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 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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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

50 Ways to Improve your Spanish: Teach Yourself


Author: Keith Chambers
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444132296
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 160
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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: www.hodder.co.uk/TYLfreedownloads

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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Lessons in Spanish, revised by the ed. of the 'Popular educator'.


Author: Spanish
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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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.

The Popular Educator


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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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.

Using English Words


Author: P. Corson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780792337119
Category: Psychology
Page: 226
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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
ISBN: N.A
Category: English language
Page: N.A
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The Spanish Word Jícara

A Word History, with an Appendix on the Manufacture of Jícaras in Olinalá, Guerrero
Author: Lawrence Bayard Kiddle
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Jícara (The Spanish word)
Page: 33
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A dictionary, Spanish and English, and English and Spanish

containing the signification of words, with their different uses; the terms of arts, sciences, and trades; the constructions, forms of speech, idioms used in both languages, and several thousand words more than any other dictionary; with their proper, figurative, burlesque, and cant significations, &c. Also the Spanish words accented and spelled according to the modern observations of the Royal Spanish academy of Madrid
Author: Hipólito San Joseph Giral del Pino
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Cant
Page: 268
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A Linguisic Approach to the Origins of the Didactics of Spanish in England

EN Current trends in anglophone studies: cultural, linguistic and literary research
Author: David CARRRASCOSA CAÑEGO
Publisher: Ediciones Universidad de Salamanca
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 22
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La publicación de este volumen representa un caso relativamente insólito. Un pequeño grupo de jóvenes investigadores de menos de treinta años convence a un grupo mucho más numeroso de la misma edad para celebrar en Salamanca la First Conference of Young Researchers on Anglophone Studies. El resultado es deslumbrante. No solo demuestran una gran capacidad organizativa, sino que los resultados individuales de las aportaciones científicas son sobresalientes. Este volumen, Current Trends in Anglophone Studies, recoge una selección revisada de las propuestas presentadas en el Encuentro y gira en torno a una estructuración tripartita clásica: estudios culturales, lingüísticos y literarios. En ella caben todos aquellos que se mueven en el campo de los estudios anglófonos. Cada uno de estos campos podría haber sido suficiente para celebrar un congreso, pero parece razonable que en este tipo de encuentros tengan cabida todos. De ese modo, este volumen se convierte en un ejemplo de aproximación interdisciplinar a los estudios anglófonos. Desde un punto de vista cuantitativo, los estudios culturales ocupan sin duda un espacio menor. Sin embargo, sobresale la variedad de temas tratados, así como la internacionalización de los autores, dentro de este apartado. Estudiantes españoles e italianos acometen estudios relacionados con la música, la pintura, el cine, la traducción, la marginalidad social o el impacto de las nuevas tecnologías en la producción artística. Si no pareciera demasiado atrevido, podría decirse que estos jóvenes estudiosos irían más allá de lo que un día ya lejano pudieron imaginar Richard Hoggard o Raymond Williams. Los estudios aquí presentados reflejan, sin duda, la evolución que la propia sociedad ha experimentado en estos últimos cincuenta años y exploran la relación entre las prácticas culturales, la vida diaria, y los contextos económicos, políticos e históricos. No es de extrañar que una gran parte de las contribuciones presentadas en este volumen se centren en el estudio de la lengua, ya que la demanda del inglés se ha incrementado de forma considerable en los últimos años. Sobresalen los análisis puramente filológicos y sobre todo los relacionados con el aprendizaje del inglés como segunda lengua. Por eso, destacan estudios que contemplan rasgos morfológicos, léxicos o sintácticos. Sin embargo, el mayor número de participaciones hace referencia al ya citado aprendizaje del inglés como L2, tanto desde el análisis de materiales, como desde la práctica oral o escrita. Las contribuciones literarias ofrecen una evaluación teórica, formal e interpretativa de distintas tendencias desde perspectivas tanto interdisciplinares como interculturales. Cronológicamente los estudios abarcan textos desde el siglo XVIII hasta nuestros días, con un acento especial en los autores más contemporáneos y en el género narrativo. En general estos estudios se fijan en textos concretos y los analizan desde perspectivas culturales, sociológicas o psicológicas. Pero abundan menos las aproximaciones desde la teoría literaria, desde la técnica narrativa o, como tal vez cabría esperar al tratarse de estudiantes tan jóvenes, desde la aplicación de las nuevas tecnologías. Por el contrario, se repiten temas como los traumas heredados de la Guerra de Vietnam, las cicatrices del 11 de septiembre o los problemas de género. En definitiva, se trata de una selección de artículos claramente prometedora, que transmite la seguridad de que el futuro de la Filología Inglesa está en buenas manos y podrá experimentar una positiva evolución en los próximos años. Por todo ello, hay que felicitar a todos los participantes individuales y, sobre todo, a los organizadores del evento, y editores de este volumen, que han demostrado una enorme capacidad de trabajo y de saber hacer.

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

Spanish English
Author: Henry Neuman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Semantic Frequency List for English, French, German, and Spanish

A Correlation of the First Six Thousand Words in Four Single-language Frequency Lists
Author: Helen Slocomb Eaton
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Comparative linguistics
Page: 440
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The Cyclopædia, Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature


Author: Abraham Rees
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Page: N.A
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Romance Perspectives on Construction Grammar


Author: Hans C. Boas,Francisco Gonzálvez-García
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company
ISBN: 9027269637
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 316
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The chapters in this book show how the different flavors of Construction Grammar provide illuminating insights into the syntax, semantics, pragmatics and discourse-functional properties of specific phenomena in Romance languages such as (Castilian) Spanish, French, Romanian, and Latin from a synchronic as well as a diachronic viewpoint. The phenomena surveyed include the role of constructional meanings in novel verb-noun compounds in Spanish, the relevance of lexicalization for a constructionist analysis of complex prepositions in French, the complementariness of fragments, patterns and constructions as theoretical and explanatory constructs in verb complementation in French, Latin, and Spanish, non-constituent coordination phenomena (e.g. Right Node Raising, Argument Cluster Coordination and Gapping) in Romanian, and variable type framing in Spanish constructions of directed motion in the light of Leonard Talmy’s (2000) typological differences of lexicalization between satellite-framed and verb-framed languages.

Spanish Word Formation


Author: M. F. Lang
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135080836
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 284
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First published in 1990. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.