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On The Functions Of Swearing In Persian, Mohammad Salmani Nodoushan 2016 Iranian Institute for Encyclopedia Research

On The Functions Of Swearing In Persian, Mohammad Salmani Nodoushan

Mohammad A. Salmani Nodoushan

The burgeoning literature on studies of swearing suggests that a precise definition of swearing necessarily involves three features: (a) non-literal meanings, (b) taboo subjects, and (c) emotions. It also suggested that swearwords fall into one of the three classes: aggressive, cathartic, or social. Driven by a rich corpus of swearwords from Persian, this paper argues that swearing in Persian does not necessarily involve these three features, and that a redefinition of swearing is needed. It then borrows ideas from ethics to suggest that any precise definition of swearing will have to involve the distinction between teleological and deontological ethics. It ...


Review: The Diagnosis Of Reading In A Second Or Foreign Language, Mohammad Salmani Nodoushan 2016 Iranian Institute for Encyclopedia Research

Review: The Diagnosis Of Reading In A Second Or Foreign Language, Mohammad Salmani Nodoushan

Mohammad A. Salmani Nodoushan

Book Review: Review of the book The diagnosis of reading in a second or foreign language.


Review: The Diagnosis Of Reading In A Second Or Foreign Language, Mohammad Salmani Nodoushan 2016 Iranian Institute for Encyclopedia Research

Review: The Diagnosis Of Reading In A Second Or Foreign Language, Mohammad Salmani Nodoushan

Mohammad A. Salmani Nodoushan

Book Review: Review of the book The diagnosis of reading in a second or foreign language.


On The Functions Of Swearing In Persian, Mohammad Salmani Nodoushan 2016 Iranian Institute for Encyclopedia Research

On The Functions Of Swearing In Persian, Mohammad Salmani Nodoushan

Mohammad A. Salmani Nodoushan

The burgeoning literature on studies of swearing suggests that a precise definition of swearing necessarily involves three features: (a) non-literal meanings, (b) taboo subjects, and (c) emotions. It also suggested that swearwords fall into one of the three classes: aggressive, cathartic, or social. Driven by a rich corpus of swearwords from Persian, this paper argues that swearing in Persian does not necessarily involve these three features, and that a redefinition of swearing is needed. It then borrows ideas from ethics to suggest that any precise definition of swearing will have to involve the distinction between teleological and deontological ethics. It ...


Ecopsychology Revisited: For Whom Do The “Nature” Bells Toll? (In Progress), Jorge Conesa-Sevilla 2016 European Ecopsychology Society

Ecopsychology Revisited: For Whom Do The “Nature” Bells Toll? (In Progress), Jorge Conesa-Sevilla

Jorge Conesa-Sevilla PhD

"[...] A recurring theme in “ecopsychology,” in its present and inchoate form, is the continuation and extension of “spirit” in juxtaposition with other privileged and/or habitually preferred (perhaps even psychologically needed) practices or causes (spirituality-somethings, farcical chemistry or physics, yoga, coopted and partially understood indigenous lore, extreme diets, and various fetishes). That these mostly emotion-laden, unreasoned, and/or idiosyncratic amalgamations are prevalent says more about the psychological needs of the persons espousing these sentiments or beliefs (their hobbies or interests) than about “nature.” Certainly, it is nothing new that humans project their hopes, desperations, and wish-fulfillment thinking onto the shifting ...


Mobilities, Materialities, And The Changing Meanings Of Pittsburgh Speech, Barbara Johnstone, Calvin Pollack 2016 Carnegie Mellon University

Mobilities, Materialities, And The Changing Meanings Of Pittsburgh Speech, Barbara Johnstone, Calvin Pollack

Barbara Johnstone

For many decades, people in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area have talked about local speech. “Pittsburghese,” as it is locally known, has become so tightly linked with local identity that it is alluded to almost every time someone talks about what Pittsburgh is like or what it means to be a Pittsburgher. But the set of words, pronunciations, and bits of grammar that are thought of as Pittsburghese has changed over time. This paper explores the role of social and geographic mobility in creating and circulating the ideas about Pittsburgh speech that help to determine who uses local-sounding speech features and ...


Event Parsing In Narrative: Trials And Tribulations Of Archaic English Fairy Tales, Rebecca Lovering 2016 Graduate Center, City University of New York

Event Parsing In Narrative: Trials And Tribulations Of Archaic English Fairy Tales, Rebecca Lovering

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects (2014-Present)

While event extraction and automatic summarization have taken great strides in the realm of news stories, fictional narratives like fairy tales have not been so fortunate. A number of challenges arise from the literary elements present in fairy tales that are not found in more straightforward corpora of natural language, such as archaic expressions and sentence structures. To aid in summarization of fictional texts, I created an class - a template for a digital object, in this case a semantic and story event - that captures elements predicted to help classify events as important for inclusion. I wrote a processor to run ...


On The Screen, In The Mind: An Erp Investigation Into The Interaction Between Visuo-Spatial Information And Spatial Language During On-Line Processing, Emily Zane 2016 Graduate Center, City University of New York

On The Screen, In The Mind: An Erp Investigation Into The Interaction Between Visuo-Spatial Information And Spatial Language During On-Line Processing, Emily Zane

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects (2014-Present)

This project used Event-Related Potentials (ERPs) to explore neurophysiological brain responses to prepositional phrases involving concrete and abstract reference nouns (e.g., "plate" and "moment", respectively) after the presentation of objects with varying spatial features. Prepositional phrases were headed by in or on and were either matching (e.g., "in the plate/moment") or mismatching (e.g., "on the plate/moment"). Conjunction phrase matches and fillers were also presented. Before half of the concrete-phrase items, a photographic depiction of the reference noun was presented. In these photographs, objects were displayed in a way that was either more appropriate for in ...


《诗经》中动词"有"的配价语法研究, Maopeng MA 2016 Shaanxi Normal University, China

《诗经》中动词"有"的配价语法研究, Maopeng Ma

Dr. MA Maopeng

《诗经》中动词“有”的用法灵活多变, 以“有”为结构中心的句子在句法结构及语义结构方面都呈现出繁复的特点。以配价语法理论为指导, 研究《诗经》中“有”的配价类型, 同时参用格语法理论, 在对配项进行语义角色分析的基础上, 可归结出《诗经》各类“有”字句的语义表达式有 7种, 这 7种语义表达式对《诗经》动词“有”的句法和语义功能的理解得以理性化和概念化有重要意义。


关于辞书修订与创新的几点认识 : 兼谈香港三联书店《现代汉语学习词典》(繁体字本) 出版工作设想, Siu Lam TIN, Fei LI, Maopeng MA 2016 Lingnan University, Hong Kong

关于辞书修订与创新的几点认识 : 兼谈香港三联书店《现代汉语学习词典》(繁体字本) 出版工作设想, Siu Lam Tin, Fei Li, Maopeng Ma

Dr. MA Maopeng

香港三联书店与北京商务印书馆商定,准备将《现代汉语学习词典》(北京,商务印书馆,2010年)转为繁体字本,主要面向香港、澳门、台湾以及海外使用繁体字的读者,希望繁体字本注意读者对象,做少许增补修订。根据香港三联书店的要求,考虑到繁体字本读者的需要,我们参考近年出版的《全球华语词典》《香港社区词词典》《两岸常用词典》等,准备吸收其中少量新鲜的两岸四地的词语作为补充,并将其中一些词语互做比较。同时参考了《现代汉语词典》(第6版)的创新之处,以方便海外读者学习和运用现代汉语词汇。在工作中,主要关注了词条的选择和释义,例句的选定及作用,语音的准确与否以及繁简字形转换等问题。


From Building Vocabulary To Talking About Family Traditions Together: Discussions On The Facebook Group “Hoisan Phrases 學講台山話”, Melissa Chen, Genevieve Leung 2016 University of San Francisco

From Building Vocabulary To Talking About Family Traditions Together: Discussions On The Facebook Group “Hoisan Phrases 學講台山話”, Melissa Chen, Genevieve Leung

Creative Activity and Research Day - CARD

This poster focuses on online discourses of an online Facebook group - “Hoisan Phrases.” “Hoisan Phrases” is used to construct positive ideologies about Hoisan-wa. Using multicompetence and symbolic competence frameworks, these online interactions are sites where Hoisan-wa speakers engage in the ability “to perform and construct various historicities in dialogue with others” (Kramsch & Whiteside). Humor serves as a way of moving beyond negative ideologies of Hoisan-wa. Data comes from a corpus of three years’ worth of posts. The data demonstrates a re-envisioning of the way we view Hoisan-wa vis-à-vis online communication, and expands the domains of language use.


语言和文字 : 词汇学, Fei LI 2016 Lingnan University

语言和文字 : 词汇学, Fei Li

Dr. LI Fei

唐代词汇学属于近代汉语词汇研究中的一个组成部分。唐代词汇研究开展比较晚,20世纪50年代以后才引起学者们的关注,大规模地全面系统地研究唐代词汇则是80年代以后的事。目前唐代词汇研究已取得了丰盛的成果,研究也日渐深入。


语言和文字 : 文字学, Fei LI 2016 Lingnan University

语言和文字 : 文字学, Fei Li

Dr. LI Fei

唐代文字学的研究集中于"正字运动" "字原学" "武周新字"等几个方面。


关于辞书修订与创新的几点认识 : 兼谈香港三联书店《现代汉语学习词典》(繁体字本) 出版工作设想, Siu Lam TIN, Fei LI, Maopeng MA 2016 Lingnan University, Hong Kong

关于辞书修订与创新的几点认识 : 兼谈香港三联书店《现代汉语学习词典》(繁体字本) 出版工作设想, Siu Lam Tin, Fei Li, Maopeng Ma

Dr. LI Fei

香港三联书店与北京商务印书馆商定,准备将《现代汉语学习词典》(北京,商务印书馆,2010年)转为繁体字本,主要面向香港、澳门、台湾以及海外使用繁体字的读者,希望繁体字本注意读者对象,做少许增补修订。根据香港三联书店的要求,考虑到繁体字本读者的需要,我们参考近年出版的《全球华语词典》《香港社区词词典》《两岸常用词典》等,准备吸收其中少量新鲜的两岸四地的词语作为补充,并将其中一些词语互做比较。同时参考了《现代汉语词典》(第6版)的创新之处,以方便海外读者学习和运用现代汉语词汇。在工作中,主要关注了词条的选择和释义,例句的选定及作用,语音的准确与否以及繁简字形转换等问题。


「推敲」闡辨, Fei LI 2016 Lingnan University, Hong Kong

「推敲」闡辨, Fei Li

Dr. LI Fei

「推敲」在現代漢語中一般用來比喻做文章或做事時,反覆斟酌、反覆琢磨的意思。該詞來源於後蜀(934-965)何光遠所著的《鑒戒錄‧賈忤旨》中的一段故事。這則故事讓「推敲」一詞流傳至今,並成為現代漢語的基本詞彙。然而韓愈雖然點明「敲」優於「推」,但並未說明理由。這給後人留下了一個謎題,過去有人從意義上做解釋用「推」不如用「敲」。他們認為寺門已經給僧人閂住,所以應當「敲」而不是「推」。更有甚者,認為賈島出門的時候不會把門隨隨便便地帶上,所以不應該用「推」。這些說法其實都是主觀臆測,遠離了原詩的意旨。


Instructional Materials For Spanish Heritage Speakers: Module 1, Gabriela C. Zapata 2016 California State University - Monterey Bay

Instructional Materials For Spanish Heritage Speakers: Module 1, Gabriela C. Zapata

Activities and Assignments Collection

By the end of this module, students should be able to:

1. Identify and name characteristics of the narrative genre;

2. Identify the rules for and correctly use the preterite and imperfect;

3. Identify the rules for the accentuation of palabras agudas and esdrújulas and correctly apply them;

4. Write a narrative of at least 300 words;

5. Understand the rules behind the production of visual "texts";

6. Produce a visual narrative using images and video.


Animacy And Alienability: A Reconsideration Of English Possession, Jaimee Jones 2016 Liberty University

Animacy And Alienability: A Reconsideration Of English Possession, Jaimee Jones

Senior Honors Theses

Current scholarship on English possessive constructions, the s-genitive and the of-construction, largely ignores the possessive relationships inherent in certain English compound nouns. Scholars agree that, in general, an animate possessor predicts the s-genitive while an inanimate possessor predicts the of-construction. However, the current literature rarely discusses noun compounds, such as the table leg, which also express possessive relationships. However, pragmatically and syntactically, a compound cannot be considered as a true possessive construction. Thus, this paper will examine why some compounds still display possessive semantics epiphenomenally. The noun compounds that imply possession seem to exhibit relationships prototypical of inalienable possession ...


Ethnography Of A Genderqueer Community, Markita Session 2016 Georgia State University

Ethnography Of A Genderqueer Community, Markita Session

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Natural Language Processing Of Forum Data: Modeling Social Interaction And Performance In Stem Learning, Marissa Emory, Lucile Pitte 2016 Georgia State University

Natural Language Processing Of Forum Data: Modeling Social Interaction And Performance In Stem Learning, Marissa Emory, Lucile Pitte

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Linguistic Qualities Of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Public Addresses: A Primary Source Based Study, Ashleigh Cox 2016 Georgia State University

Linguistic Qualities Of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Public Addresses: A Primary Source Based Study, Ashleigh Cox

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


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