(back cover) SPANISH for GRINGOS LEVEL TWO Second Edition This new second edition has been expanded to include more commonly used Spanish words and phrases than ever. It's an informal, self-teaching course in conversational Spanish--an easy and enjoyable approach to the language. It's also a great follow-up program especially recommended for those who have completed Spanish for Gringos, Level 1. You don't have to memorize tedious rules of grammar or parts of speech. Instead, you'll find yourself picking up knowledge of Spanish in the most natural way--by learning Spanish words and expressions used in everyday conversation.
The new second edition of Spanish for Gringos, Level 2, has been expanded to include more commonly used Spanish words and phrases than were presented in the first edition. Also, a significant number of exercises and answer keys have been added. The book and two enclosed compact discs, is a follow-up program recommended for those who have completed Spanish for Gringos, Level 1. It's a quick, informal, and easy way to learn the fundamentals of conversational Spanish without having to memorize tedious rules of grammar and parts of speech. Both levels 1 and 2 of Spanish for Gringos are designed to help English-speakers who are in regular contact with Hispanics and need to speak with them and understand them in the workplace as well as in social situations. The enclosed pair of CDs relate to the book's contents and demonstrate correct Spanish pronunciation.
From early in their history, England and Spain were among the most competitive of European nations. Both were formed from migrant minorities, conquerors who merged with the native population and established culture only to become, in turn, the conquered. As England and Spain evolved into monarchies, their ambition and their enmity increased. The New World provided a new arena for their competition. Soon their mutual enmity spread from Florida to California—spawning a conflict whose repercussions are still felt throughout North America. Concentrating on the colonization of the Americas and the subsequent cultural development, this volume examines how the historically tense relationship between Spain and England affects North American society today. The politics of conquest and the concept of nativism (which interprets cultures as “races”) are discussed. The behavioral and ethical manifestations of prejudice are examined with specific emphasis on how they apply to today’s political landscape.
Is bisexuality coming out in America? Bisexual characters are surfacing on popular television shows and in film. Newsweek proclaims that a new sexual identity is emerging. But amidst this burgeoning acknowledgment of bisexuality, is there an understanding of what it means to be bisexual in a monosexual culture? RePresenting Bisexualities seeks to answer these questions, integrating a recognition of bisexual desire with new theories of gender and sexuality. Despite the breakthroughs in gender studies and queer studies of recent years, bisexuality has remained largely unexamined. Problematic sexual images are usually attributed either to homosexual or heterosexual desire while bisexual readings remain unexplored. The essays found in RePresenting Bisexualities discuss fluid sexualities through a variety of readings from the fence, covering texts from Emily Dickinson to Nine Inch Nails. Each author contributes to the collection a unique view of sexual fluidity and transgressive desire. Taken together, these essays provide the most comprehensive bisexual theory reader to date.
An American Couple Builds Their Retirement Dream House in a Seaside Village in Mexico
Author: Barry Golson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Business & Economics
A lighthearted account of the award-winning journalist author's year-long effort to build his dream home in Mexico describes how he and his wife moved to a fishing village on the Pacific coast, forged relationships with locals and fellow ex-pats, and shared the joys and pitfalls of personal house building. 25,000 first printing.
(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.