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A Speech Rhythm Comparison Of English Speakers From Hawai‘I And California, Lana Lobato Aljader 2018 University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

A Speech Rhythm Comparison Of English Speakers From Hawai‘I And California, Lana Lobato Aljader

Mānoa Horizons

There has been a long tradition, since at least 1945, of research into the rhythm of speech. Considered a universal feature of language, speech rhythm is often broken down into two main categories, stress-timed and syllable-timed. Languages are assumed to fit into, or fall along a continuum between, these two categories. This study compares the recorded speech of two politicians speaking Californian English, a so-called stress-timed language, and two politicians speaking Hawai‘i English, which has yet to be categorized. Influencing languages, regional dialect, and social impacts are discussed. The software DARLA and the program Praat were used to assist ...


The Effect Of Mindfulness On Cognition & Self-Monitoring After Acquired Brain Injury, Tessa Trumbauer, Rebecca Shisler Marshall, Ariella Kaplan 2018 University of Georgia

The Effect Of Mindfulness On Cognition & Self-Monitoring After Acquired Brain Injury, Tessa Trumbauer, Rebecca Shisler Marshall, Ariella Kaplan

Ariella Kaplan

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A Beast In The Pews: The Autopsy Of Jane Doe - A Contextual Analysis, Jeff Salazar 2018 University of Washington-Tacoma

A Beast In The Pews: The Autopsy Of Jane Doe - A Contextual Analysis, Jeff Salazar

Access*: Interdisciplinary Journal of Student Research and Scholarship

Steeped in ritual, The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016) walks viewers through the (mediated) processes of a clinical autopsy. Beginning with the cataloguing of biometric information, the autopsy proceeds in three stages: external, internal and organ examinations. What starts as a routine procedure quickly turns into chaotic mania as dead bodies are reanimated, flash floods trap the inhabitants and a dead woman seems to have taken control of the building. Using a psychoanalysis approach, this paper illuminates major connections between the id, ego and superego while also identifying the preconscious, conscious, and unconscious functions of the brain. As expressed through ...


Challenging Calls For Civility, Reshmi Dutt-Ballerstadt 2018 Linfield College

Challenging Calls For Civility, Reshmi Dutt-Ballerstadt

Faculty Publications

In conjunction with her article "When Free Speech Disrupts Diversity Initiatives: What We Value and What We Do Not," Reshmi Dutt-Ballerstadt writes about civility codes and free speech for Academe Blog.


The Changing Face Of L2 Pronunciation Research And Teaching, Charlie Nagle, John M. Levis, Erin F. Todey 2018 Iowa State University

The Changing Face Of L2 Pronunciation Research And Teaching, Charlie Nagle, John M. Levis, Erin F. Todey

World Languages and Cultures Conference Papers, Posters and Proceedings

This paper discusses changes in the field of L2 pronunciation over the past decade, including research studies, resources, and changes in methodology. To do so, it revisits the history of PSLLT over its 10 years as a conference by considering the inclusion of both research and teaching and the effects of the conference on the field of L2 pronunciation. This paper also describes changes in how L2 pronunciation research is being carried out and the general categories of the papers in the Proceedings of the 10th annual PSLLT conference.


An Introduction To Fitting And Evaluating Mixed-Effects Models In R, Charles Nagle 2018 Iowa State University

An Introduction To Fitting And Evaluating Mixed-Effects Models In R, Charles Nagle

World Languages and Cultures Conference Papers, Posters and Proceedings

Mixed-effects modeling is a multidimensional statistical analysis capable of modeling complex relationships between predictor and outcome variables while accounting for random variance in various dimensions of the data. Although this technique is gaining popularity in applied linguistics research, learning how to model, and how to do so in R, can be intimidating. This guide provides an introduction to fitting mixed-effects models in R (Version 3.5.3) using RStudio. It includes a written introduction describing the modeling process, a video tutorial that focuses on getting started in RStudio, a sample data set, and an R script containing code to analyze ...


Intelligibility, Oral Communication, And The Teaching Of Pronunciation, John M. Levis 2018 Iowa State University

Intelligibility, Oral Communication, And The Teaching Of Pronunciation, John M. Levis

English Books

A proper understanding of intelligibility is at the heart of effective pronunciation teaching, and with it, successful teaching of speaking and listening. Far from being an optional 'add-it-on-if-we-have-time' language feature, pronunciation is essential because of its tremendous impact on speech intelligibility. Pronunciation dramatically affects the ability of language learners to make themselves understood and to understand the speech of others. But not all elements of pronunciation are equally important. Some affect intelligibility a great deal, while others do not. With a strong emphasis on classroom practice and how pronunciation teaching can be more effectively approached in different teaching contexts, this ...


Perception, Production, And Perception-Production: Research Findings And Implications For Language Pedagogy, Charles Nagle 2018 Iowa State University

Perception, Production, And Perception-Production: Research Findings And Implications For Language Pedagogy, Charles Nagle

World Languages and Cultures Publications

When we are born our perceptual systems are capable of discriminating sounds that occur in English, Spanish, Hindi, or any other language. During the first year, our perception begins to zero in on the particular set of sounds that are contrastive in our native language(s) (L1s) (Kuhl et al., 2006). For example, a child whose parents are L1 English speakers will pick up on the fact that /b/ and /p/ are contrastive in English (e.g., “bet” vs. “pet”) and that the major difference is in the burst of air that occurs when the stop is released (i.e ...


Paving The Way For Merleau-Ponty’S Eye And Mind In Organizational Communication Studies, Johan Bodaski 2018 Duquesne University

Paving The Way For Merleau-Ponty’S Eye And Mind In Organizational Communication Studies, Johan Bodaski

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The body is a sense-based medium that creates and interprets organizations. Bodies create organization. An aesthetic theory of organizational communication reveals the significance of the body to the organization. Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s philosophy of aesthetics offers a theory of aesthetic organizational communication that is yet to be developed. Merleau-Ponty’s aesthetic essay on painting, Eye and Mind, describes the body as the medium through which painters turn the world into painting. His philosophy of painting builds bridges between aesthetics, the body, and organizational communication.

In chapter one, four theories of organizational communication are described: communication constitutes organization (CCO), text/interpreter ...


The Logical Fallacies In Political Discourse, Zilin Cidre Zhou 2018 College of the Holy Cross

The Logical Fallacies In Political Discourse, Zilin Cidre Zhou

Summer Research Program

I examined the use of logical fallacies in political discourse. Logical fallacies are fraudulent tricks people use in their argument to make it sound more credible while what they really do is to fool the audience. Out of more than 300 kinds of fallacies, I focused on 18 common ones by analyzing their use in debates about political issues. During conducting my research, I noted that being aware of my mental state is very important if I want to accurately detect the fallacies. Furthermore, while watching two sides debating, being impartial is as significant as staying calm. I also need ...


Pronunciationforteachers.Com/ Key Concepts Factors Affecting Pronunciation Development, Charles Nagle 2018 Iowa State University

Pronunciationforteachers.Com/ Key Concepts Factors Affecting Pronunciation Development, Charles Nagle

World Languages and Cultures Publications

As Derwing (2010) observed nearly ten years ago, one of the goals of pronunciation research is to identify how different aspects of second language (L2) speech develop over time, providing teachers with information on the pronunciation problems that will work themselves out, versus those that will likely pose an ongoing challenge. At the same time, research must account for the cognitive, socio-affective, and experiential variables that shape pronunciation learning outcomes (Moyer, 2014a, 2014b).


Establishing Influence And Authority In Ancient Civilizations And Modern Politics: The Rhetoric Of Oracles And The Oracular Maneuvers Of Political Action Committees, Michel C. LaCrue 2018 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Establishing Influence And Authority In Ancient Civilizations And Modern Politics: The Rhetoric Of Oracles And The Oracular Maneuvers Of Political Action Committees, Michel C. Lacrue

Theses and Dissertations

While most animals communicate in order to convey environmental information such as danger or where food is located, humans have evolved and developed an articulated language for a myriad of uses, and our language is the basis for how we shape and maintain reality. Language can be used to teach, express an attitude or affiliation to a group, and give us a sense of our state of being, but it can also be used to manipulate a narrative in order to gain power over others. This project argues that Political Action Committees (PACs), and the language that they use in ...


Complete Issue 12(4), 2018 Minnesota State University, Mankato

Complete Issue 12(4)

Speaker & Gavel

Complete digitized issue (volume 12, issue 4, Summer 1975) of Speaker & Gavel.


Complete Issue 12(3), 2018 Minnesota State University, Mankato

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Speaker & Gavel

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Complete Issue 12(2), 2018 Minnesota State University, Mankato

Complete Issue 12(2)

Speaker & Gavel

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Complete Issue 12(1), 2018 Minnesota State University, Mankato

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Speaker & Gavel

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Complete Issue 11(4), 2018 Minnesota State University, Mankato

Complete Issue 11(4)

Speaker & Gavel

Complete digitized issue (volume 11, issue 4, May 1974) of Speaker & Gavel.


Complete Issue 11(3), 2018 Minnesota State University, Mankato

Complete Issue 11(3)

Speaker & Gavel

Complete digitized issue (volume 11, number 3, March 1974) of Speaker & Gavel.


Complete Issue 11(2), 2018 Minnesota State University, Mankato

Complete Issue 11(2)

Speaker & Gavel

Complete digitized issue (volume 11, issue 2, January 1974) of Speaker & Gavel.


Complete Issue 11(1), 2018 Minnesota State University, Mankato

Complete Issue 11(1)

Speaker & Gavel

Complete digitized issue (volume 11, issue 1, November 1973) of Speaker & Gavel.


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