Author: Sarah Medina

Publisher: Raintree

ISBN: 1406224561

Category: Spanish language

Page: 32

View: 8179

Each book in this series presents a different major language of the world. It examines where in the world it is spoken, who speaks it, differences and similarities between the language and English, and interesting facts about the language.

Spanish Empire - British Empire

Kriege im Irak - Ein wundersames Land und Volk die Geschichte hindurch

Author: Volker Sitzler

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3748177852

Category: Political Science

Page: 328

View: 7138

Das Buch steht für das Ansinnen, Fragen und Antworten auf Ereignisse zu finden, die um das Jahr 1990 und heute in der Öffentlichkeit der größten Industriestaaten der Erde sich heftig zu Themen gestalten. Der Zerfall des sozialistischen Zentralismus der UDSSR und ihrer Satelliten DDR, Jugoslawien, etc. und die gesellschaftliche und individuelle Situation der Menschen drangen durch die Medien. Dieser wird gefolgt von der „Entspannungspolitik“ beider Systeme des „Kalten Krieges“ und dem „modernsten“ Krieg 1991 am Persischen Golf. In der auch vielfältig geologischen Ansicht und Erinnerung der Christlichen Imperien, zuerst Spanien-Habsburg, das British Empire, Frankreich, USA, etc., spiegeln die Entdeckung und Eroberung „West-Indiens“ und anderer Kolonialreiche die Kulturen und Rassen der Menschheit in den vergangenen 500 Jahren wieder. Das Buch erhebt mit aktueller Erzählung die mehr oder weniger historisch „wahrhaftig“ geltenden Ereignisse, welche wieder und wieder als platte Muster erscheinen, durch anregende Erfragung auf die Bühne der Natur und des Geistes als Schöpfung Gottes. Der Autor

Basic Spanish: The Basic Spanish Series

Author: Ana Jarvis,Raquel Lebredo,Francisco Mena-Ayllon

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495897043

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 400

View: 9834

THE BASIC SPANISH SERIES, 2E offers a flexible, concise introduction to Spanish grammar and communication with state-of-the-art online learning tools to better address the needs of today’s students and professionals who need a working knowledge of Spanish. For the second edition, we maintain the strengths of the program while making it more accessible to all students of Spanish. We are proud to offer an extensive technology program with this edition, thereby improving students’ access to required materials and giving instructors the freedom to design their courses in the way that best meets their students’ needs. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Introduction to Spanish Translation

Author: Jack Child

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 0761848983

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

View: 3240

This text, designed for a third or fourth year college Spanish course, presents the history, theory and practice of Spanish-to-English translation. The emphasis is on general material to be found in current journals and newspapers, with some specialized material from the fields of business, the social sciences, and literature.

Varieties of Spanish in the United States

Author: John M. Lipski

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 1589016513

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 320

View: 8488

Thirty-three million people in the United States speak some variety of Spanish, making it the second most used language in the country. Some of these people are recent immigrants from many different countries who have brought with them the linguistic traits of their homelands, while others come from families who have lived in this country for hundreds of years. John M. Lipski traces the importance of the Spanish language in the United States and presents an overview of the major varieties of Spanish that are spoken there. Varieties of Spanish in the United States provides—in a single volume—useful descriptions of the distinguishing characteristics of the major varieties, from Cuban and Puerto Rican, through Mexican and various Central American strains, to the traditional varieties dating back to the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries found in New Mexico and Louisiana. Each profile includes a concise sketch of the historical background of each Spanish-speaking group; current demographic information; its sociolinguistic configurations; and information about the phonetics, morphology, syntax, lexicon, and each group's interactions with English and other varieties of Spanish. Lipski also outlines the scholarship that documents the variation and richness of these varieties, and he probes the phenomenon popularly known as "Spanglish." The distillation of an entire academic career spent investigating and promoting the Spanish language in the United States, this valuable reference for teachers, scholars, students, and interested bystanders serves as a testimony to the vitality and legitimacy of the Spanish language in the United States. It is recommended for courses on Spanish in the United States, Spanish dialectology and sociolinguistics, and teaching Spanish to heritage speakers.

Handbook of Spanish-English Translation

Author: Lucia V. Aranda

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780761837305

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 128

View: 9972

The Handbook of Spanish-English Translation is a lively and accessible book for students interested in translation studies and Spanish. This book details the growth of translation studies from Cicero to postcolonial interpretations of translation as rewriting. It examines through examples the main issues involved in translation and interpretation, such as text types, register, interference, equivalence, and untranslatability. The chapters on interpretation and audiovisual translation and the comparative analysis of Spanish and English are especially significant. The second part of the book offers a rich compilation of diverse Spanish and English texts (academic, literary, and government writings, comic strips, brochures, movie scripts, and newspapers) and their published translations, each with a brief introduction by Professor Aranda.

A History of the Spanish Language

Author: Ralph Penny,Ralph John Penny

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521011846

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 398

View: 9666

A revised, expanded and updated 2002 edition of Ralph Penny's authoritative textbook, first published in 1991.

Spanish/English Contrasts

A Course in Spanish Linguistics

Author: Melvin Stanley Whitley

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 9780878403813

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 388

View: 5409

An invaluable text in language and linguistics because it has a unique scope: a one-volume description of the Spanish language and its differences from English, and ranges from pronunciation and grammar to word meaning, language use, and social and dialectical variation. Designed for survey courses in Spanish linguistics with technical concepts explained in context for beginners in the field, Spanish/English Contrasts brings out the ways in which insights into the two languages have evolved as scholars have built on the work and research of others in the field. A bilingual glossary of linguistic terms is provided to facilitate discussion in either language. This second edition is thoroughly updated to incorporate insights and issues that have come to the fore from the explosion of research in the past twenty-five years in all of the areas covered by the book. It includes an expanded bibliography and index, and adds new exercises for student application and class discussion. Its approach remains broadly based however, in order to accommodate a range of areas and data rather than focusing narrowly on one single theory or research area, and it continues to emphasize implications for language teaching, translation, and other practical applications.

Thinking Spanish Translation

A Course in Translation Method: Spanish to English

Author: Louise Haywood,Michael Thompson,Sándor Hervey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134070179

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 288

View: 4752

The new edition of this comprehensive course in Spanish-English translation offers advanced students of Spanish a challenging yet practical approach to the acquisition of translation skills, with clear explanations of the theoretical issues involved. A variety of translation issues are addressed, including: cultural differences register and dialect grammatical differences genre. With a sharper focus, clearer definitions and an increased emphasis on up-to-date ‘real world’ translation tasks, this second edition features a wealth of relevant illustrative material taken from a wide range of sources, both Latin American and Spanish, including: technical, scientific and legal texts journalistic and informative texts literary and dramatic texts. Each chapter includes suggestions for classroom discussion and a set of practical exercises designed to explore issues and consolidate skills. Model translations, notes and suggestions for teaching and assessment are provided in a Teachers’ Handbook; this is available for free download at Thinking Spanish Translation is essential reading for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students of Spanish and translation studies. The book will also appeal to a wide range of language students and tutors through the general discussion of the principles and purposes of translation.

Spanish Loanwords in the English Language

A Tendency Towards Hegemony Reversal

Author: Félix Rodríguez González,Felix Rodriguez Gonzalez

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110148459

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 301

View: 6808

The future of English linguistics as envisaged by the editors of Topics in English Linguistics lies in empirical studies which integrate work in English linguistics into general and theoretical linguistics on the one hand, and comparative linguistics on the other. The TiEL series features volumes that present interesting new data and analyses, and above all fresh approaches that contribute to the overall aim of the series, which is to further outstanding research in English linguistics.

Spanish in the Americas

Author: Eleanor Greet Cotton

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 9780878403608

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 378

View: 2222

This encyclopedic text focuses on the nature of Hispanic dialects, the spread of Spanish, and contemporary Spanish dialects in the Americas.

The Art of Teaching Spanish

Second Language Acquisition from Research to Praxis

Author: Rafael Salaberry,Barbara A. Lafford

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 9781589014244

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 256

View: 4465

The Art of Teaching Spanish explores in-depth the findings of research in second language acquisition (SLA) and other language-related fields and translates those findings into practical pedagogical tools for current—and future—Spanish-language instructors. This volume addresses how theoretical frameworks affect the application of research findings to the teaching of Spanish, how logistical factors affect the way research findings can be applied to teach Spanish, and how findings from Spanish SLA research would be applicable to Spanish second language teaching and represented in Spanish curricula through objectives and goals (as evidenced in pedagogical materials such as textbooks and computer-assisted language learning software). Top SLA researchers and applied linguists lend their expertise on matters such as foreign language across curriculum programs, testing, online learning, the incorporation of linguistic variation into the classroom, heritage language learners, the teaching of translation, the effects of study abroad and classroom contexts on learning, and other pedagogical issues. Other common themes of The Art of Teaching Spanish include the rejection of the concept of a monolithic language competence, the importance of language as social practice and cultural competence, the psycholinguistic component of SLA, and the need for more cross-fertilization from related fields.

Spanish for Medical Personnel: Basic Spanish Series

Author: Ana Jarvis,Raquel Lebredo

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495902667

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 352

View: 8268

BASIC SPANISH FOR MEDICAL PERSONNEL is a communication manual designed to serve those in the medical professions who seek basic conversational skills in Spanish. Written for use in two-semester or three-quarter courses, it presents everyday situations that medical students, pre-professionals, and professionals may encounter at work settings such as hospitals, emergency rooms, doctors' offices, and clinics when dealing with Spanish-speaking patients and personnel in the United States. BASIC SPANISH FOR MEDICAL PERSONNEL introduces essential medical vocabulary, practical reference information, and medical notes written from a cross-cultural perspective. It provides students with opportunities to apply, in a wide variety of practical contexts, the grammatical structures presented in the corresponding lessons of the Basic Spanish core text. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Spanish Texas, 1519–1821

Revised Edition

Author: Donald E. Chipman,Harriett Denise Joseph

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292782632

Category: History

Page: 388

View: 7017

Modern Texas, like Mexico, traces its beginning to sixteenth-century encounters between Europeans and Indians who contested control over a vast land. Unlike Mexico, however, Texas eventually received the stamp of Anglo-American culture, so that Spanish contributions to present-day Texas tend to be obscured or even unknown. The first edition of Spanish Texas, 1519–1821 (1992) sought to emphasize the significance of the Spanish period in Texas history. Beginning with information on the land and its inhabitants before the arrival of Europeans, the original volume covered major people and events from early exploration to the end of the colonial era. This new edition of Spanish Texas has been extensively revised and expanded to include a wealth of discoveries about Texas history since 1990. The opening chapter on Texas Indians reveals their high degree of independence from European influence and extended control over their own lives. Other chapters incorporate new information on La Salle's Garcitas Creek colony and French influences in Texas, the destruction of the San Sabá mission and the Spanish punitive expedition to the Red River in the late 1750s, and eighteenth-century Bourbon reforms in the Americas. Drawing on their own and others' research, the authors also provide more inclusive coverage of the role of women of various ethnicities in Spanish Texas and of the legal rights of women on the Texas frontier, demonstrating that whether European or Indian, elite or commoner, slave owner or slave, women enjoyed legal protections not heretofore fully appreciated.

The Spanish Republic and Civil War

Author: Julián Casanova

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139490575

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 1478

The Spanish Civil War has gone down in history for the horrific violence that it generated. The climate of euphoria and hope that greeted the overthrow of the Spanish monarchy was utterly transformed just five years later by a cruel and destructive civil war. Here Julián Casanova, one of Spain's leading historians, offers a magisterial new account of this critical period in Spanish history. He exposes the ways in which the Republic brought into the open simmering tensions between Catholics and hardline anticlericalists, bosses and workers, Church and State, order and revolution. In 1936 these conflicts tipped over into the sacas, paseos and mass killings which are still passionately debated today. The book also explores the decisive role of the international instability of the 1930s in the duration and outcome of the conflict. Franco's victory was in the end a victory for Hitler and Mussolini and for dictatorship over democracy.

Spanish Popular Cinema

Author: Antonio Lázaro Reboll,Andrew Willis

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719062834

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 260

View: 6984

This is the first collection in English to focus exclusively on the various forms of popular film produced in Spain and to acknowledge the variety, range and depth of Spanish cinema. Contributors from across Hispanic, media and cultural studies explore a range of genres, from the musicals of the 1930s and 1940s to contemporary horror movies, historical epics of the 1940s and 1950s and contemporary representations of the Spanish Civil War. The book includes reappraisals of key popular directors such as Luis Garcia Berlanga and Antonio Mercero as well as critical analyses of celebrated stars like Marisol. It provides innovative consideration of the promotion and reception of horror in the 1960s, recollections of cinema-going in Madrid, and reflections on successful recent works such as Abre los Ojos and Solas.

Communication Disorders in Spanish Speakers

Theoretical, Research and Clinical Aspects

Author: José G. Centeno,Raquel Teresa Anderson,Loraine K. Obler

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1853599719

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 310

View: 6190

This book bridges the gap in the literature on Hispanic individuals for student clinicians and professionals in Speech-Language Pathology/Speech Therapy. It links empirical and theoretical bases to evidence-based practices for child and adult Spanish users. This volume provides both students and licensed professionals in speech-language pathology much-needed multidisciplinary bases to implement clinical services with Spanish speakers. Researchers and practitioners from Speech-Language Pathology, Neurolinguistics, Neuropsychology, Education, and Clinical Psychology provide theoretical and empirical grounds to develop evidence-based clinical procedures for monolingual Spanish and bilingual Spanish-English children and adults with communication disorders.