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Modern Italian Grammar: a practical guide (2nd edition)

Proudfoot, Anna and Cardo, Francesco (2005). Modern Italian Grammar: a practical guide (2nd edition). Modern Grammars. London: Routledge.

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Abstract

This new edition of the Modern Italian Grammar is an innovative reference guide to Italian, combining traditional and function-based grammar in a single volume. With a strong emphasis on contemporary usage, all grammar points and functions are richly illustrated with examples.

Implementing feedback from users of the first edition, this text includes clearer explanations, as well as a greater emphasis on areas of particular difficulty for learners of Italian. Divided into two sections, the book covers:

traditional grammatical categories such as word order, nouns, verbs and adjectives
language functions and notions such as giving and seeking information, describing processes and results, and expressing likes, dislikes and preferences.
This is the ideal reference grammar for learners of Italian at all levels, from beginner to advanced. No prior knowledge of grammatical terminology is needed and a glossary of grammatical terms is provided. This Grammar is complemented by the Modern Italian Grammar Workbook Second Edition which features related exercises and activities.

Item Type: Authored Book
ISBN: 978-0-415-33164-7 (paperback) 978-0-415-33483-9 (hardback) 978-0-203-39727-5 (electronic)
Extra Information:
Keywords: Italian language; Textbooks for foreign speakers; Italian grammar
Academic Unit/Department: Education and Language Studies > Languages
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
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Item ID: 17099
Depositing User: Wendy Hunt
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2009 10:27
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 20:32
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/17099
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