Proximity And Journalistic Practice In Environmental Discourse: Experiencing “Job Blackmail” In The News, 2015 Carnegie Mellon University
Proximity And Journalistic Practice In Environmental Discourse: Experiencing “Job Blackmail” In The News, Barbara Johnstone, Justin Mando
No abstract provided.
Incorporating Augmentative And Alternative Communication Usage In Functional Therapy For Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Case Study, 2014 The University of Southern Mississippi
Incorporating Augmentative And Alternative Communication Usage In Functional Therapy For Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Case Study, Virginia K. Pampuro
Current research discusses the communicative limitations of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This study examined the influence of communicative devices on improving an individual with ASD’s functional communicative abilities. This study incorporated a qualitative research methodology, which included a modified ethnographic interview and several hours of clinical observation. This data was then cyclically reviewed for patterns. By incorporating various Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) devices into therapy and daily life, the participant was able to produce longer utterances and clarify his communicative intent and messages. This research adds to the literature by describing the importance of AAC systems ...
Unsheltered & Undeserving: How Chronically Homeless Individuals Are Discursively Constructed In Newspapers, 2014 University of Washington - Tacoma Campus
Unsheltered & Undeserving: How Chronically Homeless Individuals Are Discursively Constructed In Newspapers, Jacinda Howard
Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Master's Projects and Theses
Homelessness arose as a public problem in the 1980s and led to the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, the country’s first and only legislation to acknowledge homelessness and direct resources toward addressing it. The act has since inspired a national movement to end all types of homelessness by 2020 and chronic homelessness by 2015. A permanent supportive housing model known as Housing First, which provides government subsidized apartments and case management to chronically homeless individuals, is poised to play a crucial role in the movement. Given this, nine newspaper articles published in Tacoma, Washington’s The News Tribune ...
The Effect Of Sensor Errors In Situated Human-Computer Dialogue, 2014 Dublin Institute of Technology
The Effect Of Sensor Errors In Situated Human-Computer Dialogue, Niels Schuette, John D. Kelleher, Brian Mac Namee
Errors in perception are a problem for computer systems that use sensors to perceive the environment. If a computer system is engaged in dialogue with a human user, these problems in perception lead to problems in the dialogue. We present two experiments, one in which participants interact through dialogue with a robot with perfect perception to fulfil a simple task, and a second one in which the robot is affected by sensor errors and compare the resulting dialogues to determine whether the sensor problems have an impact on dialogue success.
Game Show Sociolinguistics: A Diachronic Investigation Of Gender And Negotiation In “The Pyramid”, 2014 Georgia State University
Game Show Sociolinguistics: A Diachronic Investigation Of Gender And Negotiation In “The Pyramid”, Franklin Bradfield
Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference
No abstract provided.
Understanding Online Language: A Corpus-Based Comparison Of Web Registers, 2014 Georgia State University
Understanding Online Language: A Corpus-Based Comparison Of Web Registers, Kelly D. Carr, Jasmin Anderson, John Webb, Joyce Bullock-Vigdor, Matthew Wamboldt
Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference
No abstract provided.
English In South Asia And Pedagogical Implications, 2014 Liberty University
English In South Asia And Pedagogical Implications, Brittany R. Ehret
Senior Honors Theses
English at present maintains a significant role as a second or foreign language in the region of South Asia as well as globally. In a discussion of this topic, it is important to explore a brief history of the expansion of English and its origins in South Asia. It is also essential to provide a background of South Asian English and its unique linguistic characteristics as well as its use in different contexts of South Asia. The perspectives of linguists and educators who are native to the region of South Asia should be included as much as possible in this ...
Students’ Experiences In Interdisciplinary Problem-Based Learning: A Discourse Analysis Of Group Interaction, Rintaro Imafuku, Ryuta Kataoka, Mitsuori Mayahara, Hisayoshi Suzuki, Takuya Saiki
Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-Based Learning
Interdisciplinary problem-based learning (PBL) aims to provide students with opportunities to develop the necessary skills to work with different health professionals in a collaborative manner. This discourse study examined the processes of collective knowledge construction in Japanese students in the tutorials. Analyses of video-recorded data elicited from three multidisciplinary cohorts and their learning portfolios provided insights into their participation and introspection during the discussions. The results indicate there were two patterns of knowledge construction: (a) co-constructions between students from different disciplines and (b) elaborations between students from the same discipline. Their learning processes were mediated by their cultural assumptions, professional ...
English As A Lingua Franca In Higher Education In Malaysia, 2014 Department of English Language, Faculty of Languages & Linguistics, University of Malaya
English As A Lingua Franca In Higher Education In Malaysia, Azirah Hashim
This paper examines the role of English in higher education in Malaysia within the context of Southeast Asia, ASEAN, and the global challenges the country faces. It surveys the uses, functions of and demand for English in Malaysia and the region. The practices and needs of higher education institutions are contextualized within the progression from secondary education upwards and the history of educational policies. This paper discusses English needs of higher education as set inside multilingual contexts where English functions as the default language. The nature of English in Malaysia and across Southeast Asia is highly diverse and variable and ...
Applications Of Language Policy And Planning To Deaf Education, 2014 University of Jyväskylä
Applications Of Language Policy And Planning To Deaf Education, Sarah Compton, Francis M. Hult
No abstract provided.
Perception Based Misunderstandings In Human-Computer Dialogues, 2014 Dublin Institute of Technology
Perception Based Misunderstandings In Human-Computer Dialogues, Niels Schuette, John Kelleher, Brian Mac Namee
In a situated dialogue, misunderstandings may arise if the participants perceive or interpret the environment in different ways. In human-computer dialogue this may be due the sensor errors. We present an experiment system and a series of experiments in which we investigate this problem.
Rhetorical Ripples: The Church Of The Subgenius, Kenneth Burke & Comic, Symbolic Tinkering, 2014 Virginia Commonwealth University
Rhetorical Ripples: The Church Of The Subgenius, Kenneth Burke & Comic, Symbolic Tinkering, Lee A. Carleton
Theses and Dissertations
Humor has long been an effective way to engage difficult sociopolitical topics in a way that avoids polemical confrontation and provides opportunity for pleasure, catharsis and self-knowledge. In the context of today’s polarized politics and protest, creative satirical performance that deploys “symbolic tinkering” can provide a “comic frame of reference” that, according to Kenneth Burke, more effectively conveys its message while providing reflexive insight. The satirical Church of the SubGenius naturally practices this rhetorical frame in their multimedia creations. Using the lens of Burke’s Attitudes Toward History, this essay is an analysis of SubGenius rhetoric with a focus ...
‘Yes, We Can’: The Social Life Of A Political Slogan, 2014 Carnegie Mellon University
‘Yes, We Can’: The Social Life Of A Political Slogan, Adam Hodges
No abstract provided.
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 ...
The Politics Media Equation:Exposing Two Faces Of Old Nexus Through Study Of General Elections,Wikileaks And Radia Tapes, Ratnesh Dwivedi Mr
The important identity of a responsible media is playing an unbiased role in reporting a matter without giving unnecessary hype to attract the attention of the gullible public with the object of making money and money only.After reporting properly the media can educate the public to form their own opinion in the matters of public interest. Throughout the centuries, the world has never existed without information and communication, hence the inexhaustible essence of mass media. The government has the power to either make or reject whatever that will exist within its environment. It also determines how free the mass ...
Ideational Grammatical Metaphor In Scientific Texts: A Hallidayan Perspective, 2013 Islamic Azad Univesity, Tabriz
Ideational Grammatical Metaphor In Scientific Texts: A Hallidayan Perspective, Bahram Kazemian Mr.
Bahram Kazemian Mr.
Scientific Texts are generally concentrated on highly technical terms, and they are troublesome to understand due to their complexity in forms and meanings. Grammatical metaphor is divided into two broad areas: ideational and interpersonal. This paper focuses on the first type i.e. Ideational Grammatical Metaphor, which includes process types and nominalization. This paper adopts Hallidayan Systemic Functional Grammar to pinpoint and analyze nominalization and the role played by it. With a corpus of 10 authentic scientific texts drawn from very influential magazines, the analysis is conducted based on nominalization, its frequency and process types. The analysis displays that Ideational ...
To The Jew First: A Socio-Historical And Biblical-Theological Analysis Of The Pauline Teaching Of `Election' In Light Of Second Temple Jewish Patterns Of Thought, 2013 Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary
To The Jew First: A Socio-Historical And Biblical-Theological Analysis Of The Pauline Teaching Of `Election' In Light Of Second Temple Jewish Patterns Of Thought, Anthony Thornhill
Doctoral Dissertations and Projects
Paul's "doctrine" of election has remained a controversial and enigmatic topic for centuries. Few studies, however, have approached Paul's doctrine through the context of Second Temple Judaism. This study examines Paul's view of election through the lens of Second Temple Jewish texts written prior to 70 CE. In doing so, it is argued that the best framework through which to view Paul's discussion of election is through a primarily corporate model of election. While such a model is rooted in Judaism, Paul departs from his Jewish contemporaries in arguing that the locus of election is in ...
July 1827 Penobscot Letter, 2013 The University of Maine
July 1827 Penobscot Letter, Pauleena Macdougall
This is a letter written in the Penobscot Language in July of 1827. Does not have a translation.
Mass Media And Communication In Global Scenario, 2013 India Today Group
Mass Media And Communication In Global Scenario, Ratnesh Dwivedi Mr
The idea behind putting these research papers and research articles in this book is to give various aspects of communication, a platform where from readers may go through them at one go. The book deals with the research articles and papers dedicated to core areas of Journalism and Mass Communication. The papers and articles compiled in this book touches the need of students,academicians and researchers on most challenging areas and topics.In the collection of these papers author has discussed about Community Radio,FM Radio,Communication Science, Organizational Communication,Media Accounatbility,Language Discourse,Higher Education,Tevision Studies,Traditional and ...
Story Of An Intern, 2013 India Today Group
Story Of An Intern, Ratnesh Dwivedi Mr
“Story Of an Intern” tells you the story of an young boy who manages to get an internship in a global media giant. His struggles and amazements begins when he finds himself out of internship and struggles to get a foothold in media. In the way he analyzes the odds and evens of Indian media industry and media tycoons while most of the time finding himself rejected. His experiences while in search of a job carries him to different places and allows him to meet some interesting people who makes an imprint on his life and he finds himself falling ...