The Writer's Reference Guide to Spanish
By David William Foster, Daniel Altamiranda, and Carmen de Urioste University of Texas Press, 2000 Library of Congress PC4410.F68 1999 | Dewey Decimal 808.027
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 terminology.
Biblical names and allusions.
A dictionary of grammatical doubts, including usage, grammatical constructions of particular words and phrases, verbal irregularities, and gender variations.