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Preface To Ssl 44.1, Patrick G. Scott, Tony Jarrells 2018 University of South Carolina - Columbia

Preface To Ssl 44.1, Patrick G. Scott, Tony Jarrells

Studies in Scottish Literature

Brief introductory comments on the inclusion of comparative studies in Studies in Scottish Literature, and, through a reference to G.S. Fraser's poem "Meditation of a Patriot" (1944), on how perspectives on Scottish-Russian literary interrelationships changed from the 19th to the 20th centuries.


Old Belief And The Balance Of Red And Blue: How Old Believers Managed Cultural Infringement, Joseph K. van den Berg 2018 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Old Belief And The Balance Of Red And Blue: How Old Believers Managed Cultural Infringement, Joseph K. Van Den Berg

History

This paper covers the spread of the Old Believers into Western society, studying how they changed and evolved during the Cold War. The paper focuses on two communities, using them to compare the different attitudes Old Believers had towards differing host cultures. Using a litany of newspapers and the work of a few dedicated anthropologists, "Old Belief and the Balance of Red and Blue: How Old Believers Managed Cultural Infringement" shows the vast array of responses to a small group of Russian sectarians establishing themselves within Western Cultures of differing size and values.


Using Religious Themes And Content To Affect Cultural Sensitivity In Russian Language Learning, Paul Tristan Gallo 2018 Brigham Young University

Using Religious Themes And Content To Affect Cultural Sensitivity In Russian Language Learning, Paul Tristan Gallo

All Theses and Dissertations

Specifically oriented towards Russian culture, this study addresses the need in diplomacy for deeper cultural understanding. As research suggests a link between the inclusion of religious perspectives in second language acquisition (SLA) and student motivation and cultural empathy, this study examines how Russian language classrooms could leverage an understanding of Russian religious themes to foster cultural sensitivity. The study invited 24 second-year university students of Russian to complete a previously-validated assessment of cultural sensitivity: the Global Perspectives Inventory (GPI). Divided into a control and a treatment group, the participants also watched a short video depicting a story from Russian history ...


Learning Outcomes For Large Versus Small Grain Orthographic Instruction In Adult L2 Learners Of Russian Cyrillic, Jennifer Kiskin 2018 University of Colorado at Boulder

Learning Outcomes For Large Versus Small Grain Orthographic Instruction In Adult L2 Learners Of Russian Cyrillic, Jennifer Kiskin

Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences Graduate Theses & Dissertations

The process of learning a second language includes the acquisition of literacy skills. Currently, there is no standardized practice for teaching a new orthography, though research suggests that there are clear differences between languages with different orthographic depth, and the corresponding grain sizes that evolve as cognitive strategies. This study investigated the effects of two different instruction methods on reading outcomes for adult L2 learners of Russian. This study extends research done by Brennan & Booth (2015), which trained adults to read an artificial orthography. Here, we trained 34 literate English-speaking adults on Russian Cyrillic orthography with initial instruction that directed ...


The Genetics Of Morality: Policing Science In Dudintsev’S White Robes, Yvonne Howell 2017 University of Richmond

The Genetics Of Morality: Policing Science In Dudintsev’S White Robes, Yvonne Howell

Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Faculty Publications

The Men and women in White Robes (Belye odezhdv), Vladimir Dudinstev's fictional account of the banning of genetics in the Soviet Union, are acutely aware that in the 20th century, the study of the fruit fly is the study of man. The key to unraveling the mystery of human nature lies in the easily observed chromosomes of the forbidden fly (drosophila melanogaster). Under Stalin, the banned geneticists were branded “Morganists” after their hero Thomas Hunt Morgan, the Columbia University researcher who pioneered the technique of mapping locations on drosophila chromosomes to specific traits in the flies. To find the ...


The Agent Across The Border: "Russia" And "Ukraine" As Actors In The News, 2013-2015, Abbey L. Thomas 2016 University of Kentucky

The Agent Across The Border: "Russia" And "Ukraine" As Actors In The News, 2013-2015, Abbey L. Thomas

Theses and Dissertations--Linguistics

This study examines how two media sources—one Russian and one Ukrainian—portray Russia and Ukraine before, during, and after the EuroMaidan crisis in Ukraine. Russian-language texts posted between January 2013 and December 2015 on the sites Ukranews.com (a Ukrainian news outlet) and TASS.ru (Russian) were organized in a corpus of over 20,000,000 words. This study analyzes the nouns “Россия” (“Russia”) and “Украина” (“Ukraine”) according to the verbal predicates that attach to either noun. The results demonstrate predictable variation in the agency of the two entities in response to cultural events and contexts.

The analysis of ...


Reading L2 Russian: The Challenges Of The Russian-English Dictionary, William J. Comer 2014 Portland State University

Reading L2 Russian: The Challenges Of The Russian-English Dictionary, William J. Comer

World Languages and Literatures Faculty Publications and Presentations

This descriptive study examines when and how students use Russian-English dictionaries while reading informational texts in Russian and what success they have with word lookup. The study uses introspective verbal protocols (i.e., think-alouds) to follow how readers construct meaning from two texts while reading them for a limited time first without a dictionary and then with access to a paper bilingual dictionary. Quantitative and qualitative data about readers’ language and dictionary skills are presented based on the readers’ think-aloud protocols for the dictionary portion of the reading sessions. The data reveal patterns of dictionary usage and problems in finding ...


"This Frightful World" By Alexander Blok Translated By Jason Curlin, Jason Curlin 2013 Ouachita Baptist University

"This Frightful World" By Alexander Blok Translated By Jason Curlin, Jason Curlin

Honors Theses

Alexander Blok was one of the poets of a movement that would come to be known as the "Silver Age of Russian Poetry" and thus an avid Symbolist, in fact the leading Symbolist poet at this time. The poets in this movement, while maintaining in many places the strict rhyme of the earlier so called "Golden Age," began to deviate from the strict meter of that time. These poets are products of their time, the earlier 20th Century, and were heavily influenced by those they found around them.

"This Frightful World" was begun in 1909, a mere four years after ...


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