Giulio Lepschy, Professor of Italian, University o
...a remarkable achievment in its vast and comprehensive description of the modern Italian langauge. The degree of detail in most areas covered will make consultation of this work a rewarding experince even for the seasoned and, I would venture to say, for the native speaker of Italian too.
...this book delves skillfully into every nook and cranny of the Italian langauge.
From the Back Cover
For the final word on all aspects of Italian grammar
A Reference Grammar of Modern Italian is the authority of how the language is spoken and written in Italy and in the rest of the Italian-speaking world. Inside you will find everything you need to know to read and write in Italian confidently.
Each grammar element is clearly explained and accompanied by plentiful examples, many paired with their English equivalent. Extensive cross-referencing of topics will help you find what you need quickly and easily. With this comprehensive reference at your side, you'll find yourself reading and writing in Italian with confidence.
A Reference Grammar of Modern Italian gives you:
- Correct usage in the appropriate situationsformal, colloquial, popular, and familiar
- The latest additions to Italian vocabulary, including language dealing with e-mail and the Internet
- Examples from Italian newspapers, novels, publications, and other media so you can see exactly how the language is used today
Just some of the topics covered by this authority on Italian grammar:
Interrogative structures * Uses of verb forms * Aspects of sentence structure * Negative constructions * Conjunctions and discourse markers * Word derivation * Forms of address