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The Ethnography Of Rhythm: Orality And Its Technologies [Table Of Contents], Haun Saussy 2016 University of Chicago

The Ethnography Of Rhythm: Orality And Its Technologies [Table Of Contents], Haun Saussy

Literature

“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 Impact Of Length Of Stay On Adjudicated Male Youths;' Language Use: Focusing On Linguistic Analysis Of Verbal Samples, Yousun Shin Ph.D., Terry P. Overton Ph.D., Ed.D., Zelica Espinoza M.Ed. 2016 Stephen F. Austin State University

The Impact Of Length Of Stay On Adjudicated Male Youths;' Language Use: Focusing On Linguistic Analysis Of Verbal Samples, Yousun Shin Ph.D., Terry P. Overton Ph.D., Ed.D., Zelica Espinoza M.Ed.

Journal of Human Services: Training, Research, and Practice

The primary purpose of the study was to examine the impact of the length of juvenile offenders’ stay in a residential facility on attitudinal changes, measured by language use of 22 participants’ interviews analyzed by using a computerized text tool called Linguistic Inquiry and Word Count (LIWC) to obtain a measure of language use. A series of one-way ANOVA (SPSS 18.0 version) were used to examine the differences between the groups identified by the length of stay and interview interval. The results indicate that the length of stay significantly impacts language use regarding the language categories of affective process ...


Voicing The Other: Mock Aave On Social Media, Hanna L. Smokoski 2016 Graduate Center, City University of New York

Voicing The Other: Mock Aave On Social Media, Hanna L. Smokoski

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

This project looks at the use on social media sites of features of African American Vernacular English by nonspeakers of it. This outgroup use of AAVE does not require nor reflect any true proficiency with the variety, but instead is often used to exaggerate the social distance between the stylizers using it on social media and the marginalized people for whom AAVE is a genuine mode of communication. Through double indexicality, nonspeakers of AAVE use features of it to annex certain positive qualities associated with Black or hip hop culture—toughness, coolness, an anti-establishment stance—for themselves, while reproducing negative ...


The Howl: Otterbein Community Profiles, 2016 Otterbein University

The Howl: Otterbein Community Profiles

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Regulation Of Unknown: A Lesson From Japan’S Public Law And Policy For Next-Generation Robots, Yueh-Hsuan Weng 2016 Peking University

Regulation Of Unknown: A Lesson From Japan’S Public Law And Policy For Next-Generation Robots, Yueh-Hsuan Weng

Yueh-Hsuan Weng

Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) had established the Robot Policy Committee since 2004. The METI robots policy guidelines cover many fields of business, technology, innovation and safety, which is essential to the realization of the human-robot coexistence society. A crucial part of Japanese robot policy is "Tokku" Special Zone". Japanese government approved the establishment of special zones in many major cities for universities and companies to test their robots in real environments in order to solve an industrial crisis that strict laws restrict the development of RT industry. Though the history of RT special zone is merely ...


Oxford Dictionaries In Hot Water Over Rabid Feminist Example, Ms. Jillian Kestler-D'Amours 2016

Oxford Dictionaries In Hot Water Over Rabid Feminist Example, Ms. Jillian Kestler-D'Amours

Geralyne Dionne

Canadian PhD student wants Oxford Dictionaries to explain ‘explicitly sexist’ usage examples employed for words like rabid, nagging, grating and more.


Promoting Curiosity Through Inquiry-Based Learning In The Undergraduate Linguistics Classroom: A Case Study, Michal Temkin Martinez 2016 Boise State University

Promoting Curiosity Through Inquiry-Based Learning In The Undergraduate Linguistics Classroom: A Case Study, Michal Temkin Martinez

Michal Temkin Martinez

As in most academic fields, inquiry and intellectual curiosity play an important role in the development of research and the advancement of the discipline of linguistics. While inquiry-based teaching is crucially deployed in the training of graduate students, pedagogical approaches to undergraduate education remain largely instructor-focused and lecture-based, especially in introductory courses. This paper presents a case study of the implementation of inquiry-based learning in an undergraduate course in phonetics/phonology. Results indicate that, in addition to increased student attendance and engagement, student performance on exams and the term project improved, and overall student satisfaction with the course was higher.


Two King Lears: The Meaning Potentials Of Writing And Speech For Talking Books, Anna Hampson Lundh, Bradley Smith 2016 Curtin University and University of Borås

Two King Lears: The Meaning Potentials Of Writing And Speech For Talking Books, Anna Hampson Lundh, Bradley Smith

Proceedings from the Annual Meeting of the Document Academy

The talking book is a type of assistive technology where original print text is audio recorded and marked-up in order to make it accessible for people with print-disabilities, such as visual impairments or dyslexia. In this pilot study, we explore the implications of remediating a written text, the script of Shakespeare’s King Lear, into spoken text. We compare two readings of the play: a talking book version; and a commercial audiobook recording. We examine intonation choices in an excerpt from the play in the two readings. The analysis shows significant variation in choices of intonation, and thus the meanings ...


The Theory And Practice Of Harmonic Serialism, John J. McCarthy 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, John J. McCarthy, Joe Pater, Kathryn Pruitt 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 ...


Solidarity Framing At The Union Of National And Transnational Public Spheres, Ann E Williams 2015

Solidarity Framing At The Union Of National And Transnational Public Spheres, Ann E Williams

Ann E Williams

with Christopher Toula, in press 2015, Journalism Studies


A Multiliteracies Framework For Collegiate Foreign Language Teaching, Kate Paesani, Heather Willis Allen, Beatrice Dupuy 2015 Wayne State University

A Multiliteracies Framework For Collegiate Foreign Language Teaching, Kate Paesani, Heather Willis Allen, Beatrice Dupuy

Kate Paesani

In a time when collegiate foreign language education is changing dramatically, A Multiliteracies Framework for Collegiate Foreign Language Teaching serves as a tool to help educators transform both what is taught in their courses and how it is taught. To meet this end, the authors outline a coherent approach for reconsidering foreign language curriculum, instruction, and assessment that attends to the simultaneous development of language competencies and engagement with authentic texts in a manner accessible for a wide range of readers.


Characterological Figures And Expressive Style In The Enregisterment Of Linguistic Variety, Barbara Johnstone 2015

Characterological Figures And Expressive Style In The Enregisterment Of Linguistic Variety, Barbara Johnstone

Barbara Johnstone

Much of the research that brings the concept of enregisterment into conversation with sociolinguistic variation has to do with how sets of linguistic forms come to be heard as dialects or regional accents: registers linked with places (Beal, 2010; Eberhardt, 2012; Johnstone & Baumgardt, 2004; Johnstone, 2009; Remlinger, 2010). But the process of dialect enregisterment often involves the previous or simultaneous enregisterment of the same or overlapping sets of forms with incorrectness and/or social class (Johnstone, Andrus, & Danielson, 2006), and sets of linguistic forms can become enregistered with prestige and authority (“Received Pronunciation”) (Agha, 2003) profession (“legalese,” for example), medium ...


Rules Of Standard Maghrebi. Towards A Pan-Dialectal Orthography, Emad Adel, Houcemeddine A Turki 2015

Rules Of Standard Maghrebi. Towards A Pan-Dialectal Orthography, Emad Adel, Houcemeddine A Turki

Houcemeddine Turki

Maghrebi is a dialect continuum extending from Tunisia to Morocco with millions of native speakers. However, no standard dialect has been created for this variety and there are limited trials to create a pan-dialectal orthography for it. This booklet is just a trial to solve this problem through the adoption of the excellent aspects of the created orthographies for the main variants of Maghrebi Arabic and the consideration of the morphology and the phonology of each of the Maghrebi Arabic dialects. 


L2 Learning And Teaching In Hybrid And Online Contexts: Research & Practice, Joshua Thoms, Joshua Thoms 2015 Utah State University

L2 Learning And Teaching In Hybrid And Online Contexts: Research & Practice, Joshua Thoms, Joshua Thoms

Joshua J. Thoms

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The Sociolinguistics Of Globalization: Standardization And Localization In The Context Of Change, Barbara Johnstone 2015

The Sociolinguistics Of Globalization: Standardization And Localization In The Context Of Change, Barbara Johnstone

Barbara Johnstone

Linguistically, globalization has given rise to both homogenization and differentiation.
Imperial conquest and standardization in the European nationbuilding
tradition led to the spread of dominant languages and varieties and
the creation of sometimes artificial linguistic boundaries. Standardization
associated with nation-building continues, alongside new modes of standardization
associated with capitalism. However, the factors that can lead to
the reduction of diversity can also lead to its growth. The review sketches
processes of linguistic localization associated with political change, tourism,
migration and urbanization, and regional identification, and concludes with
a detailed look at mechanisms and effects of standardization and localization
in the ...


Examining The Influence Of Using Audiobooks On The Improvement Of Sound Recognition And Sound Production Of Iranian Efl Learners, Ali Taghinezhad 2015 Shiraz University

Examining The Influence Of Using Audiobooks On The Improvement Of Sound Recognition And Sound Production Of Iranian Efl Learners, Ali Taghinezhad

Ali Taghinezhad

Undoubtedly, pronunciation is a significant factor in communication and it can be a source of unintelligibility between interlocutors. Several materials can contribute to the improvement of pronunciation skill one of which seems to be audiobooks. Therefore, the present study aimed at investigating the influence of using audiobooks on the improvement of pronunciation ability of Iranian EFL learners. To this end, 90 elementary, intermediate, and upper-intermediate students from three English language institutes were selected in Shiraz, Iran. In order to examine the effect of using audiobooks on students’ sound recognition and sound production, two tests were administered to the students as ...


On The Polysemy Of The Lithuanian Už. A Cognitive Perspective, Inesa Šeškauskienė, Eglė Žilinskaitė-Šinkūnienė 2015 Vilnius University

On The Polysemy Of The Lithuanian Už. A Cognitive Perspective, Inesa Šeškauskienė, Eglė Žilinskaitė-Šinkūnienė

Baltic International Yearbook of Cognition, Logic and Communication

Adhering to the principle of motivated polysemy, this paper sets out to demonstrate how the principle works in interpreting numerous senses of the Lithuanian preposition ‘behind, beyond’. The present investigation relies on the cognitive linguistic framework employed, first of all, by Lakoff (1987), Langacker (1987), Talmy (2000), Tyler and Evans (2003), and Tyler (2012), who mainly worked on English, and such linguists as Tabakowska (2003, 2010) and Shakhova and Tyler (2010), who attempted to investigate inflecting languages, such as Polish and Russian. Based on such semantic principles as types of Figure and Ground, their relationship (geometric, functional, etc.), contextual ...


Language, Culture And Spatial Cognition: Bringing Anthropology To The Table, Norbert Ross, Jeffrey T. Shenton, Werner Hertzog, Mike Kohut 2015 Vanderbilt University

Language, Culture And Spatial Cognition: Bringing Anthropology To The Table, Norbert Ross, Jeffrey T. Shenton, Werner Hertzog, Mike Kohut

Baltic International Yearbook of Cognition, Logic and Communication

Languages vary in their semantic partitioning of the world. This has led to speculation that language might shape basic cognitive processes. Spatial cognition has been an area of research in which linguistic relativity – the effect of language on thought – has both been proposed and rejected. Prior studies have been inconclusive, lacking experimental rigor or appropriate research design. Lacking detailed ethnographic knowledge as well as failing to pay attention to intralanguage variations, these studies often fall short of defining an appropriate concept of language, culture, and cognition. Our study constitutes the first research exploring (1) individuals speaking different languages yet living ...


Antonymy In Space And Other Strictly Ordered Domains, Jessica Rett 2015 UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles)

Antonymy In Space And Other Strictly Ordered Domains, Jessica Rett

Baltic International Yearbook of Cognition, Logic and Communication

Natural language references different types of entities. Some of these entities (e.g. degrees, locations, times) are strictly ordered with respect to one another; others (e.g. individuals, possible worlds) are not. The empirical goal of this paper is to show that some linguistically encoded relations across these domains (e.g. under, slower than) display a polar asymmetry, while others do not. The theoretical goal of this paper is to argue that this asymmetry – and its restriction to only certain relations – is due to intrinsic properties of strictly ordered domains, coupled with a bias in how language users perceive these ...


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