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Ua68/7/2/1 Fcg Classical Club, Wku Archives Dec 2015

Ua68/7/2/1 Fcg Classical Club, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records created by and about the FCG Classical Club.


El Pos Apocalipsis De Patiño, Campo Ricardo Burgos López Dec 2015

El Pos Apocalipsis De Patiño, Campo Ricardo Burgos López

Alambique: Revista académica de ciencia ficción y fantasia / Jornal acadêmico de ficção científica e fantasía

No abstract provided.


Latinos In Rural America, Clara Roman-Odio, Patricia Mota Ms., Amelia Dunnell Dec 2015

Latinos In Rural America, Clara Roman-Odio, Patricia Mota Ms., Amelia Dunnell

Undergraduate Research and Community Engaged Learning

No abstract provided.


¿Qué Es La Patria?: Peruvian National Identity And José María Arguedas, Sydney S. Welch Dec 2015

¿Qué Es La Patria?: Peruvian National Identity And José María Arguedas, Sydney S. Welch

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

No abstract provided.


Sat/Act Prep Class: Kenyon College And Mount Vernon Salvation Army Nov 2015

Sat/Act Prep Class: Kenyon College And Mount Vernon Salvation Army

Undergraduate Research and Community Engaged Learning

No abstract provided.


Bilingual College Preparation In Mount Vernon, Ohio: A Community Based Learning Project With The Salvation Army, Andres Herrera, Bridget Murdoch, Alexa Mcelroy, Mary Sturgis Nov 2015

Bilingual College Preparation In Mount Vernon, Ohio: A Community Based Learning Project With The Salvation Army, Andres Herrera, Bridget Murdoch, Alexa Mcelroy, Mary Sturgis

Undergraduate Research and Community Engaged Learning

No abstract provided.


High-Leverage Teaching Practices: Toward A Practice-Based Model Of Ta Professional Development, Heather W. Allen Nov 2015

High-Leverage Teaching Practices: Toward A Practice-Based Model Of Ta Professional Development, Heather W. Allen

Heather Willis Allen

No abstract provided.


Authentic Texts And Oral Language Development Across Instructional Levels, Heather W. Allen, Kate Paesani, Beatrice Dupuy Nov 2015

Authentic Texts And Oral Language Development Across Instructional Levels, Heather W. Allen, Kate Paesani, Beatrice Dupuy

Heather Willis Allen

No abstract provided.


Nonstandard Languages: The Outcasts Of The Language Revitalization Movement, Whitney Snowden Nov 2015

Nonstandard Languages: The Outcasts Of The Language Revitalization Movement, Whitney Snowden

Senior Honors Theses

This thesis compares the failures of the creolization movement with the success of the language revitalization movement and seeks to determine which elements are missing from the former to make it as successful as the latter. Education policy, identity, and language ideology are all examined as contributors to the future success of creole inclusivity in education and society, as well as the potential benefits such a movement would include. Specifically examined are Siegel’s research on creole education and Armstrong’s work on language ideology.


Reflexive And Reciprocal Constructions In Modern Irish, Brian Nolan Nov 2015

Reflexive And Reciprocal Constructions In Modern Irish, Brian Nolan

The ITB Journal

This paper examines reflexive (and reciprocal) constructions in modern Irish, a VSOX language for which the generative analysis using c-command is problematic. Reflexive and reciprocal constructions are best reflected in the inherent VSOX word order. The reflexive occurs in transitive constructions with the reflexive marker féin, which can also be used non-reflexively but emphatically. A continuum is observed with a human/animate participant as the subject argument at the reflexive pole and a nonhuman inanimate at the emphatic end. Motion is an ingredient in reflexivity. Fictive or nontranslational motion are both non-reflexive. Translational motion alone allows reflexivity. Reciprocals are complex ...


Passive Voice Constructions In Modern Irish, Brian Nolan Nov 2015

Passive Voice Constructions In Modern Irish, Brian Nolan

The ITB Journal

This paper is about the passive construction, of which modern Irish (a VSO language) has two primary forms, the personal passive and its variants, and the impersonal. An empirical question is posed as to whether a third passive form exists within the language, that of a functionally defined GET-passive. To deliver a unified analysis of the various passive constructions, a perspective that takes account of the complete event is necessary.


Towards A Study Of Situation Types Of Irish, Brian Nolan Nov 2015

Towards A Study Of Situation Types Of Irish, Brian Nolan

The ITB Journal

In this paper we analyse the structure of situation types as found in Irish. We translate these situation types into a logical metalanguage, giving the logical structure of each type. We do this to differentiate, for Irish, the aktionsarten distinctions of state, activity, achievement and accomplishment as they are found within the language. The motivation of this paper is therefore to describe the aktionsart of modern Irish and to determine the logical structure that underpins these situation types.


‘Lost In Translation’? Tristan Tzara’S Non-European Side, Cosana M. Eram Nov 2015

‘Lost In Translation’? Tristan Tzara’S Non-European Side, Cosana M. Eram

College of the Pacific Faculty Articles

No abstract provided.


A Comparative Analysis On The Skill Acquisition Of Music And Language, Dominique Lopiccolo Oct 2015

A Comparative Analysis On The Skill Acquisition Of Music And Language, Dominique Lopiccolo

The Kabod

The purpose of this paper is to evaluate some of the shared cognitive processes, which seem to underlie both the acquisition of music and language. Since linguists have separated language acquisition studies into one of two major categories, that is, child versus second language acquisition, the following comparative study will predominantly focus on the similarities found between second language acquisition and music acquisition. This is due in large part to the fact that our current understanding of how child language acquisition works is still in its primitive stages, and it most likely follows a more intuitivist paradigm. Second language acquisition ...


Human And Non-Human Agencies In The Anthropocene, Gabriele Dürbeck, Caroline Schaumann, Heather Sullivan Oct 2015

Human And Non-Human Agencies In The Anthropocene, Gabriele Dürbeck, Caroline Schaumann, Heather Sullivan

Heather I Sullivan

The era of human impact throughout the Earth’s biosphere since the Industrial Revolution that has recently been named the Anthropocene poses many challenges to the humanities, particularly in terms of human and non-human agency. Using diverse examples from literature, travel reflections, and science that document a wide range of agencies beyond the human including landscape, ice, weather, volcanic energy or gastropods, and insects, this essay seeks to formulate a broader sense of agency. All of our examples probe new kinds of relationships between humans and nature. By configuring a close interconnection and interdependence between these entities, the Anthropocene discourse ...


Latinos In Rural America: Stories Of Cultural Heritage, Value, And Aspirations, Clara Roman-Odio, Amelia Dunnell, Patricia Mota Ms. Oct 2015

Latinos In Rural America: Stories Of Cultural Heritage, Value, And Aspirations, Clara Roman-Odio, Amelia Dunnell, Patricia Mota Ms.

Undergraduate Research and Community Engaged Learning

No abstract provided.


Beating The Odds: Teaching Italian Online In The Community College Environment, Giulia Guarnieri Sep 2015

Beating The Odds: Teaching Italian Online In The Community College Environment, Giulia Guarnieri

Publications and Research

This study analyzes data collected from Italian language online classes during the course of four consecutive semesters at Bronx Community College in order to measure the impact that distance learning has on students’ retention and success rates in elementary courses. The results reveal that reconfiguring the online meetings to a lower percentage and implementing social pedagogies reduce course abandonment and favor the creation of strong learning communities. Furthermore, the data relative to the grade distribution shows no substantial difference between online courses and face-to-face instruction.


Vicarious Trauma As Applied To The Professional Sign Language Interpreter, Jami L. Macdonald Sep 2015

Vicarious Trauma As Applied To The Professional Sign Language Interpreter, Jami L. Macdonald

Montview Liberty University Journal of Undergraduate Research

This collected research and analysis will focus on vicarious trauma as applied to the experience of the professional Sign Language interpreter. Sign Language interpreters work in a vast scope of different settings where there can be a high risk of exposure to traumatic events or content and where the staffed professionals are equipped with training and support services. Sign Language interpreters do not have access to training or support services for managing vicarious trauma, though they are widely impacted by it. The extent of impact depends on the nature of the assignment as well as the susceptibility of the interpreter ...


Bedecke Deinen Himmel, Zeus! Goethe And The Quest For Individual Sovereignty, Anthony D. Magestro Sep 2015

Bedecke Deinen Himmel, Zeus! Goethe And The Quest For Individual Sovereignty, Anthony D. Magestro

Journal of Undergraduate Research at Minnesota State University, Mankato

This project examines Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s Die Leiden des jungen Werther (The Sorrows of Young Werther, 1774) and his early poetry and their influence on the German literary movement of Sturm und Drang (Storm and Stress, 1770-1785). As a reaction to the rise of rationalism, Goethe’s texts embody the value of raw, subjective emotion versus logical, objective understanding of the preceding Enlightenment period. Through his literature, Goethe challenges the status quo of absolute rule of church and state as well as humanity’s relationship with God: are we bound to the laws of the Almighty’s design ...


Review: Thompson, Laurie Ann. Emmanuel’S Dream: The True Story Of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah. Illus. Sean Qualls. New York: Schwartz & Wade Books, 2015. Print., Elena M. Venegas Sep 2015

Review: Thompson, Laurie Ann. Emmanuel’S Dream: The True Story Of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah. Illus. Sean Qualls. New York: Schwartz & Wade Books, 2015. Print., Elena M. Venegas

Bilingual and Literacy Studies Faculty Publications and Presentations

Upon first glance, Emmanuel’s Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah seems to be a book about a young African bicyclist. A closer examination of the cover, however, reveals that the main character, Emmanuel, is miraculously using only one leg to ride his bicycle in this biographical tale.


The Resocialization Of The Mujer Varonil In Three Plays By Vélez, Matthew D. Stroud Jul 2015

The Resocialization Of The Mujer Varonil In Three Plays By Vélez, Matthew D. Stroud

Matthew D Stroud

When Arnold Reichenberger writes of the tendency in the comedia toward a restored society, he refers to the conservative, patriarchal, ideal society represented by the dramatic works. Characters who exhibit eccentric social behavior are not allowed to remain marginally attached to the society; they are either resocialized into the fabric of the comedia's society or they are expelled. This pattern not only allows for the possibility of an implicit moral lesson, as Alexander A. Parker would assert, but it also creates dramatic tension the resolution of which results in exciting reversals in the plot. As might be expected, the ...


Genesis 31-34 As Spanish Comedia: Lope De Vega’S El Robo De Dina, Matthew D. Stroud Jul 2015

Genesis 31-34 As Spanish Comedia: Lope De Vega’S El Robo De Dina, Matthew D. Stroud

Matthew D Stroud

Lope de Vega’s El robo de Dina, based upon Genesis 31-34, focuses on the disturbing series of events involving Jacob’s daughter, Dinah, and culminating in the mass slaughter of an entire enemy people who were doing their best to accommodate the demands of the Hebrews. The primary focus of this article is not the Biblical story itself, but rather the techniques that Lope used to adapt his source text for a comedia audience. From the amplification of the scope of the source text by the inclusion of the story of Laban and Jacob to the depiction of women ...


The Closest Reading: Creating Annotated Editions, Matthew D. Stroud Jul 2015

The Closest Reading: Creating Annotated Editions, Matthew D. Stroud

Matthew D Stroud

Teaching old literature of any kind to undergraduates is a challenge. The language is difficult, the themes often lack resonance for today's students, and the cultural references are abstruse. When one adds to the mix that the works are in an archaic version of Spanish, not the native language of most students in the United States, and that the plays are written in florid, baroque poetry, the task of helping students to appreciate the Spanish comedia for its literary value is made considerably more demanding. A great many students simply do not understand what is going on with the ...


Individual Novices And Collective Experts: Collective Scaffolding In Wiki-Based Small Group Writing, Mimi Li Jul 2015

Individual Novices And Collective Experts: Collective Scaffolding In Wiki-Based Small Group Writing, Mimi Li

Mimi Li

This article reports on a case study that explored the process of wiki-based collaborative writing in a small group of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) students at a Chinese university. The study examined the archived logs from the group wiki ‘Discussion’ and ‘History’ modules with a focus on the group members' scaffolded interaction when co-constructing texts in the wiki space. The analysis revealed that the participants were actively engaged in reciprocal communication in terms of content discussion, social talk, task management, technical communication and language negotiation. They were also found to have scaffolded each other's writing efforts during ...


The Independent Press After The "Moroccan Spring", Hamza Tayebi Jul 2015

The Independent Press After The "Moroccan Spring", Hamza Tayebi

Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Multidisciplinary Studies

The wave of Arab Spring that started in Tunisia and Egypt arrived to Morocco in 2011 paving the way to unprecedented organized mass-protests all over the country. Among the demands raised by the 20 February Movement protesters was the demand for free and independent media outlets, especially the press. King Mohammed VI, the Commander of the Faithful and the highest authority in Morocco, promised in a televised speech on March 9th to introduce "radical" and "genuine" constitutional reforms that would democratize the country. In fact, King Mohammed VI has so far succeeded in calming down and co-opting the demonstrations, but ...


José Avalos Ii, Amelia Dunnell Jul 2015

José Avalos Ii, Amelia Dunnell

Interviews

No abstract provided.


María Esmeralda Villa, Patricia Mota Jul 2015

María Esmeralda Villa, Patricia Mota

Interviews

No abstract provided.


Virginia Brindis De Salas: La Voz De Un 'Yo' Afro, María Cristina Burgueño Jul 2015

Virginia Brindis De Salas: La Voz De Un 'Yo' Afro, María Cristina Burgueño

María Cristina Burgueño

Virginia Brindis de Salas, poeta afro-uruguaya nacida en 1916 y muerta . en 1958, fue la autora de dos libros de poemas: Preg6n de Marimorena {1946, reeditado en 1952) y Cien carceles de amor {1949). Su vida, de la que no se conocen muchos datos concretos, esta rodeada de controversias, especialmente en torno a la autorfa de su obra, que segU.n sugiere Alberto Britos Serrat en su Antologia de poetas negros uruguayos {1990), fue producto del plagio, posturaque rechaza Marvin Lewis. Algunos incidentes de su vida crean una atmosfera de dudas y misterio en torno a la escritora, . por ejemplo ...


Global Chaucers: Reflections On Collaboration And Digital Futures, Candace Barrington, Jonathan Hsy Jul 2015

Global Chaucers: Reflections On Collaboration And Digital Futures, Candace Barrington, Jonathan Hsy

Accessus

Global Chaucers, our multi-national, multi-lingual, multi-year project, intends to locate, catalog, translate, archive, and analyze non-Anglophone appropriations and translations of Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales. Since its founding in 2012, this project has rapidly changed in response to scholars’ diverse interests and our expanding discoveries. Almost all these changes were prompted and made possible by our online presence (including a blog and Facebook group), and digital media comprises our primary means for gathering information, disseminating our findings, advertising conferences and events, and promoting the resource to other scholars. Because digital media can help disparate people traverse geographical and linguistic barriers ...


Odysée Funèbre De L’Homosexuel Bis? Rereading Tony Duvert’S Interdit De Séjour, Brian G. Kennelly Jul 2015

Odysée Funèbre De L’Homosexuel Bis? Rereading Tony Duvert’S Interdit De Séjour, Brian G. Kennelly

World Languages and Cultures

No abstract provided.