The present volume is the second, fully revised and enlarged edition of Comparing Italian and English: an Introduction, published in 2004. New features include: a reorganisation of the content in Part I, new materials, updated references and further reading. Based on current trends in Contrastive Linguistics, it introduces aims, scope and methods of contrastive research, and compares Italian and English in selected areas at all linguistic levels. Comparison concerns both language system and language usage, taking into account situational, cultural and discursive aspects. This book is designed to serve as a coursebook for students attending courses in "English language and translation" in degree programmes. It can also be an introduction for all those who are involved in contrastive research, or are going to start a contrastive project. The user-friendly presentation of notions and data allows the reader to approach the subject matter with ease. Unique in Italy, the book combines descriptive thoroughness, clarity of style and wide coverage of linguistic phenomena.
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|data pubblicazione: ||Novembre 2012|