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Coverage for grant HD-51432-11

ACTIV-ES: a novel Spanish-language corpus for linguistic and cultural comparisons between communities of the Hispanic world
Jerid Francom, Wake Forest University

Grant details:

NEH awards Francom’s language study (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Kimberly McGrath
Publication: Inside WFU
Date: 10/19/2011
Abstract: Assistant Professor of Spanish and Linguistics Jerid Francom has been awarded $25,000 by The National Endowment for the Humanities to study Spanish language use and cultural trends. Francom will spend the spring semester traveling to Spain, Mexico and Argentina collecting data on word usage in these countries and pairing the results with in-field psychological testing.

Ready, set, speak — Spanish Film subtitles may be key to localizing language prep (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Kim McGrath
Publication: Wake Forest University News
Date: 1/31/2013
Abstract: With funding from The National Endowment for the Humanities, Francom has been using language from film to learn more about how conversational Spanish is spoken in three Spanish-speaking countries — Argentina, Mexico and Spain — collecting data on word usage that may someday change the way language courses are taught.