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Correlate Not Optional: Pp Sprouting And Parallelism In “Much Less” Ellipsis, Katy Carlson, Jesse A. Harris Jun 2019

Correlate Not Optional: Pp Sprouting And Parallelism In “Much Less” Ellipsis, Katy Carlson, Jesse A. Harris

Faculty Research at Morehead State University

Clauses that are parallel in form and meaning show processing advantages in ellipsis and coordination structures (Frazier et al. 1984; Kehler 2000; Carlson 2002). However, the constructions that have been used to show a parallelism advantage do not always require a strong semantic relationship between clauses. We present two eye tracking while reading studies on focus-sensitive coordination structures, an understudied form of ellipsis which requires the generation of a contextually salient semantic relation or scale between conjuncts. However, when the remnant of ellipsis lacks an overt correlate in the matrix clause and must be “sprouted” in the ellipsis site, the ...


Independence And Domination On Shogiboard Graphs, Doug Chatham Jan 2018

Independence And Domination On Shogiboard Graphs, Doug Chatham

Faculty Research at Morehead State University

Given a (symmetrically-moving) piece from a chesslike game, such as shogi, and an n × n board, we can form a graph with a vertex for each square and an edge between two vertices if the piece can move from one vertex to the other. We consider two pieces from shogi: the dragon king, which moves like a rook and king from chess, and the dragon horse, which moves like a bishop and rook from chess. We show that the independence number for the dragon kings graph equals the independence number for the queens graph. We show that the (independent) domination ...


An Alternative To Acetolysis: Application Of An Enzyme-Based Method For The Palynological Preparation Of Fresh Pollen, Honey Samples And Bee Capsules, Jennifer M. K. O'Keefe, Carol L. Wymer Oct 2017

An Alternative To Acetolysis: Application Of An Enzyme-Based Method For The Palynological Preparation Of Fresh Pollen, Honey Samples And Bee Capsules, Jennifer M. K. O'Keefe, Carol L. Wymer

Faculty Research at Morehead State University

Acetolysis has been widely used for the preparation of modern pollen samples since its introduction by Erdtman. It has several disadvantages in both safety and resultant changes to the size and, in some cases, structure of pollen grains. The enzymatic technique introduced by Schols and colleagues is tested on a fresh pollen sample, a honey sample and a bee pollen capsule. The technique increases processing time, but is completely non-toxic, easy to complete and comparable in cost to acetolysis. Even very fragile grains are not damaged by this technique.


Asca And Xmm-Newton Observations Of The Galactic Supernova Remnant G311.5-0.3, Thomas G. Pannuti Sep 2017

Asca And Xmm-Newton Observations Of The Galactic Supernova Remnant G311.5-0.3, Thomas G. Pannuti

Faculty Research at Morehead State University

We present an analysis of X-ray observations made with ASCA and XMM-Newton of the Galactic supernova remnant (SNR) G311.5−0.3. Prior infrared and radio observations of this SNR have revealed a shell-like morphology at both wavelengths. The spectral index of the radio emission is consistent with synchrotron emission, while the infrared colors are consistent with emission from shocked molecular hydrogen. Also previous CO observations have indicated an interaction between G311.5−0.3 and an adjacent molecular cloud. Our previous analysis of the pointed ASCA observation made of this SNR detected X-ray emission from the source for the ...


A Recycling Method For Lst® Contaminated During Heavy Liquid Separation In Palynological Processing, Jennifer M.K. O'Keefe, Brandon G. Van Ness, Morgan K. Black, Clayton R. Gullett Jun 2017

A Recycling Method For Lst® Contaminated During Heavy Liquid Separation In Palynological Processing, Jennifer M.K. O'Keefe, Brandon G. Van Ness, Morgan K. Black, Clayton R. Gullett

Faculty Research at Morehead State University

An aqueous solution of LST® is one of many heavy liquids used to concentrate palynomorphs. It and aqueous solutions of sodium polytungstate (SPT) are replacing toxic heavy liquids, such as bromoform and zinc bromide, and to a lesser extent zinc chloride, in many palynology laboratories. Both non-toxic heavy liquids can be recycled through filtering and evaporation of water and/or ethanol added to the sample during processing, and commonly are. Both media, and especially LST®, are somewhat reactive with organic matter, and in humic-acid rich samples become contaminated and discoloured. This paper presents the authors' methods for recycling LST® and ...


Form And Function: Optional Complementizers Reduce Causal Inferences, Katy Carlson, Hannah Rohde, Joseph Tyler May 2017

Form And Function: Optional Complementizers Reduce Causal Inferences, Katy Carlson, Hannah Rohde, Joseph Tyler

Faculty Research at Morehead State University

Many factors are known to influence the inference of the discourse coherence relationship between two sentences. Here, we examine the relationship between two conjoined embedded clauses in sentences like The professor noted that the student teacher did not look confident and (that) the students were poorly behaved. In two studies, we find that the presence of that before the second embedded clause in such sentences reduces the possibility of a forward causal relationship between the clauses, i.e., the inference that the student teacher’s confidence was what affected student behavior. Three further studies tested the possibility of a backward ...


Grades 6-12 Engineering Project: Turbine Design, Hans Chapman, Lesia Lennex, Justin Elswick, April Haight Mar 2017

Grades 6-12 Engineering Project: Turbine Design, Hans Chapman, Lesia Lennex, Justin Elswick, April Haight

Faculty Research at Morehead State University

Developing enthusiasm and creativity to resolve world energy problems is a dilemma facing educators. How can educators bring the excitement of real-world issues into their classrooms? What kind of affordable equipment can they use? This project seeks to develop materials and means through which Middle and High School students can creatively engineer solutions to existent problems. What kind of turbine, in a gravity-fed system, would generate the most energy? Results from an engineering thought survey and turbine energy production are presented in this session.


Annual Report Of Research And Creative Productions By Faculty And Staff, January To December, 2017, Office Of Research And Sponsored Programs. Morehead State University. Jan 2017

Annual Report Of Research And Creative Productions By Faculty And Staff, January To December, 2017, Office Of Research And Sponsored Programs. Morehead State University.

Office of Research and Sponsored Programs Reports and Publications

Annual Report Of Research and Creative Productions by Faculty and Staff from January to December, 2017.


Battered Not Broken, Daryl R. Privott Jan 2017

Battered Not Broken, Daryl R. Privott

Faculty Research at Morehead State University

Reflecting on the 2016 voting season, we are challenged to think anew concerning the connection between the theory and practice of social justice and adult education. I suggest that we should mirror the mission of the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE), and its call to “provide leadership for the field of adult and continuing education” (AAACE, 2017). It is my belief that as adult educators, we have not provided leadership for the field in addressing social justice issues because we have been battered and are fearful to address civic(s) topics. Battered is defined as “injured by ...


Towards A More User Friendly Technique For Predicting Photovoltaic Energy Output, Hans Chapman Jan 2017

Towards A More User Friendly Technique For Predicting Photovoltaic Energy Output, Hans Chapman

Faculty Research at Morehead State University

Several factors impact the power output from solar photovoltaic (PV) modules. Some are deterministic and controllable and others are uncontrollable (e.g., meteorological conditions), yet critical to performance. The objective of this paper is to assess the relationship between the meteorological variables and the power output of a mono silicon PV module using Multiple Linear Regression modelling. The approach involved exposing one mono-silicon photovoltaic module to the open atmosphere for a period of time and measuring the electrical energy output as a function of natural variation in the meteorological factors. A regression model for the power output was developed and ...


New Faculty Guide To Competing For Research Funding, Mike Cronan, Lucy Deckard Oct 2016

New Faculty Guide To Competing For Research Funding, Mike Cronan, Lucy Deckard

Office of Research and Sponsored Programs Reports and Publications

Guide for Morehead State University faculty on finding and writing research grants printed in October of 2016.


Involving Families In The Assessment Process, Julia H. Rutland, Anna Hall Nov 2013

Involving Families In The Assessment Process, Julia H. Rutland, Anna Hall

Faculty Research at Morehead State University

Although grounded in theory and philosophy, and mandated by federal legislation, there is often a gap in research to practice when it comes to involving families in the assessment process. As family involvement through the continuum of early childhood education is recognized as “best practice” in the field, the assessment process must not be excluded. However, teachers in early childhood programs may need additional strategies to invite families to join in the process. Strategies for parent participation as consumers, informants, team members, and advocates are discussed as well as outcomes for children and families.


Track: Teaching Political Theory And Theories, Murray S.Y. Bessette, Ellen Grigsby, Shane Ralston Jul 2011

Track: Teaching Political Theory And Theories, Murray S.Y. Bessette, Ellen Grigsby, Shane Ralston

Faculty Research at Morehead State University

The 2011 Teaching Political Theory and Theories track drew scholars from Europe and the United States and featured work from political scientists representing the four major subfields. While analyzing the nine papers presented, participants articulated a range of perspectives on questions of pedagogy and the relationship between political theory and political science; indeed, the variety of perspectives confirmed the ongoing contestability of many central concepts in both the scholarship of teaching and learning (SOTAL) and the discipline of political science.Whether discussing ways to develop assignments for undergraduate research projects on the Tea Party or how to employ insights from ...


Fatigue Evaluation Of Asphalt Pavement Using Beam Fatigue Apparatus, Sanjeev Adhikari, Zhanping You Apr 2010

Fatigue Evaluation Of Asphalt Pavement Using Beam Fatigue Apparatus, Sanjeev Adhikari, Zhanping You

Faculty Research at Morehead State University

The fatigue resistance of asphalt mixtures is predicted based on material properties and load responses. In this study, four-point bending beam fatigue testing has been used for a typical Michigan Asphalt mixture under various loading frequencies (10Hz, 5Hz, 1Hz, 0.5Hz, and 0.1Hz) and test temperatures (21.3°C, 13°, and 4°C). This study includes evaluation of different fatigue prediction models (Asphalt Institute Model and Shell Model) over wide ranges of laboratory testing conditions. In addition, this paper also provides a linkage between compression modulus and flexural stiffness, this study helps substantiate the concept that compression modulus can ...


Athletes’ Perceptions Of Coaches’ Emotional Intelligence Competencies, Terry G. Elliott, Jennifer L. Vansickle, Heidi Hancher-Rauch Jan 2010

Athletes’ Perceptions Of Coaches’ Emotional Intelligence Competencies, Terry G. Elliott, Jennifer L. Vansickle, Heidi Hancher-Rauch

Faculty Research at Morehead State University

This study compared intercollegiate athletic coaches’ self-perceptions to the perceptions of their players concerning a coach’s emotional intelligence. Sixteen coaches and 223 players from two Division I softball conferences completed the Emotional Competence Inventory-2 (Boyaztis, Goleman, & Hay/McBer, 2001). Mean analysis revealed that coaches rated themselves higher on 14 of the 18 emotional intelligence competencies and on all four emotional intelligence clusters. Coaches rated themselves highest in Social Awareness (Error! Bookmark not defined.x¯ =4.27/5) while their athletes rated them highest in Self Awareness (Error! Bookmark not defined.x¯ =3.63/5). Meanwhile, athletes gave coaches their ...


Scientific Literacy In Central Appalachia Through Contextually Relevant Experiences: The “Reading The River” Project, April D. Haight, Wilson J. Gonzalez-Espada Jul 2009

Scientific Literacy In Central Appalachia Through Contextually Relevant Experiences: The “Reading The River” Project, April D. Haight, Wilson J. Gonzalez-Espada

Faculty Research at Morehead State University

Despite the best intentions of the United States educational system, implementing science reform efforts equitably and consistently throughout the nation is still a long-term goal. The light of scientific literacy has yet to shine brightly in many rural, isolated and economically depressed regions. Using Appalachia as a case in point, this paper provides a synopsis of the challenges of quality rural science education in the United States and the hope of new contextual and culturally relevant pedagogies aimed at engaging science students in inquiry research using their environmental surroundings as cognitive scaffoldings. The program Reading the River is showcased as ...


Constructing Rural Geographies In Publication, Verdie Craig, Matthew Kurtz Jan 2009

Constructing Rural Geographies In Publication, Verdie Craig, Matthew Kurtz

Faculty Research at Morehead State University

The paper compares American and British scholarship in rural geography. It argues that, among other reasons for the difference in “rural geography” between the two countries, their distinct publication strategies offer insights for potential interventions. To sketch how the field has been differently construed on opposite sides of the Atlantic, the article first examines several sub-disciplinary literature reviews. It then adds a materialist account to a performative perspective of subdisciplinary formation by exploring how the publication industry helped shape distinct relationships between rural geography and theory. We suggest that rural geographers in the US might use new publication strategies to ...


Going-Down Pairs Of Commutative Rings, R. Douglas Chatham Mar 2002

Going-Down Pairs Of Commutative Rings, R. Douglas Chatham

Faculty Research at Morehead State University

No abstract provided.


The Athlete And Coach: Their Relationship And Its Meaning. Methodological Concerns And Research Process, John J. Peregoy, Artur Poczwardowski, James E. Barrott Jan 2002

The Athlete And Coach: Their Relationship And Its Meaning. Methodological Concerns And Research Process, John J. Peregoy, Artur Poczwardowski, James E. Barrott

Faculty Research at Morehead State University

No abstract provided.


A Timeline Of The Racialist Movement In The United States: A Teaching Tool, Rebecca Katz, Paul J. Baker, Arthur J. Jipson Nov 2001

A Timeline Of The Racialist Movement In The United States: A Teaching Tool, Rebecca Katz, Paul J. Baker, Arthur J. Jipson

Faculty Research at Morehead State University

No abstract provided.


Are Satisfied Customers Sticky Customers?, Michelle B. Kunz Apr 2001

Are Satisfied Customers Sticky Customers?, Michelle B. Kunz

Faculty Research at Morehead State University

This paper proposes to examine the influence of customer service and customer satisfaction of online shopping, and to examine if there is a relationship with developing customer loyalty or "stickiness." It is proposed to integrate use of Lee~<; Internet Customer Satisfaction Model.


Banner Ads: Dead Or Just Reincarnated?, Michelle B. Kunz, Peggy Osborne, Ron G. Cheek Apr 2001

Banner Ads: Dead Or Just Reincarnated?, Michelle B. Kunz, Peggy Osborne, Ron G. Cheek

Faculty Research at Morehead State University

There are currently five main ways to advertise on the web: banner ads, direct e -mail, sponsorship, keyword, and link strategies such as micro-sites. Banners ads and e-mail have been touted a great deal in the media. This paper will examine banner ads, and their impact on online advertising.


Environmental And Social Responsibility Rhetoric Of Nike And Reebok, Nancy Landrum Jan 2001

Environmental And Social Responsibility Rhetoric Of Nike And Reebok, Nancy Landrum

Faculty Research at Morehead State University

Using the play "Tamara" as a metaphor, Landrum shows how the sharing of stories helps construct an image of what is happening in the athletic apparel industry. The rhetoric of Nike and Reebok from their letters to shareholders is reviewed.


My Friend Morgan: An Exercise In Ethics, Nancy E. Landrum Jan 2001

My Friend Morgan: An Exercise In Ethics, Nancy E. Landrum

Faculty Research at Morehead State University

No abstract provided.


Interfacing An 8085-Based Microcontroller: A Practical Approach To Developing Computer Applications Skills, Ahmad Zagari, Jien-Ren Li Jan 2001

Interfacing An 8085-Based Microcontroller: A Practical Approach To Developing Computer Applications Skills, Ahmad Zagari, Jien-Ren Li

Faculty Research at Morehead State University

In the Electronics Technology course – EE 445, students were directed to construct, troubleshoot, and interface an 8085-based microcontroller in order to control electromechanical circuits. This microprocessor, using Intel 8085A processor, was assembled from components and was interfaced to take full control of a stepper motor’s motion. In addition, the microprocessor’s application to generate and measure waveforms was examined. This manuscript attempts to describe the basic architecture of a microcontroller system, and examine its interfacing techniques as well as its applications in providing communication to the outside world.


The Contentious American Debate: The First Amendment And Internet-Based Hate Speech, Paul J. Becker, Bryan Byers, Arthur Jipson Apr 2000

The Contentious American Debate: The First Amendment And Internet-Based Hate Speech, Paul J. Becker, Bryan Byers, Arthur Jipson

Faculty Research at Morehead State University

No abstract provided.


Conservation Status And Nesting Biology Of The Endangered Duskytail Darter, Etheostoma Percnurum, In The Big South Fork Of The Cumberland River, Kentucky, David Eisenhour, Brooks M. Burr Jan 2000

Conservation Status And Nesting Biology Of The Endangered Duskytail Darter, Etheostoma Percnurum, In The Big South Fork Of The Cumberland River, Kentucky, David Eisenhour, Brooks M. Burr

Faculty Research at Morehead State University

No abstract provided.


Regularity Effects In Word Naming: What Are They?, Michael J. Cortese, Greg B. Simpson Jan 2000

Regularity Effects In Word Naming: What Are They?, Michael J. Cortese, Greg B. Simpson

Faculty Research at Morehead State University

In a word-naming experiment, word-body consistency was crossed with grapheme-to-phoneme regularity to test predictions of current models of word recognition. In the latency and error data, a clear effect of consistency was observed, with the influence of regularity somewhat weaker. In addition, simulation data from three contemporary models of word recognition were obtained for the stimuli used in the experiment in order to compare the models’ latencies with those of humans. The simulations showed that the human latency data are most consistent with the parallel-distributed-processing model of Plaut, McClelland, Seidenberg, and Patterson (1996), less so with the dual-process model (Zorzi ...


On The Acquisition Of An Indefinite Determiner: Evidence For Unselective Binding, Claire Foley, Barbara Lust, David Battin, Annie Koehne, Katherine White Jan 2000

On The Acquisition Of An Indefinite Determiner: Evidence For Unselective Binding, Claire Foley, Barbara Lust, David Battin, Annie Koehne, Katherine White

Faculty Research at Morehead State University

This paper investigates the contrast between quantificational and referential properties of the English indefinite determiner during the course of first language acquisition. · Various syntactic, semantic and pragmatic knowledge related to indefinites has previously been probed in the acquisition literature. (See Brown 1973, Maratsos 1976, Warden 1976, Emslie and Stevenson 1980, Zehler and Brewer 1982, Pine and Martindale 1986, Valian 1986, Gerken, Landau and Remez 1990, Philip 1995, Bohnacker 1997, and Burns and Soja 1997, among others.) However, to date, the contrast between referential-type and quantificational/variable-type interpretations of indefinites has not been extensively studied in first language acquisition. In this ...


The Pinto Legacy: The Community As An Indirect Victim Of Corporate Deviance, Paul J. Becker, Arthur J. Jipson, Alan Bruce Jan 2000

The Pinto Legacy: The Community As An Indirect Victim Of Corporate Deviance, Paul J. Becker, Arthur J. Jipson, Alan Bruce

Faculty Research at Morehead State University

In 1978, in Elkhart County Indiana, three teenage girls died following an "accident" in which their Ford Pinto was struck from behind and burst into flames. Two years later, in what has been described as a landmark case (Maakestad, 1987; Clinard, 1990; Frank and Lynch, 1992; Hills, 1987), a trial began in which the Ford Motor Company, as a result of this incident, found itself facing three charges of reckless homicide (State of Indiana v. Ford Motor Company, hereafter referred to as the Pinto Case). While this was not the first time an automobile manufacturer was faced with a potentially ...