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Balestra, Alejandra

Overview
Works: 15 works in 46 publications in 2 languages and 3,780 library holdings
Genres: Literature  Fiction  Juvenile works  History 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor
Classifications: PS508.H57, 810.80868073
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Most widely held works by Alejandra Balestra
Herencia : the anthology of Hispanic literature of the United States by Nicolás Kanellos( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herencia (meaning "inheritance" or "heritage") is the first anthology to bring together literature from the entire history of Hispanic writing in the United States, from the age of exploration to the present. The product of a ten-year project involving hundreds of scholars nationwide, Herencia spans over three centuries and includes writers from all the major Hispanic ethnic communities, and writing from diverse genres. Here is the voice of the conqueror and the conquered, the revolutionary and the reactionary, the native and the uprooted or landless. Readers will find pieces by such leading writers as Piri Thomas, Luis Valdez, Isabel Allende, Oscar Hijuelos, and Reinaldo Arenas. This anthology has historical depth as well as a portrait of Hispanic literature in the United States. Beginning with Cabeza de Vaca's account of his explorations in the New World, the anthology includes a passage from La Florida, a narrative historical poem of 22,000 verses, written by Franciscan friar Alonso de Escobedo; an attack on Mexican stereotypes in the nascent movie industry, written by Nicasio Idar, editor of Laredo's La Cronica; and an essay about Coney Island written by revolutionary Jose Marti. Embracing Chicano, Nuyorican, Cuban American, and Latino writings, the voices of immigrants and the voices of exiles, Herencia makes a contribution to our understanding not only of Hispanic writing in the United States, but also of the contribution Hispanics have made to the United States
Recovering the U.S. Hispanic linguistic heritage : sociohistorical approaches to Spanish in the United States by Alejandra Balestra( )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Contrary to popular belief, the first European language spoken on American soil was not English, but Spanish. Explorer Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca and his shipmates landed on the Florida coast in 1513, almost 100 years before the British established a permanent settlement in Virginia." "This exploration of the development of the Spanish language in the territory that has become the United States from a sociohistorical perspective draws attention to the long tradition of multilingualism in the United States in the hope of putting to rest the myth that the United States was ever a monolingual nation."--Jacket
En otra voz : antología de la literatura hispana de los Estados Unidos( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in Spanish and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects works that represent different aspects of the Spanish-language literary tradition in the United States, including accounts by early explorers and writings by Hispanic Americans, immigrants, and exiles in the United States
The last doll by Diane Gonzales Bertrand( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A beautiful old-fashioned doll, long neglected on a toy store's shelves, becomes the last special doll given to a Mexican American girl when she celebrates her fifteenth birthday
Pepita takes time by Ofelia Dumas Lachtman( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and Spanish and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pepita thinks it doesn't matter that she is always late, until she finally relizes how her tardiness affects other people and herself
The anthology of Hispanic literature of the United States( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La ultima muneca : (The last doll) by Diane Gonzales Bertrand( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A beautiful old-fashioned doll, long neglected on a toy store's shelves, becomes the last special doll given to a young girl when she celebrates her fifteenth birthday
Del futuro morfolʹogico al perifrʹastico : un cambio morfosintʹactico en el espan︢ol de California, 1800-1930 by Alejandra Balestra( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recovering the U sociohistorical approaches to Spanish in the United States( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recovering the U.S Hispanic Literary Heritage Series : Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Linguistic Heritage : Sociohistorical Approaches to Spanish in the United States by María Irene Moyna( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La expresión del tiempo futuro en el español de California en el siglo XIX by Alejandra Balestra( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

El Léxico español de los estudiantes de herencia de secundaria en Houston by Yesenia Chávez( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Algunos investigadores proponen que el conocimiento de vocabulario está relacionado con el conocimiento del español global del estudiante y con la comprensión lectora (Velásquez, 2015; Rodrigo, 2009). Otros proponen que hay que usar más tiempo enseñando y practicando el vocabulario en la clase (Fairclough y Mrack, 2003) y que su enseñanza debería ser explícita dependiendo del nivel del estudiante (Waldvogel, 2016; Fairclough y Belpoliti, 2015). En la presente investigación se analiza el conocimiento léxico global de los estudiantes de español como lengua de herencia (EELH) a nivel secundaria/preparatoria o bachillerato con dos evaluaciones. La primera es a principio de semestre y la segunda es a final del semestre. Se basa en la teoría del umbral léxico para medir el nivel léxico de los EELH. Los instrumentos usados son: un cuestionario sociolingüístico, un examen léxico con preguntas de opción múltiple, una actividad cloze test y una encuesta de prácticas de enseñanza por parte del profesorado. Se siguen los modelos adaptados de Fairclough y Ramírez (2009) y Rodrigo (2009) para la metodología. En general, los resultados muestran un alto conocimiento de nivel léxico y variado de los EELH como ya lo encontraron otros investigadores (Velásquez, 2015; Fairclough, 2013; Fairclough y Ramírez, 2009). También se encontró una correlación positiva entre el nivel léxico y la comprensión lectora como lo señala Velásquez (2015). Además, se analiza la correlación entre los resultados y otras variables sociales como el género, las prácticas de enseñanza etc. Finalmente se hacen recomendaciones pedagógicas personalizadas basadas en los niveles de conocimiento de la guía tentativa de Fairclough et al., (2010) y los resultados obtenidos
Transferencia léxica de los anglicismos en la prensa santiaguera (1805-1902). Un estudio sociolingüístico histórico by Carlos Raidel Naranjo( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In the linguistic history of Cuba, the constant flood of diverse foreign cultures has brought with it the presence of different social and ethnic groups (Valdés Bernal, 2006). This mixture of cultures brought the insertion of new turns or phrases and foreign words, which became part of the lexical repertoire of what is now known as the variant of the Cuban Spanish. In this research, it is presented the results of a diachronic sociohistorical linguistic study on lexical loans from English in the written press of Santiago de Cuba during the 19th century until 1902. The objective of this study is to describe the linguistic behavior of nineteenth-century Anglicisms in the variant of the Cuban Spanish. The methodology consisted in a random sampling of the Santiago de Cuba newspapers published from 1805 to 1902. An inventory of the 262 Anglicisms found was made and then analyzed in two different stages according to their frequency of use, typology, their adaptation to the recipient language and lexical fields in which they were located. In the results, it was highlighted that the predominant type of Anglicisms in this long period were the ones that kept their English spelling. The lexical fields that more anglicisms contributed were commerce, politics and sport. The highest percentage of Anglicisms found were classified as foreign loanwords in transfer to Spanish. In the second phase of the study, the degrees of lexical vitality of some Anglicisms found in the nineteenth century were determined through the answers of a lexical association questionnaire. The retention of full lexical vitality in most of terms imported from English was confirmed. The historical sociolinguistic study, despite presenting great challenges for the researcher, allowed to keep track of the evolution and changes in the linguistic system, in particular of the lexicon, in past times, which resulted into a better understanding and location of the variant of the Cuban Spanish
Mecanismos de impersonalidad en el español mexicano : un análisis de epístolas de los siglos XVI, XVII Y XVIII by Kevin Munuera Pulido( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The present study describes the syntax and semantics of a group of linguistic strategies expressing impersonality in Mexican Spanish from the XVI, XVII and XVIII centuries. First, three kinds of se are studied (se pasivo-impersonal, se pasivo and se impersonal). After that, the second person singular and third person plural verb forms, uno, persona, hombre y dize que were analyzed. A quantitative and qualitative analysis has been carried out using 286 letters extracted from the Corpus Diacrónico y Diatópico del Español de América (CORDIAM). The purpose of the study is to prove if all of those linguistic elements show an advanced level of grammaticalization in the XVI century according to previous historical research (Arroyo, 2001; Batllori, 1998; Bogard, 2006; Company y Pozas, 2010 Ricós, 1995, 2000). The following linguistic variables have been incorporated to our analysis to observe possible constraints: presence, position, thematic role and animated condition of the subject, type, aspect and mode of the verb, agent complement, and number. The conclusions drawn from this investigation are the complete configuration of contexts with se, as well as the third person plural verb form. It is also found that dize que does not appear in our corpus. Hombre disappeared before XVII century. Moreover, persona had a low frequency of occurrence due to the fact that other words as gente and alguien or nadie had identical meanings. Regarding uno and the second person singular verb form they are related to texts about doctrine
Herencia : the anthology of Hispanic literature of United States( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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