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Palabra abierta,2/e, is a theme-driven and process-based Spanish composition text designed to develop advanced students' critical-thinking skills and academic writing proficiency. Through a functional grammar approach students learn about a variety of genres, with a particular focus on the academic essay. Each chapter explores multiple aspects of a common theme through various written genres and teaches students about functional components that constitute each of the genres presented. Each chapter also includes one model essay that demonstrates the genre in which students will be asked to compose. Readings and activities provide students with the appropriate vocabulary, linguistic structures, and writing strategies to allow them to meaningfully engage in chapter topics as well as diversify and expand their writing skills. New!Streamlined grammar sections make the material more accessible to students. New!Coverage of Spanish influences in the U.S. focuses on the needs of heritage speakers, presenting characteristics of the language as used in bilingual situations. Variety of authentic texts introduces students to a wide range of genres, including poems, short stories, legends, newspaper and magazine articles, and essays, enabling them to address the same theme from differing points of view. Functional approach to grammar presents text-based grammar descriptions that enable students to see how the language is used in different contexts. For example, conjunctions are presented in the context of a short story that shows how they add to or change the meaning of the text. Streamlined coverage of the writing process begins with a functional analysis of the genre students are asked to compose, provides exercises to help students hone their skills, and then asks them to engage in the writing task. Process-writing approach focuses on high-interest themes presented through authentic reading selections and critical-thinking activities that students use in peer-editing tasks, group writing, and analysis of student samples. Critical-thinking support for each reading selection includes guided pre-reading activities inAcercaacute;ndonos al texto,post-reading analysis inInteractuando con el texto,and post-reading/writing activities inCreando textos. Presentation of dialectal varieties exposes students to the diversity of the Spanish language.

Table of Contents

Capiacute;tulo preliminary
Abriendo la palabra Introduccioacute;n Conceptos esenciales dePalabra abierta Capiacute;tulo
Las relaciones: Descubriendo los lazos humanos Primera lectura:Cuentosde Tony Mendoza Segunda lectura:La naturaleza del amorde Cristina Peri Rossi Tercera lectura:Enamoraacute;ndose
El arte de amar: la generacioacute;n ferozde David Wroclavsy, Silvina Lamazares y Patricia Rojas Escritura: La comunicacioacute;n periodiacute;stica; Reportaje Gramaacute;tica funcional: El lenguaje objetivo y subjetivo
El estilo directo e indirecto; Los conectores conjuntivos Variedades del espantilde;ol: Cubanoamericana
Argentina Lenguas en contacto: El espantilde;ol en los Estados Unidos--Cognados falsos Actividades suplementarias Capiacute;tulo
Globalizacioacute;n Primera lectura:La sociedad de consumode Eduardo Galeano Segunda lectura:Los cazadores invisibles,Leyenda de los indios miskitos de Nicaragua Tercera lectura:El libro en espantilde;ol en Estados Unidosde Julio Ortega Escritura: El ensayo acadeacute;mico
Estrategias para escribir la introduccioacute;n y la tesis
Componentes funcionales: introduccioacute;n, desarrollo, conclusioacute;n Gramaacute;tica funcional: Los pronombres y adjetivos demostrativos y posesivos
Las claacute;usulas dependientes e independientes; Las cadenas leacute;xicas Variedades del espantilde;ol: Nicaraguuml;ense Lenguas en contacto: El espantilde;ol en los Estados Unidos--Los preacute;stamos linguuml;iacute;sticos Actividades suplementarias Capiacute;tulo
Mujer y sociedad: Una exploracioacute;n de perspectivas diferentes Primera lectura:Hombre pequentilde;itode Alfonsina Storni Segunda lectura:Madres porque siacute;de Inmaculada de la Fuente Tercera lectura:Ser mamaacute; por celularde Elizabeth Subercaseaux Cuarta lectura:Escritura de mujerde Rosa Montero Escritura: El ensayo analiacute;tico; Estrategias para escribir los paacute;rrafos de desarrollo Gramaacute;tica funcional: Pedir y ofrecer informacioacute;n; La se pasiva y la se impersonal
El preteacute;rito e imperfecto Variedades del espantilde;ol: Castellana
Chilena Lenguas en contacto: El espantilde;ol en los Estados Unidos--Los preacute;stamos linguuml;iacute;sticos Actividades suplementarias Capiacute;tulo
Fronteras: La experiencia latina en los - Estados Unidos Primera lectura:Introduccioacute;n a La voz urgentede Manuel Martiacute;n-Rodriacute;guez Segunda lectura:Las repatriaciones de noviembrede Francisco X
Alarcoacute;n Tercera lectura:El racista enmascaradode Carlos Fuentes Escritura: El ensayo argumentativo
Estrategias de la argumentacioacute;n y contraargumentacioacute;n Gramaacute;tica funcional: Las metaacute;foras gramaticales: Nominalizacioacute;n Variedades del espantilde;ol: Chicana Lenguas en contacto: El espantilde;ol en los Estados Unidos--Los calcos sintaacute;cticos Actividades suplementarias Capiacute;tulo
El realismo maacute;gico: Una visioacute;n -latinoamericana del mundo Primera lectura:La santade Gabriel Garciacute;a Maacute;rquez Segunda lectura:Dos palabrasde Isabel Allende Tercera lectura:El Realismo Maacute;gico: indeleble impronta de la narrativa hispanoamericanade Silvia Rolle Rissetto Escritura: El ensayo sobre la literature
Estrategias para escribir la conclusioacute;n Gramaacute;tica funcional: Organizacioacute;n textual: Continuo oral y escrito; El lenguaje acadeacute;mico Variedades del espantilde;ol: Colombiana Lenguas en contacto: El espantilde;ol en los Estados Unidos--La ortografiacute;a Actividades suplementarias Capí
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