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The Italian Language Today.

Author: Anna Laura Lepschy; Giulio Lepschy
Publisher: Blue Ridge Summit : New Amsterdam Books, 1998.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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The authors present the Italian language not as it is prescribed in grammars and dictionaries, but as it is actually written and spoken.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Lepschy, Anna Laura.
Italian Language Today.
Blue Ridge Summit : New Amsterdam Books, ©1998
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Anna Laura Lepschy; Giulio Lepschy
ISBN: 9781461636267 1461636264
OCLC Number: 1058269206
Description: 1 online resource (262 pages)
Contents: Cover --
Title Page --
Copyright Page --
Table of Contents --
Preface to the Second edition --
Preface --
Part One: The Linguistic Situation in Italy --
I: Italian Today --
II: A Historical View --
III: Italian Dialects --
IV: Varieties of Italian --
Part Two: The Grammar of Italian --
V: An Outline --
1: Phonology --
2: Spelling --
3: The Article --
4: Prepositions with the Article --
5: Conjunctions --
6: Nouns and adjectives --
7: Comparatives and Superlatives --
8: Adverbs --
9: Personal Pronouns --
10: Possessives --
11: Interrogatives and Relatives --
12: Negatives. 13: Demonstratives --
14: Indefinites --
15: Numerals --
16: Verbs --
VI: Sixteen Points of Syntax --
1: Some Notes on word Order --
2: The Use of the Article --
3: Evaluative Suffixes --
4: Compound and Juxtaposed Nouns --
5: Position of adjectives --
6: Agreement of adjectives --
7: Position of adverbs --
8: Some Constructions with/without Prepositions --
9: Agreement of Past Participles --
10: Clitic Clusters --
11: Constructions with causative and Perception Predicates --
12: The use of si --
13: The use of Indicative Past Tenses --
14: The use of the Subjunctive. 15: Sequence of tenses --
16: The Use of the Conditional --
Short Bibliography --
Table of main symbols used --
Index.

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Possibly the best concise account now available in any language. * Times Literary Supplement * A stimulating and scholarly introduction to Italian for the serious student. * Times Higher Education * Read more...

 
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