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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 ...


Overlapping Vocabulary And Comprehension: Context Clues Complement Semantic Gradients, Scott C. Greenwood, Kevin Flanigan 2016 West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Overlapping Vocabulary And Comprehension: Context Clues Complement Semantic Gradients, Scott C. Greenwood, Kevin Flanigan

Kevin Flanigan

No abstract provided.


Meir B. Elijah Of Norwich And The Margins Of Memory, Miriamne Ara Krummel 2016 University of Dayton

Meir B. Elijah Of Norwich And The Margins Of Memory, Miriamne Ara Krummel

Miriamne Ara Krummel

"Meir b. Elijah of Norwich and the Margins of Memory" is a study of Meir of Norwich's use of acrostics to record his English Jewish identity. In the face of the 1290 Expulsion, which follows upon many episodes of anti-Jewish violence and antipathy, Meir attempts to have his name recorded in perpetuity. This essay details some of those moments of violence in order to give voice to Meir's world and to clarify Meir's desire to be remembered.


An Investigation Of The Development Of Pre-Service Teacher Assessment Literacy Through Individualized Tutoring And Peer Debriefing, Dennis Murphy Odo 2016 Pusan National University

An Investigation Of The Development Of Pre-Service Teacher Assessment Literacy Through Individualized Tutoring And Peer Debriefing, Dennis Murphy Odo

Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education

Many pre-service teachers lack deep understanding of assessment concepts and have low self-efficacy for using assessments but pre-service on-campus programs have been shown to support their assessment literacy development. Likewise, individualized tutoring has helped pre-service candidates improve instructional practice and peer debriefing has been found to help push their thinking. However, questions remain regarding the usefulness of these techniques to develop candidates’ assessment literacy. The primary aim of this exploratory qualitative study was to describe pre-service teachers’ perceptions of assessment literacy and the process of their assessment literacy development during a literacy assessment class containing an individualized tutoring component. Five ...


Cultures-Of-Use And Morphologies Of Communicative Action, Steven L. Thorne 2016 Portland State University

Cultures-Of-Use And Morphologies Of Communicative Action, Steven L. Thorne

World Languages and Literatures Faculty Publications and Presentations

In this article I revisit the cultures-of-use conceptual framework-that technologies, as forms and processes comprising human culture, mediate and assume variable meanings, values, and conventionalized functions for different communities (Thorne, 2003). I trace the antecedent arc of investigation and serendipitous encounters that led to the 2003 publication and conclude by proposing that digital environments and the human experience of activity form unified ecologies with agency distributed through the system.


The Beauty Within Us, Areli C. Hernandez 2016 Santa Clara University

The Beauty Within Us, Areli C. Hernandez

First-Gen Voices: Creative and Critical Narratives on the First-Generation College Experience

This piece of prose, inspired by Chapter 23 of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, tells the story of a simple, yet vivacious get-together of migrant Latino workers, exploring the beauty within us--members of the migrant farm worker community.


To Build A Better Textbook: Developing A Literature Curriculum For Today’S Christian Schooling, Abby L. Cockrell 2016 Liberty University

To Build A Better Textbook: Developing A Literature Curriculum For Today’S Christian Schooling, Abby L. Cockrell

Senior Honors Theses

This thesis explores the educational philosophy and the creative process behind the creation of a new textbook and curriculum. The goal of this new textbook and curriculum is to help persuade high school students to view literature as an avenue of life-long learning. The plan to develop this textbook and curriculum is built on five objectives: a recognition of the need for holistic education, the implementation of differentiated teaching methods, the cultivation of student interest, the reflection of diversity within classrooms, and the integration of modern technology. This plan will be proposed in the creation of a textbook for use ...


The Hebrew-Jewish Disconnection, Jacey Peers 2016 Bridgewater State University

The Hebrew-Jewish Disconnection, Jacey Peers

Master’s Theses and Projects

A common language creates a cultural community regardless of geographical boundaries. In the Jewish community this language is Hebrew. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship that American Jews have with the Hebrew language in terms of comprehension, the value they place on Hebrew, and how they position themselves on the Jewish spectrum (religiously and culturally). The research carried out was both qualitative and quantitative, including both a survey and interviews. While the subjective assessments by questionnaire takers indicated that many did not find a deep connection between Hebrew and their religious identity, a closer look provided ...


High School Performance Of Cape Verdean Immigrant Students In New Bedford: A Linguistic Perspective, Mauro S. Dos Reis 2016 Bridgewater State University

High School Performance Of Cape Verdean Immigrant Students In New Bedford: A Linguistic Perspective, Mauro S. Dos Reis

Master’s Theses and Projects

The English language (EL) has become the world’s lingua franca. It has entered a great number of countries’ educational systems and it has become a requirement to succeed academically and professionally. Cape Verde is one of the countries that have included EL in their school programs; the quality of the learning process in English is a permanent issue for Cape Verdean schools. In this project, Cape Verdean immigrant students in New Bedford, Massachusetts, who started their high school education in Cape Verde and continued in the New Bedford High Schools will be interviewed in order to explore their integration ...


The Effect Of Spoiler Types On Enjoyment, Sussana Oad 2016 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

The Effect Of Spoiler Types On Enjoyment, Sussana Oad

Psychological Science Undergraduate Honors Theses

The belief that story spoilers are irksome is prevalent in society. However, prior research (Leavitt & Christenfeld, 2011, 2013) has found that spoilers increase enjoyment of short stories, while two follow-up studies (Johnson & Rosenbaum, 2015; Levine, Betzner, & Autry, in press) have failed to confirm these results and, in fact, found the opposite result – that spoilers decrease enjoyment. While these differential results are puzzling, they may be explained by the different spoilers types used in these studies. Therefore, in the present research, we examined whether the discrepant results were due to the spoiler types employed by using all three spoiler types along with an unspoiled condition. We also addressed other methodological differences by using both a single-item and multidimensional measure of enjoyment. Lastly, we examined the role of individual traits, including need for cognition, print exposure, and transportability in moderating the effect of spoilers on enjoyment. We found that spoilers had no significant effect on overall enjoyment, but that some spoilers did significantly decrease suspense, movingness, and lasting impression scores; no spoilers increased enjoyment. The disparities and similarities between our findings and those of prior studies are discussed.


Plotting The Reading Experience: Theory/Practice/Politics, Paulette Rothbauer (editor), Kjell-Ivar Skerdingstad (editor), Lynne EF McKechnie (editor), Knut Oterholm (editor) 2016

Plotting The Reading Experience: Theory/Practice/Politics, Paulette Rothbauer (Editor), Kjell-Ivar Skerdingstad (Editor), Lynne Ef Mckechnie (Editor), Knut Oterholm (Editor)

Paulette Rothbauer

This book is about the experience of reading—what reading feels like, how it makes people feel, how people read and under what conditions, what drives people to read, and, conversely, what halts the individual in the pursuit of the pleasures of reading. The authors consider reading in all of its richness as they explore readers’ relationships with diverse textual and digital forms. 

This edited volume is divided into three sections: Theory, Practice, and Politics. The first provides insights into ways of seeing, thinking, and conceptualizing the experience of reading. The second features a variety of individual and social practices ...


Plotting The Reading Experience: Theory/Practice/Politics, Paulette Rothbauer (editor), Kjell-Ivar Skerdingstad (editor), Lynne McKechnie (editor), Knut Oterholm (editor) 2016 Selected Works

Plotting The Reading Experience: Theory/Practice/Politics, Paulette Rothbauer (Editor), Kjell-Ivar Skerdingstad (Editor), Lynne Mckechnie (Editor), Knut Oterholm (Editor)

Paulette Rothbauer

This book is about the experience of reading—what reading feels like, how it makes people feel, how people read and under what conditions, what drives people to read, and, conversely, what halts the individual in the pursuit of the pleasures of reading. The authors consider reading in all of its richness as they explore readers’ relationships with diverse textual and digital forms. 

This edited volume is divided into three sections: Theory, Practice, and Politics. The first provides insights into ways of seeing, thinking, and conceptualizing the experience of reading. The second features a variety of individual and social practices ...


The Howl: Otterbein Esl Publication, 2016 Spring Issue 1, Jennifer Lin, Chih-Jou Cheng, Paola Celis Larrarte 2016 Otterbein University

The Howl: Otterbein Esl Publication, 2016 Spring Issue 1, Jennifer Lin, Chih-Jou Cheng, Paola Celis Larrarte

The Howl: Otterbein ESL Publication

The 2016 Spring Edition of the Howl: Otterbein ESL Publication


漢語方言研究方法簡析, Fei LI 2016 Lingnan University, Hong Kong

漢語方言研究方法簡析, Fei Li

Dr. LI Fei

方言,是語言的地域性變體,是通行於某一地區的交際工具。漢語以方言眾多而著 稱於世。據現在影響較大的分類法,漢語有七大方言區,它們分別是:官話方言(北方方言)、吳方言、湘方言、贛方言、客家方言、粤方言和閩方言。漢語方言研究的歴史可以追溯到2000多年以前。雖然我們已經取得了許多令人注目的成績,但卻不可避免地存在著許多不足之處, 下文將這些不足歸納為5點,並一一列舉及剖析。


潼关方言志, Fei LI 2016 Shanghai Normal University, China

潼关方言志, Fei Li

Dr. LI Fei

No abstract provided.


反映時代,吸引眼球 :《新華字典》第11版讀後, Siu Lam TIN, Fei LI 2016 Educational and Cultural Press Limited

反映時代,吸引眼球 :《新華字典》第11版讀後, Siu Lam Tin, Fei Li

Dr. LI Fei

《新華字典》第11版於2011年6月由北京商務印書館印行。一印就是50萬册。第11版修訂的内容主要涉及六個方面,增補字音,增刪新義,增刪詞 語,增補人名、地名和姓氏用字,更新附錄及改動體例。作者現就前幾個主要的變化做些評述。


Comparative Analysis Of Comprehension Of Non-Content Specific Collegiate Vocabulary In Southern Adventist University Students, Molly C. Theus 2016 Southern Adventist University

Comparative Analysis Of Comprehension Of Non-Content Specific Collegiate Vocabulary In Southern Adventist University Students, Molly C. Theus

Senior Research Projects

In the HAPS community there is a documented phenomenon appearing to show a lack of mastery in non-content specific collegiate vocabulary in Anatomy and Physiology students. This research seeks to investigate possible causation and propose a solution using the microcosm of Southern Adventist University students. A knowledge-based questionnaire was distributed to six subpopulations composed of lower and upper division Biology, nursing and non-science major students. The questionnaire is comprised of two parts: a section on background and reading habits, and a section with twenty multiple choice vocabulary questions. The results were compiled into a comparative analysis


Spanish For Heritage Speakers: Instructional Module #1, Gabriela C. Zapata 2016 California State University - Monterey Bay

Spanish For Heritage Speakers: Instructional Module #1, Gabriela C. Zapata

Activities and Assignments Collection

By the end of this module, students should be able to:

1. Identify and name characteristics of the narrative genre;

2. Identify the rules for and correctly use the preterite and imperfect;

3. Identify the rules for the accentuation of palabras agudas and esdrújulas and correctly apply them;

4. Write a narrative of at least 300 words;

5. Understand the rules behind the production of visual "texts";

6. Produce a visual narrative using images and video.


The Significant Walk In My Life, Yen-Ju Chen 2016 Otterbein University

The Significant Walk In My Life, Yen-Ju Chen

The Howl: Otterbein ESL Publication

Yen-Ju "Rick" Chen tells a story about how he learned not to quit when life gets tough.


One Step Forward, Elisa Martinez Sirvent 2016 Otterbein University

One Step Forward, Elisa Martinez Sirvent

The Howl: Otterbein ESL Publication

Elisa Martinez Sirvent writes about a formative experience in her life that led her to become more confident, especially as a teacher.


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