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.
|Publisher:||University of Texas Press|
|Edition description:||1 ED|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)|
About the Author
David William Foster is Regents’ Professor of Portuguese and Spanish at Arizona State University, where he directs the Graduate Program in Interdisciplinary Humanities.
Daniel Altamiranda has taught at the Universidad de Buenos Aires and Arizona State University.
Carmen de Urioste is Professor of Spanish at Arizona State University.
Table of Contents
- Spelling and Word Division
- Spelling Rules and Variations
- Word Divisions
- Gender and Number Forms
- Word Formation
- Affective Suffixes and Spelling Changes
- Compound Words
- Prefixes and Suffixes
- General Rules
- Calendar and Time Designations
- Religious Names
- Titles of Publications
- Titles of Persons
- Professions and Occupations
- Geographical Terms
- Names of Organizations
- Historical Terms
- Citation of Books, Periodicals, and Other Works
- Book Chapters
- Bibliography Preparation
- Appendix 1. Anonymous Spanish Classics
- Appendix 2. Latin Authors
- Appendix 3. Greek Authors
- Appendix 4. Latin Expressions
- Appendix 5. Literary and Dramaturgical Terminology
- Appendix 6. Linguistic Terminology
- Appendix 7. Common Biblical Allusions and References
- Appendix 8. Common Classical Allusions and References
- Appendix 9. Common Literary Allusions and References
- A Dictionary of Spanish Grammatical and Lexical Doubts
- Bibliography of Special Terminology
- Bibliographical References
What People are Saying About This
"The importance of this book...is indisputable....Its usefulness will apply to an audience far beyond students of Spanish; it will, in fact, become a companion text, like the MLA Style Manual, to a larger audience of users running the gamut from bilingual writers, i.e., fiction writers and journalists, to editors who are unsure about proper usage."