Using Spanish: A Guide to Contemporary Usage by R. E. BatchelorUsing Spanish: A Guide to Contemporary Usage by R. E. Batchelor

Using Spanish: A Guide to Contemporary Usage

byR. E. Batchelor, C. J. Pountain

Paperback | November 7, 2005

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Unlike conventional grammars, this guide to Spanish usage, for students with basic knowledge, focuses on areas of vocabulary and grammar causing the most difficulty to English speakers. The new edition has been extensively revised and updated to emphasize Latin-American (particularly Mexican) usage. Significantly expanded vocabulary sections now include examples which contextualize each word or expression. Finally, some completely new material has been added on semi-technical vocabulary and Anglicisms. First Edition Hb (1992) 0-521-42123-3 First Edition Pb (1992) 0-521-26987-3
Ronald E. Batchelor has now retired from the University of Nottingham, where he taught French and Spanish for 40 years.
Title:Using Spanish: A Guide to Contemporary UsageFormat:PaperbackDimensions:502 pages, 9.37 × 6.65 × 1.02 inPublished:November 7, 2005Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521004810

ISBN - 13:9780521004817


Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Passages illustrating register and local variety; 3. Misleading similarities between Spanish and English; 4. Similarities between Spanish words; 5. Fields of meaning - vocabulary expansion; 6. Complex verb expressions; 7. Affective suffixes; 8. Idioms, similies and proverbs; 9. Proper names; 10. Adjectives pertaining to countries and towns; 11. Abbreviations; 12. Latin expressions; 13. Anglicisms; 14. Grammatical terms; 15. Interjections; 16. Fillers; 17. Transition words; 18. Numerals; 19. Measurements; 20. Semi-technical vocabulary; 21. Gender; 22. Number; 23. Word order; 24. Prepositions; 25. Prepositional constructions with verbs, nouns and adjectives; 26. Constructions with verbs of movement; 27. Negation; 28. Use of tenses; 29. Periphrastic verb-forms; 30. Modal auxiliaries; 31. The subjunctive; 32. 'ser' and 'estar'; 33. Pronouns; 34. The reflexive; 35. Comparison; 36. Usage with names of countries.