"Comprehensive this indeed is, with frequent attention to substandard, variant and regional usages, to developments currently observable, and of course to the language of Spanish–speaking America. The exposition is admirably organized with clear typefaces on uncluttered pages, and is mercifully jargon–free so as to be accessible to all categories of user." –– Colin Smith, Emeritus Professor of Spanish, University of Cambridge " A Comprehensive Spanish Grammar is an excellent reference book which I can wholeheartedly recommend for use by English–speaking users of Spanish, including those teaching it as a foreign language. This book is well worth acquiring for a variety of categories of English–speaking people who are mastering or have mastered the basics of Spanish." –– Neile A. Kirk, University of Melbourne, Australia
From the Back Cover
This is a much–needed, definitive grammar for all students of Spanish. Balancing a respect for established tradition with an awareness of current usage, A Comprehensive Spanish Grammar is both authoritative and stimulating in its approach. The book covers topics from basic pronunciation and the use of the noun, to particular problem areas, such as difficulties with verbs and word order. Grammar points are explained and amplified using examples from literary sources and the contemporary press. Throughout the book, attention is paid to regional diversity within the language, and in, particular, to Latin–American variations. A Comprehensive Sapnish Grammar would be welcomed by all students seeking coverage of the full range of modern–day Spanish.
About the Author
Jacques de Bruyne is Charles V Professor of Spanish at Rijksuniversiteit Gent and a Corresponding Member of the Royal Spanish Academy. Christopher J. Pountain is University Lecturer in Romance Philology at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Queens′ College.