17.1969, Books: Sociolinguistics: Batchelor, Pountain

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Subject: 17.1969, Books: Sociolinguistics: Batchelor, Pountain

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Date: 06-Jul-2006
From: Joyce Reid < jreid at cup.org >
Subject: Using Spanish: Batchelor, Pountain 

	
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Date: Thu, 06 Jul 2006 11:47:58
From: Joyce Reid < jreid at cup.org >
Subject: Using Spanish: Batchelor, Pountain 
 



Title: Using Spanish 
Subtitle: A Guide to Contemporary Usage 
Publication Year: 2005 
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
	   http://us.cambridge.org
	

Book URL: http://www.cambridge.org/us/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521004810 


Author: R. E. Batchelor, University of Nottingham
Author: C. J. Pountain, Queen Mary, University of London

Electronic: ISBN: 0511126379 Pages:  Price: U.S. $ 28.00
Paperback: ISBN: 0521004810 Pages: 502 Price: U.K. £ 19.99
Paperback: ISBN: 0521004810 Pages: 502 Price: U.S. $ 34.99


Abstract:

This is a guide to Spanish usage for those who have already acquired the
basics of the language and wish to extend their knowledge. Unlike
conventional grammars, it focuses on those areas of vocabulary and grammar
which cause most difficulty to English speakers. It fully illustrates the
differences between the Spanish of Spain and Latin America, and looks in
detail at register variation. Complete with a full word index, this clear
and easy-to-consult text guides students through the richness and diversity
of this major world language. This new edition has been extensively revised
and updated to take a fuller account of Latin-American (particularly
Mexican) usage. The vocabulary sections have been significantly expanded,
and now include examples which contextualize each word or expression. The
presentation of many sections has been improved to make reference even
easier than before, and some completely new material has been added on
semi-technical vocabulary and Anglicisms.

- Gives special attention to vocabulary and idiom, and register and style 
- Clear, readable and easy to consult 
- Looks at those aspects of Spanish that cause particular difficulties to
English-speaking learners 



Contents

1. Introduction; 
2. Passages illustrating register and local variety; 
3. Misleading similarities between Spanish and English; 
4. Similarities between Spanish words; 
5. Fields of meaning - vocabulary expansion; 
6. Complex verb expressions; 
7. Affective suffixes; 
8. Idioms, similies and proverbs; 
9. Proper names; 
10. Adjectives pertaining to countries and towns; 
11. Abbreviations; 
12. Latin expressions; 
13. Anglicisms; 
14. Grammatical terms; 
15. Interjections; 
16. Fillers; 
17. Transition words; 
18. Numerals; 
19. Measurements; 
20. Semi-technical vocabulary; 
21. Gender; 
22. Number; 
23. Word order; 
24. Prepositions; 
25. Prepositional constructions with verbs, nouns and adjectives; 
26. Constructions with verbs of movement; 
27. Negation; 
28. Use of tenses; 
29. Periphrastic verb-forms; 
30. Modal auxiliaries; 
31. The subjunctive; 
32. 'ser' and 'estar'; 
33. Pronouns; 
34. The reflexive; 
35. Comparison; 
36. Usage with names of countries. 


Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): Spanish (spa)


Written In: English  (eng)
	
See this book announcement on our website: 
http://linguistlist.org/get-book.html?BookID=20236


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