# Browse Dept. of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese by Issue Date

• (Pennsylvania State University Press, 1984)
Juan Ramón Jiménez's extensive reading in British, Anglo-Irish, and North American poetry has received careful attention, but his interest in the major poets of Illinois has so far merited only passing comments. This paper ...
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• (1989)
Metaphony is a historic phonological process by which the tonic vowel of a word assimilates a feature of a following postonic vowel. As a result, most discussions of metaphony have been within a diachronic framework. In ...
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• (1989)
El villancico, breve composicion lirica de tema sacro y metrica variable, es una de las formas poeticas mas representativas de la poesia tradicional. Dicho tipo de composicion, de origen popular, alcanza su mayor cultivo ...
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• (1989)
A battery of spectroscopic techniques, including electron paramagnetic resonance, $\sp{57}$Fe Mossbauer, UV-VIS, and magnetic susceptibility have been used in the study of layered silicates. The oxidative coupling of phenols ...
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• (1989)
The study investigated which cues in the input are used by classroom second language learners in order to assign tense at the sentence level: lexical items (temporal adverbials), gestures (indicating temporal references), ...
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• (1989)
This thesis studies the Romance complex predicate structures formed by Modal and Aspectual (MA) and Causative verbs. The claim made in this thesis is that the composition of infinitival Infl(exion) in the Romance Null ...
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• (1990)
The purpose of this study is twofold. First, it attempts to provide the basis for an approach to literature according to the psychological theories of Carl Gustav Jung. Second, because Borgesian criticism lacks a psychological ...
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• (1990)
This dissertation is a descriptive study of the language of Enrique de Villena's Arte cisoria (1423). The short introduction on Villena, the Cisoria, and his other works, is followed by chapters on the phonology, inflectional ...
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• (1990)
This thesis discusses the origins and development of the Old Spanish strong (rhizotonic) preterites--those preterites which have the stress falling on the root-vowel in the first and third person singular forms of the ...
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• (1991)
This dissertation is an investigation of the development of the "obscurity" concept in the works of Spanish theorists of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The polemic "clarity-obscurity" became one of the central ...
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• (1991)
Cognitive theory postulates that during the early stages of second language acquisition (SLA), constraints on adult second language (L2) learners' information processing mechanism are largely responsible for what is attended ...
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• (1991)
I Malavoglia by Giovanni Verga is one of the most important novels of modern Italian literature, in part for its new form of language in harmony with its content.
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• (1991)
Current foreign language reading research is disparate in nature. Researchers use a variety of assessment tasks which may or may not be comparable across studies. Some tasks are carried out in the subjects' native language ...
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• (1991)
This study investigated the roles of communicative value and linguistic knowledge in second language input processing. It was hypothesized that focus of attention on an element of low communicative value would negatively ...
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• (1991)
Research has shown that second language learners have a limited capacity for processing the input to which they are exposed. This is reflected at all stages of the language-learning process, not only at the level of the ...
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• (1991)
My dissertation has two main goals: to study Spanish modernity in the second half of the 19th century; and to analyze the aesthetics and novels by Angel Ganivet in the context of the Spanish modernity. In order to achieve ...
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• (1991)
El proposito de esta tesis doctoral es dar una revision al tema de la controversia sobre la licitud del teatro en el Siglo de Oro con la aportacion de un nuevo texto, hasta el momento presente, totalmente inedito y fechado ...
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• (1992)
This study examined the use of address pronouns in Spanish as perceived by U.S. nonnative speakers before and after residence in a Spanish speaking community. The data used for the analysis were collected with a questionnaire ...
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• (1992)
Sangre, valor y fortuna is the only play by dramatist Francisco Bances Candamo (1662-1704) which has never been published. It was not included in the Poesias comicas, the most complete collection of comedias by Bances ...
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• (1992)
Both first language (L1) and second language (L2) reading research have suggested that illustrations facilitate comprehension, though results have been disparate. Moreover, L2 research has been minimal and many variables ...
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