A Reference Grammar of Modern Italian
This new Italian reference grammar provides students, teachers and others interested in the Italian language with a comprehensive, accessible and ... Show synopsis This new 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 structure of Italian.Whatever their level of knowledge of the language, students 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 archaizing 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 find quickly the information they require, and also stimulates them to discover new, related facts. Careful explanations of technical terms are given and grammatical points are always extensively exemplified, relating them to equivalent structures in English. The result is the most detailed reference guide to the structure of modern Italian available in English.