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What Code-Mixed Dps Can Tell Us About Gender, Elena Valenzuela, Joyce Bruhn De Garavito, Ewelina Barski, Maria De Luna Villalón, Ana Faure, Yolanda Pangtay, Alma Ramírez Trujillo, Sonia Reis Oct 2011

What Code-Mixed Dps Can Tell Us About Gender, Elena Valenzuela, Joyce Bruhn De Garavito, Ewelina Barski, Maria De Luna Villalón, Ana Faure, Yolanda Pangtay, Alma Ramírez Trujillo, Sonia Reis

Ewelina Barski, PhD

There has been a growing interest in the examination of the steady state of simultaneous bilinguals. An understanding of what leads to the possible weaknesses in the grammar of early bilinguals can contribute to our understanding of the possible causes of the apparent characteristic ‘failures’ in second language acquisition (Montrul 2008). Spanish has a gender feature for nouns (Carroll 1989) and gender agreement for determiners and adjectives. Problems with the acquisition of gender marking on the noun and/or with gender agreement are well-known in the L2 literature (Hawkins 1998; Fernández–Garcia 1999; Franceschina 2001; Bruhn de Garavito and White ...


What Code-Mixed Dps Can Tell Us About Gender, Elena Valenzuela, Joyce Bruhn De Garavito, Ewelina Barski, Maria De Luna Villalón, Ana Faure, Yolanda Pangtay, Alma Ramírez Trujillo, Sonia Reis Jun 2010

What Code-Mixed Dps Can Tell Us About Gender, Elena Valenzuela, Joyce Bruhn De Garavito, Ewelina Barski, Maria De Luna Villalón, Ana Faure, Yolanda Pangtay, Alma Ramírez Trujillo, Sonia Reis

Joyce Bruhn de Garavito

There has been a growing interest in the examination of the steady state of simultaneous bilinguals. An understanding of what leads to the possible weaknesses in the grammar of early bilinguals can contribute to our understanding of the possible causes of the apparent characteristic ‘failures’ in second language acquisition (Montrul 2008). Spanish has a gender feature for nouns (Carroll 1989) and gender agreement for determiners and adjectives. Problems with the acquisition of gender marking on the noun and/or with gender agreement are well-known in the L2 literature (Hawkins 1998; Fernández–Garcia 1999; Franceschina 2001; Bruhn de Garavito and White ...


Tzachi Zamir, Ethics And The Beast: A Speciesist Argument For Animal Liberation, Robert C. Jones Nov 2009

Tzachi Zamir, Ethics And The Beast: A Speciesist Argument For Animal Liberation, Robert C. Jones

Robert C. Jones, PhD

No abstract provided.


Regional Response To A Statewide Renewable Energy Standard: Status And Trends Of Wind Energy Development In West Michigan, Erik Edward Nordman Nov 2009

Regional Response To A Statewide Renewable Energy Standard: Status And Trends Of Wind Energy Development In West Michigan, Erik Edward Nordman

Erik Edward Nordman

This project used integrated assessment to explore and analyze regional response to Michigan’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS). The RPS required electric providers to generate ten-percent of their electricity from renewable sources by 2015. Wind was identified as a primary source of renewable energy, and much of the state’s wind resources are concentrated in the West Michigan coastal zone. About 28 percent of the state’s planned wind generation capacity is located in the four-county study area. Local governments vary in their current regulations for siting utility-scale wind farms, as well as in their attitudes toward them. The region ...


Improvement And Growth Of Local Productive Systems From Identity, Selfsufficiency, Federico Del Giorgio Solfa, Luciana Mercedes Girotto Nov 2009

Improvement And Growth Of Local Productive Systems From Identity, Selfsufficiency, Federico Del Giorgio Solfa, Luciana Mercedes Girotto

Federico Del Giorgio Solfa

This paper intends to begin the discussion of a new territorial development perspective. According to Boisier, the concept of territorial development is understood as one related to the idea of container, rather than content. Therefore, it is understood that, even though every portion of the earth surface is territory, not all territories are important from a developmental perspective. The aforementioned author differentiates among: “natural territory”, composed by natural elements free from any human intervention; "equipped territory" or “intervened territory”, where man has already built transport systems, infrastructure and even extractive production activities; and "organized territory", characterized by a community with ...


Review: The Limits Of Boundaries: Why City-Regions Cannot Be Self-Governing, By Andrew Sancton, Christopher D. Gore Aug 2009

Review: The Limits Of Boundaries: Why City-Regions Cannot Be Self-Governing, By Andrew Sancton, Christopher D. Gore

Christopher D Gore

No abstract provided.


Land Degradation Detection Using Geo-Information Technology For Some Sites In Iraq, Ayad Mohammed Fadhil Aug 2009

Land Degradation Detection Using Geo-Information Technology For Some Sites In Iraq, Ayad Mohammed Fadhil

Prof. Dr. Ayad M. Fadhil Al-QUraishi

No abstract provided.


A Proposed Architecture For Emergency Response Systems Based On Digital Earth, Dapeng Li Jul 2009

A Proposed Architecture For Emergency Response Systems Based On Digital Earth, Dapeng Li

Dapeng Li

No abstract provided.


Megafauna Demography And Late Quaternary Climatic Change In Australia: A Predisposition To Extinction, Steve Webb May 2009

Megafauna Demography And Late Quaternary Climatic Change In Australia: A Predisposition To Extinction, Steve Webb

Steve Webb

Arguments about the extinction of Australia's megafauna have largely rested on anthropogenic factors consequent upon the arrival of humans there, and have lacked any appreciation of the possibilities of climate/environmental changes taking place during the late Quaternary. Moreover, the status of the megafauna at the extinction and in the period leading up to it has largely been ignored. This article assesses the species that existed during the late Quaternary, their continental dispersal, the likely impact of negative climate change during that time and the effect this had on their demography and variety. These factors are discussed together with ...


Solid Waste Management Through The Application Of Advanced Technologies, Praveen Jha Dr Feb 2009

Solid Waste Management Through The Application Of Advanced Technologies, Praveen Jha Dr

Praveen Jha Dr

State-of-art long term plan for Solid Waste Management (SWM) including collection, transportation and disposal of Solid Waste (SW), as well as for monitoring of SWM, by generating integrated solution could be generated through the application of advanced technologies so that the policy interventions may prove to be highly successful and cost-effective. Currently, SWM plans are either non-existent or are riddled with serious problems and limitations. SWM plans are extremely expensive. Long term planning could be done for collection, transportation and disposal of SW in such a manner that Waste Collection Points, transportation routes, schedules regarding transportation, loading, unloading, stoppage etc ...


Liability For Spatial Data Quality, Harlan Onsrud Dec 2008

Liability For Spatial Data Quality, Harlan Onsrud

Harlan J Onsrud

Liability in data, products, and services related to geographic information systems, spatial data infrastructure, location based services and web mapping services, is complicated by the complexities and uncertainties in liability for information system products and services generally, as well as by legal theory uncertainties surrounding liability for maps. Each application of geospatial technologies to a specific use may require integration of different types of data from multiple sources, assessment of attributes, adherence to accuracy and fitness-for-use requirements, and selection from among different analytical processing methods. All of these actions may be fraught with possible misjudgments and errors. A variety of ...


Pittsburghese Shirts: Commodification And The Enregisterment Of An Urban Dialect, Barbara Johnstone Dec 2008

Pittsburghese Shirts: Commodification And The Enregisterment Of An Urban Dialect, Barbara Johnstone

Barbara Johnstone

This article considers a type of material artifact that circulates ideas about regional speech in the United States: T-shirts bearing words and phrases thought to be unique to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I argue that Pittsburghese shirts, seen for themselves and in the context of their production, distribution, and consumption, are part of a process leading to the creation and focusing of the idea that there is a Pittsburgh dialect. To describe how particular locally hearable forms have become linked with the city, I invoke Asif Agha’s concept of “enregisterment.” To understand why this has happened at the time and in ...


2001 Nüfus Sayımı Verilerine Göre İngiltere’De Etnik Pazar Potansiyeli, Ibrahim Sirkeci Dec 2008

2001 Nüfus Sayımı Verilerine Göre İngiltere’De Etnik Pazar Potansiyeli, Ibrahim Sirkeci

Ibrahim Sirkeci

Bu çalışma İngiltere ve Galler nüfusunun etnik gruplara göre dağılımını sunmakta ve etnik pazar potansiyeli gösterilmektedir. İngiltere ve Galler nüfusunun etnik yapısını görmek için Birleşik Krallık (BK) 1991 ve 2001 Nüfus Sayımları ile 2004 Yılı Nüfus Araştırması verileri kullanılmıştır. Bu verilere göre, 1999’dan bu yana ülkedeki tüketim pazarının büyümesinin önemli bir kısmınının İngiltere ve Galler’deki etnik azınlıkların artan tüketiminden kaynaklandığını söylemek mümkündür. Bu bize etnik azınlık pazarının sunabileceği zengin pazarlama ve genişleme olanaklarının varlığını göstermektedir. BK etnik pazarı hızla büyüyen bir pazar olduğu görülmektedir ve genel eğilimler büyüme yönündedir. BK etnik pazarının daha kapsamlı ve derinlemesine anlaşılabilmesi için ...


Comunidad, Estado Y Naturaleza: La EcologíA PolíTica Del Manejo Colaborativo De Bosques, Jose E. Martinez-Reyes Dec 2008

Comunidad, Estado Y Naturaleza: La EcologíA PolíTica Del Manejo Colaborativo De Bosques, Jose E. Martinez-Reyes

Jose E. Martinez-Reyes

Collaborative management, or co-management, of forests has increasingly become an alternative to traditional state management. Utilizing a Political Ecology perspective, this article highlights the con ictive dynamic between the state and community grassroots organizations about their perceptions and understandings about the meanings, objectives, goals, and politics of co-management. It is argued that forest co-management is primarily a social relation mediated by power relations and social nature, in which priority is given to scientific knowledge and Western rationality over what it means local groups. The article also analyzes the discursive strategies used by local groups to defend their management views. Finally ...


Ortadoğu Yıllığı 2007 (Middle East Annual 2007), Murat Yesiltas, Kemal İnat, Muhittin Ataman Dec 2008

Ortadoğu Yıllığı 2007 (Middle East Annual 2007), Murat Yesiltas, Kemal İnat, Muhittin Ataman

Murat Yesiltas

No abstract provided.


The Conservation Value Of Tigers: Separating Science From Fiction, Philip J. Nyhus, Ron L. Tilson Dec 2008

The Conservation Value Of Tigers: Separating Science From Fiction, Philip J. Nyhus, Ron L. Tilson

Philip J. Nyhus

No abstract provided.


Reintroduction Of The Chinese Tiger, Philip J. Nyhus, Urs Breitenmoser, Ron Tilson Dec 2008

Reintroduction Of The Chinese Tiger, Philip J. Nyhus, Urs Breitenmoser, Ron Tilson

Philip J. Nyhus

No abstract provided.


Reversões Na Política Energético-Ambiental Estadunidense: Do Laissez-Faire Ao Green Enforcement, Eloi Martins Senhoras Dec 2008

Reversões Na Política Energético-Ambiental Estadunidense: Do Laissez-Faire Ao Green Enforcement, Eloi Martins Senhoras

Elói Martins Senhoras

No abstract provided.


A Geoeconomia Dos Espaços Regionais Transnacionais, Eloi Martins Senhoras Dec 2008

A Geoeconomia Dos Espaços Regionais Transnacionais, Eloi Martins Senhoras

Elói Martins Senhoras

No abstract provided.


Little Ice Age Glacial Geomorphology And Sedimentology Of Portage Glacier, South-Central Alaska., João A. Santos, Carlos E. Cordova Dec 2008

Little Ice Age Glacial Geomorphology And Sedimentology Of Portage Glacier, South-Central Alaska., João A. Santos, Carlos E. Cordova

João Santos

The study of glacial landforms and deposits is important, as it is difficult to observe processes under modern glaciers and ice-sheets. Thus landscapes and sediments that are the product of present glaciation can give insight into processes that occurred during Pleistocene times. This study investigates the genesis of little ice age glacial landforms present in Portage Glacier, South-Central Alaska. The present day moraine morphology and sedimentology in Portage Glacier valley reveals the presence of two types of till and moraines. The clast-rich sandy diamicton present on the 1852 moraine is interpreted to be a basal till indicating this feature is ...


Charles Patrick Daly, Karen M. Morin Dec 2008

Charles Patrick Daly, Karen M. Morin

Karen M. Morin

No abstract provided.


Status And Trends Of Wind Energy Development - Fact Sheet, Erik Edward Nordman Dec 2008

Status And Trends Of Wind Energy Development - Fact Sheet, Erik Edward Nordman

Erik Edward Nordman

The West Michigan Wind Assessment project team is comprehensively analyzing the benefits and challenges of wind energy development in coastal West Michigan, including Oceana, Muskegon, Ottawa and Allegan counties. This fact sheet summarizes the findings of their first report, Status and Trends of Wind Energy Development in West Michigan. Additional reports will examine potential impacts from a variety of perspectives and evaluate policy options for minimizing conflicts. For more information or to access the full report, please visit the project web site: www.gvsu.edu/wind.


Letter From The Student Board Member, Necati Anaz Dec 2008

Letter From The Student Board Member, Necati Anaz

Necati Anaz

No abstract provided.


In The Profession: Choosing The Right Journal For Your Manuscript, Barbara Johnstone Dec 2008

In The Profession: Choosing The Right Journal For Your Manuscript, Barbara Johnstone

Barbara Johnstone

No abstract provided.


A Photovoice Participatory Evaluation Of A School Gardening Program Through The Eyes Of Fifth Graders, Catherine Sands, Krista Harper, Lee Ellen Reed, Maggie Shar Dec 2008

A Photovoice Participatory Evaluation Of A School Gardening Program Through The Eyes Of Fifth Graders, Catherine Sands, Krista Harper, Lee Ellen Reed, Maggie Shar

Catherine Sands

In the springtime, fifth grade students at the Williamsburg Elementary School in rural Western Massachusetts ask to snack on sorrel and chives from the school garden, between planting potatoes and building a shade structure for their outdoor classroom. They are members of the first cohort of the curriculum-integrated program initiated by Fertile Ground, a grassroots organization in western Massachusetts. The children’s delight in the fresh greens they have grown marks a national phenomenon: the farm-to-school movement. With limited resources, parents, teachers, students, administrators, and community activists are developing inroads to better school food and food education, by constructing school ...


Landscape: Representing And Interpreting The World, Karen M. Morin Dec 2008

Landscape: Representing And Interpreting The World, Karen M. Morin

Karen M. Morin

No abstract provided.


Feminist Groups Within Geography, Karen M. Morin Dec 2008

Feminist Groups Within Geography, Karen M. Morin

Karen M. Morin

No abstract provided.


A Plotless Density Estimator Based On The Asymptotic Limit Of Ordered Distance Estimation Values, Barry J. Kronenfeld Dec 2008

A Plotless Density Estimator Based On The Asymptotic Limit Of Ordered Distance Estimation Values, Barry J. Kronenfeld

Barry J. Kronenfeld

Estimation of tree density from point-tree distances is an attractive option for quick inventory of new sites, but estimators that are unbiased in clustered and dispersed situations have not been found. Noting that bias of an estimator derived from distances to the kth nearest neighbor from a random point tends to decrease with increasing k, a method is proposed for estimating the limit of an asymptotic function through a set of ordered distance estimators. A standard asymptotic model is derived from the limiting case of a clustered distribution. The proposed estimator is evaluated against 13 types of simulated generating processes ...


Pursuing The Good Life: American Narratives Of Travel And A Search For Refuge, Brian A. Hoey Dec 2008

Pursuing The Good Life: American Narratives Of Travel And A Search For Refuge, Brian A. Hoey

Brian A. Hoey, Ph.D.

September 11th 2001 helped create a sense of ever-present risk for many Americans. At the same time, highly publicized abuses of corporate power and financial meltdowns in former Wall Street gems like Enron and WorldCom together with more recent economic trouble in the U.S. housing market heighten uncertainties. Although these events have hastened personal experience of insecurity across all socioeconomic levels, even in the dotcom glory days many middle-class families rightly sensed a threatening undercurrent of change. Although unsettling, global economic restructuring begun in the 1970s fueled stratospheric growth in the 90s as corporations embraced “flexibility.” On an individual ...


Introduction: On The Spatiality Of Creativity, Peter Meusburger, Joachim Funke, Edgar Wunder Dec 2008

Introduction: On The Spatiality Of Creativity, Peter Meusburger, Joachim Funke, Edgar Wunder

Joachim Funke

The concept of creativity used to be seen entirely as an entity depending on the faculties of individuals. Research on creativity in psychology, philosophy, and art criticism focused on the attributes of geniuses, gifted persons, creative artists and scientists, and creative performance and problem-solving. Eventually, researchers acknowledged that the creative scientist or artist does not work in a social, cultural, and economic vacuum. l t was accepted that creative individuals are inspired or impeded by societal and organizational structures and that they depend on evaluators, audiences, and research infrastructure. lt was recognized that such people may meet with incomprehension, competition ...