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Gramatica para la Composicion [Paperback]

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Pages   415
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1" Width: 8.25" Height: 10.75"
Weight:   2.2 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Aug 15, 2007
Publisher   Georgetown University Press
ISBN  1589011716  
EAN  9781589011717  

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Integrating grammar and composition, this comprehensive new edition guides the advanced student through progressively more complex types of writing by organizing the grammar lessons on a functionalist basis around the needs of composition. This innovative approach to teaching Spanish grammar and composition promotes systematic language development and enables students to strengthen their expressive and editing skills in the language in order to write more effectively and more confidently.Refined by years of classroom testing and analysis of the problems students encounter, this bestselling textbook has been substantially rewritten and incorporates current research in composition, pedagogy, second-language acquisition, and linguistics. Expanded self-correcting exercises are also available online, making Gramtica para la composicin one of the most valuable textbooks available for advanced students of Spanish.FEATURES:  Focuses on work in six level-appropriate types of composition: description, synopsis, personal narrative, creative narrative, exposition, and argumentation  Based on ACTFL guidelines for students progressing from intermediate to advanced levels of proficiency  Structured around writing cycles, from prewriting to composition to revision  Integrates grammar into the preparation for each type of writing  Covers syntax, dictionary skills, problematic word distinctions, and rhetorical features of discourse structure  Contains exercises on grammar practice, working with sentences and paragraphs, guided essays, and free composition NEW TO THE SECOND EDITION:  Each lesson has been clearly divided into two distinct parts: Presentacin (material that students prepare before class) and Aplicacin (the activities they do in class or as homework)  Prcticas individuales have been expanded and recreated as self-checking exercises that provide immediate feedback and scoring. These prcticas are available for free online at  Images from William Bull's Visual Grammar of Spanish help with distinctions that seem difficult  An Instructor's Manual-available for free online-reviews teaching and grading methodology for writing-intensive courses, offers suggestions for syllabus organization and for teaching each lesson, and provides additional exercises and activities. To download this free PDF, visit

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review  Oct 28, 2008
I like the process that took to purchased the book and it did not take long for me to receive my purchase. Also, when I got the book it was in the condition I chose it.
excellent!  Sep 30, 2008
Book came in GREAT condition, no bent cover or was great...the only thing was that it took a whole week to be shipped...otherwise the product was great
Great book  Sep 28, 2008
This is a great book. It is writen entirely in Spanish, so it is not the book for you if you are uncomfortable reading Spanish, or just not quite at the level to reading about grammar in it. It is very accurate, very well-written and explains some nice grammatical differences that I have not seen described in some other books I've used.
An excellent book to improve your writing skills  Aug 7, 2008
This is an excellent grammar book that is based on guidelines for students progressing from intermediate to advanced levels
of proficiency in spanish composition. It's not just grammar but also a guide to better writing in spanish.
The way the book is structured differs from other grammar books in the way the information is ordered; It is divided on six level-appropriate types of composition:

1) Description: Present tense, nouns, adjectives, articles, linking verbs
2) Synopsis: nouns, direct and indirect object, reflexive pronouns, personal pronouns, imperative in the present
3) Personal Narrative: Past tenses, imperative in the past, method and time
4) Creative Narrative: Perfect tenses, future and conditional tenses
5) Exposition
6) Argumentation

The 7th, last part of the book consists of exercises.

The book is written mainly in spanish, using only a few english words here and there. It contains very good explanations instead of the plain grammar rules like most other books. The explanations are easy to follow and illustrated by examples. If you are looking to improve your writing skills and to UNDERSTAND spanish grammar instead of learing the rules by heart,
this book is for you
ONE OF THE GREATEST SPANISH TEXTBOOKS (if not the greatest)  Aug 17, 2004
I'm an advanced Spanish instructor and intermediate language coordinator. This is by far the best textbook of Spanish I've ever seen. Yes, you don't find great pictures, appealing format, that's true. However, the grammatical explanations are just incredible. This book is a link between theoretical linguistics and the classroom. The explanations are based on concept-based systemic-functional grammar of Spanish, instead of the rules of thumb that you will find in most commercial textbooks, which have as many exceptions as rules. If you found yourself thinking "... um, but I can also use the imperfect or the subjunctive here, so how do I explain this when the textbook says the opposite?", then this is the textbook for you. You'll find well-grounded, essential, concise, conceptual explanations rather than list of rules that are not true anyways. And you have EVERYTHING in this book, all the grammar you can possibly think of, including meaningful word-order in Spanish, phonetics, questions of discourse, a task-based approach to composition and academic writing, editing and typical error analysis and the metalinguistic knowledge necessary to be literate and articulate in Spanish. Students can realize how changes in form translate into changes in meaning and how meanings are constructed in Spanish (for example, changes of focus or information prominence with rheme and theme structures). There are lots of exercises based on these explanations. Explanations are in Spanish and most examples are translated into English. This is ideal for an intermediate and advanced level. If you want to read more on this line, get also Spanish/ English Contrasts by Stanley too, and read Dwight Bolinger's articles.

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