Conversaciones escritas lectura y redaccion en contexto, Second Edition
January 2017, ©2017
Conversaciones escritas: Lectura y redaccion en contexto, 2nd Edition contains updated data and resources including substantial revisions throughout the book as well as translated texts that have been re-edited for structure and fluency. This text includes more suggested video links in Spanish and writing activities based on essays to help readers write in Spanish. Each chapter contains a minimum of two readings, each presenting different aspects of a particular debate on topics. With the help of engaging essays and practice exercises that more closely reflect thematic content of chapters; the heart of this text deals with contemporary cultural and community topics.
Capítulo 1: La inmigración 1
Capítulo 2: ¿Qué importa el nombre? 39
Capítulo 3: Cuestiones de lengua 73
Capítulo 4: El mundo laboral 116
Capítulo 5: La tecnología 147
Capítulo 6: Lo biológico y lo social del género 177
Capítulo 7: El bienestar y la salud 215
Capítulo 8: La literatura hispana en EE. UU. 252
Apéndice A: Palabras y patrones importantes en la redacción académica 285
Apéndice B: Algunos aspectos del sistema verbal en español (verbos regulares) 287
Apéndice C: Rúbrica general, “Entrando a la conversación”: Cartas 289
Text Credits 291
Dr. Kim Potowski is Professor of Spanish linguistics in the Department of Hispanic & Italian Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she also holds appointments in Latin American and Latino Studies, Curriculum and Instruction, and an affiliation with the Social Justice Initiative. She has directed the Spanish for heritage speakers program since 2002 and is the founding director of a heritage speaker summer study abroad program in Oaxaca, Mexico. Her research focuses on Spanish in the U.S., including factors that influence intergenerational language transmission and change, as well as connections between language and ethnic identity. Other books she has authored and edited include El español de los Estados Unidos (2015), Heritage language teaching: Research and practice (2014), Language diversity in the USA (2011), and Language and identity in a dual immersion school (2007), as well as the introductory Spanish textbook Dicho y hecho (2015).
- Updated data and resources throughout the book
- More suggested video links in Spanish
- Translated texts have been re-edited for structure and fluency
- Practice exercises that more closely reflect thematic content of the chapter
- Interactive questions following each sample "carta"
- New grammar point focusing on prepositions
- Substantial revisions to Chapter 6 and throughout the book for greater LGBTQ inclusivity
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