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The Construction Of A Transatlantic Subject: Family And Nation In "Sola" By María José De Chopitea, Valeriya F. Fritz Jan 2017

The Construction Of A Transatlantic Subject: Family And Nation In "Sola" By María José De Chopitea, Valeriya F. Fritz

The Coastal Review: An Online Peer-reviewed Journal

This article explores the articulation of exile identity in the novel Sola by María José de Chopitea published in Mexico in 1954. Until now, critics have approached this text as lacking ideological argument. I propose an alternative reading of the novel as an ideologically charged narrative that articulates the nation beyond state borders and in terms of a transatlantic bond between Mexico and the Spanish Republic. Sola creates space in the nation for Catalan female writers who were previously excluded due to both their gender and their status as political exiles and cultural minorities.


La Barcelona “Magnética:” La Opresión Y El Re-Invento De La Ciudad Por Un Gobierno Tiránico, Dayana A. Aleksandrova Apr 2015

La Barcelona “Magnética:” La Opresión Y El Re-Invento De La Ciudad Por Un Gobierno Tiránico, Dayana A. Aleksandrova

Senior Theses and Projects

Barcelona, the “magnetic” city: oppression and re-invention by a tyrannical government

Why Barcelona? What are the factors responsible for the magnetic force of this place? In my opinion, we can distinguish three key factors. Firstly, the magnetism of Barcelona in the ‘30s is based on the violence against the freedom of artistic expression and education and the need for help. Secondly, it is the charm of the idealized Barcelona, conceived by the propaganda of the Franco government in the ‘60s. Finally, it is the aura of Barcelona, glorified by tourists, giving hope to the immigrants looking to find a better ...


The Free-Ride Procedure To Morphophonemic Learning Is Correct. Some Evidence From Catalan Vowel Epenthesis, Clàudia Pons-Moll, Maria-Rosa Lloret May 2014

The Free-Ride Procedure To Morphophonemic Learning Is Correct. Some Evidence From Catalan Vowel Epenthesis, Clàudia Pons-Moll, Maria-Rosa Lloret

Clàudia Pons-Moll

The structure present in URs is not challenging when productive morphophonemic alternations shed light on it, and when there is a clear and systematic phonological condition in the language that justifies the differences between the UR that has to be established and the corresponding surface representation. The challenge, or the uncertainty, appears in those cases in which such morphophonemic alternations do not exist, when they are not fully productive or transparent, and also when alternative interpretations are possible. This is the case of the URs corresponding to words beginning with < esC >- in Catalan (escriure 'to write', estona 'while', espot 'spot'), for ...


The Making And Breaking Of A Language: The French And Spanish Effect Upon The Catalan Regional Language, Margaret Emilyn Cychosz May 2012

The Making And Breaking Of A Language: The French And Spanish Effect Upon The Catalan Regional Language, Margaret Emilyn Cychosz

Undergraduate Honors Thesis Collection

Almost four hundred years ago, the French and Spanish governments divided the Catalan border regions located between their respective countries. The subsequent centuries have seen the expansion and development of the Catalan language in Spain and the demise of the Catalan language in France, where it has nearly deteriorated to disuse. Is this a reflection upon the French and Spanish culture or was it simply governmental policy? If so, what did the central governments of Madrid and Paris do in the centuries following the division that resulted in this contrasting development of Catalan? What effect did the usage of Catalan ...


Loanword Phonology, Lexical Exceptions, Morphologically Driven Underapplication, And The Nature Of Positionally Biased Constraints, Clàudia Pons-Moll Jan 2012

Loanword Phonology, Lexical Exceptions, Morphologically Driven Underapplication, And The Nature Of Positionally Biased Constraints, Clàudia Pons-Moll

Clàudia Pons-Moll

In this paper we provide a formal account for underapplication of vowel reduction to schwa in Majorcan Catalan loanwords and learned words. On the basis of the comparison of these data with those concerning productive derivation and verbal inflection, which show analogous patterns, in this paper we also explore the existing —and not yet acknowledged— correlation between those processes that exhibit a particular behaviour in the loanword phonology with respect to the native phonology of the language, those processes that show lexical exceptions and those processes that underapply due to morphological reasons. In light of the analysis of the very ...


When Diachrony Meets Synchrony. Phonological Change, Phonological Variation And Optimal Paradigms, Clàudia Pons-Moll Jan 2012

When Diachrony Meets Synchrony. Phonological Change, Phonological Variation And Optimal Paradigms, Clàudia Pons-Moll

Clàudia Pons-Moll

General goals. This paper has three goals. First, it aims to illustrate how the problems derived from access to intricate diachronic empirical data can sometimes be informed by a careful look at interdialectal microvariation, in that this linguistic microvariation can sometimes help to explain why a phonological process applies or has applied. Second, it intends to show how some of the machineries developed within Optimality Theory to account for synchronic surface resemblances between the members of an inflectional paradigm can be applied to account for phonological change. Third, it attempts to demonstrate how the analysis of phonological change and linguistic ...


Rara Afis, Rara Avis. O Del Comportament Fonològic Especial De Les Friactives Labiodentals En Català, Clàudia Pons-Moll, Maria-Rosa Lloret, Jesús Jiménez Jan 2011

Rara Afis, Rara Avis. O Del Comportament Fonològic Especial De Les Friactives Labiodentals En Català, Clàudia Pons-Moll, Maria-Rosa Lloret, Jesús Jiménez

Clàudia Pons-Moll

No abstract provided.