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A Cross Cultural Look at Parenting Beliefs about Child-Rearing and Talk to Children with Autism Spectrum DisordersDownload
This study is an extension of research by Johnston and Wong (2002), who used a survey instrument to explore the cultural differences in parents’ beliefs about child-rearing and practices related to parent-child interaction in Chinese and Western mothers living in Canada. Their results showed...
A tightness continuum measure of Chinese semantic units, and its application to information retrievalDownload
Chinese is very different from alphabetical languages such as English, as there are no delimiters between Chinese words. So Chinese segmentation is an important step for most Chinese natural language processing (NLP) tasks. We propose a tightness continuum for Chinese semantic units. The...
An overview of sodium, calcium, and vitamin D dietary-related behaviors of Chinese Canadians in EdmontonDownload
The sodium, calcium, and vitamin D intakes and their respective food sources were assessed in a convenience sample of 81 Canadian-born and foreign-born Chinese adults from the University of Alberta in Edmonton. The mean intakes of sodium, calcium, and vitamin D were 3,623 ± 1,406 mg/day, 794 ±...
Animate ‘It’ and Genderless ‘Comrade’: Third Person Pronoun ta and Degrees of Belonging in Chinese LGBTQ DiscoursesDownload
By examining the language use of online Chinese “Anti” and “Pro” LGBTQ communities, this study primarily investigates the role that ‘ta’ plays in the construction of gender identities. Standard Chinese currently has three separate written forms for the third person: 他 (‘he’), 她 (‘she’), and 它...
The purpose of this study was to explore Chinese immigrants’ experiences with human services during the transition to parenthood. The data were generated through three rounds of individual interviews with six Chinese immigrant couples. Latent content analysis was used to identify primary patterns...
This research explored the nature of the relationship between leisure experiences and perceptions of acculturation of newcomer Chinese youth. Employing interpretive description methodology, semi-structured interviews and a focus group elicited subjective description of leisure and acculturation...
The role of the first language (L1) has been generally acknowledged as having important implications for young immigrants’ linguistic, educational, socio-cultural, intellectual, career, and identity development (e.g., Cummins, 2001; Guardado, 2002; Kim 2006; Kouritzin, 1999). In this case study I...
Modern Standard Mandarin (MSM) is increasingly taught in a multitude of international contexts. This creative non-fiction thesis examines the pedagogical methods used to teach MSM in China and Canada, by contrasting my alternating experiences as an international student in China and a domestic...
This research examines how religious and supernatural beliefs have changed with the rapid modernization and increased standard of modern, scientific education in Tainan, Taiwan. Participants in my project were between the ages of 20-40, had at least some post secondary education, and were from...