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.

Planet Google

One Company's Audacious Plan to Organize Everything We Know

Author: Randall Stross

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416546960

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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Draws on interviews with Google's CEO and the heads of its newest businesses to trace the story of the company's ambitions and influence, covering such topics as its acquisition of YouTube and its role in reshaping business and culture.

Civilizacion y cultura

Author: Lynn A. Sandstedt,Ralph Kite

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133956807

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 240

View: 8438

One of three volumes in the highly successful INTERMEDIATE SPANISH series, CIVILIZACIÓN Y CULTURA, Eleventh Edition, offers detailed insight into the development and perpetuation of Hispanic culture. The accompanying exercises reinforce reading, writing, and speaking skills by presenting engaging materials in a variety of formats and genres. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Bride's Farewell

A Novel

Author: Meg Rosoff

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101105402

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 9433

A tender and magical tale from the 2016 recipient of the Astrid Lindgren award and author of international bestseller How I Live Now, National Book Award finalist Picture Me Gone, and most recently Jonathan Unleashed Pell Ridley, daughter of a good-for-nothing preacher in mid-nineteenth century England, has watched her mother crushed by the burden of too many children and too little money. Unwilling to repeat her fate, Pell runs away on her wedding day taking only her beautiful, white horse. But, as she journeys through a strange world of gypsies in search of a new life, Pell finds that her ties to home refuse to release her. Like the works of Philip Pullman and Sue Monk Kidd, The Bride's Farewell will resonate with readers of all ages as it grapples with timeless questions of how to live, how to love, and how to be true to one's self. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Lying Days

Author: Nadine Gordimer

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 140883300X

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Nadine Gordimer's first novel, published in 1953, tells the story of Helen Shaw, daughter of white middle-class parents in a small gold-mining town in South Africa. As Helen comes of age, so does her awareness grow of the African life around her. Her involvement, as a bohemian student, with young blacks leads her into complex relationships of emotion and action in a culture of dissension.

The Dumbest Generation

How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future(Or, Don 't Trust Anyone Under 30)

Author: Mark Bauerlein

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440636893

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 7662

This shocking, surprisingly entertaining romp into the intellectual nether regions of today's underthirty set reveals the disturbing and, ultimately, incontrovertible truth: cyberculture is turning us into a society of know-nothings. The Dumbest Generation is a dire report on the intellectual life of young adults and a timely warning of its impact on American democracy and culture. For decades, concern has been brewing about the dumbed-down popular culture available to young people and the impact it has on their futures. But at the dawn of the digital age, many thought they saw an answer: the internet, email, blogs, and interactive and hyper-realistic video games promised to yield a generation of sharper, more aware, and intellectually sophisticated children. The terms “information superhighway” and “knowledge economy” entered the lexicon, and we assumed that teens would use their knowledge and understanding of technology to set themselves apart as the vanguards of this new digital era. That was the promise. But the enlightenment didn’t happen. The technology that was supposed to make young adults more aware, diversify their tastes, and improve their verbal skills has had the opposite effect. According to recent reports from the National Endowment for the Arts, most young people in the United States do not read literature, visit museums, or vote. They cannot explain basic scientific methods, recount basic American history, name their local political representatives, or locate Iraq or Israel on a map. The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future is a startling examination of the intellectual life of young adults and a timely warning of its impact on American culture and democracy. Over the last few decades, how we view adolescence itself has changed, growing from a pitstop on the road to adulthood to its own space in society, wholly separate from adult life. This change in adolescent culture has gone hand in hand with an insidious infantilization of our culture at large; as adolescents continue to disengage from the adult world, they have built their own, acquiring more spending money, steering classrooms and culture towards their own needs and interests, and now using the technology once promoted as the greatest hope for their futures to indulge in diversions, from MySpace to multiplayer video games, 24/7. Can a nation continue to enjoy political and economic predominance if its citizens refuse to grow up? Drawing upon exhaustive research, personal anecdotes, and historical and social analysis, The Dumbest Generation presents a portrait of the young American mind at this critical juncture, and lays out a compelling vision of how we might address its deficiencies. The Dumbest Generation pulls no punches as it reveals the true cost of the digital age—and our last chance to fix it.

Aventura Nueva 1

Author: Rosa Maria Martìn,Martyn Ellis

Publisher: Hodder Education

ISBN: 9780340868836

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

View: 7929

Aventura Nueva 1 Higher Workbook is geared for the average to more able student with extension activities ideal for homework and independent learning. It forms an invaluable addition to the course, with supplementary exercises for each Lección from the Pupil's Book.

En Marcha

An Intensive Spanish Course for Beginners

Author: Carmen Garcia del Rio

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781138469075

Category:

Page: N.A

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En Marcha is an intensive course in Spanish for beginners. Systematic and comprehensive, it takes the student from beginner's to upper intermediate level in one year. Carefully graded exercises and expert grammatical explanations are combined with lively activities and an attractive presentation to develop the four key skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. The material is organised in 8 units, each unit introduces new language and provides a variety of activities to practise that language, with clear instructions guiding the student and regular summaries of key points.The units also provide sections for self-study which consolidate material learnt in class, as well as a full key to the exercises. Additional material includes audio files to accompany the book available free to download at www.routledge.com/cw/rio, a grammar reference index, and lists of essential vocabulary in easy-to-learn groups.

Mais Oui!

Author: Chantal Thompson,Elaine Phillips

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111352038

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 544

View: 8112

MAIS OUI!’s success was founded on its unique guided approach that engages students in the discovery of the French language and Francophone cultures. Through its proven methodology that entails thinking then observing and inferring and finally confirming, the program skillfully encourages students to discover for themselves how the language works. Students move rapidly through the material, developing these essential critical-thinking skills and uncovering the multiple layers of meaning. What they acquire in this manner is stored in long-term memory, facilitating a faster development of proficiency. The fifth edition offers seven new high-interest readings based on careful consideration of reviewer feedback. A new Culture Portfolio section, Bloguez! is integrated into every culture section of the textbook. The online Culture Portfolio is hosted via the iLrn Heinle Learning center through the Share It! feature and allows students to interact with their classmates, post pictures, videos, and make cross-cultural comparisons. By the use of familiar online or offline tools, students are encouraged to communicate between each others, leveraging the technical and cultural inputs they acquire through each chapter. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

It's Your World

Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going!

Author: Chelsea Clinton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0399176128

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 402

View: 1036

"In a book for young people, Chelsea Clinton informs readers about issues facing our world and what kids can do to help solve them"--

Digital Environments

Ethnographic Perspectives across Global Online and Offline Spaces

Author: Urte Undine Frömming,Steffen Köhn,Samantha Fox,Mike Terry

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839434971

Category: Social Science

Page: 268

View: 5063

Digital technology permeates the physical world. Social media and virtual reality, accessed via internet capable devices - computers, smartphones, tablets and wearables - affect nearly all aspects of social life. The contributions to this volume apply innovative forms of ethnographic research to the digital realm. They examine the emergence of new forms of digital life, such as political participation through comments on East Greenlandic news blogs, the personal use of video broadcasting applications, the rise of transnational migrant networks facilitated by social media, or the effects of Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram on global conflicts.

Environmental Governance in Latin America

Author: Fabio De Castro,Barbara Hogenboom,Michiel Baud

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137505729

Category: Political Science

Page: 338

View: 5824

This book is open access under a CC-BY license. The multiple purposes of nature – livelihood for communities, revenues for states, commodities for companies, and biodiversity for conservationists – have turned environmental governance in Latin America into a highly contested arena. In such a resource-rich region, unequal power relations, conflicting priorities, and trade-offs among multiple goals have led to a myriad of contrasting initiatives that are reshaping social relations and rural territories. This edited collection addresses these tensions by unpacking environmental governance as a complex process of formulating and contesting values, procedures and practices shaping the access, control and use of natural resources. Contributors from various fields address the challenges, limitations, and possibilities for a more sustainable, equal, and fair development. In this book, environmental governance is seen as an overarching concept defining the dynamic and multi-layered repertoire of society-nature interactions, where images of nature and discourses on the use of natural resources are mediated by contextual processes at multiple scales.

Contemporary Latina/o Media

Production, Circulation, Politics

Author: Arlene Dávila

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1479848115

Category: LAW

Page: 372

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Just ten years ago, discussions of Latina/o media could be safely reduced to a handful of TV channels, dominated by Univision and Telemundo. Today, dramatic changes in the global political economy have resulted in an unprecedented rise in major new media ventures for Latinos as everyone seems to want a piece of the Latina/o media market. While current scholarship on Latina/o media have mostly revolved around important issues of representation and stereotypes, this approach does not provide the entire story. In Contemporary Latina/o Media, Arlene Davila and Yeidy M. Rivero bring together an impressive range of leading scholars to move beyond analyses of media representations, going behind the scenes to explore issues of production, circulation, consumption, and political economy that affect Latina/o mass media. Working across the disciplines of Latina/o media, cultural studies, and communication, the contributors examine how Latinos are being affected both by the continued Latin Americanization of genres, products, and audiences, as well as by the whitewashing of "mainstream" Hollywood media where Latinos have been consistently bypassed. While focusing on Spanish-language television and radio, the essays also touch on the state of Latinos in prime-time television and in digital and alternative media. Using a transnational approach, the volume as a whole explores the ownership, importation, and circulation of talent and content from Latin America, placing the dynamics of the global political economy and cultural politics in the foreground of contemporary analysis of Latina/o media.

Learn in Your Car : Spanish

Author: Henry N. Raymond

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781560151418

Category:

Page: N.A

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The Routledge Handbook of World Englishes

Author: Andy Kirkpatrick

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136954554

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 750

View: 8819

The Routledge Handbook of World Englishes constitutes a comprehensive introduction to the study of World Englishes drawing on the expertise of leading authors within the field. The Handbook is structured in nine sections covering historical perspectives, core issues and topics and new debates which together provide a thorough overview of the field taking into account the new directions in which the discipline is heading. Among the key themes covered are the development of English as a lingua franca among speakers for whom English is a common but not first language, the parallel development of English as a medium of instruction in educational institutions throughout the world and the role of English as the international language of scholarship and scholarly publishing, as well as the development of ‘computer-mediated’ Englishes, including ‘cyberprose’. The Handbook also includes a substantial introduction and conclusion from the editor. The Routledge Handbook of World Englishes is the ideal resource for postgraduate students of applied linguistics as well as those in related degrees such as applied English language and TESOL/TEFL.

¡Hola! Let's Learn Spanish

Visit New Places and Make New Friends

Author: Judy Martialay

Publisher: Bookbaby

ISBN: 9780991132409

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 30

View: 414

Pete the Pilot whisks the children away to Mexico Aboard the plane, readers learn some basic Spanish. Then they learn more Spanish when they meet Panchito, a Mexican jumping bean, and follow him on his adventures. Back home, children can practice Spanish with friends and family. Activities include: performing a skit with friends; learning about the culture of Mexico; singing a catchy piñata song: making a traditional Mexican mask with dried beans. Audio is free and downloadable from http://www.polyglotkidz.com.

Our Roots Run Deep

The Black Experience in California

Author: Agin Shaheed,John William Templeton

Publisher: ASPIRE San Francisco

ISBN: 9780935419054

Category:

Page: 276

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The Lost Pages

Author: Marija Pericic

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781760633356

Category:

Page: 276

View: 3455

It is 1908, and Max Brod is the rising star of Prague's literary world. Everything he desires--fame, respect, love--is finally within his reach. But when a rival appears on the scene, Max discovers how quickly he can lose everything he has worked so hard to attain. He knows that the newcomer, Franz Kafka, has the power to eclipse him for good, and he must decide to what lengths he will go to hold onto his success. But there is more to Franz than meets the eye, and Max, too, has secrets that are darker than even he knows, secrets that may in the end destroy both of them. The Lost Pages is a richly reimagined story of Max Brod's life filtered through his relationship with Franz Kafka. In this inspired novel of friendship, fraud, madness, and betrayal, Marija Pericic writes vividly and compellingly of an extraordinary literary rivalry.

Spanish Highways and Byways

Author: Katharine Lee Bates

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781546733782

Category:

Page: 304

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Spanish Highways and Byways By Katharine Lee Bates