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Optimizing L2 Vocabulary Acquisition: Applied Linguistic Research, George H. Borawski Sep 2019

Optimizing L2 Vocabulary Acquisition: Applied Linguistic Research, George H. Borawski

Purdue Linguistics, Literature, and Second Language Studies Conference

Any acquisition in Second Language Acquisition (SLA) starts as word recognition; as such vocabulary acquisition is integral to language learning as a whole and is a precursor to fluent communication (Ellis, 1996; Moore, 1996). To maximize SLA, vocabulary acquisition must be optimized. However, vocabulary acquisition is understudied and underutilized, especially compared to other aspects of SLA (Paribakht & Wesche, 1997). Cook states, “…the vast bulk of examinations, syllabuses, and course books around the globe show little overt influence from SLA research” (1998, p.10). Courses, teachers, and students would benefit from directly addressing SLA research, rather than utilize inefficient methods (Cook, 1998; Moore, 1996). Problematic course books influence thousands of teachers and a multitude of students (Cook, 1998); this costs educational institutions billions of dollars globally. Prioritizing sound pedagogy when designing courses would alleviate the problems of inefficient acquisition in SLA and the financial cost ...


Exploring The Emotional Language In The Twilight Novel As A Literary Discourse: An Appraisal Theory Analysis, Susan Ataei Sep 2019

Exploring The Emotional Language In The Twilight Novel As A Literary Discourse: An Appraisal Theory Analysis, Susan Ataei

Purdue Linguistics, Literature, and Second Language Studies Conference

Emotions have always been a mysterious realm of human beings gaining an understanding of which requires the collaboration of scholars from multiple disciplines. This study employed the Appraisal Theory (Martin & White, 2005) of evaluations and emotions to explore the manifestation of emotions in a popular modern prose fiction, the first book of the twilight series by Stephenie Meyer (2009) - Twilight. The objective of the study was to gain a deep understanding of how a bestselling literary prose fiction, Twilight, employs human emotions, and thus “affect”, to impose its “effect” on the reader. I applied the affect sub-system of the attitude ...


"A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words, And So Is An Emojis 🙂" Emojisfication Of Language: A Pragmatic Analysis Of Facebook Discourse, Alienna Kazmi, Arooj Rana, Uzma Anjum, Madiha Khan Sep 2019

"A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words, And So Is An Emojis 🙂" Emojisfication Of Language: A Pragmatic Analysis Of Facebook Discourse, Alienna Kazmi, Arooj Rana, Uzma Anjum, Madiha Khan

Purdue Linguistics, Literature, and Second Language Studies Conference

This research study aims to examine language change occurring in written discourse due to increase in the usage of emojis and the way emojis, in comparison to words, are performing communicative functions on social media platforms such as Facebook. The study focused on Pakistani Facebook users. For the study, Facebook is one of the most authentic social media platforms because 71.75 % (Internet Word Stat) of Pakistani internet users use Facebook which is the highest statistics among all social media applications. In order to investigate the recent language change and communicative functions performed by emojis, we utilized Speech act theory ...


Linguistic Ideologies In The Performance Of Bulgarian Identity, Chelsey Norman Sep 2019

Linguistic Ideologies In The Performance Of Bulgarian Identity, Chelsey Norman

Purdue Linguistics, Literature, and Second Language Studies Conference

Since the end of Communism in 1989 and joining the European Union in 2007, Bulgarians have experienced much greater mobility and access to the global community. Despite this more global perspective, Bulgarians maintain a strong sense of national identity. Given this interplay between global and national identities, Bulgaria is an apt location to conduct this ideological research. Using a combination of ethnographic observations (June-July 2018) and semi-structured interviews with bilingual Bulgarians in Sofia, this study examines how large-scale phenomena like nationalism and globalization are found in the micro-scale interactional construction of identity. Results show that a great deal of ideological ...


The Acquisition Of Diminutives In Moroccan Heritage Speakers In France, Amal El Haimeur Sep 2019

The Acquisition Of Diminutives In Moroccan Heritage Speakers In France, Amal El Haimeur

Purdue Linguistics, Literature, and Second Language Studies Conference

This study addresses the acquisition of diminutive forms by Moroccan heritage speakers in France. Diminutive formation depends on stem modification. 15 Moroccan-French participants took part in this study. In a production experiment, participants were asked to form diminutives for 6 types of stems, since the stem type determines the diminutive pattern. The findings of this study show that the mean percentage of source-like use of the diminutive forms is 38%. The results revealed that just two patterns that were acquired by a significant number of participants: CCiCa and CCiCjCjəC. Diminutive forms that do not require complex processes are acquired by ...


Ellipsis In Iraqi Arabic: An Analysis Of Gapping, Sluicing, And Stripping, Saja Albuarabi Sep 2019

Ellipsis In Iraqi Arabic: An Analysis Of Gapping, Sluicing, And Stripping, Saja Albuarabi

Purdue Linguistics, Literature, and Second Language Studies Conference

The purpose of this paper is to explore the syntax of ellipsis in Iraqi Arabic. The paper sheds light on three types of ellipsis in Arabic and English, namely: sluicing, gapping, and stripping and puts each of them in a comparison between Iraqi Arabic and English languages in addition to Arabic dialects. To the best of my knowledge, these elliptical structures have not been studied in Iraqi Arabic before. Therefore, this study offers the first description of these phenomena from a generative standpoint. The paper argues that the three types of ellipsis mentioned above can be the result of Phonological ...


Iker González-Allende. Hombres En Movimiento: Masculinidades Españolas En Los Exilios Y Emigraciones, 1939-1999. Purdue Up, 2018., Jeffrey Zamostny Sep 2019

Iker González-Allende. Hombres En Movimiento: Masculinidades Españolas En Los Exilios Y Emigraciones, 1939-1999. Purdue Up, 2018., Jeffrey Zamostny

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Iker González-Allende. Hombres en movimiento: Masculinidades españolas en los exilios y emigraciones, 1939-1999. Purdue UP, 2018.


The Ends Of Plot: Rupture And Entanglement In L’Amica Geniale, Victor X. Zarour Zarzar Sep 2019

The Ends Of Plot: Rupture And Entanglement In L’Amica Geniale, Victor X. Zarour Zarzar

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This dissertation employs narrative theory to contextualize Elena Ferrante’s successful saga, L’amica geniale, within the larger tapestry of European novelistic discourses. It engages with conceptions of narrative structure put forth by critics like Ortega y Gasset, Brooks, and Winnett to understand how L’amica geniale offers cutting commentary on our exegetic practices and advances a geometry of narrative entanglement. I contend that Ferrante recuperates and italicizes nineteenth-century modes of storytelling, displaying a form of epistemological tension rooted in a movement away from a belief in plot’s semantic potentialities and into the postulation of a poetics of smarginatura ...


Representations Of Domestic Workers In Modern Arabic Fiction, Samaher Aldhamen Aug 2019

Representations Of Domestic Workers In Modern Arabic Fiction, Samaher Aldhamen

Theses and Dissertations

In this study, I have examined the representations of domestic workers in a number of Arabic mid-century and contemporary novels, using feminism and intersectionality as my overarching framework. I employed several scholarships of feminism such as Marxist and postcolonial feminism to examine the discourse on working-class women. The initial assumption of this study is that there is a noticeable invisibility of domestic workers in Arabic novels. If these characters manage to find their way into a text, they are typically ahistorical figures whose subjectivity is not centered.

Among the Arabic novels I have examined, I found that the tradition of ...


Gender In Apocalyptic California: The Ecological Frontier, Marykate Eileen Messimer Aug 2019

Gender In Apocalyptic California: The Ecological Frontier, Marykate Eileen Messimer

Theses and Dissertations

Climate change is the consequence of ideologies that promote human reproduction and resource consumption by sacrificing human justice, nonhuman species, and the land. Both biology and queer ecologies resist this notion of human separation and supremacy by showing that no body is a singular, impermeable entity, that all beings are biologically and inexorably connected. My dissertation demonstrates that fiction writers use this knowledge to locate a utopian vision that can counteract the dystopian impotence of living within climate change. This argument is founded on novels written by women and set in California, a state that uniquely inhabits a utopian and ...


Break, Marí Lopez Jul 2019

Break, Marí Lopez

CouRaGeouS Cuentos: A Journal of Counternarratives

No abstract provided.


La Brujis, Bridget Ocampo Jul 2019

La Brujis, Bridget Ocampo

CouRaGeouS Cuentos: A Journal of Counternarratives

No abstract provided.


The Great Heist On Palm Drive, Kristian Espinoza Jul 2019

The Great Heist On Palm Drive, Kristian Espinoza

CouRaGeouS Cuentos: A Journal of Counternarratives

No abstract provided.


Orange Apron, Angela Gonyer Jul 2019

Orange Apron, Angela Gonyer

CouRaGeouS Cuentos: A Journal of Counternarratives

No abstract provided.


Papi, Graciela Chipres Jul 2019

Papi, Graciela Chipres

CouRaGeouS Cuentos: A Journal of Counternarratives

No abstract provided.


Questions, Nancy Roman Jul 2019

Questions, Nancy Roman

CouRaGeouS Cuentos: A Journal of Counternarratives

No abstract provided.


Ay Mija, 'Sta Loca, Maddy Jackson Jul 2019

Ay Mija, 'Sta Loca, Maddy Jackson

CouRaGeouS Cuentos: A Journal of Counternarratives

No abstract provided.


My Home, A Memoir, Maritza Galvan Jul 2019

My Home, A Memoir, Maritza Galvan

CouRaGeouS Cuentos: A Journal of Counternarratives

No abstract provided.


Family Art, Antonio De Jesus Sanchez Bautista Jul 2019

Family Art, Antonio De Jesus Sanchez Bautista

CouRaGeouS Cuentos: A Journal of Counternarratives

No abstract provided.


A Place To Call Home Jul 2019

A Place To Call Home

CouRaGeouS Cuentos: A Journal of Counternarratives

No abstract provided.


Fresno Nights, Esther Flores Jul 2019

Fresno Nights, Esther Flores

CouRaGeouS Cuentos: A Journal of Counternarratives

No abstract provided.


Mixed Emotions, Emily Ibarra Jul 2019

Mixed Emotions, Emily Ibarra

CouRaGeouS Cuentos: A Journal of Counternarratives

No abstract provided.


Querida Palmdale, Alexandro Ochoa Jul 2019

Querida Palmdale, Alexandro Ochoa

CouRaGeouS Cuentos: A Journal of Counternarratives

No abstract provided.


Time Exists Because I Exist, Jocelyn Bolanos Jul 2019

Time Exists Because I Exist, Jocelyn Bolanos

CouRaGeouS Cuentos: A Journal of Counternarratives

No abstract provided.


N'De, Marí Lopez Jul 2019

N'De, Marí Lopez

CouRaGeouS Cuentos: A Journal of Counternarratives

No abstract provided.


Hope, Lesly Vasquez Jul 2019

Hope, Lesly Vasquez

CouRaGeouS Cuentos: A Journal of Counternarratives

No abstract provided.


Say His Name, Elissa A. Rodriguez Jul 2019

Say His Name, Elissa A. Rodriguez

CouRaGeouS Cuentos: A Journal of Counternarratives

No abstract provided.


Resistance Art, Antonio De Jesus Sanchez Bautista Jul 2019

Resistance Art, Antonio De Jesus Sanchez Bautista

CouRaGeouS Cuentos: A Journal of Counternarratives

No abstract provided.


Nectar, Esdras Briseno Jul 2019

Nectar, Esdras Briseno

CouRaGeouS Cuentos: A Journal of Counternarratives

No abstract provided.


How Bright She Shines, Jenny Trujillo Jul 2019

How Bright She Shines, Jenny Trujillo

CouRaGeouS Cuentos: A Journal of Counternarratives

No abstract provided.