Better News About Math: A Research Agenda, 2020 Knology
Better News About Math: A Research Agenda, Jena Barchas-Lichtenstein, John Voiklis, Laura Santhanam, Nsikan Akpan, Shivani Ishwar, Elizabeth Attaway, Patti Parson, John Fraser
Numeracy is not a luxury: numbers constantly factor into our daily lives. Yet adults in the United States have lower numeracy than adults in most other developed nations. While formal statistical training is effective, few adults receive it – and schools are a major contributor to the inequity we see among U.S. adults. That leaves news well-poised as a source of informal learning, given that news is a domain where adults regularly encounter quantitative content. Our transdisciplinary team of journalists and social scientists propose a research agenda for thinking about math and the news. We engage here in a dialogue ...
اللغة والثقافة والهوية: الهوية اللغوية وبناء المجتمع الوطني اللبناني المشترك, 2020 Shanghai International Studies University
اللغة والثقافة والهوية: الهوية اللغوية وبناء المجتمع الوطني اللبناني المشترك, Li Ya Juan
Al Jinan الجنان
No abstract provided.
Hate Speech, Habitus, And Identity Signaling On 4chan’S Politically Incorrect Board, 2020 The University of Southern Mississippi
Hate Speech, Habitus, And Identity Signaling On 4chan’S Politically Incorrect Board, Jonathon Geiger
Websites, such as 4chan, have provided a place for extremism and hate speech to flourish through anonymous discourse. One group that has been especially important to this growth has been the alt-right. The alt-right is a far-right white nationalist movement that is known for engaging in trolling, creating memes, and generating conspiracy theories. Past research has focused on the amounts of hate speech and characterizing content on the website. However, past studies have not looked at the experience of using the website through the combination of participant observation and content analysis. Here I show that the extensive use of hate ...
Grasso, Ralph W., Jr. 1999. “An Oral Narrative Recorded By Mary Ann Cardillo Fitzgerald.” West Side Oral Narrative Project: Transcribing Discourse And Diversity, Annotated Transcript No.1, November 9, 2020, 2020 Skidmore College
Grasso, Ralph W., Jr. 1999. “An Oral Narrative Recorded By Mary Ann Cardillo Fitzgerald.” West Side Oral Narrative Project: Transcribing Discourse And Diversity, Annotated Transcript No.1, November 9, 2020, Skidmore College
Transcribing Discourse and Diversity in Saratoga Springs, New York
Ralph W. Grasso Jr. (1933- ) was born and raised in Saratoga Springs, New York to Italian immigrant parents. He enlisted in the United States Air Force and served in Korea and Japan. After the military, he returned to Saratoga Springs and settled with his family. The interview includes his memories of West Side childhood activities, such as playing pranks, sledding injuries, serving as an altar boy at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, shining shoes on Broadway, and assisting his father at the family’s store on Beekman Street. He also tells of adult activities, such as playing card games and ...
The People Who “Burn”: “Communication,” Unity, And Change In Belarusian Discourse On Public Creativity, 2020 University of Massachusetts Amherst
The People Who “Burn”: “Communication,” Unity, And Change In Belarusian Discourse On Public Creativity, Anton Dinerstein
The main intellectual problem I address in this study is how everyday communication activates the relationship between creativity, conflict, and change. More specifically, I look at how the communication of creativity becomes a process of transformation, innovation, and change and how people are propelled to create through everyday communication practices in the face of conflict and opposition. To approach this problem, I use the case of communication in modern-day Belarus to show how creativity becomes a vehicle for and a source of new social and cultural routines among the independent grassroots communities and initiatives in Minsk.
On one level, I ...
Cassidy, Frederic Gomes, 1907-2000 (Fa 1375), 2020 Western Kentucky University
Cassidy, Frederic Gomes, 1907-2000 (Fa 1375), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives
FA Finding Aids
Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1375. Revised questionnaire manual used by field collectors for the Dictionary of American Regional English. The manual was useful for students preparing questionnaires while studying folklore at Western Kentucky University.
Sociolinguistics And Insider/Outsider Status In Hawai'i, 2020 Cedarville University
Sociolinguistics And Insider/Outsider Status In Hawai'i, Elissa M. Uithol
Linguistics Senior Research Projects
Prior to the rise of tourism in Hawai’i, the Hawaiian economy was largely driven by plantations. As labor was imported to work these plantations, a rich, multiethnic culture developed on the islands, producing a similarly diverse linguistic situation. What began as a pidgin blend of several languages for the purpose of communication between workers and supervisors has since developed into a language unique to the islands: Hawaiian Creole English (HCE). Social status in Hawai’i has long been influenced by a person’s manner of speech, as evidenced by elite Standard English (SE) schools founded to educate children of ...
Tracing The Cultural Influence And Linguistic Journey Of 4 Mind-Related Science Fiction Words, 2020 Wayne State University
Tracing The Cultural Influence And Linguistic Journey Of 4 Mind-Related Science Fiction Words, Hannah Rose Langsdorf
Honors College Theses
Many commonly used words in the English language originated in science fiction or else have been popularized by use in science fiction works. This paper examines the historical, linguistic, and cultural voyage of four words: empath, hive mind, hypnopaedia, and mindlink. These four words are all related to the mind and parapsychology. Magazines, books, and materials from Google books are examined to trace the journey of these words through science fiction and out into the “real world”, if they make it there. Google Ngram is the central tool in this research. The paper examines Ngram graphs and attempts to explain ...
The Effects Of Media Exposure And Language Attitudes On Grammaticality Judgments, 2020 CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College
The Effects Of Media Exposure And Language Attitudes On Grammaticality Judgments, Chun-Yi Peng
Publications and Research
While traditional 1st wave variationist sociolinguists resist citing media exposure as a source of language variation, this experimental study demonstrates that Mainland Mandarin speakers with reported exposure to Taiwanese TV were more likely to rate syntactic constructions found in Taiwanese Mandarin as grammatically acceptable. Data were collected through an online survey consisting of acceptability judgments, written-guise attitude tasks, reported viewing habits, and demographic questions. Principle Component Analysis was deployed to reduce data dimension, which allows for the identification of the key personality traits linked to Taiwanese Mandarin that contribute to the media effects. The results suggest an intertwined relationship in ...
The Myth Of Neutrality: Linguistic Influence In The Integration Of Nonbinary Identities In English And German, Zoe A. Philippou
Grammatical structures that differ among languages can affect the way people of different cultures think, speak, and behave. Because of its close ties with identity, language also has the ability to manipulate the way people view themselves and others. Ethnographic research among English and German speakers shows that these differing grammatical structures affect the integration into society of nonbinary, intersex, and agender individuals through a grammatical predisposition for gender neutral language. As such, the means of increasing social integration of these groups also differs between linguistic and cultural borders.
A Damn Short Prayer, 2020 West Virginia University
A Damn Short Prayer, Beth Jane Toren
Faculty & Staff Scholarship
This poster presents a transcript poem created with murder tales in oral history recordings. Leveraging the creative arts of storytelling, transcript poetry and visual orality, the poster brings light and music to Appalachian storyteller voices in tales of shady murders.
The handout presents the poem with visual orality methods juxtaposed beside Standard English orthographic transcription, enabling a visual comparison, a link a video with graphic text and the original voice recordings, and brief readings about concepts and methods.
The Aesthetic Society And Its Gatekeepers, 2020 Faculty of Law, Toyo University
The Aesthetic Society And Its Gatekeepers, Aaron Francis Ward
Japanese Society and Culture
The current study draws on Saito’s (2007) application to western context of the Japanese practice of appreciating the aesthetic and ethical aspects of everyday objects, examined through the complexity of aesthetic evaluation. Bourdieu’s (1984a) moderating variable cultural capital is used to advance an understanding of perceptual and linguistic complexity in daily aesthetic consumption. By engaging participants in a quasi-experiment of multi-sensory trials of everyday products (lemon squeezers), an examination was made of how language use reveals embodied knowledge of daily consumption practice. As the participants’ volumes of cultural capital increased, there was a greater tendency to categorize the ...
Size Matters: The Values Behind Basque Food, Font And Semiotics, 2020 University of Nevada, Reno
Size Matters: The Values Behind Basque Food, Font And Semiotics, Kerri Lesh
BOGA: Basque Studies Consortium Journal
Text production indexes a set of values as semiotics are utilized to market gastronomic products. These values are referenced through the language used, various font styles and sizes, and the food being promoted. The Basque Country has become a “Culinary nation,” world-renowned for its unique culture and gastronomy. This paper looks at how semiotics are used to create value in marketing locally-made wine and cider. A ubiquitously seen Basque font is used for both cider and wine to reference traditional components of Basque culture, while font size on Rioja Alavesa wine labels stresses the distinction between neighboring regions. The use ...
Good Governance Of The Commons Of Rapa Nui: Present And Past, 2020 Binghamton University--SUNY
Good Governance Of The Commons Of Rapa Nui: Present And Past, Pamela A. Mischen, Carl P. Lipo, Terry L. Hunt
Sustainable communities on Rapa Nui (Easter Island, Chile) — whether in the past or present— require good governance of shared and common pool resources. Whether managing communal land needed for cultivation, ground water, stones for tools, fishing grounds, cultural heritage, or tourism, governance structures must balance individual interests with the common needs of the community. Much of the recent history of the island has been dominated by government structures that were imposed by Chilean authorities. Recently, however, much of the island’s cultural heritage has been turned over to local native governance. This shift has challenges due to the complex contemporary ...
The Integration Of Lidar And Legacy Datasets Provides Improved Explanations For The Spatial Patterning Of Shell Rings In The American Southeast, 2020 The Pennsylvania State University
The Integration Of Lidar And Legacy Datasets Provides Improved Explanations For The Spatial Patterning Of Shell Rings In The American Southeast, Dylan S. Davis, Robert Dinapoli, Matthew Sanger, Carl Lipo
Archaeologists have struggled to combine remotely sensed datasets with preexisting information for landscape-level analyses. In the American Southeast, for example, analyses of lidar data using automated feature extraction algorithms have led to the identification of over 40 potential new pre-European-contact Native American shell ring deposits in Beaufort County, South Carolina. Such datasets are vital for understanding settlement distributions, yet a comprehensive assessment requires remotely sensed and previously surveyed archaeological data. Here, we use legacy data and airborne lidar-derived information to conduct a series of point pattern analyses using spatial models that we designed to assess the factors that best explain ...
Consciousness Vis-À-Vis The Restraints Of Language, 2020 Rollins College
Consciousness Vis-À-Vis The Restraints Of Language, Angela-Maria Martinez
Honors Program Theses
In my work, I explore the overlooked complexities of linguistics within the languages I speak and I examine the philosophical ideologies that surround the different perspectives offered by those languages I do not understand. As a bilingual, I have often pondered about the languages I speak fluently and how their differences allowed me to understand my surroundings in distinctive ways. Through the use of peaceful colors and audio, a combination of abstract and minimalist imagery, and a time-based medium, I seek to reveal the undiscovered possibilities of spoken language. It is through tranquil imagery and audio that I attempt to ...
Loss For Words: An Investigation Of The English Nature Vocabulary, 2020 University of Montana
Loss For Words: An Investigation Of The English Nature Vocabulary, Margaret C. Luthin
Undergraduate Theses, Professional Papers, and Capstone Artifacts
This research assesses the state of English nature vocabulary in Montana, defined here as words and terms relating to local species, weather, and topography. Studies have shown declining nature knowledge among English speakers as well as a marked decrease in the usage of nature words in English popular culture throughout the 20th century, and while research across disciplines points to a growing disconnect between humans and their environment, researchers have yet to investigate the role of vocabulary and language attrition in humans’ changing experience of nature. This study develops a new survey instrument to gather vocabulary data from Montanans, aiming ...
Ua37/44 Faculty Personal Papers Gordon Wilson, 2020 Western Kentucky University
Ua37/44 Faculty Personal Papers Gordon Wilson, Wku Archives
WKU Archives Collection Inventories
Personal papers of Gordon Wilson.
7 Appendices To Sikaiana Dictionary, 2020 Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
7 Appendices To Sikaiana Dictionary, William Donner
Appendices to the Sikaiana Dictionary including personal names, place names, English/Pijin borrowings and illustrations.
6 English Word Finder, 2020 Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
6 English Word Finder, William Donner
A finder list of English words to find Sikaiana equivalents.