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Call For Papers In Communication & Linguistics Studies (Cls), Communication & Linguistics Studies (CLS) 2015 Science Publishing Group

Call For Papers In Communication & Linguistics Studies (Cls), Communication & Linguistics Studies (Cls)

Communication & Linguistics Studies (CLS)

Dear Valued Professors, Scholars and Colleagues This is to invite and inquire about paper submission in Communication & Linguistics Studies (CLS) published by Science Publishing Group (ScincePG). SciencePG is a fast and an independent international publisher of 110+ open access, online, peer-reviewed journals covering a wide range of academic disciplines. It is indexed and abstracted in Crossref, EZ3, ZDB, Journal Seek, DRJI, world Cat, Academic Keys, Research Bible, Google Scholar, CAS etc.


Pragmatic Use Of English As A First And Second Language In Q+A Web-Based Forums, Hannah Waters 2015 Georgia State University

Pragmatic Use Of English As A First And Second Language In Q+A Web-Based Forums, Hannah Waters

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Disfluent Pausing Effects On Listener Judgments Of An Asl-English Interpretation, Stephen Fitzmaurice, Kim A. Purdy 2015 Clemson University

Disfluent Pausing Effects On Listener Judgments Of An Asl-English Interpretation, Stephen Fitzmaurice, Kim A. Purdy

Journal of Interpretation

Although not all spoken language pauses are purposeful or functional, there is general agreement on the function and appropriate length and placement of pauses in English. Failing to conform to this agreement constitutes a pausing disfluency. In an interpreted environment, pauses do not generally detract from the discourse event, nor do they negatively impact the participants’ perception of one another, as long as the interpreter maintains generally acceptable pausing parameters (Fors, 2011; Heldner & Edlund, 2010; Krivokapi, 2007). Listeners of any communication event invariably form opinions about the speaker’s personality and make judgments about their character and background, forming a favorable or ...


Proximity And Journalistic Practice In Environmental Discourse: Experiencing “Job Blackmail” In The News, Barbara Johnstone, Justin Mando 2015 Carnegie Mellon University

Proximity And Journalistic Practice In Environmental Discourse: Experiencing “Job Blackmail” In The News, Barbara Johnstone, Justin Mando

Barbara Johnstone

No abstract provided.


Proximity And Journalistic Practice In Environmental Discourse: Experiencing “Job Blackmail” In The News, Barbara Johnstone, Justin Mando 2015 Carnegie Mellon University

Proximity And Journalistic Practice In Environmental Discourse: Experiencing “Job Blackmail” In The News, Barbara Johnstone, Justin Mando

Department of English

No abstract provided.


Incorporating Augmentative And Alternative Communication Usage In Functional Therapy For Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Case Study, Virginia K. Pampuro 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

Honors Theses

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 ...


The Effect Of Sensor Errors In Situated Human-Computer Dialogue, Niels Schuette, John D. Kelleher, Brian Mac Namee 2014 Dublin Institute of Technology

The Effect Of Sensor Errors In Situated Human-Computer Dialogue, Niels Schuette, John D. Kelleher, Brian Mac Namee

Conference papers

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”, Franklin Bradfield 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, Kelly D. Carr, Jasmin Anderson, John Webb, Joyce Bullock-Vigdor, Matthew Wamboldt 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, Brittany R. Ehret 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 2014 Gifu University

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, Azirah Hashim 2014 Department of English Language, Faculty of Languages & Linguistics, University of Malaya

English As A Lingua Franca In Higher Education In Malaysia, Azirah Hashim

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, Sarah Compton, Francis M. Hult 2014 University of Jyväskylä

Applications Of Language Policy And Planning To Deaf Education, Sarah Compton, Francis M. Hult

Sarah Compton

No abstract provided.


‘Yes, We Can’: The Social Life Of A Political Slogan, Adam Hodges 2014 Carnegie Mellon University

‘Yes, We Can’: The Social Life Of A Political Slogan, Adam Hodges

Adam Hodges

No abstract provided.


‘Yes, We Can’: The Social Life Of A Political Slogan, Adam Hodges 2014 Carnegie Mellon University

‘Yes, We Can’: The Social Life Of A Political Slogan, Adam Hodges

Department of English

No abstract provided.


Perception Based Misunderstandings In Human-Computer Dialogues, Niels Schuette, John Kelleher, Brian Mac Namee 2014 Dublin Institute of Technology

Perception Based Misunderstandings In Human-Computer Dialogues, Niels Schuette, John Kelleher, Brian Mac Namee

Articles

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, Lee A. Carleton 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 ...


Poststructuralist Theory And Sociolinguistics: Mapping The Linguistic Turn In Theory, Phillip M. Carter 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 2013 India Today Group

The Politics Media Equation:Exposing Two Faces Of Old Nexus Through Study Of General Elections,Wikileaks And Radia Tapes, Ratnesh Dwivedi Mr

Ratnesh Dwivedi

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, Bahram Kazemian Mr. 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 ...


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