Author: Jose Ignacio Hualde

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136899715

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 484

View: 1455

First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Catalan: A Comprehensive Grammar

Author: Max Wheeler,Alan Yates,Nicolau Dols

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134960921

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 656

View: 4897

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. Features include: * 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.


An Essential Grammar

Author: Nicolau Dols,Richard Mansell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317415213

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 244

View: 6515

Catalan: An Essential Grammar is a concise and convenient guide to the basic grammatical structure of Catalan. Presenting a fresh and accessible description of the language, this engaging Grammar uses clear explanations and sets out the complexities of Catalan in short, readable sections clarified by examples. Quick reference overviews are also provided in the appendix. ? Catalan: An Essential Grammar is the ideal reference grammar for all learners of Catalan, whether class-based or independent, looking to progress beyond beginner level.

The Catalan Clitic System

A Diachronic Perspective on its Syntax and Phonology

Author: Susann Fischer

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110892502

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 266

View: 524

The book is a qualitative and quantitative investigation into the Catalan clitic system from Old to Modern Catalan. Building on the Minimalist Program, the author shows that a number of facts about Old Romance clitic placement that previously have either not been accounted for or have received unsatisfactory treatment can be explained in a principled way once a strict division of labor between syntax and phonology is adopted.

Catalan Cuisine

Vivid Flavors from Spain's Mediterranean Coast

Author: Colman Andrews

Publisher: Harvard Common Press

ISBN: 9781558323292

Category: Cooking

Page: 332

View: 693

Noting how Catalan techniques are being increasingly implemented by some of the world's top chefs, an introduction to its traditions explains how to achieve unexpectedly flavorful results through unusual combinations, in a volume that contains two hundred recipes. Reprint.

A Catalan handbook

curs de català per a estrangers

Author: Alan Yates,Toni Ibarz

Publisher: L'Abadia de Montserrat

ISBN: 9788484152071

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 287

View: 4738


Catalan Review

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Catalonia (Spain)

Page: N.A

View: 353


Postwar Catalan Poetry

Author: David Rosenthal

Publisher: Bucknell University Press

ISBN: 9780838751787

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 128

View: 8983

In Postwar Catalan Poetry, Rosenthal's translations offer North American readers a chance to follow the evolution of this literary form over the last fifty years.

The Architect of Modern Catalan

Selected Writings

Author: Pompeu Fabra

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027232644

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

View: 3007

Pompeu Fabra (1868-1948) is renowned as the person who reformed and codified modern Catalan, giving it the condition of a normativised language of culture that proved fit to meet all the challenges of the twentieth century. The context in which he worked was defined by the ideology and momentum of a dynamic Catalan nationalism emerging out of the nineteenth-century cultural revival movement, energies which have continued to affect politics in the Spanish state through to the present. The imposing corpus of Fabra's writings —newspaper articles, lectures and papers, various grammars and the redaction of the official dictionary of Catalan— covered all aspects of the normativisation and the social normalisation of a rejuvenated national language. His work was, moreover, abreast of the most advanced developments in the newly emerging discipline of modern linguistics.The present volume was conceived in response to expressions of disappointment that the figure and the intellectual contributions of Pompeu Fabra have remained virtually unrecognised internationally. Some rectification of this situation is offered by this first ever translation into English of a representative selection of his writings, accompanied by the first substantial study on him in that language. In this way his work should be made much more accessible to the international community of linguists and of specialists in various branches of the social sciences, for whom Fabra's exclusive dedication to Catalan retains great relevance.

Catalan Women Writers and Artists

Revisionist Views from a Feminist Space

Author: Kathryn A. Everly

Publisher: Bucknell University Press

ISBN: 9780838755303

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 234

View: 3801

Through a close textual analyses of the work of Merce Rodoreda, Remedios Varo, Montserrat Roig, and Carme Riera, this study isolates that which defines a distinctly female narrative voice in Catalan art and literature. From the success of Catalan surrealism, through the destructive years of the Spanish Civil War and to the new beginnings of post-Franco liberation, these writers and artists represent the struggles of women throughout the second half of the twentieth century.

Catalan Numbers with Applications

Author: Thomas Koshy

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 019533454X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 422

View: 1706

This book presents a clear and comprehensive introduction to one of the truly fascinating topics in mathematics: Catalan numbers. They crop up in chess, computer programming and even train tracks. In addition to lucid descriptions of the mathematics and history behind Catalan numbers, Koshy includes short biographies of the prominent mathematicians who have worked with the numbers.

Sentential Form and Prosodic Structure of Catalan

Author: Ingo Feldhausen

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027287597

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 285

View: 3182

This monograph presents an experimental and theoretical inquiry into the role of sentential form and variation in the prosodic structure of Catalan. The empirical section examines intonational phrasing across sentence forms, including SVO structures with either nominal or sentential objects and structures involving clitic left- and right-dislocations. The results show variation in phrasing that depends on syntactic factors and non-syntactic factors such as topic-hood and prosodic binarity. The theoretical section uses Stochastic Optimality Theory to model the variation and frequency distributions associated with the observed prosodic patterns. Various syntactic and non-syntactic factors are represented by alignment constraints, which play a major role in Catalan, and by constraints that limit size and those that limit the overall amount of prosodic structure. This study represents a combined approach to prosody and syntax and is of particular relevance for theoretical and empirical linguists interested in the relationship between these domains both in Catalan and other languages.

Catalan Numbers

Author: Richard P. Stanley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107075092

Category: Mathematics

Page: 216

View: 8897

Catalan numbers are probably the most ubiquitous sequence of numbers in mathematics. This book gives for the first time a comprehensive collection of their properties and applications to combinatorics, algebra, analysis, number theory, probability theory, geometry, topology, and other areas. Following an introduction to the basic properties of Catalan numbers, the book presents 214 different kinds of objects counted by them in the form of exercises with solutions. The reader can try solving the exercises or simply browse through them. Some 68 additional exercises with prescribed difficulty levels present various properties of Catalan numbers and related numbers, such as Fuss-Catalan numbers, Motzkin numbers, Schröder numbers, Narayana numbers, super Catalan numbers, q-Catalan numbers and (q,t)-Catalan numbers. The book ends with a history of Catalan numbers by Igor Pak and a glossary of key terms. Whether your interest in mathematics is recreation or research, you will find plenty of fascinating and stimulating facts here.

The Pragmatics of Catalan

Author: Lluís Payrató,Josep Maria Cots

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110238691

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 397

View: 3428

This book aims to disseminate at an international level a set of innovative studies whose descriptive and applied point of reference is the Catalan language. The volume constitutes a significant contribution to the field of intercultural pragmatics and also to a broad range of grammatical and cognitive issues which have been approached from the pragmatic perspective.

Complete Catalan Beginner to Intermediate Course

Learn to read, write, speak and understand a new language with Teach Yourself

Author: Alan Yates,Anna Poch

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444133837

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 320

View: 2432

- You can purchase the book and double CD as a pack (ISBN: 9781444105650) - The double CD is also sold separately (ISBN: 9781444105667) (copy and paste the ISBN number into the search bar to find these products) Are you looking for a complete course in Catalan which takes you effortlessly from beginner to confident speaker? Whether you are starting from scratch, or are just out of practice, Complete Catalan will guarantee success! Now fully updated to make your language learning experience fun and interactive. You can still rely on the benefits of a top language teacher and our years of teaching experience, but now with added learning features within the course and online. The course is structured in thematic units and the emphasis is placed on communication, so that you effortlessly progress from introducing yourself and dealing with everyday situations, to using the phone and talking about work. By the end of this course, you will be at Level B2 of the Common European Framework for Languages: Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features: NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. GRAMMAR TIPS Easy-to-follow building blocks to give you a clear understanding. USEFUL VOCABULARY Easy to find and learn, to build a solid foundation for speaking. DIALOGUES Read and listen to everyday dialogues to help you speak and understand fast. PRONUNCIATION Don't sound like a tourist! Perfect your pronunciation before you go. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at: to give you a richer understanding of the culture and history of Catalonia. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

Reviving Catalan at School

Challenges and Instructional Approaches

Author: Prof. Joaquim Arnau

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1783090278

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

View: 8957

This book presents a comprehensive picture of languages and schools in Catalan-speaking countries, making much of the information available in English for the first time. The chapters examine multiple aspects of the language situation in these countries, including: the recovery of Catalan in schools; the position and status of the majority languages (English and Spanish); language-in-education policies in a multilingual, multicultural context; the possibility of multilingual competence; and the successes and failures of instructional processes.

Colloquial Catalan (eBook And MP3 Pack)

A Complete Course for Beginners

Author: Alexander Ibarz,Toni Ibarz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134567537

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 310

View: 6348

Colloquial Catalan provides a step-by-step course in Catalan as it is written and spoken today. Combining a user-friendly approach with a thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Catalan in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language is required. Key features include: • progressive coverage of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills • structured, jargon-free explanations of grammar • an extensive range of focused and stimulating exercises • realistic and entertaining dialogues covering a broad variety of scenarios • useful vocabulary lists throughout the text • additional resources available at the back of the book, including a full answer key, a grammar summary and bilingual glossaries Balanced, comprehensive and rewarding, Colloquial Catalan will be an indispensable resource both for independent learners and students taking courses in Catalan. Course components: The complete course comprises the book and audio materials. These are available to purchase separately in paperback, ebook, CD and MP3 format. The paperback and CDs can also be purchased together in the great-value Colloquials pack. Paperback: 978-0-415-23412-2 (please note this does not include the audio) CDs : 978-0-415-30256-2 eBook: 978-0-203-64125-5 (available to purchase separately from Please note this does not include the audio) MP3s: 978-0-415-47100-8 (available to purchase separately from Pack : 978-0-415-44203-9 (paperback and CDs) For the eBook and MP3 pack, please find instructions on how to access the supplementary content for this title in the Prelims section.

Fibonacci and Catalan Numbers

An Introduction

Author: Ralph Grimaldi

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118159764

Category: Mathematics

Page: 380

View: 2890

Discover the properties and real-world applications of theFibonacci and the Catalan numbers With clear explanations and easy-to-follow examples, Fibonacciand Catalan Numbers: An Introduction offers a fascinating overviewof these topics that is accessible to a broad range of readers. Beginning with a historical development of each topic, the bookguides readers through the essential properties of the Fibonaccinumbers, offering many introductory-level examples. The authorexplains the relationship of the Fibonacci numbers to compositionsand palindromes, tilings, graph theory, and the Lucas numbers. The book proceeds to explore the Catalan numbers, with theauthor drawing from their history to provide a solid foundation ofthe underlying properties. The relationship of the Catalan numbersto various concepts is then presented in examples dealing withpartial orders, total orders, topological sorting, graph theory,rooted-ordered binary trees, pattern avoidance, and the Narayananumbers. The book features various aids and insights that allow readersto develop a complete understanding of the presented topics,including: Real-world examples that demonstrate the application of theFibonacci and the Catalan numbers to such fields as sports, botany,chemistry, physics, and computer science More than 300 exercises that enable readers to explore many ofthe presented examples in greater depth Illustrations that clarify and simplify the concepts Fibonacci and Catalan Numbers is an excellent book for courseson discrete mathematics, combinatorics, and number theory,especially at the undergraduate level. Undergraduates will find thebook to be an excellent source for independent study, as well as asource of topics for research. Further, a great deal of thematerial can also be used for enrichment in high schoolcourses.

The Origins of Catalan Nationalism, 1770-1898

Author: A. Smith

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137354496

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 7799

This book looks at the reasons behind the emergence of a Catalan nationalist movement from the late 1880s, one of the most important developments that took place in nineteenth-century Spain, with the 'Catalan question' thereafter never far from the centre of the Spanish political stage.