A Reference Grammar of Modern Italian (Routledge Reference Grammars 2nd Revised edition)

A Reference Grammar of Modern Italian (Routledge Reference Grammars 2nd Revised edition)

By: Martin Maiden (author), Cecilia Robustelli (author)Paperback

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This Italian reference grammar provides students, teachers and others interested in the Italian language with a comprehensive, accessible and jargon-free guide to the forms and structure of Italian. Whatever their level of knowledge of the language, learners of Italian will find this book indispensable: it gives clear and detailed explanations of everything from the most elementary facts such as the relation between spelling and pronunciation, or the forms of the article, to more advanced points such as the various nuances of the subjunctive. Formal or archaic discourse is distinguished from informal, everyday usage, and regionalisms are also indicated where appropriate. The authors have taken care to make it an easy and illuminating reference tool: extensive cross-referencing enables readers to quickly find the information they require, and also stimulates them to discover new, related facts.

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Matin Maiden is Professor of Romance Languages at the Univesity of Oxford. Cecilia Robustelli is Professor of Italian Linguistics at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia.


1. Introduction 2. Spelling and pronunciation 3. Nouns and adjectives 4. The articles 5. Demonstratives 6. Personal pronouns 7. Relative structures 8. Interrogative structures 9. Indefinite, quantifier and negative pronouns and adjectives 10. Possessives and related constructions 11. Prepositions 12. Numerals and related expressions 13. Adverbs and adverbial constructions 14. Forms of the verb 15. Uses of the verb forms 16. Comparative, superlative and related constructions 17. Aspects of sentence structure 18. Negative constructions 19. Conjunctions and discourse markers 20. Word derivation 21. Time expressions 22. Forms of address

Product Details

  • publication date: 25/05/2007
  • ISBN13: 9780340913390
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 512
  • ID: 9780340913390
  • weight: 861
  • ISBN10: 0340913398
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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