Latinoamerica: su civilizacion y su cultura

Author: Eugenio Chang-Rodriguez
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1111801479
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 448
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Bring the richness and complexity of Latin American culture to life for your students, with LATINOAMÉRICA. Featuring a thematic organization supported by comprehension questions, expansion questions, timelines, chapter summaries, photos, illustrations, Internet activities, video suggestions, and maps, the text takes students on a 20-chapter tour of the progression of Latin culture-from the pre-Columbia era to Hispanics in the United States today. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Voces de Hispanoamerica

Author: Raquel Chang-Rodriguez,Malva E. Filer
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 133702600X
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 704
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VOCES DE HISPANOAMÉRICA, the market-leading anthology, features the most distinguished authors of Spanish-American literature from the pre-colonial period to the present. Introductory essays and literary selections, combined with many historical and literary references, make this text an invaluable resource. Through detailed essays that focus on each historical period, this 5th edition provides the necessary background information for you to effectively study, analyze, and evaluate literary works. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Voces de Espana

Author: Francisca Paredes-Mendez,Mark Harpring,Jose Ballesteros
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1285530241
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 720
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VOCES DE ESPAÑA, Second Edition is a literary anthology that introduces readers to the major writers and literary movements in Spain. Designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to Spanish literature, this fascinating book helps readers see the role that literature has played in shaping the nation. The completely revised second edition contains new essays and readings by contemporary authors as well as updated exercises, biographies, chronologies, and bibliographies that are intended to reflect the creation and evolution of ideas and attitudes toward Spanish identity. A specialized website includes lives links to additional resources as well as information pertaining to artwork, architecture, music, and film so that readers can see the relationship between literature and other cultural manifestations. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

España y su civilización

Author: Michael Ugarte,Francisco Ugarte,Kathleen McNerney
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 9780073385204
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 288
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This accessible introduction to the history and civilization of Spain is an excellent vehicle for introducing intermediate or advanced students to Spanish civilization and culture. The sixth edition retains the solid cultural and historical coverage from previous editions, while adding new information about contemporary Spain and new and revised writing and research topics.

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.

Civilizacion y cultura

Author: Lynn A. Sandstedt,Ralph Kite
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1133956807
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 240
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One of three volumes in the highly successful INTERMEDIATE SPANISH series, CIVILIZACIÓN Y CULTURA, Eleventh Edition, offers detailed insight into the development and perpetuation of Hispanic culture. The accompanying exercises reinforce reading, writing, and speaking skills by presenting engaging materials in a variety of formats and genres. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Panoramas literarios: Espana

Author: Beverly Kienzle,Teresa Mendez-Faith,Mary-Ann Vetterling
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 111183914X
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 544
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Designed for upper-level courses, the second edition of PANORAMAS LITERARIOS: ESPAÑA introduces students to the study of Spanish literature through representative works by major literary figures from the Middle Ages to the present. This anthology places a strong emphasis on literature of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries and includes some of the most influential and active writers today. The carefully chosen selections exemplify the genres of narrative, drama, and poetry, as well as the most important literary currents of the period under study. This text is part of a two-volume anthology that can be used separately or in conjunction with its companion volume, PANORAMAS LITERARIOS: AMÉRICA HISPANA. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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.

Panoramas Literarios

América Hispana
Author: Teresa Méndez-Faith
Publisher: Heinle
ISBN: 9780618527816
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 560
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Panoramas literarios: Amrica hispana, 2/e, contains engaging readings by key representative authors from Latin America. Readings reflect a broad chronological range (pre-Columbian times to the present), with a strong emphasis placed on modern and contemporary literature, and include writings by Hispanics in the United States. The selections represent all literary genres and important trends of each historical period. Significant works by women authors are featured, which encourages students to explore issues of gender, race, and social class. Panoramas literarios: Amrica hispana is designed to help students appreciate, analyze, and evaluate literature by recognizing the importance of literary analysis as well as historical-cultural context. Students develop their reading and analytical skills through a variety of pre-reading strategies and activities and engaging discussion questions that accompany each selection. New! More Latin American selections feature essays by Jos Carlos Maritegui, Octavio Paz, Gustavo Prez-Firmat, and Elena Poniatowska that expose students to the more subjective and personal perspective of each essayist as well as the common shared historical, political, economic, and social problems and issues of Latin America. New! Historical, cultural and literary events timeline summarizes, in chart form, the most important information contained in the Sinopsis histrico-literaria, helping students prepare for quizzes and exams. New! Subheadings for Sinopsis sections enable students to organize the content in significant informational units, while aiding them in developing their long-term learning and retention skills. Discussion and analysis themes provide numerous and varied topics for class discussions, oral presentations, written essays, or literary analysis and interpretation. Intertextual themes relating to more than one work of literature in the text foster critical-thinking skills through analysis of themes, voice, characterization, and other literary techniques or devices. Historic-literary sinopsis section provides students with the necessary background information for their study of literature by including a general overview of important literary currents and the historical context for the period covered in that section. Pre-reading strategies and activities offer information on the featured work, highlight major themes, discuss the author's writing techniques and style, and focus students' attention on important concepts or motifs.

Viajes: Introduccion al espanol

Author: Robert Hershberger,Susan Navey-Davis,Guiomar Borrás A.
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1285534654
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 416
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VIAJES: INTRODUCCIÓN AL ESPAÑOL, Second Edition, is a perfect fit for introductory Spanish courses in which instructors want comprehensive coverage in one academic year without compromising the authenticity of the interactions and the quality of the content. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Teacher's handbook

contextualized language instruction
Author: Judith L. Shrum,Eileen W. Glisan
Publisher: Heinle
ISBN: 9781413004625
Category: Education
Page: 478
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TEACHER'S HANDBOOK is geared toward teacher training courses in college foreign language departments, since many TA's/GSI's teaching lower-division language courses are required to take a methods course or are education majors or students pursuing a teaching credential.

The Politics of Language in the Spanish-Speaking World

From Colonization to Globalization
Author: Clare Mar-Molinero
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134730691
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 260
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Spanish is now the third most widely spoken language in the world after English and Chinese. This book traces how and why Spanish has arrived at this position, examining its role in the diverse societies where it is spoken from Europe to the Americas. Providing a comprehensive survey of language issues in the Spanish-speaking world, the book outlines the historical roots of the emergence of Spanish or Castilian as the dominant language, analyzes the situation of minority language groups, and traces the role of Spanish and its colonial heritage in Latin America. The book is structured in four sections: Spanish as a national language: conflict and hegemony Legislation and the realities of linguistic diversity Language and education The future of Spanish. Throughout the book Clare Mar-Molinero asks probing questions such as: How does language relate to power? What is its link with identity? What is the role of language in nation-building? Who decides how language is taught?

Éxito comercial

Author: Michael Scott Doyle,T. Bruce Fryer
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1337554979
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 640
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Looking for the perfect guide to help you succeed in the Spanish-speaking business world? ÉXITO COMERCIAL: PRÁCTICAS ADMINISTRATIVAS Y CONTEXTOS CULTURALES, SÉPTIMA EDICIÓN, will provide you with a solid foundation in business vocabulary, basic business and cultural concepts, and situational practice. By using the text, audios, videos, assessments, and web-delivered media, you will soon have the skills you need for success! Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Born in Blood and Fire

A Concise History of Latin America, Fourth Edition
Author: John Charles Chasteen
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393283054
Category: History
Page: 356
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Born in Blood and Fire, Fourth Edition has been extensively revised to heighten emphasis on current cultural analyses of Latin American society and facilitate meaningful connections between the Encounter and the present. Throughout the Fourth Edition, a new full-color design highlights an enriched and expanded map and illustration program. This, along with new quizzing and assessment options and a new edition of the companion reader, offers students and instructors more support than ever before.

México Profundo

Reclaiming a Civilization
Author: Guillermo Bonfil Batalla
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292791852
Category: Social Science
Page: 224
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This translation of a major work in Mexican anthropology argues that Mesoamerican civilization is an ongoing and undeniable force in contemporary Mexican life. For Guillermo Bonfil Batalla, the remaining Indian communities, the "de-Indianized" rural mestizo communities, and vast sectors of the poor urban population constitute the México profundo. Their lives and ways of understanding the world continue to be rooted in Mesoamerican civilization. An ancient agricultural complex provides their food supply, and work is understood as a way of maintaining a harmonious relationship with the natural world. Health is related to human conduct, and community service is often part of each individual's life obligation. Time is circular, and humans fulfill their own cycle in relation to other cycles of the universe. Since the Conquest, Bonfil argues, the peoples of the México profundo have been dominated by an "imaginary México" imposed by the West. It is imaginary not because it does not exist, but because it denies the cultural reality lived daily by most Mexicans. Within the México profundo there exists an enormous body of accumulated knowledge, as well as successful patterns for living together and adapting to the natural world. To face the future successfully, argues Bonfil, Mexico must build on these strengths of Mesoamerican civilization, "one of the few original civilizations that humanity has created throughout all its history."

Repase y escriba

Curso avanzado de gramática y composición
Author: María Canteli Dominicis,John J. Reynolds
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9780471699736
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 448
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* Emphasizes the everyday usage of educated persons rather than the more formal, literary Spanish. * Significant differences between Peninsular and New World Spanish are pointed out. Whenever possible, the usage that is most widespread is given preference. * Repase y escriba covers the grammar in an orderly fashion. In this way the rules are not fossils from another age, but rather, they are appropriately treated as the guidelines of a rich, everchanging living thing: the language. * The text offers a multitude and a variety of exercises that involve creativity, completion, substitution, and matching. Almost all the exercises are contextualized. * Repase y escriba takes into consideration the special needs of the ever-increasing number of Hispanics in the classrooms of our universities. Spelling and the placement of accents create serious problems for these students as they strive to improve their writing skills. Accordingly, many exercises deal with those matters. * An appendix contains a series of charts showing certain less advanced grammar topics not included in the body of the text. Instructors are urged to point out the practical value of this appendix. * Spanish-English and English-Spanish glossaries.

Teaching Translation from Spanish to English

Worlds Beyond Words
Author: Allison Beeby Lonsdale
Publisher: University of Ottawa Press
ISBN: 077660399X
Category: Education
Page: 256
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While many professional translators believe the ability to translate is a gift that one either has or does not have, Allison Beeby Lonsdale questions this view. In her innovative book, she demonstrates how teachers can guide their students by showing them how insights from communication theory, discourse analysis, pragmatics, and semiotics can illuminate the translation process. Using Spanish to English translation as her example, she presents the basic principles of translation through 29 teaching units, which are prefaced by objectives, tasks, and commentaries for the teacher, and through 48 task sheets, which show how to present the material to students.

Abriendo Paso

Author: Jose M. Diaz,Nabel,Collins Publishers Staff,Stephen J. Collins
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780131163492
Category: Education
Page: 381
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ABRIENDO PASO is a highly respected two-volume program specifically designed to address the needs of high school students in upper level study, including Advanced Placement*.

Politics of Latin America

The Power Game
Author: Harry E. Vanden,Gary Prevost
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199340255
Category: Political Science
Page: 636
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Now in its fifth edition, Politics of Latin America explores both the evolution and the current state of politics in Latin America. Distinguishing itself from more traditional works on the subject, this unique text demonstrates a nuanced sensitivity to the use and abuse of power and the importance of social conditions, gender, race, globalization, class, and political economy throughout Latin America. The first part of the text features thematic chapters that outline the region's geographic setting, history, economics, society, gender, race, and religion, setting the stage for a more detailed analysis of the politics, democratization, political culture, political movements, and revolution in Latin America, along with U.S.-Latin American relations. The second part of the book consists of carefully constructed case studies of ten representative Latin American nations: Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Venezuela, Bolivia, Cuba, Guatemala, and Nicaragua. Each case study traces the historical and political development of key actors and institutions, analyzing contemporary power configurations.