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Conversaciones escritas / Written Conversations

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2017-01-04
  • Publisher: Wiley

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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 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.

Visit author Kim Potowski's website at potowski.org/conversaciones for more information, plus a video detailing the text’s pedagogical approach.   

Author Biography

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).

Table of Contents

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

Índice 293

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