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Title: Using Spanish
Subtitle: A Guide to Contemporary Usage
Written By: R. E. Batchelor
Christopher J. Pountain
URL: http://www.cambridge.org/us/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521004810
Description:

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

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): Spanish
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ISBN: 0511126379
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ISBN: 0521004810
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Pages: 502
Prices: U.K. £ 19.99
U.S. $ 34.99