The Writer's Reference Guide to Spanish: The Authoritative Handbook for Writers, Editors, Translators, Students, and Scholars by David William Foster, Carmen de Urioste, Daniel Altami randa (Paperback, 2000)
Writers and editors of Spanish have long needed an authoritative guide to written language usage, similar to The MLA Style Manual and The Chicago Manual of Style. And here it is! This reference guide provides comprehensive information on how the Spanish language is copyedited for publication. The book covers these major areas: * Language basics: capitalization, word division, spelling, and punctuation.* Language conventions: abbreviations, professional and personal titles, names of organizations, and nationalities.* Bibliographic format, particularly how Spanish differs from English.* Spanish language forms of classical authors' names.* Literary and grammatical termilogy.* Linguistic termilogy.* Biblical names and allusions.* A dictionary of grammatical doubts, including usage, grammatical constructions of particular words and phrases, verbal irregularities, and gender variations.
David William Foster is Regents' Professor of Spanish and Women and Gender Studies at Arizona State University, where he also leads the Brazilian Studies Program. He is author of numerous books, including Argentine, Mexican, and Guatemalan Photography: Feminist, Queer, and Post-Masculinist Perspectives, Queer Issues in Contemporary Latin American Cinema, Mexico City in Contemporary Mexican Cinema, and Gay and Lesbian Themes in Latin American Writing. Daniel Altamiranda has taught at the Universidad de Buenos Aires and Arizona State University. Carmen de Urioste is Professor of Spanish at Arizona State University.
Carmen de Urioste, Daniel Altami randa, David William Foster