The Effect Of Gaelic Initial Consonant Mutation On Spoken Word Recognition, 2014 Boise State University
The Effect Of Gaelic Initial Consonant Mutation On Spoken Word Recognition, Ian D. Clayton, Dan Brenner, Andrew Carnie, Mike Hammond, Natasha Warner
Ian D. Clayton
No abstract provided.
La Production De Gestes Pendant Les Pauses Du Discours : Pour Qui Et Pour Quoi ?, 2013 National Louis University
La Production De Gestes Pendant Les Pauses Du Discours : Pour Qui Et Pour Quoi ?, Gale Stam, Marion Tellier, Brigitte Bigi
Gale Stam, Ph.D.
No abstract provided.
Predictive Admission Criteria In Graduate Programs In Speech-Language Pathology, 2013 Western Kentucky University
Predictive Admission Criteria In Graduate Programs In Speech-Language Pathology, Mary Lloyd Moore
Speech-language pathology is a profession for which there is increasing demand as well as being one of the most desirable career paths in the United States. Graduation of qualified persons who can pass the Praxis exam is an essential outcome of all graduate programs in speech-language pathology. If predictors of competence could be identified before admission, graduate programs would be better able to select students who would maximize the expenditure of materials, energy, and expertise, thereby decreasing the potential failure for both students and universities. Therefore, this research addresses the extent to which selected variables may serve to predict success ...
Re-Cognizing Power In The Culture Of Dementia Care Knowledge, 2013 Western University
Re-Cognizing Power In The Culture Of Dementia Care Knowledge, Ryan T. Deforge
University of Western Ontario - Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository
In light of increasing system demands, system regulations, and constrained resources, those living and working with dementia in the long-term care sector are vulnerable to oppressive care practices. This is true so long as our understanding of how social power affects the ways in which dementia care knowledge is created, shared, and enacted remains limited. Based on prolonged field observations and on informal and formal interviews with care recipients, family members, and staff, the aim of this critical qualitative research was to examine the culture of dementia care knowledge in two sites: a specialized dementia care unit in a long-term ...
Poststructuralist Theory And Sociolinguistics: Mapping The Linguistic Turn In Theory, 2013 Florida International University
Poststructuralist Theory And Sociolinguistics: Mapping The Linguistic Turn In Theory, Phillip M. Carter
Phillip M. Carter
Poststructuralist theory has been broadly influential throughout the humanities and social sciences for two decades, yet sociolinguistic engagement with poststructuralism has been limited to select subfields. In this paper, I consider the possibilities for richer cross-disciplinary work involving sociolinguistics and poststructuralist social theory. I begin by describing the place of social theory within sociolinguistics, paying attention both to the possibilities of interdisciplinarity and the resistance to it. I then introduce the basic tenets of poststructuralism, focusing primarily on its two main constructs, ‘performativity’ and ‘discourse,’ and briefly discuss the discontentment with structuralism that resulted in ‘the linguistic turn’. I outline ...
Review Of Language At Play: Digital Games In Second And Foreign Language Teaching And Learning. Language Learning & Technology, 2013 Portland State University
Review Of Language At Play: Digital Games In Second And Foreign Language Teaching And Learning. Language Learning & Technology, Steven L. Thorne, Erin Watters
World Languages and Literatures Faculty Publications and Presentations
A Review of Language at Play: Digital games in second and foreign language teaching and learning Julie Sykes and Jonathan Reinhard 2013 ISBN 10: 0-205-00085-1 US 157 pp. Pearson New York, US
by Steven L. Thorne, Portland State University and University of Groningen and Erin Watters, Portland State University
Comparative Morphology Of The Hominin And African Ape Hyoid Bone, A Possible Marker Of The Evolution Of Speech, 2013 Wayne State University
Comparative Morphology Of The Hominin And African Ape Hyoid Bone, A Possible Marker Of The Evolution Of Speech, James Steele, Margaret Clegg, Sandra Martelli
Human Biology Open Access Pre-Prints
This study examines the morphology of the hyoid in three closely related species, Homo sapiens, Pan troglodytes and Gorilla gorilla. Differences and similarities between the hyoids of these species are characterised, and used to interpret the morphology and affinities of the Dikika A. afarensis, Kebara 2 Neanderthal, and other fossil hominin hyoid bones.
Humans and African apes are found to have distinct hyoid morphologies. In humans the maximum width across the distal tips of the articulated greater horns is usually slightly greater than the maximum length (distal greater horn tip to most anterior point of the hyoid body in the ...
On Vernacular Scottishness And Its Limits: Devolution And The Spectacle Of "Voice", 2013 University of South Carolina
On Vernacular Scottishness And Its Limits: Devolution And The Spectacle Of "Voice", Scott Hames
Studies in Scottish Literature
This essay asks why vernacular cultural expression has been so central to discussion of Scottish national autonomy, traces the literary and political contours of vernacular discourse in the period of Scottish devolution, and concludes with a provisional sketch of three "vernacularities" (democratic, romantic and identitarian) and with reflections on how literary criticism might move beyond the "representative” paradigms of vernacular voice to engage with voice as a principle of agency and action.
Transference Vol. 1, Summer 2013, 2013 Western Michigan University
Transference Vol. 1, Summer 2013
Transference is published by the Department of World Languages and Literatures at Western Michigan University. Dedicated to the celebration of poetry in translation, the journal publishes translations from Arabic, Chinese, French and Old French, German, Classical Greek and Latin, Japanese, and Russian into English verse. Transference contains translations as well as commentaries on the art and process of translating.
Spanish And Polish Heritage Speakers In Canada: The Overt Pronoun Constraint, 2013 Western University
Spanish And Polish Heritage Speakers In Canada: The Overt Pronoun Constraint, Ewelina Barski
University of Western Ontario - Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository
This study investigates the grammar of Spanish and Polish heritage speakers in Canada: Speakers who grew up speaking their family language at home, where the community language is English. Studies looking at the language of heritage speakers investigate the stability of language and how grammar develops under reduced input conditions (Benmamoun et al., 2010). The aim of this work is to investigate the impact of reduced input on a component within the Null-Subject Parameter - the Overt Pronoun Constraint (OPC) (Montalbetti, 1984). The goal is to understand the interpretations that heritage speakers assign to overt pronouns in very specific contexts.
Beliefs In Action: Ideologies, Motivations, And Capital Among English As A Second Language Learners, 2013 University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Beliefs In Action: Ideologies, Motivations, And Capital Among English As A Second Language Learners, Damon Lasiter
UNLV Theses/Dissertations/Professional Papers/Capstones
Language learning motivations among immigrants are tied - via language ideologies - to socio-economic position, social networks, and problems encountered by the language learners in their everyday lives. Research into immigrants' reasons for language learning has often overlooked these factors (see Klassen & Burnaby, 1993, and Norton, 1995), but I offer in this thesis that the above factors are foundations for many immigrants' language ideologies - beliefs that people have about language. These language ideologies are, in turn, the foundations upon which one's motivations to learn a language are based. Using a Bourdieuvian paradigm, where inequitable positions of power exist through the unequal ...
The Lived Experiences Of Native Louisiana French Speakers Entering English-Only Elementary Schools In Lower Bayou Lafourche, Jolynda H. Strandberg
Doctoral Dissertations and Projects
The purpose of this hermeneutic phenomenological study was to investigate the lived experiences of native Louisiana French speakers entering English-only elementary schools in lower Bayou Lafourche, Louisiana. Native Louisiana French speakers entering English-only elementary school was defined as those whose home language was Louisiana French prior to entering elementary school. While language attrition for non-English speakers and Louisiana French culture had been explored, the in depth, lived experiences of native Louisiana French speakers entering English elementary schools were unexplored (Blyth, 1997; Ryon, 2002; Sexton, 2000). Understanding how entering English-only schools affects student perceptions and identity was important in determining school ...
Chinese Literacy Development: Key To Ethnic Minority Groups’ Integration And Social Mobility In Multilingual Hong Kong, 2013 Hong Kong Baptist University
Chinese Literacy Development: Key To Ethnic Minority Groups’ Integration And Social Mobility In Multilingual Hong Kong, Joanne Chuk, David C. S. Li
Department of Education Studies Conference Paper
The language policy in postcolonial Hong Kong is characterized by biliteracy and trilingualism, according much greater significance to the Chinese language (Standard Written Chinese, Cantonese and Mandarin/Putonghua). South Asian pupils need to learn Chinese, which is difficult due to linguistic and sociolinguistic factors. Cantonese and Putonghua are typologically distant from their respective ethnic languages (e.g. Bahasa Indonesia, Filipino, Hindi, Urdu, and Nepali). Standard written Chinese adopts a non‐alphabetic script. Few South Asian parents have Chinese literacy; home support for learning Chinese is negligible. Support within the education system is wanting. The government pursues essentially an integrationist policy ...
Communicating With Multimodalities And Multiliteracies, 2013 Western University
Communicating With Multimodalities And Multiliteracies, Greg Paziuk
Teaching Innovation Projects
Comic books are currently enjoying a resurgence in both public and scholarly interest. However, most of that scholarly focus has focused on how to use comics to engage with reluctant readers; educators are still struggling to recognize the medium as a “complex form of multimodal literacy” (Jacobs 2007). In both their complexity and their appeal, comic books gesture towards multiliteracy, a term that recognizes “the context of our culturally and linguistically diverse and increasingly globalised societies; to account for the multifarious cultures that interrelate and the plurality of texts that circulate” (New London Group 2000). Multimodal forms, in general, have ...
Pedagogía De Hablantes De Herencia: Implicaciones Para El Entrenamiento De Instructores Al Nivel Universitario, 2013 University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Pedagogía De Hablantes De Herencia: Implicaciones Para El Entrenamiento De Instructores Al Nivel Universitario, Lina M. Reznicek-Parrado
Theses, Dissertations, Student Research: Modern Languages and Literatures
This study researches the differences in pedagogical needs between learners of Spanish as a Foreign Language (FL learners) and learners of Spanish as a Heritage Language (HL learners) at the university level. By using the UNL Modern Languages and Literatures Department as an illustrative case and based on an analysis of the Heritage Language student profile in the context of the United States, this study seeks to explore arguments in favor of providing training for university-level instructors of Spanish that responds to the specific pedagogical needs of Heritage Language Learners.
The relevancy of this study is not only based on ...
مترجمة : A Case Study Of An Arabic/Jordanian Sign Language (Liu) Interpreter In Jordan, 2013 Western Oregon University
مترجمة : A Case Study Of An Arabic/Jordanian Sign Language (Liu) Interpreter In Jordan, Erin Trine
Signed languages have received increased recognition in recent years. Profound misconceptions about signed languages and signed language interpreting continue to be pervasive. Organizations such as the World Association of Sign Language Interpreters and the World Federation of the Deaf are working to advance the training of interpreters around the globe. The same resources are not available in every region. In this study the author reports on the experiences of an Arabic/Jordanian Sign Language (LIU) interpreter through a single case study exploring her reported experiences. The participant is an adult woman and experienced interpreter. Data regarding the participant’s experiences ...
Habitus Transformation: Immigrant Mother’S Cultural Translation Of Educational Strategies In Korea, 2013 University of Pennsylvania
Habitus Transformation: Immigrant Mother’S Cultural Translation Of Educational Strategies In Korea, Hyejeong Jo
Asia-Pacific Education, Language Minorities and Migration (ELMM) Network Working Paper Series
This study aims to examine the transformation of habitus through a case study of immigrant mothers who navigate a heated educational competition in South Korea. To illuminate the process of habitus change, this study investigates the ways in which immigrant mothers make sense of a unique educational cultural practice of Korean parents, which is heavy reliance on shadow education.
Development Of A New Experiment Demonstrating Categorical Perception, 2013 Boise State University
Development Of A New Experiment Demonstrating Categorical Perception, Kelsey Montzka
Student Research Initiatives
In this project, we have created an online portal containing a multi-faceted demonstration of categorical perception. We utilized the 2I2AFC (two-interval, two alternative forced choice) stimulus presentation method which should elicit more categorical results from students, helping to better demonstrate the phenomenon (Gerrits & Schouten, 2004), and provided different acoustic cues illustrating CP. In addition to illustrations of CP for F2 formant transition, the new online portal is used to illustrate voice onset timing (VOT; the cue that distinguishes between the sounds [b] and [p]), as well as how contextual factors and participants’ linguistic backgrounds affect CP. The contextual factors used are that of phonological context where categorical boundaries are shifted in order to accommodate phonological variation as described in Sumner (2011), and that of lexical context wherein categorical boundaries are shifted ...
Misheard Me Oronyminator: Using Oronyms To Validate The Correctness Of Frequency Dictionaries, 2013 California Polytechnic State University
Misheard Me Oronyminator: Using Oronyms To Validate The Correctness Of Frequency Dictionaries, Jennifer G. Hughes
Master's Theses and Project Reports
In the field of speech recognition, an algorithm must learn to tell the difference between "a nice rock" and "a gneiss rock". These identical-sounding phrases are called oronyms. Word frequency dictionaries are often used by speech recognition systems to help resolve phonetic sequences with more than one possible orthographic phrase interpretation, by looking up which oronym of the root phonetic sequence contains the most-common words.
Our paper demonstrates a technique used to validate word frequency dictionary values. We chose to use frequency values from the UNISYN dictionary, which tallies each word on a per-occurance basis, using a proprietary text corpus ...
Language Learning, Ecological Validity, And Innovation Under Conditions Of Superdiversity, 2013 Portland State University
Language Learning, Ecological Validity, And Innovation Under Conditions Of Superdiversity, Steven L. Thorne
World Languages and Literatures Faculty Publications and Presentations
This article describes three pedagogical proposals oriented toward moving language learning to the center of higher education, and further, to emphasizing the importance of both continued first (L1) and additional/foreign (L2) language learning as central to academic and professional success. The first project, titled Language-Integrated Knowledge Education (or LIKE), aims at making explicit the linguistic resources necessary for full participation in written and spoken academic contexts, in both students' first as well as (potentially) multiple foreign languages. The second project describes the benefits and rationale for broadening the use of online intercultural exchange within foreign language education as well ...