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For many, translation begins and ends with the book on the shelf; it is often thought to be the end product of a simple process of linguistic transfer between languages, completed by someone who simply has knowledge of both languages. However, this hardly captures the nature of translation and is...
Linguistic and Social Experience During an Online Mentoring Program for Young Adults Who Use Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) DevicesDownload
Individuals who use speech generating communication devices (SGCDs) are described in the literature as having limited expressive linguistic competence due to limited functional practice, and limited skills in social competence due to limited social experience. Many individuals who use SGCDs in...
This thesis considers translation practices, debates on language reform, and lexicography of the Meiji period (1868-1912). During this critical time in Japan’s modern history, Japan dealt with an enormous influx of Western culture and technology. Japanese scholars and intellectuals read and...
Algorithmic decipherment is a prime example of a truly unsupervised problem. This thesis presents several algorithms developed for the purpose of decrypting unknown alphabetic scripts representing unknown languages. We assume that symbols in scripts which contain no more than a few dozen unique...
March 11, 2011, 14:46 Japan Standard Time. This was the moment that marked the beginning of what is now known as the “2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami,” a catastrophe that brought about devastation throughout many regions in Japan, most notably in the north eastern region of the main island of...
Oral Language Predictors of Reading Comprehension among Elementary School Children: Does Developmental Language Impairment Make a Difference?Download
Research comparing reading comprehension tests has consistently found that these tests, all designed to measure the construct of reading comprehension, tap various and frequently different component skills. A number of studies have examined the relationship of oral language skills to reading...
This ethnographic research investigates the sociolinguistic climate and practical challenges in accessing and opening local space for Indigenous cultural expression. The author premised this research on two questions: What is the practical process involved in the organization of a community-based...
This thesis is based on a textual analysis of three translations of a book in the New Testament, Ephesians, to look for differences in the translators’ treatment of gender. The three versions used are the older 1984 New International Version (NIV) and a retranslation of the NIV that uses...
This thesis examines the role that language plays in labor conflict. Nelson (2003: 449) argues that words are necessary for conflict: words initiate, maintain, elevate, defuse, and can resolve human conflict. My study follows Nelson in an exploration of how language was mobilized during the...
This study investigates the language, academic and social skills of 36 school-aged children and adolescents who were adopted from China as infants and toddlers. All participants were part of previous studies by Pollock (2005), Pollock &Yan (2009) and Pollock, Fleming & Gerke (2011). Standardized...