Compound Words in Spanish

Theory and History
Author: María Irene Moyna
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9027248346
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 451
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This is the first book devoted entirely to the history of compound words in Spanish. Based on data obtained from Spanish dictionaries and databases of the past thousand years, it documents the evolution of the major compounding patterns of the language. It analyzes the structural, semantic, and orthographic features of each compound type, and also provides a description of its Latin antecedents, early attestations, and relative frequency and productivity over the centuries. The combination of qualitative and quantitative data shows that although most compound types have survived, they have undergone changes in word order and relative frequency. Moreover, the book shows that the evolution of compounding in Spanish may be accounted for by processes of language acquisition in children. This book, which includes all the data in chronological and alphabetical order, will be a valuable resource for morphologists, Romance linguists, and historical linguists more generally.

The Writer's Reference Guide to Spanish


Author: David William Foster,Daniel Altamiranda,Carmen de Urioste
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292789173
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 284
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Writers and editors of Spanish have long needed an authoritative guide to written language usage, similar to The MLA Style Manual and The Chicago Manual of Style. And here it is! This reference guide provides comprehensive information on how the Spanish language is copyedited for publication. The book covers these major areas: Language basics: capitalization, word division, spelling, and punctuation. Language conventions: abbreviations, professional and personal titles, names of organizations, and nationalities. Bibliographic format, particularly how Spanish differs from English. Spanish language forms of classical authors' names. Literary and grammatical terminology. Linguistic terminology. Biblical names and allusions. A dictionary of grammatical doubts, including usage, grammatical constructions of particular words and phrases, verbal irregularities, and gender variations.

The Handbook of Hispanic Linguistics


Author: José Ignacio Hualde,Antxon Olarrea,Erin O'Rourke
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118228049
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 904
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Reflecting the growth and increasing global importance of the Spanish language, The Handbook of Hispanic Linguistics brings together a team of renowned Spanish linguistics scholars to explore both applied and theoretical work in this field. Features 41 newly-written essays contributed by leading language scholars that shed new light on the growth and significance of the Spanish language Combines current applied and theoretical research results in the field of Spanish linguistics Explores all facets relating to the origins, evolution, and geographical variations of the Spanish language Examines topics including second language learning, Spanish in the classroom, immigration, heritage languages, and bilingualism

The Geeks' Guide to World Domination

Be Afraid, Beautiful People
Author: Garth Sundem
Publisher: Crown Archetype
ISBN: 030745035X
Category: Humor
Page: 288
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TUNE IN. TURN ON. GEEK OUT. Sorry, beautiful people. These days, from government to business to technology to Hollywood, geeks rule the world. Finally, here’s the book no self-respecting geek can live without–a guide jam-packed with 314.1516 short entries both useful and fun. Science, pop-culture trivia, paper airplanes, and pure geekish nostalgia coexist as happily in these pages as they do in their natural habitat of the geek brain. In short, dear geek, here you’ll find everything you need to achieve nirvana. And here, for you pathetic nongeeks, is the last chance to save yourselves: Love this book, live this book, and you too can join us in the experience of total world domination. • become a sudoku god • brew your own beer • build a laser beam • classify all living things • clone your pet • exorcise demons • find the world’s best corn mazes • grasp the theory of relativity • have sex on Second Life • injure a fish • join the Knights Templar • kick ass with sweet martial-arts moves • learn ludicrous emoticons • master the Ocarina of Time • pimp your cubicle • program a remote control • quote He-Man and Che Guevara • solve fiendish logic puzzles • touch Carl Sagan • unmask Linus Torvalds • visit Beaver Lick, Kentucky • win bar bets • write your name in Elvish Join us or die, you will. Begun, the Geek Wars have From the Trade Paperback edition.

Spanish Compound Words

Expand Your Spanish Vocabulary With Derivative Word Lists
Author: Marianne Ortiz
Publisher: Beechmont Crest Pub
ISBN: 9780974833040
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 244
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Thinking Spanish Translation

A Course in Translation Method, Spanish to English
Author: Sándor G. J. Hervey,Ian Higgins,Louise M. Haywood
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415116589
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 232
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Thinking Spanish Translation is a comprehensive and revolutionary 20-week course in translation method offering a challenging and entertaining approach to the acquisition of translation skills. It has been fully and successfully piloted at the University of St.Andrews. Translation is presented as a problem-solving discipline. Discussion, examples and a full range of exercise work enable students to acquire the skills necessary for a broad range of translation problems. Examples are drawn from a wide variety of material from technical and commercial texts to poetry and song. Thinking Spanish Translation is essential reading for advanced undergraduates and postgraduate students of Spanish. The book will also appeal to a wide range of languages students and tutors through the general discussion of principles, purposes and practice of translation.

The English-Spanish Connection

Excellence in English for Hispanic Children Through Spanish Language and Literacy Development
Author: Eleanor Thonis
Publisher: Santillana USA Publishing Company Incorporated
ISBN: N.A
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 300
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A First Book in Spanish

Or, A Practical Introduction to the Study of the Spanish Language: Containing Full Instructions in Pronunciation, a Grammar; Exercises on the Ollendorff Method of Constant Initation and Repetition; Reading Lessons; and a Vocabulary
Author: Joseph Salkeld
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Spanish language
Page: 396
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Spanish Word Games For Dummies


Author: Adam Cohen,Leslie Frates
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470502002
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 288
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The fun and easy way to learn Spanish-by playing games! Do you want to learn how to speak Spanish? One major aspect of learning a new language is learning the vocabulary, but for many people, this involves memorization, which can be a difficult task. Now, Spanish Word Games For Dummies offers you a fun and painless alternative: games and puzzles designed to help you practice and remember your Spanish vocabulary. This fun, practical guide features more than 100 word games and puzzles, including crosswords, word searches, cryptograms, and more-that range in difficulty from easy to challenging. As you play, you'll develop your Spanish vocabulary while you improve your language skills. Spanish Word Games For Dummies provides you with challenging puzzles to build your Spanish vocabulary and enhance your skill set Includes crosswords, word searches, cryptograms, and other word games Works as a supplement to Spanish language courses and programs It's portable enough to easily take to classes or on the road Whether you're a proficient speaker looking to brush up on your vocabulary or a first-time Spanish speaker, this clever guide is the ideal way to have fun while you increase your skills!

Spanish Conversation-grammar


Author: Karl Marquard Sauer
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Spanish language
Page: 396
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Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary Fourth Edition


Author: Colin McIntosh
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783125401532
Category:
Page: 1844
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AP Spanish Language


Author: Dennis LaVoie
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071377164
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 324
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An exciting new series of study guides that lets each student design a course of study pitched to his or her individual needs and learning style Each year, more than one million U.S. high school students take one or more advanced placement (AP) exams, and, according to official projections, that number will continue to rise in the years ahead. That is because AP exams confer important benefits on those who do well on them. High AP scores are indispensable to gaining admission to most elite colleges. They provide students with a competitive edge when competing for grants and scholarships. And they allow students to bypass required university survey courses, saving on skyrocketing tuition fees. Designed to coincide perfectly with the most current AP exams, Five Steps to a 5 on the Advanced Placement Examinations guides contain several advanced features that set them above all competitors. Each guide is structured around an ingenious Five-Step Plan. The first step is to develop a study plan, the second builds knowledge, the third and fourth hone test-taking skills and strategies, and the fifth fosters the confidence students need to ace the tests. This flexible study tool is also tailored to three types of students. For the more structured student there is a "Month-by-Month" approach that follows the school year and a "Calendar Countdown" approach that begins with the new year. For students who leave studying to the last minute "Basic Training" covers the basics in just four weeks. Other outstanding features include: Sample tests that closely simulate real exams Review material based on the contents of the most recent tests Icons highlighting important facts, vocabulary, and frequently-asked questions Boxed quotes offering advice from students who have aced the exams and from AP teachers and college professors Websites and links to valuable online test resources, along with author e-mail addresses for students with follow-up questions Authors who are either AP course instructors or exam developers

The Squatter and the Don

A Novel Descriptive of Contemporary Occurrences in California
Author: María Amparo Ruiz de Burton
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: American fiction
Page: 421
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"Problems of the land, squatter, and railroad interests in Alameda County, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego"--Baird & Greenwood.

The University of Chicago Spanish-English Dictionary, Fifth Edition


Author: David A. Pharies
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743470133
Category: Education
Page: 586
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Incorporating new words and meanings from both languages, a revised dictionary offers speakers of both Spanish and English a bilingual resource with thousands of new entries, language and grammar guides, and pronunciation keys.

3,000 Spanish Words and Phrases They Won't Teach You in School


Author: Eleanor Hamer,Fernando Díez de Urdanivia
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 162087279X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 496
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There’s a difference between learning a language and being able to speak it with the familiarity of a native speaker. This book fills that gap, clarifying tricky words and expressions and illuminating the finer points of Spanish wordplay and double meanings.

Word-Formation in the World's Languages

A Typological Survey
Author: Pavol Štekauer,Salvador Valera,Lívia Kőrtvélyessy
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 052176534X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 366
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Fills a gap in cross-linguistic research by being the first systematic survey of the word-formation of the world's languages. Data from fifty-five world languages reveals associations between word-formation processes in genetically and geographically distinct languages.

Current Studies in Spanish Linguistics


Author: Héctor Campos,Fernando Martínez-Gil
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
ISBN: 9781589018419
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 654
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In this invited volume, experts in Spanish linguistics who subscribe to the Chomskyian thory of Universal Grammar, along with the editors, approach the general applicability of this model from the perspectives of their subdisciplines: language acquisition, syntax, semantics, phonology, and morphology. Their research points to the verification of the Chomskyian linguistic theory as a general framework for explaining phenomena in language acquistion and use—and, more generally, to the possible development of a model of mind based on linguistic theory. Current Studies in Spanish Linguistics will interest all specialists in Spanish and theoretical linguistics, as well as those interested in cognitive science, psychology, philosophy of mind, and artificial intelligence.

Conversational Spanish in 20 Lessons


Author: R. Diez De La Cortina
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0805014969
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 390
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Step By Step, these twenty lessons, with charming and helpful illustrations, will enable you, regardless of previous language training, to read, write and speak Spanish in the shortest possible time. The Cortina Method has been time-tested and is the quick, easy and natural way to learn a language. It has received the approval of teachers, students, schools, colleges and business firms all over the world. Guide To Pronunciation And Spelling Explains how to pronounce the sounds, words and phrases of the language through simple phonetic symbols based on English spelling. Rules of spelling are also explained. Twenty Conversational Lessons These lessons include useful vocabularies and everyday conversations. Alongside of each word and sentence is given the correct pronunciation and English translation. Easy-to-understand grammatical footnotes are combined in this Method to make your language study effective and interesting. Complete Reference Grammar Provides a complete and clear explanation of every rule of structure. It is cross-referenced with and adds to the explanation in the conversational lesson footnotes. Bi-Lingual Dictionary Spanish-English/English-Spanish Dictionary contains all useful words and terms you need to know, so you can locate them easily. Over 2,500,000 Cortina Method language books have been sold.

501 Essential Spanish Verbs


Author: Pablo Garcia Loaeza
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486122530
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 560
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This compilation of more than 500 common verbs will help beginners and advanced students alike. Each page focuses on an individual verb, presenting full conjugations of multiple tenses, plus sentences that illustrate usage.