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Literacy, Technology, And Change: The Gates Of Hell, Janice R. Walker Jan 1999

Literacy, Technology, And Change: The Gates Of Hell, Janice R. Walker

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

In this dissertation, I first briefly examine the history of technology as it impacts on literacy practices, and especially the history of resistance to technological developments in the humanities. In so doing, I also briefly examine some of the possible ideological underpinnings of this resistance, including looking at some of the arguments proposed to counter it. More specifically, I consider how literacy practices, pedagogical practices, and assessment and gatekeeping practices in the field of composition studies impact on and are impacted by the intersection of computer technologies and our field. Finally, I offer some suggestions for ways in which our ...


An Application Of Artificial Neural Networks In Freeway Incident Detection, Sujeeva A. Weerasuriya Jan 1998

An Application Of Artificial Neural Networks In Freeway Incident Detection, Sujeeva A. Weerasuriya

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Non-recurring congestion caused by incidents is a major source of traffic delay in freeway systems. With the objective of reducing these traffic delays, traffic operation managers are focusing on detecting incident conditions and dispatching emergency management teams to the scene quickly. During the past few decades, a few number of conventional algorithms and artificial neural network models were proposed to automate the process of detecting incident conditions on freeways. These algorithms and models, known as automatic incident detection methods (AIDM), have experienced a varying degree of detection capability. Of these AIDMs, artificial neural network-based approaches have illustrated better detection performance ...


Stratigraphy And Geologic History, Bunces Key, Pinellas County, Florida, Douglas E. Crowe Oct 1983

Stratigraphy And Geologic History, Bunces Key, Pinellas County, Florida, Douglas E. Crowe

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Bunces Key, a narrow, linear, barrier island on the west-central coast of Florida, was founded in 1961. Its growth and development since that time is well documented by aerial photography. Cores taken from the Key and surrounding areas reveal a stratigraphic succession of facies reflecting rapid vertical aggradation. Sedimentation began on a gently sloping platform through the landward migration of large scale bedforms (sand waves) during fair weather periods. Migration of these bedforms ceased when emergence and lack of continued overwash precluded further movement. Vertical accretion to supratidal levels resulted from the continued onshore transport of sediment and subsequent welding ...


Major-General Grenville M. Dodge's Military Intelligence Operations During The Civil War, Brent Hamilton Ponsford Jan 1976

Major-General Grenville M. Dodge's Military Intelligence Operations During The Civil War, Brent Hamilton Ponsford

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Historical archives bulge with pertinent materials, but the subject of [Civil War intelligence operations] has been an especially neglected topic, neglected, that is, by all but the romancers. Present-day intelligence and security operations are highly sophisticated matters. The substantive discussions they provoke [usually segregated from the public by government classification] tend to be technical, even esoteric, and richly complicated by conflicting schools of thought. Relatively few persons outside the closed circle have gained enough understanding of the subject to write plausibly about it -let alone do historical research on it. As an aspect of Civil War history, the topic still ...


The Dialect Of Grand Cayman, Aarona M. Kohlman Jan 1969

The Dialect Of Grand Cayman, Aarona M. Kohlman

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From the linguistic point of view, e. dialect is not a language itself, distinct from other languages, nor is a dialect a foreign accent. Neither is it a manner of speaking that necessarily denotes or reveals inferiority of background, education, or intellectual capacity. Dialect is a technical term, not a derogatory term, and is without any emotional connotations or value judgments. It is .

• • • a specific form of a given language, spoken in a certain locality or geographic area, showing sufficient differences from the standard or literary form of that language, as to pronunciation, grammatical construction, and idiomatic usage or words ...