Spanish for the Construction Trade


Author: William C. Harvey
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 9780764199103
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: N.A
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(back cover) Contractors and subcontractors . . . carpenters . . . plumbers . . . electricians . . . painters . . . and everyone else who works in today's construction industry " If you need to communicate with fellow workers in Spanish, here's the help you've been looking for! " If you work in any of the building trades, and if you need to speak with and understand Spanish-speaking workers, this book is for you! You won't find tedious grammar rules to memorize. Instead, you're given useful sets of terminology, ready-to-use phrases, and the pronunciation of every word. The focus is on everyday words and phrases that apply to the building trades and to the related skills and professions.

Spanish for Human Resources Managers


Author: William C. Harvey
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 9780812098877
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 344
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Some fundamentals of spoken Spanish and appropriate Spanish phrases to cover the specialized vocabulary used in personnel offices.

Jobsite Phrasebook


Author: Kent Shepard
Publisher: Home Builder Press
ISBN: 9780867185386
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 191
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Improve communication on your jobsite with this great new phrasebook. It's filled with Spanish translations and pronunciations for common jobsite phrases in the most heavily populated Hispanic construction fields: insulation, concrete, framing, drywall, and roofing.

Spanish Grammar For Dummies


Author: Cecie Kraynak
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118023803
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 384
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Teaches the grammatical rules of Spanish, including the parts of speech, sentence construction, punctuation, verb tenses, and moods.

Exotic Nation

Maurophilia and the Construction of Early Modern Spain
Author: Barbara Fuchs
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812241358
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 200
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In the Western imagination, Spain often evokes the colorful culture of al-Andalus, the Iberian region once ruled by Muslims. Tourist brochures inviting visitors to sunny and romantic Andalusia, home of the ingenious gardens and intricate arabesques of Granada's Alhambra Palace, are not the first texts to trade on Spain's relationship to its Moorish past. Despite the fall of Granada to the Catholic Monarchs in 1492 and the subsequent repression of Islam in Spain, Moorish civilization continued to influence both the reality and the perception of the Christian nation that emerged in place of al-Andalus. In Exotic Nation, Barbara Fuchs explores the paradoxes in the cultural construction of Spain in relation to its Moorish heritage through an analysis of Spanish literature, costume, language, architecture, and chivalric practices. Between 1492 and the expulsion of the Moriscos (Muslims forcibly converted to Christianity) in 1609, Spain attempted to come to terms with its own Moorishness by simultaneously repressing Muslim subjects and appropriating their rich cultural heritage. Fuchs examines the explicit romanticization of the Moors in Spanish literature—often referred to as "literary maurophilia"—and the complex, often silent presence of Moorish forms in Spanish material culture. The extensive hybridization of Iberian culture suggests that the sympathetic depiction of Moors in the literature of the period does not trade in exoticism but instead reminded Spaniards of the place of Moors and their descendants within Spain. Meanwhile, observers from outside Spain recognized its cultural debt to al-Andalus, often deliberately casting Spain as the exotic racial other of Europe.

Spanish Speakers in the USA


Author: Janet M. Fuller
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 1847698778
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 174
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This text presents an interdisciplinary perspective on Spanish speakers in the US, looking at how language and culture are intertwined. It explores attitudes about Spanish and its speakers; how Spanish and English are used in a variety of US contexts; how Spanish has changed through its contact with English and the education of [email protected] in the U.S. school system.

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
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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.

McGraw-Hill's Complete Medical Spanish


Author: Joanna Rios,Jose Fernandez Torres
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071446087
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 336
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Designed for use either as a stand-alone guide or as a built-in part of the series' audio packages, McGraw-Hill: Complete Medical Spanish offers health care professionals an enjoyable way to quickly acquire the skills and confidence they need to communicate with their Spanish-speaking patients. Each chapter focuses on a specific set of key terms and phrases and includes dozens of illustrations to help enhance understanding. Unlike other guides that make no distinction between levels of difficulty, this book introduces essential grammar concepts in a progressive manner.

Pioneer Materials West Presents

Start Speaking Spanish on the Construction Site with Words You Already Know
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780984966523
Category:
Page: 148
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The Construction of the Tower of Babel


Author: Juan Benet
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781939663320
Category: Architecture
Page: 88
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Juan Benet's penultimate book, The Construction of the Tower of Babelbrings together two essays that testify to the multiplicity of the author's interests, both personal and professional. The titular essay is a meditation on Pieter Bruegel the Elder's 1563 painting of the Tower of Babel: the first painting in European art history to feature a building as a protagonist. An engineer by trade, Benet brings his knowledge of building construction to bear on Bruegel's creation, examining the archways, pillars, windows and the painter's meticulously depicted chaos at the heart of the edifice's centuries-long execution. An unusual analysis of architectural hubris and the linguistic myth that gave rise to it, Benet's essay builds its own linguistic telescoping structure that could be described as an "architextual" discourse on the madness of the unending project. Also included is "On the Necessity of Treason" (a theme of particular interest to Benet, whose father was shot by Republican forces during the Spanish Civil War, and whose brother was forced to escape to France, exiled for his Republican sympathies). Benet considers the essentially dual nature of the spy and the curious World War II cases of Julius Norke and William Joyce (Lord Haw-Haw) to conclude that, within the order of the State, the traitor is not only necessary, but welcome. A civil engineer by profession, Spanish writer Juan Benet(1927-93) began writing to pass the long nights of solitude he spent on construction sites in Le�n and Asturias. He self-published his first novel, You Will Never Amount to Anything, in 1961. In 1967, he won the Biblioteca Breve Prize for his novel A Meditation.

The Spanish Welfare State in European Context


Author: Ana Marta Guillén,Margarita León
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317014979
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 338
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Following the death of Franco, Spain underwent a transition to democracy in the mid-1970s. Although a rapid process of modernization occurred, the Spanish welfare state was seen, until fairly recently, as relatively underdeveloped. However, given the progressive Europeanization and expansion of Spanish social policy, questions arise as to whether the Spanish welfare system should still be considered as peripheral to West European welfare states. This volume is divided into three sections. The first section deals with broad trends in the evolution of the Spanish welfare state. To begin with, the consolidation path of social protection policies is explored. Attention is also paid to the process of Europeanization. Furthermore, the analysis explores advances in gender equality policies. In the second section, attention is turned to governance issues, such as collective bargaining, the interplay among levels of government, the welfare mix and public support for social policies. The third and final part of the book addresses five main challenges facing the Spanish welfare state in the 21st century, namely, the need to enhance flexicurity; to achieve a better work-family balance; to coordinate immigration policies with existing social protection; to tackle the persistence of high rates of relative poverty; and to face intense population ageing, both in terms of increasing needs for care and the reform of the pension system.

Spanish for Gringos

Level Two
Author: William C. Harvey
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 9780764139529
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 303
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(back cover) SPANISH for GRINGOS LEVEL TWO Second Edition This new second edition has been expanded to include more commonly used Spanish words and phrases than ever. It's an informal, self-teaching course in conversational Spanish--an easy and enjoyable approach to the language. It's also a great follow-up program especially recommended for those who have completed " Spanish for Gringos, Level 1. " You don't have to memorize tedious rules of grammar or parts of speech. Instead, you'll find yourself picking up knowledge of Spanish in the most natural way--by learning Spanish words and expressions used in everyday conversation.

Monsters by Trade

Slave Traffickers in Modern Spanish Literature and Culture
Author: Lisa Surwillo
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 080479183X
Category: History
Page: 264
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Transatlantic studies have begun to explore the lasting influence of Spain on its former colonies and the surviving ties between the American nations and Spain. In Monsters by Trade, Lisa Surwillo takes a different approach, explaining how modern Spain was literally made by its Cuban colony. Long after the transatlantic slave trade had been abolished, Spain continued to smuggle thousands of Africans annually to Cuba to work the sugar plantations. Nearly a third of the royal income came from Cuban sugar, and these profits underwrote Spain's modernization even as they damaged its international standing. Surwillo analyzes a sampling of nineteenth-century Spanish literary works that reflected metropolitan fears of the hold that slave traders (and the slave economy more generally) had over the political, cultural, and financial networks of power. She also examines how the nineteenth-century empire and the role of the slave trader are commemorated in contemporary tourism and literature in various regions in Northern Spain. This is the first book to demonstrate the centrality of not just Cuba, but the illicit transatlantic slave trade to the cultural life of modern Spain.

The Path Between the Seas

The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914
Author: David McCullough
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 074320137X
Category: History
Page: 698
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The National Book Award–winning epic chronicle of the creation of the Panama Canal, a first-rate drama of the bold and brilliant engineering feat that was filled with both tragedy and triumph, told by master historian David McCullough. From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Truman, here is the national bestselling epic chronicle of the creation of the Panama Canal. In The Path Between the Seas, acclaimed historian David McCullough delivers a first-rate drama of the sweeping human undertaking that led to the creation of this grand enterprise. The Path Between the Seas tells the story of the men and women who fought against all odds to fulfill the 400-year-old dream of constructing an aquatic passageway between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. It is a story of astonishing engineering feats, tremendous medical accomplishments, political power plays, heroic successes, and tragic failures. Applying his remarkable gift for writing lucid, lively exposition, McCullough weaves the many strands of the momentous event into a comprehensive and captivating tale. Winner of the National Book Award for history, the Francis Parkman Prize, the Samuel Eliot Morison Award, and the Cornelius Ryan Award (for the best book of the year on international affairs), The Path Between the Seas is a must-read for anyone interested in American history, the history of technology, international intrigue, and human drama.

Encyclopedia of Building and Construction Terms

The Language of the Construction Industry
Author: Hugh Brooks
Publisher: Hba Publications, Incorporated
ISBN: 9780976836483
Category:
Page: 270
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Your value in the construction industry will be measured by your understanding and use of its terminology. THIS UPDATED AND EXPANDED EDTION gives concise explanations of over 3,000 terms you will hear in meetings, read in reports, and discuss on the job site. A single source for terminology in all areas of construction technology, including related terms in engineering, mathematics, energy conservation, surveying, construction management and real estate. Includes an invaluable resource directory for trade and professional associations, governmental and regulatory agencies, and current building codes. A compendium of information for all involved in today's building and construction industry.

Thinking Spanish Translation

A Course in Translation Method, Spanish to English
Author: Sándor G. J. Hervey,Ian Higgins,Louise M. Haywood
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415116589
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 232
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Thinking Spanish Translation is a comprehensive and revolutionary 20-week course in translation method offering a challenging and entertaining approach to the acquisition of translation skills. It has been fully and successfully piloted at the University of St.Andrews. Translation is presented as a problem-solving discipline. Discussion, examples and a full range of exercise work enable students to acquire the skills necessary for a broad range of translation problems. Examples are drawn from a wide variety of material from technical and commercial texts to poetry and song. Thinking Spanish Translation is essential reading for advanced undergraduates and postgraduate students of Spanish. The book will also appeal to a wide range of languages students and tutors through the general discussion of principles, purposes and practice of translation.

Language Ideologies and the Globalization of 'Standard' Spanish


Author: Darren Paffey
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441150323
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 224
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This book examines how language ideologies are manifested in newspaper media. Using the Spanish press as a case study it considers how media discourse both from and about the Real Academia Española constitutes a set of 'language ideological debates' in which the institution represents a vision of what the Spanish language is and what it should be like. Paffey adopts a Critical Discourse Analysis approach to a large corpus of texts from Spain's best-selling daily newspapers, El País and ABC. More generally, the book sheds light on how institutions produce and maintain visions of 'standard language' in the contemporary context. A global language, such as Spanish, is by nature more widely used outside of the nation state in question than in it. The book covers recent research on language ideologies, standardization and CDA and considers the application of these to three core discursive themes: language unity and a concept of a 'panhispanic' speech community; the RAE's construction of its authority; and institutional ideologies and management of language on a global scale.

International Construction Contract Law


Author: Lukas Klee
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118717902
Category: Law
Page: 584
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The Age of Trade

The Manila Galleons and the Dawn of the Global Economy
Author: Arturo Giraldez
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 144224352X
Category: History
Page: 270
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Arturo Giraldez provides a rich history of the ships and sailors that launched the global economy. Beginning with the founding of Manila in 1571 and ending in 1815 when the last galleon left Acapulco for the Philippines, these vessels braved weather and pirates to establish a vital connection between the Spanish empire in America with Asia.

Spanish for Health Care Professionals


Author: William C. Harvey
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 9780764139284
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 310
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Presents a guide to the aspects of the Spanish language most useful for professionals in the health care field that covers basic grammar and specialized vocabulary.