Part of an integrated Spanish programme designed to help students gain a working knowledge of the language, the series comprises a grammar text, a workbook, a literary reader, a cultural reader and an activities book. The books all share a common grammatical and thematic organization which should facilitate a flexible approach to teaching. The books all increase in difficulty at about the same rate. This grammar text provides a communicative approach to language without foregoing the rigour needed to inculcate a sound grasp of structures and rules.
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New to the Fifth Edition of Pasajes is a change to the chapter themes for Chapters 3 and 10, respectively. Chapter 3, which previously dealt exclusively with the theme of death and superstition, has been refocused and now treats the topic of festivals and cultural traditions in the Hispanic world. Chapter 10, which formerly dealt with habits and dependencies, has been broadened in scope and in the Fifth Edition deals with health and well-being. These changes, which respond to user feedback, introduce a fresh perspective to the Fifth Edition.
Each chapter now opens with a new discussion section, Reflexiones, which prompts students to begin investigating the chapter theme through a critical examination of fine art that introduces the chapter. Contrastive and comparative analyses serve as an advance organizer for students while also helping develop their critical thinking and visual literacy skills.
Literary readings in the fifth edition reflect a return to many of the canonical selections that characterized earlier editions of Pasajes: Literatura. While Pasajes still strives to introduce students to contemporary Hispanic writers, the importance and contributions of the literary canon are equally represented in this edition. The new readings include four genres: short story, poetry, drama, and essay.
- "El laberinto de la soledad," Octavio Paz
- "Meciendo," Gabriela Mistral
- "El censo," Emilio Carballido
- "Apócalipsis," Marco Denevi
- "Espuma y nada más," Hernando Téllez
- "Cajas de cartón," Francisco Jiménez
- "Cubanita descubanizada," Gustavo Pérez Firmat
- "Memoria electrónica," Mario Benedetti
- "El sur," Jorge Luis Borges
Mary Lee Bretz is Professor of Spanish and Chair of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Rutgers University. Professor Bretz received her Ph.D. in Spanish from the University of Maryland. She has published numerous books and articles on nineteenth- and twentieth-century Spanish literature and on the application of contemporary literary theory to the study and teaching of Hispanic literature. SHE IS ON SABATTICAL 2000/2001
Trisha Dvorak is a Continuing Education Specialist with Educational Outreach at the University of Washington. She coordinated elementary language programs in Spanish and taught courses in Spanish language and foreign language methodology. Professor Dvorak received her Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics from the University of Texas at Austin. She has published books and articles on aspects of foreign language learning and teaching and is co-author of Composición: Proceso y síntesis, a writing text for third year college students.
Carl Kirschner is Professor of Spanish and Dean of Rutgers College. Formerly Chair of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Rutgers, he teaches courses in linguistics (syntax and semantics), sociolinguistics and bilingualism, and second language acquisition. Professor Kirschner received his Ph.D. in Spanish Linguistics from the University of Massachusetts. He has published a book on Spanish semantics and numerous articles on Spanish syntax, semantics, and bilingualism, and edited a volume on Romance linguistics.
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Book Description Mcgraw-Hill College, 1992. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 3. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0070076693
Book Description Mcgraw-Hill College, 1992. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New item. Bookseller Inventory # QX-199-39-6864006