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A Diachronic Approach To The Confusion Of B With V In Spanish, Eva Núñez-Méndez 2016 Portland State University

A Diachronic Approach To The Confusion Of B With V In Spanish, Eva Núñez-Méndez

World Languages and Literatures Faculty Publications and Presentations

This volume presents specific topics in diachronic Hispanic linguistics. These topics include: lexical survivals in Ibero-Romance, Arabisms, lexical variation in early modern Spain, the origins of the confusion of b with v, Andalusian Spanish in the Americas, the expansion of seseo and yeísmo, processes of koineization, syntactic change in scribal documentation from the Middle Ages, and the semantic changes of the verbs ser, estar and haber. It provides a comprehensive analysis of the Spanish lexicon, phonetics, morphosyntax, dialectology and semantics with the input of ten prominent scholars.

It focuses not only on relevant issues in the evolution of Spanish but ...


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 SUNY Stony Brook

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.


A Linguistic Comparison: Stress-Timed And Syllable-Timed Languages And Their Impact On Second Language Acquisition, Madeline M. Conlen 2016 Wayne State University

A Linguistic Comparison: Stress-Timed And Syllable-Timed Languages And Their Impact On Second Language Acquisition, Madeline M. Conlen

Honors College Theses

Acquisition of a second language can be a challenging task because no two languages are alike in their structure, syllabification, pronunciation, rhythm, etc. Also, after speaking one language for any amount of time, the speaker becomes accustomed to the specific qualities of that language; therefore, learning to speak another language takes extra effort because it is essentially rewiring the brain to think differently in many ways. One important element of language is prosody, or the patterns of stress and intonation in language (Dilley et al 237). The subsector of prosody that is to be studied is rhythm, explicitly isochrony and ...


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 ...


Beneficial Worship Patterns Within Bilingual Spanishi-English Christian Churches In The United States, Madeline Bloom 2016 Olivet Nazarene University

Beneficial Worship Patterns Within Bilingual Spanishi-English Christian Churches In The United States, Madeline Bloom

Honors Program Projects

Language diversity within the U.S. is on the rise; this generates a unique cultural shift. Change in language diversity impacts the overall nature of government, schools, and churches. In response, many Christian churches are developing alongside the surrounding culture, notably in the form of bilingual services. In order to remain relevant the church must address new evangelistic and congregational needs. Religion is naturally perceived through a personal cultural lens, but cultural identity at its core is integrated with language. With this in mind, churches desiring to successfully integrate multiple languages in a worship setting must prepare for a long-term ...


La Representación De La Violencia En México Contemporáneo - The Representation Of Violence In Contemporary Mexico, Taylor Brackett 2016 University of Maine

La Representación De La Violencia En México Contemporáneo - The Representation Of Violence In Contemporary Mexico, Taylor Brackett

Honors College

La violencia no es un problema nuevo para México. Incluso antes de que Hernán Cortés y sus hombres pusieron un pie en el país y redujeran el imperio azteca a cenizas, la violencia de la guerra y de sangrientos sacrificios de seres humanos jugaron un rol importante en la sociedad de la región. Desde entonces, el problema de violencia ha seguido creciendo aparentemente sin fin, convirtiéndose en un asunto muy discutido además de un tema examinado por muchos escritores, músicos, y directores mexicanos. En este trabajo, examino la representación de la violencia como tema en tres productos culturales: la literatura ...


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 ...


Characterization Of Transcriptional Control Elements In Cluster E Mycobacteriophage Ukulele, Campbell Belisle Haley 2016 University of Maine

Characterization Of Transcriptional Control Elements In Cluster E Mycobacteriophage Ukulele, Campbell Belisle Haley

Honors College

Mycobacteriophage (phage) are a diverse group of viruses that infect Mycobacterium. Their study allows further understanding of viral evolution and genetics. Phage tightly control gene expression and transcribe their genes using host RNA polymerases. This project identifies potential transcriptional control elements in the genome of mycobacteriophage Ukulele. Promoters are sequences of the genome that allow binding of RNA polymerase and initiation of transcription. 21 putative promoters were identified in the Ukulele genome. To confirm transcriptional activity from putative promoters, a GFP reporter system was developed in mycobacterial cells. Intrinsic terminators are mRNA sequences that form secondary structure during transcription and ...


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.


¿Vera O Verra? Using Principles Of Task-Based Language Teaching To Practice Spanish Rhotics, Avizia Long 2016 University of Guam

¿Vera O Verra? Using Principles Of Task-Based Language Teaching To Practice Spanish Rhotics, Avizia Long

Faculty Publications

Research on task-based language teaching and learning has demonstrated that tasks may encourage second/foreign language development, specifically by facilitating conditions believed to engage processes that are important for second language acquisition to occur (Robinson, 2011; Skehan, 2014). Recent studies conducted by Solon, Long, and Gurzynski-Weiss (2014, 2015) have demonstrated that tasks designed to make pronunciation task essential do encourage learner attention to pronunciation, and increasing task complexity leads to greater accuracy in the production of the Spanish vowels [o] and [u]. This micro-teaching lesson, inspired by Solon et al., will showcase a task designed to make the pronunciation of ...


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 ...


La Comunidad De Lawrence, Adrianna DeCicco 2016 Merrimack College

La Comunidad De Lawrence, Adrianna Decicco

Honors Program Contracts

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.


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

World Languages and Cultures

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 ...


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 ...


Motivaciones Comunicativas Para La Expresión De Sujeto En Secuencias Clausales Correferenciales En Español, Berenice Darwich 2016 Graduate Center, City University of New York

Motivaciones Comunicativas Para La Expresión De Sujeto En Secuencias Clausales Correferenciales En Español, Berenice Darwich

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

This dissertation examines subject expression in co-referential clauses in Spanish from a functional and discourse perspective. The purpose of this quantitative and qualitative investigation is to provide a strategy of communication that accounts for the presence or absence of subject expression in the second clause of a co-referential clausal sequence. Specifically, it is proposed that that subject expression, in this environment, is a discourse strategy for the use of the meanings of the personal pronouns and nominal phrases available for the speaker’s communicative purposes, and that this discourse strategy forestalls the competition for the status of discourse theme in ...


Encyclopedia Of Hispanic Linguistics, Eva Núñez-Méndez 2016 Portland State University

Encyclopedia Of Hispanic Linguistics, Eva Núñez-Méndez

World Languages and Literatures Faculty Publications and Presentations

No abstract provided.


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 ...


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