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The Archive of Speaking/ Silencing in the Latina Borderlands: A Comparative Anzaldúan Approach to Leticia Hernández-Linares’s Mucha Muchacha Too Much Girl and Vanessa Angélica Villarreal’s Beast Meridian 

Dino, Kamela (2020-05-15)
The purpose of this thesis is to investigate the significance of silence and speaking within the lens of the archive, precisely concentrating on the contributions of Borderlands La Frontera The New Mestiza by Gloria Anzaldúa ...

ARTE Y SIMBIOSIS: COHEN Y LORCA 

Cantero Soriano, Francisco (2021-04-14)  ETD File Embargoed
The purpose of this thesis is to analyse the synergy between the life and work of Federico García Lorca (1898-1936) and that of the Canadian composer and singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen (1934-2016). The study is framed in ...

Auditory Processing in Learners of Spanish as an L2: The Role of Redundancy 

Berrios, Juan (2018-04-24)
The purpose of the study is to assess the effects of redundancy on global perception and comprehension in sentences, as well as the processing of the meaning of morphological markers by learners of Spanish as a second ...

Aural Processing of Cognates in Learners of Spanish as a Second Language 

Garrido Pozú, Juan José (2018-04-24)
The present study investigates the role of phonology in the aural processing of cognates in learners of Spanish as a second language. First, this thesis expands on the body of research on cognate processing to include the ...

Autoras centroamericanas: guerrilleras de pluma y papel 

Gamboa de Arce, Ingrid (2011-07-22)
Esta tesis explora el desarrollo que ha tenido la escritura poética femenina en Centro América durante las últimas tres décadas del siglo XX y la primera del siglo XXI en el contexto de la mujer guerrillera artístico-intelectual, ...

Behind the Blurred Lines of Social Critique: Identifying the Living Dead in Jaume Balagueró and Paco Plaza’s [•Rec] Trilogy 

Smith, Judson (2014-05-20)
The purpose of this thesis is to establish the relationship, within the theoretical/critical framework of postmodernism, between the [•Rec] horror movies and the social/historical context to which they belong. The intention ...

Category Effects of Vocabulary Presentation in L2 Vocabulary Acquisition in Novice Learners 

Wilcox, Amanda (2011-07-29)
Vocabulary learning is a crucial factor in second language acquisition (SLA), yet there is no consensus as to how to present vocabulary in a way that facilitates learning. Little theory and scant empirical evidence support ...

Cognate recognition 

Aguinaga Echeverria, Silvia (2012-05-17)
This study is focused on cognate recognition. First, a new classification of cognates (English/Spanish) based on orthographic, phonological and semantic similarities between words have been proposed-identical, similar, and ...

Construcción desde afuera: el género masculino mexicano en Pedro Páramo de Juan Rulfo 

Jones, Raymond (2015-05-11)
En esta investigación, se explora desde una perspectiva de estudios de género la manera en que se construye la masculinidad masculina. Esta construcción es una función no del individuo, sino que se hace a base de la ...

Creando emoción: afecto y cuestionamiento de la masculinidad hegemónica en ¡García!, de Santiago García y Luis Bustos 

Játiva Fernández, Jesús (2019-05-10)
Este trabajo explora la evolución de uno de los personajes protagonistas de ¡García!, de Santiago García y Luis Bustos. Esta evolución se sitúa dentro del campo de los estudios de masculinidad y, en concreto, el interés ...

Crematorio: Una comparación ecocrítica entre la novela y la serie de televisión 

Gallego, Jose Ignacio (2015-05-06)
This thesis aims to compare the novel Crematorio by Rafael Chirbes with the television series of the same title, focusing on political corruption, land speculation and environmental damage associated with these activities. ...

Decadencia, desigualdad y degeneración: El Madrid médico-social en La prostituta de López Bago 

Hidalgo Sánchez, Sandra (2015-11-18)
La Prostituta (1884) es una novela médico social de Eduardo López Bago que nos presenta, sin tapujos, el Madrid de finales del siglo XIX. Los males de la época son introducidos a través de la crítica anticlerical y por ...

Del ángel del hogar a la mujer nueva en Las chicas del cable y La otra mirada 

Aranda Aranda, Zara (2020-04-30)  ETD File Embargoed
This master’s thesis focuses on today’s television representation of female subalternity at the beginning of the twentieth century in Spain. The feminist movement of that time was gradually growing stronger in the country, ...

Developing Teaching Materials for Spanish Heritage Speakers with Hearing Loss 

Manteca Gacho, Cristina (2022-04-27)  ETD File Embargoed
The purpose of this thesis is to address the challenges of teaching gender agreement to Heritage Speakers (HS) of Spanish with a mild, moderate, and moderately-severe hearing loss. I discuss a series of combined approaches ...

Diferentes manifestaciones de lo gay en Lorca, Arenas y Noel y la sed de un canon queer latino. 

Tolsa Potous, Javier (2015-05-07)
This study focuses presents a Queer-Latino reading of three epic lyrical collections: Poeta en Nueva York (1940) by Federico García Lorca, Autoepitafio (1992) by Reinaldo Arenas, and Kool Logic/Lógica Kool (2005) by Tomás ...

Drugs, Sex, Food, Alcohol, and Revenge: the Motivating Forces in the Pursuit of Pleasure in Alacranes en su tinta by Juan Bas 

Warner, Rachel (2012-07-25)
At the core of Basque author Juan Bas’s novel, Alacranes en su tinta, is the incessant pursuit of pleasurable experiences involving food, drugs, alcohol, sex, and revenge. Each element serves as a source of pleasure for ...

The Effect of Drama Activities in the Second Language Classroom: Vocabulary Acquisition and Fluency Development 

Sanchez Vizcaino, Elena (2015-05-07)
Recent studies stress the benefits of using drama activities in the L2 classroom to improve oral skills, based on qualitative analyses rather than on empirical evidence. This thesis explores, through quantitative analysis, ...

The Effects of Explicit Pronunciation Instruction in Elementary Spanish: Perception and Production of Vowels 

Gibson, Benjamin (2016-05-03)
Research in pronunciation teaching in Spanish has focused mostly on intermediate or advanced levels, with only cursory attention paid to the elementary level. This research attempts to change that. Pronunciation is obviously ...

El Alter Ego de Mario Vargas Llosa en "El Loco de los Balcones" 

Zegarra Acevedo, Allen (2018-04-25)
Luego de incursionar en el mundo de la política, Mario Vargas Llosa escribe la obra teatral El loco de los balcones (1993) inspirada en Bruno Roselli, un italiano que llegó a Lima en la década de los años cincuenta, y a ...

El Cine Quinqui: Transgresión en las masculinidades retratadas en el cine postfranquista de la Transición 

García Rodenas, Monserrat (2019-04-23)
Spanish transition to democracy (1975-present) accelerated the process of searching for new identities and film narratives depicted what had been censored and repressed during the dictatorship. This master’s thesis is ...