A Reference Grammar Of Modern Italian, Second Edition by Martin Maiden, Cecilia Robustelli
This Italian reference grammar provides students, teachers and others interested in the Italian language with a comprehensive, accessible and jargon-free guide to the forms and stucture of Italian.
Whatever their level of knowledge of the language, learners of Italian will find this book indispensable: it gives clear and detailed explanations of everything from the most elementary facts such as the relation between spelling and pronunciation, or the forms of the article, to more advanced points such as the various nuances of the subjunctive. Formal or archaic discourse is distinguished from informal, everyday usage, and regionalisms are also indicated where appropriate.
The authors have taken care to make it an easy and illuminating reference tool: extensive cross-referencing enables readers to quickly find the information they require, and also stimulates them to discover new, related facts.
- The most detailed grammar of Italian available in English
- All examples are translated and the book includes thorough cross-referencing
- More student-friendly page layout and features: more tables instead of text
- Glossary of grammatical terms has been extended
- The sections on causative constructions and auxiliaries have been rewritten
A Reference Grammar Of Modern Italian, Second Edition - Table of Contents:
- Spelling and pronunciation
- Nouns and adjectives
- The articles
- Personal pronouns
- Relative structures
- Interrogative structures
- Indefinite, quantifier and negative pronouns and adjectives
- Possessives and related constructions
- Numerals and related expressions
- Adverbs and adverbial constructions
- Forms of the verb
- Uses of the verb forms
- Comparative, superlative and related constructions
- Aspects of sentence structure
- Negative constructions
- Conjunctions and discourse markers
- Word derivation
- Time expressions
- Forms of address
Undergraduate students of Italian. A-level students of Italian, adult self-learners.
A Reference Grammar Of Modern Italian, Second Edition - About the Author(s):
Martin Maiden is Professor of Romance Languages at the Univesity of Oxford. Cecilia Robustelli is Professor of Italian Linguistics at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia.