Modern Italian Grammar: A Practical Guide (Routledge Modern Grammar)
Routledge | ISSN 0415098491 | 1997-02-12 | PDF | 440 Pages | 1 Mb
The latest addition to the Routledge Modern Grammar series, Modern Italian Grammar is an innovative reference guide to Italian that combines traditional and function-based grammar in a single volume. Its format is easily accessible and example-driven throughout. Divided into two parts, the shorter section covers traditional grammatical categories such as word order, nouns, verbs, and adjectives. The larger section is carefully organized around language functions, including giving and seeking information; putting actions into context; expressing likes, dislikes and preferences; and comparing objects and actions.
All grammar points and functions are richly illustrated and information is provided on register and relevant cultural background. The authors emphasize contemporary usage and pay particular attention to indexing and cross-referencing across the two sections. No prior knowledge of grammatical terminology is required and a glossary of terms is provided.