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Appropriateness In Requests: Perspectives Of Russian Efl Learners, Ekaterina Victorovna Shcherbakova 2010 Iowa State University

Appropriateness In Requests: Perspectives Of Russian Efl Learners, Ekaterina Victorovna Shcherbakova

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This study analyses whether social standings of interlocutors (a student and a professor) and linguistic forms embedded into head speech acts of requests affect the perceptions of Russian learners of English as a foreign language about the appropriateness of requests. By completing an elaborated semi-oral Discourse Completion Task, twenty American undergraduate students produced eighty request utterances. The most frequent and consistent request patterns were then used to form five different types of head speech acts. These five head speech act forms were then evaluated by thirty-nine Russian EFL learners. To do the evaluation, Russian subjects completed an acceptability questionnaire that ...


What We Talk About When We Talk About Talking: Ethos At Work In An Online Community, Quinn Warnick 2010 Iowa State University

What We Talk About When We Talk About Talking: Ethos At Work In An Online Community, Quinn Warnick

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This dissertation explores the rhetorical concept of ethos as it functions in contemporary online communities, via a case study of one successful online community, MetaFilter.com. A year-long virtual ethnography of MetaFilter demonstrates that understanding ethos as it functions online requires a multilayered definition that accounts for the traditional notion of ethos as vir bonus, the strict Aristotelian conception of ethos as textual element, and the pre-Aristotelian idea of ethos as "gathering place." It also documents the unique strategies employed by digital rhetors to establish and maintain their individual ethos, evaluate the ethos of their interlocutors, and shape the collective ...


John Cleave's Weekly Police Gazette (1834-6), Francis Place, And The Pragmatics Of The Unstamped Press, Edward Jacobs 2010 Old Dominion University

John Cleave's Weekly Police Gazette (1834-6), Francis Place, And The Pragmatics Of The Unstamped Press, Edward Jacobs

English Faculty Publications

John Cleave (c.1790-c.1847) was the editor and publisher of, among other works, Cleaves Weekly Police Gazette (1834-6; hereafter WPG), which was by most accounts the best-selling unstamped newspaper of the so-called "War of the Unstamped Press" in the 1830s, one of the first unstamped papers to adopt a broadsheet format like stamped papers, and one of the first to mix political news with coverage of non-political events like sensational crimes and strange occurrences. As Joel Wiener and Patricia Hollis note, less is known about Cleave than about most of the other major figures in the unstamped movement, like ...


Mama's Boy, Jamie t. Berger 2010 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Mama's Boy, Jamie T. Berger

Masters Theses 1911 - February 2014

"Mama's Boy" is a book of fiction and nonfiction by Jamie Berger. It deals with mothers and sons and feminism and pornography and poker and love and New York and San Francisco and Western Massachusetts.


“The Base, Cursed Thing”: Panther Attacks, Ecotones, And Antebellum American Fiction, Matthew Sivils 2010 Iowa State University

“The Base, Cursed Thing”: Panther Attacks, Ecotones, And Antebellum American Fiction, Matthew Sivils

English Publications

The panther attack scenes found in the fiction of Charles Brockden Brown (1771-1810), James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851), and Harriet Prescott Spofford (1835-1921) portray these animals as literary monsters indicative of a developing American environmental anxiety. Drawing on a selection of recent critical studies dealing with both antebellum American fiction and ecocriticism, I suggest that these scenes reveal, especially through their depiction of panther attacks in what ecologists now refer to as anthropogenic ecotones (human-made environmental edges), the beginnings of an American cultural recognition of environmental degradation. Ultimately these panther attack scenes prefigure an American environmental ethic, revealing an instructive early ...


“Only Connect”: Music’S Role In Forster's A Room With A View, Tammela A. Platt 2010 Oberlin College

“Only Connect”: Music’S Role In Forster's A Room With A View, Tammela A. Platt

Honors Papers

This essay addresses fragmentation and connection on multiple levels in relation to E.M. Forster’s 1908 novel, A Room with a View. George Emerson, the novel’s Romantic hero, loves Lucy Honeychurch and wishes to connect with her. But Lucy cannot decide to marry George for love until she realizes she loves him, the latter of which is not possible until she connects two fragments of her self. Music – in particular that of Beethoven, Schumann and Wagner – brings Lucy to the brink of connecting her inexperienced social self with her sophisticated and intuitive musical self.

Forster’s act of ...


Self-Indulgence Is The American Word For Flair, Ania Spyra 2010 Butler University

Self-Indulgence Is The American Word For Flair, Ania Spyra

Scholarship and Professional Work - LAS

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Much Ado About ... Quite A Lot: An English Department Newsletter, Department of English 2010 Western Kentucky University

Much Ado About ... Quite A Lot: An English Department Newsletter, Department Of English

English Department Publications

In the areas of research, scholarship, creativity, and teaching excellence, the English faculty has enjoyed a rich and varied year. The quality of the faculty’s work is evident in the public recognition and honors they have received. We are pleased to share some of our achievements


Zephyrus, Western Kentucky University 2010 Western Kentucky University

Zephyrus, Western Kentucky University

Student Creative Writing

The fine arts magazine of Western Kentucky University at Bowling Green.


J. Graham Brown School, Jessie Magee 2010 Western Kentucky University

J. Graham Brown School, Jessie Magee

Mahurin Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

Couches. Creativity. Teachers. Thinkers. Call it the Hippie School. Or call it the Brown School – a self-directed learning magnet school in downtown Louisville, Kentucky. Since 1972, the J. Graham Brown School has educated children from elementary through high school beyond the traditional education model to face the world with a different perspective from the norm: one of acceptance, of the individual, of the cohesion of our differences. Students mentor each other and form open, real relationships with teachers to develop a unique, whole understanding of the world – all the while trying to shed the image of a school full of ...


Phillis Wheatley’S Abolitionist Text: The 1834 Edition, Eileen Razzari Elrod 2010 Santa Clara University

Phillis Wheatley’S Abolitionist Text: The 1834 Edition, Eileen Razzari Elrod

English

The problem presented to readers by the late eighteenth-century poet Phillis Wheatley is nearly as well known as her poetry. Alongside many readers’ expressions of admiration, others have registered suspicion and disapproval, first in the eighteenth and then again in the mid- and late twentieth centuries. And nearly all of Wheatley’s critics acknowledge the centrality of the poet’s life in responses to her poetry. Whether the questions were framed in terms of literary authorship in the context of racist assumptions (as they were in the eighteenth century) or racial (as well as gendered) authenticity in the context of ...


A Hybrid Genre Supports Hybrid Roles In Community-University Collaboration, Timothy Henningsen 2010 College of DuPage

A Hybrid Genre Supports Hybrid Roles In Community-University Collaboration, Timothy Henningsen

Faculty Scholarship

This chapter describes how community-university collaboration is created

by the Chicago Civic Leadership Certificate Program (CCLCP), an

undergraduate program offered at the University of Illinois at Chicago

(UIC). In CCLCP, partners from community-based, not-for-profit organizations

mentor first- and second-year students who complete writing and

research projects that their partner organizations need. In effect, then,

CCLCP’s community partners function as co-teachers, collaborating with

university instructors to direct, monitor, and evaluate student work; this

teaching relationship builds on a deeper and more interesting collaboration:

the bilateral development of students’ community-based projects.


The Manifold Operations Of The Gothic Double, Brian DeMars 2010 Eastern Michigan University

The Manifold Operations Of The Gothic Double, Brian Demars

Master's Theses and Doctoral Dissertations

The gothic novel’s emergence as a dominant genre in the 19th century is illustrative of a shift in popular ideology taking place in Western Europe during this period. Competing viewpoints, particularly between opposing classes, directly reflect the uncertainties, anxieties, and aspirations of a continent undergoing a significant transition. Because the gothic draws upon the tension between contending attitudes—spiritualism and secularism, realism and romanticism, nationalism and imperialism, and aristocratic and bourgeois—it exposes how ideology embedded in these concepts either adds to or detracts from the greater good of the community.

The technique of doubling is utilized to locate ...


The King At Kaamelott, Ahmed S. Bashi 2010 Eastern Michigan University

The King At Kaamelott, Ahmed S. Bashi

Master's Theses and Doctoral Dissertations

French TV‘s M6 aired a ground-breaking television advance, known as Kaamelott, from 2005 to 2009, derived from a long tradition of Arthurian narrative form and a long tradition of that form‘s modernization. Spanning the split, therefore, between the Modern and the Medieval, Alexandre Astier‘s experimental Adventure-Comedy, adapting no single model, this Frankenstein, brought to life through canny theatrical bricolage, provokes the following concrete question: how have the dimensions of the exemplary human life of the King been updated by this installment of an eight centuries (and more) old tradition? Using the frame-work of Berne‘s Games People ...


The Fiends That Plague Thee Thus: An Examination Of Gender And The Role It Plays In Coleridge’S Rime Of The Ancient Mariner, Kathleen Tyer 2010 Eastern Michigan University

The Fiends That Plague Thee Thus: An Examination Of Gender And The Role It Plays In Coleridge’S Rime Of The Ancient Mariner, Kathleen Tyer

Master's Theses and Doctoral Dissertations

Samuel Taylor Coleridge was, and remains today, one of the most important literary figures in history, and his poem The Rime of the Ancient Mariner continues to be one of the most widely read pieces of literature in schools across the world. When it was first published, the poem was ahead of its time and was widely misinterpreted. For the past two hundred years, even, critical examinations of the poem have tended to reveal discrepancies rather than attempt to explain them. This work examines the poem through the lens of queer theory in an attempt to explain those apparent inconsistencies ...


Review In Studies In Medieval And Renaissance Teaching Of "Ents, Elves And Eriador: The Environmental Vision Of J.R.R. Tolkien", Alf Siewers 2010 Bucknell University

Review In Studies In Medieval And Renaissance Teaching Of "Ents, Elves And Eriador: The Environmental Vision Of J.R.R. Tolkien", Alf Siewers

Other Faculty Research and Publications

A review of a book-length ecocritical study of J.R.R. Tolkien's fantasy writing.


Creativity With Purest Energy: How Sir Thomas Wyatt Introduced Modern English Poetics, Jeffery R. Moser 2010 University of Denver

Creativity With Purest Energy: How Sir Thomas Wyatt Introduced Modern English Poetics, Jeffery R. Moser

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The court poetry of Sir Thomas Wyatt (1503-42) asserts a special confidence and boldness of the individual and his poetics that stand at the forefront of an ambitious, sure and powerful England which eventually came into place during his life and afterwards. Wyatt marks the start of a new literary period when humanity and art gradually diverged from religious rites and instruction, dramatic impulses for romantic love and mere desires for adventure, allegory and narrative to favor instead modern demands and conscious intellectualism. Wyatt's poetry best represents this distinct literary break from his native medieval predecessors and from writers ...


Frederick Douglass: The Man, His Words And His Legacy As A Master Rhetorician, Tameka Lashean Johnson 2010 Eastern Illinois University

Frederick Douglass: The Man, His Words And His Legacy As A Master Rhetorician, Tameka Lashean Johnson

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


It's Not Catharsis, It's Cognition: A New Approach To Emotion In Composition, Caronia (Nia) Klein 2010 Eastern Illinois University

It's Not Catharsis, It's Cognition: A New Approach To Emotion In Composition, Caronia (Nia) Klein

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


Genre Awareness In The Writing Center, Ashok Bhusal 2010 Eastern Illinois University

Genre Awareness In The Writing Center, Ashok Bhusal

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


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