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Osa-Melero, Lucía; Fernández, Vanessa; Quiñones, Sandra – Hispania, 2019
Detailing the integration of Spanish language teaching in an authentic setting, this article contributes to empirical research on the positive value of community-engaged learning in foreign language pedagogy. "Reading to Play, Playing to Read" is an innovative model for community-engaged teaching that combines learning goals from…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Mexicans, History Instruction, Culturally Relevant Education
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Tate, Julee – Hispania, 2019
This essay seeks to situate Eugenio Aguirre's novel, "Isabel Moctezuma," in the ongoing intertextual debate over the place of la Malinche in Mexican history and consciousness. As the title of the novel suggests, the protagonist is not Malinche, but rather another indigenous woman, the first-born daughter of the Aztec emperor, Moctezuma…
Descriptors: Novels, Mexicans, Latin American Literature, Spanish
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Shepin, Laura Graebner – Hispania, 2019
The incorporation of literary texts in advanced beginner and intermediate level language classrooms (high school Spanish, years 2-4; university Spanish, semesters 2-4) can seem intimidating. The thoughtful exploration of literary texts takes time away from other content, specifically grammar and vocabulary, which often seem more straightforward to…
Descriptors: Spanish, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Literature
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Waltermire, Mark; Valtierrez, Mayra – Hispania, 2019
The use of English-origin spontaneous loanwords (e.g., "la babysitter," "el counter," etc.) in otherwise Spanish discourse is criticized by many as a strategy that bilinguals use to compensate for a lack of lexical knowledge in Spanish. The purpose of the current research is to examine the question of lexical proficiency as a…
Descriptors: Spanish, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Linguistic Borrowing
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Fernández, Esther – Hispania, 2019
Hispanic Catholic liturgical ceremonies since the thirteenth century have drawn upon material-symbolic imagery of "Cristos articulados" [jointed Christ-figures] for staging episodes from the Passion of Christ during Holy Week, such as the "Veneration of the Cross," the "Holy Burial," the "Visit to the…
Descriptors: Puppetry, Spanish Culture, Catholics, Religious Factors
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Brougham, Rose Marie – Hispania, 2019
A grief-stricken daughter calls out to her deceased mother asking if she can see her--"Si me puedes mirar"--and thus recognize her pain. This title appears in Olga Orozco's "Los juegos peligrosos" (1962), an elegy in which a poetic voice (in this case a daughter) laments the loss of her mother, the woman who recognized and…
Descriptors: Poetry, Spanish Literature, Grief, Daughters
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Gudmestad, Aarnes; Clay, Rebecca – Hispania, 2019
This study examines the variable occurrence of preposition duplication in contexts of coordination in Spanish (e.g., "Fui con mi madre y (con) mi padre"). We build on previous research on this variable morphosyntactic phenomenon (namely, prepositions in contexts of coordination) by expanding the type of data and the independent variables…
Descriptors: Language Variation, Form Classes (Languages), Spanish, Morphology (Languages)
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Daidone, Danielle – Hispania, 2019
This study compares Spanish instructors' use of preterite and imperfect in the foreign language classroom to the distribution of these forms in large-scale corpora, which represent the input learners would potentially receive in a naturalistic learning context. Twenty-four 50-minute class sessions were recorded, and all tokens of preterite and…
Descriptors: Grammar, Verbs, Spanish, Second Language Learning
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Lee, James F. – Hispania, 2019
The present study compared the performance of two groups of second language learners processing three linguistic structures in Spanish. The linguistic targets were passives, object pronouns in O[subscript pro]VS sentences, and gender-cued null subjects in subordinate clauses. The primary differences between the two groups were language experience…
Descriptors: Spanish, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Processing
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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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