Ciao Enhanced

Author: Carla Larese Riga
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781111352455
Release Date: 2011-01-01
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Even more flexible, lively, and diverse with the full support of online technology, the seventh edition of CIAO! continues to emphasize practical, communicative use of Italian by teaching the four language skills and providing an enhanced introduction to Italian life and culture. The new edition is distinguished by the integration of video and music, allowing a new perspective on the cultural aspects of Italian life and culture, as well as a refreshing venue for practicing new grammar and vocabulary. A fully interactive and engaging eBook allows students to take advantage of a more portable, downloadable course in introductory Italian. The thematically based chapters are enhanced by 'Vedute d'Italia' sections, which focus on the vibrant life of modern-day Italy and the country's rich cultural heritage. CIAO! offers a proven approach known for its thorough grammar presentation and consistent grammar practice. Activities involve student collaboration and move the learners from more form-focused to more communicative exercises in each chapter. Students find that CIAO! provides an all-in-one grammar and vocabulary program that allows them to communicate in Italian with confidence and gives them a unique cultural perspective on an ever-changing Italy. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Ponti Italiano terzo millennio

Author: Elissa Tognozzi
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781111808532
Release Date: 2009-01-08
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Now available in a dynamic four-color design that captures the flavor of modern Italy and its relationship to the world, this thoroughly updated Second Edition of PONTI: ITALIANO TERZO MILLENNIO promotes learning through interaction and reflection, while strengthening the second-year student's language skills. With its innovative integration of cultural content and technology, the Second Edition encourages students to expand on chapter themes through web-based exploration and activities. Taking a strong communicative approach, the book's wealth of contextualized exercises and activities make it well suited to current teaching methodologies, and its emphasis on spoken and written communication ensures that students express themselves with confidence. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Berlitz Essential Italian

Author: Berlitz Guides
Publisher: Berlitz Publishing
ISBN: 2831557178
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Includes twenty lessons featuring bilingual dialogs, a pronunciation guide, vocabulary and basic grammar, and practice exercises

Translating the Other

Author: Cristiana Giordano
ISBN: UCAL:C3507758
Release Date: 2006

I conducted extensive ethnographic and archival research at three main institutional settings in the city of Turin: (1) an ethno-psychiatric clinic (Centro Frantz Fanon) that offers psychological support exclusively to migrants, (2) a Catholic non-profit association that helps migrant women prostitutes file criminal charges against their exploiters, and (3) a Catholic comunita d'accoglienza (roughly translated as 'host community') run by nuns and designed as a temporary residence for migrant women. I address the experience of displacement, mental illness, and policies of social integration of migrants to Italy. By focusing on these different sites---which work in conjunction to provide care to a wide range of migrants---I ask the following questions: (1) How do Catholic nuns adjust their own universalizing mission to the 'rehabilitation' of migrant prostitutes? (2) How does normative psychiatry itself get reformulated in diagnosing migrant patients? (3) Why do State and Catholic groups promote a similar discourse of redemption and expiation through aid programs for "victims of human trafficking"?

Ciao Workbook lab Manual

Author: Carla Federici
Publisher: Harcourt College Pub
ISBN: 0155006460
Release Date: 1993-12-01
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Sharpen your ear for spoken Italian, practice listening and speaking Italian in real-life situations, and expand your understanding of Italian culture with this practical Italian workbook and lab manual to accompany your CIAO! textbook. Filled with vocabulary-expansion activities, grammatical exercises, and illustration- and realia-based activities, this workbook/lab manual gives you the practice you need to succeed.

Basic Italian

Author: Stella Peyronnel
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134277803
Release Date: 2005-11-17
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Introducing Italian culture and people through the medium of the language used today, Basic Italian: A Grammar and Workbook provides readers with the basic tools to express themselves in a wide variety of situations. Presenting twenty-three individual grammar points in lively and realistic contexts, Basic Italian is an accessible reference grammar with related exercises in one, easy to follow volume. Each unit consists of jargon-free explanations and comparisons with English, which focus upon the more common difficulties experienced by learners of Italian. Features include: * contemporary examples in both Italian and English * grammar tables for easy reference * full exercise answer key * glossary of grammatical terms. Basic Italian is the ideal reference and practice book for beginners, as well as for students with some knowledge of the language.

Dino Buzzati and Anglo American Culture

Author: Valentina Polcini
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 9781443860833
Release Date: 2014-06-02
Genre: Literary Criticism

This book investigates the relationship between Dino Buzzati’s fiction and Anglo-American culture by focusing on his re-use of visual texts (Arthur Rackham’s illustrations), narrative sources (Joseph Conrad’s novels), and topoi belonging to such genres as the seafaring tale, the ghost story and the Christmas story. Tracing Buzzati’s recurring theme of the loss of imagination, Dino Buzzati and Anglo-American Culture shows that, far from being a mere imitator, he carries on an original and conscious reworking of pre-existing literary motifs. Especially through the adoption of intertextual strategies, Buzzati laments the lack of an imaginative urge in contemporary society and attempts a recovery of the fantastic imagery of his models. Alongside a reconsideration of Buzzati’s intertextuality, this book offers new insights into Buzzati’s fantastic fiction, by highlighting its playful and ironic component as opposed to the more overtly pervading sense of gloominess and nostalgia. Furthermore, while filling a gap in the critical study of Buzzati in the English-speaking world, the book contributes towards a general reassessment of an author who, although regarded as minor for many years, can rightly be ranked among the masters of twentieth-century fantastic literature.