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Spanish & English Translation

Acentos Escritos del Español
Gramática Española. El Verbo
Mexican-American Spanish in its Societal and Cultural Contexts
Ortografía para Estudiantes Bilingües
Research Issues and Problems in United States Spanish
Spanish-English Dictionary for Electricity and Electronics / El Diccionario Español-Ingles de la Electricidad y de las Electrónicas
Traducción de la Persuasión Publicitaria / The Translation of Persuasion in Advertising


Los Acentos Escritos del Español
Jorge Green Huie

This pamphlet, written in Spanish, divides the functions of the written accents of Spanish into seven sections, each of which contains both complete explanations and copious exercises. It is particularly stressed that the accent marks of Spanish are used in highly systematic ways that allow almost no exceptions and that it is not at all necessary to learn them one word at a time, as must be done with English spelling forms. A student working alone with this pamphlet can master this aspect of written Spanish in less than a week.

Brownsville: Queztalnahuac, 1996 (Soft cover, $9). Available at the UTB/TSC Barnes & Noble Bookstore, (956) 882-8249.

Green is a professor in the Modern Languages Department.

 

Gramática Española. El Verbo.
Roberto Cortina

This is a practical manual of Spanish verb conjugations. After an overview of the Spanish verbs (Infinitive endings, moods, tenses, subject pronouns, active and passive voices), it discusses the simple and compound tenses of the indicative and subjunctive moods, the passive voice and its limited use in Spanish, and the forms used instead of the passive construction. An explanation of each tense is accompanied by exercises. Included throughout the manual are charts on simple and compound conjugations, irregular verbs, spelling changes and tenses in which they appear, and side-by-side active and passive conjugations.

Brownsville: UTB/TSC. 2004 (Soft cover, $5). Available at the UTB/TSC Barnes & Noble Bookstore, (956) 882-8249.

Cortina is an assistant professor of Spanish in the Modern Languages Department.

 

Mexican-American Spanish in its Societal and Cultural Contexts
George K. Green, series editor and co-editor

This is volume 3 in the Rio Grande Research Group for Language and Linguistics Series. Green is both the series editor and a co-editor of a collection of scholarly articles within this volume. Issues examined within the volume include Mexican-American discourse, sociological cultural issues and processes, language attitudes and educational issues.

Edinburg and El Paso: The University of Texas-Pan American and The University of Texas at El Paso Printing, 1990 (Soft cover, $25). Available from George K. Green, Cardenas Hall South, Room 211, (956) 882-8872.

Green is a professor in the Modern Languages Department.

 

Ortografía para Estudiantes Bilingües
Roberto Cortina

This is a manual of Spanish orthography; it presents detailed information on the alphabet, diphthongs, syllabication and a detailed description of spelling problems, such as b/v, c/s/z, g/j, h, etc. It includes sections on numerals, written accents and capitalization. Each section contains numerous practice exercises.

Brownsville: UTB/TSC, 2005. (Soft cover, $6.15). Available at the UTB/TSC Barnes & Noble Bookstore, (956) 882-8249.

Cortina is an assistant professor of Spanish in the Modern Languages Department.

 

Research Issues and Problems in United States Spanish
George K. Green, series editor and co-editor

This is volume 2 in the Rio Grande Research Group for Language and Linguistic Series. Green served as both series editor and co-editor of a collection of scholarly articles within this volume. Dealing with both Mexican-American Spanish and Spanish in the United States context, the volume concludes that class variations in language are more important than dialect variations.

Edinburg and El Paso: University of Texas-Pan American and The University of Texas at El Paso Printing, 1988 (Soft cover, $25). Available from George K. Green, Cardenas Hall South, Room 211, (956) 882-8872.

Green is a professor in the Modern Languages Department.

 

Spanish-English Dictionary for Electricity and Electronics / El Diccionario Español-Ingles de la Electricidad y de las Electrónicas
Valerie Gámez, James E. Titus and James E. Titus II

This was been developed as a multi-functional reference tool. It will assist with accurate communication between English and Spanish workers in the electrical field and instructors and students in an educational setting. On the job site, it will help to clarify directions, materials and processes, eliminating errors and promoting efficient project completion. This book can be used for technical education, apprenticeship training, job site reference or an office desktop manual. This book incorporates a two-in-one design that allows for a Spanish-to-English translation or an English-to-Spanish translation to help bridge the connection between languages.

Clifton Park, New York: Thomson Delmar Learning (now Cengage Delmar Learning), 2007 (Soft cover, $34.95). Available from the Delmar website and major booksellers.

Gámez is an academic advisor for the College of Science, Mathematics and Technology.

 

La Traducción de la Persuasión Publicitaria / The Translation of Persuasion in Advertising
José M. Dávila-Montes

This Spanish-language work takes a novel, interdisciplinary approach, examining the goal of persuasion and the connection between the visual and the textual across languages, by analyzing issues in the translation of advertising between Spanish and English through the lenses of psychoanalysis, semiotics, neurolinguistics and comparative rhetoric. To persuade is to create new meaning in the mind of a counterpart, but in different cultures, persuaded meaning can be woven by using textures and patterns that greatly differ from the persuasive strategies of the source/persuading culture.

New York: Edwin Mellen Press, 2008 (Hard cover, $149.95). Available from the Mellen Press website.

Dávila-Montes is an assistant professor of Spanish translation and interpreting and the coordinator of the translation programs in the Department of Modern Languages.

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