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Supporting Text And Data Analysis Across Campus From The Academic Library, Amy Kirchhoff, Hejin Shin Phd Apr 2024

Supporting Text And Data Analysis Across Campus From The Academic Library, Amy Kirchhoff, Hejin Shin Phd

Digital Initiatives Symposium

The ability to comprehend and communicate with text-based data is essential to future success in academics and employment, as evidenced in a recent survey from Bloomberg Research Services which shows that nearly 97% of survey respondents now use data analytics in their companies and 58% consider data and text mining a business analytics tool (https://www.sas.com/content/dam/SAS/bp_de/doc/studie/ba-st-the-current-state-of-business-analytics-2317022.pdf). This has fueled a substantial growth in text analysis research (involving the use of technology to analyze un- and semi-structured text data for valuable insights, trends, and patterns) across disciplines and a corresponding demand on academic libraries to support text analysis pedagogy and text analysis …


“87% Missing”: Preserving Video Game History In A Canadian Copyright Context, Amelia Clarkson, Magnus Berg Apr 2024

“87% Missing”: Preserving Video Game History In A Canadian Copyright Context, Amelia Clarkson, Magnus Berg

Digital Initiatives Symposium

In 2020, the University of Toronto Mississauga campus library acquired the largest collection of video games in Canada from prolific collector Syd Bolton, whose vision was for it to not only be preserved but also playable and publicly accessible. Over the past three years, the collections team has been processing the collection to facilitate access onsite, and in 2024 aims to begin the next step of digitally preserving the collection. In the summer of 2023, the Video Game History Foundation and the Software Preservation Network co-authored a report on the dire state of availability of classic games, with the goal …


Finding The Sound: The Women Of El Paso Punk Rock, Tara Martin Lopez Mar 2024

Finding The Sound: The Women Of El Paso Punk Rock, Tara Martin Lopez

CLASP Lecture Series

"Finding the Sound: The Women of El Paso Punk Rock", is a a presentation by Dr. Tara López, Assistant Professor and Director of the Ethnic Studies program. In López's talk, she will shed light on how women of the El Paso punk rock scene—particularly the Chicanas that dominated punk in the mid-1990s—used music to develop a fierce set of sonic expressions and innovations. By exploring opportunities available in this popular format, López invites us to reconsider how the messages that comprise these "musicworlds" illuminate the wide array of Chicanas engaged in the El Paso punk scene. From girls furtively Xeroxing …


Crowdsourcing The Translation Of Technological Terms To Tigrinya, Tigre And Blien., Kokob Weldetensae Mar 2024

Crowdsourcing The Translation Of Technological Terms To Tigrinya, Tigre And Blien., Kokob Weldetensae

Symposium on Tigrinya Language, Literature, and Culture

This event is on crowdsourcing the translation of technological terms, words and phrases to Tigrinya, Tigre and Blien using a web based solution at https://meaditranslation.org. This event will showcase the efforts, reasons and benefits behind translating technological terms in to some of native African languages such as Tigrinya, Tigre and Blien. Moreover, there will be an update on the current progress made by MeadiTranslation community who contributed in translating around 3000 technology terms by submitting a translation as well as voting on other candidate submissions.


What Would It Take To Prepare Critical Spanish Heritage Language (Shl) Instructors?, Gabrielle Yocupicio Feb 2024

What Would It Take To Prepare Critical Spanish Heritage Language (Shl) Instructors?, Gabrielle Yocupicio

11th National Symposium on Spanish as a Heritage Language

In the last decade, prominent scholars (Beaudrie & Loza, 2021; Leeman & Serafini, 2016; Martinez, 2016; Parra, 2016) have called for the adoption of critical language awareness (CLA) as a primary framework for carrying out Spanish heritage language (SHL) instructional goals. Thus, research on preparing SHL instructors for critical teaching continues to necessitate the opinions and advice of current practitioners engaging in CLA efforts. This presentation hopes to contribute to this research by honing into the recommendations of five educators working in a well-established SHL program at a U.S. Southwest university. Drawing from my dissertation, I employed qualitative semi-structured interviews …


Helping Spanish Heritage Speakers Decolonialize Their Attitudes Towards The Language: The Classroom As A Community That Aims To Heal Generational Linguistic Wounds., Claudia Pozzobon Potratz Feb 2024

Helping Spanish Heritage Speakers Decolonialize Their Attitudes Towards The Language: The Classroom As A Community That Aims To Heal Generational Linguistic Wounds., Claudia Pozzobon Potratz

11th National Symposium on Spanish as a Heritage Language

Generational language wounds are the result of language loss caused by trauma, discrimination, or deficit narrative. Heritage language instructors can learn to identify manifestations of these wounds and help their students heal so they can have a healthy relationship with their language and culture.


Proficiency Assessment In Bilingualism Research: How Valid Are Our Measures?, Sara Saez-Fajardo, Melissa A. Bowles Feb 2024

Proficiency Assessment In Bilingualism Research: How Valid Are Our Measures?, Sara Saez-Fajardo, Melissa A. Bowles

11th National Symposium on Spanish as a Heritage Language

Many Spanish HL acquisition studies have used proficiency assessments developed for L2 learners to meet investigation standards. However, few researchers present any validity evidence of these instruments’ appropriateness for HL learners. In this presentation, I inspect the validity evidence of one of the most popular proficiency tests: the DELE test.


Speaker Investment And Oral Proficiency In Heritage Speakers Of Spanish: A Quantitative Approach, Megan Marshall Feb 2024

Speaker Investment And Oral Proficiency In Heritage Speakers Of Spanish: A Quantitative Approach, Megan Marshall

11th National Symposium on Spanish as a Heritage Language

Title: Speaker investment and oral proficiency in heritage speakers of Spanish: a quantitative approach

Keywords: Investment, Heritage, Identity, Oral Proficiency

The concept of investment has been used to expand the understanding of language learning beyond the acquisition of language competence, grammar, pronunciation, etc. to also consider how the speaker/learner is socially positioned to navigate social contexts and the impacts this has on their opportunities for language learning and use (Norton-Pierce, 1995; Norton & Toohey, 2011). Darvin & Norton, 2015 further develop this work by proposing a trio of components that contribute to speaker investment- (1)speaker identity, (2)linguistic ideologies and (3)social …


The Gen Z Heritage Learner: Redefining The Shl Program For A Post-Pandemic Generation, Alejandro Acero Ayuda Feb 2024

The Gen Z Heritage Learner: Redefining The Shl Program For A Post-Pandemic Generation, Alejandro Acero Ayuda

11th National Symposium on Spanish as a Heritage Language

The purpose of this presentation is to reflect on some of the perspectives, beliefs and policies that lie behind the definition, understanding and framework of ‘success’ (Beaudrie, 2020) according to the Spanish Heritage Language (SHL) programs, and the design on which these programs rely to develop their curricular foundation for the upcoming generation of heritage learners.

How ‘success’ materializes depends on what is the specific profile of Heritage Language Speaker (HLS) used as reference according to each SHL program’s perspective (Carreira, 2012). The larger vision upheld on what is the SHL Education specific purpose, deeply influences the theories and perspectives …


Actitudes En Pro Y En Contra Sobre El Uso Del Lenguaje Inclusivo Y Su Enseñanza En El Salón De Clases De Shl., Brisa Del Bosque, Mica Boh Feb 2024

Actitudes En Pro Y En Contra Sobre El Uso Del Lenguaje Inclusivo Y Su Enseñanza En El Salón De Clases De Shl., Brisa Del Bosque, Mica Boh

11th National Symposium on Spanish as a Heritage Language

Con esta investigación, buscamos predecir si la enseñanza del lenguaje inclusivo en español en los salones de clase de español como SHL y como L2, provocará que su uso continúe en la lengua española o pase como una moda efímera.

Encuestamos a 75 instructores de Español K-12 en los Estados Unidos, que compartieron sus opiniones sobre la enseñanza y el uso del lenguaje inclusivo. La mayor parte de los instructores que respondieron nuestra encuesta, han enseñado a estudiantes de SHL y L2.

Como instructores de español, se puede ignorar la propuesta del lenguaje inclusivo y seguir enseñando de la forma …


“En El Corazón De Texas: La Necesidad De Profesionales Bilingües Y Un Análisis De Los Servicios Para Hispanohablantes En La Comunidad Local”, Karla Gonzalez, Danica Komlofske, Logan Stankard, Taegan Hendricks Feb 2024

“En El Corazón De Texas: La Necesidad De Profesionales Bilingües Y Un Análisis De Los Servicios Para Hispanohablantes En La Comunidad Local”, Karla Gonzalez, Danica Komlofske, Logan Stankard, Taegan Hendricks

11th National Symposium on Spanish as a Heritage Language

No abstract provided.


Mi Arte Es Mi Lengua: Promoting Nuestro Español Through Art And Resistence, Christian Faltis Feb 2024

Mi Arte Es Mi Lengua: Promoting Nuestro Español Through Art And Resistence, Christian Faltis

11th National Symposium on Spanish as a Heritage Language

The presentation weaves a discussion of nuestro español and how it has been portrayed with art that I have created on various topics concerning the treatment of bilingual Spanish speakers and how to resist this treatment by creating space for these students to expand their Spanish repertoires.


Towards Shl Benchmarks From The Bottom-Up: High-School Teachers As Curriculum Designers, Isabel Torrubia Gortari, Maureen Wrightson, Elisa Gironzetti Feb 2024

Towards Shl Benchmarks From The Bottom-Up: High-School Teachers As Curriculum Designers, Isabel Torrubia Gortari, Maureen Wrightson, Elisa Gironzetti

11th National Symposium on Spanish as a Heritage Language

Spanish heritage language (SHL) programs at the secondary level lack a set of standards that address the linguistic, social, affective, and professional needs of students (Potowski & Carreira 2004) and guide the curricular decisions of administrators and teachers. While several curricular proposals currently exist for post-secondary education (e.g., Beaudrie, Amezcua, & Loza, 2021), these are not always easily adaptable or applicable in a secondary school program and can be perceived by secondary teachers as a top-down imposition disconnected from their reality. To address this need, our project engaged researchers, high-school teachers, and administrators in a long-term initiative aimed at: a) …


Voices Of The Community: A Spanish Interpretation Classroom Project, Vicente Iranzo Feb 2024

Voices Of The Community: A Spanish Interpretation Classroom Project, Vicente Iranzo

11th National Symposium on Spanish as a Heritage Language

The evolving healthcare landscape emphasizes the need for effective cross-linguistic communication. Addressing challenges in training medical interpreters for the growing U.S. Hispanic population, students created a book of medical dialogues across specialties supported by a website with audio resources in a classroom project. This project enhanced linguistic and cultural skills and fostered community engagement in Dallas-Fort Worth. This presentation highlights the significance of tailored resources for heritage speakers and community-based initiatives.


The Open Pedagogy Cycle: Open Educational Resources By And For Students, Marco Adrián Pevia Feb 2024

The Open Pedagogy Cycle: Open Educational Resources By And For Students, Marco Adrián Pevia

11th National Symposium on Spanish as a Heritage Language

Title: The Open Pedagogy Cycle: Open Educational Resources By and For Students

50 word abstract:

Open pedagogy is a continuous cycle that begins with students as creators of resources that can then serve various purposes in the Spanish classroom. In this presentation, I will show how OER created by SHL students can be adapted to be used by learners of Spanish at different levels.

Presentation description:

Open pedagogy (OP) is the practice of supporting students to be creators of open educational resources (OER) to exist beyond the classroom and serve a greater role in the community (Johnston & Stewart, 2020). …


Unveiling Authenticity: Narrowing Linguistic Patterns Among Spanish Heritage Speakers In The Usa, Edgar Vargas, Sonia Balasch Feb 2024

Unveiling Authenticity: Narrowing Linguistic Patterns Among Spanish Heritage Speakers In The Usa, Edgar Vargas, Sonia Balasch

11th National Symposium on Spanish as a Heritage Language

Unveiling Authenticity: Narrowing Linguistic Patterns among Spanish Heritage Speakers in the USA

This abstract discusses the importance of identifying and narrowing common linguistic patterns among Spanish heritage speakers to assess the authenticity of their written assignments in educational settings. Spanish heritage speakers, who possess varying levels of proficiency in both English and Spanish, face unique challenges when expressing their authentic voice and cultural background in their essays. By employing linguistic analysis, it becomes feasible to evaluate the authenticity of their written work, promoting linguistic and cultural integrity.

Understanding and distinguishing linguistic patterns commonly found among US Spanish heritage speakers (Escobar …


Consejos Y Enseñanzas From The Graduate Student Perspective: Implementing Culturally Responsive Practices And Creating Teaching Moments In Spanish As A Heritage Language (Shl) Classrooms, Maria Vielma, Jorge A. Hernández Feb 2024

Consejos Y Enseñanzas From The Graduate Student Perspective: Implementing Culturally Responsive Practices And Creating Teaching Moments In Spanish As A Heritage Language (Shl) Classrooms, Maria Vielma, Jorge A. Hernández

11th National Symposium on Spanish as a Heritage Language

We center our own consejos y enseñanzas to bring a critical focus to the experiences and perspectives of graduate student SHL instructors and how they should be central to addressing, examining, and implementing best teaching practices, especially culturally responsive teaching (CRT).


Voces E Historias Compartidas: An Oer For Heritage Speakers In The Midwest, Julia Oliver Rajan, Maria Teresa Villanueva Feb 2024

Voces E Historias Compartidas: An Oer For Heritage Speakers In The Midwest, Julia Oliver Rajan, Maria Teresa Villanueva

11th National Symposium on Spanish as a Heritage Language

This presentation explores the transformative impact of online educational resources on heritage Spanish learners. Highlighting flexibility and cultural integration, it introduces a tailored platform for Midwest heritage students. Student contributions' enduring impact on learning and development will be discussed, inspiring audience engagement in fostering innovative approaches to heritage Spanish education.Top of FormBottom of Form


Método Audiovisual Para El Aprendizaje Del Español Como Lengua De Herencia, Ana María López Jimeno Feb 2024

Método Audiovisual Para El Aprendizaje Del Español Como Lengua De Herencia, Ana María López Jimeno

11th National Symposium on Spanish as a Heritage Language

El gran reto de la enseñanza de idiomas a hablantes de herencia es la inconsistencia y diversidad de los conocimientos de los alumnos. Provenientes de entornos muy diferentes, su nivel de dominio de la lengua es dispar, lo que se puede corregir con este método audiovisual ágil y flexible.


Viviendo Entre Dos Lenguas: Voces Transgresoras De Estudiantes Hispanos Bilingües En Oregon, Vania Fenner Feb 2024

Viviendo Entre Dos Lenguas: Voces Transgresoras De Estudiantes Hispanos Bilingües En Oregon, Vania Fenner

11th National Symposium on Spanish as a Heritage Language

Viviendo en dos lenguas que se origina como un proyecto de recopilación de historias personales escritas por jóvenes estudiantes cuya lengua de herencia es el español. MI objetivo es compartir esta experiencia pedagógica denominada con la esperanza de que pueda ser la inspiración para proyectos educativos de similar índole. Este proyecto nace en las aulas tanto presenciales como virtuales como un ejercicio de recuperación de la memoria y revalorización de la lengua de herencia y culmina con la publicación de una antología bilingüe compuesta por escritos producidos por los estudiantes en la clase de Español para Hablantes nativos y de …


Teaching Shl In Secondary Schools: An Antiracist, Decolonial And Culturally Responsive Curriculum Proposal, Aracelis Nieves Feb 2024

Teaching Shl In Secondary Schools: An Antiracist, Decolonial And Culturally Responsive Curriculum Proposal, Aracelis Nieves

11th National Symposium on Spanish as a Heritage Language

Abstract

The purpose of this workshop is to contribute to the body of research and scholarship around best instructional practices for Spanish heritage language learners in secondary schools by presenting how SFL teachers can help students recognize and validate their transcultural identity by means of a transdisciplinary, antiracist, critical and culturally responsive curriculum.

Proposal (worskhop)

When I came to teach to the US in 2006 my students were immigrant Latino students from all Latin American countries. Although they all shared the same language and culture in a general sense, they had different ways of expressing, celebrating, and experiencing that language …


Spanish As A Heritage Language In Ñuu Savi Children In Rural Northwest Oregon: Identity, Attitudes, Usage Domains, And Maintenance, Carlos Enrique Ibarra Feb 2024

Spanish As A Heritage Language In Ñuu Savi Children In Rural Northwest Oregon: Identity, Attitudes, Usage Domains, And Maintenance, Carlos Enrique Ibarra

11th National Symposium on Spanish as a Heritage Language

Spanish as a heritage language in Ñuu Savi children in rural northwest Oregon: Identity, attitudes, usage domains, and maintenance

Immigrants from Mexico and the rest of Latin America in the US who are monolingual in an indigenous language face challenges that have received some attention from scholars (Geyman et al., 2012) and in the popular press (Cengel 2013; DeCoursey 2015; Fox & Rivera-Salgado 2005 among many others) in the last 15 years. To date, little to no research exists on who the heritage speakers (TRI) of Spanish in rural Oregon with parents (OMS) who speak a Mexican Indigenous language are. …


¡Nuestra Historia Es Importante! Centering Ethnic Studies In The Spanish As A Heritage Language Classroom, Nancy Domínguez-Fret Feb 2024

¡Nuestra Historia Es Importante! Centering Ethnic Studies In The Spanish As A Heritage Language Classroom, Nancy Domínguez-Fret

11th National Symposium on Spanish as a Heritage Language

Tile of presentation

¡Nuestra historia es importante! Centering Ethnic Studies in the Spanish as a Heritage Language Classroom

Abstract for conference program

In the first part of this presentation, I will share my testimonio, which centers my lived experiences as a heritage speaker who became a SHL educator. In the second part I will share a unit rooted in Ethnic/Chicano studies that I designed and have implemented in my SHL classroom.

Presentation description

For numerous heritage speakers, Spanish as a Heritage Language (SHL) classes are their first opportunity to further develop their heritage language in an academic setting. SHL classes …


Creating A Culture For Heritage Speakers In The Midwest: Promoting Spanish And French As Heritage Languages Among Undergraduate Students, Elise M. Dubord, Elizabeth Zwanziger Feb 2024

Creating A Culture For Heritage Speakers In The Midwest: Promoting Spanish And French As Heritage Languages Among Undergraduate Students, Elise M. Dubord, Elizabeth Zwanziger

11th National Symposium on Spanish as a Heritage Language

No abstract provided.


From Language Brokering To Professional Translation In Hl Education, Laura Gasca Jiménez Feb 2024

From Language Brokering To Professional Translation In Hl Education, Laura Gasca Jiménez

11th National Symposium on Spanish as a Heritage Language

Research has shown that language brokering—i.e., the language practice whereby bi/multilingual individuals with no formal training in translation or interpreting linguistically mediate between two or more parties, usually adult family members and individuals from the dominant culture (Kam, 2011)—is a common language practice of heritage language (HL) speakers (e.g., Antonini, 2015; Cline et al., 2010; Hall & Sham, 2007; Kwon 2014; López, Lezama & Heredia, 2019; Orellana, Dorner & Pulido, 2003). Despite HL education’s recognition, validation, and integration of students’ language varieties and diverse community practices, language brokering is rarely acknowledged in pedagogical proposals and consequently not integrated as a …


Empowering Spanish Heritage Learners Through A Community Informed, Online Medical Spanish Curriculum, Bonnie C. Holmes Ph.D., Kenneth Rhee Md Feb 2024

Empowering Spanish Heritage Learners Through A Community Informed, Online Medical Spanish Curriculum, Bonnie C. Holmes Ph.D., Kenneth Rhee Md

11th National Symposium on Spanish as a Heritage Language

The lack of standardized medical Spanish curriculum leads to variable content and quality, often neglecting heritage language learners. Also, community engagement efforts seldom extend to curriculum development. Learn about a collaboration between Spanish faculty and a physician to create an innovative, virtual Spanish for healthcare curriculum that addresses these challenges.


Cultura Y (Ataque De) Corazón: A Training For Health Professionals Needing Medical Interpretation Services, Elizabeth Dudek, Shelby Edwards Feb 2024

Cultura Y (Ataque De) Corazón: A Training For Health Professionals Needing Medical Interpretation Services, Elizabeth Dudek, Shelby Edwards

11th National Symposium on Spanish as a Heritage Language

Limited English proficiency is a known barrier to quality health care outcomes (Green 2017, Helmi 2021). Inclusion of a certified language interpreter during health care encounters improves outcomes among ESL (English as a Second Language) patients (Karliner, Jacobs, Chen, and Mutha 2007). Interpretation with a certified interpreter promotes understanding between patients and their medical providers, and advances both health and race equity (Foiles Sifuentes, Robledo Cornejo, Castaneda-Avila, Tija, and Lapane 2020). Most health care workers receive no formal training in how to use an interpreter with limited English-proficiency patients. Located in the Hispanic Heritage District of an increasingly Latine mid-sized …


Study Abroad As A Tool For Internationalization And Linguistic Justice: A Case Study On Latine Medical Humanities And Healthcare Interpreting Students, Melissa Wallace, Michelle Marie Pinzl Feb 2024

Study Abroad As A Tool For Internationalization And Linguistic Justice: A Case Study On Latine Medical Humanities And Healthcare Interpreting Students, Melissa Wallace, Michelle Marie Pinzl

11th National Symposium on Spanish as a Heritage Language

Study abroad as a tool for internationalization and linguistic justice: A case study on Latine medical humanities and healthcare interpreting students

Mobility programs are an essential vehicle for fomenting global competencies and for internationalizing the curricula of students preparing to serve patients as clinicians or as healthcare interpreters (Wu et al. 2020). This presentation examines a study abroad program designed for Spanish-speaking students of medical humanities and healthcare interpreting at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), a public Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) where 59 percent of students identify as Latine (UTSA 2022b) and 45 percent are first-generation college …


Visual Arts And Telecollaboration In The Spanish Heritage Language Classroom, Daniela Núñez De Álvarez Stransky, Paola Guerrero, Diego Pascual Y Cabo Feb 2024

Visual Arts And Telecollaboration In The Spanish Heritage Language Classroom, Daniela Núñez De Álvarez Stransky, Paola Guerrero, Diego Pascual Y Cabo

11th National Symposium on Spanish as a Heritage Language

No abstract provided.


¿Presentes? Whose (Hi)Stories Are Told In A National Exhibition., Víctor A. Valdivia Ruiz Feb 2024

¿Presentes? Whose (Hi)Stories Are Told In A National Exhibition., Víctor A. Valdivia Ruiz

11th National Symposium on Spanish as a Heritage Language

This study analyzes opinions and reflections by a group of advanced heritage learners of Spanish after visiting the exhibition ¡Presente! A Latino History of the United States, the first of its type at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, and which is promoted as the “first-ever exhibition” of the future National Museum of the American Latino. Throughout the exhibition and after it, students are encouraged and directed to observe, analyze, and reflect on aspects such as the choice of artifacts in display, the place and order in which they are in the gallery, the messages conveyed by labels in …