Product Description Recognized internationally as the most authoritative and comprehensive guide to contemporary Spanish for English speakers, A New Reference Grammar of Modern Spanish is an accessible, jargon-free guide to the forms and structures of Spanish as it is currently spoken and written. Examples from contemporary sources from throughout the Spanish-speaking world are used to illustrate grammatical points. Levels of usage--formal, familiar, colloquial, and popular--are indicated, and regional differences in usage are highlighted. This edition has been updated and revised to include the latest findings of the Royal Spanish Academy. From the Back Cover Author: Butt ISBN: 0071440496 Category: Language/Spanish Trim Size: 6 3/4 x 9 1/2 UPC: 639785387497 Price: $32.95 [category] Language/Spanish "A New Reference Grammar of Modern Spanish is an essential reference tool for all interested in the Spanish language. The most extensive and accurate single-volume comprehensive source of information on contemporary Spanish language currently in existence in the English language." --George DeMello, Professor of Hispanic Linguistics, University of Iowa "Although I have several Spanish grammar reference texts in my collection, A New Reference Grammar of Modern Spanish is the one I reach for first. I find it to be not only comprehensive, but very user friendly." --Patricia Seaver, Assistant Professor of Spanish, State University of New York (SUNY) A New Reference Grammar of Modern Spanish is internationally known as the standard English-language reference grammar for the Spanish language. This bestselling resource has provided teachers and language learners with a comprehensive, accessible, and jargon-free guide to the forms and structures of Spanish as it is currently spoken and written in Spain and in across Latin America. Each grammar concept is introduced by a thorough explanation, including helpful information on the level of usage (formal, familiar, colloquial, and popular) and regional use. Examples from contemporary sources--such as the Internet, magazines, and newspapers--illustrate each point and clarify the nuances of current usage. Newly updated throughout, this revised edition includes: The latest findings on Spanish usage from the Royal Spanish Academy--not found in other grammars Fresh example sentences featuring the differences between Spanish and Latin American Spanish A new page layout, with more tables and summary sections, to make grammar explanations even more accessible A glossary of grammatical terms John Butt is emeritus Professor of Hispanic Studies, King's College, London. Carmen Benjamin is a former lecturer in Hispanic Studies at King's College, London. About the Author John Butt (United Kingdom) is professor emeritus of Hispanic studies, King's College, London. Carmen Benjamin (United Kingdom) is a former lecturer in Hispanic studies at King's College, London.