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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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LaBrozzi, Ryan M.; Villegas, Álvaro – Hispania, 2020
This study investigates whether dynamic visual enhancement affects the recall of second language (L2) vocabulary and whether working memory interacts with visual enhancement and vocabulary recall. Participants in four groups completed a pre-test, immediate post-test, and delayed post-test that measured the effects of the type of dynamic…
Descriptors: Spanish, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Vocabulary Development
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Fernández, Ana María – Hispania, 2020
In the context of Latin American Studies (LAS) and from a sociohistorical perspective, the author proposes a non-credit workshop in Spanish as a Foreign Language (SFL) at the University of Ottawa, Canada. Its general aim is to raise students' awareness of the interrelationships between coloniality and the geopolitics of knowledge through fiction.…
Descriptors: Spanish, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Moreno, Nina; Malovrh, Paul A. – Hispania, 2020
The present study provides empirical data measuring the effects of a flipped and blended course design for beginning-level Spanish on the four skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening, compared to a control group following a traditional present-practice-produce instructional format. The study provides a template for the successful…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Change, Blended Learning, Spanish
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Sabater, Silvia Rodríguez – Hispania, 2020
Recently, the Modern Language Association (MLA) has called for proposals on the "greening" of the Spanish curriculum for their 2020 convention. University students are and will be faced with complex twenty-first-century economic problems, such as food deserts, costs of industrial agriculture, organic regulations and market demand,…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Teaching Methods, Spanish, Second Language Learning
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Kuder, Emily – Hispania, 2020
Rhetorical word stress has been identified as a feature of public, presentational, and didactic speech styles in Spanish through theoretical descriptions, intuitive accounts, and laboratory-based empirical research. Most scholars agree that non-primary stress is acoustically marked by pitch and primary stress is marked by segment lengthening. The…
Descriptors: Spanish, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Phonology
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Brown, Alan V.; Thompson, Gregory L. – Hispania, 2020
This article presents a descriptive analysis of the evolution of the world language Advanced Placement (AP) exam candidates' ethno-racial background, their heritage learner status, and language dominance, with particular emphasis on the two Spanish exams. The data come from aggregated national totals prepared by the College Board that include…
Descriptors: Spanish, Advanced Placement, Language Tests, Spanish Literature
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