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The Regions of France: A Reference Guide to History and by M. Wayne Northcutt

By M. Wayne Northcutt

This is often the only reference paintings that French academics, scholars, and librarians want for pupil assignments at the areas of France. A one-stop, easy-to-use reference consultant prepared via area, it deals in-depth and complete insurance of the cultural lifestyles (including food and recipes), customs, historical past, politics, and the economic climate of every area. there's no different reference paintings love it in both English or French. It makes the 22 areas of France obtainable to scholars and others drawn to glossy and modern France and is helping them to appreciate the complexities of France this day and the function of a number of the areas within the kingdom

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Originally published in Spanish as El español y los siete pecados capitales. Madrid: Alianza Editorial, 1966. Spain Is Different 21 Encounter One: Maleducado Jeff is a professor on a Fulbright scholarship, teaching American literature at a Spanish university. Accustomed to a small private college, he dislikes the crowded, smoky, noisy halls of the university and usually hurries to and from his office as quickly and unobtrusively as possible, speaking to no one. He knew no Spanish prior to coming to Spain, and though he is taking Spanish classes, he does not find the language easy— another reason why he feels shy around groups of Spaniards talking loudly at high speed.

Because Americans move from place to place and change jobs frequently, they develop the ability to establish new relationships quickly and easily. This is accomplished in a variety of ways: in school; through one’s job, hobbies, or club life; at parties; through church or temple; and by participating in sports. One of the reasons this process is quick and easy is that Americans often compartmentalize their relationships into friends from work, friends from the team, and so on. 47 48 One American social habit that facilitates an immediate rapport with a new acquaintance is that of asking personal questions and volunteering personal information.

The Spaniard resisted this speaking style, claiming that it was alien both to him and to his Spanish clients. Americans often feel irritated at being brought to Spain to demonstrate something only to meet resistance from Spaniards. However, such resistance is inevitable if the American is trying to show Spaniards how to be like Americans. Most Spaniards do not wish to be like Americans; they only want to have the benefit of their know-how. Therefore, to be successful in Spain, Americans must be able to sift out technique from attitude.

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