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Catalan : A Comprehensive Grammar - Max Wheeler


A Comprehensive Grammar

Hardcover Published: 5th August 1999
ISBN: 9780415207775
Number Of Pages: 656

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Catalan: A Comprehensive Grammar is a complete reference guide to modern Catalan grammar, presenting an accessible and systematic description of the modern language. It is the only comprehensive grammar of the language available in English
The Grammar reflects the current reality of Catalan by acknowledging regional diversity and features Balearic and Valencian varieties alongside the language used in the Barcelona region.
The combined specialist knowledge of the author team ensures a balanced coverage of modern Catalan.
Features include:
* comprehensive coverage of all parts of speech
* a wealth of authentic examples illustrating language points
* attention to areas of particular difficulty for those whose first language is English
* full cross-referencing
* detailed index.

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xvii
Noun Phrase Constituentsp. 1
Gender of Nounsp. 3
Plural of Nouns and Formation of Derived Nounsp. 30
Articlesp. 43
Adjectivesp. 71
Comparisonp. 95
Demonstrativesp. 106
Possessivesp. 114
Miscellaneous Adjectives and Pronouns (Quantifiers and Indefinites)p. 121
Nominalizations Via Articlesp. 143
Numeralsp. 150
Personal Pronouns (stressed)p. 160
Pronominal Clitics (Weak Object Pronouns)p. 167
Adverbs, Prepositions, and Conjunctionsp. 219
Adverbs and Adverbialsp. 221
Prepositionsp. 242
Conjunctionsp. 268
Verbsp. 281
Morphology of the Verbp. 283
Use of Indicative (Non-Continuous) Verb Formsp. 340
Progressive Constructions and Other Verbal Periphrasesp. 363
The Subjunctivep. 373
The Infinitivep. 393
Participlesp. 407
The Gerundp. 416
Pronominal Verbsp. 427
Sentence Types: Simple and Complexp. 447
Interjections and Ideophonesp. 449
Simple Sentences and Grammatical Relationsp. 458
Negationp. 474
Interrogation and Exclamationp. 486
Imperative Utterancesp. 501
Passive and Impersonal Sentencesp. 505
Copular Sentences (ser, Estar, Etc.)p. 521
Relative Clausesp. 532
Complement Clausesp. 550
Adverbial Clausesp. 557
Conditional Sentencesp. 575
Information Structure and Word Orderp. 589
Cleft Sentencesp. 591
Word Orderp. 599
Spelling, Accent Rules, and Punctuationp. 610
Further Readingp. 621
Bibliographyp. 623
Indexp. 625
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ISBN: 9780415207775
ISBN-10: 0415207770
Series: Routledge Grammars
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 656
Published: 5th August 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 17.15  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 0.98
Edition Number: 1