Modern Italian Grammar: A Practical Guide by Anna ProudfootModern Italian Grammar: A Practical Guide by Anna Proudfoot

Modern Italian Grammar: A Practical Guide

byAnna Proudfoot, Francesco CardoEditorAnna Proudfoot

Paperback | April 12, 2012

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This new edition of theModern Italian Grammaris 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 theModern Italian Grammar Workbook Second Editionwhich features related exercises and activities.

Anna Proudfoot was born in Scotland but spent large parts of her life in Italy. After graduating from London University, she taught Italian in adult, higher and further education, in Cambridge, London, California, and Oxford. She is Senior Lecturer in Italian at Oxford Brookes University. Her special interests are in developing materia...
Title:Modern Italian Grammar: A Practical GuideFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 9.4 × 6.8 × 1 inPublished:April 12, 2012Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415671868

ISBN - 13:9780415671866

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Table of Contents

Introduction  How to use this book  Glossary  Part A Structures  Part B Functions  Appendix I: Spelling and pronunciation  Appendix II: Regular verb forms  Appendix III: Irregular verb forms  Appendix IV: Verbs and prepositions  Appendix V: Sequence of tenses  Index

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