Using Spanish: A Guide to Contemporary Usage

Using Spanish: A Guide to Contemporary Usage

by R.E.Batchelor (Author), C . J . Pountain (Author)

Synopsis

This 2005 book 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.

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 334
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 20 Aug 1992

ISBN 10: 0521269873
ISBN 13: 9780521269872
Book Overview: This is a guide to Spanish usage for those who have already acquired the basics of the language and wish to extend their knowlege.

Media Reviews
'... a splendid addition to the reference shelf of any teacher or advanced student of Spanish ... Using Spanish is so helpful, so clear - so interesting - that it is set to become a classic reference work for all English speaking students of the language.' Association for Language Learning
Using Spanish is an excellent resource for both students and teachers of Spanish as a foreign language. The Georgetown Journal of Languages and Linguistics
In short, Batchelor and Pountain are to be commended for having provided a reference tool which is particularly useful, given its contemporaneity, clarity and attention to sociolinguistic phenomena. Charles Maurice Cherry, Canadian Modern Language Review