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Promoting Student Success: Bilingual Education Best Practices And Research Flaws, Lillian Fassero Dec 2017

Promoting Student Success: Bilingual Education Best Practices And Research Flaws, Lillian Fassero

Senior Honors Theses

This paper first determines the benefits which bilingual education offers and then compares transitional, dual-language, and heritage language maintenance programs. After exploring the outcomes, contexts, and practical implications of the various bilingual programs, this paper explores the oversight in most bilingual studies, which assess students’ syntax and semantics while neglecting their understanding of pragmatics and discourse structures (Maxwell-Reid, 2011). Incorporating information from recent studies which question traditional understandings of bilingualism and argue that biliteracy requires more than grammatical and vocabulary instruction, this paper proposes modifications in current research strategies and suggests best practices for transitional, dual-language, and heritage maintenance programs.


Erinnerungen An Den Exilanten Und Literaturwissenschaftler Egon Schwarz (1922-2017), Reinhard Andress Dec 2017

Erinnerungen An Den Exilanten Und Literaturwissenschaftler Egon Schwarz (1922-2017), Reinhard Andress

Modern Languages and Literatures: Faculty Publications and Other Works

No abstract provided.


Robert Schopflochers Historischer Roman Das Komplott Zu Lima: Literarizität Und Aktualität Der Inquisition, Reinhard Andress Dec 2017

Robert Schopflochers Historischer Roman Das Komplott Zu Lima: Literarizität Und Aktualität Der Inquisition, Reinhard Andress

Modern Languages and Literatures: Faculty Publications and Other Works

Roberto Schopflocher, 1923 als Jude in Fu¨rth geboren, sah sich 1937 zusammen mit seiner Familie zur Flucht nach Argentinien gezwungen. Nach einer langen Karriere als Agraro¨konom wandte er sich dem kreativen Schreiben zu, zuna¨chst in spanischer Sprache. Unter dem hispanisierten Vornamen Robertovero¨ffentlichteerErza¨hlba¨ndewieFuegofatuo(Irrlicht,1980),Ventana abierta (Offenes Fenster, 1983), Acorralado (Eingeschlossen, 1984) oderVenus llega al Pueblo (Venus kommt im Dorfe an, 1986), Romane wie Mundo fra´gil (Fragile Welt, 1986) oder Extran˜os negocios (Seltsame Gescha¨fte, 1996)unddasTheaterstu¨ckLasovejas(DieSchafe,1984).ImZentrumseiner Werke stehen immer wieder die Schicksale von Menschen aller Altersgruppen im ...


Erinnerungen An Den Exilanten Und Literaturwissenschaftler Egon Schwarz (1922-2017), Reinhard Andress Dec 2017

Erinnerungen An Den Exilanten Und Literaturwissenschaftler Egon Schwarz (1922-2017), Reinhard Andress

Modern Languages and Literatures: Faculty Publications and Other Works

Wir haben uns relativ spät kennen gelernt, erst im Jahre 2000, was ich immer bereut habe. Natürlich wusste ich davor von Egon Schwarz – wie hätte das in den Achtzigerjahren als Graduate Student der Germanistik an der University of Illinois auch anders sein können? Ich las seine literaturwissenschaftlichen Ausführungen etwa zu Hesse, Rilke, Thomas Mann, Schnitzler oder allgemeiner zur Exilliteratur und dachte mir, so möchte ich eines Tages schreiben können: nicht verschroben esoterisch übertheoretisierend, sondern elegant, verständlich und einleuchtend eingebettet in einen sozio-historischen Kontext. Ob ich das je geschafft habe, weiß ich nicht, aber ich weiß auf alle Fälle, dass Egons ...


Assertion And Its Many Norms, John N. Williams Dec 2017

Assertion And Its Many Norms, John N. Williams

Research Collection School of Social Sciences

Timothy Williamson offers the ordinary practice, the lottery and the Moorean argument for the ‘knowledge account’ that assertion is the only speech-act that is governed by the single ‘knowledge rule’ or norm, that one must know its content. I show that the emptiness of the knowledge account renders mysterious why breaking the knowledge rule should be a source of criticism. I then argue that focussing exclusively on the sincerity of the speech-act of letting one know engenders a category mistake about the nature of constraints on assertion. For Williamson and those in his tradition, assertion alls under purely epistemic norms ...


How Do We Proceed With Our Own Internal Conflict?: On The Translation Of Mihail Sebastian’S “For Two Thousand Years, Julia Elsky Oct 2017

How Do We Proceed With Our Own Internal Conflict?: On The Translation Of Mihail Sebastian’S “For Two Thousand Years, Julia Elsky

Modern Languages and Literatures: Faculty Publications and Other Works

No abstract provided.


Una Entrevista Con José Plácido Ruiz Campillo Sobre La Gramática Operativa Y Cognitiva Y Su Estado En La Enseñanza Del Español Como Lengua Extranjera, David Sánchez-Jiménez Oct 2017

Una Entrevista Con José Plácido Ruiz Campillo Sobre La Gramática Operativa Y Cognitiva Y Su Estado En La Enseñanza Del Español Como Lengua Extranjera, David Sánchez-Jiménez

Publications and Research

No abstract provided.


Ferguson Class Reflections, Amy Ferguson Oct 2017

Ferguson Class Reflections, Amy Ferguson

Borders in Play Columbia Elementary Student Engagement Reflections

No abstract provided.


Justice Class Reflections, Amy Ferguson Oct 2017

Justice Class Reflections, Amy Ferguson

Borders in Play Columbia Elementary Student Engagement Reflections

No abstract provided.


Making It Personal: Performance-Based Assessments, Ubiquitous Technology, And Advanced Learners, Kelly Arispe, Jack Burston Oct 2017

Making It Personal: Performance-Based Assessments, Ubiquitous Technology, And Advanced Learners, Kelly Arispe, Jack Burston

World Languages Faculty Publications and Presentations

This pedagogical implementation study advocates for performance-driven assessments to help learners become aware of and improve upon presentational speaking skills at the advanced level. A social media content creation tool, Adobe Spark Video, enabled learners to practice oral skills outside of class. The task design, implementation, and evaluation met the principle objectives of learner autonomy—namely awareness, choice, reflection, and goal setting. A step-by-step guide with examples and survey results about student perceptions is included. While the case study targeted upper-division Spanish majors, the pedagogical model could be adapted for intermediate and advanced learners of any second or foreign language.


Intertexts Of The Ecological: Literary Space Revisited In Yanick Lahens's Bain De Lune, Jason Herbeck Oct 2017

Intertexts Of The Ecological: Literary Space Revisited In Yanick Lahens's Bain De Lune, Jason Herbeck

World Languages Faculty Publications and Presentations

The opening lines of Yanick Lahens’s Bain de lune (2014) find an unidentified narrator lying on a beach not far from the coastal community of Anse Bleue, staring at the worn, muddy boots of the man who has just discovered her lifeless body. As her narrative reveals, a hurricane has devastated the region over the past three days, and, in the wake of the storm, the deceased protagonist tries to piece together the fragmented memories of her life as a means of determining how she has ended up dead on the sand. From the very beginning of Lahens’s ...


"Why Can’T We All Get Along:" An Analysis Of Baka Education, And The Application Of Picture Books In Baka, Kylie Richmond Oct 2017

"Why Can’T We All Get Along:" An Analysis Of Baka Education, And The Application Of Picture Books In Baka, Kylie Richmond

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

This research seeks to understand the implementation of mother tongue language education, specifically within the Baka community. Research was conducted in a Baka village called Mintoum over a three week period. By working with a non profit organization, information was gathered in hopes to improve the education of the Baka. Interviews were conducted to better understand, how these booklets affected not only the child’s education but also the parents’ reaction to books in their language. There was also an observation process conducted to see how the application of these booklets took place within a new Baka run preschool program ...


Perspectives On Language From Street Produce Vendors In Cape Town: An Examination Of Education, Trading, And Development In The Informal Sector, Hannah Oldham Oct 2017

Perspectives On Language From Street Produce Vendors In Cape Town: An Examination Of Education, Trading, And Development In The Informal Sector, Hannah Oldham

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

Language is vital for the functioning of societies, from education to economic interactions. Language of education presents challenges in Africa due to colonial linguistic legacies and the diversity of indigenous African languages. While education trains learners for work in the formal economy, the South African formal cannot absorb all the available labor. The informal economy therefore provides vital work and income to millions of South Africans and immigrants. Language use in the informal sector was studied, including the education and work traders had before working as street produce vendors.

Six interviews were conducted: two near the Cape Town taxi rank ...


Goethe's Colors: Revolutionary Optics And The Anthropocene, Heather I. Sullivan Oct 2017

Goethe's Colors: Revolutionary Optics And The Anthropocene, Heather I. Sullivan

Modern Languages and Literatures Faculty Research

Renowned poet and author Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) claimed that his greatest contribution to the world was not his famous Faust (Part I in 1808 and Part II in 1832) or his best-selling 1774 epistolary novel, Die Leiden des jungen Werther [Sorrows of Young Werther], the first German novel to achieve international fame, but was instead his scientific treatise on optics and colors, Zur Farbenlehre [Towards a Theory of Color] from 1810.


Muslim Spain's Collective Memory Of Al-Andalus, Claire Oxford, Travis C. Landry Jul 2017

Muslim Spain's Collective Memory Of Al-Andalus, Claire Oxford, Travis C. Landry

Kenyon Summer Scholars Program

No abstract provided.


Language Choice Of Bilingual Musicians, Macy Lethco May 2017

Language Choice Of Bilingual Musicians, Macy Lethco

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

Often unconsciously, every bilingual makes a choice in each interaction of which language to use. These choices have many motivating factors but are mainly based on the content of the message and the identity of the speaker. This may occur in seconds and without hesitation. If even here, a choice is taking place, how much more in the writing, composition, and production of a song or album? Artists, unlike speakers in a conversation, can choose the audience the communicate with. Musicians and music listeners who choose to define themselves in a personal bilingual identity, which at the same time is ...


Texto, Contexto Y Cultura En Los Comentarios Sobre Teología De La Liberación, Sara Heist Apr 2017

Texto, Contexto Y Cultura En Los Comentarios Sobre Teología De La Liberación, Sara Heist

Senior Honors Theses

The critical dialogue sparked by Latin American liberation theology in the 1970s has involved diverse authors from various creeds and cultures. Although dozens of critics have offered an analysis of both Liberation Theology and its foundational text, Gustavo Gutiérrez’s A Theology of Liberation, the discussion has not reached consensus. Some critics, such as Ray Hundley, Ronald Nash, C. F. H. Henry, Harold O. J. Brown and Michael Novak, dismiss the movement as a hopeless entanglement of social goodwill, economic ignorance, and insidious Marxist philosophy. Others, among them the Catholic Magisterium, Michael Löwy, Juan Carlos Scannone, and João B. Chaves ...


English As A Global Commodity, Katarina Bouton Apr 2017

English As A Global Commodity, Katarina Bouton

Senior Honors Theses

English is currently the language of diplomacy, higher education, business, science, the internet, and more. In order to understand what this means for the present state of English and its future, one must begin by looking at this language’s diachronic journey, followed by a synchronic picture of English today. In addition to statistics on English, this analysis will consider potential language competitors of Chinese, Arabic, Spanish, and Hindi, among others, in displacing the English language. Compared to these prospective challengers, English has broad roots in world history, lending to its depth and growing breadth; however, not only do the ...


Module: French 4, Valerie Hascoet Apr 2017

Module: French 4, Valerie Hascoet

Other Resources

As part of the Student in Action initiative, second year students of tourism and hospitality designed a conference programme based on their research around our community partner.


El Tirano Indigente: Pedro Páramo, Deuda Y Necropolítica, Alberto Ribas-Casasayas Apr 2017

El Tirano Indigente: Pedro Páramo, Deuda Y Necropolítica, Alberto Ribas-Casasayas

Modern Languages & Literature

This article studies the connections between conditions of tyrannical control in Juan Rulfo’s novel Pedro Páramo and forms of violence and government in the contemporary world. It discusses debt and violence, two essential elements in the plot of Pedro Páramo, from the perspective of the so-called drug war, as well as critical discussions of debt that have emerged in the context of recent financial crises (Graeber, Lazzarato, Varoufakis).

Pedro Páramo’s tyranny is built on the implementation of two powers that feed on each other: necropolitical power and control through debt. Necropolitical power (Mbembé) involves the administration of and ...


La Magie Comme Paradoxe Dans Moi, Tituba, Sorcière Noire De Salem, Jamie Gaffin Apr 2017

La Magie Comme Paradoxe Dans Moi, Tituba, Sorcière Noire De Salem, Jamie Gaffin

The University Honors Program

Le roman de Maryse Condé Moi Tituba, Sorcière Noire de Salem est une oeuvre de fiction historique qui invente une adaptation de la vie de Tituba Indien, une esclave accusée de sortilèges pendant les procès des sorcières de Salem. Les critiques littéraires discutent souvent du roman dans les termes du criticisme postcolonial et féministe. Tituba Indien est, comme le titre suggère, une sorcière, compétente dans les pouvoirs surnaturels lui communiqués par Man Yaya. Même-si Tituba est littéralement sorcière, les capacités magiques de Tituba fonctionnent aussi au niveau symbolique. L'usage de la magie symbolise la façon de laquelle son oppression ...


El Rock En Nicaragua: Un Discurso De Resistencia Contra La Neoliberalización O Una Re-Definición De La Tradición., Martina Barinova Apr 2017

El Rock En Nicaragua: Un Discurso De Resistencia Contra La Neoliberalización O Una Re-Definición De La Tradición., Martina Barinova

Theses, Dissertations, Student Research: Modern Languages and Literatures

Abstract in English

This work, which parts from the premise that music is a medium of communication with the potential to transform and create identities, explores rock music in Nicaragua since its beginning until the present. Nicaraguan rock music is born in a sociopolitical context of extreme economic instability and during a crisis of values in the last decade of the 20th century, with the end of the Sandinista Revolution and the establishment of neoliberal government. The young cultural movement, and rock in particular, constructs a discourse dissident from the patriarchal and capitalist hegemony and interrogates the social reality ...


The Germania Club Of Chicago — A History And Some Curiosities, Reinhard Andress Apr 2017

The Germania Club Of Chicago — A History And Some Curiosities, Reinhard Andress

Modern Languages and Literatures: Faculty Publications and Other Works

A concise history of the Germania Club of Chicago.


Positional Verbs In Colonial Valley Zapotec, John Foreman, Brooke D. Lillehaugen Apr 2017

Positional Verbs In Colonial Valley Zapotec, John Foreman, Brooke D. Lillehaugen

Writing and Language Studies Faculty Publications and Presentations

This paper describes the system of positional verbs (e.g., ‘be standing’ and ‘be lying’) in Colonial Valley Zapotec (CVZ), a historical form of Valley Zapotec preserved in archival documents written during the Mexican colonial period. We provide data showing that positional verbs in CVZ have unique morphological properties and participate in a defined set of syntactic constructions, showing that positional verbs formed a formal class of verbs in Valley Zapotec as early as the mid-1500s. This work contributes to the typological literature on positional verbs, demonstrating the type of morphosyntactic work that can be done with a corpus of ...


The Impact Of Program Structure On Language Acquisition And Intercultural Competence: A Comparative Study Of Study Abroad Programs In Kunming, China, Samantha Bergman Apr 2017

The Impact Of Program Structure On Language Acquisition And Intercultural Competence: A Comparative Study Of Study Abroad Programs In Kunming, China, Samantha Bergman

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

According to the Project Atlas study conducted by the Institute of International Education, China is the world’s third most popular study abroad location. With over 390,000 international students currently studying in China, there are more opportunities for cultural exchange and mutual understanding than ever before. However, there is still relatively little existing research on how different study abroad program structures impact students’ Chinese language skills and cultural literacy.

This study examined the impacts of experiential learning and intensive language study abroad program structures on students’ language acquisition and intercultural competence development. Two study abroad programs based in Kunming ...


Introduction. The Polyphonic World Of Cervantes And Dostoevsky, Slav N. Gratchev Phd Jan 2017

Introduction. The Polyphonic World Of Cervantes And Dostoevsky, Slav N. Gratchev Phd

Modern Languages Faculty Research

The communication and interrelation between Spanish and Russian literature have lasted for several centuries. At times, the connections grew weaker and at other times stronger, but they never disappeared completely. Throughout this period, which extends roughly from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries, there were single instances when the relationship between Spanish and Russian literature was becoming very intense, and we can admit that these interactions were very productive for both sides. The careful study of motives, forms, and all possible aspects of such communication, even if reviewed only in part, can be both revealing and productive for Spanish literary ...


"Introduction." In Don Quixote: The Re-Accentuation Of The World’S Greatest Literary Hero, Slav N. Gratchev Phd Jan 2017

"Introduction." In Don Quixote: The Re-Accentuation Of The World’S Greatest Literary Hero, Slav N. Gratchev Phd

Modern Languages Faculty Research

This book is a unique scholarly attempt to examine Don Quixote from multiple angles to see how the re-accentuation of the world’s greatest literary hero takes place in film, theatre, and literature. To accomplish this task, nineteen scholars from the United States, Canada, Spain, and Great Britain have come together, and each of them has brought his/her unique perspective to the subject. For the first time, Don Quixote is discussed from the point of re-accentuation, that is, having in mind one of the key Bakhtinian concepts that will serve as a theoretical framework. A primary objective was therefore ...


Implementing Vocabutoons In The English Language Arts Classroom: Drawing Their Way To Success, William Sewell Jan 2017

Implementing Vocabutoons In The English Language Arts Classroom: Drawing Their Way To Success, William Sewell

Faculty Research & Publications

Although vocabulary acquisition remains a critical to literacy development, teachers infrequently devote classroom time to vocabulary exercises. In this article, the author demonstrates the use of "vocabutoons" as an instructional activity which draws upon students’ multiple literacies—in particular, visual literacy—in order to foster vocabulary development. Tooning is based upon the belief that "[p]roficient readers visualize what they read as they construct meaning from a text" (Onofrey & Leikam 682). Representative artwork created by English Education majors enrolled in a young adult literature course at a university in the Midwest will be featured to highlight the tooning process.


Daniel De Andrade Reflection 1, Daniel De Andrade Jan 2017

Daniel De Andrade Reflection 1, Daniel De Andrade

Borders in Play Reflections

No abstract provided.


Scout Crowell Lesson Plan 4, Scout Crowell, Kat Ridley, Sabrina Serrano Jan 2017

Scout Crowell Lesson Plan 4, Scout Crowell, Kat Ridley, Sabrina Serrano

Borders in Play Lesson Plans

No abstract provided.