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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 ...


Fit To Be King?: Imprudence In Lope’S El Duque De Viseo, DeLys Ostlund 2017 Portland State University

Fit To Be King?: Imprudence In Lope’S El Duque De Viseo, Delys Ostlund

DeLys Ostlund

The article reviews the play "El duque de Viseo," written by Lope de Vega.


Una Entrevista Con José Plácido Ruiz Campillo Sobre La Gramática Operativa Y Cognitiva Y Su Estado En La Enseñanza Del Español Como Lengua Extranjera, David Sánchez-Jiménez 2017 CUNY New York City College of Technology

Una Entrevista Con José Plácido Ruiz Campillo Sobre La Gramática Operativa Y Cognitiva Y Su Estado En La Enseñanza Del Español Como Lengua Extranjera, David Sánchez-Jiménez

Publications and Research

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“Those Who Don’T Remember Don’T Exist Anywhere:” Historical Redemption In Patricio Guzmán’S Nostalgia For The Light (2010), Cristina Ruiz-Poveda Vera 2017 University of Florida

“Those Who Don’T Remember Don’T Exist Anywhere:” Historical Redemption In Patricio Guzmán’S Nostalgia For The Light (2010), Cristina Ruiz-Poveda Vera

Journal of Religion & Film

The poetic aesthetic of Patricio Guzman’s documentary Nostalgia for the Light (2010) ponders the nature of memory and history. The film uses a metaphysical approach to explore the traumatic past of Chile, creating a sense of historical redemption as defined by Walter Benjamin (1940). Contemporary Latin American documentaries have abandoned the idea of objectivity to focus on subjective portrayals of memory as a way to capture the plurality of personal experiences of historical events. As a result, these documentaries have become more artistic and formally innovative than the previous epic informative films of the region. In the case of ...


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

his 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 ...


Madrid Frente A Santo Domingo: La /D/ Intervocálica Y La /S/ Implosiva, Orlando Alba 2017 Brigham Young University - Provo

Madrid Frente A Santo Domingo: La /D/ Intervocálica Y La /S/ Implosiva, Orlando Alba

All Faculty Publications

En esta presentación se comparan dos procesos de reducción consonántica presentes en la norma lingüística culta que se manifiesta en la televisión de dos países: la realización de la /d/ intervocálica postónica en España, y la variación de la /s/ implosiva en la República Dominicana. El análisis revela la presencia de un caso de valoración social inversa de la relajación de los dos segmentos fonéticos analizados. El modo de hablar culto expuesto en la televisión española acepta como normal la omisión total del segmento /d/ en el contexto fonético específico [-ádo]; excluye, sin embargo, la variante aspirada de /s/ en ...


Flor De Granado Y Granado, 2017 Selected Works

Flor De Granado Y Granado

Juan Javier del Granado

This is a collection of works by a distinguished literary Latin American family. Presented here, in a single volume, is a wealth of styles, subjects, and forms united, perhaps, solely by the uncommonly high quality of the writing itself. The anthology includes uncollected pieces and English translations by the poet Bruce Phenix.


Sttcl Editorial Board, Necia Chronister 2017 Kansas State University

Sttcl Editorial Board, Necia Chronister

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

STTCL Editorial Board and Advisory Council


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Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

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Against Representation: A Note On Jorge Luis Borges’ Aleph, Ilan Stavans 2017 Amherst College

Against Representation: A Note On Jorge Luis Borges’ Aleph, Ilan Stavans

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Faced with the need to represent Jorge Luis Borges’s classic tale “The Aleph,” which also gives name to his 1949 collection of stories, for decades publishers have resorted to a variety of dependable images, including works by Borges’s friend Xul Solar. Yet the argument of the tale is that no human language, either verbal or visual, is capable of summing up the fullness of the object Borges’s narrator discovers in a dark Buenos Aires basement. That object—the universe itself—is unrepresentable.


Neoliberalism In The Gutter: Latin American Comics And Society Since The 1990s, Mauricio Espinoza 2017 University of Cincinnati

Neoliberalism In The Gutter: Latin American Comics And Society Since The 1990s, Mauricio Espinoza

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Since the 1990s, Latin America has undergone important economic, social, political, and cultural transformations marked by the consolidation of neoliberal policies that swept through the region and helped define its contemporary societies. This essay explores comic books and cartoons produced by Latin American artists during this period, interrogating the various ways in which the graphic narrative medium has both reflected and reacted against neoliberalism’s impact throughout the continent. Through the use of political cartooning, superhero comics, and graphic novels that employ supernatural themes, the artists analyzed here have engaged with the big, contentious issues of contemporary Latin America, including ...


David William Foster. El Eternauta, Daytripper, And Beyond: Graphic Narrative In Argentina And Brazil. Austin: U Of Texas P, 2016., Laura M. Fernandez 2017 The Ohio State University

David William Foster. El Eternauta, Daytripper, And Beyond: Graphic Narrative In Argentina And Brazil. Austin: U Of Texas P, 2016., Laura M. Fernandez

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of David William Foster. El Eternauta, Daytripper, and Beyond: Graphic Narrative in Argentina and Brazil. Austin: U of Texas P, 2016.


Frederick Luis Aldama. Latinx Superheroes In Mainstream Comics. Tucson: U Of Arizona P, 2017., Danielle A. Orozco 2017 The Ohio State University

Frederick Luis Aldama. Latinx Superheroes In Mainstream Comics. Tucson: U Of Arizona P, 2017., Danielle A. Orozco

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Frederick Luis Aldama. Latinx Superheroes in Mainstream Comics. Tucson: Uof Arizona P, 2017.


Mark Heimermann And Brittany Tullis, Eds. Picturing Childhood: Youth In Transnational Comics. Austin: U Of Texas P, 2017., Cristina R. Rivera 2017 The Ohio State University

Mark Heimermann And Brittany Tullis, Eds. Picturing Childhood: Youth In Transnational Comics. Austin: U Of Texas P, 2017., Cristina R. Rivera

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Mark Heimermann and Brittany Tullis, eds. Picturing Childhood: Youth in Transnational Comics. Austin: U of Texas P, 2017.


Frederick Luis Aldama. Latino Comic Book Storytelling: An Odyssey By Interview. San Diego: ¡Hyperbole Books!, 2017., Jessica Rutherford 2017 The Ohio State University

Frederick Luis Aldama. Latino Comic Book Storytelling: An Odyssey By Interview. San Diego: ¡Hyperbole Books!, 2017., Jessica Rutherford

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Frederick Aldama. Latino Comic Book Storytelling: An Odyssey by Interview. San Diego: ¡Hyperbole Books!, 2017.


Hillary L. Chute. Disaster Drawn: Visual Witness, Comics, And Documentary Form. Cambridge: Harvard Up, 2016., Julia Watson 2017 The Ohio State University

Hillary L. Chute. Disaster Drawn: Visual Witness, Comics, And Documentary Form. Cambridge: Harvard Up, 2016., Julia Watson

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Hillary L. Chute. Disaster Drawn: Visual Witness, Comics, and Documentary Form. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 2016.


El Universo Posthumano De "Lágrimas En La Lluvia": Memoria Artificial, Identidad, Historia Y Ficción, Juan C. Martin Galvan 2017 Stonehill College, MA

El Universo Posthumano De "Lágrimas En La Lluvia": Memoria Artificial, Identidad, Historia Y Ficción, Juan C. Martin Galvan

Alambique: Revista académica de ciencia ficción y fantasia / Jornal acadêmico de ficção científica e fantasía

Cary Wolfe señala que el poshumanismo se suele concentrar en “el descentramiento de lo humano en relación a las coordenadas tanto evolutivas, ecológicas o tecnológicas” (xvi). En este sentido, Lágrimas en la lluvia, novela de ciencia ficción de la autora madrileña Rosa Montero, construye con bastante acierto una versión poshumana de una sociedad futura, partiendo del fenómeno neuro-cognitivo complejo que representa la memoria biológica y su duplicación artificial a través de avances tecnológicos. Este artículo se enfoca principalmente en delinear cómo en la novela de Montero la memoria se convierte en una sugerente metáfora para profundizar de manera crítica en ...


El Arte De "Lágrimas En La Lluvia", Todd K. Mack 2017 Southern Utah University

El Arte De "Lágrimas En La Lluvia", Todd K. Mack

Alambique: Revista académica de ciencia ficción y fantasia / Jornal acadêmico de ficção científica e fantasía

Uno de los elementos destacados de Lágrimas en la lluvia, la excelente novela de ciencia ficción de la madrileña Rosa Montero, es la genial inclusión de obras de arte con fines simbólicos dentro de la obra. Entre estas obras de arte se incluye el famoso cuadro de Johannes Vermeer, Una señora escribiendo una carta con su criada. En este artículo, el dr. Todd Mack muestra cómo este cuadro presagia el principal dilema de la protagonista de la novela. Bruna Husky es una replicante, y por eso sabe exactamente cuánto tiempo vivirá. El conocimiento de su inescapable fin hace imposible que ...


Cruzando Fronteras De Género(S): La Dislocación Del "Bildungsroman" Y La Construcción Política Del Sujeto, Silvia Roig 2017 Borough of Manhattan Community College-CUNY

Cruzando Fronteras De Género(S): La Dislocación Del "Bildungsroman" Y La Construcción Política Del Sujeto, Silvia Roig

The Coastal Review: An Online Peer-reviewed Journal

This study shows that Aurora Bertrana’s novels subvert the traditional Bildungsroman and uses the techniques of the Novel of Female Development with (auto) biographical characteristics. The core of my analysis is in the friction, the disruption and the confrontation between the subject and the social system represented by the family, the school and the community. Bertrana’s novels underline that men, similarly to women, are under a strong pressure to adopt a specific role according to heterosexual norms. Bertrana’s work demonstrate that women writers, like men, can introduce social, cultural and political innovations and experiment with a new ...


“Vidas Virtuales, Memorias Postizas: Teorías De La Identidad Personal En Lágrimas En La Lluvia”, Dale J. Pratt 2017 Brigham Young University

“Vidas Virtuales, Memorias Postizas: Teorías De La Identidad Personal En Lágrimas En La Lluvia”, Dale J. Pratt

Alambique: Revista académica de ciencia ficción y fantasia / Jornal acadêmico de ficção científica e fantasía

“Vidas virtuales, memorias postizas: teorías de la identidad personal en Lágrimas en la lluvia

En Lágrimas en la lluvia (2011) de Rosa Montero, mientras la detective tecnohumana Bruna Husky investiga un complot para exterminar los replicantes del Madrid del siglo XXII, se despliega un estudio profundo sobre qué es la identidad. Se presentan en la novela varias teorías de la identidad personal, con divergentes posturas sobre los estados mentales y emocionales, las memorias personales, la pervivencia corporal, la esencia espiritual y la posibilidad de la existencia del alma. Bruna paulatinamente llega a aceptar que su identidad surge de un proceso ...


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