A New Reference Grammar of Modern Spanish

Author: John B. Butt,John Butt,Carmen Benjamin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1444137905

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 608

View: 9934

For many years A NEW REFERENCE GRAMMAR OF MODERN SPANISH has been trusted by students and teachers as the standard English-language reference grammar of Spanish. Now updated to include the latest findings of the Royal Spanish Academy's official grammar book, 'La Nueva gramática de la lengua española', making A NEW REFERENCE GRAMMAR OF MODERN SPANISH FIFTH EDITION even more relevant to students and teachers of Spanish. Key features of this fifth edition include: a 'Guide to the Book', enabling you to make the most of this new edition new vocabulary such as topical and technological terms, bringing you up-to-date with contemporary spoken Spanish more Latin-American Spanish, ensuring world-wide coverage aclearer guidance to recommended usage -advice on the Academy's latest spelling rules. Whether a student or a teacher of Spanish, you can be sure that this fifth edition of A NEW REFERENCE GRAMMAR OF MODERN SPANISH will provide you with a comprehensive, cohesive and clear guide to the forms and structures of Spanish as it is written and spoken today in Spain and Latin America.

Manual de gramática: En espanol

Author: Zulma Iguina,Eleanor Dozier

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133935591

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 640

View: 2473

With its flexibility, simplicity, and range, MANUAL DE GRAMÁTICA EN ESPAÑOL, Second Edition, is an accessible grammar reference for students of Spanish. It combines clear, easy-to-use charts with detailed grammar explanations in Spanish supported by plentiful examples and real-world applications. By choosing the online format through the iLrn: Heinle Learning Center, students can review mini-lessons on grammar, pronunciation, and vocabulary to study and supplement in-class lessons. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

El español a través de la lingüística

preguntas y respuestas

Author: Jennifer Ewald,Anne Edstrom

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781574730272

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 280

View: 4644

These engaging short essays explore linguistic answers to real questions that students confront when studying Spanish. The informative and sometimes surprising answers, all written in Spanish, are provided by experts in Hispanic linguistics. Each chapter includes activities designed to stimulate further exploration and discussion.Estos fascinantes artículos ofrecen respuestas lingüísticas a preguntas reales con las que se enfrentan a menudo los estudiantes de español. Estas informativas y a veces sorprendentes respuestas, todas escritas en español, son proporcionadas por expertos en lingüística hispánica. Cada capítulo incluye actividades diseñadas para estimular la discusión y posterior investigación.El español a través de la lingüística is a perfect fit for courses in Hispanic linguistics. The book will help future and current Spanish teachers answer many of their students' questions, and it explores thought-provoking topics for advanced language learners in composition or conversation courses. The first chapter provides a general introduction to the field of linguistics and the range of topics addressed in the book. Many chapters focus on applied linguistics, such as language acquisition and sociolinguistics. Others examine Spanish phonology, syntax, and pragmatics. All of the chapters are designed to be self-contained, so you can read or assign chapters that best meet your interests.

The Penguin History Of Latin America

New Edition

Author: Edwin Williamson

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141937440

Category: History

Page: 640

View: 4207

Now fully updated to 2009, this acclaimed history of Latin America tells its turbulent story from Columbus to Chavez. Beginning with the Spanish and Portugese conquests of the New World, it takes in centuries of upheaval, revolution and modernization up to the present day, looking in detail at Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, Chile and Cuba, and gives an overview of the cultural developments that have made Latin America a source of fascination for the world. 'A first-rate work of history ... His cool, scholarly gaze and synthesizing intelligence demystify a part of the world peculiarly prone to myth-making ... This book covers an enormous amount of ground, geographically and culturally' Tony Gould, Independent on Sunday

A Concise History of Portugal

Author: David Birmingham

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108335896

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 726

This concise, illustrated history of Portugal offers an introduction to the people and culture of the country, its empire, and its search for economic modernisation, political stability and international partnership. It remains the standard single-volume work on Portugal, studying the effects of the vast wealth mined from Portuguese Brazil, the growth of the wine trade, and the evolution of international ties. The Portuguese Revolution of 1820 to 1851 created a liberal monarchy, but in 1910 the king was overthrown and, by 1926, had been replaced by a dictatorship. In 1975, Portugal withdrew from its African colonies and looked north to become a democratic member of the European Community in 1986. This third edition brings the story up to date, with a new afterword to reflect recent changes in Portugal, Europe, and the wider world.


An Essential Grammar

Author: Amelia P. Hutchinson,Janet Lloyd,Cristina Sousa

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315307170

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 262

View: 5738

This new edition of Portuguese: An Essential Grammar is a practical reference guide to the most important aspects of modern European Portuguese. Combining traditional and function-based grammar, the book sets out the complexities of Portuguese in short, readable sections. Explanations are clear, free from jargon and substantiated by examples. Throughout, the emphasis is on Portuguese as used by native speakers. This third edition: reflects the new orthographic agreement; includes an expanded section on verbs and pronouns, as well as a new section on syntax; provides authentic examples to illustrate grammar in context; focuses on Portuguese as used in Portugal and Africa; links to Basic Portuguese: A Grammar and Workbook, which offers a valuable set of language practice exercises; includes a detailed contents list and index for easy access to information. An important addition to Routledge’s collection of grammars on the variants of Portuguese, this is an ideal reference source for the learner and user of European Portuguese. It is suitable for either independent study or for students in schools, colleges, universities and adult classes of all types.

Practising Spanish Grammar

A Workbook

Author: Christopher J. Pountain,Teresa de Carlos

Publisher: Hodder Arnold

ISBN: 9780340662236

Category: Spanish language

Page: 259

View: 3821

"Practising Spanish Grammar" has been designed to complement the highly acclaimed second edition of "A New Reference Grammar of Modern Spanish". The exercises in the book draw on a wide range of texts, including popular literature and press material.

How to Read Poetry Like a Professor

A Quippy and Sonorous Guide to Verse

Author: Thomas C. Foster

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 006268406X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

View: 5914

From the bestselling author of How to Read Literature Like a Professor comes this essential primer to reading poetry like a professor that unlocks the keys to enjoying works from Lord Byron to the Beatles. No literary form is as admired and feared as poetry. Admired for its lengthy pedigree—a line of poets extending back to a time before recorded history—and a ubiquitous presence in virtually all cultures, poetry is also revered for its great beauty and the powerful emotions it evokes. But the form has also instilled trepidation in its many admirers mainly because of a lack of familiarity and knowledge. Poetry demands more from readers—intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually—than other literary forms. Most of us started out loving poetry because it filled our beloved children's books from Dr. Seuss to Robert Louis Stevenson. Eventually, our reading shifted to prose and later when we encountered poetry again, we had no recent experience to make it feel familiar. But reading poetry doesn’t need to be so overwhelming. In an entertaining and engaging voice, Thomas C. Foster shows readers how to overcome their fear of poetry and learn to enjoy it once more. From classic poets such as Shakespeare, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and Edna St. Vincent Millay to later poets such as E.E. Cummings, Billy Collins, and Seamus Heaney, How to Read Poetry Like a Professor examines a wide array of poems and teaches readers: How to read a poem to understand its primary meaning. The different technical elements of poetry such as meter, diction, rhyme, line structures, length, order, regularity, and how to learn to see these elements as allies rather than adversaries. How to listen for a poem’s secondary meaning by paying attention to the echoes that the language of poetry summons up. How to hear the music in poems—and the poetry in songs! With How to Read Poetry Like a Professor, readers can rediscover poetry and reap its many rewards.

The House on Mango Street

Author: Sandra Cisneros

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0345807197

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

View: 1171

The best-selling coming-of-age classic, acclaimed by critics, beloved by readers of all ages, taught in schools and universities alike, and translated around the world. The House on Mango Street is the remarkable story of Esperanza Cordero, a young Latina girl growing up in Chicago, inventing for herself who and what she will become. Told in a series of vignettes—sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes deeply joyous—Sandra Cisneros’ masterpiece is a classic story of childhood and self-discovery. Few other books in our time have touched so many readers.

A Monster Calls

Inspired by an idea from Siobhan Dowd

Author: Patrick Ness

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 0763669091

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 224

View: 3910

NOW A #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! An unflinching, darkly funny, and deeply moving story of a boy, his seriously ill mother, and an unexpected monstrous visitor. At seven minutes past midnight, thirteen-year-old Conor wakes to find a monster outside his bedroom window. But it isn’t the monster Conor’s been expecting-- he’s been expecting the one from his nightmare, the nightmare he’s had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments. The monster in his backyard is different. It’s ancient. And wild. And it wants something from Conor. Something terrible and dangerous. It wants the truth. From the final idea of award-winning author Siobhan Dowd-- whose premature death from cancer prevented her from writing it herself-- Patrick Ness has spun a haunting and darkly funny novel of mischief, loss, and monsters both real and imagined.

Manual de gramática

Author: Eleanor Dozier,Zulma Iguina

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305887867

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 624

View: 4442

MANUAL DE GRAMÁTICA is the most accessible grammar reference. It combines clear, easy-to-use charts with detailed grammar explanations in English supported by plentiful examples. The text covers all major grammatical rules of Spanish and offers real-world applications of all grammar points, making it an invaluable reference tool that you will turn to time and again in your language courses. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Grammars of Identity/alterity

A Structural Approach

Author: Gerd Baumann,André Gingrich

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781845451080

Category: Social Science

Page: 219

View: 5883

Deals with the issues of the construction of Self and Other in the context of social exclusion of those perceived as different. This collection focuses on one theoretical proposition, namely, that the seemingly universal processes of identity formation and exclusion of the 'other' can be differentiated according to three modalities.

Isla and the Happily Ever After

Author: Stephanie Perkins

Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1409581144

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 384

View: 8514

Hopeless romantic Isla has had a crush on brooding artist Josh since their first year at the School of America in Paris. And, after a chance encounter in Manhattan over the summer break, romance might be closer than Isla imagined. But as they begin their senior year back in France, Isla and Josh are forced to face uncertainty about their futures, and the very real possibility of being apart. Set against the stunning backdrops of New York, Paris and Barcelona, this is a gorgeous, heart-wrenching and irresistible story of true love, and the perfect conclusion to Stephanie Perkins's beloved series. "Stephanie Perkins's characters fall in love the way we all want to, in real time and for good." - Rainbow Rowell, author of Eleanor & Park and Fangirl

Conversaciones escritas: Lectura y redacción en contexto Activities Manual / Workbook

Author: Kim Potowski

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470905921

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 72

View: 6798

El manual de actividades para enriquecer sus habilidades de habla hispana Conversaciones Escritas Manual de Actividades/workbook es el manual compañero para conversaciones escritas el cual ha sido escrito por la experta en el idioma español Kim Potowski. Escrito para cualquiera que quiera incrementar sus habilidades de habla hispana con destrezas y fluidez, este libro de trabajo está lleno de ejercicios y ejemplos para que llegue a su meta de manera rápida. Escrito por un profesor experto de raíces hispanas Lleno de ejercicios de la cultura contemporánea y ejemplos de la comunidad para ayudarle a expandir su conocimiento del lenguaje. Con ejercicios desafiantes para aumentar su vocabulario y su comprensión. Este libro importante le dará a usted la información y las herramientas que necesita para ayudarle a dominar el idioma hispano. ENGLISH DESCRIPTION The companion workbook for enhancing your Heritage Spanish speaking skills Conversaiones Escritas Activities Manual/Workbook is the companion to Conversaiones Escritas by Spanish language expert Kim Potowski. Written for anyone who wants to increase their ability to speak Heritage Spanish with skill and fluency, this workbook is filled with exercises and examples to get you on the fast track to success. Written by a leading Heritage Spanish teaching expert Filled with examples of contemporary cultural and community topics that help to expand your knowledge of the language Exercises challenge you to increase your vocabulary and comprehension This important workbook will give you the information and tools you need to help you master Heritage Spanish.

El bilingismo en el mundo hispanohablante

Author: Silvina Montrul

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118291662

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 352

View: 1591

Esta amplia introducción al bilingüismo en español abarca los contextos sociales, políticos y culturales del español en EEUU, España y Hispanoamérica. Escrito para estudiantes no nativos de español, es el primer libro de texto de estas características para los estudiantes de lingüística hispánica. Este libro de texto en español presenta los temas fundamentales en el estudio del bilingüismo a estudiantes y profesionales Explora comunidades bilingües en Estados Unidos, Hispanoamérica y España Crea conciencia crítica sobre la complejidad del bilingüismo como un fenómeno sociopolítico y cultural Se organiza en tres secciones principales centradas en la sociedad y el individuo: el bilingüismo y la sociedad; el bilingüismo y el individuo; y la política y la educación Incluye mapas, recuadros de resumen del capítulo, vocabulario y conceptos clave y preguntas de comprensión, así como preguntas para reflexionar, investigar y comentar al final de cada capítulo This wide-ranging introduction to Spanish bilingualism covers the social, political, and cultural contexts of Spanish in the US, Spain, and Hispanoamérica. Written for non-native Spanish learners, it offers the first textbook of its kind for students of Hispanic linguistics. This Spanish-language textbook introduces students and professionals to the fundamental issues in the study of bilingualism Explores bilingual communities in the United States, Hispanoamérica, and Spain Raises critical awareness of the complexity of bilingualism as a sociopolitical and cultural phenomenon Organized in three main sections which focus on both society and the individual: bilingualism and society; bilingualism and the individual; and politics and education Includes maps, chapter summary boxes, key terms and concepts, and comprehension questions, as well as questions for reflection, research and discussion at the end of each chapter

Conversaciones escritas

Lectura y redaccion en contexto

Author: Kim Potowski

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9781118744864

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 312

View: 5045

Deals with contemporary cultural and community topics with the help of engaging essays Provokes further thought through questions Includes writing activities based on the essays to help readers write in Spanish as they take a stand on an issue Contains a minimum of two readings in each chapter, each presenting different aspects of a particular debate on topics

Escuela española de sordomudos

la gramática de la lengua de signos en su contexto interlingüístico y pedagógico

Author: Lorenzo Hervás,Lorenzo Hervás y Panduro,Angel L. Herrero Blanco

Publisher: Universidad de Alicante

ISBN: 8479089601

Category: Education

Page: 407

View: 2845

Escuela española de sordomudos, de Lorenzo Hervás, es un libro eminentemente lingüístico y profundamente innovador. En sus páginas se plantea la gramática de la lengua de signos (que aún se creía universal) y se compara con las gramáticas de las lenguas conocidas. Sin embargo, esta hazaña intelectual pasó en gran medida inadvertida. Así lo refleja la ausencia de ediciones posteriores, a pesar de tratarse de una obra de obligada referencia en la lingüística y en la historia de la educación de sordos. Lorenzo Hervás, acaso el lingüista español más destacado de los siglos XVIII y XIX, había publicado unos años antes, en 1784, su célebre Catalogo delle lingue conosciute, la relación de lenguas más completa de la época. El descubrimiento de la gramática manual le permitió esbozar una clasificación semiótica de los distintos tipos de idiomas. No obstante, su principal logro consistió en transformar la práctica de la educación de sordos. Por primera vez, Hervás propuso partir de la lengua natural para promover el acceso de los sordos a las lenguas orales. Ángel Herrero es doctor en Filología Hispánica, profesor de Lingüística General y director de la Biblioteca de Signos de la Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes. Ha publicado numerosos trabajos de investigación sobre la lengua de signos española, entre los que cabe destacar Escritura alfabética de la lengua de signos española (2004), Gramática visual de la lengua de signos española (2005), y The Loving Hand: Spanish Poetry in Spanish Sign Language (2007).

Libros de texto y enseñanza de la gramática

Author: Oriol Guasch Boyé,Teresa Ribas i Seix,Ana M. Martínez Laínez,Anna Camps i Mundó,Carmen Rodríguez Gonzalo,Marta Milian Gubern,Uri Ruiz Bikandi,Montserrat Ferrer Ripollès,Ricardo Coronas Peñarrocha

Publisher: Grao

ISBN: 9788499801599

Category: Education

Page: 172

View: 8642

Libro que aborda algunos de los ámbitos centrales de la educación lingüística en secundaria: la gramática como contenido necesario en la consecución de las competencias comunicativas y lingüísticas; el currículo vigente, que fija y orienta el tipo de educación lingüística que se espera que se dé en los centros educativos; el plurilingüismo escolar presente en los currículos, que pone a los centros en la situación de tener que enseñar simultáneamente distintas lenguas a unos mismos alumnos; y los libros de texto, en tanto que instrumentos mediadores entre el alumno que aprende y el objeto de aprendizaje.