Compound Words in Spanish

Theory and History
Author: María Irene Moyna
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9027248346
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 451
View: 4149
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
View: 5673
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
View: 3617
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

50 Ways to Improve your Spanish: Teach Yourself

Author: Keith Chambers
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444132296
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 160
View: 617
Do you have a working knowledge of Spanish, but want to improve? Allow this book to come to your rescue and eliminate basic errors and slips of the pen. Each one of 50 top tips for improving your spoken and written Spanish is presented and analysed across a whole double page, with explanations as to where and why people sometimes go wrong. The tips are grouped into grammar, spelling, false friends, pronunciation and cultural faux pas sections. There's even free downloadable audio content available to help you with your pronunciation. Polish your Spanish with this brand new series from Teach Yourself - the No. 1 brand in language learning. 50 ways to improve your Spanish touches all essential bases and is divided into the following easily digestible sections: Only got a minute? A 60-second introduction to Spanish to get you started. Only got five minutes? Get to grips with Spanish and its common pitfalls even if you're short of time. Only got ten minutes? Use your free time wisely to learn something about the Spanish language. Insights Instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on Keith Chambers' many years of experience. Test yourself Tests online to keep track of your progress. Articles Extra information to keep you motivated. Summaries Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. Grammar Easy-to-follow building blocks to give you a clear understanding. Pronunciation Don't sound like a tourist - polish your pronunciation before you go. Audio Downloadable audio support online to help with key areas - iPod/MP3 compatible. For your free audio download please visit:

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
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 300
View: 6620

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: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Spanish language
Page: 396
View: 8844

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
View: 9186

The University of Chicago Spanish-English Dictionary, Fifth Edition

Author: David A. Pharies
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743470133
Category: Education
Page: 586
View: 6322
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.

Zur Integration der neulateinischen Kompositionsweise im Französischen

Dargestellt an den Bildungen auf -(o)manie, -(o)mane
Author: Manfred Höfler
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3111328554
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 169
View: 2334
Die im Jahre 1905 von Gustav Gröber ins Leben gerufene Reihe der Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für romanische Philologie zählt zu den renommiertesten Fachpublikationen der Romanistik. Die Beihefte pflegen ein gesamtromanisches Profil, das neben den Nationalsprachen auch die weniger im Fokus stehenden romanischen Sprachen mit einschließt. Zur Begutachtung können eingereicht werden: Monographien und Sammelbände zur Sprachwissenschaft in ihrer ganzen Breite, zur mediävistischen Literaturwissenschaft und zur Editionsphilologie. Mögliche Publikationssprachen sind Französisch, Spanisch, Portugiesisch, Italienisch und Rumänisch sowie Deutsch und Englisch. Sammelbände sollten thematisch und sprachlich in sich möglichst einheitlich gehalten sein.

Current Studies in Spanish Linguistics

Author: Héctor Campos,Fernando Martínez-Gil
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
ISBN: 9781589018419
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 654
View: 1317
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.

Short Cut to Spanish

A New, Easy, and Quick Method for Learning the Spanish Language
Author: Thomas Philip Terry
Publisher: N.A
Category: Spanish language
Page: 543
View: 6973

Using English Words

Author: P. Corson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780792337119
Category: Psychology
Page: 226
View: 2338
Using English Words examines the impact that the life histories of people have on their vocabulary. Its starting point is the taken-for-granted fact that the vocabulary of English falls into two very different sections. Randolph Quirk mentions this striking incompatibility between the Anglo Saxon and the Latinate elements in English: "the familiar homely-sounding and typically very short words" that we learn very early in life and use for most everyday purposes; and "the more learned, foreign-sounding and characteristically rather long words" (1974, p. 138). It is mainly the second type of word that native speakers start learning relatively late in their use of English, usually in the adolescent years of education, and keep on learning. It is mainly the one type of word, rather than the other, that ESL/ EFL students have more difficulty with, depending on their language background. This book shows how discursive relations, outside education, 'position' people through their vocabularies. Some are prepared for easy entry into lifetime prospects of relative privilege and educational success, while others are denied entry. In writing this book, I share an aim with other writers who observe the many discontinuities that exist between discursive practices in communities outside schools, and the discursive demands that schools make (e. g. Hamilton et a1. [19931, Heath [1983], Luke [19941, Philips [1983], Romaine [1984], Scollon & Scollon [1981]).

Neuman and Baretti's Dictionary of the Spanish and English Languages: Spanish and English

Author: Henry Neuman
Publisher: N.A
Category: English language
Page: N.A
View: 3568

Spanische Wortbildungslehre

Author: Franz Rainer
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110956055
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 816
View: 6400

Merriam-Webster's Manual for Writers and Editors

Author: Merriam-Webster, Inc
Publisher: Merriam-Webster
ISBN: 9780877796220
Category: Reference
Page: 424
View: 891
Revised edition of Webster's standard American style manual, 1985.

Fließend in drei Monaten

Wie Sie in kürzester Zeit jede Sprache erlernen
Author: Benny Lewis
Publisher: MVG Verlag
ISBN: 3864157358
Category: Cooking
Page: 256
View: 6561
Eine Sprache lernt man nicht nur, sondern man lebt sie. Benny Lewis ist Autodidakt und hat im Laufe der Zeit herausgefunden, worum es tatsächlich beim Lernen einer Sprache geht. In diesem Buch erklärt er, was es wirklich braucht, damit man jede Sprache in kürzester Zeit erlernt. Unerlässlich ist eine enorm hohe Motivation für das Erlernen der Sprache, und man muss sich trauen, die Sprache auch zu sprechen. Sei es durch eine persönliche Reise in das entsprechende Land, übers Internet oder durch einen Tandempartner. Darüber hinaus sollte man möglichst alles in der Fremdsprache tun, was Praxis bringt: Fernsehen schauen, Musik hören und lesen. Mit diesem Buch gibt der Autor Tipps für Eselsbrücken, um Vokabeln und die Grammatik einfacher zu erlernen, und er hilft dabei, die Herangehensweise an das Lernen so zu optimieren, dass es zu einem Kinderspiel wird. Sein Erfolg spiegelt sich im weltweit größten Sprachlernblog wider, mit dem er bereits Millionen Menschen dabei geholfen hat, eine neue Sprache zu erlernen.

Spanish Grammar For Dummies

Author: Cecie Kraynak
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118023803
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 384
View: 8419
Teaches the grammatical rules of Spanish, including the parts of speech, sentence construction, punctuation, verb tenses, and moods.

Neuman and Baretti's Dictionary of the Spanish and English languages

Spanish English
Author: Henry Neuman
Publisher: N.A
Page: N.A
View: 3135

Strukturen der Syntax

Author: Noam Chomsky
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110813629
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 136
View: 4429

Linguistik: Essentials, Anglistik, Amerikanistik

Author: Bernd Kortmann
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783464006269
Category: Amerikanistik - Linguistik - Lehrbuch
Page: 280
View: 8722