Using Italian

Using Italian : A Guide to Contemporary Usage

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This 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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  • Paperback | 490 pages
  • 168 x 234 x 24mm | 861.82g
  • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Bilingual edition
  • Bilingual
  • 1 map
  • 0521485568
  • 9780521485562
  • 140,611

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About J. J. Kinder

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.

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