A Practical Grammar of Contemporary Italian, 3rd Edition
Routledge – 2015 – 484 pages
Series: Routledge Concise Grammars
Soluzioni: A Practical Grammar of Contemporary Italian comprises an engaging reference grammar with related exercises in one volume.
Using an appealing visual layout, Soluzioni explains the main topics of modern Italian grammar in clear and concise language. Real language examples and plenty of varied and imaginative exercises show how grammar works in practice. No prior knowledge of linguistic terminology is required.
This new and third edition has been fully revised and updated throughout and continues the accessible methodology and focus on contemporary usage that has made Soluzioni the clearest and most comprehensive pedagogical grammar available on the market today. More attention has been paid to the link between grammar and communicative functions, and those between grammar, context and register, and there has been expanded coverage of key areas of difficulty such as tense usage, the subjunctive, word order, causative verbs and verbs of perception. In addition, there are many new exercises. The companion website has also been revised to offer more resources for both students and instructors.
Suitable for class use and independent study, Soluzioni is the ideal grammar reference and practice resource for all learners of Italian, from beginners to advanced students. It is particularly suitable for fast track use in ab-initio courses at university and at colleges.
Introduction 1. Nouns 2. Articles 3. Descriptive adjectives 4. Adverbs 5. Comparatives and superlatives 6. Suffixes 7. Personal pronouns 8. Possessives 9. Demonstratives 10. Interrogatives 11. Exclamations 12. Indefinites 13. Relative pronouns 14. Negatives 15. Prepositions 16. Connectives 17. Numerals and units of measurement 18. The present indicative tense 19. The future tense 20 . The past indicative tenses 21. The conditional 22. The imperative 23. Non-finite verb forms 24. The subjunctive 25. Special verb constructions 26. The passive voice and related constructions 27. Causative verbs and verbs of perception 28. Verbs and prepositions 29. Elements of syntax: Italian word order References Index
Denise De Rôme is a full time writer, broadcaster and translator and was previously Head of Italian at the University of Westminster, UK.