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Melodic Language And Linguistic Melodies: Singing In Tone Languages, Aaron Carter-Enyi 2017 Morehouse College

Melodic Language And Linguistic Melodies: Singing In Tone Languages, Aaron Carter-Enyi

Africana Digital Ethnography Project

Approximately 60% of the world’s languages are tonal, wherein alterations of pitch change the meaning of words. Two-syllable words in Yorùbá can have as many as five separate meanings, and single- syllable words in Mandarin up to four. Among tone-language speakers, acute pitch sensitivity is developed at an early age as part of language acquisition. The result is that speakers of tone languages are generally more sensitive to pitch than stress-language speakers. For speakers of stress languages, it is difficult to conceive of this other aurality, in which sound is perceived in a different way. But music holds the ...


Ron Daise Reads De Nyew Testament, Luke 2:1-5, Aaron Carter-Enyi, Corrie Claiborne, Samuel Livingston, Ronald Daise 2017 Morehouse College

Ron Daise Reads De Nyew Testament, Luke 2:1-5, Aaron Carter-Enyi, Corrie Claiborne, Samuel Livingston, Ronald Daise

Africana Digital Ethnography Project

Cultural preservationist Ron Daise reads a passage from the Gullah Sea Island Creole Translation of the New Testament. He then reads the parallel passage in the King James Version. Ron and his wife, Natalie, worked on the translation of the Bible into Gullah.


A Spirit Of Service, Ali Ann Artis 2017 Western Oregon University

A Spirit Of Service, Ali Ann Artis

Master of Arts in Interpreting Studies (MAIS) Case Studies

From 2005 to 2010 Xenia Woods served as a leader and mentor in my rural community of Humboldt County, CA, and has paved the way for many interpreters to gain the skills they need in the profession. Her contributions to the community have been long-lasting and have had a huge impact on me personally. Her long term commitment to reach out and assist newer interpreters in the profession is impressive. Xenia has a giving spirit and is generous with her time and energy. Her passion to support the students she teaches, the profession of interpreting, and the Deaf community is ...


Chuck Gramly: Heart, Commitment, Respect, Grace B. Artl 2017 Western Oregon University

Chuck Gramly: Heart, Commitment, Respect, Grace B. Artl

Master of Arts in Interpreting Studies (MAIS) Case Studies

Chuck Gramly has been an inspiration to several generations of American Sign Language (ASL)/English interpreters in the Central Ohio community. His leadership, guidance, and passion for ASL and the Deaf community lives in the hearts of all whom have had the pleasure of knowing him. As an interpreter and interpreter educator, Chuck made his mark on the budding profession of interpreting that has come to be what it is today. Through his teaching, involvement in the local community as well as state and national organizations, Chuck’s life work has ignited a passion in others that boils down to ...


Always Look On The Sunny Side, Cari Carter 2017 Western Oregon University

Always Look On The Sunny Side, Cari Carter

Master of Arts in Interpreting Studies (MAIS) Case Studies

This paper is a look into the life and accomplishments of Marilyn Mitchell. She has used role models to exemplify what it means to be a leader in an emerging profession. Through her involvement she has helped to shape the face of interpreting education and services to allow it to become what it is today.


Debra Russell: A Leader For All Occasions, Christopher Grooms 2017 Western Oregon University

Debra Russell: A Leader For All Occasions, Christopher Grooms

Master of Arts in Interpreting Studies (MAIS) Case Studies

This article is part of a collaborative project by students and faculty in the Master of Arts in Interpreting Studies program, class of 2014, at Western Oregon University. The goal of the project is to recognize and honor leaders in the interpreting and interpreter education fields. Debra (Deb) Russell has a long history of serving in leadership roles in varying capacities from local communities to the international stage. She is known as a person of integrity and humanity with a passion for building and connecting communities at home and across the globe. I had the privilege of meeting with Deb ...


The Quiet Leader, Sandra L. Maloney 2017 Western Oregon University

The Quiet Leader, Sandra L. Maloney

Master of Arts in Interpreting Studies (MAIS) Case Studies

Leaders are thought to be the ones who are bold, do big things, and make big changes. We have made leaders into individuals who ‘change the world’ (Dudley, 2010). The reality is that there are leaders who do not live to have their names in the headlines or seek to do extraordinary, heroic acts. They are those who live in our community with humility. They impact the lives of others by being themselves, fulfilling the task at hand, and showing respect to others. In the field of sign language interpreting, Marian Lage is a leader.


Doing Leadership: Caring For Our Communities, Erica West Oyedele 2017 Western Oregon University

Doing Leadership: Caring For Our Communities, Erica West Oyedele

Master of Arts in Interpreting Studies (MAIS) Case Studies

This is the story of one interpreter’s pathway into the field of interpreting. During an interview that took place on July 24, 2014, she shared her concerns for the community of signed language interpreters and her aspirations for us to do more. She demonstrates for us that leadership may take a variety of forms; It can happen behind the scenes, in service positions, or through the encouragement and support of others. We learn that personal growth happens just by virtue of being present and open to the people and opportunities that surround us. Always fueled by a desire to ...


Renaissance Man, Laurie Reese Reinhardt 2017 Western Oregon University

Renaissance Man, Laurie Reese Reinhardt

Master of Arts in Interpreting Studies (MAIS) Case Studies

This chapter chronicles the career of Daniel B. Veltri, certified American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter for over thirty-five years. A maverick that upholds language accessibility and authenticity, he was an early adopter of video production as a tool to assist in developing signed language interpreters. Significant as Dan’s video work continues to be, his contribution to mental health interpreting shaped how practitioners view therapeutic triad relationships.


A Passion That Leads To Destiny, Nicole Shambourger 2017 Western Oregon University

A Passion That Leads To Destiny, Nicole Shambourger

Master of Arts in Interpreting Studies (MAIS) Case Studies

In an effort to bring recognition to leaders in the field of interpreting and interpreter education, graduate students pursuing a Master of Arts in Interpreting Studies selected a local community leader to spotlight. Dr. Jacqueline Bruce, affectionately known as Jackie Bruce was selected for interview because of her commitment to the field of signed language interpreting and her passion for educating and mentoring interpreters. Dr. Bruce’s educational opportunities served as a springboard for her successful journey. Although she never thought of herself as a leader, she exhibits leadership qualities recognized by everyone she comes in contact with. Her path ...


As Much As Air: Integrating Spirit Into Our Work, Audrey W. Ulloa 2017 Western Oregon University

As Much As Air: Integrating Spirit Into Our Work, Audrey W. Ulloa

Master of Arts in Interpreting Studies (MAIS) Case Studies

As the field of interpreting has become more professionalized, there are those who feel a disconnect between the work and the spirit of the profession. Gina Gonzalez is a trilingual interpreter and grass roots activist who seeks a return to the roots of the profession: serving the Deaf community with spirit. She proposes a new integrative model of interpreting that challenges the current paradigm. Her activism and pursuit of authentic dialogue puts her at the forefront of change in her community.


Activist = Interpreter = Activist, Amy C. Williamson 2017 Western Oregon University

Activist = Interpreter = Activist, Amy C. Williamson

Master of Arts in Interpreting Studies (MAIS) Case Studies

Lianne Moccia has served as an activist within the interpreting community for many years. She has been a constant force in the interpreting communities of Vermont and New Hampshire throughout her career. Her roles have been both formal and informal in moving the profession forward through her thought provoking questioning of the status quo and her commitment to seeking solutions. Lianne has been committed to change within the system of structured formality of certification under the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, but more importantly, through remaining curious and questioning of the services being provided by colleagues on a day-to-day ...


Muslim Spain's Collective Memory Of Al-Andalus, Claire Oxford, Travis C. Landry 2017 Kenyon College

Muslim Spain's Collective Memory Of Al-Andalus, Claire Oxford, Travis C. Landry

Kenyon Summer Scholars Program

No abstract provided.


Damar On Fridays, Maja Sadikovic 2017 University of Missouri, St. Louis

Damar On Fridays, Maja Sadikovic

Theses

Abstract

These poems are about the first hand witnessing of the Balkan war and its visceral repercussions, ripping of families across generations and continents due to religious intolerance, and an identity crisis within the diaspora of the former Yugoslav people. They interact with appeals of loss, in terms of bodies, memory, and material, despair within the identity of the self in and outside of religion, and the perception of love and belonging, but not necessarily in that order. They are largely inspired by victim story-telling, translations of conversations with natives of the former Yugoslavia and their children, and ramifications of ...


Using Ignatian Pedagogy To Teach Chinese Literature, Dale Hoiberg 2017 Loyola University Chicago

Using Ignatian Pedagogy To Teach Chinese Literature, Dale Hoiberg

Ignatian Pedagogy Educational Resources

No abstract provided.


Can The Undead Speak?: Language Death As A Matter Of (Not) Knowing, Tyler Nash 2017 The University of Western Ontario

Can The Undead Speak?: Language Death As A Matter Of (Not) Knowing, Tyler Nash

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

This text studies how language death and metaphor algorithmically collude to propagate our intellectual culture. In describing how language builds upon and ultimately necessitates its own ruins to our frustration and subjugation, I define dead language in general and then, following a reading of Benjamin’s “The Task of the Translator,” explore the instance of indexical translation. Inventing the language in pain, a de-signified or designated language located between the frank and the esoteric language theories in the mediaeval of examples of Dante Alighieri and Hildegaard von Bingen, the text acquires the prime modernist example of dead language appropriation in ...


Formal And Functional Linguistic Properties Of Esl Textbooks, Jessica Shea Lewis 2017 Marshall University

Formal And Functional Linguistic Properties Of Esl Textbooks, Jessica Shea Lewis

Theses, Dissertations and Capstones

Based on the formal and functional perspectives espoused in Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL), the main purpose of this thesis was to investigate the extent to which such lexico-grammatical features as lexical density, choice of nominal groups, and grammatical metaphor are used in ESL texts to scaffold target language proficiency levels. Of the number of lexico-grammatical metafunctions and their functional constituents, interpersonal metafunctional categories were analyzed from these three functional features in this thesis in order to reveal the ways in which interpersonal categories and the lexico-grammatical features are correlated as the level of difficulty of each text increases.

The analysis ...


An Unusual State Of Matter (Russian Translation), Victor Fet 2017 Marshall University

An Unusual State Of Matter (Russian Translation), Victor Fet

Biological Sciences Faculty Research

A selection of science poems by Roald Hoffmann (Cornell University). Translated into Russian by Victor Fet. Dedicated to the 80th birthday of this famous chemist.


Law And Translation At The U.S.-Mexico Border: Translation Policy In A Diglossic Setting, Gabriel Gonzalez Nunez 2017 The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Law And Translation At The U.S.-Mexico Border: Translation Policy In A Diglossic Setting, Gabriel Gonzalez Nunez

Writing and Language Studies Faculty Publications and Presentations

Language regimes adopted by states can favour one group over all the others in a way that undermines minority groups. In essence, when multilingual societies are administered through a one-language regime, inequalities arise. This growing understanding has led States to come up with varying solutions, which in turn create a wide array of language policies. One aspect that all these policies have in common is that they involve choices about translation. Hoping to contribute to our understanding of such translation policies, this chapter describes translation policies as found in the judiciary and local government in Brownsville, Texas, USA. This can ...


Lost & Found: Order In The Court -- The Party Game, Owen Gottlieb, Ian Schreiber 2017 Rochester Institute of Technology

Lost & Found: Order In The Court -- The Party Game, Owen Gottlieb, Ian Schreiber

Presentations and other scholarship

Lost & Found is a strategy card-to-mobile game series that teaches medieval religious legal systems with attention to period accuracy and cultural and historical context.

The Lost & Found games project seeks to expand the discourse around religious legal systems, to enrich public conversations in a variety of communities, and to promote greater understanding of the religious traditions that build the fabric of the United States. Comparative religious literacy can build bridges between and within communities and prepare learners to be responsible citizens in our pluralist democracy.

The second game in the series, Lost & Found: Order in the Court – the Party Game (jr. high and up) is a fast-paced storytelling and judging game. Players compete to tell the best story about how a medieval legal ruling may have gotten to court in the first place. The game emphasizes legal reasoning.

Both this game and the original Lost & Found games are set in Fustat (Old Cairo) in the 12th Century, a crossroads of religions. Lost & Found and Order in the Court both teach elements of the Mishneh Torah, the Jewish legal code written by Moses Maimonides. Maimonides was influenced by the works of Islamic legal scholars and philosophers such as Ibn Rushd (Averroes) and Al Ghazahli; he also influenced Islamic scholars.


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