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    DescriptionThis 2002 book 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.


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    Title
    Using Italian
    Subtitle
    A Guide to Contemporary Usage
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) J. J. Kinder, By (author) V. M. Savini
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 490
    Width: 168 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 862 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521485562
    ISBN 10: 0521485568
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LAN
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2ADT
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1D
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T2.1
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: CF, GTB, CBG
    B&T General Subject: 480
    Ingram Subject Code: LF
    Libri: I-LF
    BISAC V2.8: LAN009000
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25600
    DC22: 458.2421
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    BISAC V2.8: FOR013000
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
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    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: FOR000000
    DC22: 458.2/421
    BIC subject category V2: 2ADT, 1D
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PC1460 .K56 2004
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PC1460
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: GTM, CF, CBG
    Edition
    Bilingual edition
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    1 map
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    31 July 2004
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Author Information
    J. J. Kinder is Associate Professor of Italian at the Department of European Language and Studies, University of Western Australia. He has published widely on the Italian language spoken by migrants and their children. V. M. Savini is tutor in Italian at the Department of European Language and Studies, University of Western Australia. He works both as a tutor and a translator.
    Table of contents
    1. Varieties of Italian; Part I. Words and their Meanings: 2. Cognates; 3. Fields of meaning; 4. Complex verbal expressions; 5. Suffixes; 6. Idioms similes proverbs; 7. Proper names; 8. Geographical names; 9. Abbreviations and acronyms; 10. Latin expressions and sayings; 11. Grammatical terms; 12. Numerals and telephone conventions; 13. Measurement; Part II. The Clause - Combining Words: 14. Gender; 15. Number; 16. Pronouns; 17. Comparison; 18. Word order; 19. Negation; 20. Periphrases; 21. Constructions with verbs of movement; 22. Auxiliary verbs in compound tenses; 23. The passive; 24. Reflexives and impersonals; Part III. The Sentence - Combining Clauses: 25. Italian prepositions; 26. English prepositions; 27. Prepositional constructions with verbs and adjectives; 28. Use of tenses; 29. Sequence of tenses; 30. The subjunctive; 31. Conditional sentences; 32. Subordination; Part IV. Texts and their Structure: 33. Interjections; 34. Fillers; 35. Transition words; Italian index; English index; Index of grammatical points; List.