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‘My Fellow Citizens’: Deaf Perspectives On Translating The Opening Line Of A Presidential Inaugural Address Into American Sign Language, Laurie Swabey, Brenda Nicodemus, Keith Cagle, Jimmy Beldon 2016 St. Catherine University

‘My Fellow Citizens’: Deaf Perspectives On Translating The Opening Line Of A Presidential Inaugural Address Into American Sign Language, Laurie Swabey, Brenda Nicodemus, Keith Cagle, Jimmy Beldon

Journal of Interpretation

Translating from English into American Sign Language holds a number of challenges, particularly when the English source text is a formal, high profile, scripted speech. This study examined perspectives of Deaf bilinguals on translating President Obama’s 2009 inaugural address into American Sign Language. We conducted a microanalysis of translations of the opening line – my fellow citizens’ – to investigate the product and processes employed by Deaf translators. Five Deaf ASL-English bilinguals who are ASL teachers or interpreters/translators were asked to translate the opening paragraph of the address and were interviewed about the processes they used to render their translations ...


Contextualized Recognition Of Fingerspelled Words, Campbell McDermid, Lynn Finton, Alexis Chasney 2016 National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Contextualized Recognition Of Fingerspelled Words, Campbell Mcdermid, Lynn Finton, Alexis Chasney

Journal of Interpretation

Fingerspelling, an aspect of American Sign Language, is difficult for second language English-speaking adults to learn (Bahleda, 1998), yet mastery is required by professional ASL-English interpreters. This study compared novice and expert interpreters’ interpretation of fingerspelled words under the assumption that exposure to priming material in their L1, English, would enable the interpreters to recognize those terms when fingerspelled in their L2, ASL. In this study, participants (15 novices, 15 experts) were asked to interpret an ASL text with 25 “carefully” fingerspelled words embedded. Ten subjects were not given priming materials, ten a list of words in printed English that ...


The Language Of Fashion: Communication, Conceptual Clothing, And The Runway Performance, Jarred Johnson 2016 Western Kentucky University

The Language Of Fashion: Communication, Conceptual Clothing, And The Runway Performance, Jarred Johnson

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

Scholars have long neglected the study of fashion as anything other than a socioeconomic and cultural phenomena that reflects the more substantial political and historical zeitgeist of a time period. This study takes up Gilles Lipovetsky’s plea for a “theoretical facelift” of the study of fashion. Using an original theoretical framework that delineates the communicative structures of fashion as fabric, drape, and accessory, this work analyzes the conceptual meaning of runway performances by designers Alexander McQueen and Marc Jacobs. Though conceptual fashion shows are often described as spectacles intended to stir up a label’s recognition and ultimately bolster ...


La Violencia Terrorista En La Narrativa Vasca Del Siglo Xxi, Montserrat Fuente-Camacho 2016 University Nebraska-Lincoln

La Violencia Terrorista En La Narrativa Vasca Del Siglo Xxi, Montserrat Fuente-Camacho

Spanish Language and Literature

Teniendo en cuenta la evolución tanto de la opinión pública sobre ETA, como la del tratamiento del tema del terrorismo desde la literatura, este trabajo se centra en la narrativa vasca del siglo XXI, analizando tres obras literarias de diferente género: una recopilación de cuentos, una novela y un cómic o novela gráfica. En cada capítulo se estudia un aspecto relacionado con el terrorismo de ETA: el silencio, las víctimas y el perdón. En el primer capítulo se argumenta que además de la violencia de ETA, el silencio es un elemento que une los cinco relatos de Letargo (2004), de ...


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.


Sonicitat I Comportament De Les Fricatives Labiodentals En Català, Maria-Rosa Lloret, Jesús Jiménez, Clàudia Pons-Moll 2016 Universitat de Barcelona

Sonicitat I Comportament De Les Fricatives Labiodentals En Català, Maria-Rosa Lloret, Jesús Jiménez, Clàudia Pons-Moll

Clàudia Pons-Moll

En català, com en moltes altres llengües, la fricativa labiodental sorda (f) i, en menor mesura, la fricativa labiodental sonora (v) presenten un comportament fonològic excepcional dins del conjunt de les fricatives, que sovint les acosta al grup de les oclusives. Diferents estudis dedicats a la fonologia han detectat aquesta singularitat (veg., e.g., per al català, Recasens 1991, 1993; Palmada 1994, 1995; Bonet & Lloret 1998; Dols 2000; Lloret 2002; Wheeler 2005; Lloret & Jiménez 2007; Jiménez & Lloret 2008; Pons 2011); però només a Lloret et al. (2011) s’aborda la qüestió de manera conjunta per tal d’estudiar els factors ...


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 ...


Traducciones De Documentos De Los Programas Que Ofrece United Way Del Condado De San Luis Obispo, Courtney Helena Connor 2016 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Traducciones De Documentos De Los Programas Que Ofrece United Way Del Condado De San Luis Obispo, Courtney Helena Connor

Modern Languages and Literatures

The intent of this project is to translate various documents used by the United Way of San Luis Obispo County from English to Spanish. Due to the large number of native Spanish-speakers in San Luis Obispo County, there is a great need for information about community resources to be available in Spanish. Due to the nature of languages having many dialects, a significant amount of research was put into determining the dialect and word choice for the translations. Factors considered included region, educational level, socioeconomic status, etc. The translation was completed using a form of Spanish that sought to avoid ...


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