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El lenguaje más allá de las palabras: La neurología del acento


 Moreno-Torres, I., P. Marien, et al. (2017). [e-Book]  Language beyond Words: The Neuroscience of Accent, Frontiers Media SA

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    Language learning also implies the acquisition of a set of phonetic rules and prosodic contours which define the accent in that language. While often considered as merely accessory, accent is an essential component of psychological identity as it embodies information on origin, culture, and social class. Speaking with a non-standard (foreign) accent is not inconsequential because it may negatively impact communication and social adjustment. Nevertheless, the lack of a formal definition of accent may explain that, as compared with other aspects of language, it has received relatively little attention until recently. During the past decade there has been increasing interest in the analysis of accent from a neuroscientific perspective. This e-book integrates data from different scientific frameworks. The reader will find fruitful research on new models of accent processing, how learning a new accent proceeds, and the role of feedback on accent learning in healthy subjects. In addition, information on accent changes in pathological conditions including developmental and psychogenic foreign accent syndromes as well as the description of a new variant of foreign accent syndrome is also included. It is anticipated that the articles in this e-book will enhance the understanding of accent as a linguistic phenomenon, the neural networks supporting it and potential interventions to accelerate acquisition or relearning of native accents.

    Folklore Infantil


    Sutton-Smith, B., J. Mechling, et al. . [e-Book] Children’s Folklore: A Source Book. Utah Utah State University, University Libraries, 1999

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    A collection of original essays by scholars from a variety of fields—including American studies, folklore, anthropology, psychology, sociology, and education—Children’s Folklore: A Source Book moves beyond traditional social-science views of child development. It reveals the complexity and artistry of interactions among children, challenging stereotypes of simple childhood innocence and conventional explanations of development that privilege sober and sensible adult outcomes. Instead, the play and lore of children is shown to be often disruptive, wayward, and irrational. The contributors variably con-sider and demonstrate “contextual” and “textual” ways of studying the folklore of children. Avoiding a narrow definition of the subject, they examine a variety of resources and approaches for studying, researching, and teaching it. These range from surveys of the history and literature of children’s folklore to methods of field research, studies of genres of lore, and attempts to capture children’s play and games.

    La investigación sobre la escritura: un paradigma contextualista para la retórica y la composición




    Johanek, C.. [e-Book] Composing Research: A Contextualist Paradigm for Rhetoric and Composition. Utah Utah State University, University Libraries, 2000

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    In Composing Research, Cindy Johanek offers a new perspective on the ideological conflict between qualitative and quantitative research approaches, and the theories of knowledge that inform them. With a paradigm that is sensitive to the context of one’s research questions, she argues, scholars can develop less dichotomous forms that invoke the strengths of both research traditions. Context-oriented approaches can lift the narrative from beneath the numbers in an experimental study, for example, or bring the useful clarity of numbers to an ethnographic study.

    Estudios de Composición como Arte Creativo: Enseñanza, Escritura, Investigación y Administración



    Bloom, L. (1998). [e-Book]  Composition Studies as a Creative Art: Teaching, Writing, Scholarship, Administration. Utah: Utah State University, University Libraries, 1998

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    This work focuses on the creative dynamics that arise from the interrelation of writing, teaching writing, and ways of reading—and the scholarship and administrative issues engendered by it. To regard composition studies as a creative art is to engage in a process of intellectual or aesthetic free play, and then to translate the results of this play into serious work that yet retains the freedom and playfulness of its origins. The book is fueled by a mixture of faith in the fields that compose composition studies, hope that efforts of composition teachers can make a difference, and a sense of community in its broadest meaning.

    Composición y escritura en la lengua inglesa



    Sirc, G. (2002). [e-Book]  English Composition as a Happening. Utah Utah State University, University Libraries, 2002

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    From the Introduction: “Contemporary Composition is still inflected by the epistemic turn taken in the 1980s, convincing me that we need to remember what we’ve forgotten—namely, how impassioned resolves and thrilling discoveries were abandoned and why. I’d like to retrace the road not taken in Composition Studies, to salvage what can still be recovered… I want to inspect the wreckage, in order to show what was the promise of the Happenings for Composition, as well as the huge gray longueur of its pale replacement, Eighties Composition. In so doing, I hope to begin a reconfiguration of our field’s pre- and after history.” What happened to the bold, kicky promise of writing instruction in the 1960s? The current conservative trend in composition is analyzed allegorically by Geoffrey Sirc in this book-length homage to Charles Deemer’s 1967 article, in which the theories and practices of Happenings artists (multi-disciplinary performance pioneers) were used to invigorate college writing. Sirc takes up Deemer’s inquiry, moving through the material and theoretical concerns of such pre- and post-Happenings influences as Duchamp and Pollock, situationists and punks, as well as many of the Happenings artists proper.

    Estudio Estilístico en Composición y Retórica.


    Butler, P. [e-Book]  Out of Style: Reanimating Stylistic Study in Composition and Rhetoric. Utah : University Libraries, 2008

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    Butler applauds the emerging interest in the study of style among compositionists, arguing that the loss of stylistics from composition in recent decades left it alive only in the popular imagination as a set of grammar conventions. Butler’s goal in Out of Style is to articulate style as a vital and productive source of invention, and to redefine its importance for current research, theory, and pedagogy. In so doing, he offers an important revisionist history of the field by reading it specifically through the canon of style. In addition, Butler argues that it is through style that scholars in the field can find a needed entry into public discussions about writing. Scholars in composition know that the ideas about writing most common in the discourse of public intellectuals are egregiously backward. Without a vital approach to stylistics, Butler argues, writing studies will never dislodge the controlling fantasies of self-authorized pundits in the nation’s intellectual press. Composition must answer with a public discourse that is responsive to readers’ ongoing interest in style but is also grounded in composition theory.edu/usupress_pubs/162

     Inglés Nativo: Método de Aprendizaje Rápido para Hablar Inglés Como un Nativo



    Vargas, J. (2017). [e-Book]  Inglés Nativo: Método de Aprendizaje Rápido para Hablar Inglés Como un Nativo, Amazon, Kindle Edition.

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    ¿Quieres Aprender a Hablar Inglés Como un Nativo? Sigue Leyendo y Aprenderás Cómo Hablar Fluidamente..  Posiblemente has pasado años intentando aprender inglés. Has ido a clases, puede que algún curso online, has leído algún libro, has estudiado online, y aún así sigues sin poder hablar inglés y sonar como lo haría un hablante nativo. Si has estado peleando y te gustaría que tu habla sonara más natural, ¡este es tu libro!  Este libro te ayudará a sonar exactamente igual que un hablante nativo. Te enseñaré todo lo que necesitas saber, desde las mejores técnicas a las palabras más comunes y frases que se usan en inglés.

    Introducción a los vocabularios controlados: terminologías de Arte, Arquitectura y otras artes culturales


    Harpring, P. (2010). [e-Book]  Introduction to Controlled Vocabularies: Terminologies for Art, Architecture, and Other Cultural Works Los Angeles,, Getty Research Institute, 2010.

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    Este libro es una guía para construir herramientas de vocabulario controlado, catalogar e indexar materiales culturales con términos y nombres de vocabularios controlados y usar vocabularios en buscadores y bases de datos para mejorar el descubrimiento y recuperación en línea.

    Introducción a los vocabularios: mejorando el acceso a la información sobre el patrimonio cultural


    Lanzi, E. [e-Book]  Introduction to Vocabularies: Enhancing Access to Cultural Heritage Information Oxford Oxford University Press, 1998.

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    Introducción a los vocabularios destaca el papel crucial que desempeñan los vocabularios controlados en la descripción, catalogación o documentación de la información sobre el patrimonio cultural. El libro hace hincapié en la importancia de las normas y el papel del trabajo de autoridad en la creación y gestión de vocabularios que garantizarían el acceso integrado.

    Estudios literarios transculturales: política, teoría y análisis literario


    Bernd, F. [e-Book] Transcultural Literary Studies: Politics, Theory, and Literary Analysis, MDPI, 2017

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    Witnessing the rise of nationalism, nativism, and xenophobia in many countries, theories of transculturalism arose, in part, out of the concern that multi- and intercultural identity models have not set themselves sufficiently apart from their own culturalist baggage, thus leaving their doors open to strong nationalistic and ethnocentric orientations. But how can we—how can literature—imagine transcultural communities? This volume attempts to examine whether transculturalism—with its questioning of the dominance of group identity and its return to the individual as a privileged site for cultural multiplicity—can offer guideposts for conceptualizing ‘individual’ diversity without underplaying the role of class, religion, and community. Several contributions to the volume view some of the ‘cosmopolitan’ genealogies of transculturalism cautiously, such as elitist individualism and utopianism, teleologically structured conceptualizations of humanism, and an indiscriminating belief in the ascendency of human universals. Nevertheless, highlighting particular understandings of transculturalism in interpretations of significant literary texts from the Middle Ages to the 21st century amounts, once again and by no small measure, to a political decision—one that historically has often been prompted by a search for commonalities as a basis for the design of universal human rights, international law, transnational structures, and global education.