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Acercamiento Al Pensamiento Mágico Y La Superstición En El Discurso Literario De La Primera Modernidad Española: Miguel De Cervantes Y María De Zayas, Miguel Magdaleno Santamaria 2016 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Acercamiento Al Pensamiento Mágico Y La Superstición En El Discurso Literario De La Primera Modernidad Española: Miguel De Cervantes Y María De Zayas, Miguel Magdaleno Santamaria

Theses, Dissertations, Student Research: Modern Languages and Literatures

The purpose of this thesis is to serve as a first approach to magical thinking and superstition in the literary discourse of Early Modern Spain, by examining these topics in Miguel de Cervantes’ first Quijote (1605) and María de Zayas’ Novelas Amorosas y Ejemplares (1637). The methodology followed in this thesis fundamentally includes the points of view of four fields of study. These are: anthropology, history, literature and historical linguistics. Accordingly, this study is thematically divided into four big sections: first, a discussion around the concept of ‘magical thinking’ in relation to religion (from an anthropological point of view); second ...


Creatividad Léxica En Una Jerga Gay De La Frontera México-Estados Unidos, Israel Sanz-Sánchez 2016 West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Creatividad Léxica En Una Jerga Gay De La Frontera México-Estados Unidos, Israel Sanz-Sánchez

Israel Sanz-Sánchez

No abstract provided.


Ramón Menéndez Pidal: The Practice And Politics Of Philology In Twentieth Century Spain By Steven Hess (Review), Israel Sanz-Sánchez 2016 West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Ramón Menéndez Pidal: The Practice And Politics Of Philology In Twentieth Century Spain By Steven Hess (Review), Israel Sanz-Sánchez

Languages & Cultures

No abstract provided.


Spanish For Heritage Speakers: Instructional Module #2, Gabriela C. Zapata 2016 California State University - Monterey Bay

Spanish For Heritage Speakers: Instructional Module #2, Gabriela C. Zapata

Activities and Assignments Collection

This is the second instructional module for the teaching of Spanish to heritage speakers at the intermediate level. The outcomes for this module are as follows:

1. Students will be able to understand the way in which a persuasive essay is organized and written;

2. Students will be able to continue applying the rules for the accentuation of palabras esdrújulas and agudas to improve their spelling;

3. Students will be able to understand the rules that govern the present tense in Spanish and why it is the most appropriate tense when writing a persuasive essay.

4. Students will learn the ...


Traditions And Proficiency Abroad - Spain (Tapas) Program: A High School Study Abroad Program For District 128, Michaela Kendzior 2016 SIT Graduate Institute

Traditions And Proficiency Abroad - Spain (Tapas) Program: A High School Study Abroad Program For District 128, Michaela Kendzior

Capstone Collection

As colleges begin to internationalize campuses and global competencies continue to become a demand in the workforce, secondary schools should also aim to internationalize the curriculum and offer international education opportunities to their students. In an effort to do this, I have created the Traditions And Proficiency Abroad - Spain (TAPAS) Program for Community High School District 128 in Illinois. The TAPAS program is a 20-day summer intensive cultural and language immersion program created to maximize learning potential in D128 students. While the program’s focus is on Spanish language and culture education, the orientation and instructional activities have been designed ...


The Auxiliary Verb Constructions (Avc) In Spanish, Claudia Quevedo-García, Christina Isabelli, Faculty Advisor 2016 Illinois Wesleyan University

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

John Wesley Powell Student Research Conference

Oral presentation abstract.


Aproximaciones Al Léxico Gay Y Sus Asociaciones Con Estereotipos En El Discurso Heteronormativo De La Comunidad Universitaria En Madrid, Lorena García-Barroso 2016 The Graduate Center, CUNY

Aproximaciones Al Léxico Gay Y Sus Asociaciones Con Estereotipos En El Discurso Heteronormativo De La Comunidad Universitaria En Madrid, Lorena García-Barroso

Vernacular: New Connections in Language, Literature, & Culture

Este trabajo es un análisis sobre el nivel de conocimiento de las expresiones léxicas utilizadas en las interacciones sociales por el colectivo homosexual de Madrid. Analizaré los datos de un corpus de cuarenta hablantes heterosexuales llevado a cabo en un estudio sobre la existencia de estereotipos en el lenguaje vinculados a la homosexualidad en el contexto universitario en Madrid y veré si esta jerga léxica es compartida y aceptada en el discurso por los heterosexuales. Los resultados ponen en evidencia el inminente auge de una jerga gay que revela datos novedosos acerca del uso y conocimiento de sus términos y ...


Perception And Production Of Phonetic Stress In Spanish: An Investigation Of Native Speakers And Non-Native Learners, Benjamin Stoltenberg, Elizabeth Enkin 2016 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Perception And Production Of Phonetic Stress In Spanish: An Investigation Of Native Speakers And Non-Native Learners, Benjamin Stoltenberg, Elizabeth Enkin

UCARE Research Products

In recent years, foreign language studies have become an area of great interest, given that students must be prepared to take on a career in a globalized world. Consequently, there is a growing incentive to learn a second language, and especially Spanish given that it is the most-studied foreign language in the United States. Language courses designed for majors and minors generally center on the analysis and discussion of sounds, morphological processes and grammatical constructions. However, little is known about the nature of specific difficulties that may arise for native speakers of English when they interpret spoken speech in Spanish ...


Una Entrada En La Vida De Las Mujeres Inmigrantes: Una Exposición Visual Para Representar Las Experiencias De Mujeres Inmigrantes De México A Través De Retratos Y Entrevistas, Ashley Ables 2016 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Una Entrada En La Vida De Las Mujeres Inmigrantes: Una Exposición Visual Para Representar Las Experiencias De Mujeres Inmigrantes De México A Través De Retratos Y Entrevistas, Ashley Ables

Modern Languages and Literatures

Una entrada en la vida de las mujeres inmigrantes:

Una exposición visual para representar las experiencias de mujeres inmigrantes de México a través de retratos y entrevistas

Ashley Ables

California Polytechnic State University

Intent:

The intent of my project is to research the lives of migrant, farm-working women who have migrated from Mexico and now live and work in California. The other purpose is to present the findings to the Cal Poly and San Luis Obispo communities through interviews and artistic expression.

Methodology:

In order to research and present the lives of these women, I plan to do the following ...


La Comunidad De Lawrence, Adrianna DeCicco 2016 Merrimack College

La Comunidad De Lawrence, Adrianna Decicco

Honors Course Components

During the semester, the class is learning about communities, the meaning and boundaries of communities and what makes a community. For my project, I am going to study the community and city of Lawrence, Massachusetts. Throughout the semester, I will be attending at least 3 different events in Lawrence. This will allow me to learn about the important aspects of the Lawrence community, such as the children, food and home life. The event reports will be the basis of the presentation and the presentation will also include information about the community as a whole.


Adquisición De Los Contrafactuales Pasados En Español: Mapeo De Formas – Significados En Las Interfaces Morfología – Sintaxis – Semántica – Pragmática, Diana Patricia Botero Ibarra 2016 The University of Western Ontario

Adquisición De Los Contrafactuales Pasados En Español: Mapeo De Formas – Significados En Las Interfaces Morfología – Sintaxis – Semántica – Pragmática, Diana Patricia Botero Ibarra

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

This study focuses on the acquisition of the compound form of the Pluperfect Subjunctive to express counterfactual meaning in the past through conditional clauses. The aim was to examine in which instances we can find the greatest difficulty in the acquisition and what are the sets of information that stem from universal mechanisms.

This study included two experiments: Experiment 1 consisted of a sentence completion task and a written production task to investigate morphological recognition and morphological written production of subjunctive and conditional forms. Experiment 2 included an interpretation and context task, a sentence selection task, and a picture-matching task ...


La Pluralisation Du Verbe Impersonnel Haber Dans L’Espagnol Des Caraïbes Et De L’Amérique Latine Continentale, Angelica Hernandez Constantin 2016 Western University

La Pluralisation Du Verbe Impersonnel Haber Dans L’Espagnol Des Caraïbes Et De L’Amérique Latine Continentale, Angelica Hernandez Constantin

Western Papers in Linguistics / Cahiers linguistiques de Western

Selon la grammaire prescriptive de la langue espagnole, un verbe impersonnel ne peut se conjuguer qu’à la troisième personne du singulier. Un tel verbe en espagnol est le verbe haber qui s’utilise pour exprimer la présence ou existence d’un objet.

  1. Había muchas personas.

    Il y avait beaucoup de personnes.’

Cependant, on trouve fréquemment que des formes plurielles du verbe impersonnel haber sont utilisées par les locuteurs natifs de la langue.

Ce phénomène, connu comme la pluralisation du verbe haber (Claes 2014). Selon Claes (2014) il montre un changement linguistique où on voit une forme personelle du verbe ...


Spanish For Heritage Speakers: Instructional Module #3, Gabriela C. Zapata 2016 California State University - Monterey Bay

Spanish For Heritage Speakers: Instructional Module #3, Gabriela C. Zapata

Activities and Assignments Collection

This is the third instructional module for the teaching of Spanish to heritage speakers at the intermediate level. The outcomes for this module are as follows:

1. Students will be able to understand the way in which a descriptive essay is organized and written;

2. Students will be able to continue applying the rules for the accentuation of palabras esdrújulas and agudas to improve their spelling;

3. Students will be able to understand the rules that govern the use of adjectives in Spanish, including the exceptions that break these rules;

4. Students will review the rules that govern the accentuation ...


How Far Can They Go?: Non-Native Speakers Of Spanish And Wh- Questions, Maria Turrero Garcia 2016 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

How Far Can They Go?: Non-Native Speakers Of Spanish And Wh- Questions, Maria Turrero Garcia

Doctoral Dissertations May 2014 - current

The wh- island is a syntactic phenomenon that constitutes a constraint on wh- movement with implications for interpretation (the speaker must be aware of the distinction between arguments and adjuncts, and of the effects of the [-QU] feature on the middle wh- word against extraction) and for production (the speaker needs to know the limited, short distance scope of the fronted wh- word in adjunct questions). In Spanish, each wh- word carries a referential value that affects its classification as an adjunct or an argument, hence affecting the extractability of each wh- word from a complex question containing a wh- ...


The Effect Of Enhancing Learner Input Via Computer Assisted Language Learning Tools: On The Acquisition Of Clitics By Spanish Second Language Learners, Bridget C. Pinsonneault 2016 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

The Effect Of Enhancing Learner Input Via Computer Assisted Language Learning Tools: On The Acquisition Of Clitics By Spanish Second Language Learners, Bridget C. Pinsonneault

Doctoral Dissertations May 2014 - current

The current project contributes to the growing body of research in second language acquisition that investigates the facilitative effects of drawing learner attention to problematic aspects of linguistic input through input enhancement. Specifically, the research examines the extent to which input enhancement (Sharwood Smith 1991, 1993) via typographically altered texts facilitates the acquisition of third person dative and accusative clitic pronouns in Spanish for university level native English speakers enrolled in both beginner and advanced levels of Spanish second language courses. A number of past studies have indicated that all verbal clitics have been an obstacle in gaining L2 Spanish ...


La Conciencia Fonémica En El Modelo Educativo Del Lenguaje Dual (Español-Inglés), Veronica M. Gonzalez 2016 University of Colorado, Boulder

La Conciencia Fonémica En El Modelo Educativo Del Lenguaje Dual (Español-Inglés), Veronica M. Gonzalez

Undergraduate Honors Theses

Research has shown that the dual language (DL) education model has been the most academically successful bilingual education framework in the United States thus far (Thomas and Collier 83, 106, 120). One reason for this is that students learning English through DL obtain the language better with additive bilingualism than through transitional bilingual and English as a Second Language (ESL) programs. Such programs are structured to move students out of their native language, resulting in subtractive bilingualism. Additionally, additive bilingualism in learners of both languages through the two-way immersion DL program has been shown to correlate with high academic performance ...


Tango: A Spanish-Based Programming Language, Ashley Zegiestowsky 2016 Butler University

Tango: A Spanish-Based Programming Language, Ashley Zegiestowsky

Undergraduate Honors Thesis Collection

The purpose of this thesis is a two-part project. The first part of the project deals with the creation of my own Spanish-based programming language, Tango, using Spanish key words (instead of English key words). The second part of the project 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. The structure of this thesis begins with a description of the specific goals achieved in the Tango language, an explanation and brief examples of the Tango ...


Actitud De Los Ciudadanos Andaluces En Cuanto Al Empleo Del Dialecto Andaluz En Los Medios De Comunicación Audiovisuales, Victoriano Pimentel Rivas 2016 Minnesota State University Mankato

Actitud De Los Ciudadanos Andaluces En Cuanto Al Empleo Del Dialecto Andaluz En Los Medios De Comunicación Audiovisuales, Victoriano Pimentel Rivas

All Theses, Dissertations, and Other Capstone Projects

This study presents regulations and linguistic awareness respecting the use of Andalusian dialect on television, radio, and cinema among others to provide a full description of the subject. The qualitative method will reveal aspects more fine-grained through data collection of the different habits and reactions of participants with TV, radio, internet or another audiovisual platform. For example, this research concludes, among other factors, that young Andalusians are more in contact with their dialect than older ones. Empirical and statistical data reflects that the young individual is open to different audiovisual platforms apart from TV and radio. Finally, this thesis leads ...


Linguistic Transfer: Studying Third Language Acquisition In University Context, Jordan E. Rehbock, Rebeca Acevedo 2015 Loyola Marymount University

Linguistic Transfer: Studying Third Language Acquisition In University Context, Jordan E. Rehbock, Rebeca Acevedo

Research & Exhibition

While much past work in linguistics has focused on second language acquisition and the interlanguage that is developed within such an individual, this project would investigate the way that such an interlanguage influences a learner of a third language. Previous studies on third language acquisition (TLA) have largely focused on determining the initial state of L3 interlanguage. To contribute to the discussion on TLA, this study would be concerned specifically with students with experience in the formal classroom setting and gauge interference from an L1 or L2 on the acquisition of an L3. While various forms of interference can be ...


Strategies To Enhance Self-Efficacy Amongst Esl Students, Alanna Quinn, Yvette V. Lapayese 2015 Loyola Marymount University

Strategies To Enhance Self-Efficacy Amongst Esl Students, Alanna Quinn, Yvette V. Lapayese

Research & Exhibition

My research will examine which teaching techniques and classroom structures contribute to higher levels of self-efficacy amongst Spanish-speaking English as a Second Language (ESL) students in Los Angeles public elementary school classrooms. Most published research only examines the self-efficacy levels of high school students, and don’t center specifically on Spanish speakers. I will perform a year of classroom observation at an L.A. public school that has an equal split of ESL students and native English speakers. I will dissect the teaching strategies, self-efficacy enhancing techniques, and classroom environment utilized in these classrooms, and I will use first-hand interviews ...


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