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El Español Ejemplar De Los Dominicanos, Orlando Alba 2017 Brigham Young University - Provo

El Español Ejemplar De Los Dominicanos, Orlando Alba

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El objetivo de esta presentación es tratar de identificar y describir la versión ejemplar o estándar del español que se practica en la República Dominicana, utilizando como fuente de información el modo de hablar de profesionales nativos del país cuando aparecen en la televisión. La muestra se compone de 12 personas, hombres y mujeres, de diversas áreas profesionales que participan en la actividad social, económica y política de la República.


Una Ojeada Al Español En Puerto Rico, Orlando Alba 2017 Brigham Young University - Provo

Una Ojeada Al Español En Puerto Rico, Orlando Alba

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Esta presentación ofrece una visión panorámica de los principales rasgos fonéticos, sintácticos y léxicos del español hablado en Puerto Rico, uno de los dialectos hispánicos mejor estudiados. La descripción de los diferentes fenómenos aparece ilustrada con breves clips de audio.


A Portfolio Of Lesson Plans For A High School Spanish Classroom With Critical Reflection, Jasmyn Chacko 2017 Syracuse University

A Portfolio Of Lesson Plans For A High School Spanish Classroom With Critical Reflection, Jasmyn Chacko

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

This Capstone projects features a portfolio of lesson plans along with assessments of these lesson plans, written by a site supervisor, and journal entries, written personally after teaching the lesson in the classroom. After reviewing and analyzing all of these documents, general reflections were written to show the changes I made over time and to consider what future improvements I commit to make. These general reflections will be supplemented with current research in the field of second language pedagogy and the critique written by my site supervisor. Overall, the goal of this Capstone project is to produce useful materials in ...


Precisiones Sobre La Identidad Dialectal De Las Islas Del Caribe Hispánico, Orlando Alba 2017 Brigham Young University - Provo

Precisiones Sobre La Identidad Dialectal De Las Islas Del Caribe Hispánico, Orlando Alba

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El objetivo de esta presentación consiste en mostrar que, a pesar de la creencia extendida sobre la homogeneidad lingüística antillana, no existe un solo español del Caribe. Se demuestra que Cuba, Puerto Rico y la República Dominicana mantienen su particular identidad dialectal. Se llega a esta conclusión, tanto desde la perspectiva subjetiva de la percepción que tienen los antillanos de su modo de hablar, como por medio del análisis de una serie de fenómenos fonéticos, sintácticos y léxicos.


El Componente Cultural En La Clase Ele: Un Factor Intrínseco, Juan Carlos Rocha Osornio 2017 Trent University

El Componente Cultural En La Clase Ele: Un Factor Intrínseco, Juan Carlos Rocha Osornio

Juan Carlos Rocha Osornio, Ph.D

La enseñanza y el aprendizaje de cualquier lengua no solo implica el desarrollo de ciertas competencias lingüísticas que ayuden al estudiante a comprender y producir reglas gramaticales, variedad de sonidos, manejo adecuado de la sintaxis, lectura y escritura, solo por mencionar algunas. En este sentido, dentro del contexto de la clase ELE en Canadá, y a pesar de que la mayoría de las páginas de los libros de texto utilizados aluden a información sobre el mundo hispano y sus tradiciones, el componente cultural no es lo suficientemente explorado, aprovechado y, sobre todo, difundido de una manera práctica. Sin menospreciar el ...


¿Femenina O Masculino? La Adquisición Del Género De Sustantivos En Español, Hannah R. Deardorff 2017 University of Wyoming

¿Femenina O Masculino? La Adquisición Del Género De Sustantivos En Español, Hannah R. Deardorff

Honors Theses AY 16/17

The agreement between nouns and their respective articles are of upmost importance within the Spanish language. Although some L2 Spanish learners may believe that noun gender is not an important aspect of the Spanish language, it has shown to be very vital in the overall construction of a sentence, in the form of the adjectives and other grammatical tools being used (Vargas-Barn, 1952). There are many aspects that contribute to the difficulty of acquiring the gender of a Spanish noun for learners of Spanish as a second language. This includes characteristics of the learners such as their age, their sex ...


Effectively Teaching A Second Language: Principles And Practices, Alexander Gatica 2017 Utah State University

Effectively Teaching A Second Language: Principles And Practices, Alexander Gatica

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This portfolio is the amalgamation of the author’s research and experience during his time in the Master of Second Language Teaching program. The first section contains the Teaching Philosophy, which centers on applying effective teaching methods, increasing learner motivation, and incorporating technology into the classroom. The next section consists of three artifacts in which the author further investigates specific aspects of language teaching. The language paper focuses on the effect that identity has on motivation to learn a language. The literacy paper discusses how to increase vocabulary acquisition via a mobile-assisted language learning application called Duolingo. The culture paper ...


The Role Of Attitudes And Motivations As Major Factors In Acquisition Of Spanish As A Second Language, Laura Cabaniss 2017 East Tennessee State University

The Role Of Attitudes And Motivations As Major Factors In Acquisition Of Spanish As A Second Language, Laura Cabaniss

Undergraduate Honors Theses

This study used a questionnaire given to four classes of beginning Spanish to examine students’ motivations and attitudes towards learning a foreign language. Results show that although students do not regularly encounter individuals who do not speak English and therefore have little opportunity to practice language outside the classroom, their attitudes are overwhelmingly positive towards foreign language and culture. Most participants strongly agree that bilingualism is important and report they would want to be fluent in at least two languages.


Bilingual (Spanish-English) Marketing As A Catalyst For Cultural Awareness: The Effect On Parents In The Toy Market, Margo K. Bailey 2017 University of Connecticut

Bilingual (Spanish-English) Marketing As A Catalyst For Cultural Awareness: The Effect On Parents In The Toy Market, Margo K. Bailey

Honors Scholar Theses

Due to globalization, multinational companies are increasingly cognizant of the language used in marketing materials. The growing Hispanic population in the U.S. and the increasing desire to learn and consume English in Spain makes marketers think twice about how they use language. This research is multi-method, using in-depth interviews and an experiment to learn more about how languages are used in advertisements to target monolingual and bilingual consumers within a country, and how consumers respond to monolingual and bilinguals advertisements.

I started by interviewing two marketing managers with experience in bilingual advertising in various media to better understand their ...


Bilingualism And The American Family, Caitlin M. Nickerson 2017 University of Rhode Island

Bilingualism And The American Family, Caitlin M. Nickerson

Senior Honors Projects

Bilingualism is the ability to speak more than one language fluently. People of all ages may aspire to learn a second or third language in order to fulfill both personal goals and communicate with a variety of people in different contexts. Irrespective of one’s walk of life or socioeconomic status, being bilingual is a valuable skill. Although English is the language of power in the United States, there are hundreds of other languages spoken in this country.

There are a number of different ways in which children can become bilingual. For example, they may enter the school system speaking ...


Tango: A Spanish-Based Programming Language, Ashley M. Zegiestowsky 2017 Butler University

Tango: A Spanish-Based Programming Language, Ashley M. Zegiestowsky

Butler Journal of Undergraduate Research

The first part of this article deals with the creation of my own Spanish-based programming language, Tango, using Spanish key words (instead of English key words). The second part relates to the design and implementation of a compiler that follows the grammar rules outlined in the Tango language in order to successfully lexically analyze, parse, semantically analyze, and generate code for Tango. This article begins with a description of the specific goals achieved in the Tango language, an explanation and brief examples of the Tango Grammar, a high-level overview of the compiler design and data structures used, and concludes with ...


L1 Spanish Speakers Perception Of English Vowels Produced By Both L1 And L2 English Speakers, Richard Ambert Torres 2017 Iowa State University

L1 Spanish Speakers Perception Of English Vowels Produced By Both L1 And L2 English Speakers, Richard Ambert Torres

Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression

Vowel sounds are usually one of the biggest struggles adults face when learning a second language. The reason is that some languages like English have more vowel sounds than others; Spanish, in this case However, it may be possible that sharing the same native language could help people understand each other better when speaking the same L2. To test this hypothesis, it was examined through this study how L1 Spanish speakers perceive vowels spoken by other native Spanish speakers and native English speakers. The participants heard target words such as ‘bad’, ‘bed’, ‘bus’, ‘boss’, etc. and matched them to the ...


Organization Of Vocabulary In L2 Spanish Textbooks: Semantic Relationships Within And Between Vocabulary Lists, Brody Dingel 2017 Iowa State University

Organization Of Vocabulary In L2 Spanish Textbooks: Semantic Relationships Within And Between Vocabulary Lists, Brody Dingel

Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression

The use of semantically related words in new vocabulary lists is common practice in second language textbooks. However, research has suggested that organizing new foreign language vocabulary in semantic sets may cause interference and even slow acquisition as compared to other organizational methods (Erten & Tekin 2008). When it comes to assessing the frequency of this semantic organization of new vocabulary in foreign language textbooks, relatively little research has been done, especially with regard to Spanish textbooks. López-Jiménez's study (2012) on vocabulary in Spanish textbooks found that semantic organization was present in six of twelve textbooks surveyed, but the definition ...


The Effects Of Studying Abroad On Second Language Acquisition, Laura Albert 2017 Lynchburg College

The Effects Of Studying Abroad On Second Language Acquisition, Laura Albert

Student Scholar Showcase

An increasing number of college students are participating in study abroad programs across the United States. The effectiveness of these study abroad trips on second language acquisition is an important topic for research. Previous studies have shown that there are differences for second language acquisition when it comes to the context of language learning (eg. classroom vs. abroad) as well as the duration of study abroad trips. The present study examined the effects of studying abroad versus formal classroom instruction on second language acquisition. In addition, the purpose of the study abroad trip was examined (e.g. learning Spanish, teaching ...


A Sociolinguistic Survey Of "Latinx", Haley Patterson 2017 University of North Georgia

A Sociolinguistic Survey Of "Latinx", Haley Patterson

Honors Theses

This overview examines the usage of the term “Latinx” from its coinage to its inclusion in the Oxford English Dictionary’s top ten candidates for “Word of the Year” in 2016. The study evaluates the term’s future based on its projected use in certain geographical areas and its adoption by certain professions and niche social groups. The most common motives for usage include a desire to disrupt the social normative of a binary gender system, to acknowledge the intersectionality between the LGBTQ and Latino communities, and to battle the subjugation of non-gender conforming Hispanics. This work analyzes which professional ...


La Teología Poética De Los Real Visceralistas, Angela G. Pegarella 2017 Gettysburg College

La Teología Poética De Los Real Visceralistas, Angela G. Pegarella

Student Publications

Voy a analizar el rol que juegan la poesía y la religión en la novela Los detectives salvajes. Mi pregunta se trata de una conversación que tuvimos en clase cuando estábamos leyendo el texto. ¿Hay un tema de religión en la novela Los detectives salvajes por Roberto Bolaño aún si es sutil? Yo creo fuertemente que sí. Durante toda la novela, noté una alegoría cristiana que se manifiesta en los personajes principales (Cesárea Tinajero, Ulises Lima, y Arturo Belano en particular), la estructura (las dos partes de la Biblia y las tres partes de la novela), y la semejanza del ...


¿Qué Pasa Con Cuba Ahora?: La Economía Actual Y Sus Proyecciones Para El Futuro, Erica L. Nye 2017 Gettysburg College

¿Qué Pasa Con Cuba Ahora?: La Economía Actual Y Sus Proyecciones Para El Futuro, Erica L. Nye

Student Publications

A través de un análisis de las opiniones y datos del libro Cuba. Hacia una estrategia de desarrollo para los inicios de siglo XXI y de las acciones que han ocurrido desde la publicación de este libro en el año 2012, este ensayo es una explicación de la economía actual y una proyección de lo que viene para Cuba. Los elementos de la economía que están considerados son: el sistema de microfinanzas y la pequeña y mediana empresa (Pyme), el sistema monetario, el control estatal, las industrias biotecnológicas e farmacéuticas, el acceso al internet, la infraestructura, la agroindustria de la ...


The Auxiliary Verb Constructions (Avc) In Spanish, Claudia Quevedo-García, Christina Isabelli, Faculty Advisor 2017 Illinois Wesleyan University

The Auxiliary Verb Constructions (Avc) In Spanish, Claudia Quevedo-García, Christina Isabelli, Faculty Advisor

Christina Isabelli

Oral presentation abstract.


Individual Developmental Trajectories In The L2 Acquisition Of Spanish Spirantization, Charles Nagle 2017 Iowa State University

Individual Developmental Trajectories In The L2 Acquisition Of Spanish Spirantization, Charles Nagle

Charles Nagle

In Spanish, voiced stops weaken to approximants and display variables degrees of lenition according to the context in which the stop occurs, making them a complex pronunciation feature. Accumulated findings from cross-sectional research on second language (L2) speakers suggests that many L2 learners struggle to produce the approximants even at the most advanced levels of study. The present study offers a new perspective on the approximants by studying individual learners’ production of Spanish [β] over time and across phonetic contexts. Twenty-six English speaking learners of L2 Spanish recorded two speaking tasks five times over a yearlong period corresponding to their ...


Lengua Y Violencias En Colombia: Discursos Sobre Patrimonio Lingüístico (1991-2010), Carolina Chaves-O'Flynn 2017 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Lengua Y Violencias En Colombia: Discursos Sobre Patrimonio Lingüístico (1991-2010), Carolina Chaves-O'Flynn

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This study explores the forms of invisible violence that inhabit contemporary representations of the Spanish language in Colombia and which, under institutional protection, manage to intervene in its social order. The general hypothesis proposed in this work is that, language representations in Colombia are discursively naturalized and reproduce categories oriented towards the nation’s social, political and cultural order. Once normalized in that sense, these beliefs produce invisible forms of violence that tend to be reproduced through language discourses in which the main ideological power lies in their apparently apolitical nature. These discourses are thus not read critically, but they ...


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