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Convocación de palabras: Lectura y redacción 2nd Edition

Raquel Halty, Angela Labarca

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 1991
  • 304 Pages


CONVOCACIÓN DE PALABRAS develops writing proficiency and critical thinking at the intermediate-to-advanced level through reading and discussion of literary texts from Spain and Spanish-speaking America. The text focuses on teaching students strategies with which to read a literary selection, analyze it for meaning, and finally to react to it in personal ways, providing ample opportunities for creative expression. Thus it guides students in their understanding of the reading selections at the textual as well as at the cultural level, while helping them to appreciate the diversity as well as the unifying forces of the culture that produced the texts. Rather than limit activities to basic comprehension questions that focus on discrete information, activities in this textbook help students develop skills for approaching literature more effectively by enhancing their learning strategies and linguistic abilities. This methodology encourages students to use those skills across disciplines to ensure comprehension and enjoyment of literature as a whole.

Raquel Halty, Simmons College

Raquel Maria Halty (Ph.D., Harvard University), a native of Uruguay, has lived extensively in Uruguay, France and the USA. Professor Halty has been a member of the Simmons College faculty for many years, prior to which she was a member of the faculty at Northeastern University and Tufts University. She teaches language courses, as well as a variety of advanced courses in literature and civilization. She is currently teaching several courses ranging from an introduction to Latin American literature, to contemporary fiction and cultural history. She is particularly interested in the relationship between politics and art in Latin America, as well as the works of women writers. She serves as Director of the Graduate Program in Spanish and Director of the Simmons in Córdoba Program, which she founded, and has been a member of the International Relations Program Steering Committee since its inception. She has also been instrumental in establishing the Short-Term-Courses Abroad program. She is a member of the Board and Executive Committee of the International Institute in Spain, a Massachusetts Charitable Corporation.

Angela Labarca, Georgia Institute of Technology

Angela Labarca (Ph.D., Ohio State University), a native of Chile, is Professor of Spanish and Director of the Spanish LBAT program in Madrid and the intermediate program in Valencia. She has published several articles and chapters in volumes on the psycholinguistics of second language reading and testing, and has co-edited two books on second language acquisition. She has also written or co-authored more than 18 textbooks for the teaching of Spanish and English at all levels as well as standardized Rasch-analyzed language tests. In a career spanning 34 years of college teaching in four major universities, she has taught all language levels, including Scientific, Business and Medical Spanish and English. She has also taught numerous graduate courses on language acquisition research and testing, has directed dissertations and a research program, and trained instructors and TAs. She is very active on the international level and has taught at the Universities of Rome, Seville and Sofia, and trained instructors in Argentina, Bulgaria, Germany, and Italy. In the U.S., she is a technical translator and language and culture consultant to the profession, universities and corporations.
"Martes no te cases," Esmeralda Santiago. "El amigo de Él y Ella," Miguel Mihura. "La familia," Rigoberta Menchú. "Este domingo," José Donoso. "La salud de los enfermos," Julio Cortazar.
"Complicaciones 1938," Julia Álvarez. "Kinsey Report: No. 6," Rosario Castellanos. "Tu me quieres blanca," Alfonsina Storni. "Carta de amor," Mario Benedetti.
"Imágenes Photoshop," Edmundo Paz Soldán. "Mata el caracol," Milagros Mata Gil. "El amante," Silvina Bullrich. "La Guerra y la paz," Mario Benedetti.
"Balada de los dos abuelos," Nicolás Guillén. "Autorretrato," Rosario Castellanos. "Borges y yo," Jorge Luis Borges. "El hallazgo," Sergio Ramírez.
"Desde muy joven�" Angeles Mastretta. "¿Por qué me odias tú?" Domitila Barrios de Chungara. "Ritmos negros del Perú," Nicomedes Santa Cruz. "El delantal blanco," Sergio Vodanovic. "Convocación de palabras," Tino Villanueva.
"La certeza," Roque Dalton. "La United Fruit Co.," Pablo Neruda. "Fuera del juego," Heberto Padilla. "Espuma y nada más," Hernando Tellez. "El prócer," Cristina Peri Rossi.
Glosario de términos literarios.