Spanish for the Construction Trade


Author: William C. Harvey
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 9780764199103
Category: Foreign Language Study
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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.

The Story of Spanish


Author: Jean-Benoit Nadeau,Julie Barlow
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1250023165
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 496
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Just how did a dialect spoken by a handful of shepherds in Northern Spain become the world's second most spoken language, the official language of twenty-one countries on two continents, and the unofficial second language of the United States? Jean-Benoît Nadeau and Julie Barlow, the husband-and-wife team who chronicled the history of the French language in The Story of French, now look at the roots and spread of modern Spanish. Full of surprises and honed in Nadeau and Barlow's trademark style, combining personal anecdote, reflections, and deep research, The Story of Spanish is the first full biography of a language that shaped the world we know, and the only global language with two names—Spanish and Castilian. The story starts when the ancient Phoenicians set their sights on "The Land of the Rabbits," Spain's original name, which the Romans pronounced as Hispania. The Spanish language would pick up bits of Germanic culture, a lot of Arabic, and even some French on its way to taking modern form just as it was about to colonize a New World. Through characters like Queen Isabella, Christopher Columbus, Cervantes, and Goya, The Story of Spanish shows how Spain's Golden Age, the Mexican Miracle, and the Latin American Boom helped shape the destiny of the language. Other, more somber episodes, also contributed, like the Spanish Inquisition, the expulsion of Spain's Jews, the destruction of native cultures, the political instability in Latin America, and the dictatorship of Franco. The Story of Spanish shows there is much more to Spanish than tacos, flamenco, and bullfighting. It explains how the United States developed its Hispanic personality from the time of the Spanish conquistadors to Latin American immigration and telenovelas. It also makes clear how fundamentally Spanish many American cultural artifacts and customs actually are, including the dollar sign, barbecues, ranching, and cowboy culture. The authors give us a passionate and intriguing chronicle of a vibrant language that thrived through conquests and setbacks to become the tongue of Pedro Almodóvar and Gabriel García Márquez, of tango and ballroom dancing, of millions of Americans and hundreds of millions of people throughout the world.

MultiCultural Review

Dedicated to a Better Understanding of Ethnic, Racial, and Religious Diversity
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Books
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German in Ten Minutes


Author: Kristine K. Kershul
Publisher: Outdoor Empire Publishing
ISBN: 9780916682996
Category: German language
Page: 112
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The Construction of Whiteness

An Interdisciplinary Analysis of Race Formation and the Meaning of a White Identity
Author: Stephen Middleton,David R. Roediger,Donald M. Shaffer
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 1496805569
Category: Social Science
Page: 256
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This volume collects interdisciplinary essays that examine the crucial intersection between whiteness as a privileged racial category and the various material practices (social, cultural, political, and economic) that undergird white ideological influence in America. In truth, the need to examine whiteness as a problem has rarely been grasped outside academic circles. The ubiquity of whiteness—its pervasive quality as an ideal that is at once omnipresent and invisible—makes it the very epitome of the mainstream in America. And yet the undeniable relationship between whiteness and inequality in this country necessitates a thorough interrogation of its formation, its representation, and its reproduction. Essays here seek to do just that work. Editors and contributors interrogate whiteness as a social construct, revealing the underpinnings of narratives that foster white skin as an ideal of beauty, intelligence, and power. Contributors examine whiteness from several disciplinary perspectives, including history, communication, law, sociology, and literature. Its breadth and depth makes The Construction of Whiteness a refined introduction to the critical study of race for a new generation of scholars, undergraduates, and graduate students. Moreover, the interdisciplinary approach of the collection will appeal to scholars in African and African American studies, ethnic studies, cultural studies, legal studies, and more. This collection delivers an important contribution to the field of whiteness studies in its multifaceted impact on American history and culture.

A Dictionary of the Spanish Language in Two Parts: 1. Spanish-English. 2. English-Spanish

Including a Large Number of Technical Terms Used in Mining, Engineering, Etc., Etc., with the Proper Accents and the Gender of Every Noun
Author: Alfred Elwes
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: English language
Page: 600
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A History of the Spanish Language through Texts


Author: Christopher Pountain
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113467855X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 360
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A History of the Spanish Language through Texts examines the evolution of the Spanish language from the Middle Ages to the present day. Pountain explores a wide range of texts from poetry, through newspaper articles and political documents, to a Bunuel film script and a love letter. With keypoints and a careful indexing and cross-referencing system this book can be used as a freestanding history of the language independently of the illustrative texts themselves.

Political Violence and the Construction of National Identity in Latin America


Author: Peter Lambert
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230601723
Category: Social Science
Page: 245
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This topical volume seeks to analyze the intimate but under-studied relationship between the construction of national identity in Latin America, and the violent struggle for political power that has defined Latin American history since independence. The result is an original, fascinating contribution to an increasingly important field of study.

Weihnachtserzählungen


Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: BookRix
ISBN: 3736856415
Category: Fiction
Page: 141
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Das Werk "Weihnachtserzählungen" ist eine Sammlung von vier Kurzgeschichten, geschrieben von Charles Dickens. Die Sammlung enthält folgende Kurzgeschichten: Doktor Marigold / Mrs. Lirripers Fremdenpension / Die Geschichte des Schuljungen / Die Geschichte des armen Verwandten.

Die Insel der besonderen Kinder

Roman
Author: Ransom Riggs
Publisher: Knaur eBook
ISBN: 3426411954
Category: Fiction
Page: 416
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Ransom Riggs' Bestseller "Die Insel der besonderen Kinder" in der Filmausgabe zur Verfilmung von Tim Burton Manche Großeltern lesen ihren Enkeln Märchen vor. Aber was Jacob von seinem Opa hörte, war etwas ganz anderes: Abraham erzählte ihm von einer Insel, auf der abenteuerlustige Kinder mit besonderen Fähigkeiten leben, und von Monstern, die auf der Suche nach ihnen sind. Erst Jahre später, als sein Großvater unter mysteriösen Umständen stirbt, erinnert Jacob sich wieder an die Schauergeschichten und entdeckt Hinweise darauf, dass es die Insel wirklich gibt. Er macht sich auf die Suche nach ihr und findet sich in einer Welt wieder, in der die Zeit stillsteht und er die ungewöhnlichsten Freundschaften schließt, die man sich vorstellen kann. Doch auch die Ungeheuer sind höchst real – und sie sind ihm gefolgt ...

Exploring the Spanish Language


Author: Christopher Pountain
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134666195
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 328
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Spanish is, with English, one of the most widely spoken languages in the world. It is as a result also one of the most complex and fascinating, with its many geographical and social varieties. This book offers an introduction to the structures and varieties of Spanish, covering all the major levels of linguistic forecasting; considerable attention is also paid to Judeo-Spanish and creoles. No previous knowledge of linguistics is assumed and a glossary of technical terms, in conjunction with exercises and activities, helps to reinforce key points. The book is written specifically with English-speaking learners of Spanish in mind, and readers will find a good deal of practical help in developing skills such as pronunciation and the appropriate use of register.

The British Book Trade and Spanish American Independence

Education and Knowledge Transmission in Transcontinental Perspective
Author: Eugenia Roldán Vera
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351893653
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 304
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The British Book Trade and Spanish American Independence is a pioneering study of the export of books from Britain to early-independent Spanish America, which considers all phases of production, distribution, reading, and re-writing of British books in the region, and explores the role that these works played in the formation of national identities in the new countries. Analysing in particular the publishing house of Rudolph Ackermann, which dominated the export of British books in Spanish to the former colonies in the 1820s, it discusses the ways in which the printed form of these publications affected the knowledge conveyed by them. After a survey of the peculiar characteristics of print culture in early-independent Spanish America and the trends in the import of European books in the region, the author examines the operation of Ackermann's publishing enterprise. She shows how the collaborative nature of this enterprise, involving a number of Spanish American diplomats as sponsors and Spanish exiles as writers and translators, shaped the characteristics of its publications, and how the notion of 'useful knowledge' conveyed by them was deployed in the service of both commercial and educational concerns. The hitherto unexplored mechanisms of book import, distribution, wholesale and retailing in Spanish America in the 1820s are also analysed as is the way in which the significance of the knowledge transmitted by those books shifted in the course of their production and distribution. The author examines how the question-and-answer form of Ackermann's textbooks constrained both publishers and writers and oriented their readers' relation with the texts. She then looks at the various ways in which foreign knowledge was appropriated in the construction of individual, social, national, and continental identities; this is done through the study of a number of individual reading experiences and through the analysis of the editions and adaptations of Ackermann's textbooks during the nineteenth century.

Exotic Nation

Maurophilia and the Construction of Early Modern Spain
Author: Barbara Fuchs
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 0812207351
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 208
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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.

David Macaulay's großes Buch der Bautechnik


Author: David Macaulay
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783423795241
Category:
Page: 191
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Die wahre Geschichte der Schokolade


Author: Sophie D. Coe,Michael D. Coe
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3105616144
Category: History
Page: 360
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Dieses Buch entführt uns in die uralte, wechselhafte und überaus spannende Geschichte der Schokolade, die vor dreitausend Jahren in den Hochkulturen der Maya und Azteken begann. Unser »Schokoladenriegel für zwischendurch« verrät nur noch wenig von dieser atemberaubenden und wahren Geschichte, die hier wie in einem Roman nachzulesen ist und Aufschluß gibt über Mentalitäten und Alltagsleben von den mittelamerikanischen Hochkulturen bis heute. (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine frühere Ausgabe.)

Entscheidung im Mittelmeer

Europas Seekrieg gegen das Osmanische Reich
Author: Roger Crowley
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783806232547
Category:
Page: 320
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Wie Rosie den Käsekopter erfand


Author: Andrea Beaty
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783868737387
Category:
Page: 40
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