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Varela, Fernando – Hispania, 2020
A central theme throughout Machado de Assis's works is the way characters look at each other inside and outside houses. This article argues that vision, race, and houses define his narrative strategies in the short stories "Pai contra Mãe" and "O Caso da Vara," and the novels "Dom Casmurro," "Memórias póstumas de…
Descriptors: Latin American Literature, Foreign Countries, Literary Genres, Novels
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Matus-Mendoza, Mariadelaluz – Hispania, 2020
The Philadelphia Mural Movement is internationally known; admittedly, it is one of its most sought attractions when visiting the city. Using this form of art as the backdrop, a telecollaborative task-based project between two universities located in two different countries, in two different continents, was designed in fall 2015. Universidad…
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Study Abroad
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Varela-Lago, Ana – Hispania, 2020
This article examines the life and work of Mary J. Serrano (1840-1923), a successful translator and popularizer of Spanish literature in late nineteenth-century United States. It provides a short biography of Serrano and focuses on her work for the Spanish Legation in in Washington D.C. during the Cuban War of Independence (1895-98), a period of…
Descriptors: War, Journalism, Translation, Biographies
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Brandl, Anel; Rodríguez, Estrella – Hispania, 2020
Educational institutions with world language requirements face increasing student demand to offer Spanish Language for Specific Purposes (SPSP) courses at lower proficiency levels to fulfill language requirements. Language for specific purposes courses are designed to fulfill the communicative needs of students within a specific professional…
Descriptors: Spanish, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Heritage Education
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Pak, Chin-Sook – Hispania, 2020
Service-learning (SL), as a pedagogy that promotes reciprocal partnership building between campus and community through meaningful service and critical reflection, can provide language students with not only valuable language and cultural immersion experience, but also civic learning opportunities. Although SL research has revealed numerous…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Program Effectiveness, Spanish, Educational Benefits
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Hudgens Henderson, Mary; Wilson, Damián Vergara; Woods, Michael R. – Hispania, 2020
This study investigates correlations of course level, gender, and ethnic identity labels with attitudinal dimensions toward Spanish by Spanish as a Heritage Language Learners in New Mexico. Participants in first-semester (n = 327) and fourth-semester (n = 174) Spanish as a Heritage Language courses rated twelve items designed to index language…
Descriptors: Spanish, Heritage Education, Self Concept, Hispanic American Students
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Vasconcelos, Ricardo – Hispania, 2020
Portuguese is the fifth most-spoken language in the world, with about 260 million speakers (and growing to an expected 400 million by 2050), the third most spoken in the West, the most widely spoken in the Southern Hemisphere, an official language in 9 countries and other regions. It is present in Europe, South America, Africa, and parts of Asia.…
Descriptors: Portuguese, Spanish, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Wing, Heath – Hispania, 2020
Newspaper coverage of the Canudos War dehumanized the "sertanejos," portraying them in such a way that empathy or grief for their suffering was inaccessible to the Brazilian readership. Euclides da Cunha, a war correspondent for the newspaper "O Estado de São Paulo," was amongst those who contributed to the state's war…
Descriptors: War, News Reporting, Empathy, Grief
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Lewis, Christopher T. – Hispania, 2020
Critics have commented on the power of writing--the biblical Word as creation--in Bernardo Carvalho's work. It forges connections through words between others who are out of place, searching for order in what appears to be chaos. However, this motif from both Genesis and the New Testament is also mediated by another creation narrative: the Big…
Descriptors: Novels, Biblical Literature, Authors, Christianity
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Shelton, Michael; Gerfen, Chip; Palma, Nicolás Gutiérrez – Hispania, 2019
The current study presents the delayed naming task as an effective tool for testing the robustness of phonotactic constraints. A delayed naming task was employed to test for quantity sensitivity among nonwords in Spanish. Results reveal a robust effect of stress modulation by syllable weight as evidenced by differential rates of error between…
Descriptors: Naming, Task Analysis, Phonology, Syllables
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Sloan, Cynthia A. – Hispania, 2019
Concurrent enrollment access is expanding across the country, policies and practices are evolving, and data-driven studies examining every measurable element are being undertaken, yet the role of the relationships among concurrent enrollment partners and participants is too often just mentioned in passing. This case study of a concurrent…
Descriptors: Spanish, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, High School Teachers
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Simonsen, Russell – Hispania, 2019
In L2 (second language) pedagogy, texts are commonly distinguished based on whether language instruction was a consideration in their creation. Texts that are not created for L2 instruction, or "authentic texts," have been thought to represent the target language in an accurate and reliable way (Zyzik and Polio 2017). Conversely, texts…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Discourse Analysis, Authentic Learning
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Doyle, Michael Scott – Hispania, 2019
In terms of foundational considerations, SPSP-CDA should be clearly defined, even if provisionally, and the need for it, justified. Building on Doyle's original coinage of the term (2017), SPSP-CDA is an ongoing process-and-results oriented curriculum and leadership development activism in humanities-based Spanish language and cultural pedagogy on…
Descriptors: Spanish, Cultural Awareness, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Biondi, Megan – Hispania, 2019
This short-form article discusses how college students can learn languages in the same way that K-12 students do and points out how teaching practices employed in K-2 classrooms that aid in bringing students from monolingualism to bilingualism can also be useful for college students as they become trilingual. Referring to theories presented at the…
Descriptors: College Students, Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods, Primary Education
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Granda, Carmen – Hispania, 2019
: Bookmapped storytelling, a pedagogical approach designed by Terence W. Cavanaugh and Jerome Burg (2011), allows students to trace a character's trajectory on a digital map. The use of this digital tool in foreign language education and its effectiveness in helping students reach proficiency remains little studied. In this article I explore the…
Descriptors: Spanish, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Proficiency
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