Introducción a la Lingüística Hispánica


Author: José Ignacio Hualde
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521513987
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 554
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Written entirely in Spanish, this is the ideal introduction to Spanish linguistics for students. Using clear explanations, it covers all the basic concepts required to study the structural aspects of the Spanish language - phonetics and phonology, morphology and syntax - as well as the history of Spanish, its dialects and linguistic variation. This second edition incorporates new features designed to enhance its usefulness for classroom teaching: chapters have been added on the sociolinguistics of Spanish in the USA, and on semantics and pragmatics. The chapter on syntax has been considerably expanded. Numerous exercises have been added throughout the book, as well as a new glossary to help with technical terms.

Introducción a la lingüística hispánica actual

teoría y práctica
Author: Javier Muñoz-Basols,Nina Moreno,Taboada Inma,Manel Lacorte
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136219676
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 546
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Introducción a la lingüística hispánica actual is the ideal introduction to Spanish linguistics for all undergraduate and postgraduate students of Spanish. No prior knowledge of linguistics is assumed as the book takes you step-by-step through all the main subfields of linguistics, both theoretical and applied. Phonology. morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, second language acquisition, history of the Spanish language, dialectology and sociolinguistics are concisely and accurately outlined providing a comprehensive foundation in the field. A comprehensive companion website provides a wealth of additional resources including further exercises to reinforce the material covered in the book, extra examples to clarify the most difficult concepts, extensive audio clips which reproduce the sounds of phonemes and allophones and sonograms. Written in a clear and accessible manner with extensive auxiliary materials, Introducción a la lingüística hispánica actual has been specially designed for students of Spanish with little or no linguistic background who need to understand the key concepts and constructs of Spanish linguistics.

Latinos in the Midwest


Author: Rubén O. Martinez
Publisher: MSU Press
ISBN: 1609172132
Category: Social Science
Page: 450
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Over the past twenty years, the Latino population in the Midwest has grown rapidly, both in urban and rural areas. As elsewhere in the country, shifting demographics in the region have given rise to controversy and mixed reception. Where some communities have greeted Latinos openly, others have been more guarded. In spite of their increasing presence, Latinos remain the most marginalized major population group in the country. In coming years, the projected growth of this population will require greater attention from policymakers concerned with helping to incorporate them into the nation’s core institutions. This eye-opening collection of essays examines the many ways in which an increase in the Latino population has impacted the Midwest—culturally, economically, educationally, and politically. Drawing on studies, personal histories, legal rulings, and other sources, this book takes an interdisciplinary approach to an increasingly important topic in American society and offers a glimpse into the nation’s demographic future.

Imagining the Passion in a Multiconfessional Castile

The Virgin, Christ, Devotions, and Images in the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries
Author: Cynthia Robinson
Publisher: Penn State Press
ISBN: 0271054107
Category: Art
Page: 466
View: 1989

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"An interdisciplinary reassessment of the creation and reception of religious imagery, and of its place in the devotional practices of Castilian Christians, situated against the broader panorama of Spanish culture in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries"--Provided by publisher.

Sandino's Daughters

Testimonies of Nicaraguan Women in Struggle
Author: Margaret Randall
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813522142
Category: History
Page: 220
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"A collection of varied and amazing lives, all bent on shaping history. Together, these experienced, undeterred Nicaraguan women offer powerful clues about a truly revolutionary and democratizing feminism."--Adrienne Rich "If it were not for writers like Margaret, how would women around the world find each other when there is such an institutional effort to keep us apart and silent? Here Margaret brings us the voice of Sandino's daughters, honoring his hat and wearing their own, wiser now, having been part of political and personal revolution."--Holly Near "Powerful, moving, and challenging. Everyone interested in decency and justice will want to read Sandino's Daughters Revisited."--Blanche Wiesen Cook Sandino's Daughters, Margaret Randall's conversations with Nicaraguan women in their struggle against the dictator Somoza in 1979, brought the lives of a group of extraordinary female revolutionaries to the American and world public. The book remains a landmark. Now, a decade later, Randall returns to interview many of the same women and others. In Sandino's Daughters Revisited, they speak of their lives during and since the Sandinista administration, the ways in which the revolution made them strong--and also held them back. Ironically, the 1990 defeat of the Sandinistas at the ballot box has given Sandinista women greater freedom to express their feelings and ideas. Randall interviewed these outspoken women from all walks of life: working-class Diana Espinoza, head bookkeeper of a employee-owned factory; Daisy Zamora, a vice minister of culture under the Sandinistas; and Vidaluz Meneses, daughter of a Somozan official, who ties her revolutionary ideals to her Catholicism. The voices of these women, along with nine others, lead us to recognize both the failed promises and continuing attraction of the Sandinista movement for women. This is a moving account of the relationship between feminism and revolution as it is expressed in the daily lives of Nicaraguan women.

Memoria y escrituras de Nicaragua. Cultura y discurso testimonial en la Revolución Sandinista.


Author: Gema D. Palazón
Publisher: Editions Publibook
ISBN: 2748353897
Category: Nicaragua
Page: 220
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El estudio de la institucionalización de la crítica testimonial por un lado y del proyecto cultural sandinista por otro permite configurar el papel del testimonio en Nicaragua en los últimos años. Tanto la crítica literaria como la política cultural sandinista delimitaron de forma muy concreta las posibilidades y el sentido que la escritura testimonial podía tener en el contexto revolucionario. ¿Pero cómo se inscribe cada voz particular en ambas tradiciones? Este trabajo trata de establecer las coordinadas precisas en que el discurso testimonial se convirtió en epicentro de la actividad intelectual sobre Centroamérica y la apropiación que la revolución sandinista hizo del mismo. En esos dos espacios se juega la construcción teórica de las posibilidades del relato testimonial y su repercusión como discurso asociado al devenir revolucionario. El hecho de que las voces disidentes con el proyecto sandinista hayan optado también por defender sus propuestas en esa modalidad discursiva sólo se explica a partir de su valor e importancia en el imaginario social de Nicaragua. A medio camino entre la investigación y la reflexión, Gema D. Palazón revela con brío la conversión del testimonio en un espacio privilegiado para la construcción de la memoria histórica en tiempos de globalización, y las implicaciones que ha tenido y sigue conservando en el panorama nicaragüense actual. Un trabajo remarcablemente conducido y documentado, apasionante tanto en el plan histórico como literario.

Seven Trees Against the Dying Light

A Bilingual Edition
Author: Pablo Antonio Cuadra
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 0810124742
Category: Poetry
Page: 85
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"Printed in Spanish with facing English translations, the poems are supplemented by an introduction with an ecocritical focus and by complete notes on botanical, historical, mythological, and sociopolitical references."--BOOK JACKET.

Homogeneidad dentro de la heterogeneidad

un estudio temático del modernismo poético latinoamericano
Author: Rigoberto Guevara
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9781433103537
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 233
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Homogeneidad dentro de la heterogeneidad: Un estudio temático del Modernismo poético latinoamericano estudia detalladamente la poesía modernista latinoamericana de más de dos decenas de poetas y con más de una centena de poemas ilustra tanto las similitudes como las vastas diferencias entre la temática modernista. Con este enfoque se combate la tan persistente actitud crítica de reducir a un par de frases lo que fue en realidad una amplia producción artística encaramada entre el tumultuoso crucero de los siglos diecinueve y veinte. Nuestro detallado enfoque en el texto poético, además, vuelve a lo que muy recientemente estaba en boga rechazar: el texto en sí. En términos de la religión y la divinidad, el amor, la existencia, la sociedad, el poeta y el arte, los modernistas siguieron en buena parte las mismas vetas temáticas que en muchos casos se contradecían; contradicciones que en realidad permean el Modernismo porque era una crisis de los artistas que buscaban expresar en el mejor verso posible una realidad que les tormentaba. Aquí encontramos a los modernistas preocupados por su realidad: la impureza del amor, la corrupción social, la injusticia económica, la indiferencia hacia el arte (especialmente la poesía), la identidad hispánica en peligro, la pérdida de la fe, la distancia entre los hombres y la divinidad, y sobre todo, una crisis existencial que los llevó a la desesperación y la búsqueda de refugio donde en muchos casos acudían a lo mismo que repudiaban: la sociedad podrida, el amor impuro, el dios menguo, el anhelo a lo material; y en fin, al escapismo. ENGLISH TRANSLATION: homogeneity within the heterogeneity: A thematic study of American modernist poetry studied in detail the Latin American modernist poetry of more than two dozen poets and more than a hundred poems illustrates both the similarities and the vast differences between the modernist theme. This approach combats so persistent critical attitude to cut a couple of sentences what it was in fact a broad artistic production perched between the tumultuous cruise of the nineteenth century and twenty. Our approach detailed in the poetic text, also returns to what it was in vogue very recently rejected the text itself. In terms of religion and divinity, love, life, society, the poet and art, the modernists remained largely the same thematic veins that often contradicted themselves; contradictions that really permeate the Modernist era because a crisis of the artists who sought to express in the best possible verse a reality that storm. Here we find the modernists are concerned about their reality: the impurity of love, social corruption, economic injustice, indifference toward the arts (especially poetry), the Hispanic identity in distress, loss of faith, the distance between Men and divinity, and above all, an existential crisis that led to despair and a search of refuge where in many cases the same thing that came to repudiate: the rotten society, love impure, the god wanes, the desire to material, and finally, to escapism.

Culturas de Espana


Author: Carmen Pereira-Muro
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1285965892
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 416
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An engaging reader, CULTURAS DE ESPAÑA, 2e offers a wealth of authentic texts and visual materials and encourages learners to think critically about the cultures of Spain. While other books present Spanish civilization as a neutral recounting of historical facts, events, and data, CULTURAS DE ESPAÑA, 2e emphasizes that history, culture, and civilization are concepts under constant construction. Its intriguing conceptual focus brings to life the history and everyday experiences that shape national identity. Prior knowledge in the target language is required. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Aura

A Novel
Author: Carlos Fuentes
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1466840048
Category: Fiction
Page: 160
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This eBook edition of Carlos Fuentes' novel includes only the English translation by Lysander Kemp. The Spanish text is not included. Felipe Montero is employed in the house of an aged widow to edit her deceased husband's memoirs. There Felipe meets her beautiful green-eyed niece, Aura. His passion for Aura and his gradual discovery of the true relationship between the young woman and her aunt propel the story to its extraordinary conclusion.

Handbook of Latin American Studies


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Latin America
Page: N.A
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Contains scholarly evaluations of books and book chapters as well as conference papers and articles published worldwide in the field of Latin American studies. Covers social sciences and the humanities in alternate years.