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Elementary Spanish I (Ung), Mariana Stone, Valerie Hastings, Elizabeth Combier, Kristi Hislope 2018 University of North Georgia

Elementary Spanish I (Ung), Mariana Stone, Valerie Hastings, Elizabeth Combier, Kristi Hislope

Foreign Languages Grants Collections

This Grants Collection for Elementary Spanish I was created under a Round Six ALG Textbook Transformation Grant.

Affordable Learning Georgia Grants Collections are intended to provide faculty with the frameworks to quickly implement or revise the same materials as a Textbook Transformation Grants team, along with the aims and lessons learned from project teams during the implementation process.

Documents are in .pdf format, with a separate .docx (Word) version available for download. Each collection contains the following materials:

  • Linked Syllabus
  • Initial Proposal
  • Final Report


Aurality As Methexis And The Rise Of Castilian Literature: The Case Of The Siete Partidas, Maristela Verastegui 2018 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Aurality As Methexis And The Rise Of Castilian Literature: The Case Of The Siete Partidas, Maristela Verastegui

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Participation is the engine of cultural production. In the case of literature, the privileged modality that enables participation is auditory perception. In order to articulate a theory of literary cultural production based on auditory perception, participation needs to be analyzed in the context of Platonic methexis, understood as an embodied experience facilitated by brain mechanisms of sensory processing and cognition, which manifest in specific ways in written texts. The Siete Partidas, the first complete and systematic legal code of the Western World, provides the perfect case study to test a theory of literary cultural production based on methexis via auditory ...


Míguez Cruz, Cristina. El Criminal Imaginado. Estética, Ética Y Política En La Ficción Latinoamericana (1990-2010). New York: Peter Lang, 2013. Isbn: 978-1433120657., Claudia Salazar Jiménez 2018 Brooklyn College – CUNY

Míguez Cruz, Cristina. El Criminal Imaginado. Estética, Ética Y Política En La Ficción Latinoamericana (1990-2010). New York: Peter Lang, 2013. Isbn: 978-1433120657., Claudia Salazar Jiménez

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Kerr, Lucile, And Alejandro Herrero-Olaizola, Eds. Teaching The Latin American Boom. New York: Mla, 2015. Isbn: 978-1-60329-192-7., Jose Herbozo 2018 Bowdoin College

Kerr, Lucile, And Alejandro Herrero-Olaizola, Eds. Teaching The Latin American Boom. New York: Mla, 2015. Isbn: 978-1-60329-192-7., Jose Herbozo

Dissidences

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Nogueira, Fátima. Poéticas Del Devenir: Lispector Y Valenzuela. Santiago De Chile: Ril Editores, 2016. Isbn: 978-9560103710., Sharon Magnarelli 2018 Quinnipiac University

Nogueira, Fátima. Poéticas Del Devenir: Lispector Y Valenzuela. Santiago De Chile: Ril Editores, 2016. Isbn: 978-9560103710., Sharon Magnarelli

Dissidences

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Descripción De La Pronunciación De Los Dominicanos, Orlando Alba 2018 Brigham Young University - Provo

Descripción De La Pronunciación De Los Dominicanos, Orlando Alba

All Faculty Publications

En esta presentación se ofrece una descripción general de la pronunciación de los dominicanos de diversos sectores socioculturales. Se ilustran con muestras orales los principales rasgos que caracterizan el habla culta y el habla popular del país. Al final se repasa brevemente algún detalle propio de la entonación y se comenta la pronunciación que se exhibe en el merengue.


Motivation, Comprehensibility, And Accentedness In L2 Spanish: Investigating Motivation As A Time-Varying Predictor Of Pronunciation Development, Charles Nagle 2018 Iowa State University

Motivation, Comprehensibility, And Accentedness In L2 Spanish: Investigating Motivation As A Time-Varying Predictor Of Pronunciation Development, Charles Nagle

World Languages and Cultures Publications

This study examined relationships between language learning motivation and the longitudinal development of second language (L2) pronunciation. Twenty-six English-speaking learners of Spanish recorded a simplified picture description task five times over a yearlong period spanning their second, third, and fourth semesters of Spanish language instruction. Learners also completed a quantitative motivation survey based on the L2 Motivational Self System and an open-ended questionnaire on their language learning beliefs once per semester, yielding three measurements. Eighteen native Spanish listeners rated learners’ clips for comprehensibility and accentedness. Although mixed modeling of the motivation data revealed a slightly negative trajectory for motivational subcomponents ...


El Problema Morisco Y La Retórica De La Infección Corporal En “La Historia Del Cautivo”, Diana Galarreta-Aima 2017 James Madison University

El Problema Morisco Y La Retórica De La Infección Corporal En “La Historia Del Cautivo”, Diana Galarreta-Aima

Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies

The object of this study, from the perspective of a Cervantist, is to put two forms of medicalizing discourse in dialog with one another: the first is the discourse of sickness and health in texts advocating the expulsion of the moriscos; the second is the medical images of the captive’s tale (“la retórica de la infección corporal en ‘La historia del cautivo’”).


Substitute Salvation: An Online Classroom Resource, Rachel Callaly 2017 Western Michigan University

Substitute Salvation: An Online Classroom Resource, Rachel Callaly

Honors Theses

As a teacher, not having a plan for days when you are not in the classroom is not an option. Usually, a teacher can plan a few days in advance and be prepared for a substitute teacher to come in. However, more often than not, the substitute is not certified to teach in the subject they are covering, which becomes particularly difficult in a World Language class, such as Spanish. Additionally, some days there is no advanced notice for an absence, and a last-minute plan has to be made. That is where Substitute Salvation comes in. Substitute Salvation is a ...


The Validity Argument Of A Web-Based Spanish Listening Exam: Test Usefulness Evaluation, Cristina Pardo-Ballester 2017 Iowa State University

The Validity Argument Of A Web-Based Spanish Listening Exam: Test Usefulness Evaluation, Cristina Pardo-Ballester

Cristina Pardo-Ballester

This study describes research used for supporting a validity argument for a new Spanish Listening Exam, whose scores are intended to place examinees into appropriate levels of university Spanish classes. This study contributes to the field of argument-based approaches to language assessment by implementing Bachman's (2005)Bachman, L. F. 2005. Building and supporting a case for test use. Language Assessment Quarterly, 1: 1–34. [Google Scholar] assessment use argument framework. The validity argument is supported by research providing backing for three warrants pertaining to the quality of inference that can be made on the basis of examinees' performance. These ...


The Benefits Of Immersion In Learning A Foreign Language, Cassidy Crouch 2017 Western Michigan University

The Benefits Of Immersion In Learning A Foreign Language, Cassidy Crouch

Honors Theses

The purpose of this study is to measure the linguistic benefits of learning a foreign language in a study abroad immersion program through Western Michigan University’s (WMU) Spanish department. The participants in this study were all participants of the Santander, Spain program of the Summer II semester of 2017. Nineteen students in total went to Spain and eleven of them agreed to participate in this study. During the Spring 2017 semester the eleven participants were given a pre-departure questionnaire and oral interview where they were asked demographic questions as well as program-specific information. During the last week in Santander ...


Coffee Zone: Del Cafetal Al Futuro / From The Coffee Fields To The Future, Mark F. Anderson, Hannah Scates Kettler 2017 University of Iowa

Coffee Zone: Del Cafetal Al Futuro / From The Coffee Fields To The Future, Mark F. Anderson, Hannah Scates Kettler

Mark F Anderson

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Going Beyond The Textbook: Revitalizing Culture In The Spanish Classroom, Sarah Basar 2017 Western Michigan University

Going Beyond The Textbook: Revitalizing Culture In The Spanish Classroom, Sarah Basar

Honors Theses

Effectively teaching the culture of a target language in foreign language classrooms can be a rather difficult and time-consuming task. Most often, culture is placed somewhere on a spectrum of either being a minor supplement to acquiring and learning the target language or utilizing culture as the direction through which grammar, vocabulary, and conversational practice are attained. Teachers’ beliefs, experiences, and resources all play a significant role in how culture is defined and taught in the schools of a country where globalization and immigration are quickly beginning to change the sociopolitical and demographic dynamics of our society. Thus, it is ...


Analyzing Young Readers' Empathetic Responses To A Mexican American Historical Narrative, Yvette Rivera 2017 Brigham Young University

Analyzing Young Readers' Empathetic Responses To A Mexican American Historical Narrative, Yvette Rivera

All Theses and Dissertations

Empathy and cultural understanding of groups that are marginalized due to religious, ethnic or sexual background is essential for peace in schools, neighborhoods, and society at large. Literacy classrooms can be a safe environment in which students can develop their own understandings and empathies. Although worthwhile, much of the research lacks details of student reactions to the people and cultures read about in historical narratives, as well as a focus on pedagogical practices that could give students a deep understanding of the culture. This study analyzed the empathetic responses of 13 sixth grade students to themes presented in a Mexican ...


Las Lágrimas Y El Corazón De Mi Identidad: Bruna Husky, La Posthumana De Rosa Montero, Elizabeth Montero Mattos 2017 Brigham Young University

Las Lágrimas Y El Corazón De Mi Identidad: Bruna Husky, La Posthumana De Rosa Montero, Elizabeth Montero Mattos

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Este proyecto pretende el análisis de dos obras de ciencia ficción de la escritora española Rosa Montero, Lágrimas en la lluvia y El peso del corazón. Teniendo como eje principal el proceso de obtención de la identidad de una posthumana, la protagonista de ambas obras literarias, Bruna Husky. Si bien la naturaleza posthumana ha desafiado y quebrantado la noción de identidad en sus individuos, mediante la experiencia de una vida alrededor de otros que pueden formar una parafamilia se obtiene un espejo visionario de sí mismo necesario para la obtención de dicha identidad. En el primer libro, esta posthumana se ...


"It's Not Me, It's /U/: An Acoustic Analysis Of Target-Language Immersion's Effect On L1 English Speakers' Spanish Vowel Production" And "Tener: ¿Lo Tenemos Entendido?", Tanner Charles Linton 2017 Brigham Young University

"It's Not Me, It's /U/: An Acoustic Analysis Of Target-Language Immersion's Effect On L1 English Speakers' Spanish Vowel Production" And "Tener: ¿Lo Tenemos Entendido?", Tanner Charles Linton

All Theses and Dissertations

Within the field of second language acquisition of phonology, the role of immersion experiences on language learners' pronunciation has recently become a topic of greater interest. While students of a foreign language with study abroad experience (one to six months) have shown relatively little progress in pronunciation gains, language learners group with extended immersion experience—approximately 24 months abroad—have demonstrated more native-like pronunciation. This study compares the pronunciation of L2 Spanish /u/ among native English speakers enrolled in the same third-year Spanish course who belong to two different groups based on the context of their previous language learning: extended ...


Anatomía Comparada De La Representación De La Muerte En La Literatura Española Transatlántica Durante El Ocaso De La Edad Media Y El Renacimiento, Miguel Ángel Albújar Escuredo 2017 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Anatomía Comparada De La Representación De La Muerte En La Literatura Española Transatlántica Durante El Ocaso De La Edad Media Y El Renacimiento, Miguel Ángel Albújar Escuredo

Theses, Dissertations, Student Research: Modern Languages and Literatures

The main goal of this project is to dissect how death is represented during the Late Middle Ages, the Renaissance and the beginning of the phenomenon of colonization of America carried out by the Spanish Empire, all of it by means of reviewing the representations in Spanish literary works of those times. This is accomplished by comparing works diachronically in order to reveal the main thematic variations between them. To that effect, representative models are taken from the literary canon in Spanish that involves texts since the Late Middle Ages until the first modernity, also known as the Renaissance. This ...


Literary And Cinematic Representations Of Neoliberal Forms Of Contemporary Violence In Latin America With Special Interest In Mexico And Colombia, Ivan De Jesus Iglesias 2017 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Literary And Cinematic Representations Of Neoliberal Forms Of Contemporary Violence In Latin America With Special Interest In Mexico And Colombia, Ivan De Jesus Iglesias

Theses and Dissertations

In the last decades, with an increased rhythm and greater intensity, the so-called neoliberal violence has come to play a relevant role within the history of world societies. The Latin American institutional, political, social, and economic changes of the 1970’s and 1980’s, especially those produced under dictatorships, contributed to create the conditions for the implementation of the processes of economic liberalization and global market as part of the concept of institutional modernization and cultural globalization that gave rise to the neoliberal mentality. In this context, neoliberalism becomes hegemonic as a mode of discourse and is incorporated into the ...


Aproximación Teórica A La Evolución Disciplinaria Y Temática En La Historia Del Análisis Del Discurso, David Sánchez-Jiménez 2017 CUNY New York City College of Technology

Aproximación Teórica A La Evolución Disciplinaria Y Temática En La Historia Del Análisis Del Discurso, David Sánchez-Jiménez

Publications and Research

Resumen

En este artículo explicativo se llevará a cabo una revisión de las diferentes contribuciones que desde diversas líneas disciplinares han venido completando la transformación de la disciplina del análisis del discurso a lo largo de su historia. Estas aportaciones han permitido modificar el concepto que sobre el mismo se tenía en diversas etapas de su desarrollo con el fin de ampliarlo, teniendo en cuenta en cada una de ellas distintos aspectos de la organización discursiva y retórica de los elementos lingüísticos que conforman los textos orales y escritos, así como las implicaciones cognitivas y pragmáticas del lenguaje en la ...


Women And Carriages In 17th-Century Aragonese Burlesque Poetry, Almudena Vidorreta 2017 CUNY Graduate Center

Women And Carriages In 17th-Century Aragonese Burlesque Poetry, Almudena Vidorreta

Publications and Research

During the 17th century, literature turned the growing number of carriages into a burlesque topic. There were countless poems written about traffic jams, accidents, or the proper way to ask a friend for a carriage, often considered a symbol of status. Literary references to carriages can tell us many things about the men and women who used them, as well as about gender stereotypes. Women and carriages were understood as interconnected elements in Early Modern Spain; carriages appear as a means to conquer feminine muses as well as a recurrent satirical topic even for women poets. This article analyzes some ...


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