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Acadiens, Cadjins, and Cadiens: Exploring How Cajun Identity Is Depicted and Negotiated in Une fantaisie collectiveDownload
This thesis investigates how Cajun identity, linguistic, cultural, ethnic, or otherwise, is depicted in the collection of theatrical pieces by Le Théâtre Cadien: Une fantaisie collective: Anthologie du drame louisianais cadien. It examines portrayals of Cajuns by analyzing variations in spelling...
The acoustic characteristics associated with a vowel category may vary greatly when produced by different speakers. Despite this variation, human listeners are typically able to identify vowel sounds with a good degree of accuracy. One approach to this issue is that listeners interpret vowel...
Background. Stuttered speech (e.g., th-ththth-th-ththth-the car) and typical disfluencies (e.g., thee uh car) have some similarities. Previous research describes a tendency in listeners to predict that a speaker will refer to an unfamiliar object, rather than a familiar one, when both are equally...
This dissertation examines the association between the emotional dominance of verbs and the perception, or inference, of character gender. In the context of this dissertation, emotional dominance is described as the perceived level of power, or control, exerted by a verb. I hypothesize that when...
While much research has been dedicated to studying the speech of French immersion students, relatively little is known about their sociolinguistic competence, particularly in the area of phonetics. This study aims to determine the extent to which a group of French immersion students in Ontario,...
Modelling phonetic reduction in a corpus of spoken English using Random Forests and Mixed-Effects RegressionDownload
In this thesis, phonetic reduction in the Buckeye Corpus (Pitt et al. 2005) of conversational speech is modelled using advanced statistical techniques. Two measures of phonetic reduction are modelled, reduction in the duration of words and deletion of segments from words. Statistical modelling...
Investigations of morphological impairment in aphasia have revealed that patients may retain knowledge of a word’s morphological status even when they cannot access that word (Delazer & Semenza, 1998). In addition, aphasiological investigations have shown that more errors are produced with...
Recipient response behaviour during Japanese storytelling: a combined quantitative/multimodal approachDownload
This study explores the role of speaker and listener gaze in the production of recipient responses, often called backchannels or, in Japanese, aizuchi. Using elicited narrative audio/video data, speaker gaze and recipient response behaviours were first analyzed quantitatively. The results showed...