Lengua en Su Contexto Cultural

Author: Scott Gravina,Isabel Jaen-Portillo,Regina Schroeder

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780300108385

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 438

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Épocas y avances offers a communicative-humanistic approach to second language acquisition. It emphasizes particular aspects of the history, literature, art, society, geography, language, and culture of Spain and Latin America through a series of readings and related activities specifically designed to enhance linguistic proficiency.
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Author: Julia Alvarez

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 1565129768

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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It is November 25, 1960, and three beautiful sisters have been found near their wrecked Jeep at the bottom of a 150-foot cliff on the north coast of the Dominican Republic. The official state newspaper reports their deaths as accidental. It does not mention that a fourth sister lives. Nor does it explain that the sisters were among the leading opponents of Gen. Rafael Leonidas Trujillo’s dictatorship. It doesn’t have to. Everybody knows of Las Mariposas—“The Butterflies.” In this extraordinary novel, the voices of all four sisters—Minerva, Patria, María Teresa, and the survivor, Dedé—speak across the decades to tell their own stories, from hair ribbons and secret crushes to gunrunning and prison torture, and to describe the everyday horrors of life under Trujillo’s rule. Through the art and magic of Julia Alvarez’s imagination, the martyred Butterflies live again in this novel of courage and love, and the human cost of political oppression.
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Author: Moisés Kaufman,Leigh Fondakowski,Tectonic Theater Project,Greg Pierotti,Andy Paris

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0804170398

Category: Drama

Page: 202

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On October 7, 1998, a young gay man was discovered bound to a fence outside Laramie, Wyoming, savagely beaten and left to die in an act of brutality and hate that shocked the nation. Matthew Shepard's death became a national symbol of intolerance, but for the people of the town, the event was deeply personal. In the aftermath, Moisés Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project went to Laramie and conducted more than 200 interviews with its citizens. From the transcripts, the playwrights constructed an extraordinary chronicle of life in the town after the murder. Since its premiere, The Laramie Project has become a modern classic and one of the most-performed theater pieces in America. Now, in this expanded edition, The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later adds an essential sequel to the original work. Revisiting the town a decade after the tragedy, the troupe finds a community grappling with its legacy and its place in history. The two plays together comprise an epic and deeply moving theatrical cycle that explores the life of an American town over the course a decade.
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Author: X. J. Kennedy,Dorothy M. Kennedy,Jane E. Aaron,Ellen Kuhl Repetto

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 1319083668

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 784

View: 6126

Long one of the most popular composition readers on the market, The Bedford Reader provides compelling readings by excellent writers. It takes a practical and flexible approach to the rhetorical methods, focusing on their uses in varied writing situations. The popular "Writers on Writing" feature illustrates the many ways writers create meaning from what they read and experience, and the Kennedys' instruction helps students connect critical reading to academic writing. The twelfth edition provides even more helpful guidance for students on critical reading and writing, a new appendix with advice on APA documentation, and an updated selection of compelling readings. The print text is now integrated with e-Pages for The Bedford Reader, designed to take advantage of what the Web can do, with provocative new essays and multimodal selections.
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Play and Playtext

Author: Barbara Mujica

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300109563

Category: Drama

Page: 800

View: 6878

An anthology of plays from the Spanish Golden Age contains the full text of 15 plays; an introduction to each play with information about the author, the work, performance issues and current criticism; and glossaries with definitions of difficult words and concepts.
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Author: Octavio Paz,Margaret Sayers Peden

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674821064

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 547

View: 9560

A life of the seventeenth-century poet, intellectual, and feminist who became a nun and eventually gave up secular learning, places her in her times and in Spanish intellectual tradition, and examines the contradictions in her personality.
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la regulación del plurilingüismo en España y América Latina

Author: Kirsten Süselbeck,Ulrike Mühlschlegel,Peter Masson

Publisher: Iberoamericana Editorial

ISBN: 9788484893707

Category: Education

Page: 419

View: 1006

Analiza discursos de política lingüística y situaciones de multilingüismo en Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador, España, Perú y Paraguay, desde enfoques tanto lingüísticos como pedagógicos y de sociología de la lengua.
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Author: Kristine K. Kershul

Publisher: Bilingual Books (WA)

ISBN: 9781931873390

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 132

View: 2029

Who knew learning Norwegian could be so much fun? Now with a new digital download, the ever-popular "NORWEGIAN in 10 minutes a day” Book makes learning Norwegian simply a breeze. It’s the perfect blend of education and entertainment. Full of fun activities and useful study tools such as Sticky Labels and a Cut-Out Menu Guide, it’ll have you saying "god dag” in no time. Whether you’re exploring your Norwegian heritage or cruising the fjords, you’ll have more fun if you can speak Norwegian. Perfect for travelers and students of any age. The "10 minutes a day” Program: The "10 minutes a day” proven methodology guarantees success--all you have to do is set aside 10 minutes and you’ll be on your way. Why 10 minutes a day? Because 10 minutes is doable, it fits easily into your life and it’s not overwhelming. The program is created so that you can work at your own pace. You set the pace and you decide when you’re ready to move to the next Step. The book is purposely designed to look like a child’s workbook--it’s not intimidating or overwhelming. Instead, it’s approachable and engaging for everyone at any age. The book covers material equivalent to more than a year of high school Norwegian or the 1st quarter of Norwegian at university. The vocabulary hones in on key essential words that you’ll actually use when traveling. You’ll learn Key Question Words so you can ask for what you need; money and numbers so you can shop and pay bills; directions so you can get to your destination smoothly, and so much more that will make your experience abroad enjoyable. Study aids and fun activities such as word games, puzzles and interactive modules are academically designed and strategically interwoven into the program to help you succeed. Contents include: The 132-page illustrated workbook: Use the book to guide you, step-by-step, through learning and speaking Norwegian. Full color throughout: Visually engages you and is conducive to learning quickly. Digital download of "10 minutes a day” language learning software: Use the interactive modules to hear the words, practice and play, track your score and have fun! (PC and Mac friendly) 150 Sticky Labels (both in the book and for your computer): Place the Sticky Labels around the house and office to learn new words without any extra time or effort. Use the interactive Sticky Labels module on your computer to hear the words, review, keep track of your score and improve. Ready-made Flash Cards (both in the book and for your computer): Take the ready-made flash cards with you and review your vocabulary on the go. Use the interactive Flash Card module on your computer to hear the words, practice and test yourself. Cut-out Menu Guide: Practice at your local restaurant and take it on your trip. Pronunciation Guide: With the Guide and simple phonetics above each Norwegian word, it’s easy for native English speakers to begin speaking Norwegian with the correct pronunciation. Over 300 "Free Words:" Sounding similar to their English counterparts, these Norwegian words take no extra effort to add to your vocabulary. Glossary of over 2,000 new words, definitions, and pronunciation: So you can quickly look up a Norwegian word, its pronunciation and definition.
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Author: José Ignacio Hualde

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521545389

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 316

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This accessible textbook provides a clear introduction to the sounds and pronunciation of Spanish.
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Author: Denise H. Daniels,Judith Meece

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780073525761

Category: Education

Page: 640

View: 8804

Topically-arranged and teacher-focused, Child and Adolescent Development for Educators is a richly contextual research-based foundation in the science of development that is ideal for future teachers. Attending to the development of school-aged children and youth, the brevity of the text and the diversity of in-text activities give teacher educators ample opportunity to assign observations and other school-based projects.
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Author: Lynne Cameron

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521773253

Category: Education

Page: 258

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This book will develop readers' understanding of children are being taught a foreign language.
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Author: Jacques Derrida

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804732895

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 93

View: 8298

" I have but one language?yet that language is not mine." This book intertwines theoretical reflection with historical and cultural particularity to enunciate, then analyze this conundrum in terms of the distinguished author's own relationship to the French language. Its argument touches on several issues relevant to the current debates on multiculturalism.
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The Control of Grasping

Author: Melvyn A. Goodale

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9780893915544

Category: Psychology

Page: 367

View: 1937

This text provides a comprehensive survey of work in visually guided prehension developmental studies of accurate grasping in human infants, and neuropsychological work on praxic control in individuals with brain damage. It examines the following topics: electrohysiological studies of motor and premotor areas in the cerebral cortex, kinematic studies of prehension in normal and neurologically-impaired individuals, and elevtomyographic studies of muscles controlling grasping.
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Essays on Literacy

Author: Emilia Ferreiro

Publisher: Groundwood Books


Category: Education

Page: 80

View: 7998

Every era gives new meaning to the verbs "to read" and "to write." New technology is introducing profound changes in how people communicate and receive information. Increasing numbers of people are fluent in the language of hypertext, email, and the virtual pages of nonexistent books, but others cannot understand and fully absorb the contents of a newspaper or traditional book. Full democracy requires a deep ability to read beyond the deciphering of words. Award-winning educator Emilia Ferreiro believes that, in a world where linguistic and cultural diversity are as important as biodiversity, it is the right of every child to learn to read and write. Her presentation of these ideas has ideological and political implications in many policy areas, from publishing to book access to textbooks.
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