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Approaching the Direct Object Pronouns: How Much Grammatical Form Is Necessary in Instruction?  [PDF]
Melanie L. DAmico
Open Journal of Modern Linguistics (OJML) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/ojml.2013.34041
Abstract: The main goal of this investigation was to determine if there is a more effective approach among focus on forms, focus on meaning, or focus on form for teaching the direct object pronouns to beginning students of Spanish. It will be beneficial to discover which of these three widely-used approaches can best help students to acquire correct pronoun use, and may aid instructors of Spanish in the teaching of these pronouns. In order to compare these approaches, three sections of a beginning Spanish course received instruction in one of the three approaches. The participants of this study were 51 beginning level students who had had 3 years of Spanish instruction at the high school level and were native speakers of English. The study follows a pretest/posttest design. Results find positive results for form-focused instruction over purely meaning-focused instruction for teaching the Spanish direct object pronouns with regards to sentence completion tasks. A main implication of this study is that focus on meaning instruction is not sufficient to help beginning learners improve their production of Spanish direct object pronouns. While results show a more positive impact for focus on form instruction over the more traditional focus on forms approach, additional research comparing these two methods is suggested. It is also important to note that beginning level learners show overall low levels of accuracy with direct object pronouns in Spanish.
Complexity of Interaction in a Second Language Conversation Group: An Exploratory Study  [PDF]
Melanie Lynn DAmico
Open Journal of Modern Linguistics (OJML) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/ojml.2015.54031
Abstract: The aim of this research was to explore the nature of conversation in a weekly second language Italian conversation group. Analysis of conversations focused on the range of topics and verbal structures used by learners. Additional analysis was completed to determine if learners engaged in negotiation of meaning or form during conversations. Results revealed that learners used a range of topics and verbal structures from Beginner level to Advanced level indicating that learners challenged themselves to produce high quality, natural conversation. Learners also showed some use of negotiation during conversations to repair communication breakdowns, principally to address meaning; however, the amount of negotiation was low when compared to task-based interaction designed to elicit negotiation.
Reglamentos de las organizaciones deportivas nacionales: Un estudio comparativo
López de DAmico,Rosa;
Investigación y Postgrado , 2009,
Abstract: this research examines and compares the regulations and organizational structures that gymnastics federations and associations use to control this discipline in countries such as australia, france, italy, new zealand, indonesia and ecuador. this research was made in order to determine how differences and resemblances in their regulations affect or have infl uence in the performance of their organizations (gymnasts, managers, training judges). among the conclusive aspects it is remarkable the fact that the countries that have obtained better results have more criteria and regulations written for their members. the country that obtained the best results in this study -francehas more democratic participation and representation of its members at the moment of taking decisions.
El enfoque mitológico en el análisis de obras literarias y su aplicabilidad en el ámbito educativo
López de DAmico,Rosa;
Investigación y Postgrado , 2007,
Abstract: the present work finds support on documentary research as well on experience gained during the search for solutions to the problems raised in the context of teaching literature in english. it focuses on the mythological approach and its use in literary analysis. the report contains five sections. the first section is related to mythology as a starting point for the comprehension of myth. the second section defines myth and its occurrence in literature. the third part presents the archetypical approach, its origins and the theories that support it, as well as different archetypes found in literary works. the fourth section exemplifies relations and applications of the mythological approach and makes reference to outstanding critics who, with their analyses, have demonstrated the validly and universality of the approach. also, four analyses are developed in order to show its practical application. the final section allows us to transfer experience through a practical demonstration of the use of the mythological approach by presenting two class plans, whose exercises contribute to demonstrate the validity and feasibility of application of the mythological approach for the study of literature. finally, conclusions are led to project the benefits of the mythological approach, foregrounding its advantages and its great usefulness in both language teaching and learning and the process of transmitting society?s cultural background to future generations.
López de DAmico,Rosa;
Investigación y Postgrado , 2003,
Abstract: the attainability of an organization?s objectives requires the participation and perception of all its members in order to develop a realistic and overall view of the organization?s diversity. understanding of organizational behavior requires knowledge of how the organization works, but most importantly, listening to and understanding its members. the management process should contribute to the organization?s effectiveness. the success of some national sports organizations has been studied from different perspectives. but members? satisfaction and opinions are not often critically analyzed; more often, this is an intentionally ignored topic, a taboo to others or one that is only studied theoretically. this article presents the perspectives of members with similar forms of affiliation in various national sporting organizations from: albania , australia , ecuador , france , indonesia , italy and new zealand . the participants? voices in terms of regulations are classified according to the group they represent. this study looks at the members? opinions towards regulations in their organizations, since their perceptions and feelings towards the organization can affect its output. it concludes by reinforcing the importance of human resources management?s being directed towards enhancing members? satisfaction, motivation, commitment and performance as key elements that will contribute to the achievement of the organizations goals.
Importancia de la organización y el voluntariado en la realización de mega-eventos deportivos
Revista de Pedagogía , 2003,
Abstract: abstract in this article, an experience in preparing volunteer groups for the staging of major sport events is presented. specifically, the experience has to do with the recruiting and preparation of the personnel volunteering for carrying out the sydney 2000 olympic games. the article describes the process the people involved went through while undertaking their preparation and also during their actual performance in the games. it emphasizes the benefits obtained by people, institutions, city and country in which the event may take place. finally, some general guidelines as to the preparation necessary for personnel in sport-related organizations are advanced and suggestions are made as to the value of this particular experience as a possible model for the carrying out of similar events in the future.
Globalización, Deporte y Gimnasia
Rosa López de DAmico
Podium : Sport, Leisure and Tourism Review , 2012, DOI: 10.5585/podium.v1i2.24
Abstract: Este trabajo presenta las visiones de miembros de seis organizaciones de gimnasia nacionales de: Australia, Francia, Italia, Ecuador, Indonesia y Nueva Zelanda que son comparadas a la luz de las teorías existente de la globalización y culturas deportivas de los deportistas de alto rendimiento. En primer lugar se muestra una visión de la globalización y la cultura en el deporte, en particular del alto rendimiento. Luego explora las diferencias culturales y/o similitudes entre los miembros entrevistados pertenecientes al nivel de alto rendimiento de las federaciones de gimnasia respectivas analizando las razones por las cuales se han mantenido en el deporte. Posteriormente se se alan los obstáculos y elementos claves que ellos creen tienen alguna influencia en los logros que han obtenido en la gimnasia de su país. Las comparaciones en este artículo son producto de las entrevistas, por consiguiente se colocan citas de los entrevistados. Aquellas entrevistas que fueron realizadas en otros idiomas fueron traducidas, no se hizo énfasis en correcciones gramaticales o de estilo. Por otra parte se realizó revisión de literatura para comparar con las respuestas de los participantes. En las consideraciones finales se destaca que es significativo las semejanzas que existen entre las respuestas y variables manifestadas a pesar de las grandes diferencias de los países de donde provienen, es cierto que hay algunos países en donde se se alan más variables que en otros, no obstante se observa lo discutido en la literatura del fenómeno de la globalización y las similitudes entre las culturas deportivas del alto rendimiento más allá que las culturas propias de los países de donde provienen. DOI: 10.5585/podium.v1i2.24
Bound entanglement in the XY model
D. Patané,R. Fazio,L. Amico
Physics , 2007, DOI: 10.1088/1367-2630/9/9/322
Abstract: We study the multi-spin entanglement for the 1D anisotropic XY model concentrating on the simplest case of three-spin entanglement. As compared to the pairwise entanglement, three-party quantum correlations have a longer range and they are more robust on increasing the temperature. We find regions of the phase diagram of the system where bound entanglement occurs, both at zero and finite temperature. Bound entanglement in the ground state can be obtained by tuning the magnetic field. Thermal bound entanglement emerges naturally due to the effect of temperature on the free ground state entanglement.
Stability analysis of degenerate Hopf bifurcations for discrete-time systems
D'Amico,M. B.; Paolini,E. E.; Moiola,J. L.;
Latin American applied research , 2003,
Abstract: a methodology for the stability analysis of invariant cycles emerging from hopf bifurcations in discrete-time nonlinear systems is presented. the technique is formulated in the so-called frequency-domain and it is based on the nyquist stability criterion and a higher-order harmonic balance method. the study of a planar cubic map is included for illustration.
Using the Resistograph to distinguish different types of wood rot on living silver fir in Molise (Italy)
Lasserre B,Motta E,DAmico L,Scirè M
Forest@ , 2010, DOI: 10.3832/efor0638-007
Abstract: he study was performed in two silver-fir forests (Abies alba Mill.) located in Alto Molise, Province of Isernia: Collemeluccio, near Pescolanciano and Abeti Soprani near Capracotta. The aim of this work was to distinguish different types of wood rot on living silver fir individuals by using the Resistograph (IML-RESI E400), a device that allows to estimate the variation of wood density by measuring the resistance to micro-perforation. The occurrence of different types of wood rot (white rot and brown rot) in living trees was pointed out and discriminated by the device. In the detected deteriorated zones, fungal pathogens and decomposers were isolated and identified, causing either white (Phellinus hartigii, Ganoderma adspersum, Heterobasidion abietinum and Armillaria ostoyae) or brown rot (Fomitopsis pinicola).
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