This highly successful program offers a flexible, concise introduction to grammar and communication for students and professionals seeking a working knowledge of the Spanish language. Designed for one- or two-semester courses in Introductory Spanish, Basic Spanish Grammar offers a wealth of features and components that also make it ideal for college extension courses, adult and continuing education courses, and Spanish courses for professionals or special purposes. In six correlated manuals, students apply the structures presented in Basic Spanish Grammar to practical contexts and develop vocabulary for specific purposes.
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Ana C. Jarvis, a native of Paraguay, was born in Asuncion and attended school in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She received her Ph.D. in Spanish from the University of California, Riverside, in 1973. Presently an instructor of Spanish at Chandler-Gilbert Community College in Chandler, Arizona, Dr. Jarvis previously taught at Mesa Community College, the University of California, Riverside, San Bernardino Valley College, Brigham Young University, and Riverside City College. In addition to authoring numerous Spanish textbooks, she has published several short stories in Spanish. In 1988, she was chosen "Faculty Member of the Year" at Chandler-Gilbert Community College.
Raquel Lebredo was born in Camagüey, Cuba. She attended school in Havana and later enrolled at the University of Havana, where she received a Ph.D. in education in 1950. She was subsequently employed as an elementary school principal, and taught literature and language at a preparatory school in Havana. After living in Spain for a period of time, she moved in 1968 to the United States. Dr. Lebredo was awarded a Ph.D. in Spanish from the University of California, Riverside, in 1973. Since then she has taught Spanish at Claremont Graduate School, Crafton Hills College, the University of Redlands, and California Baptist University, and has authored several Spanish textbooks. In 1985, she was chosen "Faculty Member of the Year" by the student body at California Baptist University, and in 1991 she received a YWCA "Women of Achievement" award. Prof. Lebredo is retired.
Francisco Mena-Ayllon, a native of Madrid, Spain, received his Ph.D. in Spanish from the University of California, Riverside, in 1973. He has taught Spanish language and literature courses at the University of California, Riverside, Oberlin College, California State University, Chico, the University of Redlands, and Crafton Hills College. In addition to authoring numerous Spanish textbooks in the United States, he has published a book about Federico Garcia Lorca and several volumes of his own poetry. His poetry has been published in Spain, Latin America, and the United States. His work has also been included in several anthologies of contemporary Spanish poets, and he is listed in Quien es quien en las letras espanolas, 1978 (Who's Who in Spanish Letters), as an important contributor to contemporary Spanish literature. Prof. Mena-Ayllon is retired.
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Book Description Cengage Learning, 1999. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Contents Leccin preliminar I 1. Greetings and farewells 2. Cardinal numbers 0-39 3. The alphabet 4. Personal information 5. Days of the week 6. Months of the year 7. Colors En el laboratorio Leccin preliminar II 1. Gender and number 2. The definite and indefinite articles 3. Subject pronouns 4. The present indicative of ser 5. Uses of hay 6. Cardinal numbers 40-299 En el laboratorio Leccin 1 1. The present indicative of regular -ar verbs 2. Interrogative and negative sentences 3. Forms and position of adjectives 4. Telling time 5. Cardinal numbers 300-1,000 En el laboratorio Leccin 2 1. Agreement of articles, nouns, and adjectives 2. The present indicative of regular -er and -ir verbs 3. Possession with de 4. Possessive adjectives 5. The personal a En el laboratorio Leccin 3 1. The irregular verbs ir, dar, and estar 2. Ir a + infinitive 3. Uses of the verbs ser and estar 4. Contractions En el laboratorio Leccin 4 1. The irregular verbs tener and venir 2. Expressions with tener 3. Comparative forms 4. Irregular comparative forms En el laboratorio Leccin 5 1. Stem-changing verbs (e:ie) 2. Some uses of the definite article 3. The present progressive 4. Ordinal numbers En el laboratorio Cunto sabe usted ahora? Lecciones 1-5 Leccin 6 1. Stem-changing verbs (o:ue) 2. Affirmative and negative expressions 3. Pronouns as object of a preposition 4. Direct object pronouns En el laboratorio Leccin 7 1. Stem-changing verbs (e:i) 2. Irregular first-person forms 3. Saber contrasted with conocer 4. Indirect object pronouns En el laboratorio Leccin 8 1. Pedir contrasted with preguntar 2. Special construction with gustar, doler, and hacer falta 3. Demonstrative adjectives and pronouns 4. Direct and indirect object pronouns used together En el laboratorio Leccin 9 1. Possessive pronouns 2. Reflexive constructions 3. Command forms (Ud. and Uds.) 4. Uses of object pronouns with command forms En el laboratorio Leccin 10 1. The preterit of regular verbs 2. The preterit of ser, ir, and dar 3. Uses of por and para 4. Seasons of the year and weather expressions En el laboratorio Cunto sabe usted ahora? Lecciones 6-10 Leccin 11 1. Time expressions with hacer 2. Irregular preterits 3. The preterit of stem-changing verbs (e:i and o:u) 4. Command forms (t) En el laboratorio Leccin 12 1. En and a as equivalents of at 2. The imperfect tense 3. The past progressive 4. The preterit contrasted with the imperfect En el laboratorio Leccin 13 1. Changes in meaning with the imperfect and preterit of conocer, saber, and querer 2. Hace meaning ago 3. Uses of se 4. Qu? and cul? used with ser En el laboratorio Leccin 14 1. The past participle 2. The present perfect tense 3. The past perfect (pluperfect) tense En el laboratorio Leccin 15 1. The future tense 2. The conditional tense 3. Some uses of the prepositions a, de, and en En el laboratorio Cunto sabe usted ahora? Lecciones 6-10 Leccin 16 1. The present subjunctive 2. The subjunctive with verbs of volition 3. The absolute superlative En el laboratorio Leccin 17 1. The subjunctive to express emotion 2. The subjunctive with some impersonal expressions 3. Formation of adverbs En el laboratorio Leccin 18 1. The subjunctive to express doubt, disbelief, and denial 2. The subjunctive to express indefiniteness and nonexistence 3. Diminutive suffixes En el laboratorio Leccin 19 1. The subjunctive after certain conjunctions 2. The present perfect subjunctive 3. Uses of the present perfect subjunctive En el laboratorio Leccin 20 1. The imperfect subjunctive 2. Uses of the imperfect subjunctive 3. If clauses En el laboratorio Cunto sabe usted ahora? Lecciones 16-20 Appendixes: A. Spanish Pronunciation. B. Verbs. C. Careers and Occupations. D. Answer Key to Cunto sabe usted ahora? Sections. Spanish-English Vocabulary. English-Spanish Vocabulary. Index. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0395962978