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Title: Using Italian
Subtitle: A Guide to Contemporary Usage
Written By: John J Kinder
Vincenzo Savini

This is a guide to Italian usage for students who have already acquired the
basics of the language and wish to extend their knowledge. Unlike conventional
grammars, it gives special attention to those areas of vocabulary and grammar
which cause most difficulty to English-speakers. Careful consideration is given
throughout to questions of style, register, and politeness which are essential
to achieving an appropriate level of formality or informality in writing and
speech. It surveys the contemporary linguistic scene in Italy and gives ample
space to the new varieties of Italian that are emerging in modern Italy. The
influence of the dialects in shaping the development of Italian is also
acknowledged. Clear, readable and easy to consult via its two indexes, this is
an essential reference for learners seeking access to the finer nuances of the
Italian language.

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): Italian
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0521485568
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 488
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