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  1. Pax Americana: Accent attitudinal evaluations in New Zealand, Australia, and America

    Bayard, Donn; Weatherall, Ann; Gallois, Cynthia; Pittam, Jeffery F.
    This study describes a series of evaluations of gender pairs of New Zealand English, Australian English, American English and RP-type English English voices by over 400 students in New Zealand, Australia and the U.S.A. Voices were chosen to represent the middle range of each accent, and balanced for paralinguistic features. Twenty-two personality and demographic traits were evaluated by Likert-scale questionnaires. Results indicated that the American female voice was rated most favourably on at least some traits by students of all three nationalities, followed by the American male. For most traits, Australian students generally ranked their own accents in third or...

  2. Input-driven Language Learning

    Harrington, Michael; Dennis, Simon
    Input-driven models provide an explicit and readily testable account of language learning. Although we share Ellis's view that the statistical structure of the linguistic environment is a crucial and, until recently, relatively neglected variable in language learning, we also recognize that the approach makes three assumptions about cognition and language learning that are not universally shared. The three assumptions concern (a) the language learner as an intuitive statistician, (b) the constraints on what constitute relevant surface cues, and (c) the redescription problem faced by any system that seeks to derive abstract grammatical relations from the frequency of co-occurring surface forms...

  3. Patients' interactions with health providers - A linguistic category model approach

    Watson, B.; Gallois, C.
    Two studies investigated interactions between health providers and patients, using Semin and Fiedler's linguistic category model. In Study 1 the linguistic category model was used to examine perceptions of the levels of linguistic intergroup bias in descriptions of conversations with health professionals in hospitals. Results indicated a favourable linguistic bias toward health professionals in satisfactory conversations but low levels of linguistic intergroup bias in unsatisfactory conversations. In Study 2, the language of patients and health professionals in videotaped interactions was examined for levels of linguistic intergroup bias. Interpersonally salient interactions showed less linguistic intergroup bias than did intergroup ones. Results...

  4. Linguistic ordered weighted averaging operators: Possibilities for environmental project evaluation

    Smith, P. N.

  5. Linguistic background and perception of an ambiguous figure: New findings

    Hudry, K.; Lacherez, P.; Broerse, P. J.; Mora, D. J.

  6. Well-formedness judgment: A comparison of offline and online performance in Broca's aphasics

    Cardell, E.; Chenery, H.; Ingram, J.; Hinchliffe, F.
    0na eg rcarmitimcaal tfieca tcuorem opfr ethhee nospieornat iodneafli cdietf i(nAitiCoDn )o ft hthaet frequently co-occurs with Broca’s aphasia is above-chance performance on well-formedness judgment tasks for many syntactic constructions, but impaired performance where syntactic binding of traces to their antecedents occurs. However, the methodologies used to establish this aspect of the performance profile of the ACD have been predominantly offline. Offline well-formedness tasks entail extralinguistic processing (e.g. perception, attention, short-term memory, conscious reflection) in varying amounts and the influence of such processes on parsing mechanisms is yet to be fully established. In order to (a) further understand the role...

  7. When clients are from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds

    Tse, S; Lloyd, C. A.; McKenna, K. T.

  8. Cultural and linguistic inequities: A downside of economic globalisation

    Tisdell, M.

  9. Teaching Chinese word order principles: A linguistic review

    Jiang, W.

  10. Linguistic deficits in adults subsequent to traumatic brain injury

    Hinchliffe, F. J.; Murdoch, B. E.; Theodoros, D.G.

  11. Linguistic reflection of early German Romanticism. Concepts of universal poetry and grammatical cosmopolitanism. With a lexicographical addendum

    Corkhill, A

  12. The Languages of Eastern Cape York Peninsula and Linguistic Anthropology

    Rigsby, B. J.

  13. Linguistic networks and linguistic mobility

    Simmons, M.

  14. Complex language functions and subcortical mechanisms: evidence from Huntington's disease and patients with non-thalamic subcortical lesions

    Chenery, HJ; Copland, DA; Murdoch, BE
    The neuropathological changes associated with Huntington's disease (HD) are most marked in the head of the caudate nucleus and, to a lesser extent, in the putamen and globus pallidus, suggesting that at least part of the language impairments found in patients with HD may result from non-thalamic subcortical (NTS) pathology. The present study aimed to test the hypothesis that a signature profile of impaired language functions is found in patients who have sustained damage to the non-thalamic subcortex, either focally induced or resulting from neurodegenerative pathology. The language abilities of a group of patients with Huntington's disease (n=13) were compared...

  15. Linguistic evaluation method for the environmental assessment of infrastructure projects

    Smith, PN
    A soft linguistic evaluation method is proposed for the environmental assessment of physical infrastructure projects based on fuzzy relations. Infrastructure projects are characterized in terms of linguistic expressions of 'performance' with respect to factors or impacts and the 'importance' of those factors/impacts. A simple example is developed to illustrate the method in the context of three road infrastructure projects assessed against five factors/impacts. In addition, a means to include hard or crisp factors is presented and illustrated with respect to a sixth factor.

  16. Linguistic Stereotyping and Minority Groups in Japan

    Gottlieb, Nanette

  17. Task Complexity and Variation in L2 Learner’s Oral Discourse

    Rahimpour, Massoud
    There are many factors which affect the L2 learner’s performance at the levels of phonology, morphology and syntax. Consequently when L2 learners attempt to communicate in the target language, their language production will show systematic variability across the above mentioned linguistic domains. This variation can be attributed to some factors such as interlocutors, topic familiarity, prior knowledge, task condition, planning time and tasks types. This paper reports the results of an on going research investigating the issue of variability attributed to the task type. It is hypothesized that the particular type of task learners are required to perform will result...

  18. Coding Strategies of Indirect Reported Speech in Typological Perspective

    Jäger, Andreas
    The purpose of this paper is to provide a cross-linguistic survey of the variation of coding strategies that are available for the grammatical distinction between direct and indirect speech representation with a particular focus on the expression of indirect reported speech. Cross-linguistic data from a sample of 42 languages will be provided to illustrate the range of available grammatical coding strategies.

  19. The resolution of complex spectral patterns by cochlear implant and normal-hearing listeners

    Henry, Belinda; Turner, Christopher W.
    The differences in spectral shape resolution abilities among cochlear implant ~CI! listeners, and between CI and normal-hearing ~NH! listeners, when listening with the same number of channels ~12!, was investigated. In addition, the effect of the number of channels on spectral shape resolution was examined. The stimuli were rippled noise signals with various ripple frequency-spacings. An adaptive 4IFC procedure was used to determine the threshold for resolvable ripple spacing, which was the spacing at which an interchange in peak and valley positions could be discriminated. The results showed poorer spectral shape resolution in CI compared to NH listeners ~average thresholds...

  20. A cross-linguistic comparison of address pronoun use in four European languages: Intralingual and interlingual dimensions

    Schupbach, Doris; Hajek, John; Warren, Jane; Clyne, Michael; Kretzenbacher, Heinz-L.; Norrby, Catrin
    As part of a major ongoing project, we consider and compare contemporary patterns of address pronoun use in four major European languages- French, German, Italian and Swedish. We are specifically interested in two major aspects: intralingual behaviour, that is, within the same language community, and interlingual dimensions of address pronoun use. With respect to the former, we summarize our key findings to date. We then give consideration in a more preliminary fashion to issues and evidence relevant to the latter.

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