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Language, Education, And Empowerment: Voices Of Kumauni Young Women In Multilingual India, Cynthia Groff 2010 University of Pennsylvania

Language, Education, And Empowerment: Voices Of Kumauni Young Women In Multilingual India, Cynthia Groff

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

My research explores the language and education situation in the Kumaun region of North India from the perspectives of rural Kumauni young women and in light of their views on empowerment and their aims for the future. My questions address language and education issues in the Kumaun 1) in relation to national policies and local ideologies, 2) as experienced and negotiated by young women, and 3) as applied in a unique Gandhian educational context. Based at Lakshmi Ashram, a Gandhian boarding school serving disadvantaged girls, I used ethnographic methods, focusing on a group of Kumauni young women. National-level language planning ...


Enregistering Style, Barbara Johnstone 2010 Carnegie Mellon University

Enregistering Style, Barbara Johnstone

Barbara Johnstone

No abstract provided.


Identidade E Representação Em Pequenas Estórias: O Caso De Imigrantes Brasileiros, Mércia Regina Santana Flannery 2010 University of Pennsylvania

Identidade E Representação Em Pequenas Estórias: O Caso De Imigrantes Brasileiros, Mércia Regina Santana Flannery

Departmental Papers (Romance Languages)

O objetivo deste trabalho é analisar narrativas de discriminação não-canônicas, segundo o modelo laboviano, mas que se conformam ao que Georgakopoulou (2007) classifica como “pequenas estórias”. Dada a variedade de situações em que o discurso narrativo emerge, tal análise parte da premissa de que o alargamento da definição do que é uma narrativa proporciona inovações teóricas, fundamentais para a compreensão de interações que se renovam à medida que se renovam também os espaços interacionais. Analisamos pequenas estórias de discriminação contra imigrantes brasileiros, colhidas em um fórum de opinião on line, ao passo que salientamos como noções de identidade de grupo ...


Response To Tesol's Position Statement On The Linguistic Rights Of Deaf Students, Sarah Compton 2010 University of Jyväskylä

Response To Tesol's Position Statement On The Linguistic Rights Of Deaf Students, Sarah Compton

Sarah Compton

This piece responds to TESOL's position statement on the linguistic rights of deaf students to develop proficiency in both native signed and spoken languages. The statement lays a foundation upon which both English language teaching professionals and deaf education practitioners can build a partnership to advocate for deaf students’ linguistic rights and promote multilingual education programs for deaf students and all learners of English.


Attempting To Analyse (Language) Awareness: A Foray Into The Realm Of People's Perceptions Of, Attitudes Towards, And Conceptions About Language, Evan Zelezny-Green 2010 SIT Graduate Institute

Attempting To Analyse (Language) Awareness: A Foray Into The Realm Of People's Perceptions Of, Attitudes Towards, And Conceptions About Language, Evan Zelezny-Green

MA TESOL Collection

This paper presents the process and results of a written questionnaire administered online to 200 individuals, designed to elicit their perceptions of, conceptions about, and attitudes toward language, The questionnaire was based on similar questionnaires presented orally in small groups to European pupils in the context of Language Awareness curriculum projects. The author presents respondents' answers to each question, grouped according to major patterns and underlying themes in the responses. Finally, possible questions for further research are posed, based on the patterns that emerged in the current study.


How Esol Teachers Become Aware Of Communicative Peace, Josette LeBlanc 2010 SIT Graduate Institute

How Esol Teachers Become Aware Of Communicative Peace, Josette Leblanc

MA TESOL Collection

This paper examines the implications that the relationship between teacher language awareness and communicative peace may have on educational programs for teachers of English for speakers of other languages (ESOL). The evaluation begins by analyzing proposals set out by the applied peace linguist Francisco Gomes de Matos, who suggests that ESOL teachers should teach communicative peace as an element of communicative competence, and also that education programs should provide training to support this approach. By juxtaposing current literature on structural and linguistic violence with Gomes de Matos' classroom techniques, the hypothesis is made that teachers who would teach communicative peace ...


Evolutionary Models Of Word-Meaning Associations, Daniel Shelby 2010 University of Redlands

Evolutionary Models Of Word-Meaning Associations, Daniel Shelby

Undergraduate Honors Theses

One method to study the origin of language indirectly is to develop mathematical and computer models to explore the development of different aspects of language. One aspect is the way in which associations between words and meanings developed. We wish to know how linguistic convention was established. That is, how groups of people came to associate the same word with a particular meaning.


Dell Hymes And The Ethnography Of Communication, Barbara Johnstone, William Marcellino 2009 Carnegie Mellon University

Dell Hymes And The Ethnography Of Communication, Barbara Johnstone, William Marcellino

Barbara Johnstone

No abstract provided.


The ‘Spanish As Threat’ Ideology And Cultural Aspects Of Spanish Attrition., Tonya Wolford, Phillip M. Carter 2009 Florida International University

The ‘Spanish As Threat’ Ideology And Cultural Aspects Of Spanish Attrition., Tonya Wolford, Phillip M. Carter

Phillip M. Carter

No abstract provided.


Between Text And Film: A Contextual Bifurcation In Feliz Ano Velho, Andrew M. Ray 2009 University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Between Text And Film: A Contextual Bifurcation In Feliz Ano Velho, Andrew M. Ray

Andrew M. Ray

The present study problematizes the results in character development due to differences in the use of historical and amorous contexts between the text, Feliz Ano Velho (1982), and its film adaptation, Feliz ano vehlo: uma adaptação livre da obra de Marcelo R. Paiva.


Dell H. Hymes: An Intellectual Sketch, Joel Sherzer, Barbara Johnstone, William M. Marcellino 2009 Carnegie Mellon University

Dell H. Hymes: An Intellectual Sketch, Joel Sherzer, Barbara Johnstone, William M. Marcellino

Barbara Johnstone

No abstract provided.


Two Roads Diverge: Review Of The Linguistics Of Speech By William A. Kretzschmar, Jr. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009. Pp Xii + 296. Isbn 978-0-521-88703-8; $99.00, Barbara Johnstone 2009 Carnegie Mellon University

Two Roads Diverge: Review Of The Linguistics Of Speech By William A. Kretzschmar, Jr. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009. Pp Xii + 296. Isbn 978-0-521-88703-8; $99.00, Barbara Johnstone

Barbara Johnstone

No abstract provided.


Locating Language In Identity, Barbara Johnstone 2009 Carnegie Mellon University

Locating Language In Identity, Barbara Johnstone

Barbara Johnstone

No abstract provided.


Indexing The Local, Barbara Johnstone 2009 Carnegie Mellon University

Indexing The Local, Barbara Johnstone

Barbara Johnstone

No abstract provided.


Language And Place, Barbara Johnstone 2009 Carnegie Mellon University

Language And Place, Barbara Johnstone

Barbara Johnstone

No abstract provided.


Acquisition Of Spanish Gender Agreement In Two Learning Contexts: Study Abroad And At Home, Christina Isabelli 2009 Illinois Wesleyan University

Acquisition Of Spanish Gender Agreement In Two Learning Contexts: Study Abroad And At Home, Christina Isabelli

Christina Isabelli

The goal of this study is to describe the acquisition rate for gender acquisition in Spanish and to show whether individual variability and language contact may affect this rate. The participants were intermediate second language Spanish (first language English) learners in the study abroad and at-home contexts over a 4-month period. The participants received grammaticality judgment tests coded for morphological class of the modified noun as well as attributive and predicative adjectives. Data were also collected on social behavior and language contact in Spanish and English in order to explain data outcome. The findings suggest that no difference exists between ...


Implementing Language Policy For Deaf Students From Spanish-Speaking Homes: The Case Of Agents In A Texas School District, Sarah Compton 2009 University of Jyväskylä

Implementing Language Policy For Deaf Students From Spanish-Speaking Homes: The Case Of Agents In A Texas School District, Sarah Compton

Sarah Compton

Language policy implementation is a complex, multilayered process that produces both planned and unplanned outcomes. Understanding the policy implementation process can be achieved by identifying the agents, layers, and processes of language planning and policy activities, analyzing the layers independently, and examining the relationships among the layers. With respect to deaf education policy, such a multidimensional approach calls for attention to federal, state, and district guidelines as well as to how individuals act as policy-implementing agents when determining appropriate educational contexts for deaf students. Considering these dimensions, this thesis begins by explicating how U.S. special education policy functions as ...


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