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LINGUIST List 17.1969

Thu Jul 06 2006

Books: Sociolinguistics: Batchelor, Pountain

Editor for this issue: Maria Moreno-Rollins <marialinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Joyce Reid, Using Spanish: Batchelor, Pountain

Message 1: Using Spanish: Batchelor, Pountain
Date: 06-Jul-2006
From: Joyce Reid <jreidcup.org>
Subject: Using Spanish: Batchelor, Pountain

Title: Using Spanish
Subtitle: A Guide to Contemporary Usage
Published: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Book URL: http://www.cambridge.org/us/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521004810

Author: R. E. Batchelor, University of Nottingham
Author: C. J. Pountain, Queen Mary, University of London
Electronic: ISBN: 0511126379 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 28.00
Paperback: ISBN: 0521004810 Pages: 502 Price: U.K. £ 19.99
Paperback: ISBN: 0521004810 Pages: 502 Price: U.S. $ 34.99

This is a guide to Spanish usage for those who have already acquired the
basics of the language and wish to extend their knowledge. Unlike
conventional grammars, it focuses on those areas of vocabulary and grammar
which cause most difficulty to English speakers. It fully illustrates the
differences between the Spanish of Spain and Latin America, and looks in
detail at register variation. Complete with a full word index, this clear
and easy-to-consult text guides students through the richness and diversity
of this major world language. This new edition has been extensively revised
and updated to take a fuller account of Latin-American (particularly
Mexican) usage. The vocabulary sections have been significantly expanded,
and now include examples which contextualize each word or expression. The
presentation of many sections has been improved to make reference even
easier than before, and some completely new material has been added on
semi-technical vocabulary and Anglicisms.

- Gives special attention to vocabulary and idiom, and register and style
- Clear, readable and easy to consult
- Looks at those aspects of Spanish that cause particular difficulties to
English-speaking learners


1. Introduction;
2. Passages illustrating register and local variety;
3. Misleading similarities between Spanish and English;
4. Similarities between Spanish words;
5. Fields of meaning - vocabulary expansion;
6. Complex verb expressions;
7. Affective suffixes;
8. Idioms, similies and proverbs;
9. Proper names;
10. Adjectives pertaining to countries and towns;
11. Abbreviations;
12. Latin expressions;
13. Anglicisms;
14. Grammatical terms;
15. Interjections;
16. Fillers;
17. Transition words;
18. Numerals;
19. Measurements;
20. Semi-technical vocabulary;
21. Gender;
22. Number;
23. Word order;
24. Prepositions;
25. Prepositional constructions with verbs, nouns and adjectives;
26. Constructions with verbs of movement;
27. Negation;
28. Use of tenses;
29. Periphrastic verb-forms;
30. Modal auxiliaries;
31. The subjunctive;
32. 'ser' and 'estar';
33. Pronouns;
34. The reflexive;
35. Comparison;
36. Usage with names of countries.

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): Spanish (spa)

Written In: English (eng )

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Blackwell Publishing http://www.blackwellpublishing.com
Cambridge University Press http://us.cambridge.org
Cascadilla Press http://www.cascadilla.com/
Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd http://www.continuumbooks.com
Edinburgh University Press http://www.eup.ed.ac.uk/
Equinox Publishing Ltd. http://www.equinoxpub.com/
European Language Resources Association http://www.elda.org/sommaire.php
Georgetown University Press http://www.press.georgetown.edu
Hodder Arnold http://www.hoddereducation.co.uk
John Benjamins http://www.benjamins.com/
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates http://www.erlbaum.com/
Lincom GmbH http://www.lincom.at
MIT Press http://mitpress.mit.edu/
Mouton de Gruyter http://www.mouton-publishers.com
Multilingual Matters http://www.multilingual-matters.com/
Oxford University Press http://www.oup.com/us
Palgrave Macmillan http://www.palgrave.com
Rodopi http://www.rodopi.nl/
Routledge (Taylor and Francis) http://www.routledge.com/
Springer http://www.springer.com

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CSLI Publications http://cslipublications.stanford.edu/
Graduate Linguistic Students' Assoc. Umass http://glsa.hypermart.net/
International Pragmatics Assoc. http://www.ipra.be
Kingston Press Ltd http://www.kingstonpress.com/
Linguistic Assoc. of Finland http://www.ling.helsinki.fi/sky/
MIT Working Papers in Linguistics http://web.mit.edu/mitwpl/
Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics / Landelijke http://www.lotpublications.nl/
Pacific Linguistics http://pacling.anu.edu.au/
SIL International http://www.ethnologue.com/bookstore.asp
St. Jerome Publishing Ltd. http://www.stjerome.co.uk
Utrecht institute of Linguistics http://www-uilots.let.uu.nl/


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