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Patterns In Color Perception, Madeline Henson, Taimur Iftikhar Apr 2019

Patterns In Color Perception, Madeline Henson, Taimur Iftikhar

Student Symposium

Synesthesia is a neurological condition that forces individuals to process a lot of different senses at once. These different senses can be stimulated by anything; for example, if one hears some sounds, they might also perceive those sounds as colors and vice versa. Another form of Synesthesia, termed Grapheme-Color Synesthesia, can occur when one looks at different characters in a language and they see different colors generated in their brain. The amount of colors a person sees by looking at different characters varies. Our goal for our project was to figure out how different languages stimulate different neurological senses for ...


On Being As Passage And Plurality Of Self: Postcolonial Caribbean Identity In Merle Hodge's Crick Crack, Monkey, Amanda González Izquierdo Feb 2019

On Being As Passage And Plurality Of Self: Postcolonial Caribbean Identity In Merle Hodge's Crick Crack, Monkey, Amanda González Izquierdo

Pathways: A Journal of Humanistic and Social Inquiry

This essay examines questions of home and identity in a postcolonial Caribbean context. Situating itself in the dialogue between continental philosophy and postcolonial theory, this research explores how identity formations are processes which negotiate fragmentary demands of being as well as the various ruptures and dislocations that are resultants of colonization. This paper proposes that in thinking of postcolonial identities, we must explicitly and necessarily consider multiplicity, alterity, diaspora, and interstitial spaces. Focusing on Merle Hodge's novel Crick Crack, Monkey, this essay thinks through protagonist Tee's process of becoming, a process which is fluid, dynamic, and never complete ...


Fiqws Fall 2018: Phase 2 Assignment Prompt The Exploratory Essay, Sabina Pringle, Missy Watson Jun 2018

Fiqws Fall 2018: Phase 2 Assignment Prompt The Exploratory Essay, Sabina Pringle, Missy Watson

Open Educational Resources

This phase two writing assignment prompt for FIQWS 10003 - HA1 WCGI History & Culture and FIQWS 10103 - HA1 Composition for WCGI History & Culture (fall 2018) provides guidelines for writing an Exploratory Essay in which students will consider the ideas of course readings and compose an essay that demonstrates their engagement with those ideas. The rhetorical purpose of this assignment is for students to demonstrate the ways in which their thinking about language and literacy has developed so far in the course, using evidence based on interpretations, ideas, and examples as well as passages from four or five sources. Summary, synthesis, and ...


Coarticulation In Two Fricative-Vowel Sequences Of Latin American Spanish, Jeff Renaud May 2018

Coarticulation In Two Fricative-Vowel Sequences Of Latin American Spanish, Jeff Renaud

Celebration of Learning

Dialectal surveys of Latin American Spanish (Perissinotto 1975, Resnick 1975) describe three main possible pronunciations for fu (fuego 'fire') and fo (foco 'focus') sequences: faithful [f], velarized [x], and bilabialized [ɸ], in order of frequency. While the velar realization has received phonetic and theoretical consideration (Lipski 1995, Mazzaro 2011), little is understood about the voiceless bilabial fricative [ɸ] in Spanish. This paper describes a three-part production study to uniformly account for the unfaithful velar and bilabial realizations.

Mazzaro (2011) explains the velar [x] variant by arguing that, given the acoustic similarity of, e.g., [fu]/[xu], listeners misperceive a speaker ...


The Globalized Classroom: Integrating Technology To Improve Communicative And Cultural Proficiency, Nicholas Frank Nov 2017

The Globalized Classroom: Integrating Technology To Improve Communicative And Cultural Proficiency, Nicholas Frank

International ResearchScape Journal

The purpose of this project was to explore how the integration of technology affects students’ communicative and cultural proficiency in a second language when connecting two world language classrooms from across the globe. Through a series of weekly emails between partner schools, students practiced their interpretive reading and presentational writing skills while gaining knowledge of their partners’ cultures and colloquial language in a meaningful and individualized manner. The participants were U.S. high school students learning Spanish and Spanish high school students learning English. This created an authentic and organic environment for language acquisition, showing improvement in both communicative and ...


Cooking, Language, And Memory In Farhoud's Le Bonheur À La Queue Glissante And Thúy's Mãn, Simona Emilia Pruteanu Nov 2016

Cooking, Language, And Memory In Farhoud's Le Bonheur À La Queue Glissante And Thúy's Mãn, Simona Emilia Pruteanu

CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture

In her article "Cooking, Language, and Memory in Farhoud's Le Bonheur à la queue glissante and Thúy's Mãn" Simona Emilia Pruteanu discusses two moments in the evolution of (im)migrant writing in Québec. Abla Farhoud's 1998 novel shows the struggle of Dounia, a Lebanese immigrant living in Montréal, who in her seventies finds a voice with the help of her daughter's writing and starts to reflect on her identity. Themes of language and cooking overlap and reinforce one another and offer a new perspective on memory and the act of remembering. Language, cooking, and memory also ...


Critical Pedagogy And Language Acquisition: Benefiting From A Country’S Crisis To Improve Second Language Instruction, Jamile Forcelini Oct 2016

Critical Pedagogy And Language Acquisition: Benefiting From A Country’S Crisis To Improve Second Language Instruction, Jamile Forcelini

Journal of Global Initiatives: Policy, Pedagogy, Perspective

Education has the power to influence learners to either accept reality or critically deliberate and change it. Critical thinking is vital to empower learners and society as a whole to move from a practice of inertia to Freire’s practice of freedom as well as humanization. Change, however is only attainable if pursued with one of the most powerful social tools: Language; the most perceptible manifestation of culture and culture is our connection to the world, what unites us in society, identifies us communally, and serves us as guidance for civic conduct (Larson and Smalley, 1972). The present article aims ...


Lingua Franca: An Analysis Of Globalization And Language Evolution, Abigail Watson Apr 2016

Lingua Franca: An Analysis Of Globalization And Language Evolution, Abigail Watson

Honors Projects

This project details the evolution of languages and how globalization and advances in communication have effected smaller language groups. A world community in which communication is standardized by a Lingua Franca is in most cases harmful for isolated language groups without many speakers. The extinction of language is harmful for human society and culture, and there are many different ways to help prevent language extinction.

This project includes an essay, an animation, six illustrations, and a coloring book that all relate to endangered languages.


The Contribution Of Call To Advanced-Level Foreign/Second Language Instruction, Jack Burston, Kelly Arispe Jan 2016

The Contribution Of Call To Advanced-Level Foreign/Second Language Instruction, Jack Burston, Kelly Arispe

World Languages Faculty Publications and Presentations

This paper evaluates the contribution of instructional technology to advanced-level foreign/second language learning (AL2) over the past thirty years. It is shown that the most salient feature of AL2 practice and associated Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) research are their rarity and restricted nature. Based on an analysis of four leading CALL journals (CALICO, CALL, LL&T, ReCALL), less than 3% of all CALL publications deal with AL2. Moreover, within this body of research, the range of languages involved is very restricted. Three languages, English, German and French, account for nearly 87% of the studies. Likewise, in nearly 81% of ...


01. Communication, Northeastern State University Jan 2015

01. Communication, Northeastern State University

Oklahoma Research Day Abstracts

No abstract provided.


02. English, Northeastern State University Jan 2015

02. English, Northeastern State University

Oklahoma Research Day Abstracts

No abstract provided.


04. Foreign And Modern Language, Northeastern State University Jan 2015

04. Foreign And Modern Language, Northeastern State University

Oklahoma Research Day Abstracts

No abstract provided.


05. Geography, Northeastern State University Jan 2015

05. Geography, Northeastern State University

Oklahoma Research Day Abstracts

No abstract provided.


07. History, Northeastern State University Jan 2015

07. History, Northeastern State University

Oklahoma Research Day Abstracts

No abstract provided.


08. Political Science, Northeastern State University Jan 2015

08. Political Science, Northeastern State University

Oklahoma Research Day Abstracts

No abstract provided.


09. Sociology, Northeastern State University Jan 2015

09. Sociology, Northeastern State University

Oklahoma Research Day Abstracts

No abstract provided.


Voltaire's Victims And Us, Andrew J. Mckenna Oct 2014

Voltaire's Victims And Us, Andrew J. Mckenna

Modern Languages and Literatures: Faculty Publications and Other Works

No abstract provided.


Interpreting, Stephanie Jo Kent May 2014

Interpreting, Stephanie Jo Kent

Doctoral Dissertations

What do community interpreting for the Deaf in western societies, conference interpreting for the European Parliament, and language brokering in international management have in common? Academic research and professional training have historically emphasized the linguistic and cognitive challenges of interpreting, neglecting or ignoring the social aspects that structure communication. All forms of interpreting are inherently social; they involve relationships among at least three people and two languages. The contexts explored here, American Sign Language/English interpreting and spoken language interpreting within the European Parliament, show that simultaneous interpreting involves attitudes, norms and values about intercultural communication that overemphasize information and ...


Language, Race, And Body Rhetorics: Relationships Of Hegemony In Neill Blomkamp's Elysium, Kathryn E. Peck May 2014

Language, Race, And Body Rhetorics: Relationships Of Hegemony In Neill Blomkamp's Elysium, Kathryn E. Peck

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

No abstract provided.


Terrorism And The Question Of Islam, Mona Mary Rowan May 2014

Terrorism And The Question Of Islam, Mona Mary Rowan

Master's Theses, Dissertations, Graduate Research and Major Papers Overview

In many countries, especially in the United States of America, and increasingly since 9/11, Islam seems to be responsible for numerous acts of terrorism. In this thesis, I will try to understand

and explain the religion of Islam and its relationship to terrorism.

Being a victim myself, as well as twenty persons of my immediate family, I am more eager than ever to know why this terror exists. Is it religious, political, hate, or all of the above?

Being raised in Lebanon, which is part of the Middle East, does not qualify me as an expert on Islam. I ...


On The Standardisation Of Tunisian, Jihëd G. Mejrissi Feb 2014

On The Standardisation Of Tunisian, Jihëd G. Mejrissi

Jihëd Mejrissi

This essay discusses the linguistic situation of Tunisia and presents two standardisation methods for Tunisian, namely the STUNdard and the STUNdard Arlette methods.


El Uso Del Quechua En El Perú: Una Investigación De Identidad Y Performance Cultural, Theresa A. Renker Jan 2014

El Uso Del Quechua En El Perú: Una Investigación De Identidad Y Performance Cultural, Theresa A. Renker

Honors Theses and Capstones

Utilizando varias fuentes diversas de campos de estudio diferentes, este trabajo investiga temas de autenticidad y autoridad como son relacionados a los “performances” culturales que tantas personas indígenas son forzadas dar para evitar la discriminación cultural y sobrevivir económicamente. Este proyecto se enfoca en el doble siguiente: la sociedad peruana dominante rechaza el quechua por representar atraso, mientras a la vez frecuentemente idealizándolo como reliquia del imperio inca. Generalmente quechua-hablantes del Perú no tienen el espacio ni la autoridad cultural necesarios para establecer sus propias identidades distintas. Concepciones sociales de sus culturas y formas de hablar son construidas por una ...


The Development Of Differential Object Marking In Spanish-English Bilingual Children, Mariluz Ortiz Vergara Apr 2013

The Development Of Differential Object Marking In Spanish-English Bilingual Children, Mariluz Ortiz Vergara

Open Access Theses

In monolingual development, the acquisition of differential object marking (DOM) is completed by three years of age (Rodríguez- Mondoñedo, 2008). However, among bilingual speakers, the development and use of the marker at a young age is less predictable. Spanish marks animate and specific direct objects with the preposition-a; English in contrast does not. Based on previous studies documenting transfer in areas where Spanish and English differ, it was predicted that bilingual children would experience difficulties with the use of the preposition both in matrix and left dislocated sentences (CLLD) (Montrul, 2004, Montrul & Bowles, 2009). This study tested 14 simultaneous Spanish-English bilingual children divided into a younger (6;04-7;09) and an older group (8;06-10 ...


Language, Politics, And History: An Introductory Essay, José Del Valle Jan 2013

Language, Politics, And History: An Introductory Essay, José Del Valle

Publications and Research

This book chapter examines different articulations of language and history and introduces a new configuration that focuses on the political dimension of language.


Spanish Language Variations: El Español En Los Estados Unidos, Laura Mann Apr 2012

Spanish Language Variations: El Español En Los Estados Unidos, Laura Mann

The Spectrum: A Scholars Day Journal

The Spanish language varies from region to region throughout the Hispanic world. This paper, which was part of a larger presentation explains some of the most salient characteristics of Spanish in the United States, the fifth largest Spanish population in the world.


Come Si Fa?: Can Virtual Worlds Help Us Promote Intercultural Awareness, Susanna Nocchi Jan 2011

Come Si Fa?: Can Virtual Worlds Help Us Promote Intercultural Awareness, Susanna Nocchi

Conference Papers

This paper describes the author’s experience with a pilot course of Italian in SL®2. The course is part of a PhD research on Exploring the potential of virtual worlds to promote Intercultural Awareness in students learning Italian as a Foreign Language. In the paper the author will justify her choice of virtual worlds for the development of language competence and Intercultural Awareness and will present some results of her activity theoretical analysis of the data. Problematic areas and potential moments for the development of Intercultural Awareness were highlighted during the analysis.


Word, Phrase, And Clitic Prosody In Bosnian, Serbian, And Croatian, Adam Werle Feb 2009

Word, Phrase, And Clitic Prosody In Bosnian, Serbian, And Croatian, Adam Werle

Doctoral Dissertations 1896 - February 2014

I investigate the phonology of prosodic clitics--independent syntactic words not parsed as independent prosodic words--in Bosnian, Serbian, and Croatian. I ask, first, how clitics are organized into prosodic structures, and second, how this is determined by the grammar. Following Zec (1997, 2005), I look at several clitic categories, including negation, prepositions, complementizers, conjunctions, and second-position clitics.

Based on a reanalysis of word accent (Browne and McCawley 1965, Inkelas and Zec 1988, Zec 1999), I argue that in some cases where a preposition, complementizer, or conjunction fails to realize accent determined by a following word, it is not a proclitic-- that ...


Italian: As/A2 Digital Reading Practice Tests 2009, Silvia Bertoni, Susanna Nocchi Jan 2009

Italian: As/A2 Digital Reading Practice Tests 2009, Silvia Bertoni, Susanna Nocchi

Books/Book Chapters

AS/A2 Digital Reading Practice Tests 2009 consists of authentic reading material and practice test questions. This resource is ideal for practising, improving and building up students’ reading skills in preparation for the AS/A2 Level exams in the UK.The tests are also suitable practice materials for students preparing for other advanced level exams, such as Irish Leaving Certificate, International Baccalaureate or Advance Placement.


Grammatica Avanzata Della Lingua Italiana: Chapter Seven, Roberto Tartaglione, Susanna Nocchi Jan 2006

Grammatica Avanzata Della Lingua Italiana: Chapter Seven, Roberto Tartaglione, Susanna Nocchi

Books/Book Chapters

Tutto quello che uno studente straniero dovrebbe sapere sulla lingua italiana e non ha mai osato chiedere! Grammatica avanzata della lingua italiana si rivolge infatti a studenti già in possesso di una buona conoscenza dell'italiano che vogliano perfezionare la loro competenza della lingua (dal livello B1 al livello C1 del Quadro Comune Europeo).

Presenta forme, costrutti sintattici, stilemi di livello medio e avanzato, anche della lingua parlata, molto diffusi ma generalmente poco trattati nei testi d'italiano per stranieri: quando e come usare l'articolo, la posizione dell'aggettivo, l'uso di parole particolari (anzi, magari, mica, addirittura, macché ...


Grammamia!: Esercizi E Giochi Per Imparare Il Lessico: Chapter Eight, Tiziana Chiappelli, Susanna Nocchi Jan 2005

Grammamia!: Esercizi E Giochi Per Imparare Il Lessico: Chapter Eight, Tiziana Chiappelli, Susanna Nocchi

Books/Book Chapters

GrammaMia! è una grammatica italiana con esercizi rivolta a studenti stranieri dagli 11 ai 14 anni. Il testo costituisce un primo contatto con la grammatica italiana. Attraverso schede chiare ed essenziali, vengono spiegate tutte le principali regole della lingua. A ciò vanno aggiunti moltissimi esercizi, quiz, giochi, che consentono di esercitarsi nell’italiano e di ricavare al contempo informazioni sulla vita, la società, la cultura, la geografia e la storia italiana. Particolare attenzione è stata rivolta agli ambiti lessicali più frequentati dai giovani, fornendo quindi agli studenti strumenti non solo linguistici ma anche comunicativi. Il libro è adatto per studenti ...