Using Italian: A Guide to Contemporary Usage

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Reviewing key points, this guide to Italian usage is intended for students who have acquired the basics of the language and wish to extend their fluency and confidence. It pays special attention to those areas of vocabulary and grammar which cause the most difficulty to English-speakers, and consideration is given throughout to questions of style and register. The text will be an essential reference for learners seeking access to the finer nuances of the Italian language.

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This is a guide to Italian usage for students who have acquired the basics of the language and wish to extend their fluency and confidence. Reviewing all key points, it gives special attention to those areas of vocabulary and grammar which cause most difficulty to English-speakers. Careful consideration is given throughout to questions of style and register, so essential for effective communication. Clear, readable and easy to consult, this is an essential reference for learners seeking access to the finer nuances of the Italian language.

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J. J. Kinder is Associate Professor of Italian at the Department of European Language and Studies, University of Western Australia. He has published widely on the Italian language spoken by migrants and their children.

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