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Fundación Alternativas, George Yudice Nov 2010

Fundación Alternativas, George Yudice

George Yúdice

On Impact of New Media on Culture Industries Reception.


Verbal Inflectional Morphology In L1 And L2 Spanish: A Frequency Effects Study Examining Storage Versus Composition, Harriet Bowden, Matthew Gelfand, Christina Sanz, Michael Ullman Feb 2010

Verbal Inflectional Morphology In L1 And L2 Spanish: A Frequency Effects Study Examining Storage Versus Composition, Harriet Bowden, Matthew Gelfand, Christina Sanz, Michael Ullman

Harriet Wood Bowden

This study examines the storage versus composition of Spanish inflected verbal forms in first language (L1) and second language (L2) speakers of Spanish. L2 participants were selected to have mid-to-advanced proficiency, high classroom experience, and low immersion experience, typical of medium-to-advanced foreign language learners. Participants were shown the infinitival forms of verbs from either Class I (the default class, which takes new verbs) or Classes II and III (nondefault classes) and were asked to produce either first-person singular present tense or imperfect forms, in separate tasks. In the present tense, the L1 speakers showed inflected-form frequency effects (i.e., higher ...


Cross-Dressing And Lesbian Representation In Belle Époque By Fernando Trueba, Nuria Cruz-Camara Dec 2009

Cross-Dressing And Lesbian Representation In Belle Époque By Fernando Trueba, Nuria Cruz-Camara

Nuria Cruz-Camara

"The Oscar-winning film Belle Époque (1992), directed by Fernando Trueba, systematically deconstructs patriarchal forms of masculinities by mocking the “Iberian macho” stereotype, by representing actively desiring women, and by allegedly making the male protagonist the object of the female gaze. The inversion of traditional gender roles throughout the film reaches its peak at the carnival cross-dressing sequence, when Violeta, dressed as a male soldier, aggressively seduces Fernando, dressed as a maid, and maintains total control over the love-making process. However, as I will demonstrate in this article, this seemingly subversive reversal of sexual identities is superficial and, in fact, reinstates ...


Transferencia Diferencial: El Caso Del Náhuatl Y El Español, Alma Ramirez-Trujillo Dec 2009

Transferencia Diferencial: El Caso Del Náhuatl Y El Español, Alma Ramirez-Trujillo

Alma P Ramirez-Trujillo

Este trabajo2 mostrará que la variabilidad en el desempeño entre los hablantes de una L1 y una L2 no siempre resulta ser un problema debido a un déficit sintáctico (Hawkins y Chan 1997; Hawkins y Liszka 2003; Tsimpli 2003; Hawkins y Franceschina 2004; y otros más) y que la adquisición completa de esta última no depende de los rasgos que están disponibles en la L1. Para tal efecto, me concentraré en la adquisición de los infinitivos y del subjuntivo en español por hablantes de náhuatl. El objetivo principal de este trabajo es contribuir evidencia a favor de la hipótesis de ...


Concurrent Verbalizations, Pedagogical Conditions, And Reactivity: Two Call Studies, Christina Sanz, Hui-Ju Lin, Harriet Bowden, Catherine Stafford Feb 2009

Concurrent Verbalizations, Pedagogical Conditions, And Reactivity: Two Call Studies, Christina Sanz, Hui-Ju Lin, Harriet Bowden, Catherine Stafford

Harriet Wood Bowden

The article summarizes results from two experimental studies on reactivity. In the first experiment, 24 college-age participants received a computerized treatment that delivered a grammar lesson, practice, and feedback on assignment of semantic functions in Latin. Verbalizations did not induce reactivity on accuracy, but they slowed down posttest performance. The second experiment (N= 24), which did not include a grammar lesson, showed that thinking aloud had a facilitating effect. Our results suggest that reactivity depends not only on the task and on the nature of the assessment tool but also on the nature of the dependent variables (i.e., latency ...


Culturas Emergentes En El Mundo Hispano De Estados Unidos, George Yudice Dec 2008

Culturas Emergentes En El Mundo Hispano De Estados Unidos, George Yudice

George Yúdice

No abstract provided.


La Doctrina Socialista Y El Público En Una Mujer Por Caminos De España De María Martínez Sierra, Nuria Cruz-Camara Dec 2008

La Doctrina Socialista Y El Público En Una Mujer Por Caminos De España De María Martínez Sierra, Nuria Cruz-Camara

Nuria Cruz-Camara

No abstract provided.


Cultural Diversity And Cultural Rights, George Yudice Dec 2008

Cultural Diversity And Cultural Rights, George Yudice

George Yúdice

No abstract provided.


Túvole Que Pasar Lo Que Pasole. Textualidad Y Autoría En Pasión De Historia De Ana Lydia Vega., Luis Cano Dec 2007

Túvole Que Pasar Lo Que Pasole. Textualidad Y Autoría En Pasión De Historia De Ana Lydia Vega., Luis Cano

Luis C. Cano

El presente artículo examina la forma en que Ana Lydia Vega evalúa la responsabilidad social del autor y de su obra en el contexto de la narrativa detectivesca. Incorporando en su texto dos vías de reflexión teóricas –el estructuralismo y los estudios culturales–, la escritora puertorriqueña plantea una posible vía para la elaboración de un proyecto ética y estéticamente responsable en la producción literaria hispanoamericana.


Examining Heterosexism In Esl Textbooks, Krista Bittenbender Feb 2007

Examining Heterosexism In Esl Textbooks, Krista Bittenbender

Krista Bittenbender Royal

No abstract provided.


Intermitente Recurrencia: La Ciencia Ficción Y El Canon Literario En Hispanoamérica, Luis Cano Dec 2006

Intermitente Recurrencia: La Ciencia Ficción Y El Canon Literario En Hispanoamérica, Luis Cano

Luis C. Cano

HISPANOAMERICANA Intermitente recurrencia parte de la idea de que, en contraste con la opinión popular, la ciencia ficción ha mantenido una presencia constante y ha ejercido una influencia efectiva en las letras hispanoamericanas del siglo XX gracias a su habilidad para trascender la tradicional escisión entre literatura popular y escritura canónica. El libro ofrece un recorrido histórico de la modalidad en Hispanoamérica, a través del análisis de obras escritas por Juana Manuela Gorriti, Eduardo Ladislao Holmberg, Rubén Darío, Leopoldo Lugones, Horacio Quiroga, Clemente Palma, Adolfo Bioy Casares, Jorge Luis Borges, Angélica Gorodischer y Manuel Puig. Desde esta perspectiva, Intermitente recurrencia ...


Política Cultura, George Yudice Dec 2006

Política Cultura, George Yudice

George Yúdice

No abstract provided.


Culture, George Yudice Dec 2006

Culture, George Yudice

George Yúdice

No abstract provided.


Nuevas Tecnologías, Música Y Experiencia, George Yudice Dec 2006

Nuevas Tecnologías, Música Y Experiencia, George Yudice

George Yúdice

No abstract provided.


Processing Instruction And Meaningful Output-Based Instruction: Effects On Second Language Development, Kara Morgan-Short, Harriet Bowden Feb 2006

Processing Instruction And Meaningful Output-Based Instruction: Effects On Second Language Development, Kara Morgan-Short, Harriet Bowden

Harriet Wood Bowden

This study investigates the effects of meaningful input- and output-based practice on SLA. First-semester Spanish students (n = 45) were assigned to processing instruction, meaningful output-based instruction, or control groups. Experimental groups received the same input in instruction but received meaningful practice that was input or output based. Both experimental groups showed significant gains on immediate and delayed interpretation and production tasks. Repeated-measures analyses of variance showed that overall, for interpretation, both experimental groups outperformed the control group. For production, only the meaningful output-based group outperformed the control group. These results suggest that not only input-based but also output-based instruction can ...


Novela Negra, Modernismo Y Revolución En Sombra De La Sombra, De Paco Ignacio Taibo Ii, Luis Cano Dec 2005

Novela Negra, Modernismo Y Revolución En Sombra De La Sombra, De Paco Ignacio Taibo Ii, Luis Cano

Luis C. Cano

El presente artículo analiza la forma en que Paco Ignacio Taibo II recurre a la novela negra para efectuar un análisis del contexto histórico y cultural en el que se sitúa su obra Sombra de la sombra. Apoyándose en lo que denomina «neopolicíaco», Taibo efectúa una evaluación de conceptos como ética, intelectualidad y aparato estatal, y del impacto que las escrituras del modernismo y de la revolución mexicana tuvieron en la formación del México moderno.


Metaforización De La Violencia En La Nueva Narrativa Colombiana, Luis Cano Nov 2005

Metaforización De La Violencia En La Nueva Narrativa Colombiana, Luis Cano

Luis C. Cano

http://www.lehman.edu/ciberletras/v14.html


Individual Differences: Age, Sex, Working Memory, And Prior Knowledge, Harriet Bowden, Christina Sanz, C Stafford Oct 2005

Individual Differences: Age, Sex, Working Memory, And Prior Knowledge, Harriet Bowden, Christina Sanz, C Stafford

Harriet Wood Bowden

Winner of the 2006 Kenneth W. Mildenberger Award from the Modern Language Association How do people learn nonnative languages? Is there one part or function of our brains solely dedicated to language processing, or do we apply our general information-processing abilities when learning a new language? In this book, an interdisciplinary collaboration of scholars and researchers presents an overview of the latter approach to adult second language acquisition and brings together, for the first time, a comprehensive picture of the latest research on this subject.

Clearly organized into four distinct but integrated parts, Mind and Context in Adult Second Language ...


Fray Bartolomé De Las Casas, Luis Cano Dec 2004

Fray Bartolomé De Las Casas, Luis Cano

Luis C. Cano

This award-winning multi-volume series is dedicated to making literature and its creators better understood and more accessible to students and interested readers, while satisfying the standards of librarians, teachers and scholars. Dictionary of Literary Biography provides reliable information in an easily comprehensible format, while placing writers in the larger perspective of literary history.

Dictionary of Literary Biography systematically presents career biographies and criticism of writers from all eras and all genres through volumes dedicated to specific types of literature and time periods.


Náhuatl Y Español: Un Caso De Convergencia Sintáctica, Alma Ramirez-Trujillo Dec 2004

Náhuatl Y Español: Un Caso De Convergencia Sintáctica, Alma Ramirez-Trujillo

Alma P Ramirez-Trujillo

Recent research suggests that, when the two languages spoken by bilinguals share certain features, but one of the languages favors the use of a particular structure, possibly due to pragmatic reasons, the two languages may converge in the relevant domain (Hulk and Müller 2000; Müller and Hulk 2001; Sánchez 2003; Sánchez, 2004; Toribio 2001). This in turn may lead to convergence between the two languages in a society where most of the speakers are bilingual, assuming bilinguals and second language learners are often the agents of language change (Winford, 2003). Classical Nahuatl is a polysynthetic language (Baker, 2001) with variable ...


El Hombre Artificial De Horacio Quiroga Y Los Comienzos De La Ciencia Ficción Hispanoamericana, Luis Cano Dec 2004

El Hombre Artificial De Horacio Quiroga Y Los Comienzos De La Ciencia Ficción Hispanoamericana, Luis Cano

Luis C. Cano

Contrary to popular belief, science fiction has had a long tradition in Spanish American letters. Although preceded by the novels Viaje maravilloso del señor Nic-Nac by the Argentine writer Eduardo Holmberg and Desde Júpiter by the Chilean Francisco Miralles, Horacio Quiroga’s El hombre artificial (1910) has a special significance for the genre: it is certainly the first novel to illustrate the tensions among fantasy, esoteric tradition, and SF in Spanish American narrative, while at the same time establishing an explicit dialogue with the British tradition of the genre, especially with Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.

http://miflc.org/MIFLC_Review/Review_downloads ...


Noticia De Un Secuestro De Gabriel García Márquez: Entre El Cuento Popular Y El Reportaje, Luis Cano May 2004

Noticia De Un Secuestro De Gabriel García Márquez: Entre El Cuento Popular Y El Reportaje, Luis Cano

Luis C. Cano

No abstract provided.


Notas Sobre Un Bildungsroman Posmoderno: Tocarnos La Cara De Belén Gopegui, Nuria Cruz-Camara Dec 2003

Notas Sobre Un Bildungsroman Posmoderno: Tocarnos La Cara De Belén Gopegui, Nuria Cruz-Camara

Nuria Cruz-Camara

ISSN 0278-7261


La Re-Creación Del Romanticismo En La Reina De Las Nieves De Martín Gaite, Nuria Cruz-Camara Dec 2002

La Re-Creación Del Romanticismo En La Reina De Las Nieves De Martín Gaite, Nuria Cruz-Camara

Nuria Cruz-Camara

ISSN 0039-7709 (Print), 1931-0676 (Online)


The Expediency Of Culture: The Uses Of Culture In The Global Era, George Yudice Dec 2002

The Expediency Of Culture: The Uses Of Culture In The Global Era, George Yudice

George Yúdice

No abstract provided.


Contrapunteo Estadounidense/Latinoamericano De Los Estudios Culturales, George Yudice Dec 2001

Contrapunteo Estadounidense/Latinoamericano De Los Estudios Culturales, George Yudice

George Yúdice

No abstract provided.


Cultural Policy, George Yudice, Toby Miller Dec 2001

Cultural Policy, George Yudice, Toby Miller

George Yúdice

No abstract provided.


Analogía Y Extrapolación: La Ciencia Ficción En Los Relatos De Juana María Gorritti Y Eduardo Holmberg, Luis Cano Dec 2000

Analogía Y Extrapolación: La Ciencia Ficción En Los Relatos De Juana María Gorritti Y Eduardo Holmberg, Luis Cano

Luis C. Cano

Dos tendencias predominan en la constitución de la temporalidad en una narración de ciencia ficción. La primera de ellas es la extrapolación o técnica de construcción de mundos posibles, proyectados hacia el pasado o hacia el futuro, utilizando como referencia las ondiciones predominantes en la realidad contemporánea a la escritura del relato. La segunda es el procedimiento analógico, el cual propone la existencia de mundos alternativos que pueden, perfectamente, coincidir temporalmente con el mundo real. Hacia el reconocimiento y análisis de las primeras manifestaciones de la analogía y la extrapolación en la narrativa hispanoamericana de ciencia ficción nos concentraremos en ...