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by Anna Lepschy

The Italian Language Today epub ebook

Author: Anna Lepschy
Category: Humanities
Language: English
Publisher: New Amsterdam Books; 2nd edition (April 21, 1998)
Pages: 260 pages
ISBN: 0941533220
ISBN13: 978-0941533225
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 177
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will be an essential part of the linguistics formation of every Italianist

will be an essential part of the linguistics formation of every Italianist. Giulio Lepschy was born in Venice and studied in universities all over Europe. He is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Reading, and has traveled to North America as a visiting professor. His wife Anna Laura Lepschy has recently retired from her position as a professor at University College, London, and now travels with him as a visiting professor.

a truly authoritative short Italian grammar.

Giulio Lepschy was born in Venice and studied in universities all over Europe.

The book concentrates on contemporary usage and will enable the reader to understand and use appropriately a wide range of expressions, characterized where necessary according to their level of formality or their regional nature.

Book digitized by Google from the library of Harvard University and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb. Includes bibliographical references (p. -249) and index.

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By: Anna Laura Lepschy; Giulio Lepschy. Reflowable eTextbooks do not maintain the layout of a traditional bound book. Publisher: New Amsterdam Books. Print ISBN: 9780941533225, 0941533220. Reflowable eTextbooks may also contain embedded audio, video, or interactive components in addition to Bookshelf's standard study tools.

by Anna Laura Lepschy, Guilio Lepschy.

First Published in 1988.

Lepschy, Anna Laura was born on November 30, 1933 in Turin, Italy. Daughter of Arnaldo Dante and Gemma Celestina (Segre) Momigliano.

The authors present the Italian language not as it is prescribed in grammars and dictionaries, but as it is actually written and spoken.
Reviews (6)
Justie
This book is not an easy read. It is also a book that English speakers will have some issues to understand and follow with examples of what really Italian grammar is today . This book is not for students and there are a lot of highly technical details that can be confused for someone who does not know Italian well. I do not think is a book for beginners or anybody who has a knowledge of some Italian however it is well done .

Painbrand
This is indeed a comprehensive and authoritative work on Italian grammar; however, it is not for the casual learner. There are a lot of highly technical minutiae geared toward a reader with advanced education in language or linguistics. Be prepared to put in some serious concentration time to fully appreciate what is in here, otherwise, you may have to select and concentrate on only the parts you can handle. I do not think that this one is for beginners but it is well done.

Waiso
This book is deep into linguistics, not an easy read for the non-expert. However it is clear on how modern Italian has developed and its relationship with the many dialects within Italy. It was very helpful to me for a deeper understanding of Italian.

Damand
Nor what I wanted...I was hoping for a modern book on how Latin became italian...written on an academic level...not for beginning students in italian..

Nuadora
This book is simply amazing, but the target audience for a book of this type would be students with a good grounding in Italian grammar - intermediate/advanced student. I don't think that simply having a good dictionary and this book is going to make you fluent. Language learning requires more than just your eyes - you need to engage your ear and your mouth too.

My main quarrel with this book is that it is written like a novel. It needs more examples that demonstrates the points that they are trying to make. Sometimes the authors gloss over certain aspects of grammar that could be expounded upon.

So what makes it amazing? The authors of this book touch on some advanced language topics that you'll not find anywhere else. Part I of the book will probably not be helpful to the casual learner and probably very few people will probably get any enjoyment out of it. Part 2 of the book is where the real 'meat' lies and is what makes this book so amazing. So if you're looking to sharpen your grammar skills and improve your understanding of Italian grammar, then study well Part 2 of this book. It is simply invaluable.

Hopefully this book will be updated with a third edition in the near future!

Beahelm
This book is full of incorrect data:
1. The author claims that that there are only 5 vowels in Italian, which is not true, 5-vowel-system is dialectal, used only in some dialects like Romagnolo.

2. Furthermore, she says -''The Northern form'' has prestige- which is not true. The standard language is based on the Roman pronunciation of the Tuscan dialect (-lingua toscana in bocca romana-), and it is the accent used by Italian national TV (RAI). Northern accents are not representative of standard Italian, Northeners write incorrectly perchè, ventitrè (indicating their local open-vowel pronunciation) instead of standard spellings perché, ventitré (é indicates closed e).

3. When you learn English, you aim for standard pronunciation (RP in British English and General American for US English) you don't opt for dialectal or slangy accents like East Anglian, Brooklyn or Valley Girl / Surfers Dude English. The same should be done when trying to learn Italian. Watch RAI television, and listen to the singers from Rome and Tuscany, you'll have impeccable pronunciation then. And no, Milanese is NOT standard Italian accent, they pronounce open and closed vowel incorrectly, and don't even bother with le doppie (double consonants, they pronounce them as if they were spelled as single consonants).

4. For more information on Italian pronunciation google for CANIPA or Luciano Canepari, you'll get to a nice site to master your pronunciation.

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