core areas of Russian grammar. Each point is illustrated with examples of contemporary language usage showing you how grammar works in practice while at the same time enhancing your vocabulary and cultural knowledge. Every chapter ends with a variety of exercises to test your progress and consolidate your understanding. With free access to online, interactive exercises with audio that give you practice listening and pronouncing Russian, Da! A Practical Guide to Russian Grammar is one of the most comprehensive resources for Russian grammar available.

Italian Cultural Studies

An Introduction

Author: David Forgacs,Robert Lumley

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198715085

Category: History

Page: 368

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This is an up-to-date, illustrated introduction to the study of modern Italian culture containing nineteen chapters by specialists in the field of language, politics, religious, ethnic, and gender identities, the mass media, cultural policy, and stars. Adopting a unique and accessible interdisciplinary focus, Italian Cultural Studies: An Introduction presents a variety of new perspectives on modern Italian culture. Each of the four parts explore diverse aspects of culture in Italy. 'Geographies' questions received notions of the Italian nation, the family, the 'South' and corruption; it also looks at anthropological approaches to culture and at Italy's linguistic pluralism. 'Identities' examines gender,religion, politics, and ethnicity as a means with which people define themselves and others. 'Media' explores the press, literature, television, and cinema. 'Culture and Society' brings together historical analyses of cultural policy, stars and style, and popular music. Each part is followed bysample analyses of visual materials and includes guidance on further reading. A chronology of political and cultural events since 1900 is also provided. Drawing on the expertise of leading authorities Italian Cultural Studies will be essential reading for students and anyone else interested in modern Italy and its culture.

Neapolitan Chronicles

Author: Anna Maria Ortese

Publisher: New Vessel Press

ISBN: 1939931568

Category: Literary Collections

Page: N.A

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"As for Naples, today I feel drawn above all by Anna Maria Ortese. . . . If I managed again to write about this city, I would try to craft a text that explores the direction indicated there."—Elena Ferrante in Frantumaglia: A Writer's Journey A riveting classic of European literature, this superb collection of fiction and reportage is set in Italy's most vibrant and turbulent metropolis—Naples—in the immediate aftermath of World War Two. These writings helped inspire Elena Ferrante's best-selling novels and she has expressed deep admiration for the author of this volume, originally edited in Italian by Italo Calvino. Goyaesque in its depiction of the widespread suffering and brutal desperation that plagued the city, it comprises a mix of masterful storytelling and piercing journalism. This book, with its unforgettable portrait of Naples high and low, is also a stunning literary companion to the great neorealist films of the era by directors such as Vittorio de Sica and Roberto Rossellini. Neapolitan Chronicles is exquisitely rendered in English by Ann Goldstein and Jenny McPhee, two of the leading translators working from Italian today. Included in the collection is "A Pair of Eyeglasses," one of the most widely praised Italian short stories of the last century. Anna Maria Ortese (1914-1998) is one of the most celebrated and original Italian writers of the last century. Neapolitan Chronicles brought her widespread acclaim in her native country when it was first published in 1953 and won the prestigious Premio Viareggio.

The History of English

An Introduction

Author: Stephan Gramley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136592687

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 464

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The History of English: An Introduction provides a chronological analysis of the linguistic, social, and cultural development of the English language from before its establishment in Britain around the year 450 to the present. Each chapter represents a new stage in the development of the language from Old English through Middle English to Modern Global English, all illustrated with a rich and diverse selection of primary texts showing changes in language resulting from contact, conquest and domination, and the expansion of English around the world. The History of English goes beyond the usual focus on English in the UK and the USA to include the wider global course of the language during and following the Early Modern English period. This perspective therefore also includes a historical review of English in its pidgin and creole varieties and as a native and/or second language in the Caribbean, Africa, Asia, and Australasia. Designed to be user-friendly, The History of English contains: chapter introductions and conclusions to assist study over 80 textual examples demonstrating linguistic change, accompanied by translations and/or glosses where appropriate study questions on the social, cultural and linguistic background of the chapter topics further reading from key texts to extend or deepen the focus nearly 100 supporting figures, tables, and maps to illuminate the text 16-pages of colour plates depicting exemplary texts, relevant artefacts, and examples of language usage, including Germanic runes, the opening page of Beowulf, the New England Primer, and the Treaty of Waitangi. The companion website at www.routledge.com/cw/gramley supports the textbook and features: an extended view of major aspects of language development as well as synopses of material dealt with in a range of chapters in the book further sample texts, including examples from Chaucer, numerous Early Modern English texts from a wide variety of fields, and twenty-first-century novels additional exercises to help users expand their insights and apply background knowledge an interactive timeline of important historical events and developments with linked encyclopaedic entries audio clips providing examples of a wide range of accents The History of English is essential reading for any student of the English language.

Yufa! A Practical Guide to Mandarin Chinese Grammar

Author: Wen-Hua Teng

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 144414958X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

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YUFA! A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO MANDARIN CHINESE GRAMMAR is a student-friendly pedagogical grammar aimed at beginner to advanced-level learners and ideal for use in the classroom and as an invaluable reference for self-study.

Basic Italian

A Grammar and Workbook

Author: Stella Peyronel,Ian Higgins

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415347174

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 194

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Introducing Italian culture and people through the medium of the language used today, Basic Italian: A Grammar and Workbook provides readers with the basic tools to express themselves in a wide variety of situations. Presenting twenty-three individual grammar points in lively and realistic contexts, Basic Italian is an accessible reference grammar with related exercises in one, easy to follow volume. Each unit consists of jargon-free explanations and comparisons with English, which focus upon the more common difficulties experienced by learners of Italian. Features include: * contemporary examples in both Italian and English * grammar tables for easy reference * full exercise answer key * glossary of grammatical terms. Basic Italian is the ideal reference and practice book for beginners, as well as for students with some knowledge of the language.

English-Medium Instruction in European Higher Education

English in Europe

Author: Slobodanka Dimova,Anna Kristina Hultgren,Christian Jensen

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 1501500961

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 334

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This volume provides a focused account of English Medium Instruction (EMI) in European higher education, considering issues of ideologies, policies, and practices. This is an essential book for academics, students, policy makers, and educators directly or indirectly implicated in the internationalization of European higher education.

Grammar for Everyone

Practical Tools for Learning and Teaching Grammar

Author: Barbara Dykes

Publisher: Acer Press

ISBN: 0864314787

Category: Education

Page: 210

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Our national language, and the culture from which it has formed, is the rightful inheritance of all English-speaking people. It deserves to be taught with knowledge and respect. English is now spoken, also, by more than 500 million people around the world. They need the opportunity to learn to speak and write it confidently, and correctly. Grammar provides a language to talk about language. As a mechanic needs naming words for the parts of an engine, so a student needs naming words for the components of speech and writing. This practical book provides all who learn or teach Grammar with these skills in a clear step-by-step process. It provides teachers with an armoury of learning strategies to use at all levels. Grammar should be fun to teach and fun to learn.

¡Exacto!

A Practical Guide to Spanish Grammar

Author: Ane Ortega,Tita Beaven,Cecilia Garrido,Sean Scrivener

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351855808

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 274

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¡Exacto! is an accessible guide to Spanish grammar. Using an appealing visual layout, the essentials of Spanish grammar are presented in tables and charts allowing learners to navigate the information easily and view explanations, examples of usage and any exceptions to the rule at a glance. Key features: Grids and tables ensure key information is available for quick reference and review Graded to allow students to hone in on the material most suited to their current level Coverage of Spanish as a world language, with examples from different varieties of Peninsular Spanish and Latin American Spanish Grammar and workbook in one, with exercises within each unit to practise and consolidate learning A glossary of grammatical terminology ensures all explanations within the book are clear and accessible An answer key making it ideal for self-study. Suitable for class use and independent study, this new edition of ¡Exacto! is the ideal grammar reference and practice resource for all learners of Spanish, from beginners to advanced students.

Soluzioni!

A Practical Guide to Italian Grammar

Author: Denise De Rôme,Paola Tite

Publisher: Hodder Arnold

ISBN: 9780340662038

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 330

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Soluzioni is a new student-friendly Italian grammar which concentrates on the essentials. Using an appealing visual layout in tabular form, it explains the major topics of Italian grammar in clear and concise language. Real language examples and plenty of varied and imaginative exercises show how the grammar works in practice. Soluzioni will be indispensable for the beginning to the end of the course: as well as the most basic points, it contains many literary and journalistic quotations which can be used in essays and increase vocabuary in the later stages.

Hammer's German Grammar and Usage

Author: Martin Durrell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780340742297

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 571

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Hammer's German Grammar and Usage has long occupied a pre-eminent position in the field of German studies. Unrestricted by the formal written language, it is firmly based on current usage rather than prescription, covering all the main grammatical phenomena of German and embracing regional variations and registers of the modern standard language. The combination of reference grammar and manual of current usage has proved invaluable for students and teachers of German at intermediate and advanced level. This new edition continues to build on the book's reputation for accessibility and comprehensiveness. The fourth edition has been revised in accordance to the new spelling and punctuation reform and all examples have been updated. With special attention to student needs, the tables summarising basic points have been expanded and the book's layout modified to make it even more accessible. A new glossary of grammatical terms has been added and the three separate indexes have been combined into one.

Corpus Approaches to Contemporary British Speech

Sociolinguistic Studies of the Spoken BNC2014

Author: Vaclav Brezina,Robbie Love,Karin Aijmer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351975722

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 264

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Featuring contributions from an international team of leading and up-and-coming scholars, this innovative volume provides a comprehensive sociolinguistic picture of current spoken British English based on the Spoken BNC2014, a brand new corpus of British speech. The book begins with short introductions highlighting the state-of-the-art in three major areas of corpus-based sociolinguistics, while the remaining chapters feature rigorous analysis of the research outcomes of the project grounded in Spoken BNC2014 data samples, highlighting English used in everyday situations in the UK, with brief summaries reflecting on the sociolinguistic implications of this research included at the end of each chapter. This unique and robust dataset allows this team of researchers the unique opportunity to focus on speaker characteristics such as gender, age, dialect and socio-economic status, to examine a range of sociolinguistic dimensions, including grammar, pragmatics, and discourse, and to reflect on the major changes that have occurred in British society since the last corpus was compiled in the 1990s. This dynamic new contribution to the burgeoning field of corpus-based sociolinguistics is key reading for students and scholars in sociolinguistics, corpus linguistics, pragmatics, grammar, and British English.

Grammar, Meaning, and Concepts

A Discourse-Based Approach to English Grammar

Author: Susan Strauss,Parastou Feiz,Xuehua Xiang

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131766504X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 478

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Grammar, Meaning, and Concepts: A Discourse-Based Approach to English Grammar is a book for language teachers and learners that focuses on the meanings of grammatical constructions within discourse, rather than on language as structure governed by rigid rules. This text emphasizes the ways in which users of language construct meaning, express viewpoints, and depict imageries using the conceptual, meaning-filled categories that underlie all of grammar. Written by a team of authors with years of experience teaching grammar to future teachers of English, this book puts grammar in the context of real language and illustrates grammar in use through an abundance of authentic data examples. Each chapter also provides a variety of activities that focus on grammar, genre, discourse, and meaning, which can be used as they are or can be adapted for classroom practice. The activities are also designed to raise awareness about discourse, grammar, and meaning in all facets of everyday life, and can be used as springboards for upper high school, undergraduate, and graduate level research projects and inquiry-based grammatical analysis. Grammar, Meaning, and Concepts is an ideal textbook for those in the areas of teacher education, discourse analysis, applied linguistics, second language teaching, ESL, EFL, and communications who are looking to teach and learn grammar from a dynamic perspective.

Discourse Pragmatics and the Verb

The Evidence from Romance

Author: Suzanne Fleischman,Linda R. Waugh

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315403560

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 230

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First published in 1990, this collection investigates grammatical categories associated with the verb as they are used by speakers and writers in real discourses and texts. Focusing on tense, aspect, mood, and voice in French, Spanish, and Italian, each chapter underscores the importance of context in our understanding of how grammatical categories work. Above and beyond their basic ‘grammatical functions’, categories of the verb are shown to operate in such capacities as structuring information in discourse, establishing point of view in a text, and creating textual cohesion. Importantly, this volume reflects the crucial role discourse-pragmatics factors play in our interpretation of the meanings of categories of grammar.