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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 ...


Teaching Assistant Experience With English As A Second Language: Beginning Grammar, Listening, And Speaking In Spring 2016, Jessey Reed 2016 Morehead State University

Teaching Assistant Experience With English As A Second Language: Beginning Grammar, Listening, And Speaking In Spring 2016, Jessey Reed

Celebration of Student Scholarship Posters Archive

No abstract provided.


Both Prosodic Boundaries And Accents Influence Attachment, Blake Clark 2016 Morehead State University

Both Prosodic Boundaries And Accents Influence Attachment, Blake Clark

Celebration of Student Scholarship Posters Archive

No abstract provided.


Mayan Language Revitalization, Hip Hop, And Ethnic Identity In Guatemala, Rusty Barrett 2016 University of Kentucky

Mayan Language Revitalization, Hip Hop, And Ethnic Identity In Guatemala, Rusty Barrett

Linguistics Faculty Publications

This paper analyzes the language ideologies and linguistic practices of Mayan-language hip hop in Guatemala, focusing on the work of the group B'alam Ajpu. The members of B'alam Ajpu use a mix of Spanish and Mayan languages in their music and run a school that combines lessons in hip hop (rapping, break-dancing, etc.) with efforts to promote the use of Mayan languages among children. The language ideologies associated with B'alam Ajpu intersect and challenge the ideologies associated with both language revitalization and with hip hop. The linguistic practices of B'alam Ajpu also challenge hegemonic assumptions regarding ...


The Status Of Esl/Efl Writing In Lebanon, Fatima Esseili 2016 University of Dayton

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

English Faculty Publications

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 ...


Fresh Shakespeare From The Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Daniel Pollack-Pelzner 2015 Linfield College

Fresh Shakespeare From The Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Daniel Pollack-Pelzner

Faculty Publications

Some critics have argued against the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's contemporary English translation project, but Daniel Pollack-Pelzner argues it's part of the process of keeping Shakespeare alive.


A Computational Translation Of The Phaistos Disk, Peter Revesz 2015 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

A Computational Translation Of The Phaistos Disk, Peter Revesz

CSE Conference and Workshop Papers

For over a century the text of the Phaistos Disk remained an enigma without a convincing translation. This paper presents a novel semi-automatic translation method that uses for the first time a recently discovered connection between the Phaistos Disk symbols and other ancient scripts, including the Old Hungarian alphabet. The connection between the Phaistos Disk script and the Old Hungarian alphabet suggested the possibility that the Phaistos Disk language may be related to Proto-Finno-Ugric, Proto-Ugric, or Proto-Hungarian. Using words and suffixes from those languages, it is possible to translate the Phaistos Disk text as an ancient sun hymn, possibly connected ...


A Computational Study Of The Evolution Of Cretan And Related Scripts, Peter Revesz 2015 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

A Computational Study Of The Evolution Of Cretan And Related Scripts, Peter Revesz

CSE Conference and Workshop Papers

Crete was the birthplace of several ancient writings, including the Cretan Hieroglyphs, the Linear A and the Linear B scripts. Out of these three only Linear B is deciphered. The sound values of the Cretan Hieroglyph and the Linear A symbols are unknown and attempts to reconstruct them based on Linear B have not been fruitful. In this paper, we compare the ancient Cretan scripts with four other Mediterranean and Black Sea scripts, namely Phoenician, South Arabic, Greek and Old Hungarian. We provide a computational study of the evolution of the three Cretan and four other scripts. This study encompasses ...


Familiar Strangers: International Students In The U.S. Composition Course, Elena Lawrick, Fatima Esseili 2015 Purdue University

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

English Faculty Publications

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.


Le Rapport Entre La France Et Le Rwanda Au Passé, Au Présent, Et À L’Avenir, Claire Nadolski 2014 Lynchburg College

Le Rapport Entre La France Et Le Rwanda Au Passé, Au Présent, Et À L’Avenir, Claire Nadolski

Undergraduate Theses and Capstone Projects

Le Rwanda est un pays d’Afrique centrale de l’est. Peuplé d’environ 10. 942.950 millions d’habitants parlant français, anglais, et Kinyarwanda. Bien que la France n’ait jamais colonisé le Rwanda, les deux pays ont un rapport très spécial. L’évènement historique auquel tout le monde pense est, sans aucun doute, le génocide au Rwanda et « l’Opération Turquoise » dans laquelle les Français ont aidé et protégé les Hutus qui tuaient des millions de Tutsis dans le but « soidisant » de la paix. Le génocide est un élément très important dans l’histoire du Rwanda, mais ce ...


English Language Teaching In Lebanese Schools: Trends And Challenges, Fatima Esseili 2014 University of Dayton

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

English Faculty Publications

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 ...


Amanda Knox And Bella Figura, Denise Scannell Guida 2013 CUNY New York City College of Technology

Amanda Knox And Bella Figura, Denise Scannell Guida

Publications and Research

No abstract provided.


Kinship As An Assertion Of Sovereign Native Nationhood, Christina Gish Hill 2013 Iowa State University

Kinship As An Assertion Of Sovereign Native Nationhood, Christina Gish Hill

World Languages and Cultures Publications

As a concept, the nation is maddeningly difficult to define. Like “spirit” or “health”, the term “nation” encompasses a multiplicity of meanings that shift depending on the context. John Carlos Rowe has argued that the “...use of the word national ...refers to a complex and irreducible array of discourses, institutions, policies, and practices which, even if they are in flux or in competition with other structures and allegiances, cannot be easily wished away.”[i] Despite its fluid and constructed nature, the nation is nevertheless quite real and has had, since its inception, power to order the world.[ii] Because the ...


To Believe Or Not To Believe: Zhou Zuoren's Alternative Approaches To The Chinese Enlightenment, Tonglu Li 2013 Iowa State University

To Believe Or Not To Believe: Zhou Zuoren's Alternative Approaches To The Chinese Enlightenment, Tonglu Li

World Languages and Cultures Publications

Resistances against May Fourth "enlightenment" (qimeng) have been celebrated as alternative versions of modernity that "decenter and destabilize" the mainstream paradigm (Chow et al. 2008: 3). But in this alternative modernities program, the complexity of the so-called center is often overlooked. Within the May Fourth movement, there are irreducible differences in position and different strategies of position taking. As Wang Hui (1997: 310) points out, what the May Fourth thinkers shared was only a common attitude toward tradition, not a unified theory; their proposals for establishing "newness" were quite different from each other. Surveying the roles the journal New Youth ...


Coptic Scriptorium, Caroline T. Schroeder, Amir Zeldes 2013 University of the Pacific

Coptic Scriptorium, Caroline T. Schroeder, Amir Zeldes

Department of Religious Studies Faculty Digital Projects

Coptic SCRIPTORIUM is a platform for interdisciplinary and computational research in texts in the Coptic language, particularly the Sahidic dialect. As an open-source, open-access initiative, our technologies and corpus facilitate a collaborative environment for digital research for all scholars working in Coptic. We provide:

  • tools to process Coptic texts
  • a searchable, richly-annotated corpus of texts using the ANNIS search and visualization architecture
  • visualizations of Coptic texts
  • a collaborative platform for scholars to use and contribute to the project research results generated from the tools and corpus

Coptic SCRIPTORIUM is a collaborative, digital project created by Caroline T. Schroeder (University of ...


"This Frightful World" By Alexander Blok Translated By Jason Curlin, Jason Curlin 2013 Ouachita Baptist University

"This Frightful World" By Alexander Blok Translated By Jason Curlin, Jason Curlin

Honors Theses

Alexander Blok was one of the poets of a movement that would come to be known as the "Silver Age of Russian Poetry" and thus an avid Symbolist, in fact the leading Symbolist poet at this time. The poets in this movement, while maintaining in many places the strict rhyme of the earlier so called "Golden Age," began to deviate from the strict meter of that time. These poets are products of their time, the earlier 20th Century, and were heavily influenced by those they found around them.

"This Frightful World" was begun in 1909, a mere four years after ...


Coptic Scriptorium, 2012 Selected Works

Coptic Scriptorium

Caroline Schroeder

Coptic SCRIPTORIUM is a platform for interdisciplinary and computational research in texts in the Coptic language, particularly the Sahidic dialect.  As an open-source, open-access initiative, our technologies and corpus facilitate a collaborative environment for digital research for all scholars working in Coptic.

We provide:
  • tools to process Coptic texts
  • a searchable, richly-annotated corpus of texts using the ANNIS search and visualization architecture
  • visualizations of Coptic texts
  • a collaborative platform for scholars to use and contribute to the project research results generated from the tools and corpus

Coptic SCRIPTORIUM is a collaborative, digital project created by Caroline T. Schroeder (University of ...


Prisoners Teaching Esl: A Learning Community Among “Language Partners”, Andrea R. Olinger, Hugh Bishop, Jose R. Cabrales, Rebecca Ginsburg, Joseph L. Mapp, Orlando Mayorga, Erick Nava, Elfego Nunez, Otilio Rosas, Andre D. Slater, LuAnn Sorenson, Jim Sosnowski, Agustin Torres 2012 University of Louisville

Prisoners Teaching Esl: A Learning Community Among “Language Partners”, Andrea R. Olinger, Hugh Bishop, Jose R. Cabrales, Rebecca Ginsburg, Joseph L. Mapp, Orlando Mayorga, Erick Nava, Elfego Nunez, Otilio Rosas, Andre D. Slater, Luann Sorenson, Jim Sosnowski, Agustin Torres

Faculty Scholarship

A program in which prisoners teach ESL classes, supported by volunteer teacher-trainers, is a learning community with immense and sometimes unforeseen value.


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