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Full-Text Articles in Modern Languages

Taiwanese Willingness To Communicate In English: Can Watching American Television Programs Help?, Yu-Ting Chien Dec 2012

Taiwanese Willingness To Communicate In English: Can Watching American Television Programs Help?, Yu-Ting Chien

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

This study explored the relationship between Taiwanese audiences' use of American television programs and their willingness to communicate in English. Taiwanese participants filled out an online survey consisted of questions from uses and gratifications constructs and willingness to communicate constructs. In addition, different subtitle settings were also examined.

Results indicated that participants with high integrative motivation consuming information from American television programs, in addition, the setting of subtitles were associated with perceived communication competence, integrative motivation, language anxiety and social interaction motivation.


La Herida De Moctezuma, Mark K. Warford Jun 2012

La Herida De Moctezuma, Mark K. Warford

Spanish Model Lesson Plans

A Sociocultural Model Lesson Plan centered on a folktale about the demise of Moctezuma. La Herida de Moctezuma comes from John Bierhorst's Cuentos Folclóricos Latinoamericanos. A Google search will yield an excerpt, but it is recommended that you use the entire tale. Targeted to Intermediate-High learners.


La Sociolinguistique Postcoloniale En Amérique Hispanophone Et En Afrique Francophone : Un Drame Linguistique En Deux Actes, Eva Valenti Apr 2012

La Sociolinguistique Postcoloniale En Amérique Hispanophone Et En Afrique Francophone : Un Drame Linguistique En Deux Actes, Eva Valenti

Scripps Senior Theses

This thesis analyzes the sociolinguistic situations in postcolonial Latin America and francophone North Africa (the Maghreb) through a comparative lens. Specifically, it examines the ways in which Spain and France’s differing colonial agendas and language ideologies affected the relationships between colonizer and colonized, and, by extension, the role that Spanish and French play(ed) in these regions after decolonization. Finally, it explores how Spain and France’s contemporary discourses frame colonial participation in the two languages’ development, and the psychological effects these ideologies have had on the formerly colonized.


Spanish Heritage Language Processing: An Erp Study, Harriet Bowden, K Morgan-Short, K Potowski, L Bartlett Mar 2012

Spanish Heritage Language Processing: An Erp Study, Harriet Bowden, K Morgan-Short, K Potowski, L Bartlett

Harriet Wood Bowden

No abstract provided.


The Sounds Of Spanglish, Ilan Stavans Mar 2012

The Sounds Of Spanglish, Ilan Stavans

IMSA Great Minds Program ®

With the dramatic demographic growth of Latinos in the United States, a new form of communication has come to the fore: Spanglish, a hybrid tongue using elements from English and Spanish, yet having its own identity. Millions of people use it every day to speak as well as to read and write. Outside the country, in Latin America and the Caribbean, Spanglish is also a presence. But it is in this country where its effects are more palpable. Politicians, business big and small, religious organizations, and particularly the media employ it on a regular basis. What does the emergence of ...


Assessment Of Proficiency Through The Elicited Imitation Task, Harriet Bowden Feb 2012

Assessment Of Proficiency Through The Elicited Imitation Task, Harriet Bowden

Harriet Wood Bowden

No abstract provided.


Heritage Spanish Speakers’ Linguistic Knowledge And Processing: Evidence From Across Linguistic Domains, Harriet Bowden, K Morgan-Short, K Potowski Feb 2012

Heritage Spanish Speakers’ Linguistic Knowledge And Processing: Evidence From Across Linguistic Domains, Harriet Bowden, K Morgan-Short, K Potowski

Harriet Wood Bowden

No abstract provided.


A Vision And Method In Studying Abdul-Wahab El-Bayyati Poetry, Philadelphia University Feb 2012

A Vision And Method In Studying Abdul-Wahab El-Bayyati Poetry, Philadelphia University

Philadelphia University, Jordan

No abstract provided.


Hall, Deborah Mcguffey (Fa 69), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2012

Hall, Deborah Mcguffey (Fa 69), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 69. Thesis: “Using Folklore to Teach English as a Second Language” by Deborah McGuffey Hall in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree Master of Arts, Department of Folk and Intercultural Studies at Western Kentucky University.


The Armenian Dialect Of Khodorjur, Bert Vaux Jan 2012

The Armenian Dialect Of Khodorjur, Bert Vaux

Bert Vaux

No abstract provided.


5x20 Matrix For Knowledge Management Lifecycle Based On The Five C’S Model And A Critical Review, Philadelphia University Jan 2012

5x20 Matrix For Knowledge Management Lifecycle Based On The Five C’S Model And A Critical Review, Philadelphia University

Philadelphia University, Jordan

No abstract provided.


The Short Story In Jordan Its Origin And Development, Philadelphia University Jan 2012

The Short Story In Jordan Its Origin And Development, Philadelphia University

Philadelphia University, Jordan

No abstract provided.


Translation, With An Introduction, Of Imagined Globalization, George Yudice, Néstor García Canclini Dec 2011

Translation, With An Introduction, Of Imagined Globalization, George Yudice, Néstor García Canclini

George Yúdice

No abstract provided.


An Experimental Study Of Early L3 Development: Age, Bilinguialism And Classroom Exposure, Catherine Stafford, Chrstina Stanz, Harriet Bowden Dec 2011

An Experimental Study Of Early L3 Development: Age, Bilinguialism And Classroom Exposure, Catherine Stafford, Chrstina Stanz, Harriet Bowden

Harriet Wood Bowden

This research investigated Spanish–English bilingual adults' initial learning of a third language (L3), Latin, comparing the learning processes and outcomes of early- and late-onset bilinguals. Thirty-three participants were classified as Early or Late Bilinguals according to their age of arrival to the USA, and they were introduced to Latin by means of an interactive computer programme that provided grammar explanation, input-based practice and explicit feedback. Results indicated that (1) overall, the two groups garnered similar benefits from the instructional treatment; (2) the Late Bilinguals maintained improvements in accurately marking noun case morphology in L3 production somewhat better than Early ...