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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 ...


Understanding A Discourse Marker In Quito, Ecuador, Hannah Jesberger 2017 Bowling Green State University

Understanding A Discourse Marker In Quito, Ecuador, Hannah Jesberger

Honors Projects

The present research project examines the possible factors to explain the word-final /f/ in Ecuadorian Spanish including but not limited to: where it is used, who uses it (gender, age ranges, social class), and with which words it is most commonly used. As the first extensive research study on the word-final /f/, the project may lead to other investigations of this phenomenon and other features of Ecuadorian Spanish. In addition, if there are other variations of the marker pues in the Spanish varieties spoken in different regions and/or countries, researchers can use this present study as basis to analyze ...


Self-Esteem In Spanish-Speaking Latinos In Northwest Ohio, McKenna Freeman 2017 Bowling Green State University

Self-Esteem In Spanish-Speaking Latinos In Northwest Ohio, Mckenna Freeman

Honors Projects

Self-esteem is a widely-studied construct across many disciplines of social science. However, previous research regarding self-esteem and language barriers has focused primarily on children and adolescent populations, while much less research has examined this relationship among adults. The current study measures linguistic acculturation and self-esteem in both Latino and control adult samples. Hypothesis 1 states that participants in the Latino sample would report significantly lower self-esteem than the control sample. Hypothesis 2 states that linguistic acculturation levels in Spanish speaking Latinos would be positively correlated with self-esteem. Finally, a research question was addressed measuring the differences in self-esteem between foreign ...


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

No abstract provided.


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 ...


A Scarlet Ending, Alison J. Gibson 2017 East Tennessee State University

A Scarlet Ending, Alison J. Gibson

Undergraduate Honors Theses

Dancing a duet with my shadow by integrating dance and digital media in an elaborate and entertaining performance.


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 ...


The Use Of Visual Arts In World Language Instruction To Increase Student Motivation And Attitude, Marilena Bevilacqua Martello 2017 Boise State University

The Use Of Visual Arts In World Language Instruction To Increase Student Motivation And Attitude, Marilena Bevilacqua Martello

Boise State University Theses and Dissertations

Because of the complexity and changeability that characterize languages, language learners face a number of various factors in their quest to acquire a new language. Nevertheless, it is the level of motivation and personal attitude toward language learning that will determine their rate of success (Dörnyei & Csizér, 1998). The purpose of this study was to find out (1) whether there was a relationship between the use of visual art in world language instruction and student motivation, and (2) whether student writing skills improved when visual art was used for Content Based Instruction. The study used a mixed method research design ...


Motivation, Comprehensibility, And Accentedness In L2 Spanish: Investigating Motivation As A Time-Varying Predictor Of Pronunciation Development, Charles Nagle 2017 Iowa State University

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

Charles Nagle

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 ...


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

No abstract provided.


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

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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 ...


Mood Selection In Spanish-English Bilinguals In The U.S., Pablo E. Requena 2017 University of Montana, Missoula

Mood Selection In Spanish-English Bilinguals In The U.S., Pablo E. Requena

University Grant Program Reports

This project investigates the effects of bilingualism on mood selection in Spanish.


El Español De Canarias Y La Canariedad En La España Autonómica: Un Estudio Glotopolítico, Pablo Guerra 2017 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

El Español De Canarias Y La Canariedad En La España Autonómica: Un Estudio Glotopolítico, Pablo Guerra

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

In this dissertation I intend to analyze the abundance of discourses about the Spanish from the Canary Islands from the 1980’s to present day. I have identified two key processes that are part of the consolidation of an autonomous field of reflection on language in the Canary Islands: the development of descriptive studies of the Spanish spoken in the Canary Islands carried out in the Department of Spanish Language at the Universidad de La Laguna (Tenerife) during the first twenty five years of democracy in Spain, as well as the creation of the Canarian Academy of Language in the ...


Continuidad Y Cambio En Los Condicionantes Lingüísticos Y Socio-Demográficos Del Uso Del Pronombre Sujeto En El Español De La Primera Generación En Nueva York, Lorena García-Barroso 2017 The Graduate Center, CUNY

Continuidad Y Cambio En Los Condicionantes Lingüísticos Y Socio-Demográficos Del Uso Del Pronombre Sujeto En El Español De La Primera Generación En Nueva York, Lorena García-Barroso

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

In situations of bilingualism in the United States, it has been shown that speakers who alter their grammar (syntax or morphology) are mostly second generation, that is, Latinos born in the United States (Flores-Ferrán 2004; Montrul 2004 ; Silva-Corvalán, 1994). Research about Spanish in the US shows that second generation speakers have different features from those of the first generation who are Latinos born in Latin America. However, is it possible that all the speakers of the first generation behave grammatically in the same way due to the fact of being born in Latin America regardless of the amount of years ...


Implicaciones De La Citación En La Voz Del Autor En El Discurso Académico Universitario: La Memoria De Máster Escrita En Español Por Estudiantes Españoles Y Filipinos, David Sánchez-Jiménez 2017 CUNY New York City College of Technology

Implicaciones De La Citación En La Voz Del Autor En El Discurso Académico Universitario: La Memoria De Máster Escrita En Español Por Estudiantes Españoles Y Filipinos, David Sánchez-Jiménez

Publications and Research

La investigación desarrollada en este artículo tiene por objeto explorar las conexiones que mantienen las funciones de las citas con el concepto de la voz para conocer cómo estas contribuyen a la construcción de la identidad del escritor en el texto. Con este fin, se analizan las funciones retóricas de las citas de 16 memorias de máster escritas en español por 8 posgraduados españoles y 8 filipinos. El procedimiento metodológico utilizado ha sido el del análisis textual del contexto lingüístico en el que aparecen las citas, mediante el cual se han clasificado las funciones retóricas de las citas en una ...


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

Una Ojeada Al Español En Puerto Rico, Orlando Alba

All Faculty Publications

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.


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

El Español Ejemplar De Los Dominicanos, Orlando Alba

All Faculty Publications

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.


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 ...


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

University of Iowa Libraries Staff Publications

No abstract provided.


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