This volume includes a selection of papers that address a wide range of acquisition phenomena from different Romance languages and all share a common theoretical approach based on the Principles and Parameters theory. They favour, discuss and sometimes challenge traditional explanations of first and second language acquisition in terms of maturation of general principles universal to all languages. They all depart from the view that language acquisition can be explained in terms of learning language specific rules, constraints or structures. The different parts into which this volume is organized reflect different approaches that current research has offered, which deal with issues of development of reflexive pronouns, determiners, clitics, verbs, auxiliaries, Inflection, wh-movement, rssumptive pronouns, topic and focus, mood, the syntax/discourse interface, topic and focus, and null arguments.
S Seorita! Provides a unique opportunity for students to understand the close connection between the Spanish language and culture. The wide variety of culturally rich illustrations motivates children to experience the language while discovering the beauty of the culture.
In this book, a colorful illustrated character bundles up to battle the cold weather before shoveling the fresh snow. With easy-to-read text, early readers will watch snow become a snowman with the help of some hard work and a big hat!
A Spanish-English bilingual dictionary specifically written to meet the needs of Spanish learners of English. The best bilingual dictionary of Spanish and English for beginner to upper-intermediate learners. It has been especially written to meet the needs of Spanish speakers learning English and includes over 110,000 headwords and phrases, as well as a wealth of information geared specifically to enhance understanding and improve communication skills in English. It includes extensive notes highlighting the most common mistakes made by Hispanic learners (informed by the Cambridge Learner Corpus). The grammar boxes concentrate on the most difficult and problematic aspects of learning English.
PUENTES is the market-leading one-semester program designed to meet the unique challenges of high-beginner or intensive first-year Spanish courses. With a dynamic power-pacing organization, rich integration of culture, and a full array of ancillary components, PUENTES reinforces familiar concepts while motivating students to progress from receptive knowledge to active and accurate use of Spanish. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Each Vocabulary Handbook presents an extensive pool of words for clear and accurate usage. More than 8,000 key terms and phrases, organized by function and topic and thoroughly cross-referenced for your convenience.
Spanish Pen Pals Made Easy provides an easy way for pupils to communicate in Spanish with other Spanish speakers. It contains fill-in-the-gap letters, so even pupils just beginning to learn Spanish can have the satisfaction of being able to communicate effectively in Spanish. The format is ideal for non-specialist teachers as it does not require fluency and little or no preparation is required. English translations of the letters are included, as are lists of vocabulary, key grammar points and extension ideas. For the student, Spanish Pen Pals Made Easy is easy to follow, instills confidence and helps to foster positive attitudes towards foreign language learning.
Illustrations depicting everyday sights, objects and activities guide the reader through a lesson in Spanish, including useful words and phrases, time, colors, days, clothes, parts of the body, shapes and senses.