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Farmer, Julia – Hispania, 2018
This article aims to help instructors tackle a perennial challenge in teaching one of the classic works of Spanish literature: Miguel de Cervantes's "Don Quixote." Many instructors teaching the novel for the first time may feel overwhelmed at the prospect of helping students appreciate the numerous ways in which Cervantes references the…
Descriptors: Spanish Literature, Teaching Methods, Literary Genres, Literary Styles
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LeLoup, Jean W.; Schmidt-Rinehart, Barbara C. – Hispania, 2018
This current study reports the findings of sociolinguistic research investigating the place of the "voseo" in the Spanish language curriculum in the United States. The study describes the results of questionnaire responses from 177 US Spanish teachers and survey responses from 560 US college students of Spanish. Both instruments sought…
Descriptors: Spanish, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Questionnaires
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Requena, Pablo E.; Tissera, María Victoria – Hispania, 2018
This study examines how faithfully second language (L2) Spanish textbooks represent the variability found in natural language use with regard to variable clitic placement (VCP). We offer a corpus study of VCP in the language used throughout nine Spanish L2 textbooks, which constitute all the available textbooks designed to teach Rioplatense…
Descriptors: Spanish, Second Languages, Textbook Evaluation, Textbook Standards
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Carreira, María M. – Hispania, 2018
The year 2017 saw the publication of one of the strongest endorsements of language education on record: "America's Languages: Investing in Language Education for the 21st Century" (henceforth "America's Languages"). Commissioned by a bipartisan group of members of Congress and authored by the Commission on Language Learning of…
Descriptors: Heritage Education, Spanish, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Riordan-Goncalves, Julia – Hispania, 2018
The explosion of interest in the recovery of historical memory in Spain seeks to address many decades of silence and forgetting during the years of the Franco dictatorship and afterwards. Working with trauma theory, Michel Foucault's understanding of silence as discourse, as well as queer theory's exploration of silence as strategy and power, this…
Descriptors: Spanish, History, Memory, Trauma
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Jerónimo, Heather – Hispania, 2018
Elvira Lindo's novel "Una palabra tuya" (2005) explores the ways in which shifting familial roles affect the identity of individual family members, highlighted by Encarnación and Rosario's changing mother/daughter relationship, which is impacted by dementia. This debilitating illness converts the roles of parent and child to those of…
Descriptors: Dementia, Parent Child Relationship, Caregiver Child Relationship, Parent Background
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Soler, Inmaculada Gómez; Tecedor, Marta – Hispania, 2018
This study explores current practices of teaching assistant (TA) training in doctoral-granting institutions and expands on previous studies by exploring the views of both faculty and graduate students involved in the process. Our overall goal is to determine whether training practices and goals have changed and, if so, to what extent, in order to…
Descriptors: Trainees, Trainers, Teaching Assistants, Doctoral Programs
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Sparks, Richard; Patton, Jon; Luebbers, Julie – Hispania, 2018
The Simple View of Reading (SVR) model posits that reading is the product of word decoding and language comprehension and that oral language (listening) comprehension is the best predictor of reading comprehension once word-decoding skill has been established. The SVR model also proposes that there are good readers and three types of poor…
Descriptors: Decoding (Reading), Reading Processes, Listening Comprehension, Oral Language
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Cubillos, Jorge; Ilvento, Thomas – Hispania, 2018
Traditionally in the United States, study abroad has been regarded as the primary source for meaningful interaction with members of the target language (TL) community, particularly at the postsecondary level. Today, more than 300,000 college students study abroad every year, and most of them do so in short-term island programs (defined as programs…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Cultural Awareness, Study Abroad, Foreign Countries
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Kiely, Kristin – Hispania, 2018
Since the beginning of literary time, genre has been an issue for critics and scholars. Comics and graphic novels have stepped into the fray in recent decades causing even more confusion. This is even more evident in Spain where the publishers are foolhardy men and women simply out to make money and who are too deeply embedded in their bourgeois…
Descriptors: Spanish, Literary Genres, Cartoons, Novels
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López González, Luis F. – Hispania, 2018
"Celestina" scholarship has overlooked the important role Lucrecia plays in the unfolding of Calisto and Melibea's sexual relationship and in the configuration of Rojas's "Tragicomedia." Critics have branded Lucrecia as the archetype of the disloyal servant who looks out for her own interests over those of Melibea. Contrary to…
Descriptors: Spanish Literature, Role, Sexuality, Interpersonal Relationship
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Íñigo, Yanguas – Hispania, 2018
Whereas myriad studies have been published in the field of Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) in the past thirty years, research on the use and implementation of technology in the teaching and learning of Spanish as a heritage language (SHL) is very scarce. This study is aimed for those SHL instructors and researchers who are interested in…
Descriptors: Spanish, Native Language Instruction, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Technology
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Hakobyan, Liana – Hispania, 2018
This article examines Julio Cortázar's short story "Las babas del diablo" from a visual perspective and at the intersection of Roland Barthes's ideas on photography and Severo Sarduy's theory on the Neobaroque. I propose that in "Las babas del diablo" photography and the Neobaroque--two seemingly unrelated concepts--interact…
Descriptors: Novels, Imagery, Photography, Narration
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Llombart-Huesca, Amàlia – Hispania, 2018
This theoretical position article presents the current state of the research on college-aged Spanish heritage language learners' (HL) spelling as well as the limitations of a descriptive approach to spelling research. The article also highlights the need to analyze and understand HLs' errors based on the underlying cognitive-linguistic processes…
Descriptors: College Students, Spanish, Native Language Instruction, Spelling
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Aristizábal, Juanita C.; Welch, Patrick McDermott – Hispania, 2017
This article describes the process by which the authors created a Virtual Learning Community for cultural and linguistic exchange between college students of Portuguese in the United States and undergraduate and graduate students of English in Brazil. In addition to describing the way the so-called tandem model for telecollaboration was adapted to…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Computer Mediated Communication, Teaching Assistants
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