Mixed media product
August 2, 2021
11.00 Inches (US)
8.50 Inches (US)
3.3 Pounds (US)
$149.95 USD, £112.50 GBP
v2.1 Reference

Gramática para la composición with website, tercera edición

This best-selling textbook guides advanced students through progressively more complex types of writing by organizing the grammar lessons on a functionalist basis around the needs of composition. This innovative approach to teaching Spanish grammar and composition promotes systematic language development and enables students to strengthen their expressive and editing skills in the language in order to write more effectively and confidently. The accompanying companion website—included with the book—offers fully integrated exercises to use alongside the text.


• A colorful design that helps students navigate the book more easily and engage visual learning strategies

• Readings for major composition exercises that stress authentic, connected discourse

• Streamlined treatment of points of grammar, including an explanation for more than twelve functions of se with a rule of subject reflexivization

For Instructors: Separate print Teacher's Editions of Gramática para la compocisión are no longer available. Instead, instructors should submit exam and desk copy requests using ISBN 978-1-64712-215-7.

About the Authors

M. Stanley Whitley is professor emeritus of Spanish and linguistics at Wake Forest University. He is the author of Spanish/English Contrasts: A Course in Spanish Linguistics, Second Edition (Georgetown University Press, 2002), coauthor of Teaching Spanish Grammar with Pictures: How to Use William Bull's Visual Grammar of Spanish (Georgetown University Press, 2010), and coauthor of Pronouncing English: A Stress-Based Approach with CD-ROM (Georgetown University Press, 2004).

Luis H. González is a professor of Spanish and linguistics at Wake Forest University. He completed his PhD at the University of California, Davis. His main areas of research are semantic roles, case, reflexivization, clitic doubling, differential object marking, dichotomies in languages, Spanish linguistics, and second language learning. He is a co-author of Gramática para la composición and the author of Cómo entender y cómo enseñar por y para, Four Dichotomies in Spanish: Adjective Position, Adjectival Clauses, Ser/Estar, and Preterite/Imperfect, and The Fundamentally Simple Logic of Language: Learning a Second Language with the Tools of the Native Speaker.


"A comprehensive text for upper-intermediate Spanish composition courses that is complemented by online, student-oriented materials... A resource that can be used beyond the scope of the class for which it is assigned and can remain an active part of students' libraries long after the class is finished." — Hispania

"The breadth and depth of each lesson's treatment of the requisite and relevant grammar points is remarkable: the ins and outs of Spanish structure and vocabulary (especially points troublesome to English speakers) are here clarified and exemplified.... An invaluable review and reference grammar which students will consult again and again, as they likely make this one textbook that they will not sell back to the bookstore at the end of the term." — Philip W. Klein, professor, University of Iowa
Georgetown University Press
tercera edición

9781647122157 : gramatica-para-la-composicion-with-website-3rd-edition-whitley-gonzalez
Mixed media product
560 Pages
$149.95 USD

Other Titles by M. Stanley Whitley

Teaching Spanish Grammar with Pictures

M. Stanley Whitley, Patricia V. Lunn
Nov 2010 - Georgetown University Press
$24.95 USD - DVD-ROM

Pronouncing English

Richard V. Teschner, M. Stanley Whitley
Apr 2004 - Georgetown University Press
$39.95 USD - Paperback / softback

Spanish/English Contrasts, Second Edition

M. Stanley Whitley
Aug 2002 - Georgetown University Press
$39.95 USD - Paperback / softback

Other Titles in FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / Spanish

Mastering Spanish through Global Debate

Nieves Knapp, Krishauna Hines-Gaither, Morella Ruscitti-Tovar
Feb 2023 - Georgetown University Press
$49.95 USD - Paperback / softback

A Primer of Pastoral Spanish

Michael J. McGrath
Nov 2022 - The Catholic University of America Press
$24.95 USD - Paperback / softback

Outcomes of University Spanish Heritage Language Instruction in the United States

edited by Melissa A. Bowles, with contributions by Julio Torres, Sara M. Beaudrie, Bonnie C. Holmes, Adrian Bello-Uriarte, Celia Chomón Zamora, Melissa A. Bowles, Sara Fernández Cuenca, Damián Vergara Wilson, Claudia Holguín Mendoza
Apr 2022 - Georgetown University Press
$49.95 USD - Paperback / softback
$149.95 USD - Hardback
$49.95 USD - Electronic book text