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Diagnosis Of Depression Among Hispanic Individuals--Appropriate Methods And Measures, Cassie DeVore, Carolyn Nadeau, Faculty Advisor 2010 Illinois Wesleyan University

Diagnosis Of Depression Among Hispanic Individuals--Appropriate Methods And Measures, Cassie Devore, Carolyn Nadeau, Faculty Advisor

John Wesley Powell Student Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Hispanics And Diabetes: Many Problems But Many Answers, Brooke Stevens, Carolyn Nadeau, Faculty Advisor 2010 Illinois Wesleyan University

Hispanics And Diabetes: Many Problems But Many Answers, Brooke Stevens, Carolyn Nadeau, Faculty Advisor

John Wesley Powell Student Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Barriers To Accessing The U.S. Health Care System For Hispanics, Patricia Troxell, Carolyn Nadeau, Faculty Advisor 2010 Illinois Wesleyan University

Barriers To Accessing The U.S. Health Care System For Hispanics, Patricia Troxell, Carolyn Nadeau, Faculty Advisor

John Wesley Powell Student Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Hypertension And Hispanics: Lower Incidence Or Missing Data?, Kelsey Farrell, Carolyn Nadeau, Faculty Advisor 2010 Illinois Wesleyan University

Hypertension And Hispanics: Lower Incidence Or Missing Data?, Kelsey Farrell, Carolyn Nadeau, Faculty Advisor

John Wesley Powell Student Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Society’S Views And The Personal Status Code: A Discussion Of Tunisian Men And Women’S Roles In Marriage And Divorce, Alexandra Betgeorge 2010 Providence College

Society’S Views And The Personal Status Code: A Discussion Of Tunisian Men And Women’S Roles In Marriage And Divorce, Alexandra Betgeorge

Global Studies Student Papers

This paper discusses the present characteristics of men and women’s expected roles in Tunisian society and family during and after marriage. The relationship between the Personal Status Code’s laws and Tunisian society’s general mentality were studied to see how they interacted to create men and women’s reputations and statuses before and after divorce. Four interviews were conducted with two categories of marriages considered: those with children and those without children. Each category was represented by a male and female divorcé living in the northern suburbs of Tunis, who were each asked to speak of their marriage ...


Iran And The Myth Of Deterrence, William Wunderle, Gabriel Lajeunesse 2010 SelectedWorks

Iran And The Myth Of Deterrence, William Wunderle, Gabriel Lajeunesse

William Wunderle

Thos who argue deterrence is the answer to a nuclear Iran miss the point -- the real issue is not whether Iran can be deterred from use or transfer of a nuclear weapon, but rather how a weapon would enable Iran to transition from its current status as a malignant spoiler to that of a true global power and threat. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/william-wunderle/iran-and-the-myth-of-dete_b_478576.html


Learning The Meaning Of Verbs: Insights From Quechua, Ellen H. Courtney 2010 University of Texas at El Paso

Learning The Meaning Of Verbs: Insights From Quechua, Ellen H. Courtney

Ellen H Courtney

Largely based on observations of English-speaking children, investigators have proposed constraints on verb learning, e.g., syntactic bootstrapping, the principle of uniqueness, and innate semantic-conceptual categories. Children produce overgeneralization errors as they acquire verb meaning, and data from some languages reveal an intriguing asymmetry: children use intransitive verbs transitively, while seldom using causative-transitive verbs intransitively. This study presents experimental evidence corroborating the author's earlier finding that Quechua-speaking children’s overgeneralization errors observe the same asymmetry. The transitive variants of change-of-state verbs were elicited from 30 Peruvian children, aged 2;8-4;11. The ensuing discussion considers how Quechua-speaking children recover ...


Multicultural Men?: The Early, Exclusionary Mulitcultural Vision Of Edward F. Haskell’S Lance, Brian Flota 2010 James Madison University

Multicultural Men?: The Early, Exclusionary Mulitcultural Vision Of Edward F. Haskell’S Lance, Brian Flota

Brian Flota

No abstract provided.


Sketch Of A Typology Of Abstract Memristic Machines, Rudolf Kaehr 2010 ThinkArt Lab Glasgow

Sketch Of A Typology Of Abstract Memristic Machines, Rudolf Kaehr

Rudolf Kaehr

A typology of memristic machines is sketched. This sketch gives an overview and orientation to the paper “Towards Abstract Memristic Machines”. It also intents to propose a concise systematization of the newly introduced terms and strategies to memristics and morphogrammatics. This sketch is introducing four types of sign-use for four types of machines of fundamentally different paradigms: 1. semiotic, 2. monomorphic, 3. polymorphic and 4. bisimilar abstract machines. Further definitions of abstract machines have to be based on those graphematic notational systems. A realization of such constructions of abstract machines, in contrast to existing abstract machines of the theory of ...


Towards Abstract Memristic Machines, Rudolf Kaehr 2010 ThinkArt Lab Glasgow

Towards Abstract Memristic Machines, Rudolf Kaehr

Rudolf Kaehr

No abstract provided.


From Universe To Polyverses, Rudolf Kaehr 2010 ThinkArt Lab Glasgow

From Universe To Polyverses, Rudolf Kaehr

Rudolf Kaehr

Some thoughts about the power of speculation behind important discoveries in mathematics, physics and computer science. The exercise shows that there is no need for a compulsory ultimate unifying universe. It is speculated that just this paradigm of a single ultimate universe is unmasking itself today as the main obstacle for further development in Western science and technology.


Morphogrammatics For Dummies: The Domino Approach, Rudolf Kaehr 2010 ThinkArt Lab Glasgow

Morphogrammatics For Dummies: The Domino Approach, Rudolf Kaehr

Rudolf Kaehr

Dominoes, morphograms, cellular automata, memristics. Topics: possible continuation, coalitions, cooperations, substitution, morphic bisimilarity.


Applicative Constructions In Shipibo-Konibo (Panoan), Pilar Valenzuela 2010 Chapman University

Applicative Constructions In Shipibo-Konibo (Panoan), Pilar Valenzuela

World Languages and Cultures Faculty Articles and Research

This article provides a detailed, typologically informed treatment of applicative constructions in Shipibo-Konibo, a Panoan language from Peruvian Amazonia. Shipibo-Konibo has three applicative suffixes: affective (i.e., benefactive or malefactive), dedicated malefactive, and associative. These applicative types are rather common cross-linguistically and hence the language cannot be said to be particularly rich either in terms of number or kinds of applicative constructions. Nevertheless, the Shipibo-Konibo system exhibits certain points of special interest such as the interplay between transitivity and the different applicative construction types, which include a restriction on the dedicated malefactive to combine with transitive verbs only, and the ...


Improving Second Language Speaking Proficiency Via Interactional Feedback, Peter B. Swanson 2010 Georgia State University

Improving Second Language Speaking Proficiency Via Interactional Feedback, Peter B. Swanson

World Languages and Cultures Faculty Publications

Researchers have suggested that interactional feedback is associated with foreign/second language learning because it prompts learners to notice foreign/second language forms. Using Vygotsky’s zone of proximal development and Long’s interaction hypothesis as conceptual frameworks, this study explores the use of systematic explicit feedback to undergraduates (N = 1180) at three assessment points throughout one semester using digital voice recording technology for oral assessments. Results indicate that statistically significant differences were found in pronunciation, linguistic structure, and content from the first to last observation. Findings suggest serious implications for improving speaking proficiency, which promote the use of combining ...


The Shortage Of America’S Foreign Language Teachers, Peter B. Swanson 2010 Georgia State University

The Shortage Of America’S Foreign Language Teachers, Peter B. Swanson

World Languages and Cultures Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Georgia’S Rural Foreign Language Teachers’ Sense Of Efficacy And How It Relates To Teacher Attrition, Peter Swanson, Robin Huff 2010 Georgia State University

Georgia’S Rural Foreign Language Teachers’ Sense Of Efficacy And How It Relates To Teacher Attrition, Peter Swanson, Robin Huff

World Languages and Cultures Faculty Publications

Foreign language teachers are in critical need in many parts of rural America. Using Bandura’s conceptual framework of self-efficacy teaching languages as a theoretical lens, the researchers created a scale to measure foreign language teacher efficacy and administered alongside a well-known efficacy survey to in-service rural teachers (N = 167) in Georgia. Data analysis indicates that the new instrument is psychometrically sound and there are two dimensions to language teacher efficacy: Content Knowledge and Facilitating Instruction. Positive correlations between the two surveys suggest that teaching languages is more than just strength of content knowledge and FL teachers may need assistance ...


Teacher Efficacy And Attrition: Helping Students At Introductory Levels Of Language Instruction Appears Critical, Peter B. Swanson 2010 Georgia State University

Teacher Efficacy And Attrition: Helping Students At Introductory Levels Of Language Instruction Appears Critical, Peter B. Swanson

World Languages and Cultures Faculty Publications

Nationally, there is a shortage of foreign language educators, and the rate of attrition in certain areas of the southeastern part of the United States is startling. The researcher investigated foreign language teachers' (N = 463) perceived efficacy teaching languages in Georgia, and findings suggest there is a link between perceived efficacy and Spanish teachers leaving the profession. Specifically, teacher perception of abilities to help students learn at the introductory levels of language study appears to be a predictor of teacher attrition. This research has implications for teacher preparation and induction into the profession. (Contains 4 tables, 1 figure and 4 ...


Efficacy And Language Teacher Attrition: A Case For Mentorship Beyond The Classroom, Peter B. Swanson 2010 Georgia State University

Efficacy And Language Teacher Attrition: A Case For Mentorship Beyond The Classroom, Peter B. Swanson

World Languages and Cultures Faculty Publications

Teacher retention is problematic, especially where foreign language educators are concerned. In an effort to study if a relationship exists between foreign language teacher efficacy and retention, the author created a new quantitative instrument to measure foreign language teacher efficacy (N = 441) in the southeastern region of the United States. The Foreign Language Teacher Efficacy Scale was tested in 11 states in the Southern Conference on Language Teaching (SCOLT) region and was found to be valid and reliable, indentifying two dimensions of teaching languages, content knowledge and the facilitation of teaching. Results show differences between novice and veteran teachers in ...


Introducción: A Los Márgenes: Hacia Una Definición De "Negra", William Nichols 2010 Georgia State University

Introducción: A Los Márgenes: Hacia Una Definición De "Negra", William Nichols

World Languages and Cultures Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Asl: A Visual Language, Laura L. Wood Ph.D., LMHC, RDT_BCT, Miako Villanueva, Deanna Twain 2010 Molloy College

Asl: A Visual Language, Laura L. Wood Ph.D., Lmhc, Rdt_Bct, Miako Villanueva, Deanna Twain

Faculty Works: Clinical Mental Health Counseling

This chapter outlines the main concepts in the linguistic study of American Sign Language (ASL), a language used by deaf people in the United States and a large part of Canada. While the study of languages has been around for centuries, the vast majority of research has focused on spoken languages; approaching the signs used by deaf people as full-fledged, natural languages in their own right and therefore equally worthy of linguistic study is a relatively new concept. The first documented linguistic studies of signed language in the United States were carried out in the late 1950s and early 1960s ...


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