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Threatening Animals?, Heather I. Sullivan 2016 Trinity University

Threatening Animals?, Heather I. Sullivan

Heather I Sullivan

Threatening predators and pernicious beasts continue to play significant roles in the human imaginary even as human threats to other species increase exponentially in the age of Anthropocene. While posthumanist animal studies and material ecocriticism sync human and other animals within the biosphere’s living interactions, our shared material reciprocity is currently skewing ever more towards the human threat to other species – and so to ourselves as co-dependents. This essay explores the meaning of “threatening” and “threatened”. Five German texts presenting human-animal interactions in the Anthropocene’s span by Goethe, Kafka, Stifter, Duve, and Trojanow unsettle expectations of threats. In ...


Dirty Traffic And The Dark Pastoral In The Anthropocene: Narrating Refugees, Deforestation, Radiation, And Melting Ice, Heather I. Sullivan 2016 Trinity University

Dirty Traffic And The Dark Pastoral In The Anthropocene: Narrating Refugees, Deforestation, Radiation, And Melting Ice, Heather I. Sullivan

Heather I Sullivan

“Dirt is essentially disorder [....] Dirt offends against order,” asserts Mary Douglas in her 1966 anthropological text on “purity and pollution.” Dirt disturbs order; hence dirt is that which is disorderly and “out of place.” Similarly, according to Greg Garrard’s Ecocriticism (2012) the term pollution describes a cultural norm denoting something out of place: pollution, he writes, “does not name a substance or class of substances, but rather represents an implicit normative claim that too much of something is present in the environment, usually in the wrong place.” This definition of pollution and dirt as “something out of place,” however ...


Agency In The Anthropocene: Goethe, Radical Reality, And The New Materialisms, Heather I. Sullivan 2016 Trinity University

Agency In The Anthropocene: Goethe, Radical Reality, And The New Materialisms, Heather I. Sullivan

Heather I Sullivan

Our current era has been termed the Age of the “Anthropocene,” or the human- inflected geological era. This essay addresses the implications of human impact on the Earth as a form of “radical reality” by addressing the broad spectrum of human and non-human agency. The analysis follows a three-step process: it begins with an introduction to the new materialisms and distributed agency in contrast to Howard Tuttle’s notion of “radical reality” based on human consciousness. It then explores the agency of nature’s “vibrancy” in the debate occurring early in the Anthropocene (during Goethe’s lifetime) between “vitalism” and ...


Argument Omission In Portuguese As A Second Language, Elizabeth Parkin, Madeline Walker 2016 The University of Western Ontario

Argument Omission In Portuguese As A Second Language, Elizabeth Parkin, Madeline Walker

Western Papers in Linguistics / Cahiers linguistiques de Western

Interlanguage grammars are complex and are shaped by a combination of general learnability issues such as transfer and generalization, and characteristics of the individual learner, such as motivation and degree of extroversion (Lightbown & Spada, 2013; Selinker, 1972). The individual factors may be particularly salient in classroom learning, where motivation plays an important role in language learning. The question is whether they also play a role in areas that are implicit, perhaps occasionally touched on by the instructor but not necessarily part of the curriculum. Furthermore, the relationship between the different factors may change according to the proficiency level of the learners. This ...


Moving Beyond Comprehension In French: Question Development For Reading, Brian G. Kennelly 2016 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Moving Beyond Comprehension In French: Question Development For Reading, Brian G. Kennelly

Brian G. Kennelly

No abstract provided.


Comparing Cultures Sans Stereotyping, Brian G. Kennelly 2016 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Comparing Cultures Sans Stereotyping, Brian G. Kennelly

Brian G. Kennelly

No abstract provided.


The Origin And Development Of Tigrinya Language Publications (1886 - 1991) Volume One, Abraham Negash 2016 Santa Clara University

The Origin And Development Of Tigrinya Language Publications (1886 - 1991) Volume One, Abraham Negash

Abraham Negash

Tigrinya is a Semitic language spoken in Eritrea and in the Tigray Region of Northern Ethiopia. Tigrinya is one of the nine languages in Eritrea. It was one of Eritrea's official languages (along with Arabic) during its short-lived (1941-1952) federation with Ethiopia. When Eritrea was annexed by Ethiopia in 1958, Amharic replaced Tigrinya and Arabic and was established as the official language by the imperial government. In 1991, when Eritrea became an independent country, Tigrinya regained its status as a working language.

Tigrinya has its own alphabet of 32 letters adopted from Ge'ez, a language which exists with ...


Comparing Cultures Sans Stereotyping, Brian G. Kennelly 2016 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Comparing Cultures Sans Stereotyping, Brian G. Kennelly

Modern Languages and Literatures

No abstract provided.


Moving Beyond Comprehension In French: Question Development For Reading, Brian G. Kennelly 2016 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Moving Beyond Comprehension In French: Question Development For Reading, Brian G. Kennelly

Modern Languages and Literatures

No abstract provided.


Designing Thematic Instruction With Authentic Resources: Science And Technology, Brian G. Kennelly 2016 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Designing Thematic Instruction With Authentic Resources: Science And Technology, Brian G. Kennelly

Brian G. Kennelly

No abstract provided.


Odysée Funèbre De L’Homosexuel Bis? Rereading Tony Duvert’S Interdit De Séjour, Brian G. Kennelly 2016 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Odysée Funèbre De L’Homosexuel Bis? Rereading Tony Duvert’S Interdit De Séjour, Brian G. Kennelly

Brian G. Kennelly

No abstract provided.


En Dire Trop Sur Les Noirs? Contextualizing Genet’S Preface To Les Nègres, Brian Gordon Kennelly 2016 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

En Dire Trop Sur Les Noirs? Contextualizing Genet’S Preface To Les Nègres, Brian Gordon Kennelly

Brian G. Kennelly

What does the French playwright Jean Genet accomplish by rewriting the lengthy preface that he had prepared for his play Les Nègres? After discussing how the preface contextualizes the play, we consider for the first time the significance of the evolution of Genet’s authorial intentions both at the microtextual and macrotextual levels by comparing the full-length preface with its shortened, reordered version. We show that in rewriting his preface Genet endeavored to be more ambiguous as well as to counterbalance the cuts he had also made in rewriting the play for which it was written.


Designing Instruction For The #11;Ap French Language And Culture Course#11;, Brian G. Kennelly, Davara Potel, James Monk 2016 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Designing Instruction For The #11;Ap French Language And Culture Course#11;, Brian G. Kennelly, Davara Potel, James Monk

Brian G. Kennelly

No abstract provided.


Flogging A Dead Language: Reading, Sex, And Pastiche In Acker’S Don Quixote, Nicola Pitchford 2016 Fordham University

Flogging A Dead Language: Reading, Sex, And Pastiche In Acker’S Don Quixote, Nicola Pitchford

Nicola Pitchford

Pastiche is central to the resistant politics of Kathy Acker's writing--yet she would appear to agree with Fredric Jameson's influential critique of pastiche as "the wearing of a linguistic mask, speech in a dead language" (17). Her 1986 novel Don Quixote is all about having to speak "in a dead language" in the absence of a more "healthy" norm. It begins with the death of the protagonist, a female version of Cervantes's knight, who then goes on to narrate much of the subsequent story. Acker explains, "BEING DEAD, DON QUIXOTE COULD NO LONGER SPEAK. BEING BORN INTO ...


Threatening Animals?, Heather I. Sullivan 2016 Trinity University

Threatening Animals?, Heather I. Sullivan

Modern Languages and Literatures Faculty Research

Threatening predators and pernicious beasts continue to play significant roles in the human imaginary even as human threats to other species increase exponentially in the age of Anthropocene. While posthumanist animal studies and material ecocriticism sync human and other animals within the biosphere’s living interactions, our shared material reciprocity is currently skewing ever more towards the human threat to other species – and so to ourselves as co-dependents. This essay explores the meaning of “threatening” and “threatened”. Five German texts presenting human-animal interactions in the Anthropocene’s span by Goethe, Kafka, Stifter, Duve, and Trojanow unsettle expectations of threats. In ...


Claudia Pons-Moll, Francesc Torres-Tamarit (2016). Prosodically-Driven Morpheme Non-Realization In The Minorcan Catalan Dp. Talk Presented At The 24 Manchester Phonology Meeting. University Of Manchester., Clàudia Pons-Moll, Francesc Torres-Tamarit 2016 Universitat de Barcelona

Claudia Pons-Moll, Francesc Torres-Tamarit (2016). Prosodically-Driven Morpheme Non-Realization In The Minorcan Catalan Dp. Talk Presented At The 24 Manchester Phonology Meeting. University Of Manchester., Clàudia Pons-Moll, Francesc Torres-Tamarit

Clàudia Pons-Moll

Minorcan Catalan has an intriguing case of morpheme non-realization that is prosodically-driven and that cannot be accounted for allomorphically. Kinship appositional phrases are generally realized with the structure Es the-M.DEF.ART conco uncle en the-M.PERS.ART Jaume James ('uncle James') when the personal name starts with a consonant, but with the structure Es the-M.DEF.ART conco uncle ∅ Ángel ('uncle Ángel') when the personal name starts with a vowel. That is, the personal article en fails to surface when the personal name starts with a vowel. The same path, with non-realization of the personal article, is detected before ...


Slightly Independent And Illegal: Yaima Pardo’S Films Off_Line And Switch On At The Crossroads Of Literacy, Inclusion And Digital Filmmaking In Contemporary Cuban Cinema, Michelle Leigh Farrell 2016 Fairfield University

Slightly Independent And Illegal: Yaima Pardo’S Films Off_Line And Switch On At The Crossroads Of Literacy, Inclusion And Digital Filmmaking In Contemporary Cuban Cinema, Michelle Leigh Farrell

Michelle Leigh Farrell

Cuban filmmaker Yaima Pardo creates a participatory digital literacy campaign in her documentary OFF_LINE (2013) and documentary series SWITCH ON (2013-present). Through her work she establishes a multi-directional dialogue on digital literacy. Beyond this call for digital literacy, Pardo herself is part of a contemporary generation of Cuban filmmakers, nuevos realizadores that depend on digital technology to make, distribute and exhibit their works despite their illegal status as the Cuban state does not recognize their independent production companies. Challenging over five decades of control, Pardo and her peers are part of a larger national fight to redefine Cuban film.


Deaf Interpreter Education: Stories And Insights Shared By Working Deaf Interpreters And Deaf Interpreting Students, Jeremy Rogers 2016 Western Oregon University

Deaf Interpreter Education: Stories And Insights Shared By Working Deaf Interpreters And Deaf Interpreting Students, Jeremy Rogers

Master's of Arts in Interpreting Studies (MAIS) Theses

The purpose of this research study was to identify existing practices in interpreter preparation as it relates to Deaf interpreting students and working Deaf interpreters. In an effort to identify patterns in curricula, instructional approach, and formative experiences, the researcher aimed to distinguish effective instructional approaches for Deaf interpreting students. Working Deaf interpreters were interviewed to offer their perspective on existing preparation practices, both in formal academic settings and formative training. Secondly, Deaf interpreting students currently enrolled in Interpreter Preparation Programs (IPPs) were asked to reflect on their academic experiences and identify the most effective practices employed in their training ...


Ifele: A Method To Teach Spanish As A Second Language Within Communities Of Practice, Francisco Burgos 2016 Oakwood University

Ifele: A Method To Teach Spanish As A Second Language Within Communities Of Practice, Francisco Burgos

Andrews Research Conference Programs

This study, which involved classroom-based experimental research conducted during the Fall semester of 2013 in a Spanish class at Oakwood University, aimed at extending the findings of previous studies on the use of familiar texts in reading and writing (Brown 2007, Vygotsky 1978, Kern 2000, Rollins & Villamil 2001, McCourt 2006, Morris, Beck & Smith 2004, Smith & Carvill 2000, Baring 2008, Bonard 2000, White 2009, Freire 1970. To do so, this study examined empirically the impact of familiar texts on students’ reading and writing outcomes using treatment and control conditions for comparison. This study was also interested in demonstrating whether working with ...


Spanish For Heritage Speakers: Instructional Module #2, Gabriela C. Zapata 2016 California State University - Monterey Bay

Spanish For Heritage Speakers: Instructional Module #2, Gabriela C. Zapata

Activities and Assignments Collection

This is the second instructional module for the teaching of Spanish to heritage speakers at the intermediate level. The outcomes for this module are as follows:

1. Students will be able to understand the way in which a persuasive essay is organized and written;

2. Students will be able to continue applying the rules for the accentuation of palabras esdrújulas and agudas to improve their spelling;

3. Students will be able to understand the rules that govern the present tense in Spanish and why it is the most appropriate tense when writing a persuasive essay.

4. Students will learn the ...


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