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Gendered And Racialized Language Ideologies At Sdsu, Brooke N. Leetham 2017 South Dakota State University

Gendered And Racialized Language Ideologies At Sdsu, Brooke N. Leetham

The Journal of Undergraduate Research

This research project explores the ways in which South Dakota State University students perceive speakers of African American Vernacular English (AAVE) in comparison to how they perceive speakers of Standard American English (SAE). Language ideologies affect these perceptions, and they largely exist on a subconscious level—therefore, I uncover them in order to discover how language ideologies affect SDSU. I conducted a matched-guise test with recordings by four speakers (two African American males, one African American female, and one mixed African American/White female). These speakers each made the first of two recordings in SAE and the second in AAVE ...


Inclusive Ethnographies: Beyond The Binaries Of Observer And Observed In Linguistic Landscape Studies, Tamás Péter Szabó, Rob Troyer 2017 University of Jyvaskyla

Inclusive Ethnographies: Beyond The Binaries Of Observer And Observed In Linguistic Landscape Studies, Tamás Péter Szabó, Rob Troyer

Faculty Research Publications (English, Writing and Linguistics)

In ethnographically oriented linguistic landscape studies, social spaces are studied in co-operation with research participants, many times through mobile encounters such as walking. Talking, walking, photographing and video recording as well as writing the fieldwork diary are activities that result in the accumulation of heterogeneous, multimodal corpora. We analyze data from a Hungarian school ethnography project to reconstruct fieldwork encounters and analyze embodiment, the handling of devices (e.g. the photo camera) and verbal interaction in exploratory, participant-led walking tours. Our analysis shows that situated practices of embodied conduct and verbal interaction blur the boundaries between observation and observers, and ...


The Reflection And Reification Of Racialized Language In Popular Media, Kelly E. Wright 2017 University of Kentucky

The Reflection And Reification Of Racialized Language In Popular Media, Kelly E. Wright

Theses and Dissertations--Linguistics

This work highlights specific lexical items that have become racialized in specific contextual applications and tests how these words are cognitively processed. This work presents the results of a visual world (Huettig et al 2011) eye-tracking study designed to determine the perception and application of racialized (Coates 2011) adjectives. To objectively select the racialized adjectives used, I developed a corpus comprised of popular media sources, designed specifically to suit my research question. I collected publications from digital media sources such as Sports Illustrated, USA Today, and Fortune by scraping articles featuring specific search terms from their websites. This experiment seeks ...


Iggy Azalea’S Dialectal Disguise: A Pursuit Of Power Through Speech And Privilege, Caroline JH Allen 2017 University of Montana

Iggy Azalea’S Dialectal Disguise: A Pursuit Of Power Through Speech And Privilege, Caroline Jh Allen

Undergraduate Theses and Professional Papers

White Australian hip-hop artist Iggy Azalea has been the subject of recent criticism forher use of African American English (AAE). Eberhardt and Freeman (2015) demonstratethat Iggy, a native speaker of Australian English who uses Australian English in all of herpublic speech, makes consistent and context-sensitive use of AAE throughout her entirediscography. In order to account for this unique behavior, Eberhardt and Freeman use thetheoretical notion of linguistic appropriation (Hill 2008) which describes the powerimbalance evident when outgroup members (e.g. Iggy) benefit from the use of certainvarieties of speech that ingroup members (e.g. speakers of AAE) are stigmatized forusing ...


Evaluating A Translingual Administration Of The Early Grades Math Assessment (Egma) In The Democratic Republic Of The Congo, Fernanda Gandara 2017 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Evaluating A Translingual Administration Of The Early Grades Math Assessment (Egma) In The Democratic Republic Of The Congo, Fernanda Gandara

Doctoral Dissertations

Translanguaging is a view around languages that normalizes diglossia without separation: the linguistic resources of the bilinguals are considered one integrated system. Translanguaging is also a language practice of bilinguals, who select features from their entire linguistic repertoire to make sense of the world around them. Translanguaging is widely used by students and teachers in the bilingual classroom, as it allows students to build upon their entire set of resources, enhance learning outcomes, perform identities, and develop their languages even further. However, translanguaging is rarely used in assessments of bilinguals. Assessments of bilinguals, especially large-scale tests, are typically monolingual in ...


A Minority's Minority: An Ethnographic Study Of Sephardic Jewish Community In Atlanta, Zachary J. Dooley 2017 Georgia State University

A Minority's Minority: An Ethnographic Study Of Sephardic Jewish Community In Atlanta, Zachary J. Dooley

DISCOVERY: Georgia State Honors College Undergraduate Research Journal

This paper explores the Sephardic Community in Atlanta through the lens of an ethnographic study of a micro-culture. The methodology that was employed in order to complete this research was that of a standard ethnography, i.e. interviews, observations, and comparison with current research on the community. Throughout the paper, the Sephardic culture is contrasted with its larger Eastern European counterparts, the Ashekenazim. Their cultures, as they exist internationally as well as the Atlanta area, are a focal point of the paper so as to have a well established point of reference to which to compare the Sephardic Atlanta culture ...


Are You Fucking Me?: Oppositional Stance-Taking And Authority Through Profane Assessment, Dara Khadijih Mullally Chase 2017 University of Colorado at Boulder

Are You Fucking Me?: Oppositional Stance-Taking And Authority Through Profane Assessment, Dara Khadijih Mullally Chase

Linguistics Graduate Theses & Dissertations

This study explores the use of profanity in informal interactions among college-aged women at a public university in the western United States. In the corpus of over 100 instances of swear words, we see a recurrent practice through which profanity is used by the recipient of an extended telling to assess a facet of the telling. Through a profane assessment, the telling-recipient positions herself as authoritative. In these interactions, the roles of narrator and listener mostly remain consistent, with one woman as narrator and another as listener. In two- and three-person dynamics, the listener, or one of the listeners, will ...


U Wot M8?: American And British Attitudes Toward Regional British Accents, Alison Smith 2017 Scripps College

U Wot M8?: American And British Attitudes Toward Regional British Accents, Alison Smith

Scripps Senior Theses

This research examines the relationship between British accents and their stereotypes. It looks specifically at the ratings of British and American subjects for a variety of British regional and standard accents, and examines them in contrast with observed stereotypes about these accents. The purpose of this paper is to compare the reactions of British and American participants in order to understand whether the stereotypes associated with these accents are purely socially constructed by British society, or whether qualities of each accent support these stereotypes. Results found a similar trend in the ratings of both American and British participants, though it ...


Monolingualism In A Multicultural Nation: The Impact Of Nationalism And Color-Blind Racial Ideologies On Support For English-Only Policies, Anna Benker 2017 Hamline University

Monolingualism In A Multicultural Nation: The Impact Of Nationalism And Color-Blind Racial Ideologies On Support For English-Only Policies, Anna Benker

Departmental Honors Projects

The United States is one of few nations yet to name an official language. However, the desire to make English the official language of the US has been prevalent throughout history and remains strong to this day. The purpose of this study is to examine the factors that are related to greater support for English-Only policy. Previous studies have found that ideas of nationalism, specifically holding ethno-cultural criteria of national membership, is correlated with greater support for English-Only policy (Citrin et al, 1990; Frendreis and Tatalovich, 1997; Garcia and Bass, 2007; Schildkraut, 2003). This study will retest some of these ...


Vowel Variations Among Speakers Of Malaysian English, Sock Wun Phng 2017 Iowa State University

Vowel Variations Among Speakers Of Malaysian English, Sock Wun Phng

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The language policies in Malaysia, having been controlled by the ethnic Malays ever since Independence Day in 1957, have hence dictated which language influences each major ethnic group is exposed to. With the official language as well as the language of instruction in public schools being Malay, ethnic Malays who speak it as a first language (L1) are typically monolingual speakers of Malay. The ethnic Chinese and Indians who usually speak Mandarin or Tamil as an L1 respectively are typically bilingual or trilingual. These different language influences might play a role in how speakers of each ethnic group produce Malaysian ...


Attune With Baby: An Innovative Attunement Program For Parents And Families With Integrated Evaluation, Sara Beth Lohre 2017 Antioch University Seattle

Attune With Baby: An Innovative Attunement Program For Parents And Families With Integrated Evaluation, Sara Beth Lohre

Dissertations & Theses

Infants speak in their own language; sounds, screeches, cries, and howls that help them to communicate their caregiving needs. Unaware, parents may develop a checklist of caregiving approaches to the baby. The infant tells the adult directly what they need, and waits for the parent to respond. Infant talk may change from soft and quiet to loud and aggressive; coos and cries become crying and screams as the infant’s caregiver—communicating the intensity of emotion, urgency of their request, or their frustration with varied and sometimes inadequate, failed, or missing caregiving patterns the infant has no choice but to ...


Are You Fucking Me?: Oppositional Stance-Taking And Authority Through Profane Assessment, Dara Khadijih Mullally Chase 2017 University of Colorado at Boulder

Are You Fucking Me?: Oppositional Stance-Taking And Authority Through Profane Assessment, Dara Khadijih Mullally Chase

Linguistics Graduate Theses & Dissertations

This study explores the use of profanity in informal interactions among college-aged women at a public university in the western United States. In the corpus of over 100 instances of swear words, we see a recurrent practice through which profanity is used by the recipient of an extended telling to assess a facet of the telling. Through a profane assessment, the telling-recipient positions herself as authoritative. In these interactions, the roles of narrator and listener mostly remain consistent, with one woman as narrator and another as listener. In two- and three-person dynamics, the listener, or one of the listeners, will ...


The Emergent Construction Of Feminist Identity In Interaction: A Sociocultural Linguistic Approach, Olivia Hirschey 2017 University of Colorado at Boulder

The Emergent Construction Of Feminist Identity In Interaction: A Sociocultural Linguistic Approach, Olivia Hirschey

Linguistics Graduate Theses & Dissertations

This paper analyzes a group of college-aged women’s conversation about feminist identity. Starting from a sociocultural linguistic theoretical framework and employing insights from conversation analysis, I argue that the interlocutors’ feminist identity is an interactional achievement produced through relevantly setting aside topics and displaying agreement to that action. The paper illustrates how this practice (re)problematizes feminism and maintains hegemonic standards of ‘feminist’ as an identity that needs to be accounted for in conversation. Research on feminist identification in the United States shows that many young women tend to agree with feminist ideals but not with a personal feminist ...


The Emergent Construction Of Feminist Identity In Interaction: A Sociocultural Linguistic Approach, Olivia Hirschey 2017 University of Colorado at Boulder

The Emergent Construction Of Feminist Identity In Interaction: A Sociocultural Linguistic Approach, Olivia Hirschey

Linguistics Graduate Theses & Dissertations

This paper analyzes a group of college-aged women’s conversation about feminist identity. Starting from a sociocultural linguistic theoretical framework and employing insights from conversation analysis, I argue that the interlocutors’ feminist identity is an interactional achievement produced through relevantly setting aside topics and displaying agreement to that action. The paper illustrates how this practice (re)problematizes feminism and maintains hegemonic standards of ‘feminist’ as an identity that needs to be accounted for in conversation. Research on feminist identification in the United States shows that many young women tend to agree with feminist ideals but not with a personal feminist ...


Enregistering Dialect, Barbara Johnstone 2016 Carnegie Mellon University

Enregistering Dialect, Barbara Johnstone

Barbara Johnstone

No abstract provided.


The Effect Of Economic Integration And Political Centralization On Linguistic Diversity - And The New Function And Status Of The English Language In Europe, Demba K. Baldeh 2016 CUNY Hunter College

The Effect Of Economic Integration And Political Centralization On Linguistic Diversity - And The New Function And Status Of The English Language In Europe, Demba K. Baldeh

School of Arts & Sciences Theses

This paper examines the effect of economic integration (EI) and political unity on

linguistic diversity and the new function and status of the English language in

Europe. It shows the current sociolinguistic transformation and the growing use of

English both as strong effects and key indicators of the process.


The Social Meaning Of Men's And Women's Voices In Charles W. Chesnutt's The House Behind The Cedars And Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God, ShaTriece L. Walker 2016 Atlanta University Center

The Social Meaning Of Men's And Women's Voices In Charles W. Chesnutt's The House Behind The Cedars And Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God, Shatriece L. Walker

Electronic Theses & Dissertations Collection for Atlanta University & Clark Atlanta University

Language and voice are studied in fiction to understand how characters’ masculinity and femininity are depicted. This study examines the meaning of men’s and women’s voices in Their Eyes Were Watching God and Charles Chesnutt’s The House Behind the Cedars. Both authors portray their characters with realistic emotions that reflect American and African-American culture. Janie struggles to discover her own voice and womanhood after two unsuccessful marriages; however, in her third marriage, Janie begins to use her voice and establish herself as a woman. Similarly, Rena neglects her black identity and finds difficulty in adjusting to white ...


The Swiss German Language And Identity: Stereotyping Between The Aargau And The Zurich Dialects, Jessica Rohr 2016 Purdue University

The Swiss German Language And Identity: Stereotyping Between The Aargau And The Zurich Dialects, Jessica Rohr

Open Access Theses

Swiss German dialects contribute to the social identity of a speaker, especially on a local level (Christen, 1995). Many dialects of Switzerland are associated with a common stereotype which relates to the identity of the speakers (Rash, 2002). This research looks at these notions and investigates concepts of identity ascription and stereotyping that arise between and from the dialects of canton Aargau and canton Zürich, in Switzerland. The generation of a definition of identity for the project, drawing off existing identity theories in sociolinguistics, and stereotyping theories, allow for an investigation of how the Aargau and Zürich dialects fit into ...


Reification, Resistance, And Transformation? The Impact Of Migration And Demographics On Linguistic, Racial, And Ethnic Identity And Equity In Educational Systems: An Applied Approach, Rebecca Ann Campbell 2016 University of South Florida

Reification, Resistance, And Transformation? The Impact Of Migration And Demographics On Linguistic, Racial, And Ethnic Identity And Equity In Educational Systems: An Applied Approach, Rebecca Ann Campbell

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Using an applied anthropological approach focused on language, this study investigates the relationship between linguistic, racial, and ethnic identities and school resource access in the context of migration. This project examines how these identities are established, experienced, reified, and resisted by various school actors. Exposing power at its roots through a multi-level analysis, this research informs on how people negotiate socialization into particular identities, propelling them toward positions in school and society of varying opportunity.

Focused on two elementary schools in a central Florida county that has been and is undergoing demographic changes, this work offers applications for educational institutions ...


Powerful Words: An Exploration Of Linguistic Hierarchy In Moroccan Hospitals, Ellelan Degife 2016 SIT Study Abroad

Powerful Words: An Exploration Of Linguistic Hierarchy In Moroccan Hospitals, Ellelan Degife

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

Morocco is a country of distinct diversity, which exists as a result of the settling of multiple peoples and European colonization. As a result of this diversity, many languages are employed in different settings and spaces, and of these languages, French represents remnants of colonialism and continual elitism in the country. One of the spheres that French commands in Moroccan society is medicine, which creates a dichotomy between the educated health care providers and the underprivileged patients in public hospitals. The aim of this paper is to explore the effect of French on the doctor-patient relationship in urban, public Moroccan ...


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