The Possessive in NY Spanish
Maria Christina Montoya
This research seeks to describe the difference in the speech of two generations of Spanish speakers: immigrant parents and their children who were brought up in the United States. By analyzing data produced by these two generations, it observes the language change in progress. Special attention is given to attributive and predicative possession.
Culture Wars: Spain's uneasy and uneven modernization in the late 19th and early 20th centuries
This period in Spain is marked by relative calm and prosperity: The liberal and conservative parties made an agreement to take turns in power; this meant stealing elections, but reflected the closeness of the debate between traditionalism and modernizing ideas. The different regions of Spain moved to assert their identities in this period.
"Trees in the poetry of Rosalía de Castro" (1837-1885 Galicia, Spain)
If a poet uses a word you don't know, how important is it to look it up? How do you know when to reach for an encyclopedia or field guide instead of just a dictionary? The kind of image the word is used in will indicate how deeply you can profitably delve into the meanings, but the more you know, the better!
Marilla Waite Freeman: The Lady Who Came From Oblivion
In 2008, Ediciones El Pozo (Oneonta, New York) released a bilingual edition of The Theory of Play (La teoría del juego), by Marilla Waite Freeman.
Borges and the Critique of Myth
In La critica del mito: Borges y la literatura como suefio de vida [Borges and the Critique of Myth] describes how nineteenth century Latin American literature converges on Borges' poetry, narrative and criticism, and how twentieth century Latin American literature emerges in decisive ways from the literary creations of Borges.
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