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Becoming Hispanic: The negotiation of ethnoracial identity in US census interviews

Becoming Hispanic: The negotiation of ethnoracial identity in US census interviews

In a new article published in the journal Latino Studies, Prof. Jennifer Leeman builds on her previous critical analyses of the ethnicity and race categories in the US census. In addition to demonstrating how sociolinguistic theory and methods can shed new light on census classification, her study of 117 Spanish-language interviews from the 2010 census shows that census-taking is not a simple recording of preexisting identities, nor is it a one-way dissemination of official discourses from interviewers to respondents. Instead, census ethnoracial classification involves the intersubjective construction and production of identities, as interviewers and respondents negotiate the meaning of the categories provided and their places within them.

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New MCL Spanish curriculum publication at U of Texas COERLL

New MCL Spanish curriculum publication at U of Texas COERLL

The Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning at the University of Texas has published a Spanish curriculum developed by a team of Spanish profs in GMU and Eastern Mennonite University. Lisa Rabin and Colleen Sweet from MCL are main authors of the publication and the project was funded by a 4-VA grant.

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Transforming Monkey

Transforming Monkey

Able to shape-shift and ride the clouds, wielding a magic cudgel and playing tricks, Sun Wukong (aka Monkey or the Monkey King) first attained superstar status as the protagonist of the sixteenth-century novel Journey to the West (Xiyou ji) and lives on in literature and popular culture internationally.

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The Military Enlightenment

The Military Enlightenment

The Military Enlightenment brings to light a radically new narrative both on the Enlightenment and the French armed forces from Louis XIV to Napoleon. Christy Pichichero makes a striking discovery:

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Aprender a aprender en la era digital by Esperanza Román-Mendoza

Aprender a aprender en la era digital by Esperanza Román-Mendoza

Aprender a aprender en la era digital provides a comprehensive, state-of-the-art account that empowers readers to leverage learning technologies to promote second language learner autonomy. Written entirely in Spanish, the book covers a breadth of innovative topics in the teaching of Spanish via and with technology, such as emerging pedagogies, autonomous and participatory learning, learner agency and identity, teacher development, and post-communicative curriculum design.

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Olson Publishes Article

Olson Publishes Article

Literary interlocutors of posterity, chief among them Dante, serve as much as an inspiration to compose both verse and prose. In revisiting the phrase “le Muse son donne,” it is then, perhaps, those men who come closer to resembling “donne” rather than so many “papere.”

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Husseinali Publishes On-Line Article

Husseinali Publishes On-Line Article

"From my perspective as Academic Director, I wanted to provide as much opportunity as possible to maximize learning of the Arabic language (standard and dialect) and to provide activities to ensure student interaction with local communities to gain insight into local perspectives."

Wagner on Tony Schumacher

Wagner on Tony Schumacher

Imgard Wagner, Modern and Classical Languages, published an essay "Tony Schumacher, Jugendschriftstellerin aus Ludwigsburg, Zeugin bewegter Zeiten," in a volume on 18th- to 20th-century women writers from the Ludwigsburg area. Irmgard's essay portrays the children's literature writer Tony Schumacher (1848-1931) as a witness of the eventful times in which she lived and wrote.