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Learning French from Spanish and Spanish from French : a short guide / Patricia V. Lunn and Anita Jon Alkhas.

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  • ISBN: 9781626164253
  • ISBN: 1626164258
  • ISBN: 9781626164550
  • ISBN: 162616455X
  • Physical Description: xviii, 138 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Washington, DC : Georgetown University Press, [2017]

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Formatted Contents Note: ¿Cómo se pronuncia y cómo se escribe? / Comment se prononcent et s'écrivent les mots? -- Stress and accent marks -- Consonants -- Vowels -- ¿Cómo se clasifican y se describen los sustantivos? / Comment se classifient et se décrivent les noms? -- Articles -- Gender -- Number -- Demonstrative and possessive adjectives -- ¿Cómo funcionan los pronombres? / Comment s'emploient les pronoms? -- Subjects and subject pronouns -- Direct objects and direct object pronouns -- Indirect objects and indirect object pronouns -- Reflexive pronouns -- Pronoun order -- Relative pronouns -- Demonstrative pronouns -- Forms of address -- ¿Cómo se conjugan y se interpretan los verbos? / Comment se conjuguent et s'interprètent les verbes? -- Conjugation -- Tense : timeframe of events -- Aspect : perspective on events -- Mood : evaluation of events -- Voice : causation of events -- Ser and estar in Spanish -- ¿Cómo se estructuran las frases? / Comment se structurent les phrases? -- Questions -- Negation -- Commands -- Word order -- ¿Cómo se clasifican las palabras? / Comment se classifient les mots? -- Adverbs -- Prepositions -- Cognates and false cognates -- Loanwords -- Derived words -- ¿Cuál es la lengua más difícil? / Quelle langue est la plus difficile? -- Answer key -- Parallel texts -- Verb conjugation charts -- Glossary.
Summary, etc.: All human languages have some things in common, but certain languages--because of their shared history--have a great deal in common. Those commonalities can help a learner proficient in one of a pair of related languages learn the second language more quickly. This book will serve as a catalyst for adult English speakers who have learned either Spanish or French as an L2 and wish to learn the other language as an L3. The manual takes advantage of the fact that learners with intermediate proficiency in an L2 are used to thinking consciously about language, know themselves as language learners, and can capitalize on what they know about one language to understand the other. The manual contains seven chapters that present concise and linguistically accurate descriptions of the paired languages, provide targeted exercises with answer keys, and give many examples of each principle. Audio files help with pronunciation. Parallel texts are short readings that help illustrate contrasts and similarities. The book aims to accelerate the work of third-language learning for students, travelers, and budding multilinguals.
Language Note: Text in English with some French and some Spanish.
Subject: Language transfer (Language learning)
Similarity (Language learning)
French language > Study and teaching.
Spanish language > Study and teaching.
Language and languages > Study and teaching.

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