Publications & Conferences

Daniel Martín-González. 2014. “Connecting theory and practice: A connectionist approach to second language acquisition.” Unpublished Bachelor Thesis, Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Publisher's VersionAbstract
The purpose of this research is to identify the differences in the literature at describing
connectionism as a model for Second Language Acquisition. Connectionism is a
psychological, cognitive and computational theory that explains how second language
learning is processed in the brain by means of computational simulation. The immediate
outcome of understanding connectionism is to acknowledge its powerful implications
for both teachers and learners of foreign languages. In this paper some of those
presumptions will be illustrated in order to extract more and deeper links between
theoretical brain research and its immediate applications in real contexts of foreign
language acquisition.
Daniel Martín-González. 2014. “Grace for Measure: Shakespeare and the Bible.” Journal of Artistic Creation and Literary Research, 2, 1, Pp. 1-10. Publisher's VersionAbstract
This article examines the connection between Shakespeare and the Bible
regarding Christian salvation focusing on one of the so-called Shakespeare’s problem plays,
namely Measure for Measure. Firstly, the readers are introduced to the plot and sources of
the play, followed by an explanation setting forth the opposition between two systems of
expiation seen in Christian theology: divine grace, the system ascribed to Protestants, and
salvation by works, traditionally associated to Catholicism. This theoretical account is applied
to Measure for Measure in order to raise awareness of the triumph of God’s mercy at the end
of the story. However, this fact does not prove Shakespeare’s Protestantism. Rather, it can
be considered as an attempt to lay out the political and religious controversies of the time.
Daniel Martín-González. 2014. “La Ortodoxia Heterodoxa de Roger Williams.” Journal of Artistic Creation & Literary Research, 2, 2, Pp. 1-9. Publisher's VersionAbstract
En este trabajo se aborda la contribución del puritano Roger Williams al proceso de racionalización que sufrió el cristianismo en el siglo XVII y sus consecuencias dentro de la iglesia de tendencia protestante que él integraba. De este modo se ejemplificará un proceso típico de nuestra historia por el cual una heterodoxia se convierte en la norma u ortodoxia. Con este fin, se analizará brevemente el ideario de Williams en comparación con la ortodoxia cristiana de su época, y a su vez, con el libro puritano por excelencia, la Biblia. En consecuencia, podremos advertir la importancia del proceso de racionalización del cristianismo como el causante de la ortodoxia cristiana actual, y la importancia del protestantismo como base de los fundamentos políticos de la modernidad.