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Entre La Efervescencia Y La Ruptura De Un Espacio De Placer En Salón De Belleza De Mario Bellatin, Juan Carlos Rocha Osornio Nov 2014

Entre La Efervescencia Y La Ruptura De Un Espacio De Placer En Salón De Belleza De Mario Bellatin, Juan Carlos Rocha Osornio

Juan Carlos Rocha Osornio, Ph.D

Este articulo analiza la novela Salón de belleza (1994) de Mario Bellatin desde un punto de vista histórico-social para documentar la manera cómo el VIH/sida ha sido visto desde sus inicios. Se trata de un proceso escriturario en el que la marginalidad se conforma a través de una descripción metafórica de un espacio plagado por la muerte. Sin embargo, el simbolismo dibujado en la novela por los infectados de una misteriosa enfermedad, alude a la deconstrucción de cualquier barrera fronteriza entre lo que se considera marginal y no marginal, es decir, la marginalidad hace eco de un grito desesperado ...


Aligning Goals, Objectives, And Assessments: A Multiliteracies Perspective, Kate Paesani, Heather W. Allen Nov 2014

Aligning Goals, Objectives, And Assessments: A Multiliteracies Perspective, Kate Paesani, Heather W. Allen

Heather Willis Allen

No abstract provided.


La (Des) Pluralización Del Verbo Haber Existencial En El Español Salvadoreño: ¿Un Cambio En Progreso?, Alexander Quintanilla Nov 2014

La (Des) Pluralización Del Verbo Haber Existencial En El Español Salvadoreño: ¿Un Cambio En Progreso?, Alexander Quintanilla

Alex Quintanilla

This study analyzes the pluralization of the verb haber in Salvadoran Spanish. Spanish uses the verb haber ‘to have’ for existential sentences. According to traditional grammars, existential sentences with haber are impersonal, that is, they are conjugated only in the third-person singular. However, it is common in most Spanish varieties to conjugate haber in the plural when the nominal phrase is plural. Recent studies have suggested that the pluralization of haber is an innovation in modern Spanish and that it is advancing from lower to higher classes. My study shows that on the contrary there is little evidence indicating that ...


Observaciones Sobre El Estado Del Sonido Fricativo Palatal Sordo En El Español Salvadoreño., Alexander Quintanilla Nov 2014

Observaciones Sobre El Estado Del Sonido Fricativo Palatal Sordo En El Español Salvadoreño., Alexander Quintanilla

Alex Quintanilla

In this work I discuss the current situation in the Spanish of El Salvador of the voiceless fricative palatal sound. The presence of this sound in Pipil, an orginal language already spoken in El Salvador before the Spaniards arrived, favored its maintenance in Salvadoran Spanish. Since Pipil is a language in extinction, some authors believe that this sound is also disappearing in Salvadoran Spanish. However, Pipil is not the only language with this sound that influences Salvadoran Spanish. Thus, we examine the linguistic distribution of this sound in El Salvador, the possible reasons of its maintenance and its implications for ...


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 ...


Climactic Effect Markers In Spoken And Written Narrative: Japanese Conditionals Tara And To, Suwako Watanabe Jul 2014

Climactic Effect Markers In Spoken And Written Narrative: Japanese Conditionals Tara And To, Suwako Watanabe

Suwako Watanabe

This paper compares two Japanese conditional constructions — tara and to — used as nonconditionals for narrative effect in spoken and written narratives collected from five native speakers of Japanese. These two constructions connect clauses where two unrelated past events happened in sequence as in: Miru to/Mitara, ame datta ‘When I looked, it was raining’. Examination of the spoken and written narratives revealed that tara is predominantly used in the spoken narratives while to is favored in the written narratives. Although both constructions are similar in the unexpected effect, the reason why the teller uses them differently can be attributed to ...


Literature Of The Scientific Imagination. [Review Of Daniel Fondanèche's La Littérature D'Imagination Scientifique, Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2012], Arthur B. Evans Jul 2014

Literature Of The Scientific Imagination. [Review Of Daniel Fondanèche's La Littérature D'Imagination Scientifique, Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2012], Arthur B. Evans

Arthur Bruce Evans

No abstract provided.


Úrsula: Identidad Cultural Afro Y Crítica A La Situación De La Mujer En El Brasil De Mediados Del Siglo Xix, María Cristina Burgueño Jun 2014

Úrsula: Identidad Cultural Afro Y Crítica A La Situación De La Mujer En El Brasil De Mediados Del Siglo Xix, María Cristina Burgueño

María Cristina Burgueño

Ursula: Afro Cultural Identity and Criticism to Women’s oppression in Brazil at the middle of the 19th Century Ursula (1859), by Maria Firmina dos Reis (Brazil, 1825-1917) is one of the Brazilian’s first novels. It is an abolitionist romance written from the author’s perspective as female of Afro descent. In the plot, the appeal of the love story is diminished by the account of actions and stories of the slaves. That account introduces a variety of issues such as race representation and Afro culture in Brazil, slavery, and gender oppression. This one is imposed on the female ...


Review Of: From The Outside Looking In: Narrative Frames And Narrative Spaces In The Short Stories Of Emilia Pardo Bazán, Joan M. Hoffman May 2014

Review Of: From The Outside Looking In: Narrative Frames And Narrative Spaces In The Short Stories Of Emilia Pardo Bazán, Joan M. Hoffman

Joan M. Hoffman

In a nicely bound volume of the sort for which Juan de la Cuesta is well-known, Susan Walter undertakes the study of thirteen of Emilia Pardo Bazan's short stories published between 1892 and 1909. All of these tales have in common two narrative levels - an introduction presented by one framing narrator and a central narration as told by a second, internal, narrator - thus allowing Walter to "untangle the distinct voices of narrative authority in the texts in order to uncover the ideological positioning of the tale" (22). Also, the author views such stories as "an ideal place to look ...


Improving Curriculum Design And Development: A Case Study From The University Of Guyana, Kerwin A. Livingstone May 2014

Improving Curriculum Design And Development: A Case Study From The University Of Guyana, Kerwin A. Livingstone

Kerwin A. Livingstone

The curriculum is a very important document which details how learning and teaching is to be done. Since this document is a guide for learning, it must be properly planned, designed and developed, if it is to achieve success in its implementation stage. Bearing this in mind, this case study centres its attention on the analysis and evaluation of a Spanish course curriculum document from the University of Guyana. The aim of this paper is to highlight those areas that are deficient in the current course curriculum, analyse and revise them, and make recommendations for improvements. Information about the University ...


La Efectividad De Un Modelo Metodológico Mixto Para La Enseñanza-Aprendizaje De Español Como Le - Tesis De Magister En Linguistica Aplicada, Kerwin A. Livingstone Apr 2014

La Efectividad De Un Modelo Metodológico Mixto Para La Enseñanza-Aprendizaje De Español Como Le - Tesis De Magister En Linguistica Aplicada, Kerwin A. Livingstone

Kerwin A. Livingstone

El presente trabajo propone proveer un modelo metodológico mixto para el desarrollo e implementación de un Módulo de Enseñanza para el español como lengua extranjera en la modalidad presencial. El objetivo principal es evidenciar cómo los principios metodológicos provenientes de los enfoques didácticos ("enfoque por tareas" y "aprendizaje cooperativo") pueden ser aplicados de manera efectiva en el diseño de contextos presenciales. Para ello, se explora evidencia empírica acerca de la efectividad de la metodología mixta en la enseñanza-aprendizaje de español como lengua extranjera en dichos ambientes, en un estudio basado en un diseño experimental longitudinal con pre-test y post-test, sin ...


Review Of The Book : "What's Where" In Manchu Literature, Thomas W. Larsen Apr 2014

Review Of The Book : "What's Where" In Manchu Literature, Thomas W. Larsen

Tom Larsen

A review of the book "What's where" in Manchu literature by Giovanni Stary


Review Of The Book : Bibliographies Of Mongolian, Manchu-Tungus, And Tibetan Dictionaries, Thomas W. Larsen Apr 2014

Review Of The Book : Bibliographies Of Mongolian, Manchu-Tungus, And Tibetan Dictionaries, Thomas W. Larsen

Tom Larsen

A review of the book Bibliographies of Mongolian, Manchu-Tungus, and Tibetan Dictionaries, compiled by Larry V. Clark, John R. Krueger, Manfred Taube, Hartmut Walravens, Michael Walter. (Orientalistik Bibliographien und Dokumentationen 20) Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag. 2006. 238pp. ISBN 978-3-447-05240-5


Bibliography For Work In Digital Humanities And (Inter)Mediality Studies, Steven Tötösy De Zepetnek Mar 2014

Bibliography For Work In Digital Humanities And (Inter)Mediality Studies, Steven Tötösy De Zepetnek

Tötösy de Zepetnek, Steven & Totosy de Zepetnek, Steven

No abstract provided.


Pégame Pero No Me Dejes: La Disputa Entre El Espacio Buga Y El Gay En Quizás No Entendí (1997) De Gerardo Guiza Lemus, Juan Carlos Rocha Osornio Feb 2014

Pégame Pero No Me Dejes: La Disputa Entre El Espacio Buga Y El Gay En Quizás No Entendí (1997) De Gerardo Guiza Lemus, Juan Carlos Rocha Osornio

Juan Carlos Rocha Osornio, Ph.D

Teniendo en cuenta el trasfondo del SIDA y “pasado el susto” como se expresara el escritor mexicano de temática homosexual, Luis González de Alba, la comunidad gay mexicana de finales del siglo XX continúa haciendo frente a nuevas vicisitudes. Sin embargo, ninguna de ellas se aparta del incasable (y aunque parezca trillado) deseo de conocer a ese alguien especial, a esa persona con la cual entablar una relación que vaya más allá del simple ligue sexual; es decir y en términos concretos a la búsqueda de una relación de pareja duradera. En este trabajo analizo la novela Quizás no entendí ...


A Comparison Of Moves In Conclusion Sections Of Research Articles In Mechanical Engineering And Applied Linguistics, Ali Jahangard, A Rajabi, K Khalaji Jan 2014

A Comparison Of Moves In Conclusion Sections Of Research Articles In Mechanical Engineering And Applied Linguistics, Ali Jahangard, A Rajabi, K Khalaji

Ali Jahangard

The purpose of this research was to draw a comparison between the moves used in the two known distinct academic territories, namely Hard and Soft sciences. To meet this end we chose the two fields of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Linguistics to represent Hard and Soft sciences, respectively. Forty research articles written by native and non-native researchers were selected from Mechanical Engineering and Applied Linguistics. The Conclusion and Implication sections of these Research Articles (RA) were analyzed for their moves based on Dadley-Evans’s (1994) model. The frequency analysis of the moves along with an independent samples t-test showed significant ...


Benno Weiser Varons Dreisprachlichkeit Im Exil: Ein FrüHes Beispiel FüR TranskulturalitäT, Reinhard Andress Dec 2013

Benno Weiser Varons Dreisprachlichkeit Im Exil: Ein FrüHes Beispiel FüR TranskulturalitäT, Reinhard Andress

Reinhard Andress

"Aus einem Land kann man auswandern, aus der Muttersprache nicht" – mit diesen Worten behauptet Schalom Ben-Chorin, der 1935 als Fritz Rosenthal aus Deutschland nach Palästina emigrierte, den Anspruch auf kulturelle Zugehörigkeit jenseits staatlicher Machtansprüche und territorialer Grenzziehungen. Traditionelle Vorstellungen von sprachlicher Verwurzelung und einer zwingenden Verbindung von Sprache und Nation werden hier infrage gestellt. Das Exil verändert jedoch nicht nur Einstellungen zur Herkunftssprache, sondern erzwingt auch eine existenzielle Auseinandersetzung mit fremden Sprachen. Sprachpraxis und -denken Vertriebener reflektieren auf vielfältige Weise Prozesse von Sprachwechsel, (Selbst-)Übersetzung, Sprachmischung, Sprachverlust oder -bewahrung. Die Beiträge des Bandes erkunden, auf welche Weise das Exil "in ...


La Ciudad Como Espectáculo: Santo Domingo Ante La Mirada De Los Primeros Turistas, Medar Serrata Dec 2013

La Ciudad Como Espectáculo: Santo Domingo Ante La Mirada De Los Primeros Turistas, Medar Serrata

Medar Serrata

No abstract provided.


Noticias De Cosmópolis: La Ciudad De Santo Domingo Entre Las Ruinas Y La Modernidad, Medar Serrata Dec 2013

Noticias De Cosmópolis: La Ciudad De Santo Domingo Entre Las Ruinas Y La Modernidad, Medar Serrata

Medar Serrata

Este trabajo estudia el tratamiento del espacio público en las novelas Guanuma (1914), de Federico García Godoy, y La sangre: Una vida bajo la tiranía (1913), de Tulio Manuel Cestero. El ensayo sugiere que en las imágenes captadas por los personajes de ambas novelas durante sus recorridos por las calles de la ciudad las formas generadas por la irrupción de la modernidad se superpone a las de las ruinas del pasado colonial. El resultado es una interpretación ambivalente de la realidad nacional, a través de la cual se puede percibir la ansiedad que despertaba en los intelectuales dominicanos la creciente ...


Jewish Pasts, German Fictions: History, Memory, And Minority Culture In Germany, 1824-1955, Jonathan Skolnik Dec 2013

Jewish Pasts, German Fictions: History, Memory, And Minority Culture In Germany, 1824-1955, Jonathan Skolnik

Jonathan Skolnik

Jewish Pasts, German Fictions is the first comprehensive study of how German-Jewish writers used images from the Spanish-Jewish past to define their place in German culture and society. Jonathan Skolnik argues that Jewish historical fiction was a form of cultural memory that functioned as a parallel to the modern, demythologizing project of secular Jewish history writing.What did it imply for a minority to imagine its history in the majority language? Skolnik makes the case that the answer lies in the creation of a German-Jewish minority culture in which historical fiction played a central role. After Hitler's rise to ...


Materiality Of Resistance: Israel’S Apartheid Wall In An Age Of Globalization, Rebecca Gould Dec 2013

Materiality Of Resistance: Israel’S Apartheid Wall In An Age Of Globalization, Rebecca Gould

Rebecca Gould

No abstract provided.


United State Of America, Sebastian Braun Dec 2013

United State Of America, Sebastian Braun

Sebastian Braun

According to the United States Census Bureau, approximately 5.2 million people in the U.S., or 1.7% of the total population, identified as Native American or Alaska Native alone or in combination with another ethnic
identity in 2010. Around 2.9 million, or 0.9% of the population, identified themselves only as American Indian or Alaska Native. In 2013, there were 566 federally recognized tribal entities in the United States,1  and most of these have recognized national homelands. Only 23% of those identifying as American Indian or Alaska Native live in American Indian areas or Alaska Native ...