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Between Commercial And Nonprofit: Communicating Social Business, Cassidy Gummersall 2019 Utah State University

Between Commercial And Nonprofit: Communicating Social Business, Cassidy Gummersall

Research on Capitol Hill

Social businesses uniquely communicate their organizational purpose as a balance between a social mission and revenue generation.


Hurricane Relief & Humanitarian Action, Israel Fregoso 2019 Linfield College

Hurricane Relief & Humanitarian Action, Israel Fregoso

Student Engagement Posters

Israel Fregoso discusses student engagement at Linfield College with regard to his disaster relief and humanitarian work through the Community Service and Engagement Office and the Chaplain's Office.


Teaching-Oriented Research, John M. Levis 2019 Iowa State University

Teaching-Oriented Research, John M. Levis

English Publications

This paper examines some of the factors that make for a good teaching-oriented paper, in which research and practice are most clearly connected. Such papers have clear research questions, explicit and systematic approaches to teaching and learning for experimental and control groups, improvement measured by pre and posttests, and well-developed teaching implications. Various papers from different journals are used to illustrate the characteristics of successful teaching-oriented papers.


Data Diving Into “Noticing Poetry”: An Analysis Of Student Engagement With The “I Notice” Method, Scot Slaby, Jordan Benedict 2019 Shanghai American School

Data Diving Into “Noticing Poetry”: An Analysis Of Student Engagement With The “I Notice” Method, Scot Slaby, Jordan Benedict

Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education

This paper explores students’ engagement in reading poems, examining data on their self perceptions of their confidence and competence in reading poems before, during, and after using the “I Notice” methodology as adapted from The Academy of American Poets’ unit plan, “Noticing Poetry” (Slaby, 2017). The data was collected over the course of a month from January 9 through January 30, 2018 and involved five classes of one hundred general English tenth grade students across three teachers’ classrooms at Shanghai American School’s Puxi High School Campus. Data indicates that the “I Notice” method and the “Noticing Poetry” unit and ...


Integrating Language, Content, Technology, And Skills Development Through Project-Based Language Learning: Blending Frameworks For Successful Unit Planning, Tammy Slater, Gulbahar H. Beckett 2019 Iowa State University

Integrating Language, Content, Technology, And Skills Development Through Project-Based Language Learning: Blending Frameworks For Successful Unit Planning, Tammy Slater, Gulbahar H. Beckett

English Publications

In this article, the authors first summarize the literature on project-based language learning (PBLL), a sound approach to second language teaching, addressing its various benefits such as providing opportunities to develop language authentically in real-world contexts, building decision-making and problem-solving skills, and developing content knowledge. In acknowledging reports that have also suggested that students can struggle to see how language is being developed through PBLL, the authors then argue that by looking at a project as a social practice, educators can demonstrate how language, content, and 21st century skills can be taught as an integrated whole through PBLL. They describe ...


The Status Of Esl/Efl Writing In Lebanon, Fatima Esseili 2019 University of Dayton

The Status Of Esl/Efl Writing In Lebanon, Fatima Esseili

Fatima Esseili

Research on writing in a second or foreign language has been growing rapidly, with around 2600 articles published in the past 15 years, an average of 170 per year (Silva, McMartin- Miller, Jayne, & Pelaez-Morales, 2011). While Lebanese scholars authored only about two percent of those publications, L2 writing research in Lebanon goes back to the 1960s, primarily in the form of MA theses. Since then, only one synthesis article had been published (cf. Bacha, 2007), but it remained narrow in its coverage. Thus, the aim of this chapter is to provide an overview and synthesis of scholarship on L2 writing1 ...


Working Paper: Spatial Deixis And Gesture In English: Adults Vs. Children, Fatima Esseili 2019 University of Dayton

Working Paper: Spatial Deixis And Gesture In English: Adults Vs. Children, Fatima Esseili

Fatima Esseili

This study explored first language acquisition of spatial deictic referencing, this/that, in English. Specifically, this study attempted to understand people’s ability to internalize and to refer to props in a certain communicative situation. Deictic referencing is reconceptualized into real world terms according to hard science linguistics (HSL) that was established by Yngve (1996). In this study, children were compared to adults in order to test age as a significant variable in the articulation of [ðΙs] and [ðæt]. This was investigated through an experiment that involved 148 subjects (62 adult and 86 child, ages 5 to 58) where verbal ...


World Englishes: Practical Implications For Teaching And Research, Fatima Esseili, Kyle McIntosh, Cindy Torres, Elena Lawrick, Cristine McMartin-Miller, Shih-Yu Chang 2019 University of Dayton

World Englishes: Practical Implications For Teaching And Research, Fatima Esseili, Kyle Mcintosh, Cindy Torres, Elena Lawrick, Cristine Mcmartin-Miller, Shih-Yu Chang

Fatima Esseili

With the emergence of World Englishes (WE) and the continuous flow of international students into universities in the United States, issues surrounding the tolerance and acceptance of varieties of English, the notion of standards, and the concept of nativeness all come to the forefront of research and pedagogy. Since English is the dominant language of international academic publication and since it has been adapted and adopted by a number of countries for various instrumental, institutional, innovative/imaginative, and interpersonal functions (Kachru, 1984), it is essential for teachers and administrators to be aware of the pluricentricity of English and their students ...


Comment 4 On 'Lingua Franca Or Lingua Frankensteinia? English In European Integration And Globalization', Fatima Esseili 2019 University of Dayton

Comment 4 On 'Lingua Franca Or Lingua Frankensteinia? English In European Integration And Globalization', Fatima Esseili

Fatima Esseili

Phillipson’s paper Lingua franca or lingua frankensteinia? addresses key concerns of linguists and politicians in the Outer and Expanding Circles, especially in relation to the spread of foreign languages and their threat to local languages, national aspirations, culture, religion, and identity. As a native of Lebanon, a multilingual country where Arabic, French, and English add to the linguistic complexity of Lebanese society, I agree with Phillipson that language policy-makers need to be aware of the dangers of the uncritical promotion of English and what he identifies as linguistic imperialism (Phillipson, 1992). However, I am not convinced by specific arguments ...


English Language Teaching In Lebanese Schools: Trends And Challenges, Fatima Esseili 2019 University of Dayton

English Language Teaching In Lebanese Schools: Trends And Challenges, Fatima Esseili

Fatima Esseili

Like many other countries around the world, the foreign language teaching profession in Lebanon has been flourishing, with English being the forerunner. The new curriculum established by the Lebanese government in the 1990s mandates that in addition to their native language, Arabic, Lebanese children must learn two foreign languages at school, the first language in grade one, and the second in grade seven. Some private schools, however, begin teaching the second foreign language as early as grade four or five, and parents of young learners have to choose one of the foreign languages as a medium of instruction for their ...


Familiar Strangers: International Students In The U.S. Composition Course, Elena Lawrick, Fatima Esseili 2019 Purdue University

Familiar Strangers: International Students In The U.S. Composition Course, Elena Lawrick, Fatima Esseili

Fatima Esseili

Many will recognize this sketch of new international undergraduates at a U.S. university: Excited. Jet-lagged. Late to class because they got lost on a big campus. Overwhelmed by myriad things to do on the first days of the semester. Confused by the English language that sounds so different. Thrown into a first-year writing course instrumental to their academic success.


Comment 4 On 'Lingua Franca Or Lingua Frankensteinia? English In European Integration And Globalization', Fatima Esseili 2019 University of Dayton

Comment 4 On 'Lingua Franca Or Lingua Frankensteinia? English In European Integration And Globalization', Fatima Esseili

Fatima Esseili

Comment on the article:

Phillipson, Robert. "Lingua franca or lingua frankensteinia? English in European integration and globalisation." World Englishes 27(2), May 2008. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-971X.2008.00555.x


Developing And Validating A Methodology For Crowdsourcing L2 Speech Ratings In Amazon Mechanical Turk, Charles Nagle 2019 Iowa State University

Developing And Validating A Methodology For Crowdsourcing L2 Speech Ratings In Amazon Mechanical Turk, Charles Nagle

World Languages and Cultures Publications

Researchers have increasingly turned to Amazon Mechanical Turk (AMT) to crowdsource speech data, predominantly in English. Although AMT and similar platforms are well positioned to enhance the state of the art in L2 research, it is unclear if crowdsourced L2 speech ratings are reliable, particularly in languages other than English. The present study describes the development and deployment of an AMT task to crowdsource comprehensibility, fluency, and accentedness ratings for L2 Spanish speech samples. Fifty-four AMT workers who were native Spanish speakers from 11 countries participated in the ratings. Intraclass correlation coefficients were used to estimate group-level interrater reliability, and ...


Deciphering Secrets Of Medieval Cathedrals: Crowdsourced Manuscript Transcriptions And Modern Digital Editions, Roger Louis Martinez-Davila, Sean Perrone, Francisco Garcia Serrano-Nebras, Maria Martin de Vidales Garcia 2019 Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Deciphering Secrets Of Medieval Cathedrals: Crowdsourced Manuscript Transcriptions And Modern Digital Editions, Roger Louis Martinez-Davila, Sean Perrone, Francisco Garcia Serrano-Nebras, Maria Martin De Vidales Garcia

Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies

This paper discusses Deciphering Secrets, a large-scale transcription project linked to Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) to teach Spanish paleography and the SILReST paleography method. It also addresses issues of accuracy, particularly how connecting crowdsourced transcription to class assignments will increase the accuracy of transcriptions and quickly make available to the scholarly community many manuscript transcriptions from the cathedral chapters of Burgos, Plasencia, and Toledo. It discusses the refinement of editorial techniques in migration of archival materials to digital format, creating standards for text encoding, and postulates the next steps of building databases. The paper then shows how new knowledge ...


El Cambio De Código Dentro De Una Compañía Bilingüe, Montserrat Ricossa 2019 Augustana College, Rock Island Illinois

El Cambio De Código Dentro De Una Compañía Bilingüe, Montserrat Ricossa

Spanish: Student Scholarship & Creative Works

Las personas bilingües frecuentemente se pueden encontrar en una situación en que cambian de un idioma a otro. Con la población de hispanohablantes aumentando rápidamente en los Estados Unidos, se nota el “cambio de código” entre inglés y español en contextos laborales. ¿Cómo y cuando ocurren cambios de código? ¿Porque ocurren? ¿Qué significa para el ambiente laboral? Este ensayo argumentará que el cambio de código se puede usar dentro de un ambiente formal por varias razones, sin que sea por falta de conocimiento lingüístico. Primero se analizará la historia de cambio de código y cómo difiere del espanglish. Se explicará ...


In Spite Of You, We Live On: A Commemorative Painting, Goldie Gross 2019 CUNY Bernard M Baruch College

In Spite Of You, We Live On: A Commemorative Painting, Goldie Gross

Publications and Research

This painting is the product of a Yiddish language independent study with Professor Debra Caplan. It depicts a war portrait of Hitler with a stumbling stone inscribed with the words "אויף צו להכעיס דיר לעבן מיר נאך" (in spite of you, we live on) in the center of his face. It is accompanied by an explanation of the painting.


The Art Of Language: American Sign Language And Dance, Lily Adams 2019 The University of Akron

The Art Of Language: American Sign Language And Dance, Lily Adams

Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects

Dance and American Sign Language (ASL) are two separate entities which share a place in the world as communication through movement. For this project, I extended my knowledge and understanding of two disciplines, ASL and dance, through evidence-based research practices while integrating that research with my creative process and experience within a classroom-based setting. Through this framework of research, coursework, and experimentation, I drew relations between dance and ASL as communication. The results of my research are presented in this report as well as in a piece of choreography I created based on the integration of ASL with a choreographic ...


"Dragging The Net Of Estrangement": Poetics Of The Sea In Elegies Of The Mediterranean, Shiraz Aryan Fazli 2019 Bard College

"Dragging The Net Of Estrangement": Poetics Of The Sea In Elegies Of The Mediterranean, Shiraz Aryan Fazli

Senior Projects Spring 2019

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Languages and Literature of Bard College.


Parallel Pattern: A Familial Legacy Of Care, Diana Antohe 2019 Virginia Commonwealth University

Parallel Pattern: A Familial Legacy Of Care, Diana Antohe

Theses and Dissertations

My work revolves around exploring identity of the in-between, occupying the Venn diagram middle of two cultures. As a Romanian-born, American-raised artist, I want to preserve and broadcast links to the cultures of my upbringing and birthplace. In attempts to ground and define my own “in-between” identity, I look to my parents and grandparents for cues on how they made home for themselves wherever they went, reflecting their experiences with voluntary and involuntary displacement. This text connects the research and influential family practices that shaped its companion exhibition, ranging from the role of portability in emotional transnationalism to the lasting ...


Gramatica Exegética Del Nuevo Testamento En Griego, J. Harold Greenlee 2019 Asbury Theological Seminary

Gramatica Exegética Del Nuevo Testamento En Griego, J. Harold Greenlee

Academic Books

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