Catalan: A Comprehensive Grammar
Routledge – 1999 – 656 pages
Series: Routledge Comprehensive Grammars
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.
* 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.
'Unprecedented in scope and detail, it stands high above most of its predecessors for its linguistic perception and scholarly authority.' - Languages and Literature
'… where the work most clearly stands out is in the quantity, variety, naturalness and reliability of the examples, the acid test for such manuals.' - Joan Solà, Bulletin of Hispanic Studies