This is an essential reference for intermediate and advanced students of Italian as well as teachers and other professional linguists seeking access to the finer nuances of the Italian language. It will enable those who have already developed a basic competence in Italian to broaden and improve their vocabulary and choose between words with similar meanings. It is the first book of Italian synonyms to be written with the needs of English speakers in mind, and is an invaluable guide to finding the right word for a given context. All entries are accompanied by English glosses and examples of usage and are graded according to speech register, indicating the degree of formality or informality for a particular word or phrase. For ease of reference, there are two indexes allowing users to locate words in either Italian or English. The book also provides additional notes on grammar and usage where necessary.
Howard Moss (University of Wales Swansea)
, Vanna Motta (University of Wales College of Cardiff)
Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication:
01 January 2000
Professional and scholarly
Introduction; Italian synonyms; Italian word-index; English word-index.
Reviews for Using Italian Synonyms
'The layout and presentation of Using Italian Synonyms is clear and uncluttered, making it an easily accessible text ... this is possibly the most comprehensive volume of its kind. Its value lies not only in the fact that it provides far more information than will normally be found in a dictionary but also it is more useful to English-speaking students than existing collections of Italian synonyms ... The concept of the volume is original, and it fills a long-yawning gap in the market of Italian language reference texts.' Tuttitalia