The Ethnography Of Rhythm: Orality And Its Technologies [Table Of Contents], 2016 University of Chicago
The Ethnography Of Rhythm: Orality And Its Technologies [Table Of Contents], Haun Saussy
“Only Haun Saussy—with his historical range, theoretical breadth, and fine close-reading—could have pulled off this brilliant comparative history of ‘the perturbation caused by the idea of oral literature.’ The disciplinary range of this dazzling scholarly performance takes us from linguistics and philology to ethnography and religious studies, from physiology and psychiatry to the history of graphic and sound technologies. Be prepared to marvel—and learn.” —Linda Hutcheon, University Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature, University of Toronto
The Theory And Practice Of Harmonic Serialism, 2016 University of Massachusetts - Amherst
The Theory And Practice Of Harmonic Serialism, John J. Mccarthy
John J. McCarthy
This chapter explains what Harmonic Serialism is and how it differs from standard parallel Optimality Theory. Several arguments in support of Harmonic Serialism are presented.
Cross-Level Interactions In Harmonic Serialism, 2016 University of Massachusetts - Amherst
Cross-Level Interactions In Harmonic Serialism, John J. Mccarthy, Joe Pater, Kathryn Pruitt
John J. McCarthy
Cross-level interactions are phonological processes that make reference to multiple levels of the prosodic hierarchy, such as vowel shortening in the weak position of a foot. Cross-level interactions figure in most arguments for parallelism in Optimality Theory. This chapter demonstrates with several case studies how cross-level interactions can be analyzed in Harmonic Serialism. The key insight is that the relevant constraints may be violated in the course of the derivation, even if they are obeyed in underlying and surface forms. Cross-level interactions require parallelism only if constraints are inviolable, but that is inconsistent with a fundamental premise of Harmonic Serialism ...
Visualizing Abolition: Two Graphic Novels And A Critical Approach To Mass Incarceration For The Composition Classroom, 2015 Washington State University Vancouver
Visualizing Abolition: Two Graphic Novels And A Critical Approach To Mass Incarceration For The Composition Classroom, Michael Sutcliffe
SANE journal: Sequential Art Narrative in Education
This article outlines two graphic novels and an accompanying activity designed to unpack complicated intersections between racism, poverty, and (d)evolving criminal-legal policy. Over 2 million adults are held in U.S. prison facilities, and several million more are under custodial supervision, and it has become clearly unsustainable. In the last decade, there has been a shift in media conversations about criminality, yet only a few suggest decreasing our reliance upon incarceration. In meaningfully different ways, the two novels trace the development of incarceration from its roots in slavery to its contemporary anti-democratic iteration and offer an underpublicized alternative.
Maghrebi Arabic Transcription Method: Wikipedia And Wiktionary Convention, 2015 B.Sc. Student, Faculty of Medicine of Sfax, University of Sfax, Sfax, Tunisia
Maghrebi Arabic Transcription Method: Wikipedia And Wiktionary Convention, Houcemeddine Turki, Tariq Daouda, Emad Adel, Nassim Regragui, Rafik Zribi, Reda Kerbouche
Houcemeddine A Turki
In this research paper, a new Latin and Arabic Script based orthography is postulated for Tunisian, Algerian and Moroccan Arabic. The Latin Script is a mixture of Deutsche Morgenländische Gesellschaft Umschrift and Buckwalter transliteration. The Arabic Script is simplified with reference to Al-Toma guidelines. The obtained new Latin and Arabic orthographies had been proved to be absolutely interconvertible as a Latin to Arabic script converter had been successfully created for them.
A Morphological Study Of The Antonymous Compounds In Chinese: How The Word Class Changes And Why, 2015 Seton Hall University
A Morphological Study Of The Antonymous Compounds In Chinese: How The Word Class Changes And Why, Yihan Zhou
Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)
The majority of Chinese words are compounds. Among compounds, there is a special kind of compounds. It is made up of two antonymous morphemes. The antonymous compounds undergo functional shift. In 40% percent of the cases, the compounds have different word classes from the morphemes. The thesis investigated how the functional shift happens and why it happens.
Based on the critique of the definitions of antonymous compounds used in others’ studies, the thesis comes up with a broad definition. With the help of primary sources such as dictionaries, secondary sources, and the definition, the thesis collects 292 antonymous compounds.
The Role Of Error Analysis In Teaching And Learning Of Second And Foreign Language, 2015 Department of English Language, University of Gujrat, Punjab, Pakistan
The Role Of Error Analysis In Teaching And Learning Of Second And Foreign Language, Agsa Jabeen, Bahram Kazemian, Muhammad Shahbaz Mustafai
The aim of this paper is to investigate errors made by second and foreign language (L2) learners so as to understand the strategies and techniques used in the process of second and foreign language learning. Error analysis is a very important area of applied linguistics as well as of second and foreign language learning. It is also a systematic method to analyze learners' errors. Errors are not always bad, rather they are crucial parts and aspects in the process of learning a language. They may provide insights into the complicated processes of language development as well as a systematic way ...
An Investigation Of The Reading Text ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ (Long Live Pakistan): Critical Discourse Analysis Perspective, 2015 Institute of English Language & Literature, University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Pakistan
An Investigation Of The Reading Text ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ (Long Live Pakistan): Critical Discourse Analysis Perspective, Sheeraz Ali, Bahram Kazemian, Faraz Ali Bughio
This paper is a critical study in Critical Discourse Analysis paradigm of a Textbook prescribed for intermediate students (Second Language Learners) in Government Colleges affiliated to the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) Larkana, Sindh, Pakistan. The textbook contains selected texts to improve students reading skills integrated with writing activities. Each of the texts contains questions at the end to be answered. It is observed that the reading tasks are badly designed and there is no mental activity to involve students in the text discourse. The study focuses on critical discourse of the underlying text to inspect whether the ...
Vicarious Trauma As Applied To The Professional Sign Language Interpreter, 2015 Liberty University
Vicarious Trauma As Applied To The Professional Sign Language Interpreter, Jami L. Macdonald
Montview Liberty University Journal of Undergraduate Research
This collected research and analysis will focus on vicarious trauma as applied to the experience of the professional Sign Language interpreter. Sign Language interpreters work in a vast scope of different settings where there can be a high risk of exposure to traumatic events or content and where the staffed professionals are equipped with training and support services. Sign Language interpreters do not have access to training or support services for managing vicarious trauma, though they are widely impacted by it. The extent of impact depends on the nature of the assignment as well as the susceptibility of the interpreter ...
Perspectives On The College Readiness And Outcome Achievement Of Former Intensive English Language Program (Ielp) Students, 2015 Portland State University
Perspectives On The College Readiness And Outcome Achievement Of Former Intensive English Language Program (Ielp) Students, Meghan Elizabeth Oswalt
Dissertations and Theses
Program evaluation (PE) is important for ESL programs but also difficult. As the scope of PE has grown, student voices have increasingly been included. Alumni provide unique perspectives, but Portland State University's (PSU) Intensive English Language Program (IELP) currently has no exit survey. Furthermore, little research uses alumni data, so this constructivist, mixed-methods study used data triangulation to compare the perceptions of former IELP students with those of three other stakeholder groups -- the topic: IELP student preparedness for PSU. Both online surveys and interviews were conducted, and participants included 63 former and 33 current IELP students, 27 IELP faculty ...
The Phenomenology Of Second Language Acquisition: Poiesis And The Emergence Of The Multilingual Subject, 2015 California State University - San Bernardino
The Phenomenology Of Second Language Acquisition: Poiesis And The Emergence Of The Multilingual Subject, Courtney E. Scarborough
Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations
This study explores relationships between second language acquisition (SLA), poetic language, and embodied cognition and its connection to second language speakers’ linguistic self-formation, or their distinct ways of speaking and thinking. In particular, this study examines processes by which second language (L2) learners’ subjective realities are constructed and demonstrates that these processes are inherently poetic, emerging from a combination of the constraining structures of the language system and second language speakers’ phenomenological experiences. The context of the study is a poetry-making activity the researcher designed and took place in the English Department Writing Center at California State University, San Bernardino ...
On The Incompatibility Of Trilling And Palatalization: A Single-Subject Study Of Sustained Apical And Uvular Trills, Alexei Kochetov, Phil Howson
The production of trills requires precise articulatory and aerodynamic settings, which appear to be hardly compatible with secondary palatalization – the raising and fronting of the tongue body. Yet, the precise reasons for this incompatibility are still poorly understood, largely given the paucity of articulatory work on trills. Moreover, previous investigations of palatalized trills have been limited to apicals (alveolars/dentals), raising the question of whether the suggested factors are general to all lingual trills, including uvulars, or are specific to apical trills. This paper presents an exploratory investigation of sustained palatalized and non-palatalized apical (phonemic) and uvular trills (idiolectal) produced ...
Articulation And Acoustics Of Kannada Affricates: A Case Of Geminate /ʧ/., 2015 University of Toronto
Articulation And Acoustics Of Kannada Affricates: A Case Of Geminate /ʧ/., Alexei Kochetov, N. Sreedevi
Affricates have been observed to be problematic in phonological acquisition and disordered speech across languages, due to their relatively complex spatial and temporal articulatory patterns. Remediation of difficulties in the production of affricates requires understanding of how these sounds are typically produced. This study presents the first systematic articulatory and acoustic investigation of voiceless geminate affricate /ʧ/ in Kannada (a Dravidian language), compared to the palatal glide and the voiceless dental stop. Ultrasound data from 10 normal speakers from Mysore, India revealed that /ʧ/ is produced with the tongue shape intermediate between the palatal glide and the dental stop, and ...
¿Qué Twiteastes Tú? Variation In Second Person Singular Preterit –S In Spanish Tweets, 2015 University of California - Davis
¿Qué Twiteastes Tú? Variation In Second Person Singular Preterit –S In Spanish Tweets, Chelsea Escalante
Entrehojas: Revista de Estudios Hispánicos
Spanish dialects throughout Spain and the Americas have shown variation in the second person singular form of the preterit tense; in certain cases, a non-standard –s is found at the end of the verb conjugation (fuistes, comistes, dijistes, etc). This has been mentioned descriptively by several researchers as a cross-dialectal as well as historical feature of many dialects, yet little empirical data is available on this topic related to what factors constrain the variable. In fact, only one study has looked at this phenomenon from a variationist perspective (see Barnes, 2012). This study borrows certain methodological aspects of Barnes’ (2012 ...
Report On Doctoral Seminars In Psycholinguistics, 2015 Universidade do Porto
Report On Doctoral Seminars In Psycholinguistics, Kerwin A. Livingstone
Kerwin A. Livingstone
The field of Psycholinguistics is receiving a considerable amount of attention due to its applicability in Applied Linguistics, as it is relates to the language learning process. In order to be able to able to determine how language is acquired and produced, it is necessary to understand the origins of language and those factors that play an important part in its development. Bearing in mind the above, this present work seeks to report on issues addressed in the curricular unit DCL 006 - Psycholinguistics I, one of the courses offered in the PhD Programme in Language Sciences/Language Didactics of the ...
First-Generation College Students, Identity, & Empowerment Labels, 2015 Boise State University
First-Generation College Students, Identity, & Empowerment Labels, Curtis Green-Eneix, Dr.Gail Shuck (Mentor)
Idaho Conference on Undergraduate Research
First-generation college students (FGCS) have been the primary focus of college retention research due to more FGCS entering universities, and FGCS’s low retention rates. Recent research has focused on quantitative studies of FGCS from comparing education and social backgrounds to non-FGCS, to outside constraints FGCS face while in college. These findings result in general understandings of FGCS dealing with additional hardship to moments of severe loneliness. This study explores (1) how FGCS—from Boise State University’s Student Success Program (SSP)—perceive their identity in a college community, (2) how they have or have not experienced identity conflicts while ...
The Linguistic Features Of Deceptive Speech, 2015 Boise State University
The Linguistic Features Of Deceptive Speech, Jared Albrecht, Michal Temkin Martinez (Mentor)
Idaho Conference on Undergraduate Research
Research on deception within the field of linguistics has been largely focused upon the lexical aspect of lies. However, while the words a liar uses may reveal the lie in some cases, there are certain prosodic features of speech (e.g. pitch or tempo) that may be correlated to lying. This study focuses on these features in an attempt to decode deception. In an experiment with a representative sample of a university campus population, participants were asked to lie for science in a game of ‘Two Truths and a Lie’. Each participant’s speech was recorded while they constructed spontaneous ...
Determining The Academic Achievement Of English Language Learners (Ells) By Using Additional Measures Of Growth, 2015 University of Southern Mississippi
Determining The Academic Achievement Of English Language Learners (Ells) By Using Additional Measures Of Growth, Adriana Maria Marin
Accountability measures employed in the country to determine the academic achievement of all the student population rely solely on the results obtained on the standardized tests. Such measures have often placed English language learners’ (ELLs) at risk of academic failure despite the fact that research on second language acquisition (SLA) has stated the complexity involved in the learning/acquisition process of a target language. Scholars have also discussed the influence accountability measures and the issues with the validity of the tests implemented to assess ELLs may have on such results. Therefore, in an effort to obtain a more comprehensive idea ...
Maasai Speech Samples, 2015 University of Iowa
Maasai Speech Samples, Lindsey Taylor Quinn-Wriedt
Department of Linguistics Publications
This is a collection of audio files from seven native speakers of Maasai, an Eastern Nilotic language spoken in southern Kenya and Northern Tanzania. These files are the raw data that were collected for analysis to write my dissertation, Vowel Harmony in Maasai (2013). The two fieldwork trips to Arusha, Tanzania were funded by a T. Anne Cleary International Dissertation Research Fellowship from the University of Iowa and by Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant BCS1149310 from the National Science Foundation. The majority of the data are inflected verbs produced in isolation. The intention with eliciting them was to compare ATR ...
Audience Perception Of Synonyms From The Pulpit: A Case Among Six Church Ancillary Groups In Madina, 2015 Department of General Studies, Wisconsin International University College, Accra, Ghana
Audience Perception Of Synonyms From The Pulpit: A Case Among Six Church Ancillary Groups In Madina, Dennis Soku, M O. Adekunle
This work investigated audience perception of messages that contained synonyms. Some church members opined that synonyms changed meanings of messages intended by Ministers of the Christian religion. The study was conducted among 161 church members drawn from six church ancillary groups in Madina, a suburb of Accra. The groups were selected from Orthodox, Pentecostal and Charismatic Churches in Madina. A qualitative approach was used in this study. It was found that sets of words used as synonyms did not make any much difference in meaning to the majority of the members in the audience nor did it have any significant ...