Handbook of Contemporary Spanish Grammar, 2nd Edition

Handbook of Contemporary Spanish Grammar, 2nd Edition

A reference and practice book for students of Spanish | Ana Beatriz Chiquito

© 2017 Loose-leaf | 8 ½ x 10 ½ inches | online vText
31 chapters | 550 pages

Loose-leaf format

Our Handbook of Contemporary Spanish Grammar combines thorough, accessible explanations on all major grammar topics, and provides an abundance of real-world examples and print and digital activities. The content and flexible organization enables its use as a standalone text for advanced Spanish courses, companion grammar reference for heritage speakers and Spanish majors, or as a self-study tool for students who want to go beyond the grammar taught in introductory or intermediate courses. Features include:

  • A topical structure that is flexible and simple to navigate
  • Latest updates and revisions from the Nueva gramática by the Real Academia Española
  • Concise, comprehensive explanations with an emphasis on lexical and regional variations
  • A practical glossary of common word combinations
  • An array of activities for students to practice and apply each grammar point
  • Groundbreaking, text-specific technology—now on a new Supersite platform with powerful tools—copy all assignments from previous courses in minutes, set time limits and passwords for assessments, add customized content, and more
  • New animated grammar tutorials for review any time
  • vText—the interactive, online version of the textbook—that links directly with Supersite practice activities
  • iPad®-friendly* Supersite and vText for access on the go

What’s new in A Handbook of Contemporary Spanish Grammar, 2nd Edition?

  • Student Edition now available in loose-leaf or digital format (vText) for cost-saving alternatives
  • Even more practice activities—in the textbook and on the Supersite
  • Engaging, animated grammar tutorials as review for students
  • Simplified grammar explanations with more familiar language
  • Extra margin notes, including ones to assist English speakers
  • More cross-references to other sections and chapters
  • A new Supersite platform with powerful tools—copy all assignments from previous courses in minutes; add your own content; set assessment time limits and passwords; and more
  • iPad®-friendly* Supersite and vText for access on the go

Check out the simple chapter organization that offers easy navigation through grammar topics.

For more details, download a Table of Contents.

A Handbook of Contemporary Spanish Grammar

Chapter 1: The Spanish Language
Chapter 2: Nouns
Chapter 3: Adjectives
Chapter 4: Determiners
Chapter 5: The Article
Chapter 6: Quantifiers: Numbers
Chapter 7: Indefinite quantifiers and pronouns
Chapter 8: Demonstratives
Chapter 9: Possessives
Chapter 10: Adverbs
Chapter 11: Comparison
Chapter 12: Prepositions
Chapter 13: Personal pronouns
Chapter 14: Questions and question words
Chapter 15: Relative pronouns and adverbs
Chapter 16: Conjunctions
Chapter 17: The present indicative
Chapter 18: The preterite and imperfect
Chapter 19: The present perfect and the past perfect
Chapter 20: The future
Chapter 21: The conditional
Chapter 22: The subjunctive
Chapter 23: Use of the subjunctive
Chapter 24: The imperative
Chapter 25: Nonpersonal verb forms
Chapter 26: Verb phrases and modal verbs
Chapter 27: Reflexive pronouns and verbs
Chapter 28: Passive and impersonal constructions
Chapter 29: To be and to become
Chapter 30: Use of ser and estar
Chapter 31: Indirect discourse

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  • vText online, interactive Student Edition
  • iPad®-friendly*

  • For students
  • Textbook activities—online
  • Additional activities for extra practice
  • Animated grammar tutorials
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  • Composition tool to create and submit writing assignments online
  • Quizzes for self-assessment
  • Online dictionary
  • Live Chat (video or audio) and instant messaging
  • vText online, interactive Student Edition
  • iPad®-friendly*