French Women In Art: Reclaiming The Body Through Creation/Les Femmes Artistes Françaises : La Réclamation Du Corps À Travers La Création, Liatris Hethcoat
Student Scholar Symposium Abstracts and Posters
The research I have conducted for my French Major Senior Thesis is a culmination of my passion for and studies of both French language and culture and the history and practice of Visual Arts. I have examined, across the history of art, the representation of women, and concluded that until the 20th century, these representations have been tools employed by the makers of history and those at the top of the patriarchal system, used to control women’s images and thus women themselves. I survey these representations, which are largely created by men—until the 20th century. I ...
Intonation Et Contact De Langues: Le Cas De L’Intonation Du Français Parlé À Rivière-La-Paix, Alberta, 2016 The University of Western Ontario
Intonation Et Contact De Langues: Le Cas De L’Intonation Du Français Parlé À Rivière-La-Paix, Alberta, Diverson Mzemba
Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository
L’intonation des variétés du français laurentien en situation minoritaire de contact intense avec l’anglais représente un domaine de recherche très peu étudiée. S’inscrivant dans le projet Phonologique du français contemporain, l’étude que nous proposons décrit le français de la région de Rivière-La-Paix, Alberta, et elle a pour but de « fournir une meilleure image du français ». Ce travail de recherche repose sur la théorie métrique-autosegmentale (MA) (Jun et Fougeron 1995, 2000, 2002; Ladd, 1996/2008; Pierrehumbert, 1980) et elle cherche à décrire la grammaire intonative du français de Rivière-La-Paix. Nous avons examiné les faits intonatifs suivants: l ...
A Study Of Arabic-Speaking English Language Learner’S Spoken Comprehensibility, 2016 University of Maine
A Study Of Arabic-Speaking English Language Learner’S Spoken Comprehensibility, Sophia G. A. Lataille
The purpose of this study is to explore the factors that affect the comprehensibility of oral language produced by English language learners whose first language is Arabic. This study will analyze four separate interviews with English language learners phonetically. Apart from the phonetic analysis, an analysis of supra-segmental errors, syntax, morphology, and semantics will be provided for each speaker. This study will also take into account the perceptions of a range of native speakers of the English language. Through each analysis the goal is to identify the factors that most affect comprehensibility in order to create an education plan for ...
The Deeds Of William Of Villehardouin: An Annotated Translation Of A Part Of The Medieval Work, La Chronique De Morée, 2016 University of Tennessee - Knoxville
The Deeds Of William Of Villehardouin: An Annotated Translation Of A Part Of The Medieval Work, La Chronique De Morée, Houston Franklin Mcclure
In this thesis, titled The Deeds of William of Villehardouin: An Annotated Translation of a Part of the Old French La Chronique de Morée, I have translated a portion of one of the remaining French texts from a period just following the Fourth Crusade (1202-1204). The portion I used of the text is taken from Jean Longnon's critical edition in Middle French based on the sole 14th century manuscript now at the Royal Library in Brussels 15702. However, the events related in the Chronique span an earlier period of 1095-1304. The stanzas that I will translate, 439 ...
Des Bouches Des Cadiens, 2016 Arcadia University
Des Bouches Des Cadiens, Lily Keener
Faculty Curated Undergraduate Works
This paper explores the current state of Cajun (in French, Cadien) literature in the United States. I describe the migration of the Cajuns from Acadia down to Louisiana, the evolution of the French-Cajun dialect and the longstanding bias against it, and use examples of past and modern day Cajun writers and poets to shed light on the recent resurgence of Cajun culture and literature in the United States, even after years of persecution.
Les Mystères Du Surréalisme : Le Thème Du Rêve À Travers Du Lac, Buñuel Et Man Ray, 2016 Trinity College, Hartford Connecticut
Les Mystères Du Surréalisme : Le Thème Du Rêve À Travers Du Lac, Buñuel Et Man Ray, Kanzy El Defrawy
Senior Theses and Projects
The surrealist movement began as a consequence of the social, economical, and political disruptions caused by World War I. Artists, poets, photographers, painters, and movie producers recognized that elements of the surrealist movement formed a medium well-matched to attain their artistic goals. The founder of the movement, André Breton, was highly inspired by the psychoanalytical techniques of Freud, while explaining theories of surrealism and dreams. In 1924, Breton defined surrealism for the first time in his book, Surrealism Manifesto, “surrealism is based on the belief in the superior reality of certain forms of previously neglected associations, in the omnipotence of ...
Risd Cabaret 1987-2000 Retrospective Poster, 2016 Rhode Island School of Design
Risd Cabaret 1987-2000 Retrospective Poster, Agnieszka Taborska, Bill Newkirk
RISD Cabaret 1987-2000 Retrospective
No abstract provided.
Risd Cabaret 1987-2000 Retrospective Program, 2016 Rhode Island School of Design
Risd Cabaret 1987-2000 Retrospective Program, Agnieszka Taborska, Bill Newkirk
RISD Cabaret 1987-2000 Retrospective
No abstract provided.
Facilitating Lexical Acquisition In Beginner Learners Of Italian Through Task-Induced Involvement Load, 2016 University of Tampa
Facilitating Lexical Acquisition In Beginner Learners Of Italian Through Task-Induced Involvement Load, Vanessa J. Natale Rukholm
The Coastal Review: An Online Peer-reviewed Journal
This empirical study explores the facilitation of lexical acquisition and retention through an incidental experiment examining the effect of Involvement Load on Italian vocabulary growth among beginner learners. The experiment, with a pre-test/post-test design investigates the facilitative effects of elaborate processing on L2 lexical acquisition and retention. Participants in sections of the same first-year Italian course were divided into one of five groups consisting of a Control Group and four Treatment groups. Treatment groups were divided based on level of Involvement (Laufer & Hulstijn, 2001) such that some groups processed target words elaborately (Craik, 2002; Lockhart, 2002) through vocabulary exercises while others completed low involvement activities limited to comprehension of the lyrics ...
Exploring Place In The French Of Italy, 1st Edition, 2015 Fordham University
Exploring Place In The French Of Italy, 1st Edition, Laura Morreale Phd, Heather V. Hill
Fordham Archived Digital Projects
The goal of the site is to map all of the place names mentioned in a selection of medieval French-language works created or copied on the Italian peninsula from roughly 1250 to 1500 and featured on Fordham's French of Italy website.
Mapping place names provides a view of these texts that varies from more traditional approaches, which often focus on close reading or the examination of one particular textual tradition over time. Exploring these texts from a more distant vantage point is a valuable exercise for both literary and historical interpretation – the maps you see displayed here suggest patterns ...
Une Génération S’Expriment: Le Mouvement Social Du Rap Et La Culture Hip-Hop Pendant Les Années 1990s En France, 2015 Union College - Schenectady, NY
Une Génération S’Expriment: Le Mouvement Social Du Rap Et La Culture Hip-Hop Pendant Les Années 1990s En France, Robert Hazzard
A study of the emergence of rap and hip-hop culture during the 1990s in France.
Use Of Phonetics In The Beginner French Classroom: An Analysis Of Textbooks, 2015 University of Connecticut - Storrs
Use Of Phonetics In The Beginner French Classroom: An Analysis Of Textbooks, Melissa B. Scarbrough
Honors Scholar Theses
Textbooks are a common resource for teachers in a variety of content areas, as such it is important that teachers know whether or not textbooks are aligned to standards and current research. This study investigates if common textbooks, reported to be in use in schools across Connecticut, are aligned to recent second language acquisition and French linguistics studies.
Variable Glide Formation In Hexagonal French, 2015 The University of Western Ontario
Variable Glide Formation In Hexagonal French, Stephanie A. Kelly
Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository
This thesis examines phonetic and phonological aspects of gliding in Hexagonal French. In particular, we ask: Are glide phenomena as predictable as portrayed in modern descriptions? Do all three glides /j, w, ɥ/ or corresponding high vowels /i, u, y/ behave alike in all potential glide contexts? Given the duality of French glides (vowel and consonant), we use the term vocoid and the archiphoneme convention /I, U, Y/ in our discussion of glide contexts and glide phenomena. Our historical survey shows the glides of French (/j, ɥ, w/) evolve separately and during this period the high front vocoid /I/ occurs ...
"Le Créole Est Chez Moi": Le Créole Haïtien Et Dany Laferrière, 2015 Augustana College - Rock Island
"Le Créole Est Chez Moi": Le Créole Haïtien Et Dany Laferrière, Jessica Gerdisch
French: Student Scholarship & Creative Works
No abstract provided.
An Exception To The Rule? Lone French Nouns In Tunisian Arabic, 2015 University of Ottawa
An Exception To The Rule? Lone French Nouns In Tunisian Arabic, Shana Poplack, Lotfi Sayahi, Nahed Mourad, Nathalie Dion
Languages, Literatures and Cultures Faculty Scholarship
Reports on language mixing involving Arabic often qualify that language as resistant to constraints operating on other language pairs. But many fail to situate the purported violations with respect to recipient and donor languages, making it impossible to ascertain whether these are exceptional code-switches or (nonce) borrowings; isolated cases or robust patterns. We address these issues through variationist analysis of Tunisian Arabic/French bilingual discourse. Focusing on conflict sites that reveal which grammar is operative when the other language is accessed, we compare quantitatively the behavior of lone French-origin nouns in Arabic with their counterparts in both donor and recipient ...
Discrimination Towards Algerian-French Citizens In Post-Colonial French Cinema, 2015 John Carroll University
Discrimination Towards Algerian-French Citizens In Post-Colonial French Cinema, Jessica Bou-Anak
Senior Honors Projects
Three French films, Elise ou la vraie vie by Michel Drach, La Haine by Matthiew Kassovitz, and The French Democracy by Alex Chan, were analyzed in order to view the discrimination by Caucasian-French citizens towards Algerian-French citizens. The films were released in the aftermath of a significant event in France dealing with racism. Two main themes were prevalent throughout this analysis: discrimination by Caucasian-French citizens towards Algerian-French citizens in public spaces, and Caucasian-French police brutality against Algerian-French youths. The findings from this analysis suggest that discrimination and racism in France still persist today, although in different forms.
An Interview With Stacey Weber-Fève, Iowa State University: Creating Language Teaching Through Film And Literature: Creating Connections, So-Young Kim, Stacey Weber-Fève
World Languages and Cultures Publications
Stacey Weber-Fève is Associate Professor of French at Iowa State University (Ames), where she teaches all levels of French language and courses in French cinema, literature, and cultural studies. A research specialist of French and Francophone Cinemas, Stacey also publishes on the teaching and learning of French language, cinema, culture, and literature. She is the coauthor of Liaisons: An Introduction to French (Heinle–Cengage Learning, 2013) and is currently coauthoring an intermediate level French textbook program (forthcoming 2017 with Heinle–Cengage Learning).
Tuteo O Ustedeo: Un Estudio De Las Formas De Tratamiento En Las Publicidades De Escaparates / Tutoiement Ou Vouvoiement: Une Etude Des Formes D'Adresse Dans Les Publicités Des Vitrines, 2015 The College of Wooster
Tuteo O Ustedeo: Un Estudio De Las Formas De Tratamiento En Las Publicidades De Escaparates / Tutoiement Ou Vouvoiement: Une Etude Des Formes D'Adresse Dans Les Publicités Des Vitrines, Charlotte M. Klein
Senior Independent Study Theses
In both French and Spanish, there exist two pronouns of the second person singular form of address: tu/vous and tú/usted, respectively. While the first of each pair is typically considered the ‘informal’ pronoun of address, the second is more ‘formal’, creating a complicated distinction that every person must resolve when speaking. This project analyzes the difficulty of choosing between the two forms of address through the lens of politeness theory, emphasizing the concepts of solidarity and power as well as other important factors that contribute to this complex decision. To show how the pronouns are continuing to evolve ...
Law 101 And Minority Languages In Quebec, 2014 Western Michigan University
Law 101 And Minority Languages In Quebec, Rebecca Dubord
Quebec‟s historic Law 101, or the Charter of French Language, has been the subject of controversy in Quebec and the entirety of Canada since its inception in 1977. Whether this law has had its intended effect on the province of Quebec, or had any effect at all, is what the people of Canada should be truly debating. Has the Charter of French Language had its intended effect of asserting the French language as the primary language in Quebec, or has English continued to dominate throughout the province? While the Charter of French Language is applicable only in the province ...
A Case Study In How French Teachers Understand Purpose In Educating Immigrant Students, 2014 University of South Carolina - Columbia
A Case Study In How French Teachers Understand Purpose In Educating Immigrant Students, Dana Doggett
The purpose of the study was to comprehend how two French teachers understood their roles in teaching immigrant students. To achieve this goal, I observed classes at a middle school in Pau, France over the course of three months. I recorded extensive field notes and conducted two in-depth interviews with both of the teachers I observed. After returning to the United States, I coded my notes, identifying and analyzing patterns in the data. Among other conclusions, I discovered that these teachers emphasized students’ individual identities, including their diverse national and cultural backgrounds, while at the same time pushing the students ...