Latino College Students’ Development of Advanced Literacy in Spanish

Gramática Funcional del Español en los EE.UU. - María Cecelia Colombi

María Cecelia Colombi [+-]
University of California, Davis
María Cecelia Colombi is a professor in the Spanish Department at the University of California, Davis. Her recent publications include Mi Lengua: Spanish as a Heritage Language in the U.S. (co-edited with Ana Roca, 2003), Developing Advanced Literacy in First and Second Language (co-edited with Mary Schleppegrell, 2002) and Palabra Abierta (co-authored with Jill Pellettieri and Mabel Rodriguez, 2007).

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This Spanish language book makes a contribution in Spanish linguistics by describing lexico-grammatical features of Spanish in oral and written texts in everyday and academic contexts, as it is used by proficient speakers of the language and realized by bilingual students while developing advanced literacy in Spanish. It also addresses the situation of Spanish as the second most used language after English in the United States. It will be of use to advanced students of Spanish or teachers of Spanish and other practitioners who would be interested in using the tools of functional grammar in Spanish for text analysis and interpretation. The ultimate goal of this study is to identify and describe the features of Spanish academic language which impact students’ success in their pursuit of advanced literacy.

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Colombi, María Cecelia . Latino College Students’ Development of Advanced Literacy in Spanish. Gramática Funcional del Español en los EE.UU.. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. Nov 2020. ISBN 9781908049483. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=24936. Date accessed: 21 May 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.24936. Nov 2020

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