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The Pasajes series is one of the most widely used and highly respected programs for intermediate Spanish courses in North America. As in previous editions, the sixth edition of Pasajes consists of three volumes, all coordinated by theme, chapter by chapter: a review of grammar (Lengua), a cultural reader (Cultura), and a literary reader (Literatura). The result is a very flexible program that can be used in any combination and thus is easily adapted to suit the needs of a wide variety of instructors and intermediate courses. The new edition offers a brand new interior design, brief new cultural readings with accompanying photos, updated and revised activities, and more!

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ISBN-13: 9780394328768
Publisher: Random House, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/01/1983
Pages: 192

About the Author

Mary Lee Bretz is Professor Emerita of Spanish and former Chair of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Rutgers University. Professor Bretz received her Ph.D. in Spanish from the University of Maryland. She has published numerous books and articles on nineteenth- and twentieth-century Spanish literature and on the application of contemporary literary theory to the study and teaching of Hispanic literature.

Trisha Dvorak is Senior Program Manager with Educational Outreach at the University of Washington. She has coordinated elementary language programs in Spanish and taught courses in Spanish language and foreign language methodology. Professor Dvorak received her Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics from the University of Texas at Austin. She has published books and articles on aspects of foreign language learning and teaching and is co-author of Composición: Proceso y síntesis, a writing text for third year college students.

Carl Kirschner is Professor of Spanish and Dean of Rutgers College. Formerly Chair of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Rutgers, he has taught courses in linguistics (syntax and semantics), sociolinguistics and bilingualism, and second language acquisition. Professor Kirschner received his Ph.D. in Spanish Linguistics from the University of Massachusetts. He has published a book on Spanish semantics and numerous articles on Spanish syntax, semantics, and bilingualism, and edited a volume on Romance linguistics.

Rodney Bransdorfer received his Ph.D. in Spanish Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has taught at Purdue University, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and Gustavus Adolphus College. He is currently Professor of Spanish at Central Washington University. He has presented papers at national conferences such as AATSP and AAAL. In addition to his work on the Pasajes series, he has authored or co-authored several other McGraw-Hill titles including: ¡Avance!, Second Edition (2008), ¿Qué te parece?, Third Edition (2005), the instructor's annotations for Nuevos Destinos: Spanish in Review (1998), and the instructor's annotations for Destinos: Alternate Edition (1997).

Table of Contents

Bienvenidos (preliminary chapter)Capítulo 1: Tipos y estereotiposDescribir y comentarImágenes: No somos los únicos que estereotipamosLengua 1. Gender and number of nouns 2. Basic patterns of adjective agreement 3. Equivalents of to be: ser, estar 4. Subject pronouns and the present indicative 5. Direct objectsEnlaceCapítulo 2: La comunidad humanaDescribir y comentarImágenes: La diversidad hispanaLengua 6. Impersonal se and passive se 7. Indirect objects 8. Sequence of object pronouns 9. The imperfect indicative10. Reflexive structures11. Gustar and similar verbsEnlaceCapítulo 3: Costumbres y tradicionesDescribir y comentarImágenes: La romería a Cartago: Una tradición costarricenseLengua12. Forms of the preterite13. Hacer in expressions of time14. Preterite/Imperfect contrast15. Relative pronouns: que, quienEnlaceCapítulo 4: La familiaDescribir y comentarImágenes: La función de la familia extendida hispanaLengua16. Imperatives: Formal direct commands17. The subjunctive mood : Concept; forms of the present subjunctive18. Uses of the subjunctive: Persuasion19. Imperatives: Informal direct commandsEnlaceCapítulo 5: Geografía, demografía, tecnologíaDescribir y comentarImágenes: La variedad geográfica en el mundo hispanoLengua20. More relative pronouns21. Positive, negative, and indefinite expressions22. Uses of the subjunctive: Certainty versus doubt; emotionEnlaceCapítulo 6: El hombre y la mujer en el mundo actualDescribir y comentarImágenes: Hispanoamérica: ¿Todavía una zona católica?Lengua23. Present perfect indicative24. Present perfect subjunctive25. Uses of the subjunctive: Adjective clausesEnlaceCapítulo 7: El mundo de los negociosDescribir y comentarImágenes: Las prácticas empresariales entre culturasLengua26. Review of the preterite27. Review of the uses of the subjunctive28. The past subjunctive: Concept; forms29. Use of subjunctive and indicative in adverbial clausesEnlaceCapítulo 8: Creencias e ideologíasDescribir y comentarImágenes: La medicina alternativa en HispanoaméricaLengua30. The subjunctive in adverbial clauses: Interdependence31. Por and para32. The process se33. Review of the subjunctive: An overviewEnlaceCapítulo 9: Los hispanos en los Estados UnidosDescribir y comentarImágenes: El futuro del inglés en los Estados UnidosLengua34. The passive voice35. Resultant state or condition versus passive voice36. “No-fault” se constructions37. A and en EnlaceCapítulo 10: La vida modernaDescribir y comentarImágenes: La televisión en el mundo hispanoLengua38. Future and conditional39. If clauses with simple tenses40. ComparisonsEnlaceCapítulo 11: La ley y la libertad individualDescribir y comentarImágenes: Los gobiernos militares del Cono Sur y los desaparecidosLengua41. Other forms of the perfect indicative42. The perfect subjunctive43. More on the sequence of tensesEnlaceCapítulo 12: El trabajo y el ocioDescribir y comentarImágenes: El tiempo libre a la hispanaLengua 44. Review of verb forms45. Progressive forms46. Restrictions on the use of the -ndo formEnlaceAppendices1. Syllabication and Stress2. Spelling Changes3. Verb Conjugations4. Prepositional Pronouns5. Possessive Adjectives and Pronouns6. Demonstrative Adjectives and Pronouns7. Tener and Hacer Expressions8. Answers to Repaso Activities

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