Spanish/English Contrasts A Course in Spanish Linguistics

ISBN-10: 0878403817
ISBN-13: 9780878403813
Edition: 2nd 2002 (Revised)
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Description: A text in language and linguistics which is a one-volume description of the Spanish language and its differences from English, this book ranges from pronunciation and grammar to word meaning, language use and social and dialectical variation.

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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
Publication date: 8/15/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 408
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.540

A text in language and linguistics which is a one-volume description of the Spanish language and its differences from English, this book ranges from pronunciation and grammar to word meaning, language use and social and dialectical variation.

M. Stanley Whitley is professor of Spanish and linguistics at Wake Forest University. He is the author of Spanish/English Contrasts: A Course in Spanish Linguistics, Second Edition and coauthor of Pronouncing English: A Stress-Based Approach with CD-ROM.

Preface to the second edition
General introduction: Language and interlanguage
Language, lects, and linguistics
Comparing and contrasting languages
Interlanguage and sources of problems
The limits of linguistics in language teaching
Phonology
Introduction to phonology
Phonology vs. orthography
Review of phonetics
Phonemes, allophones, and rules
Phonemes and examples
Phonemes
Comparing systems
Consonants
Vowels and diphthongs
The combining of phonemes into syllables and words
Phonemic vs. orthographic representation
Notes for chapter 2
Exercises for chapter 2
Phonological rules
Types of rules: Categorical and variable, general and dialectal
Spanish rules
English rules
Order of difficulty: Ranking phonological problems
Notes for chapter 3
Exercises for chapter 3
Stress and intonation
Suprasegmentals
Stress
Intonation
Notes for chapter 4
Exercises for chapter 4
Grammar
Basic notions of grammatical description
The grammar of language
Morphology: Morphemes, allomorphs, and rules
Syntax: Word order, constituency, and function
Grammaticality
Verb morphology
Verb forms and their nomenclature
Spanish finite verb forms
English finite verb forms and modals
Nonfinites and compound forms
Verb + verb and auxiliaries
Notes for chapter 6
Exercises for chapter 6
Tense and mood
Approaches to tense and mood
The tense system of Spanish and English
The contributions of auxiliaries
Mood: Indicative vs. subjunctive
Notes for chapter 7
Exercises for chapter 7
Noun phrase syntax and morphology
Nouns and noun phrases
Functions of noun phrases with verbs
Noun morphology
Modifiers in the noun phrase
NP without N
Notes for chapter 8
Exercises for chapter 8
Pronouns
Pronouns as proforms
Nonreflexive pronouns
Variation in the pronoun system
Reflexives
The syntax of pronouns
Notes for chapter 9
Exercises for chapter 9
Adverbs, prepositions, and conjunctions
The uninflected words
Lexical relationships
Analysis and classification
Semantic problems
Lexically or grammatically fixed usage
More on the verb connection: Particles and direction/manner
Notes for chapter 10
Exercises for chapter 10
Word order and constituency
Rules of syntax
Phrase structure rules
From deep to surface structure
The meaning of Spanish word order
Notes for chapter 11
Exercises for chapter 11
Questions, negations, passives, and commands
Simple affirmative active declarative sentences
Questions
Negating and disagreeing
Passive and related structures
Commands
Notes for chapter 12
Exercises for chapter 12
Complex sentences
Compound vs. complex sentences
Noun clauses
Adverbial clauses
Relative clauses
Comparative sentences
Complex sentences: General summary
Notes for chapter 13
Exercises for chapter 13
Beyond grammar
Introduction to the study of words and usage
What it means to know a word
An example: The meaning of compadre
The ranges of usage and meaning
Words and their meanings
The lexicon
Derivational morphology
Cognates: True friends, or false?
Dialect differences in vocabulary
Different lexicons, different meanings
Idioms
Notes for chapter 15
Exercises for chapter 15
Language knowledge and language use
Linguistic and communicative competence
The pragmatics of the speaker-hearer relation
Proverbs and other cultural allusions
Communicative functions in discourse
Aptitude and attitude in language learning and use
Notes for chapter 16
Exercises for chapter 16
English/Spanish glossary of linguistic terminology
Phonological index
References
General index

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