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Always Look On The Sunny Side, Cari Carter 2017 Western Oregon University

Always Look On The Sunny Side, Cari Carter

Master of Arts in Interpreting Studies (MAIS) Case Studies

This paper is a look into the life and accomplishments of Marilyn Mitchell. She has used role models to exemplify what it means to be a leader in an emerging profession. Through her involvement she has helped to shape the face of interpreting education and services to allow it to become what it is today.


Debra Russell: A Leader For All Occasions, Christopher Grooms 2017 Western Oregon University

Debra Russell: A Leader For All Occasions, Christopher Grooms

Master of Arts in Interpreting Studies (MAIS) Case Studies

This article is part of a collaborative project by students and faculty in the Master of Arts in Interpreting Studies program, class of 2014, at Western Oregon University. The goal of the project is to recognize and honor leaders in the interpreting and interpreter education fields. Debra (Deb) Russell has a long history of serving in leadership roles in varying capacities from local communities to the international stage. She is known as a person of integrity and humanity with a passion for building and connecting communities at home and across the globe. I had the privilege of meeting with Deb ...


The Quiet Leader, Sandra L. Maloney 2017 Western Oregon University

The Quiet Leader, Sandra L. Maloney

Master of Arts in Interpreting Studies (MAIS) Case Studies

Leaders are thought to be the ones who are bold, do big things, and make big changes. We have made leaders into individuals who ‘change the world’ (Dudley, 2010). The reality is that there are leaders who do not live to have their names in the headlines or seek to do extraordinary, heroic acts. They are those who live in our community with humility. They impact the lives of others by being themselves, fulfilling the task at hand, and showing respect to others. In the field of sign language interpreting, Marian Lage is a leader.


Doing Leadership: Caring For Our Communities, Erica West Oyedele 2017 Western Oregon University

Doing Leadership: Caring For Our Communities, Erica West Oyedele

Master of Arts in Interpreting Studies (MAIS) Case Studies

This is the story of one interpreter’s pathway into the field of interpreting. During an interview that took place on July 24, 2014, she shared her concerns for the community of signed language interpreters and her aspirations for us to do more. She demonstrates for us that leadership may take a variety of forms; It can happen behind the scenes, in service positions, or through the encouragement and support of others. We learn that personal growth happens just by virtue of being present and open to the people and opportunities that surround us. Always fueled by a desire to ...


Renaissance Man, Laurie Reese Reinhardt 2017 Western Oregon University

Renaissance Man, Laurie Reese Reinhardt

Master of Arts in Interpreting Studies (MAIS) Case Studies

This chapter chronicles the career of Daniel B. Veltri, certified American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter for over thirty-five years. A maverick that upholds language accessibility and authenticity, he was an early adopter of video production as a tool to assist in developing signed language interpreters. Significant as Dan’s video work continues to be, his contribution to mental health interpreting shaped how practitioners view therapeutic triad relationships.


A Passion That Leads To Destiny, Nicole Shambourger 2017 Western Oregon University

A Passion That Leads To Destiny, Nicole Shambourger

Master of Arts in Interpreting Studies (MAIS) Case Studies

In an effort to bring recognition to leaders in the field of interpreting and interpreter education, graduate students pursuing a Master of Arts in Interpreting Studies selected a local community leader to spotlight. Dr. Jacqueline Bruce, affectionately known as Jackie Bruce was selected for interview because of her commitment to the field of signed language interpreting and her passion for educating and mentoring interpreters. Dr. Bruce’s educational opportunities served as a springboard for her successful journey. Although she never thought of herself as a leader, she exhibits leadership qualities recognized by everyone she comes in contact with. Her path ...


As Much As Air: Integrating Spirit Into Our Work, Audrey W. Ulloa 2017 Western Oregon University

As Much As Air: Integrating Spirit Into Our Work, Audrey W. Ulloa

Master of Arts in Interpreting Studies (MAIS) Case Studies

As the field of interpreting has become more professionalized, there are those who feel a disconnect between the work and the spirit of the profession. Gina Gonzalez is a trilingual interpreter and grass roots activist who seeks a return to the roots of the profession: serving the Deaf community with spirit. She proposes a new integrative model of interpreting that challenges the current paradigm. Her activism and pursuit of authentic dialogue puts her at the forefront of change in her community.


Activist = Interpreter = Activist, Amy C. Williamson 2017 Western Oregon University

Activist = Interpreter = Activist, Amy C. Williamson

Master of Arts in Interpreting Studies (MAIS) Case Studies

Lianne Moccia has served as an activist within the interpreting community for many years. She has been a constant force in the interpreting communities of Vermont and New Hampshire throughout her career. Her roles have been both formal and informal in moving the profession forward through her thought provoking questioning of the status quo and her commitment to seeking solutions. Lianne has been committed to change within the system of structured formality of certification under the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, but more importantly, through remaining curious and questioning of the services being provided by colleagues on a day-to-day ...


Muslim Spain's Collective Memory Of Al-Andalus, Claire Oxford, Travis C. Landry 2017 Kenyon College

Muslim Spain's Collective Memory Of Al-Andalus, Claire Oxford, Travis C. Landry

Kenyon Summer Scholars Program

No abstract provided.


Damar On Fridays, Maja Sadikovic 2017 University of Missouri, St. Louis

Damar On Fridays, Maja Sadikovic

Theses

Abstract

These poems are about the first hand witnessing of the Balkan war and its visceral repercussions, ripping of families across generations and continents due to religious intolerance, and an identity crisis within the diaspora of the former Yugoslav people. They interact with appeals of loss, in terms of bodies, memory, and material, despair within the identity of the self in and outside of religion, and the perception of love and belonging, but not necessarily in that order. They are largely inspired by victim story-telling, translations of conversations with natives of the former Yugoslavia and their children, and ramifications of ...


Using Ignatian Pedagogy To Teach Chinese Literature, Dale Hoiberg 2017 Loyola University Chicago

Using Ignatian Pedagogy To Teach Chinese Literature, Dale Hoiberg

Ignatian Pedagogy Educational Resources

No abstract provided.


Can The Undead Speak?: Language Death As A Matter Of (Not) Knowing, Tyler Nash 2017 The University of Western Ontario

Can The Undead Speak?: Language Death As A Matter Of (Not) Knowing, Tyler Nash

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

This text studies how language death and metaphor algorithmically collude to propagate our intellectual culture. In describing how language builds upon and ultimately necessitates its own ruins to our frustration and subjugation, I define dead language in general and then, following a reading of Benjamin’s “The Task of the Translator,” explore the instance of indexical translation. Inventing the language in pain, a de-signified or designated language located between the frank and the esoteric language theories in the mediaeval of examples of Dante Alighieri and Hildegaard von Bingen, the text acquires the prime modernist example of dead language appropriation in ...


An Unusual State Of Matter (Russian Translation), Victor Fet 2017 Marshall University

An Unusual State Of Matter (Russian Translation), Victor Fet

Biological Sciences Faculty Research

A selection of science poems by Roald Hoffmann (Cornell University). Translated into Russian by Victor Fet. Dedicated to the 80th birthday of this famous chemist.


Lost & Found, Owen Gottlieb, Ian Schreiber, Kelly Murdoch-Kitt 2017 Rochester Institute of Technology

Lost & Found, Owen Gottlieb, Ian Schreiber, Kelly Murdoch-Kitt

Presentations and other scholarship

Lost & Found is a strategy card-to-mobile game series that teaches medieval religious legal systems with attention to period accuracy and cultural and historical context.

The Lost & Found games project seeks to expand the discourse around religious legal systems, to enrich public conversations in a variety of communities, and to promote greater understanding of the religious traditions that build the fabric of the United States. Comparative religious literacy can build bridges between and within communities and prepare learners to be responsible citizens in our pluralist democracy.

The first game in the series is a strategy game called Lost & Found (high-school and up). In Lost & Found, players take on the role of villagers who must balance family needs with communal needs. They must balance cooperative actions even while addressing individual needs. The game emphasizes the pro-social aspects of religious legal systems including collaboration and cooperation.

Both this game and the second game in the series (Order in the Court) are set in Fustat (Old Cairo) in the 12th Century, a crossroads of religions. Lost & Found and Order in the Court both teach elements of the Mishneh Torah, the Jewish legal code written by Moses Maimonides. Maimonides was influenced by the works of Islamic legal scholars and philosophers such as Ibn Rushd (Averroes) and Al Ghazahli; he also influenced Islamic scholars.


Lost & Found: Order In The Court -- The Party Game, Owen Gottlieb, Ian Schreiber 2017 Rochester Institute of Technology

Lost & Found: Order In The Court -- The Party Game, Owen Gottlieb, Ian Schreiber

Presentations and other scholarship

Lost & Found is a strategy card-to-mobile game series that teaches medieval religious legal systems with attention to period accuracy and cultural and historical context.

The Lost & Found games project seeks to expand the discourse around religious legal systems, to enrich public conversations in a variety of communities, and to promote greater understanding of the religious traditions that build the fabric of the United States. Comparative religious literacy can build bridges between and within communities and prepare learners to be responsible citizens in our pluralist democracy.

The second game in the series, Lost & Found: Order in the Court – the Party Game (jr. high and up) is a fast-paced storytelling and judging game. Players compete to tell the best story about how a medieval legal ruling may have gotten to court in the first place. The game emphasizes legal reasoning.

Both this game and the original Lost & Found games are set in Fustat (Old Cairo) in the 12th Century, a crossroads of religions. Lost & Found and Order in the Court both teach elements of the Mishneh Torah, the Jewish legal code written by Moses Maimonides. Maimonides was influenced by the works of Islamic legal scholars and philosophers such as Ibn Rushd (Averroes) and Al Ghazahli; he also influenced Islamic scholars.


Formal And Functional Linguistic Properties Of Esl Textbooks, Jessica Shea Lewis 2017 Marshall University

Formal And Functional Linguistic Properties Of Esl Textbooks, Jessica Shea Lewis

Theses, Dissertations and Capstones

Based on the formal and functional perspectives espoused in Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL), the main purpose of this thesis was to investigate the extent to which such lexico-grammatical features as lexical density, choice of nominal groups, and grammatical metaphor are used in ESL texts to scaffold target language proficiency levels. Of the number of lexico-grammatical metafunctions and their functional constituents, interpersonal metafunctional categories were analyzed from these three functional features in this thesis in order to reveal the ways in which interpersonal categories and the lexico-grammatical features are correlated as the level of difficulty of each text increases.

The analysis ...


The Swiss German Language And Identity: Stereotyping Between The Aargau And The Zurich Dialects, Jessica Rohr 2016 Purdue University

The Swiss German Language And Identity: Stereotyping Between The Aargau And The Zurich Dialects, Jessica Rohr

Open Access Theses

Swiss German dialects contribute to the social identity of a speaker, especially on a local level (Christen, 1995). Many dialects of Switzerland are associated with a common stereotype which relates to the identity of the speakers (Rash, 2002). This research looks at these notions and investigates concepts of identity ascription and stereotyping that arise between and from the dialects of canton Aargau and canton Zürich, in Switzerland. The generation of a definition of identity for the project, drawing off existing identity theories in sociolinguistics, and stereotyping theories, allow for an investigation of how the Aargau and Zürich dialects fit into ...


Transformation: Challenges Faced By An Esl Student, Fiona Lo 2016 University of Hawai'i Manoa

Transformation: Challenges Faced By An Esl Student, Fiona Lo

Mānoa Horizons

As more international students study abroad, they probably have been through the stage where they struggle from learning a second language. In “Transformation: Challenges faced by an ESL student”, I presented my English learning experience as an ESL student to the audience, as well as the struggles I have faced throughout my language learning process. The intended audience for this piece of creative writing would be all international students or anyone that is currently learning a second language. And the main purpose of this piece is not only to inform my audience the struggles or difficulties while learning a new ...


Developing L2 Reading Fluency: Implementation Of An Assisted Repeated Reading Program With Adult Esl Learners, Matthew C. Allen 2016 Purdue University

Developing L2 Reading Fluency: Implementation Of An Assisted Repeated Reading Program With Adult Esl Learners, Matthew C. Allen

Open Access Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to investigate whether assisted repeated reading is an effective way for adult second language (L2) learners of English to develop oral and silent reading fluency rates. Reading fluency is an underdeveloped construct in second language studies, both in research and practice. This study first lays out a framework of text difficulty levels and reading rate thresholds for intermediate and advanced L2 readers of English based upon a theoretical framework of automatization of the linguistic elements of reading through structured practice and skill development. This framework was then implemented through a single-case design (SCD), an ...


The English Translations Of Jules Verne's Le Château Des Carpathes, Arthur B. Evans 2016 DePauw University

The English Translations Of Jules Verne's Le Château Des Carpathes, Arthur B. Evans

Modern Languages Faculty publications

Abstract

Three different English translations exist for Jules Verne's Le Château des Carpathes (1892). The first, by an anonymous translator, was published in London by Sampson Low in 1893 and carried the title The Castle of the Carpathians. An abridged and altered version of this same translation later reappeared in 1963 in the “Fitzroy Edition” published in London by Arco; it was retitled Carpathian Castle and was edited by I.O. Evans. In 2010 a new English translation of this novel was published in Brooklyn, New York by Melville House; it featured a significantly revised title, The Castle in ...


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