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La Percepción De La Nasalidad En Las Vocales Españolas, Alfredo Herrero De Haro Jan 2011

La Percepción De La Nasalidad En Las Vocales Españolas, Alfredo Herrero De Haro

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

The nasality is an element that we constantly reproduce unconsciously in Spanish. Spanish speakers ignore, in the majority of cases, the importance of a phenomenon of our language which has different purposes, such as providing naturalness and continuity to the audio sequence and even, in certain regional varieties, exercises a function of discrimination between words (phonemes); This occurs, for example, in the Albaicín, a neighborhood of Granada where tends to neutralize/n/in absolute final position and the nasality of the vowel is what allows you to discriminate between has / have, yes / no, etc. In this experiment we have studied ...


Other Side Art: Trevor Nickolls, Ian Mclean Jan 2011

Other Side Art: Trevor Nickolls, Ian Mclean

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

In a review of Gordon Bennett's retrospective at the National Gallery of Victoria in 2007, Rex Butler claimed that there have been two revolutions in Australian art, the first at Papunya in 1971 and the second, an echo of the first, around 1990, when Bennett burst upon the scene.


Interpretations Of Embodied Cognition, Shaun Gallagher Jan 2011

Interpretations Of Embodied Cognition, Shaun Gallagher

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

The concept of embodied cognition (EC) is not a settled one. A variety of theorists have attempted to outline different approaches and meanings related to this concept. They range from radical embodiment to minimal embodiment, and a number of positions in between. In addition, a variety of approaches to the study of cognition have been closely associated with the notion of embodiment – including enactive, embedded, and extended or distributed cognition approaches. Within these different perspectives there is no strong consensus on what weight to give to the concept of embodiment. Moreover, contrary to what some may think, not all EC ...


Food Culture In Colonial Asia: A Taste Of Empire, Cecilia Y. Leong-Salobir Jan 2011

Food Culture In Colonial Asia: A Taste Of Empire, Cecilia Y. Leong-Salobir

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Presenting a social history of colonial food practices in India, Malaysia and Singapore, this book discusses the contribution that Asian domestic servants made towards the development of this cuisine between 1858 and 1963. Domestic cookbooks, household management manuals, memoirs, diaries and travelogues are used to investigate the culinary practices in the colonial household, as well as in clubs, hill stations, hotels and restaurants. Challenging accepted ideas about colonial cuisine, the book argues that a distinctive cuisine emerged as a result of negotiation and collaboration between the expatriate British and local people, and included dishes such as curries, mulligatawny, kedgeree, country ...


Obituary: Kondelea (Della) Elliott (1917-2011), Rowan Cahill Jan 2011

Obituary: Kondelea (Della) Elliott (1917-2011), Rowan Cahill

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

In 1902 Lenin published the political tract which became a basic text for left-wing activists titled 'What is to be Done?'. Della Elliott tended not to ask that question; rather she saw what had to be done, and got in and did it. In the process, her doing was careful, meticulous, and professional; all the metaphorical'i's were dotted, and the 't's crossed. Moving away from metaphors to actualities, spelling had to be correct, and meanings clear.


From Theory To Practice In Development, Susan N. Engel Jan 2011

From Theory To Practice In Development, Susan N. Engel

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

As decolonisation movements gathered strength following World War II, independence and development were seen to go hand-in-hand and thanks partly to President Truman’s 20 January 1949 Inaugural Address linking the fight against communism with development assistance, aid and expertise from the West have been a driving force in development programs. Moreover, development economics and development practices have operated in tandem structuralist and Dependency theory ideas outlined in the excerpt by Paul Sweezy in this book were influential in the early postwar period on the practices of developing countries. Donors, though, were more influenced in this period by the Keynesian ...


A Lost Opportunity For Imf Reform?, Georgia Lysaght Jan 2011

A Lost Opportunity For Imf Reform?, Georgia Lysaght

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

The International Monetary Fund executive board will complete interviews of the two leading candidates to replace Dominique Strauss-Kahn this week, with the aim of picking a new managing director by June 30.

Mexican central bank chief Agustin Carstens fronted the board overnight, promising a consensus-building approach to running the institution.

But given the long-standing tradition of only Europeans being selected to head the IMF, it should come as little surprise that Carstens is likely to lose out French Foreign Minister Christine Lagarde.

Nonetheless, this changing of the guard has afforded the IMF the perfect opportunity to showcase its promised structural ...


The Practice And Politics Of Leaking, Kathryn Flynn Jan 2011

The Practice And Politics Of Leaking, Kathryn Flynn

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Civic-minded people who encounter what they believe to be corrupt and illegal conduct in the workplace may take it upon themselves to release relevant confidential information. This is done either through an open disclosure, where the identity of the whistleblower is publicly known, or an unauthorised disclosure where the identity of the leaker is not revealed. This information is typically leaked to journalists or activists who may be able to seek redress. Leaking is an alternative to whistleblowing and carries fewer risks of reprisals but leakers need to be alert to pitfalls with this practice.


Philippine Territorial Boundaries: Internal Tensions, Colonial Baggage, Ambivalent Conformity, Lowell Bautista Jan 2011

Philippine Territorial Boundaries: Internal Tensions, Colonial Baggage, Ambivalent Conformity, Lowell Bautista

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

The territorial boundaries of the Philippines, inherited from Spain and the United States in 1898, are disputed in international law. The boundaries of the Philippines are not recognised by the international community for two principal reasons: first, because of the fundamental position of the Philippines that the limits of its national territory are the boundaries laid down in the 1898 Treaty of Paris which ceded the Philippines from Spain to the United States; and second, is its claim that all the waters embraced within these imaginary lines are its territorial waters. The Philippine Government is not unaware of these issues ...


Binary Love - Artwork Exhibited In The Exhibition New Psychedelia, Madeleine T. Kelly Jan 2011

Binary Love - Artwork Exhibited In The Exhibition New Psychedelia, Madeleine T. Kelly

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

In recent years psychedelic ideas and aesthetics have made a notable return to contemporary art. The current influence of psychedelia has developed in response to the growing impact of global capital and technology on daily life. New Psychedelia presents a range of contemporary Australian artworks that display psychedelic influences and strategies for addressing the themes of consciousness, capitalism and technology. The exhibition will feature existing artworks alongside new site-specific works commissioned for the exhibition.


Computational Drawing: Code And Invisible Operation, Brogan S. Bunt Jan 2011

Computational Drawing: Code And Invisible Operation, Brogan S. Bunt

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Drawing upon my own experience in developing the algorithmic drawing project, Loom, this paper considers the relationship between conceptual and non-conceptual dimensions of drawing in computational art. It is concerned particularly to reflect upon the nature of this aesthetic labour, which involves not only programming but also the blind space of procedure.


Life Before Somerville, Andrew Whelan Jan 2011

Life Before Somerville, Andrew Whelan

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Life before Somerville: certainly there must have been such a thing, though it seems a foreign country. My background is perhaps 'unconventional', although at the stage where my trajectory towards Somerville began to sediment, oddly representative of the time. I was born in 1974 in Dublin, a second child with a brother 4 years senior. There was a younger brother to come, 8 years later. My parents met at Oxford. My father was working for a BPhil in International Law at Pembroke and my mother was doing English at Somerville: there is rather a long line of Somervillians in my ...


Report On Remembering Forward Forum, Cologne, Ian Mclean Jan 2011

Report On Remembering Forward Forum, Cologne, Ian Mclean

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Exhibiting Aboriginal art was a symposium organised by the Museum Ludwig, Cologne on 17-18 February 2011, in cooperation with the Institute of Art History of the University of Basel, as part of the exhibition Remembering Forward. Kasper König, Claus Volkenandt, Emily Evans and Frank Wolf organized the symposium. This article is based on closing remarks I gave at the seminar.


The Professor, The Publisher, The Writer: Three Interviews, Yu Ouyang Jan 2011

The Professor, The Publisher, The Writer: Three Interviews, Yu Ouyang

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Yu interviews Professor Huang Yuanshen about how and when did he start getting interested in Australian literature and was there any Australian literature accessible in China at the time when he studies English language and literature. Among others, Yuanshen tells who else interested him among other Australian writers apart from Henry Lawson.


‘Once Upon A Time, When Australia Had A Steel Industry …’, Diana J. Kelly Jan 2011

‘Once Upon A Time, When Australia Had A Steel Industry …’, Diana J. Kelly

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Once upon a time, 30 years ago, when we still thought the steel industry was an endless and bottomless well for economic growth and employment, many of us also believed in industry policy, corporate responsibility to communities, and the right to stay in the same place and space as long as we wanted.

We were happily unaware that “restructuring” would become inevitably intertwined with “job losses” or that the inheritors of the Kingswood (which many of us drove back then) would soon be driving cars neither built in Australia nor made from Australian steel.

But that was 30 years ago ...


Strategic Embarrassment And Face Threatening In Business Interactions, Wei-Lin Melody Chang, Michael Haugh Jan 2011

Strategic Embarrassment And Face Threatening In Business Interactions, Wei-Lin Melody Chang, Michael Haugh

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Face threats are generally studied as either something to be avoided or reduced in politeness research, or as deliberate forms of aggression in impoliteness research. The notion of face threat itself, however, has remained largely dependent on the intuitive notion of threatening. In Face Constituting Theory (Arundale, Robert, 2010. Constituting face in conversation: face, facework and interactional achievement. Journal of Pragmatics 42, 2078–2105), an approach to theorising face threats is posited that goes beyond such pre-theoretical notions. The advantages of employing such an analytical framework is that interactional practices which are open to evaluation as face threatening can be ...


La Enseñanza De La Fonética Española A Hablantes De Escocia E Irlanda Del Norte [Teaching Spanish Phonetics To Speakers Of Scotland And Northern Ireland], Alfredo Herrero De Haro, M Antonieta Andion Herrero Jan 2011

La Enseñanza De La Fonética Española A Hablantes De Escocia E Irlanda Del Norte [Teaching Spanish Phonetics To Speakers Of Scotland And Northern Ireland], Alfredo Herrero De Haro, M Antonieta Andion Herrero

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Teaching Spanish phonetics to Scottish and Northern Irish speakers. This paper deals with one of the most frequently forgotten areas in the teaching of Spanish as a foreign language: pronunciation. The phonetic/phonological distance between the L1 and the L2 of the learners is of paramount importance to master the sounds of the L2; however, it is the phonetic/phonological distance between the dialectal region of the speaker's L1 (DR1) and the L2 of the speaker that will have the biggest influence in this learning process. After comparing linguistic peculiarities of the English language in general, and of the ...


The Pathogenesis Of Human Papillomavirus (Hpv) In The Development Of Cervical Cancer: Are Hpv Vaccines A Safe And Effective Management Strategy?, Roslyn Judith Wilyman Jan 2011

The Pathogenesis Of Human Papillomavirus (Hpv) In The Development Of Cervical Cancer: Are Hpv Vaccines A Safe And Effective Management Strategy?, Roslyn Judith Wilyman

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) infection has been linked with cervical cancer. Some medical professionals see it as the determining causal agent and therefore promote vaccination as an effective prevention strategy. However, the biological plausibility of a causal theory requires that the incidence of the causal agent varies with the incidence and mortality of the disease. Yet the incidence and mortality of cervical cancer do not vary with the incidence of infection with HPV strains 16 and 18; the strains covered by the HPV vaccine. Though HPV infection is a necessary precursor to most cervical cancer, most high-risk HPV infections (with one ...


The Coroner's Recommendation: Fulfilling Its Potential? A Perspective From The Aboriginal Legal Service [Nsw/Act], Raymond Brazil Jan 2011

The Coroner's Recommendation: Fulfilling Its Potential? A Perspective From The Aboriginal Legal Service [Nsw/Act], Raymond Brazil

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Coroners Acts in New South Wales (‘NSW’) and the Australian Capital Territory (‘ACT’) confer on coroners jurisdiction to conduct inquests into certain kinds of death. As the outcome of a hearing, a coroner is tasked by their legislation to reach and record prescribed findings relating to the deceased, their death, and its manner and cause. These determinations enable that death to be registered under the relevant Birth, Deaths and Marriages legislation. If, though, this information can be established from preliminary investigations, a coroner has the discretion to dispense with an inquest hearing, unless the death investigated is of a category ...


We Are Relocating, Alison Broinowski Jan 2011

We Are Relocating, Alison Broinowski

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Editorial: For many years, the politics and promises of "globalization," and its threats, have been bandied about. For so long, indeed, that forests must have fallen to create all the books devoted to nuanced discussions of what "globalization" is. A decade and more ago, when American commentators wrote of globalization, they mainly meant transnational competition, dominated by the United States. "Globalization," Thomas Friedman asserted, "is us" (Friedman 1997). But a lot can change in ten years, including who dominates, who can read what about "us," and the means by which "they" read it.


Biopolitical Correspondences: Settler Nationalism, Thanatopolitics, And The Perils Of Hybridity, Michael R. Griffiths Jan 2011

Biopolitical Correspondences: Settler Nationalism, Thanatopolitics, And The Perils Of Hybridity, Michael R. Griffiths

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

'How does (post)colonial literary culture, so often annexed to nationalist concerns, interface with what Michel Foucalt called biopolitics? Biopolitics can be defined as the regularisation of a population according to the perceived insistence on norms. Indeed, biopolitics is crucially concerned with what is perceptible at the macroscopic level of an entire population - often rendering its operations blind to more singular, small, identitarian, or even communitarian representations and imaginaries. Unlike the diffuse, microscopic, governmental mechanisms of surveillance that identify the need for disciplinary interventions, biopolitics concerns itself with the regularisation of societies on a large scale, notably through demography. As ...


Gaps In The Implementation Of Environmental Law At The National, Regional And Global Level, Gregory L. Rose Jan 2011

Gaps In The Implementation Of Environmental Law At The National, Regional And Global Level, Gregory L. Rose

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Networked integrated and adaptive approaches to implementation and compliance may be the signature of the emerging generation of environmental law.

The first generation of environmental law saw the creation of specialist environmental administrations and the introduction of a suite of laws for them to administer on environmental impact assessment, pollution control, wilderness conservation and threatened species conservation. This was the generation of the 1972 Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment.

The second generation of environmental law saw a shift in focus to sustainable development, reflecting the increased participation of developing countries in international diplomatic initiatives on the environment. It signified ...


Review Of "Murdering Stepmothers - The Execution Of Martha Rendell" By Anna Haebich, Catherine Cole Jan 2011

Review Of "Murdering Stepmothers - The Execution Of Martha Rendell" By Anna Haebich, Catherine Cole

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Stepmothers have received a bad press over the centuries. They are the cruel replacement mothers of fairytales, women who may not have children themselves and whose relationship with their new offspring is hostile or neglectful. Stepmothers usurp another woman’s role, generally that of the idealised, biological mother who has died tragically and can never be replaced in her children’s hearts. This antithetical role plays out in folk narratives such as Hansel and Gretel, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Cinderella, which offer murderous stepmothers and absent fathers who are blind or indifferent to their children’s peril.


Palestine Vote: America The Loser As It Withdraws Funding From Unesco, Stephen Hill Jan 2011

Palestine Vote: America The Loser As It Withdraws Funding From Unesco, Stephen Hill

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

The United States announced last Monday that it would refuse to pay its 2011 funding commitment to the United Nations' lead cultural and educational body following that organisation’s decision to admit Palestine as a full member.

Worth $US60 million ($A56.6 million) the annual contribution provides 22% of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation’s (UNESCO) Member State levied contributions to its regular budget .

The announcement followed shortly after the UNESCO General Conference of its 194 Member States decided that morning to admit Palestine as its 195th Member by an overwhelming 107 in favor to 14 votes ...


The Transcolonial Politics Of Chinese Domestic Mastery In Singapore And Darwin 1910s-1930s, Claire K. Lowrie Jan 2011

The Transcolonial Politics Of Chinese Domestic Mastery In Singapore And Darwin 1910s-1930s, Claire K. Lowrie

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Feminist and postcolonial scholars have long argued that the home was a microcosm and a symbol of the colony. To exercise power in the home, to practice domestic mastery over colonised servants, was an expression of colonial power. At the same time, intimate contact and domestic conflicts between non-white servants and their employers had the potential to destabilise hierarchical distinctions, thereby threatening the stability of colonial rule. As Ann Laura Stoler puts it, the home was a site where "racial classifications were defined and defied" and where relations between coloniser and colonised could sustain or challenge colonial rule. The vast ...


"American Dreams - Presentation", Stephen Dupont Jan 2011

"American Dreams - Presentation", Stephen Dupont

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Online photojournalism students came from locations across the country to join other lovers of photography in attending a fully subscribed symposium in Bendigo organised by La Trobe University and Bendigo Art Gallery.

http://www.bendigoartgallery.com.au/Exhibitions/Past_Exhibitions/2011_Exhibition_Archive/American_Dreams


Paul Sharrad Reviews Vishvarupa By Michelle Cahill, Paul Sharrad Jan 2011

Paul Sharrad Reviews Vishvarupa By Michelle Cahill, Paul Sharrad

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

The Indian interest of this collection of poems is clearly announced in its title: a Sanskrit word meaning the full manifestation of the divine countenance (such as Arjuna experienced in relation to his teacher Krishna in the Bhagavad Gita). It also carries the idea of a manifold of multiple aspects: appropriate for this varied selection of topics. The poems are carefully arranged so that the three main focuses — meditations while bushwalking, a mother reflecting on her life and that of her daughter in suburban Australia, and travels in India — become a varied selection. It’s possible that something gets sacrificed ...


The Slap: Whose Side Are You On?, Leigh Dale Jan 2011

The Slap: Whose Side Are You On?, Leigh Dale

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Talking to people about The Slap reveals a range of responses, but one opinion is shared: author Christos Tsiolkas has “nailed it” in terms of family tensions. If people have struggled to keep watching until the final episode tonight, it’s because the arguing and the dishonesty are too close to home, rather than being implausible.


Choreography Of War Reportage; Pathfinder Closing; Dream Weapon; Protean World - Works Of Art Exhibited In The Exhibition Ten Years Of Contemporary Art: The James C Sourris Collection, Madeleine T. Kelly Jan 2011

Choreography Of War Reportage; Pathfinder Closing; Dream Weapon; Protean World - Works Of Art Exhibited In The Exhibition Ten Years Of Contemporary Art: The James C Sourris Collection, Madeleine T. Kelly

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

Madeleine Kelly’s paintings present an inscrutable iconography, drawing on complex associations — from contemporary politics to classical mythology and the artist’s own concern with environmental degradation. While Kelly often engages topical issues, her work is never didactic.

These two paintings were created out of the artist’s concern with humanity’s dependence on fossil fuels and the devastating consequences this will have. Kelly says she ‘investigated the archaeological metaphor and its potential to create new meaning . . . to represent our relationship with the environment, both natural and artificial’. The end result is a persistent sense of foreboding.


Hollow Mark, Madeleine T. Kelly Jan 2011

Hollow Mark, Madeleine T. Kelly

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts - Papers

At three metres in height, the figure of a man looms over the viewer. Painted on two fibreglass resin panels with a thin wash of paint in muted, sombre colours, the man is stretched and anamorphically distorted. His elongated legs seem to enable him to reach towards the sky, so it takes a moment to realize that this is a figure with no head or face, an anonymous figure burdened by two heavy bags of books that bend his back and drag his arms groundward.