Mobilities, Materialities, And The Changing Meanings Of Pittsburgh Speech, 2016 Carnegie Mellon University
Mobilities, Materialities, And The Changing Meanings Of Pittsburgh Speech, Barbara Johnstone, Calvin Pollack
Deriving Superiority Effects In Multiple Wh-Fronting Without Determiners., 2016 Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Deriving Superiority Effects In Multiple Wh-Fronting Without Determiners., Matthew Schuurman
Western Papers in Linguistics / Cahiers linguistiques de Western
This paper analyzes multiple wh-fronting with superiority effects in Mi’gmaq, an Eastern Algonquian language, to Bošković’s (2008, 2012) generalizations between languages with and those without the presence of overt articles. When the Mi’gmaq is compared to generalizations on scrambling, quantifier scope, and multiple wh-fronting with superiority effects, problematic contradictions arise, specifically with the latter generalization. According to Bošković's predictions, Mi’gmaq should be both an NP-only language based on scrambling, numeral classifiers, and quantifier scope, and a DP language based on multiple wh-fronting with superiority effects. Therefore, I propose there is no relationship between the presence ...
Gendered Use Of Adjectives In Fairy Tales: A Diachronic Study, 2016 Western University
Gendered Use Of Adjectives In Fairy Tales: A Diachronic Study, Tara Cress
Western Papers in Linguistics / Cahiers linguistiques de Western
This study focuses on gender represented in the literary context of fairy tales. It explores the adjectives used to describe the female and male gender diachronically and cross-sectionally over the span of the 19th century. By analyzing English translations of the Grimm Brothers’ “Ashputtel” (“Cinderella”), and “Hans In Luck,” I make observations about variations of adjective use within each text while comparatively looking at a female-centric narrative to a male-centric one. This provides a look into the relatively understudied subject of adjectives as a linguistic means of describing gender within cultural mores and norms.
Nineteenth century data shows that adjectives ...
A Discourse Analytic Approach To Accusations Of Infidelity In Romantic Couples' Natural Conversations, 2016 University of West Georgia
A Discourse Analytic Approach To Accusations Of Infidelity In Romantic Couples' Natural Conversations, Neill Korobov
The Qualitative Report
This study uses a discourse analytic approach to examine how twenty young adult heterosexual romantic couples (ages 19-26) formulate accusations and insinuations of infidelity in their unstructured natural conversations. The analyses demonstrate how accusations of infidelity among romantic partners work to pursue and avert relational trouble. They indirectly index local interactional breaches that may, if left unattended, lead to non-affiliative interactional outcomes. Unlike mainstream psychological work that would treat talk about infidelity as a sign of emotional insecurity or jealousy, the present study posits that accusations of infidelity may function as a brief but effective way for one partner to ...
Event Parsing In Narrative: Trials And Tribulations Of Archaic English Fairy Tales, 2016 Graduate Center, City University of New York
Event Parsing In Narrative: Trials And Tribulations Of Archaic English Fairy Tales, Rebecca Lovering
All Graduate Works by Year: Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects
While event extraction and automatic summarization have taken great strides in the realm of news stories, fictional narratives like fairy tales have not been so fortunate. A number of challenges arise from the literary elements present in fairy tales that are not found in more straightforward corpora of natural language, such as archaic expressions and sentence structures. To aid in summarization of fictional texts, I created an class - a template for a digital object, in this case a semantic and story event - that captures elements predicted to help classify events as important for inclusion. I wrote a processor to run ...
One’S A Crowd: Gendered Language In Ursula Le Guin’S The Left Hand Of Darkness, 2016 Arcadia University
One’S A Crowd: Gendered Language In Ursula Le Guin’S The Left Hand Of Darkness, Kayla Stephenson
Senior Capstone Theses
Deconstruction questions the very meaning of words put into an assigned use. Yet how can we imply meaning unto words that do not exist in our language? To have a word for an intended use is to have an implied concept behind it, and where there is no concept there can be no word. Consequently, to construct a concept outside of the realm of human and earthly possibility is to create something outside of the limits of the human language. Concerning gender, to imagine a third or a singular gender is to be unable to describe such a concept without ...
Is Big Press Tougher On "She"-Eos?, 2016 University of Tennessee
Is Big Press Tougher On "She"-Eos?, Kenan G. Smith
University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects
No abstract provided.
Natural Language Processing Of Forum Data: Modeling Social Interaction And Performance In Stem Learning, 2016 Georgia State University
Natural Language Processing Of Forum Data: Modeling Social Interaction And Performance In Stem Learning, Marissa Emory, Lucile Pitte
Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference
No abstract provided.
Persian Speakers' Use Of Refusal Strategies Across Politeness Systems, 2016 Iranian Institute for Encyclopedia Research
Persian Speakers' Use Of Refusal Strategies Across Politeness Systems, Mohammad A. Salmani Nodoushan
Mohammad A. Salmani Nodoushan
"Mi Niño Con Asma": Hispanic/Latina Mothers, Environmental Justice, And Photovoice At The Front Lines Of The Asthma Epidemic, 2016 University of Washington Tacoma
"Mi Niño Con Asma": Hispanic/Latina Mothers, Environmental Justice, And Photovoice At The Front Lines Of The Asthma Epidemic, Robin A. Evans-Agnew Rn, Phd, Julie Postma Rn, Phd, Lee Sledd M. Ed
Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice
Asthma is an important environmental justice concern for first generation Mexican-Americans. Families experience disparities in housing conditions, access to care, and legal marginalization. Little is known about how Hispanic/Latina mothers of children with asthma navigate these oppressions.
Problem: The purpose of this paper is to describe the discourses of environmental justice of a group Hispanic/Latina caregivers of children with asthma.
Method: A photovoice design was used with Hispanic/Latina mothers (n=11) in Tacoma, Washington, to take, discuss, select and display phototexts to policymakers that communicated their experiences and opinions in managing asthma for their child. Using critical ...
Pax Populi: Utilizing Technology And Education As A Means To Achieve Peace, 2016 Purdue University
Pax Populi: Utilizing Technology And Education As A Means To Achieve Peace, Anand Balar
Engagement and Service-Learning Summit
This project of Pax Populi was presented to the students in the Honors course called Beyond Afghanistan taught by Dr. Brite as an opportunity to do service learning. The goal of Pax Populi as taken from their mission statement is to “put the tools of peacemaking into the hands of ordinary people through initiatives that advance peace through education and economic development within a framework of human rights.”
The tool we used in this case was Skype web conferencing to communicate with an Afghan tutee the students were individually partnered up with to teach English skills to whether they be ...
The Impact Of Length Of Stay On Adjudicated Male Youths;' Language Use: Focusing On Linguistic Analysis Of Verbal Samples, 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 ...
Hpcnmf: A High-Performance Toolbox For Non-Negative Matrix Factorization, 2016 Fox Chase Cancer Center
Hpcnmf: A High-Performance Toolbox For Non-Negative Matrix Factorization, Karthik Devarajan, Guoli Wang
COBRA Preprint Series
Non-negative matrix factorization (NMF) is a widely used machine learning algorithm for dimension reduction of large-scale data. It has found successful applications in a variety of fields such as computational biology, neuroscience, natural language processing, information retrieval, image processing and speech recognition. In bioinformatics, for example, it has been used to extract patterns and profiles from genomic and text-mining data as well as in protein sequence and structure analysis. While the scientific performance of NMF is very promising in dealing with high dimensional data sets and complex data structures, its computational cost is high and sometimes could be critical for ...
Oxford Dictionaries In Hot Water Over Rabid Feminist Example, 2016 Selected Works
Oxford Dictionaries In Hot Water Over Rabid Feminist Example, Jillian Kestler-D'Amours
Geralyne & Adrian
The Use Of Gesture In Self-Initiated Self-Repair Sequences By Persons With Non-Fluent Aphasia, 2016 University of Kentucky
The Use Of Gesture In Self-Initiated Self-Repair Sequences By Persons With Non-Fluent Aphasia, Eleanor M. Feltner
Theses and Dissertations--Linguistics
This study examines the relationship between types of gestures and instances of self-initiated self-repair (SISR) used by persons with non-fluent aphasia (NFA), which is a type of aphasia characterized by stilted speech or signing (Papathanasiou et al., 2013), in interactions with clinicians. Conversation repairs in this study are assessed using the framework of Conversation Analysis (CA), which is an approach for describing, analyzing, and understanding social interaction (Sidnell, 2010). Previous linguistic studies have demonstrated a distinct preference for the use of gesture during a repair by persons with aphasia (Goodwin, 1995; Klippi, 2015; Wilkinson, 2013). This study draws more conclusive ...
Cries From The Jungle: The Dialogic Linguistic Landscape Of The Migrant And Refugee Camps In Calais, France, 2016 University of Kentucky
Cries From The Jungle: The Dialogic Linguistic Landscape Of The Migrant And Refugee Camps In Calais, France, Jo Mackby
Theses and Dissertations--Linguistics
Since 1999, migrants and refugees from across the Middle East and Northeastern Africa have squatted in makeshift camps in and around the strategic port city of Calais, France, hoping for the opportunity to stow away on a ferry or lorry to England. The inhabitants of these camps seek to engage the world in a dialogue, and although they speak a variety of languages, the voices the refugees and migrants in The Jungle of Calais raise through their protest placards and graffiti are more homogeneous. Like in many other protests, the languages of these messages are universal; they are French and ...
Accusatory And Exculpatory Moves In The Hunting For “Racists” Language Game, 2015 Carnegie Mellon University
Accusatory And Exculpatory Moves In The Hunting For “Racists” Language Game, Adam Hodges
Video Abstract: Accusatory And Exculpatory Moves In The Hunting For “Racists” Language Game, 2015 Carnegie Mellon University
Video Abstract: Accusatory And Exculpatory Moves In The Hunting For “Racists” Language Game, Adam Hodges
Discourse Analysis In Media Text: News Report On Bribary Mediator, 2015 Tarumanagara University
Discourse Analysis In Media Text: News Report On Bribary Mediator, Sinta Paramita
Automated Writing Evaluation For Non-Native Speaker English Academic Writing: The Case Of Iade And Its Formative Feedback, Elena Cotos
This dissertation presents an innovative approach to the development and empirical evaluation of Automated Writing Evaluation (AWE) technology used for teaching and learning. It introduces IADE (Intelligent Academic Discourse Evaluator), a new web-based AWE program that analyzes research article Introduction sections and generates immediate, individualized, discipline-specific feedback. The major purpose of the dissertation was to implement IADE as a formative assessment tool complementing L2 graduate-level academic writing instruction and to investigate the effectiveness and appropriateness of its automated evaluation and feedback. To achieve this goal, the study sought evidence of IADE's Language Learning Potential, Meaning Focus, Learner Fit, and ...