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What Code-Mixed Dps Can Tell Us About Gender, Elena Valenzuela, Joyce Bruhn De Garavito, Ewelina Barski, Maria De Luna Villalón, Ana Faure, Yolanda Pangtay, Alma Ramírez Trujillo, Sonia Reis Oct 2011

What Code-Mixed Dps Can Tell Us About Gender, Elena Valenzuela, Joyce Bruhn De Garavito, Ewelina Barski, Maria De Luna Villalón, Ana Faure, Yolanda Pangtay, Alma Ramírez Trujillo, Sonia Reis

Ewelina Barski, PhD

There has been a growing interest in the examination of the steady state of simultaneous bilinguals. An understanding of what leads to the possible weaknesses in the grammar of early bilinguals can contribute to our understanding of the possible causes of the apparent characteristic ‘failures’ in second language acquisition (Montrul 2008). Spanish has a gender feature for nouns (Carroll 1989) and gender agreement for determiners and adjectives. Problems with the acquisition of gender marking on the noun and/or with gender agreement are well-known in the L2 literature (Hawkins 1998; Fernández–Garcia 1999; Franceschina 2001; Bruhn de Garavito and White ...


What Code-Mixed Dps Can Tell Us About Gender, Elena Valenzuela, Joyce Bruhn De Garavito, Ewelina Barski, Maria De Luna Villalón, Ana Faure, Yolanda Pangtay, Alma Ramírez Trujillo, Sonia Reis Jun 2010

What Code-Mixed Dps Can Tell Us About Gender, Elena Valenzuela, Joyce Bruhn De Garavito, Ewelina Barski, Maria De Luna Villalón, Ana Faure, Yolanda Pangtay, Alma Ramírez Trujillo, Sonia Reis

Joyce Bruhn de Garavito

There has been a growing interest in the examination of the steady state of simultaneous bilinguals. An understanding of what leads to the possible weaknesses in the grammar of early bilinguals can contribute to our understanding of the possible causes of the apparent characteristic ‘failures’ in second language acquisition (Montrul 2008). Spanish has a gender feature for nouns (Carroll 1989) and gender agreement for determiners and adjectives. Problems with the acquisition of gender marking on the noun and/or with gender agreement are well-known in the L2 literature (Hawkins 1998; Fernández–Garcia 1999; Franceschina 2001; Bruhn de Garavito and White ...


Revista Digital Amigos - Vol 20, Número 4, Aspectos Culturales, Semos Unlimited Dec 2009

Revista Digital Amigos - Vol 20, Número 4, Aspectos Culturales, Semos Unlimited

Amigos Revista Digital

Cover 1
Contenido 2
La Navidad 3
Las Hormigas Bondadosas por jesusina20 3
Mis Crismes by Michael Miller 4,5
Una Actividad: Hacer un Calendario 6
Literatura e Idioma 6
La Historia del Idioma Español 7
Palabras Curiosas 8
Where Does English Come From? 9
El Premio Nóbel: Mario Vargas Llosa 10
Citas de Mario Vargas Llosa 11
Chaucer: Middle and Modern English 12
Ancient Agriculture 13
Preguntas 14
Música 1
Gregorio Enríquez 15
Historic Women’s Marker Initiative 1
Mela Leger 16
Ciencia 4
Obesidad Entre Niños Hispanos 17
Prevenir la Obesidad Entre Niños Hispanos 18
Un Juego Físico ...


The Second Language Acquisition Of English Prepositions, Patricia J. Boquist Nov 2009

The Second Language Acquisition Of English Prepositions, Patricia J. Boquist

Senior Honors Theses

The acquisition of English prepositions is especially difficult for students learning English as a second language. This paper briefly discusses how prepositions are used in English and a few of the reasons prepositions cause problems for English language learners. It also analyzes the underlying system that governs prepositions and how this system might be represented to English language learners. Finally, it analyzes the current pedagogy and suggests a possible alternative to the status quo.


Konnichiwa From Australia, Masako Gavin, Masanori Matsumoto Nov 2009

Konnichiwa From Australia, Masako Gavin, Masanori Matsumoto

Masanori Matsumoto

Extract:

Although many Japanese grammar books are available to Australian students, we have found that there are only a few thorough workbooks which provide communicative and written activities to reinforce grammar elements covered in class.

Konnichiwa from Australia has been prepared to supplement this need and this is volume one to four. Although primarily designed for 1st and 2nd year university students leading to Intermediate Japanese, it is also suitable for a wider scope of other learners in the community- secondary schools, Japanese courses in language schools, colleges, technical institutes and other tertiary institutions.


Class And Categories: What Role Does Socioeconomic Status Play In Children's Lexical And Conceptual Development?, Jennifer Bloomquist Nov 2009

Class And Categories: What Role Does Socioeconomic Status Play In Children's Lexical And Conceptual Development?, Jennifer Bloomquist

Africana Studies Faculty Publications

At one time, academic inquiries into the relationship between socioeconomic class and language acquisition were commonplace, but the past 20 years have seen a decrease in work that focuses on the intersection between class and early language learning. Recently, however, against the backdrop of the No Child Left Behind legislation in the United States (which has been criticized as a culturally biased education policy that, through highstakes testing and broad-based, uniform curricula, discounts the value of non-standard home language varieties largely spoken by working-class children), there has been renewed interest in the relationship between class, language use, and the assessment ...


Revista Digital Amigos - Vol 20, Número 3, Aspectos Culturales, Semos Unlimited Nov 2009

Revista Digital Amigos - Vol 20, Número 3, Aspectos Culturales, Semos Unlimited

Amigos Revista Digital

Cover 1
Contenido 2
El Día de Acción de Gracias 3
"Gracias a la Vida" por Violeta Parra 3
La Historia del Día de Acción de Gracias 4
Thanksgiving Recipes 5
Ancient Agriculture 6
Literatura e Idioma 8
La Historia del Idioma Español 7
Where Does English Come From? 8
Poetas Españoles 9
English Poets 10
John A. Aragón Collection 11
"Kissing Cousins" by Sabine Ulibarrí 12
Reseñas de Libros. "Rattling Chains/Ruido de Cadenas" por Nasario García 13
Citas de "Rattling Chains/Ruido de Cadenas" 14
Preguntas 15
Juego: María Blanca 16
Gobierno 1
Procesos Gubernamentales: Cómo Convertir Legislación ...


Working For And With Latino/Latina Immigrant Newcomers In The English Language Arts Classroom, Bernadette Musetti, Spencer Salas, Theresa Perez Nov 2009

Working For And With Latino/Latina Immigrant Newcomers In The English Language Arts Classroom, Bernadette Musetti, Spencer Salas, Theresa Perez

Faculty Publications

The article discusses how the English language arts practitioners work with the Latin immigrants who are newcomers in learning English language in middle and high school in the U.S. Accordingly, practitioners provide more instructional time to contextualized learning and literacy on first and second language and advocate them to attain a high level of literacy. Moreover, it states that the literacy development of the newcomers must be anchored in patience, flexibility and conscientiousness.


La Efectividad De Un Modelo Metodológico Mixto Para La Enseñanza-Aprendizaje De Español Como Le, Kerwin A. Livingstone, Anita A. Ferreira Cabrera Oct 2009

La Efectividad De Un Modelo Metodológico Mixto Para La Enseñanza-Aprendizaje De Español Como Le, Kerwin A. Livingstone, Anita A. Ferreira Cabrera

Kerwin A. Livingstone

El presente artículo propone proveer un modelo metodológico mixto para el desarrollo e implementación de un Módulo de Enseñanza para el español como lengua extranjera en la modalidad presencial. El objetivo principal es evidenciar cómo los principios metodológicos provenientes de los enfoques didácticos (“nfoque por tareas”y “prendizaje cooperativo” pueden ser aplicados de manera efectiva en el diseño de contextos presenciales. Para ello, se explora evidencia empírica acerca de la efectividad de la metodología mixta en la enseñanza-aprendizaje de español como lengua extranjera en dichos ambientes, en un estudio basado en un diseño experimental longitudinal con pre-est y post-est, sin ...


Temporary Migrants: Coping With Language Barriers... Temporarily?, Maria Eugenia De Luna Villalón Oct 2009

Temporary Migrants: Coping With Language Barriers... Temporarily?, Maria Eugenia De Luna Villalón

Maria Eugenia De Luna Villalón

No abstract provided.


Revista Digital Amigos - Vol 20, Número 2, Aspectos Culturales, Semos Unlimited Oct 2009

Revista Digital Amigos - Vol 20, Número 2, Aspectos Culturales, Semos Unlimited

Amigos Revista Digital

Cover 1
Contenido 2
La Llorona 1
Los de Aragón: Una Familia que Conoce Bien a La Llorona 3
Literatura e Idioma 9
Hechizo en Valdez 4,5
They That Laugh Win 6
Ejemplos de Rubén Cobos 7
Reseñas de Libros 8
La Historia del Idioma Español 9
Where Does English Come From? 10
Ejemplos de Idiomas 11
Examples of Types of English Poetry 12
Tipos de Poesía Española 13
Preguntas 14
Gobierno 3
Diane Denish y Brian Colón 15
Susana Martínez y John Sánchez 16
Governmental Processes: Register to Vote and Vote in the Primaries 17
Ancient Agriculture 18 ...


Languages And Cultures For Professions: Pathways To Global Engineering, Chad M. Gasta Oct 2009

Languages And Cultures For Professions: Pathways To Global Engineering, Chad M. Gasta

World Languages and Cultures Conference Papers, Posters and Proceedings

No abstract provided.


We Don’T Want To Go Around Unwritten: Understanding Our Students Through Meaningful And Culturally Welcoming Writing Assignments, Susan Adams Sep 2009

We Don’T Want To Go Around Unwritten: Understanding Our Students Through Meaningful And Culturally Welcoming Writing Assignments, Susan Adams

Susan Adams

Workshop presented at the Indiana Teachers of Writing Annual Conference, October 2009.


Implementación De Un Modelo Metodológico Mixto Para La Enseñanza-Aprendizaje De Español Como Le, Kerwin A. Livingstone Sep 2009

Implementación De Un Modelo Metodológico Mixto Para La Enseñanza-Aprendizaje De Español Como Le, Kerwin A. Livingstone

Kerwin A. Livingstone

El presente estudio propone proveer un modelo metodológico mixto para el desarrollo e implementación de un Módulo de Enseñanza para el español como lengua extranjera en la modalidad presencial. El objetivo principal es evidenciar cómo los principios metodológicos provenientes de los enfoques didácticos (“enfoque por tareas” y “aprendizaje cooperativo”) pueden ser aplicados de manera efectiva en el diseño de contextos presenciales. Para ello, se explora evidencia empírica acerca de la efectividad de la metodología mixta en la enseñanza-aprendizaje de español como lengua extranjera en dichos ambientes, en un estudio basado en un diseño experimental longitudinal con pre-test y post-test, sin ...


Revista Digital Amigos - Vol 20, Número 1, Aspectos Culturales, Semos Unlimited Sep 2009

Revista Digital Amigos - Vol 20, Número 1, Aspectos Culturales, Semos Unlimited

Amigos Revista Digital

Cover 1
Contenido 2
Literatura 5
Hakim Bellamy: Poeta Slam 3
'Wednesday Forever' by Hakim Bellamy 4,5
Poesía 5
Libros e Infantes 6
Reseñas de Libros 7
Idioma 2
La Historia del idioma Español 8
Where Does the English Language Come From? 9
Preguntas 10
Agricultura 1
Convide by Estevan Arellano 11,12
La Historia 3
The Pueblo Revolt by Michael Miller 13,14,15
Nuevo México: A New Mexico History Anthology. Chapter 20: The Pueblo Revolt 16
Fortalezas de Nuevo México 17
Gobierno 1
Procesos Gubernamentales: Inciativa, Referundum y Anular 18
Juegos 1
El Señor Martinejo 19
Una ...


Redes Sociales Y Unas Innovaciones En La Comunicación Global, Pilar Munday Sep 2009

Redes Sociales Y Unas Innovaciones En La Comunicación Global, Pilar Munday

Languages Faculty Publications

Ning es una herramienta útil para formar redes sociales entre estudiantes: tanto los estudiantes de español como segundo idioma como hispanohablantes que quieran contactarse con ellos. Ning ofrece una multi- plicidad de componentes para lograr la formación de una red social. Ning es fácil de usar y se puede implementar con poco entrenamiento porque nuestros estudiantes ya usan otras redes sociales como MySpace y Facebook.


Interview Of Paul Joslin, F.S.C., Paul Joslin, Donna Sharer Jun 2009

Interview Of Paul Joslin, F.S.C., Paul Joslin, Donna Sharer

All Oral Histories

Brother Paul Joslin was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on September 3, 1946. He grew up in Colwyn, Delaware Country, Pennsylvania which is adjacent to southwest Philadelphia. He attended West Philadelphia Catholic High School for Boys where he was introduced to the Lasallian Christians Brothers. During the middle of Brother Paul’s junior year of high school, he became a Juniorate and on June 15, 1964 became a Novitiate in the Christian Brothers. Brother Paul studied Spanish at LaSalle University, then LaSalle College, as an undergraduate from 1965 – 1969. He earned a Masters degree in Spanish from Millersville University of Pennsylvania ...


Bridging Worlds: Advocacy Stigma And The Challenge Of Teaching Writing To Secondary Ell Students, Laurie Zucker-Conde Jun 2009

Bridging Worlds: Advocacy Stigma And The Challenge Of Teaching Writing To Secondary Ell Students, Laurie Zucker-Conde

Graduate Doctoral Dissertations

Standardized interviews with nine high school ESL teachers in nine Massachusetts high schools were conducted. The study examined current writing practices and teacher beliefs about ELL student capacity to achieve higher-level writing ability in the current high-stakes writing environment in urban public schools. Four major research questions were addressed: (1) How do teachers think about their role as advocates for ELL students? How do their classroom practices respond to the stigmatized position of ELL students? (2) How does ELL teacher advocacy influence how ELL teachers teach writing to ELL students? (3) How do teachers enable the higher-level writing abilities of ...


Revista Digital Amigos - Vol 19, Número 9, Aspectos Culturales, Semos Unlimited May 2009

Revista Digital Amigos - Vol 19, Número 9, Aspectos Culturales, Semos Unlimited

Amigos Revista Digital

Cover 1
Contenido 2
Fiestas Mexicanas: 1 de mayo, 5 de mayo, Día de la Madre, Día del Maestro 3,4,5
Pensamientos para el Maestro, Una Tarjeta para la Madre/Maestro 5
Nuevo México: A New Mexico History Anthology 1
Más de Dos Billones de Años de la Historia Geológica en Nuevo México por el Dr. Spencer Lucas 6,7
Gobierno 2
El Comité de Conferencia de la Legislatura de Nuevo México 8
Una Actividad: Cómo Funciona el Comité de Conferencia 8
Genealogía 1
The Genealogy of Ronald W. Maestas 9,10
Juegos/Idioma 1
Juegos para aprender el ...


Metacognitive Awareness And Strategy Use In Academic English Reading Among Adult English As A Second Language (Esl) Students, Yuko Iwai May 2009

Metacognitive Awareness And Strategy Use In Academic English Reading Among Adult English As A Second Language (Esl) Students, Yuko Iwai

Dissertations

This mixed method research study explored the role of metacognitive awareness in reading among adult English as a Second Language (ESL) students of various academic levels enrolled in a university in the southeastern part of the United States of America while engaged in academic reading. In addition, this study examined metacognitive reading strategies employed by those students.

In the quantitative portion of the study, 98 students responded to the Survey of Reading Strategies (SORS) instrument and a background information questionnaire. The SORS measured metacognitive awareness and use of reading strategies. In the qualitative portion of the study, six students (two ...


Revista Digital Amigos - Vol 19, Número 8, Aspectos Culturales, Semos Unlimited Apr 2009

Revista Digital Amigos - Vol 19, Número 8, Aspectos Culturales, Semos Unlimited

Amigos Revista Digital

Cover 1
Contenido 2
Acequia Culture in Santa Fe and Beyond by Michael Miller 3,4,5
Fiestas Mexicanas: Semana Santa, muerte de Zapata, Día de las Américas, 1
Día del Niño 6,7
Nuevo México: A New Mexico History Anthology 1
Más de Dos Billones de Años de la Historia Geológica en Nuevo México por el Dr. Spencer Lucas 8
Gobierno 2
Más Comités de la Legislatura en Nuevo México 9
Una Actividad: Repasar el Presupuesto Estatal 10
Genealogía 1
Parientes de Fray Angélico Chávez por Dr. Ronald Maestas et al 11
Juegos/Idioma 1
Juegos para aprender el ...


English Learners In Boston Public Schools: Enrollment And Educational Outcomes Of Native Speakers Of Haitian Creole, Miren Uriarte, Cassandra Villari, Nicole Lavan, Faye Karp Apr 2009

English Learners In Boston Public Schools: Enrollment And Educational Outcomes Of Native Speakers Of Haitian Creole, Miren Uriarte, Cassandra Villari, Nicole Lavan, Faye Karp

Gastón Institute Publications

In November 2002, the voters of Massachusetts approved Referendum Question 2. This referendum spelled an end to Transitional Bilingual Education (TBE) as the primary program available for children requiring language support in Massachusetts. In its place came a radically different policy called Sheltered English Immersion (SEI). Unlike TBE, which relies on the English learners’ own language to facilitate the learning of academic subjects as they master English, SEI programs rely on the use of simple English in the classroom to impart academic content; teachers use students’ native language only to assist them in completing tasks or to answer a question ...


English Learners In Boston Public Schools: Enrollment And Educational Outcomes Of Native Speakers Of Cape Verdean Creole, Miren Uriarte, Nicole Lavan, Nicole Agusti, Faye Karp Apr 2009

English Learners In Boston Public Schools: Enrollment And Educational Outcomes Of Native Speakers Of Cape Verdean Creole, Miren Uriarte, Nicole Lavan, Nicole Agusti, Faye Karp

Gastón Institute Publications

In November 2002, the voters of Massachusetts approved Referendum Question 2. This referendum spelled an end to Transitional Bilingual Education (TBE) as the primary program available for children requiring language support in Massachusetts. In its place came a radically different policy called Sheltered English Immersion (SEI). Unlike TBE, which relies on the English learners’ own language to facilitate the learning of academic subjects as they master English, SEI programs rely on the use of simple English in the classroom to impart academic content; teachers use students’ native language only to assist them in completing tasks or to answer a question ...


English Learners In Boston Public Schools: Enrollment And Educational Outcomes Of Native Speakers Of Vietnamese, Mandira Kala, Peter Nien-Chu Kiang, Nicole Lavan, Faye Karp Apr 2009

English Learners In Boston Public Schools: Enrollment And Educational Outcomes Of Native Speakers Of Vietnamese, Mandira Kala, Peter Nien-Chu Kiang, Nicole Lavan, Faye Karp

Gastón Institute Publications

In November 2002, the voters of Massachusetts approved Referendum Question 2. This referendum spelled an end to Transitional Bilingual Education (TBE) as the primary program available for children requiring language support in Massachusetts. In its place came a radically different policy called Sheltered English Immersion (SEI). Unlike TBE, which relies on the English learners’ own language to facilitate the learning of academic subjects as they master English, SEI programs rely on the use of simple English in the classroom to impart academic content; teachers use students’ native language only to assist them in completing tasks or to answer a question ...


Working The System: The Role Of Islam In Student Negotiations Of A Midwestern Charter School, Elizabeth J. Baer Apr 2009

Working The System: The Role Of Islam In Student Negotiations Of A Midwestern Charter School, Elizabeth J. Baer

Religious Studies Honors Projects

“What should the role of Islam be in American public life?” Rather than answer this question through broad, theoretical discourse, I turn to a case study of Somali Muslims in a Midwestern charter school. Through this case study, I analyze how individual Muslims, tied to communities and Allah in diverse ways, actively negotiate how to incorporate their religious practices into public space. I argue that by examining specific strategies used by individuals in an actual school setting, as opposed to making generalizing assumptions, one can better understand that Islam already plays a variety of constantly changing roles in American public ...


English Learners In Boston Public Schools: Enrollment And Educational Outcomes Of Native Speakers Of Chinese Dialects, Lusa Lo, Nicole Lavan, Faye Karp, Rosann Tung Apr 2009

English Learners In Boston Public Schools: Enrollment And Educational Outcomes Of Native Speakers Of Chinese Dialects, Lusa Lo, Nicole Lavan, Faye Karp, Rosann Tung

Gastón Institute Publications

In November 2002, the voters of Massachusetts approved Referendum Question 2. This referendum spelled an end to Transitional Bilingual Education (TBE) as the primary program available for children requiring language support in Massachusetts. In its place came a radically different policy called Sheltered English Immersion (SEI). Unlike TBE, which relies on the English learners’ own language to facilitate the learning of academic subjects as they master English, SEI programs rely on the use of simple English in the classroom to impart academic content; teachers use students’ native language only to assist them in completing tasks or to answer a question ...


Revista Digital Amigos - Vol 19, Número 7, Aspectos Culturales, Semos Unlimited Mar 2009

Revista Digital Amigos - Vol 19, Número 7, Aspectos Culturales, Semos Unlimited

Amigos Revista Digital

Cover 1
Contenido 2
Acequia Culture in Santa Fe and Beyond by Michael Miller 3,4,5
Agua por Gabriela Mistral 5
Fiestas Mexicanas: Expropiación Petrolera, Día de San José y el Cumpleaños de Benito Juárez 6,7
Nuevo México: A New Mexico History Anthology 1
Más de Dos Billones de Años de la Historia Geológica en Nuevo México por el Dr. Spencer Lucas 8,9
Gobierno 1
Más Comités de la Legislatura en Nuevo México 10
Genealogía 1
María Josefita "Chepita" Jaramillo por Dr. Ronald Maestas et al 11
Juegos/Idioma 1
Juegos para aprender el español: Viaje en ...


Revista Digital Amigos - Vol 19, Número 6, Aspectos Culturales, Semos Unlimited Feb 2009

Revista Digital Amigos - Vol 19, Número 6, Aspectos Culturales, Semos Unlimited

Amigos Revista Digital

Cover 1
Contenido 2
Un Cuento Nuevomexicano de Amor 2
Ana Jácome Salazar y Pete Rivera 3
Entriega de los Novios (Ana Jácome Salazar y Pete Rivera) 4,5
Fiestas Mexicanas 1
Día de la Candelaria, Día de la Constitución, Día del Arbol y Día de la Bandera, Exposición sobre la Bandera 6,7
Nuevo México: A New Mexico History Anthology 1
Más de Dos Billones de Años de la Historia Geológica en Nuevo México por el Dr. Spencer Lucas 8,9
Historia 4
Michael Miller 10
Timeline of Santa Fe History by Michael Miller 11,12,13
Una Actividad ...


Die Opvoedkundige Waarde Van Woordeboeke : Voorstelle Vir Woordeboekonderrig In Suid-Afrika, Michele Van Der Merwe Jan 2009

Die Opvoedkundige Waarde Van Woordeboeke : Voorstelle Vir Woordeboekonderrig In Suid-Afrika, Michele Van Der Merwe

Michele Van Der Merwe

Die idee van woordeboekonderrig in die laerskool het nog nie baie aandag in die opvoedkunde en leksikografie in Suid-Afrika getrek nie. Tans word uitkomsgebaseerde onderrig as model in Suid-Afrikaanse skole gebruik en woordeboekonderrig kan baie goed binne dié opset geakkommodeer word. In die artikel word probeer om woordeboekonderrig te definieer en aangetoon watter uitkomste in verband met woordeboekgebruik deur leerders in die intermediêre fase bereik behoort te word. 'n Model om die proses van woordeboekonderrig te illustreer, word aangebied. Praktiese voorbeelde van toepaslike woordeboeke vir gebruik in die klaskamer word bespreek. Die verwagting word gestel dat sowel opvoeders as ouers ...


Governance And The Revitalisation Of The Guaraní Language In Paraguay, Robert Andrew Nickson Jan 2009

Governance And The Revitalisation Of The Guaraní Language In Paraguay, Robert Andrew Nickson

Robert Andrew Nickson

This article takes a governance perspective to examine the contemporary revitalization of Guaraní, a “repressed” language that is spoken by a majority of the population in Paraguay. A historical overview highlights the striking endurance of the language in spite of two centuries of official subjugation. The article traces the positive impact of political democratization since 1989 on the revitalization of Guaraní by examining four interrelated areas that are closely linked to the governance agenda: the education system, the media, the political system, and popular culture. However, the absence of a comprehensive language policy continues to limit progress in improving governance ...