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

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

Dr. Slav N. Gratchev

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 ...


Asl: A Visual Language, Laura L. Wood Ph.D., Lmhc, Rdt_Bct, Miako Villanueva, Deanna Twain Dec 2017

Asl: A Visual Language, Laura L. Wood Ph.D., Lmhc, Rdt_Bct, Miako Villanueva, Deanna Twain

Laura L. Wood

This chapter outlines the main concepts in the linguistic study of American Sign Language (ASL), a language used by deaf people in the United States and a large part of Canada. While the study of languages has been around for centuries, the vast majority of research has focused on spoken languages; approaching the signs used by deaf people as full-fledged, natural languages in their own right and therefore equally worthy of linguistic study is a relatively new concept. The first documented linguistic studies of signed language in the United States were carried out in the late 1950s and early 1960s ...


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

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

Dr. Slav N. Gratchev

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 ...


A Short Letter By Humboldt To Jefferson, Reinhard Andress Nov 2017

A Short Letter By Humboldt To Jefferson, Reinhard Andress

Reinhard Andress

At the tail end of his monumental trip of exploration and scientific discovery through Latin America from 1799 to 1804, the German naturalist Alexander von Humboldt visited President Thomas Jefferson in Washington. United by their common interests in the Enlightenment, they began a correspondence that endured until 1825. This contribution discusses a letter of 1811 by Humboldt to the former president, hitherto unpublished in English. Aside from closing a gap in their correspondence, the letter, although short, offers an illuminating insight into Humboldt’s personal, political, and scientific networks, which included such figures as Abbé José Correia da Serra and ...


“... Heiße Ich Daher Die Emigration Gut“: Der Fall Des Egon Schwarz, Reinhard Andress Nov 2017

“... Heiße Ich Daher Die Emigration Gut“: Der Fall Des Egon Schwarz, Reinhard Andress

Reinhard Andress

No abstract provided.


Essay Writing Instructional Lexicon And Semantic Confusion, Amir Kalan Nov 2017

Essay Writing Instructional Lexicon And Semantic Confusion, Amir Kalan

Amir Kalan

“Introduction,” “body,” and “conclusion” are the most accessible words in the instructional lexicon for ESL writing teachers when they want to describe the structure of a typical five-paragraph persuasive or argumentative essay or its shorter variations for standardized tests such as TOEFL and IELTS. They are frequently employed to refer to the three tiers of the hamburger essay in textbooks, on classroom boards, and in YouTube tutorials.

Not surprisingly, English learners also might give you the same words if asked what the main components of an essay are. Like ESL teachers, students usually use the same terms or their equivalents ...


A Practice-Oriented Definition Of Post-Process Second Language Writing Theory, Amir Kalan Nov 2017

A Practice-Oriented Definition Of Post-Process Second Language Writing Theory, Amir Kalan

Amir Kalan

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This article is a synthesis of the scholarly literature on the post-process approach to teaching second language (L2) writing, particularly college and university composition in English as an additional language. This synthesis aims to offer a definition of post-process L2 writing that can readily lend itself to practice and be more accessible to practitioners. All the publications that had either substantially or marginally discussed post-process theory since 1990 were systematically reviewed in order to answer the following question: What is a definition of post-process L2 writing theory that can readily lend itself to pedagogy and actual practice for helping ...


Жеф, Чйлфпт. Учпвпдб. – Юфп, Еумй?... – Еэј Оейъчеуфоп, Victor Fet Nov 2017

Жеф, Чйлфпт. Учпвпдб. – Юфп, Еумй?... – Еэј Оейъчеуфоп, Victor Fet

Victor Fet

No abstract provided.


Жизнь В Человеке, Victor Fet Nov 2017

Жизнь В Человеке, Victor Fet

Victor Fet

No abstract provided.


Ein Kurzer Brief Humboldts An Den Hofmarschall, Reinhard Andress Oct 2017

Ein Kurzer Brief Humboldts An Den Hofmarschall, Reinhard Andress

Reinhard Andress

The collections of the Lilly Library at Indiana University contain a short, hitherto unpublished letter written by Alexander von Humboldt to a Lord Chamberlain of the Prussian Court. The letter appears here for the first time with some explanations regarding its historical context.


Erste Briefe / First Letters Aus Dem Exil 1945-1950. (Un)Mögliche Gespräche. Fallbeispiele Des Literarischen Und Künstlerischen Exils, Reinhard Andress Oct 2017

Erste Briefe / First Letters Aus Dem Exil 1945-1950. (Un)Mögliche Gespräche. Fallbeispiele Des Literarischen Und Künstlerischen Exils, Reinhard Andress

Reinhard Andress

Zunächst eine Begriffsklärung durch die Herausgeber: „Als Erste Briefe werden hier jene Korrespondenzen verstanden und in den Blick genommen, die ab 1945–1946 zwischen Exilanten und im nationalsozialistischen Deutschland bzw. Österreich verbliebenen Freunden oder Kollegen und Kolleginnen die Wiederaufnahme eines Gesprächs markieren“ (9). Dabei geht die Forschung diesbezüglich auf David Kettler zurück, der sich schon seit Jahren mit Grundfragen des Exils aus interdisziplinärer und interkultureller Sicht beschäftigt. Im vorliegenden Band werden die ersten Briefe von solchen schreibenden Exilanten wie Hermann Kesten, Oskar Maria Graf, Thomas Mann, Anna Seghers, Karl Otten, Friedrich Torberg, Robert Neumann, Johannes R. Becher, Annemarie Selinko, Heinrich ...


Eine Bitte An Thomas Jefferson Um Tabaksamen: Ein Unveröffentlichter Brief Alexander Von Humboldts, Reinhard Andress Oct 2017

Eine Bitte An Thomas Jefferson Um Tabaksamen: Ein Unveröffentlichter Brief Alexander Von Humboldts, Reinhard Andress

Reinhard Andress

This contribution discusses an hitherto unpublished letter written by Alexander von Humboldt to Thomas Jefferson. The letter offers us an illuminating insight into Humboldt’s personal, political and scientific networks and closes a gap in the correspondence between Humboldt and Jefferson.


Cross-Language Community Engagement: Assessing The Strengths Of Heritage Learners, Elise Dubord, Elizabeth Kimball Sep 2017

Cross-Language Community Engagement: Assessing The Strengths Of Heritage Learners, Elise Dubord, Elizabeth Kimball

Elise DuBord

This article reports on university students’ learning outcomes stemming from their work as language partners in a community-based learning project in an English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) class with adult Spanish-speaking immigrants. We present a rubric designed to assess student learning in the collaborative, cross-language nature of the partnership that moves beyond notions of language acquisition. The rubric was used to score the reflective writing of students in two university classes who participated in this off-campus partnership, one in Spanish for majors, and one in English for general education students. Our analysis focuses on correlations between students’ language ...


The Windmills Of Memory, Alicia Partnoy Sep 2017

The Windmills Of Memory, Alicia Partnoy

Alicia Partnoy

No abstract provided.


Si Sangra No Belongs In No Poem, Alicia Partnoy Sep 2017

Si Sangra No Belongs In No Poem, Alicia Partnoy

Alicia Partnoy

No abstract provided.


Dialogue With Alaíde Poppa, Alicia Partnoy Sep 2017

Dialogue With Alaíde Poppa, Alicia Partnoy

Alicia Partnoy

No abstract provided.


End Of The Millennium Latina (A Song), Alicia Partnoy Sep 2017

End Of The Millennium Latina (A Song), Alicia Partnoy

Alicia Partnoy

No abstract provided.


Lost Havens: Review Of Earth And Sea, Confined: A Novel, And Departing At Dawn: A Novel Of Argentina’S Dirty War, Alicia Partnoy Sep 2017

Lost Havens: Review Of Earth And Sea, Confined: A Novel, And Departing At Dawn: A Novel Of Argentina’S Dirty War, Alicia Partnoy

Alicia Partnoy

No abstract provided.


Romance De La Prisionera, Alicia Partnoy Sep 2017

Romance De La Prisionera, Alicia Partnoy

Alicia Partnoy

No abstract provided.


In The Middle Of Nowhere, Alicia Partnoy Sep 2017

In The Middle Of Nowhere, Alicia Partnoy

Alicia Partnoy

No abstract provided.


Lost Scenes From The Movie ‘The Funerals Of Our Generation', Alicia Partnoy Sep 2017

Lost Scenes From The Movie ‘The Funerals Of Our Generation', Alicia Partnoy

Alicia Partnoy

No abstract provided.


Creative Works: “Pregunta Semiculinaria” And “Experimento”, Alicia Partnoy Aug 2017

Creative Works: “Pregunta Semiculinaria” And “Experimento”, Alicia Partnoy

Alicia Partnoy

No abstract provided.


Cuando Vienen Matando: On Prepositional Shifts And The Struggle Of Testimonial Subjects For Agency, Alicia Partnoy Aug 2017

Cuando Vienen Matando: On Prepositional Shifts And The Struggle Of Testimonial Subjects For Agency, Alicia Partnoy

Alicia Partnoy

No abstract provided.


Disclaimer Intraducible: My Life / Is Based / On A Real Story, Alicia Partnoy Aug 2017

Disclaimer Intraducible: My Life / Is Based / On A Real Story, Alicia Partnoy

Alicia Partnoy

No abstract provided.


Concealing God: How Argentine Women Political Prisoners Performed A Collective Identity, Alicia Partnoy Aug 2017

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

Alicia Partnoy

No abstract provided.


Balancing, Alicia Partnoy Aug 2017

Balancing, Alicia Partnoy

Alicia Partnoy

No abstract provided.


Answer, Alicia Partnoy Aug 2017

Answer, Alicia Partnoy

Alicia Partnoy

No abstract provided.


Another Adelaida: Dostoevsky’S The Idiot In Nabokov’S Ada, Victor Fet, Slav N. Gratchev Jun 2017

Another Adelaida: Dostoevsky’S The Idiot In Nabokov’S Ada, Victor Fet, Slav N. Gratchev

Dr. Slav N. Gratchev

It appears…that Ada scholars have overlooked the only Adelaida existing in major Russian literature. It is Adelaida Yepanchina, the middle daughter of General Yepanchin in Dostoevsky's The Idiot (1868). All three daughters have names starting with "A": Alexandra, Adelaida, Aglaya (compare this to Nabokov's Anya-Ada-Asya).


Another Adelaida: Dostoevsky’S The Idiot In Nabokov’S Ada, Victor Fet, Slav N. Gratchev Jun 2017

Another Adelaida: Dostoevsky’S The Idiot In Nabokov’S Ada, Victor Fet, Slav N. Gratchev

Victor Fet

It appears…that Ada scholars have overlooked the only Adelaida existing in major Russian literature. It is Adelaida Yepanchina, the middle daughter of General Yepanchin in Dostoevsky's The Idiot (1868). All three daughters have names starting with "A": Alexandra, Adelaida, Aglaya (compare this to Nabokov's Anya-Ada-Asya).


Exchange In And Beyond The Cartas Marruecas Of José Cadalso, Travis C. Landry Apr 2017

Exchange In And Beyond The Cartas Marruecas Of José Cadalso, Travis C. Landry

Travis C Landry

No abstract provided.