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Group Conversation M2-06: Transcription, Vann Corpus 1995, Robert E. Vann 2015 Western Michigan University

Group Conversation M2-06: Transcription, Vann Corpus 1995, Robert E. Vann

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Quixano As Reader, Quixote As Author, Stephanie Bowar 2015 Oglethorpe University

Quixano As Reader, Quixote As Author, Stephanie Bowar

Oglethorpe Journal of Undergraduate Research

Cervantes' 17th century novel, Don Quixote, details the story of passive, stagnant Alonso Quixano, who then abruptly declares himself Don Quixote, a chivalric knight who goes on to fight passionately for his identity and reality. In his dying moments, however, he once more becomes Alonso Quixano, just as abruptly renouncing his previously-claimed identity. Cervantes' work demands discussions of reality, identity, and above all, authenticity. The following paper explores the differences between Alonso Quixano and Don Quixote on these fronts, and argues that Don Quixote, author of his own life, demonstrates authenticity, while Alonso Quixano does not.


Cómo Mejorar Las Clases De Idioma Para Los Estudiantes Introvertidos, Katie Burba 2015 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Cómo Mejorar Las Clases De Idioma Para Los Estudiantes Introvertidos, Katie Burba

Modern Languages and Literatures

The intent of this project is to research and observe how current language teaching techniques could be improved to better accommodate introverted students. One third of the population identifies as introverted, yet language classes are obviously designed for extroverted students. Introverted students have unique learning styles that are being overlooked, and this project aims to create options that would improve introvert’s language acquisition.

This project consists in three parts: first, an observation of identified introverts and extroverts in beginning and intermediate language classes at Cal Poly. I kept an informal journal on what is working and what isn’t ...


El Devenir-Animal Como Crítica De La Historia Latinoamericana: Literatura Desde La Perspectiva Del Giro Animal (How Becoming-Animal Critiques Latin American History: Literature From The Perspective Of Animal Turn), Richelle Benjamin 2015 Trinity College

El Devenir-Animal Como Crítica De La Historia Latinoamericana: Literatura Desde La Perspectiva Del Giro Animal (How Becoming-Animal Critiques Latin American History: Literature From The Perspective Of Animal Turn), Richelle Benjamin

Senior Theses and Projects

The style of magical realism gives Boom generation authors of the 1950s and 60s—such as Alejo Carpentier, Gabriel García Márquez, and Julio Cortázar—the opportunity to explore what it would be like if the animal and human worlds combined. In their works, these authors portray animalism in the form of human-animal metamorphosis, hybridization, and the crossing-over of identity. Philosopher Gilles Deleuze calls this process of transformation becoming-animal and states that the becoming-animal challenges the traditional power structure of man's superiority over animals. Using the philosophies of animal turn, I examine each Latin American author's use of animals ...


¿El Arquitecto De Dios O De Cataluña?: La Religión Y El Nacionalismo En El Trabajo De Antoni Gaudí, Cassie Goode 2015 Trinity College

¿El Arquitecto De Dios O De Cataluña?: La Religión Y El Nacionalismo En El Trabajo De Antoni Gaudí, Cassie Goode

Senior Theses and Projects

This thesis explores the works of Antoni Gaudí and his inspirations, mainly focusing on religion and nationalism. It also discusses the periods of art of the late 1800s to the early 1900s that allowed him to be free in his work, which led him to be a successful modern architect. The introduction discusses scared architecture and the beginning of modernism in Barcelona, where Gaudí did the most of his work. In the first chapter, the role of religion, nationalism, and art in the early life of Gaudí is presented and how they will later be fundamental influences in his life ...


“Una Caja De Plomo Que No Se Podía Abrir”: Una Crítica Del Sistema Militar Estadounidense En Puerto Rico Durante La Época De La Guerra De Corea, Ashton Monks 2015 University of Tennessee - Knoxville

“Una Caja De Plomo Que No Se Podía Abrir”: Una Crítica Del Sistema Militar Estadounidense En Puerto Rico Durante La Época De La Guerra De Corea, Ashton Monks

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

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Prospects For Improving Bilingual Education: An Analysis Of Conditions Surrounding Bilingual Education Programs In U.S. Public Schools, Jennifer A. Gorman 2015 Western Kentucky University

Prospects For Improving Bilingual Education: An Analysis Of Conditions Surrounding Bilingual Education Programs In U.S. Public Schools, Jennifer A. Gorman

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Bilingual education is a subject of debate in education. Some claim that bilingual education programs are detrimental to students, but decades of research supports the benefits of bilingualism and bilingual education for both English Language Learners and monolingual English speakers. The U.S. does not have bilingual education programs in proportion to the needs that these programs could meet for students in public schools. If bilingualism is beneficial, then why do we not have more bilingual education programs? Research extensively covers the internal components of bilingual education programs but only touches on the effect of the external conditions necessary for ...


Solicitation Of Identity In Cien Años De Soledad, Marinda J. Cauley 2015 University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Solicitation Of Identity In Cien Años De Soledad, Marinda J. Cauley

Honors Theses

In this thesis I intend to analyze Gabriel García Márquez’ canonical, magical realist novel, Cien años de soledad (1967), which is the fictional (and historical) account of several generations of the Buendía family in their town of Macondo. Cien años de soledad made its debut in 1967 at the height of the Latin American “Boom Era” of literature (1960-1970). This novel, García Márquez’ most commercially successful work, has elicited much response in the form of articles and books of literary critique. Due to its complex and repetitive nature, many critics have traditionally sought to uncover possible allegorical and/or symbolic ...


José María Arguedas Y La Decolonialidad: Lectura De "Todas Las Sangres" Y "El Zorro De Arriba" Y "El Zorro De Abajo", Iván Andrés Espinosa Orozco 2015 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

José María Arguedas Y La Decolonialidad: Lectura De "Todas Las Sangres" Y "El Zorro De Arriba" Y "El Zorro De Abajo", Iván Andrés Espinosa Orozco

Theses and Dissertations

This project seeks to understand José María Arguedas’s literary production through the

lens of decolonial theory. The first chapter is an introduction to the objectives of this

project. Next, the second chapter is based on an approach to the concepts of decoloniality

and postcolonial studies, which serve as a theoretical background for the purpose of this

thesis. The third chapter is based on a decolonial reading of Arguedas’s "Todas las

sangres", which leads to problematize the aspects related to identity in Peru. The fourth

chapter is based on the analysis of Arguedas’s "El zorro de arriba y ...


Preliteracy Skills Promoted In Children’S Spanish-Language Books, Katherine Marie Suter 2015 Western Michigan University

Preliteracy Skills Promoted In Children’S Spanish-Language Books, Katherine Marie Suter

Master's Theses

As of July 1, 2013, the latest census figures indicate that there are approximately 54 million Latinosliving in the U.S. (US Census Bureau, 2013). However, many Latino children still do not receive the services or resources they need to perform well academically. The primary aim of this research study is to determine if the books available to Spanish-speaking Latino1 populations in two Michigan Counties contain features that might be used to facilitate beginning pre-literacy skills.

Children’s Spanish-language books from bookstores and public libraries were analyzed to determine the presence of features that might facilitate print awareness, phonological ...


"Unos Seres Nacen Para Vivir": Un Análisis Psicosocial De Nada, Nathan Douglas 2015 Illinois Wesleyan University

"Unos Seres Nacen Para Vivir": Un Análisis Psicosocial De Nada, Nathan Douglas

Honors Projects

Winner of the first Premio Nadal in 1945, Nada, the first published work of then-unknown author Carmen Laforet, has remained a captivating, yet elusive work of Spanish literature. Since its very publication, readers, critics, and even censors have debated the true emancipatory message (or lack there of) within the pseudo-autobiographical, confessional work. While the majority of critics maintain the novel’s characterization as a feminist, female bildungsroman, dissenters cite traces of palimpsestic ennui mediated by the novel’s complex narrative schema as reason to believe otherwise. This critical reading of Nada seeks to shed new light on these debates through ...


Tributo A El Largo Adiós De Raymond Chandler En El Bandido Doblemente Armado De Soledad Puértolas, Paloma Pérez Valdés 2015 Dublin Institute of Technology

Tributo A El Largo Adiós De Raymond Chandler En El Bandido Doblemente Armado De Soledad Puértolas, Paloma Pérez Valdés

Books/Book Chapters

En este artículo se analiza cómo en El bandido doblemente armado de Soledad Puétolas se hace un tributo a El largo adiós de Raymond Chandler.

Marlowe aparecía en El largo adiós como el verdadero protagonista que nos muestra su visión de la realidad más que nunca, permitiéndonos un mayor conocimiento de su interior. Del mismo modo, el narrador de El bandido doblemente armado, consigue una identidad propia al hacer que los encuentros y desencuetros con los otros personajes trasciendan.

El segundo personaje principal en las dos novelas tiene el mismo nombre, Terry Lennox. Si la similitud de los narradores es ...


Order Of Acquisition: A Comparison Of L1 And L2 English And Spanish Morpheme Acquisition, Kyle A. McFerren 2015 Liberty University

Order Of Acquisition: A Comparison Of L1 And L2 English And Spanish Morpheme Acquisition, Kyle A. Mcferren

Senior Honors Theses

This paper examines the order of acquisition for grammatical morphemes in Spanish and English first and second language learners. Brown’s first morpheme order study, conducted in 1973, laid the foundation for what would become one of the most common types of study conducted within the field of second language acquisition. The four orders of acquisition relevant here are examined and compared in order to support the roles of salience, morphophonological regularity, complexity, input frequency, and native language transfer in first and/or second language acquisition. The conclusion is that these five determinants work interdependently in determining the difficulty of ...


Lost In Translation? Found In Translation? Neither? Both?, Esther Allen, Mary Ann Caws, Peter Constantine, Edith Grossman, Nancy Kline, Burton Pike, Damion Searls, Karen Van Dyck, Alyson Waters, Roger Celestin, Charles LeBel 2015 City University of New York

Lost In Translation? Found In Translation? Neither? Both?, Esther Allen, Mary Ann Caws, Peter Constantine, Edith Grossman, Nancy Kline, Burton Pike, Damion Searls, Karen Van Dyck, Alyson Waters, Roger Celestin, Charles Lebel

The Quiet Corner Interdisciplinary Journal

Translation specialists Esther Allen, Mary Ann Caws, Peter Constantine, Edith Grossman, Nancy Kline, Burton Pike, Damion Searls, Karen Van Dyck and Alyson Waters respond to the TQC question:

“Lost in translation”; “Found in translation”: Are these just useless commonplaces or are they indicative of something relevant to your own practice?


A Corpus For Investigating English-Language Learners' Dialog Behaviors, Nigel Ward, Paola Gallardo 2015 University of Texas at El Paso

A Corpus For Investigating English-Language Learners' Dialog Behaviors, Nigel Ward, Paola Gallardo

Departmental Technical Reports (CS)

We are interested in developing methods for the semi-automatic discovery of prosodic patterns in dialog and how they differ between languages and among populations. We are starting by examining how the prosody of Spanish-native learners of English differs from that of native speakers. To support this work, we have collected a new corpus of conversations among college students. This includes dialogs between a nonnative speaker of English and a native, dialogs between native speakers of English, and Spanish conversations.


Songs With Political Purpose: The Catalan Nova Cançó And Its Social Movement, Brooke Moschetto 2015 Trinity College

Songs With Political Purpose: The Catalan Nova Cançó And Its Social Movement, Brooke Moschetto

Senior Theses and Projects

This thesis is a study of the interaction of music and politics during the social movement in Catalonia, Spain, the nova cançó. This interaction demonstrates the importance of a cultural identity, imagined communities, and cultural planning for a nation. In the case of Catalonia, the nova cançó played an immediate crucial role in the transformation of society during the last years of the extremely repressive dictatorship of Francisco Franco (1939-1975). Franco controlled Spain ideologically through censorships and power over the media in order to spread his values of a unified, homogenous, nationalist fatherland. In this way, he destroyed the Catalan ...


La Significancia De Un Corredor Hispano Comercial: La Concentración De Negocios Latinos Añade Un Sentido De Propiedad Y Poder Latinos En La Calle Park En Hartford, Connecticut, Mary C. Daly 2015 Trinity College

La Significancia De Un Corredor Hispano Comercial: La Concentración De Negocios Latinos Añade Un Sentido De Propiedad Y Poder Latinos En La Calle Park En Hartford, Connecticut, Mary C. Daly

Senior Theses and Projects

Park Street, a street in the neighborhood of Frog Hollow in Hartford, Connecticut, is often referred to as “The Hispanic Commercial Corridor of the Northeast” because of its concentration of small Latino-owned shops. It formed as a Latino community because of discrimination from other places in the metropolitan area, such as the suburbs. Largely due to restrictive covenants and redlining, Latinos had few choices on where to live. The low rent and vacancies in Frog Hollow lead them to the Park Street area, and by the end of the 1970s the area was majority Puerto Rican and immigrants from Latin ...


Reseña De Pagafantas, Una Comedia De Borja Cobeaga, Naroa Puente-Ortiz 2015 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Reseña De Pagafantas, Una Comedia De Borja Cobeaga, Naroa Puente-Ortiz

Spanish Language and Literature

La enseñanza de una lengua extranjera a través de realia no es nada nuevo. Han sido muchos los defensores de esta práctica, al igual que no han sido pocos tampoco los detractores de la misma. No es la intención de este documento entrar en dicha discusión, puesto que daremos por hecho, sin explayarnos mucho en el porqué, que, efectivamente, son muchos los beneficios que los estudiantes adquieren mediante la utilización de elementos de uso cotidiano y real a la hora de aprender una lengua. En el presente documento se muestra un ejemplo de reseña de la película Pagafantas (2009) de ...


A Cross-Generational Analysis Of Spanish-To-English Lexico-Semantic Phenomena In Emerging Miami English, Kristen Mullen 2015 Masters of Linguistics Student

A Cross-Generational Analysis Of Spanish-To-English Lexico-Semantic Phenomena In Emerging Miami English, Kristen Mullen

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Sociolinguists have documented the substrate influence of various languages on the formation of dialects in numerous ethnic-regional setting throughout the United States. This literature shows that while phonological and grammatical influences from other languages may be instantiated as durable dialect features, lexical phenomena often fade over time as ethnolinguistic communities assimilate with contiguous dialect groups. In preliminary investigations of emerging Miami Latino English, we have observed that lexical forms based on Spanish lexical forms are not only ubiquitous among the speech of the first generation Cuban Americans but also of the second. Examples, observed in field work, casual observation, and ...


Considering Triple Self-Portraiture In The Work Of María Izquierdo, Brooke Lashley 2015 University of Connecticut

Considering Triple Self-Portraiture In The Work Of María Izquierdo, Brooke Lashley

The Quiet Corner Interdisciplinary Journal

This paper looks to María Izquierdo’s paintings, Prisioneras (Prisoners) of 1936 and Sueño y presentimiento (Dream and Premonition) of 1947, as case studies for activating a theory of triple self-portraiture. The theory reflects how plurality arises in the singular or in single significations of the self and disrupts homogeneity in thinking about identities for the self and others within the genre of self-portraiture. In activating a theory of triple self-portraiture, I found three forms of the self in Izquierdo's works: the self as oppressed (the past); the self as oppressing (the current); and the self as an emancipator ...


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