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Good Intentions Aren't Enough: Intellectuals And Violence In Luis Goytisolo's Mzungo, Terri Carney Sep 2014

Good Intentions Aren't Enough: Intellectuals And Violence In Luis Goytisolo's Mzungo, Terri Carney

Terri M. Carney

In the 1990s Luis Goytisolo explores the possibilities of popular fiction, adapting various genres (travel, mystery, erotic, historical) to accomodate his long-term project of unpacking Western Values. Indeed, Goytisolo’s flirtation with the best-selling genre fiction constitutes a postmodern gesture of “complicitous critique.”For example, in Escalera hacia el cielo (1999) Goytisolo exploits the erotic genre to challenge the traditional paradigm of the dominant male gaze and the objectified female body and to offer instead expressions of mutuality. In Mzungo (1996), Goytisolo engages the travel novel to undermine the culturally dominant position of the white European male who “discovers” an ...


Optimizing Language Instruction: Matters Of Explicitness, Practice, And Cue Learning, Catherine Stafford, Harriet Bowden Aug 2012

Optimizing Language Instruction: Matters Of Explicitness, Practice, And Cue Learning, Catherine Stafford, Harriet Bowden

Harriet Wood Bowden

Input exposure is essential for nonprimary language learning, but the importance of explicit instruction and corrective feedback continues to be debated. If instruction is required, how might it be optimized in terms of its nature and timing? In this study, 65 Spanish-English bilinguals were introduced to Latin through an interactive computer program designed to promote initial learning of thematic role assignment by drawing learners’ attention to efficient input processing strategies when new, informative morphosyntactic cues to thematic role assignment were set up in competition with more familiar but potentially misleading cues. Participants in 4 experimental groups completed input-based, task-essential practice ...


Cárcel De Árboles De Rodrigo Rey Rosa Y La Meta-Ciencia-Ficción, Luis Cano May 2012

Cárcel De Árboles De Rodrigo Rey Rosa Y La Meta-Ciencia-Ficción, Luis Cano

Luis C. Cano

No abstract provided.


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.


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.


No Estamos Solos. La Ciencia Ficción Y La Tradición Literaria En Hispanoamérica, Luis Cano Dec 2011

No Estamos Solos. La Ciencia Ficción Y La Tradición Literaria En Hispanoamérica, Luis Cano

Luis C. Cano

No abstract provided.


The “Plinko” Principle And Language Programs: Designing Non-Linear Hybrid Learning Environments And Desiderata For Implementation, Harriet Bowden, D Canfield, S Dubreil, J Pettigrew, D Young Aug 2010

The “Plinko” Principle And Language Programs: Designing Non-Linear Hybrid Learning Environments And Desiderata For Implementation, Harriet Bowden, D Canfield, S Dubreil, J Pettigrew, D Young

Harriet Wood Bowden

No abstract provided.


Neither First Nor Second Language: Heritage Spanish Speakers’ Linguistic Knowledge And Processing, Harriet Bowden, K Morgan-Short, K Potowski Mar 2010

Neither First Nor Second Language: Heritage Spanish Speakers’ Linguistic Knowledge And Processing, Harriet Bowden, K Morgan-Short, K Potowski

Harriet Wood Bowden

No abstract provided.


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 ...


L1 And L2 Processing Of Gender And Number Inflectional Morphology: An Erp Study Of Spanish, Harriet Bowden, C. Sanz, M. Ullman Feb 2009

L1 And L2 Processing Of Gender And Number Inflectional Morphology: An Erp Study Of Spanish, Harriet Bowden, C. Sanz, M. Ullman

Harriet Wood Bowden

No abstract provided.


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 ...


The Processing Of Inflectional Morphology In L1 And L2 Spanish: Memorization Vs. On-Line Computation, Harriet Bowden, C. Sanz, M. Ullman Feb 2008

The Processing Of Inflectional Morphology In L1 And L2 Spanish: Memorization Vs. On-Line Computation, Harriet Bowden, C. Sanz, M. Ullman

Harriet Wood Bowden

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.


An Erp Study Of Proficiency In Second Language, Harriet Bowden, C. Sanz, K. Steinhauer, M. Ullman Apr 2007

An Erp Study Of Proficiency In Second Language, Harriet Bowden, C. Sanz, K. Steinhauer, M. Ullman

Harriet Wood Bowden

No abstract provided.


The Brain Bases Of L2 And L1 Spanish: Evidence From Event-Related Potentials, Harriet Bowden, C. Sanz, K. Steinhauer, M. Ullman Mar 2007

The Brain Bases Of L2 And L1 Spanish: Evidence From Event-Related Potentials, Harriet Bowden, C. Sanz, K. Steinhauer, M. Ullman

Harriet Wood Bowden

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 ...


Experience In L2 Neurocognition: An Erp Study Of Spanish, Harriet Bowden, C. Sanz, K. Steinhauer, M. Ullman Sep 2006

Experience In L2 Neurocognition: An Erp Study Of Spanish, Harriet Bowden, C. Sanz, K. Steinhauer, M. Ullman

Harriet Wood Bowden

No abstract provided.


The Neurocognition Of L1 And L2 Spanish: An Event-Related Potential Study., Harriet Bowden, C Sanz, K Steinhauer, M Ullman Aug 2006

The Neurocognition Of L1 And L2 Spanish: An Event-Related Potential Study., Harriet Bowden, C Sanz, K Steinhauer, M Ullman

Harriet Wood Bowden

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


A Neurocognitive Study Of Advanced Spanish Sla, Harriet Bowden Nov 2005

A Neurocognitive Study Of Advanced Spanish Sla, Harriet Bowden

Harriet Wood Bowden

No abstract provided.


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 ...


The Latin Project: Bilingualism, Cognitive Capacity, Age And Explicitness In The Input – Overview, Goals & Methodology, C Sanz, Harriet Bowden Sep 2005

The Latin Project: Bilingualism, Cognitive Capacity, Age And Explicitness In The Input – Overview, Goals & Methodology, C Sanz, Harriet Bowden

Harriet Wood Bowden

No abstract provided.


The Mass Neuter Phenomenon In Asturian: Adjectives And Agreement, Harriet Bowden, M Camblor Portilla Dec 2004

The Mass Neuter Phenomenon In Asturian: Adjectives And Agreement, Harriet Bowden, M Camblor Portilla

Harriet Wood Bowden

No abstract provided.


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.


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 ...


Acquisition Of An L3: Age, Working Memory And Level Of Bilingualism, C Sanz, Harriet Bowden Sep 2004

Acquisition Of An L3: Age, Working Memory And Level Of Bilingualism, C Sanz, Harriet Bowden

Harriet Wood Bowden

No abstract provided.


Bilingualism And Cognitive Capacities, Harriet Bowden, C Sanz, C Stafford Jul 2004

Bilingualism And Cognitive Capacities, Harriet Bowden, C Sanz, C Stafford

Harriet Wood Bowden

No abstract provided.