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Audience Perception Of Synonyms From The Pulpit: A Case Among Six Church Ancillary Groups In Madina, Dennis Soku, M O. Adekunle 2015 Selected Works

Audience Perception Of Synonyms From The Pulpit: A Case Among Six Church Ancillary Groups In Madina, Dennis Soku, M O. Adekunle

Bahram Kazemian

This work investigated audience perception of messages that contained synonyms. Some church members opined that synonyms changed meanings of messages intended by Ministers of the Christian religion. The study was conducted among 161 church members drawn from six church ancillary groups in Madina, a suburb of Accra. The groups were selected from Orthodox, Pentecostal and Charismatic Churches in Madina. A qualitative approach was used in this study. It was found that sets of words used as synonyms did not make any much difference in meaning to the majority of the members in the audience nor did it have any significant ...


Critical Discourse Analysis Of A Reading Text ‘Pakistan And The Modern World’: A Speech By Liaquat Ali Khan, Sheeraz Ali, Bahram Kazemian 2015 Department of English, Tabriz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tabriz, Iran

Critical Discourse Analysis Of A Reading Text ‘Pakistan And The Modern World’: A Speech By Liaquat Ali Khan, Sheeraz Ali, Bahram Kazemian

Bahram Kazemian

This paper presents some key concepts in studying and analyzing the aspects of communication critically. It has always been crucial and a complex phenomenon for the experts in the field of Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) to decode and deduce the meaning of a text through context. They examine and attribute language as a social process involving context to determine the meaning of an utterance to its producer and receiver. It has also been of great interest and enthusiasm for discourse analysts to explore and identify the underlying objective of meaning carrying an ideological message based on religious, sociopolitical, and historical ...


Translating Mathematical Texts, Jose Mojca, Bahram Kazemian Mr. 2015 Department of English, Tabriz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tabriz, Iran

Translating Mathematical Texts, Jose Mojca, Bahram Kazemian Mr.

Bahram Kazemian

Translating Scientific texts is crucial for disseminating scientific knowledge and consequently for the progress of specific scientific fields.


Making The Move To Blended Learning: Reflections On A Faculty Development Program, Carole Myers, Sandra Mixer, Tami Wyatt, Trena Paulus, Debra Lee 2015 University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Making The Move To Blended Learning: Reflections On A Faculty Development Program, Carole Myers, Sandra Mixer, Tami Wyatt, Trena Paulus, Debra Lee

Tami H Wyatt

Lessons learned from a faculty development program that preceded the move of a traditional PhD program in nursing to a blended learning model using online and face-to-face strategies are discussed. The majority of lessons and strategies presented are universal to any faculty development program. The lessons are organized into seven topics: Situational Leadership, Adult Learners, Just in Time Teaching, Thinking About Learning and Teaching, Lifelong Learning, Transparency and Collaboration, and Community. Our far-reaching lessons are related to the contextual nature of leadership, how to effectively design and time learning experiences for adults, the importance of open and supportive communities working ...


Making The Move To Blended Learning: Reflections On A Faculty Development Program, Carole Myers, Sandra Mixer, Tami Wyatt, Trena Paulus, Debra Lee 2015 University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Making The Move To Blended Learning: Reflections On A Faculty Development Program, Carole Myers, Sandra Mixer, Tami Wyatt, Trena Paulus, Debra Lee

Tami H Wyatt

Lessons learned from a faculty development program that preceded the move of a traditional PhD program in nursing to a blended learning model using online and face-to-face strategies are discussed. The majority of lessons and strategies presented are universal to any faculty development program. The lessons are organized into seven topics: Situational Leadership, Adult Learners, Just in Time Teaching, Thinking About Learning and Teaching, Lifelong Learning, Transparency and Collaboration, and Community. Our far-reaching lessons are related to the contextual nature of leadership, how to effectively design and time learning experiences for adults, the importance of open and supportive communities working ...


Gender Issues In The Lion And The Jewel By Wole Soyinka: A Linguistics-Oriented Analysis From A Systemic Functional Grammar And Critical Discourse Analysis Perspective :: Science Publishing Group, Patrice C. Akogbeto, Albert O. Koukpossi 2015 SelectedWorks

Gender Issues In The Lion And The Jewel By Wole Soyinka: A Linguistics-Oriented Analysis From A Systemic Functional Grammar And Critical Discourse Analysis Perspective :: Science Publishing Group, Patrice C. Akogbeto, Albert O. Koukpossi

Bahram Kazemian

The term gender is relatively new in such disciplines as Sociology, Anthropology, Political Science, Sociolinguistics, let alone with Literary Linguistics. As opposed to sex which refers to biological characteristics, gender is culture based. Nowadays, it is actively recommended to include aspects of gender in whatever project we undertake. The present article is an attempt at probing the language used by male and female characters in Soyinka’s The Lion and the Jewel to see how gender issues are grounded in the play to let it play its didactic role. The aim is to pinpoint the way female and male are ...


An Investigation Of Nominalization And Lexical Density In Undergraduate Research Proposals, Thu Ha T. Nguyen, Emily C. Edwards 2015 SelectedWorks

An Investigation Of Nominalization And Lexical Density In Undergraduate Research Proposals, Thu Ha T. Nguyen, Emily C. Edwards

Bahram Kazemian

Academic writing is considered an essential skill for academic success not only for undergraduate study but also for students’ further education and professional development. This writing genre has certain characteristics often lacking in students’ research writing. This study explores two characteristics in students’ research proposals, nominalization and lexical density (LD), after the students completed courses on academic writing and Second Language Research (SLR) in their second year at a Vietnamese pedagogical university. It also investigates the effectiveness of writing training in increasing students’ performance regarding the use of given features. The findings, obtained from analyzing students’ proposals and recorded interviews ...


The Mission As A Master Signifier: Documentary Film, Social Change And Discourse Analysis, Joseph van der Naald 2015 CUNY Graduate Center

The Mission As A Master Signifier: Documentary Film, Social Change And Discourse Analysis, Joseph Van Der Naald

Publications and Research

This field note explores the ways in which the documentary MIND ZONE: Therapists Behind the Front Lines (2014), directed by Dr. Jan Haaken, moves viewers into innovative and critical stances towards the U.S. military mental health program. Using a discourse analysis of the film and transcripts of interviews conducted by Haaken, I trace the deployment of the term “the mission” to show how the film teases apart problematic military discursive practices. Jacques Lacan’s theory of the four discourses is used to analyze how MIND ZONE’s content challenges audiences to produce their own critically informed opinions.


Navigating Language Variety: Asl/English Interpreters “Giving Voice” To African American/Black Deaf Signed Language Users, Nicole Shambourger 2015 Western Oregon University

Navigating Language Variety: Asl/English Interpreters “Giving Voice” To African American/Black Deaf Signed Language Users, Nicole Shambourger

Master's of Arts in Interpreting Studies (MAIS) Theses

American Sign Language (ASL)/English interpreters working between ASL and spoken English make linguistic and cultural choices that impact the success of an interpreted event. One task is the selection of comparable vocabulary to best represent their clients' thoughts. This exploratory qualitative study was conducted to identify how ASL/English interpreters transfer meaning when African American English (AAE) is incorporated into signed language. Each interpreter simultaneously interpreted an ASL narrative into spoken English. Participants were asked to complete a demographic survey to ascertain whether social factors of age, race, ethnicity, experience, mode of language acquisition, and/or age of language ...


Training And Application Of Correct Information Unit Analysis To Structured And Unstructured Discourse, Audrey Bretthauer Cohen 2015 Portland State University

Training And Application Of Correct Information Unit Analysis To Structured And Unstructured Discourse, Audrey Bretthauer Cohen

Dissertations and Theses

Correct Information Units (CIU) analysis is one of the few measures of discourse that attempts to quantify discourse as a function of communicating information efficiently. Though this analysis is used reliably as a research tool, most studies' apply CIUs to structured discourse tasks and do not specifically describe how raters are trained. If certified clinical speech-language pathologists can likewise reliably apply CIU analysis within clinical settings to unstructured discourse, such as the discourse of people with aphasia (PWA), it may allow clinicians to quantify the information communicated efficiently in clinical populations with discourse deficits. Purpose: The purpose of this study ...


Energetika V Prezidentských Kampaních Baracka Obamy, Monique Pilařová 2015 SelectedWorks

Energetika V Prezidentských Kampaních Baracka Obamy, Monique Pilařová

Bahram Kazemian

This thesis provides a comprehensive insight into Barack Obama’s energy vision as it was presented in his speeches during both presidential campaigns. In every period the ratio of energy references was first observed and compared to other topics. Subsequently the energy issues and sources of energy that Obama favoured in his speeches were determined. This work uses a variety of methods associated with content analysis: qualitative content analysis, quantitative content analysis and network analysis. Using these methods a comprehensive analysis of Obama's election speeches was achieved and is now presented in this work. Continuity or difference between presidential ...


Talking About Rape On A College Campus, Rachael L. Kaufman 2015 Student

Talking About Rape On A College Campus, Rachael L. Kaufman

Undergraduate Honors Theses

In the past year, the issue of sexual assault on college campuses gained national attention, raising questions about how politicians, campus administrators, and students talk about sexual assault education and prevention. William and Mary has been no exception. In this thesis, I will discuss the various ways William and Mary students and administrators talk about sexual assault. In particular, I am interested in looking at a form of metalanguage--of language about language--that seems to surface in discussion of sexual assault. This metalanguage focuses on the relationship between language and social action, and the effectiveness or lack of effectiveness of talk ...


Systemic Functional Linguistics Mood Analysis Of The Last Address Of The Holy Prophet (Pbuh), Mehwish Noor, Moazzam Ali, Fakharh Muhabat, Bahram Kazemian 2015 M Phil Linguistics, Department of English, University of Gujrat, Punjab, Pakistan

Systemic Functional Linguistics Mood Analysis Of The Last Address Of The Holy Prophet (Pbuh), Mehwish Noor, Moazzam Ali, Fakharh Muhabat, Bahram Kazemian

Bahram Kazemian

The study highlights the functional and semantic properties of the last address of the Holy Prophet (PBUH). The study is based upon Halliday’s (1985) SFL Mood analysis. The data obtained from the last address of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) are analyzed in tables. The analysis of 56 clauses reveals that 32 are declarative, 22 are imperative; whereas, only one is interrogative clause. A brief discussion explains the functional structural meanings based on clausal Mood classification. The study of the religious text discusses interpersonal metafunction of language. It highlights the power relations of the participants. The study fills the gap ...


From “My Block” To “Born On The Rez”: A Linguistic Analysis Of Lyrics By 2pac, Frank Waln, Litefoot, Nataanii Means, And Night Shield, Teresa Y. Neely, Sarah Kostelecky, Jorge Ricardo Lopez-McKnight, Monica Etsitty Dorame 2015 University of New Mexico

From “My Block” To “Born On The Rez”: A Linguistic Analysis Of Lyrics By 2pac, Frank Waln, Litefoot, Nataanii Means, And Night Shield, Teresa Y. Neely, Sarah Kostelecky, Jorge Ricardo Lopez-Mcknight, Monica Etsitty Dorame

University Libraries & Learning Sciences Faculty and Staff Publications

The lack of consistent wide-spread media coverage of recent events in North America involving violence against Native Americans and African Americans in the U.S., missing and murdered indigenous women, led the authors to a thoughtful discussion about the similar and parallel issues shared by our people. Although the deaths of Michael Brown (August 9, 2014, Ferguson, MO), Eric Garner (July 17, 2014, NY), and Sandra Bland (July 13, 2015, TX) were nationally covered news events; the deaths of Misty Upham, Blackfeet (October 5, 2014, WA); Native American activist Rexdale Henry, Choctaw (July 14, 2015, MS), and Christina Tahhahwah, Comanche ...


Call For Papers In Communication & Linguistics Studies (Cls), Communication & Linguistics Studies (CLS) 2015 Science Publishing Group

Call For Papers In Communication & Linguistics Studies (Cls), Communication & Linguistics Studies (Cls)

Communication & Linguistics Studies (CLS)

Dear Valued Professors, Scholars and Colleagues This is to invite and inquire about paper submission in Communication & Linguistics Studies (CLS) published by Science Publishing Group (ScincePG). SciencePG is a fast and an independent international publisher of 110+ open access, online, peer-reviewed journals covering a wide range of academic disciplines. It is indexed and abstracted in Crossref, EZ3, ZDB, Journal Seek, DRJI, world Cat, Academic Keys, Research Bible, Google Scholar, CAS etc.


Pragmatic Use Of English As A First And Second Language In Q+A Web-Based Forums, Hannah Waters 2015 Georgia State University

Pragmatic Use Of English As A First And Second Language In Q+A Web-Based Forums, Hannah Waters

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Academic Discourse And Self-Efficacy In Diverse Settings, Beata Malczewska-Webb 2015 Bond University

Academic Discourse And Self-Efficacy In Diverse Settings, Beata Malczewska-Webb

Beata Webb

This paper examines the students' studying at an Australian university and

their self-efficacy associated to academic discourse. Further, it investigates

the relationship between self-efficacy and students' linguistic and cultural

backgrounds. The paper introduces the background concepts of self-efficacy

and of the internationalisation of the Australian education. Next, the paper

describes the research project, presents and discusses the results. The paper

ends with conclusions and recommendations for teachers working with

diverse classes.


Disfluent Pausing Effects On Listener Judgments Of An Asl-English Interpretation, Stephen Fitzmaurice, Kim A. Purdy 2015 Clemson University

Disfluent Pausing Effects On Listener Judgments Of An Asl-English Interpretation, Stephen Fitzmaurice, Kim A. Purdy

Journal of Interpretation

Although not all spoken language pauses are purposeful or functional, there is general agreement on the function and appropriate length and placement of pauses in English. Failing to conform to this agreement constitutes a pausing disfluency. In an interpreted environment, pauses do not generally detract from the discourse event, nor do they negatively impact the participants’ perception of one another, as long as the interpreter maintains generally acceptable pausing parameters (Fors, 2011; Heldner & Edlund, 2010; Krivokapi, 2007). Listeners of any communication event invariably form opinions about the speaker’s personality and make judgments about their character and background, forming a favorable or ...


Tradición Y Actualidad En La Enseñanza De La Escritura Académica En El Entorno Europeo (Reseña De Rethinking Academic Writing Pedagogy For The European University), David Sánchez-Jiménez 2015 CUNY New York City College of Technology

Tradición Y Actualidad En La Enseñanza De La Escritura Académica En El Entorno Europeo (Reseña De Rethinking Academic Writing Pedagogy For The European University), David Sánchez-Jiménez

Publications and Research

No abstract provided.


Prosodic Focus Within And Across Languages, Yong-cheol Lee 2015 University of Pennsylvania

Prosodic Focus Within And Across Languages, Yong-Cheol Lee

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

The fact that "purely" prosodic marking of focus may be weaker in some languages than in others, and that it varies in certain circumstances even within a single language, has not been commonly recognized. Therefore, this dissertation investigated whether and how purely prosodic marking of focus varies within and across languages. We conducted production and perception experiments using a paradigm of 10-digit phone-number strings in which the same material and discourse contexts were used in different languages.

The results demonstrated that prosodic marking of focus varied across languages. Speakers of American English, Mandarin Chinese, and Standard French clearly modulated duration ...


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