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Modern Italian Grammar: A Practical Guide / Edition 2
     

Modern Italian Grammar: A Practical Guide / Edition 2

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by Anna Proudfoot, Francesco Cardo
 

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ISBN-10: 0415334837

ISBN-13: 9780415334839

Pub. Date: 09/09/2005

Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.

The latest addition to the Routledge Modern Grammar series, Modern Italian Grammar is an innovative reference guide to Italian that combines traditional and function-based grammar in a single volume. Its format is easily accessible and example-driven throughout. Divided into two parts, the shorter section covers traditional grammatical categories such

Overview

The latest addition to the Routledge Modern Grammar series, Modern Italian Grammar is an innovative reference guide to Italian that combines traditional and function-based grammar in a single volume. Its format is easily accessible and example-driven throughout. Divided into two parts, the shorter section covers traditional grammatical categories such as word order, nouns, verbs, and adjectives. The larger section is carefully organized around language functions, including giving and seeking information; putting actions into context; expressing likes, dislikes and preferences; and comparing objects and actions.

All grammar points and functions are richly illustrated and information is provided on register and relevant cultural background. The authors emphasize contemporary usage and pay particular attention to indexing and cross-referencing across the two sections. No prior knowledge of grammatical terminology is required and a glossary of terms is provided.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415334839
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis, Inc.
Publication date:
09/09/2005
Series:
Modern Grammars Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
436
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction

How to Use this Book

Glossary

Part A: Structures: The Noun Group; Verbs; Pronouns; Prepositions; Conjunctions; Adverbs; Numbers

Part B: Functions:

I. Giving and Seeking Factual Information: Identification: giving personal information; Specifying People or Objects; Describing People or Things; Talking About Existence, Presence and Availability; Talking About the Present; Speaking/Writing About the Past; Talking About the Future; Asking Questions; Negative Sentences; Comparisons and Degrees of Intensity; Referring to Objects and Persons; Focusing on the Action

II Actions Affecting Ourselves and Others: Social Contacts; Getting Other People to Do Things; Permission and Possibility; Expressing Need, Obligation or Desire; Suggesting, Proposing, Advising and Recommending

III. Expressing Emotions, Feelings, Attitudes and Opinions: Expressing Emotions: positive, negative, neutral; Expressing Emotions: hope, fear, doubt; Expressing an Opinion or Belief, Agreement or Disagreement; Indicating Preference, Likes and Dislikes; Expressing Certainty and Knowledge

IV. Putting in Context: Combining Messages; Quoting or Reporting Events and Hearsay; Expressing Possibility and Probability; Purpose; Causes and Reasons; Result, Effect, and Consequence; Specifying Time; Place and Manner; Expressing a Condition or Hypothesis; Reservations, Exceptions and Concessions

V. Expanding the Horizons: Formal Registers and Style; Written Correspondence; Oral Communications; Telephone Skills

Appendix I: Spelling and Pronunciation

Appendix II: Irregular Verbs

Appendix III: Sequence of Tenses

Appendix IV: Word Order, Index.

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