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Un Debate De Las Corridas De Toros, Raizel M. Brenton Nov 2013

Un Debate De Las Corridas De Toros, Raizel M. Brenton

Spanish Model Lesson Plans

No abstract provided.


The Medieval Forms And Meanings Of Francois: The Political And Cultural Vicissitudes Of An Ethnonym, Levilson C. Reis Sep 2013

The Medieval Forms And Meanings Of Francois: The Political And Cultural Vicissitudes Of An Ethnonym, Levilson C. Reis

Modern Languages & Cultures Faculty Scholarship

The article looks at the evolution of the ethnonym Francois in the Middle Ages and its significance to Germanic peoples known as Franks in the context of their cross-cultural relations with Muslim, Byzantine and British people. The author analyzes chronicles of the First Crusade and examines the use of Francois as an exonym and an autonym, and its role in the development of the French identity.


Improving Student Performance On The Persuasive Essay, Brian G. Kennelly Jul 2013

Improving Student Performance On The Persuasive Essay, Brian G. Kennelly

World Languages and Cultures

No abstract provided.


Improving Student Performance On The Cultural Comparison, Brian G. Kennelly Jul 2013

Improving Student Performance On The Cultural Comparison, Brian G. Kennelly

World Languages and Cultures

No abstract provided.


Pedagogía De Hablantes De Herencia: Implicaciones Para El Entrenamiento De Instructores Al Nivel Universitario, Lina M. Reznicek-Parrado Jun 2013

Pedagogía De Hablantes De Herencia: Implicaciones Para El Entrenamiento De Instructores Al Nivel Universitario, Lina M. Reznicek-Parrado

Theses, Dissertations, Student Research: Modern Languages and Literatures

This study researches the differences in pedagogical needs between learners of Spanish as a Foreign Language (FL learners) and learners of Spanish as a Heritage Language (HL learners) at the university level. By using the UNL Modern Languages and Literatures Department as an illustrative case and based on an analysis of the Heritage Language student profile in the context of the United States, this study seeks to explore arguments in favor of providing training for university-level instructors of Spanish that responds to the specific pedagogical needs of Heritage Language Learners.

The relevancy of this study is not only based on ...


La Posthibdridez Fronteriza En La Narrativa De Heriberto Yépez, Alberto Ribas-Casasayas May 2013

La Posthibdridez Fronteriza En La Narrativa De Heriberto Yépez, Alberto Ribas-Casasayas

Modern Languages & Literature

No abstract provided.


La Barbe: Feminine Beards And Other Mysteries Of French Grammatical Gender, Robin F. Keller May 2013

La Barbe: Feminine Beards And Other Mysteries Of French Grammatical Gender, Robin F. Keller

Senior Honors Projects

Grammatical gender in French language is one of the biggest guessing games for a native English speaker. Why a table is feminine and a book is masculine is a question that plagues those learning French as a second language. In French, all nouns have gender, masculine and feminine. The complication: only a small percentage of the nouns are assigned gender semantically leaving the remaining which are assigned gender seemingly arbitrarily. For English native speakers, the distinction of these basic parts in a foreign language is not a natural skill. The simple fact that nouns are either feminine or masculine is ...


Making Connections: Applying The Ap French Language And Culture Scoring Guidelines To Student Samples, Brian Kennelly Apr 2013

Making Connections: Applying The Ap French Language And Culture Scoring Guidelines To Student Samples, Brian Kennelly

World Languages and Cultures

No abstract provided.


Phonological Adaptations Of English Loanwords In Turkish, Rachel Beel, Jennifer Felder Apr 2013

Phonological Adaptations Of English Loanwords In Turkish, Rachel Beel, Jennifer Felder

Other Undergraduate Scholarship

When trying to understand the phonological system of a language (the sounds used in speech), what are some of the ways to figure out the patterns of an unfamiliar language? The way that borrowed or loanwords (words taken from one language and used in another) are pronounced in a language reveals much about the language’s phonology. The phonological system of Turkish has accommodated for starkly different syllable structures when incorporating modern English words into this contrasting language.

A personal survey of Turkish syllable structure has revealed how native speakers of Turkish cope with the phonological features of borrowed English ...


A Questionnaire Study Of Two-Verb Clusters In West Central German, Shannon A. Dubenion-Smith Apr 2013

A Questionnaire Study Of Two-Verb Clusters In West Central German, Shannon A. Dubenion-Smith

Modern & Classical Languages

Until recently, the West Central German dialect area was largely neglected in investigations of verb clusters. The article presents the results of a questionnaire study of two-verb clusters involving 55 participants in 17 localities in that dialect area. These results indicate that the occurrence of particular orders is subject to interspeaker, intraspeaker, and areal variation as well as morphosyntactic constraints. Furthermore, a comparison of these results with those from a corpus study of the same dialect area suggests diachronic stability in the relative areal distribution of verb clusters over the roughly 50 years since the spoken data for the corpus ...


Entretien Avec Fabienne Kanor, Jason Herbeck Apr 2013

Entretien Avec Fabienne Kanor, Jason Herbeck

World Languages Faculty Publications and Presentations

D’origine martiniquaise, Fabienne Kanor est devenue romancière etréalisatrice après une première carrière dans le journalisme. Dans cet entretien, elle parle surtout de son deuxième roman, Humus(2007), qui raconte à voix multiples les récits de quatorze femmes qui se trouvent à bord d’un bateau négrier à destination des Antilles et décident de se jeter à l’eau. Kanor se penche surl’histoire de la traite négrière et surl’acte d’écriture, ainsi que sur sa propre identité en tant qu’écrivain de la “diaspora”, ayant grandi en Métropole dans une famille d’origine antillaise.


Blood In The Water: Salvadoran Rivers Of Testimony And Resistance, Adrian Taylor Kane Apr 2013

Blood In The Water: Salvadoran Rivers Of Testimony And Resistance, Adrian Taylor Kane

World Languages Faculty Publications and Presentations

From the 1970s to the early 1990s the dominant forms of literary production in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Nicaragua were testimonial literature and literature of resistance. During this time period, all three of these Central American countries were embroiled in bloody civil wars, and the written word was employed on the cultural front as a means of denouncing and resisting various forms of oppression. For both historical and artistic reasons, rivers frequently play an important role in cultural production from and about this era and have thus become embedded in the complex web of ideological signifiers that comprises the discursive ...


I Would Rather Not Lie, Eider Rodriguez, Nere Lete Apr 2013

I Would Rather Not Lie, Eider Rodriguez, Nere Lete

World Languages Faculty Publications and Presentations

The man shakes her hand. The woman takes a seat in front of him while placing her purse between her legs and leaving her heels exposed in her flat hoes. The man looks at her from over his glasses.


How Do You Build A Discipline From The Ground Up?, Robert H. Ellison Mar 2013

How Do You Build A Discipline From The Ground Up?, Robert H. Ellison

English Faculty Research

This is the keynote address delivered to the 21st Annual WV undergraduate literary symposium, hosted by Marshall University on March 2, 2013. It presents a kind of "wish list" for scholars in sermon studies: we still need "a clear sense of the canon," places to "interact and network" with colleagues, and a dedicated journal "where scholars can publish their work." People working in other fields are fortunate in that they can usually take these things for granted, but sermon scholars still have some work to do to bring them to fruition.


Memoirs, Isabel Alvarez-Borland Mar 2013

Memoirs, Isabel Alvarez-Borland

Spanish Department Faculty Scholarship

The works included in this bibliography offer overviews related to Latino/a autobiographical literature.


Bibliography For Work In Digital Humanities And (Inter)Mediality Studies, Steven Tötösy De Zepetnek Mar 2013

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

CLCWeb Library

No abstract provided.


Movie Review De Biutiful Por González Iñárritu, Ana M. López-Aguilera Feb 2013

Movie Review De Biutiful Por González Iñárritu, Ana M. López-Aguilera

Theses, Dissertations, Student Research: Modern Languages and Literatures

En Biutiful, el director mexicano Alejandro González Iñárritu, presenta las dificultades de tres padres de familia para cuidar de sus hijos en un contexto de marginación y pobreza. La historia principal es la de Uxbal, enfermo de cáncer terminal, con dos hijos a su cargo, separado de una esposa bipolar, sin recursos económicos excepto lo que consigue como mediador en el negocio de inmigrantes ilegales y como medium entre los espíritus de los recién fallecidos y sus familiares. Con esta historia confluyen la de Hin y la de Edweme. El primero, colaborador de Uxbal en el tráfico de inmigrantes ilegales ...


Review Of: Saints And Symposiasts: The Literature Of Food And The Symposium In Greco-Roman And Early Christian Culture. Greek Culture In The Roman World., Max Nelson Jan 2013

Review Of: Saints And Symposiasts: The Literature Of Food And The Symposium In Greco-Roman And Early Christian Culture. Greek Culture In The Roman World., Max Nelson

Languages, Literatures and Cultures Publications

No abstract provided.


Lucius's Rose: Symbolic Or Sympathetic Cure?, Max Nelson Jan 2013

Lucius's Rose: Symbolic Or Sympathetic Cure?, Max Nelson

Languages, Literatures and Cultures Publications

No abstract provided.


Latinoamerica Y La Literatura Mundial, Gioconda Marun Jan 2013

Latinoamerica Y La Literatura Mundial, Gioconda Marun

Modern Languages Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Les Enfants De L’Ombre: Dalila Kerchouche. Leila: Avoir Dix-Ans Dans Un Camp De Harkis, Jimia Boutouba Jan 2013

Les Enfants De L’Ombre: Dalila Kerchouche. Leila: Avoir Dix-Ans Dans Un Camp De Harkis, Jimia Boutouba

Modern Languages & Literature

Dans son roman, Leila : Avoir 17 ans dans un camp de harkis, Dalila Kerchouche retrace le parcours de ceux dont la jeunesse fut passée/gâchée dans les camps de la relégation. À travers le regard blessé d’une adolescente de 17 ans, on découvre ce que l’histoire officielle a voulu couvrir du manteau de l’oubli : l’arrivée précipitée des harkis et leurs familles en France, leur dur quotidien dans les camps en marge de la communauté nationale, leur dépouillement, les humiliations, les souffrances, les folies et une gestion étatique aussi choquante qu’incohérente. Le présent article examine la ...


The Invention Of The Native Speaker, Thomas Paul Bonfiglio Jan 2013

The Invention Of The Native Speaker, Thomas Paul Bonfiglio

Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Faculty Publications

This paper argues that employing the designations “native speaker” and “native language” unreflectively is to engage in a gesture of othering that operates on an axis of empowerment and disempowerment. Bonfiglio examines the ideological legacy of the apparently innocent kinship metaphors of “mother tongue” and “native speaker” by historicizing their linguistic development. He traces the construction of ethnolinguistic nationalism, a composite of national language, identity, geography, and race, which informed the philology of the early modern era and culminated most divisively in the race-conscious discourses of the 19th century. Bonfiglio makes the case that scholarship should scrutinize the tendency to ...


Concealing God: How Argentine Women Political Prisoners Performed A Collective Identity, Alicia Partnoy Jan 2013

Concealing God: How Argentine Women Political Prisoners Performed A Collective Identity, Alicia Partnoy

Modern Languages and Literatures Faculty Works

No abstract provided.


An 'Other' Scene, An 'Other' Point Of View: France's Colonial Family Romance, Protée's Postcolonial Fantasies And Claire Denis' 'Screen' Memories, Levilson C. Reis Jan 2013

An 'Other' Scene, An 'Other' Point Of View: France's Colonial Family Romance, Protée's Postcolonial Fantasies And Claire Denis' 'Screen' Memories, Levilson C. Reis

Modern Languages & Cultures Faculty Scholarship

This article challenges the widely held view that in Chocolat/Chocolate (Denis, 1988) the female protagonist, named 'France', owns the point of view. It argues that the film rejects such an exclusive narrative mode, and invites the spectator to reinterpret the story through the perspectives of others, especially that of the houseboy Protée. Drawing on Freudian and Lacanian psychoanalytical theories, this article re-examines three key flashback scenes (the mirror scene, the shower scene, and the big box-office scene), taking Protée's vantage point, while engaging with the para-text of Sartre's, Oyono's and Denis' own postcolonial views. The article ...


The »Other« Medieval French Alexander: Arthurian Orientalism, Cross-Cultural Contact, And Transcultural Assimilation In Chrétien De Troyes’S Cligés, Levilson C. Reis Jan 2013

The »Other« Medieval French Alexander: Arthurian Orientalism, Cross-Cultural Contact, And Transcultural Assimilation In Chrétien De Troyes’S Cligés, Levilson C. Reis

Modern Languages & Cultures Faculty Scholarship

En tenant compte du climat xénophobe des croisades cet article recense la réception de Cligés, roman de Chrétien de Troyes dont la plus grande partie de l’action se passe en Grèce, et explore les stratégies dont l’auteur se serait servi pour en déjouer un mauvais accueil. On examine d’abord les idées que les Francs se faisaient des Grecs par le biais de la réception contemporaine de l’Énéide et du Roman d’Alexandre. On examine par la suite comment Cligés cadre avec ces perspectives. Cet article pose en principe que, par le truchement du père de Cligés ...


Criollismo Femenino Y Mestizaje En Mah Rap De Malín D’Echevers, Claudia García Jan 2013

Criollismo Femenino Y Mestizaje En Mah Rap De Malín D’Echevers, Claudia García

Foreign Languages and Literature Faculty Publications

Este ensayo propone una lectura de Mah Rap (1946) de la guatemalteca Malín D’Echevers, que articula l novela con la teosofía, el regeneracionismo y el feminismo moderado de la época, mostrando cómo la autora constituye una versión femenina del criollismo. A partir del cruce de este género con elementos de la novela sentimental y la hist6rica, y recurriendo a elementos autobiograficos que determinan una cercanía personal o familiar con el material histórico así como una simpatía interior con el mundo indígena plasmados en la novela, D’Echevers se desvía de los tópicos del criollismo masculino e inscribe la progresiva ...


Understanding Presence, Affordance And The Time/Space Dimensions For Language Learning In Virtual Worlds, Susanna Nocchi, Françoise Blin Jan 2013

Understanding Presence, Affordance And The Time/Space Dimensions For Language Learning In Virtual Worlds, Susanna Nocchi, Françoise Blin

Articles

Notwithstanding their potential for novel approaches to language teaching and learning, Virtual Worlds (VWs) present numerous technological and pedagogical challenges that require new paradigms if the language learning experience and outcomes are to be successful. In this presentation, we argue that the notions of presence and affordance, together with the time/space dimensions of interactions in virtual worlds (e.g. Bakhtin’s (1981) chronotope, Foucault’s (1984) heteropia, and Lemke’s (2000) heterochrony), provide new insights into language learners’ trajectories as they attempt to carry out tasks that are designed to make use of virtual worlds’ characteristics and potentialities. We ...


The Female Body As Spectacle: Ángel De Fuego And La Mujer Del Pueblo: Otilia Rauda By Dana Rotberg, Traci Roberts-Camps Jan 2013

The Female Body As Spectacle: Ángel De Fuego And La Mujer Del Pueblo: Otilia Rauda By Dana Rotberg, Traci Roberts-Camps

College of the Pacific Faculty Articles

No abstract provided.


Hugnet, Georges, La Vie Amoureuse Des Spumifères ... The Love Life Of The Spumifers, Cosana M. Eram Jan 2013

Hugnet, Georges, La Vie Amoureuse Des Spumifères ... The Love Life Of The Spumifers, Cosana M. Eram

College of the Pacific Faculty Articles

No abstract provided.


Span 300: Advanced Reading And Writing In Spanish (Special Section For Heritage Speakers)—A Peer Review Of Teaching Project Benchmark Portfolio, Isabel Velázquez Jan 2013

Span 300: Advanced Reading And Writing In Spanish (Special Section For Heritage Speakers)—A Peer Review Of Teaching Project Benchmark Portfolio, Isabel Velázquez

UNL Faculty Course Portfolios

This is an course portfolio which inquires into an undergraduate class designed to develop the academic reading and writing skills of bilingual students who grew up in Spanish-speaking households and received all or most of their schooling in English.