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Wo Liegt Die Grenze? Aspekt, Aktionsart Und Verwandte Phanomene In Der Erforschung Der Deutschen Sprache, Maria Gallmeier Aug 2005

Wo Liegt Die Grenze? Aspekt, Aktionsart Und Verwandte Phanomene In Der Erforschung Der Deutschen Sprache, Maria Gallmeier

Doctoral Dissertations

In 1824, Jacob Grimm first used the terms perfective and imperfective to describe the German verbal system and initiated the discussion of the aspecto-actional meaning in such pairs as jagen : erjagen. Since then, German research has frequently failed to define aspectological terms and categories unambiguously.

This study examines the status of German aspectological research, with special reference to the boundary between the categories Aspekt and Aktionsart. For background, this dissertation successively examines early German aspectological research (1824 to 1930), landmark German grammars, German aspectological research since 1970, cross-linguistic aspectological research in the Slavic and Anglo-American traditions with regard to these ...


'Black Atlantic' Cultural Politics As Reflected In Panamanian Literature, Sonja Stephenson Watson Aug 2005

'Black Atlantic' Cultural Politics As Reflected In Panamanian Literature, Sonja Stephenson Watson

Doctoral Dissertations

The diaspora experience is characterized by hybridity, diversity and above all, difference. The nature of the diaspora experience therefore precludes an exclusive articulation of identity. Black identity in Panama is one characterized by this same multiplicity. My dissertation examines race, culture, and ethnicity in the development of Panamanian national identity and is informed by the critical theories of Paul Gilroy, Stuart Hall, and Frantz Fanon. The articulation of Afro-Panamanian identity is both intriguing and complex because there are two groups of blacks on the Isthmus: Spanish speaking blacks who arrived as a result of slavery (15th -18th centuries) and English ...


Discovering Spanish Through Poetry, Meghan Shelby Stuthard Aug 2005

Discovering Spanish Through Poetry, Meghan Shelby Stuthard

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

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Recuperando A Los Peron: Posmodemidad E Intertextualidad En Dos Obras De Tomas Eloy Martinez, Jose D. Minay Aug 2005

Recuperando A Los Peron: Posmodemidad E Intertextualidad En Dos Obras De Tomas Eloy Martinez, Jose D. Minay

Doctoral Dissertations

Recent history has been the central theme of Argentinean writer Tomas Eloy Martinez. In his two most recognized novels, La novela de Peron (1985) and Santa Evita (1995), he revisits the Peronist period in Argentinean history and attempts to re-write and re-signify traditional accounts of that history while presenting what he hopes is a more balanced interpretation of the Perons and their place in the nation's history.

The present dissertation analyses how Martinez uses numerous postmodern narrative strategies such as metafiction, parody, and intertextuality to carry out his revisionist project in the above-mentioned novels. As a point of departure ...