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Obitz-Bukartek, Melanie Jean – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Through a sociocultural theoretical perspective, this mixed-methods study examines four lines of inquiry related to writing within school spaces. First, the notion of unhindered writing is conceptualized through an in-depth review of empirical studies illuminating elements that young writers employ. Next, based on the elements of unhindered…
Descriptors: Sociocultural Patterns, Writing (Composition), Elementary School Teachers, Transformative Learning
Chen, Meishan – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This dissertation provides a comprehensive description of courtroom language as a register by exploring the situational and linguistic features of authentic and TV courtroom language, as well as four public sub-registers that occur within authentic and TV courtroom (opening statement, direct examinations, cross-examinations, closing argument). It…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Crime, Court Litigation, Discourse Analysis
Martinez, Karim A. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The Cooperative Extension Service (Extension) is part of the land-grant university system with a mission of outreach and service in the areas of agriculture, natural resources, family and consumer sciences, youth development, and community economic development. As the number of minorities grows in the United States, Extension needs to ensure that…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Bilingualism, Incidence, Spanish Speaking
Schildkret, Elizabeth – ProQuest LLC, 2017
In the United States, we tend to understand linguistic systems as separate and autonomous, and by this understanding, bilinguals are people who speak two different languages and switch between them. This understanding of bilingualism, however, does not reflect the reality of the way many bilinguals use language. Rather than "code-switch"…
Descriptors: Spanish, English, Language Usage, Bilingualism
Leacock, Jamie – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Sexual violence in the United States continues to be a growing problem. Collegiate women face some of the highest rates of sexual violence, with statistics estimating one in four women will have this unwanted experience sometime during their college career. With Title IX administrators required to provide sexual violence awareness, more colleges…
Descriptors: Rape, Males, Prevention, Audiences
Mbaziira, Alex Vincent – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Cybercriminals are increasingly using Internet-based text messaging applications to exploit their victims. Incidents of deceptive cybercrime in text-based communication are increasing and include fraud, scams, as well as favorable and unfavorable fake reviews. In this work, we use a text-based deception detection approach to train models for…
Descriptors: Crime, Information Security, Models, Networks
Steward, Jennifer M. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Sexual violence on college campuses is a pervasive problem with the potential for extensive physical and psychological health consequences. Institutions have begun implementing prevention programs; however, more research is needed to understand whether these programs are effective. Bystander intervention programs have increased in popularity…
Descriptors: College Students, Sororities, Prevention, Sexual Abuse
McCune, T. John – ProQuest LLC, 2017
With privacy settings on social networking sites (SNS) perceived as complex and difficult to use and maintain, young adults can be left vulnerable to others accessing and using their personal information. Consequences of not regulating the boundaries their information on SNS include the ability for current and future employers to make…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Social Media, Social Networks, Privacy
Marino, Joseph – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This dissertation examines the role of metaphorical language in early Buddhist literature through the lens of two previously unpublished Gandhari sutras on a manuscript from the Robert Senior Collection. At the microscopic level, I offer an edition, translation, and textual analysis of a Buddhist manuscript containing two Sa?yuktagama-type sutras…
Descriptors: Buddhism, Literature, Teaching Methods, Figurative Language
Young, Jason C. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
There is broad consensus amongst scholars across a wide range of disciplines that digital technologies are having profound effects on micro- and macropolitical processes across the world. However, research into digital geographies has not rigorously examined the role of the Internet in bridging epistemological difference. Rather, most of this…
Descriptors: Eskimos, Epistemology, Anthropology, Information Technology
Wilderman, Melanie – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This case study research explored options for improving trust between journalists and their communities within the boundaries of collegiate community journalism education. Data collected from students who completed a community journalism class, the instructor of that class, and journalism professionals who engaged with the class was analyzed using…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Student Attitudes, Trust (Psychology), Journalism
Bryan, Clint D. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This discourse analysis study examines the final moments of selected online sermons delivered by America's leading evangelical pastors and speakers, paying particular attention to the language employed in the presentation of Christian gospel tenets, the public invitation for salvation, the altar call that identifies new followers, and the…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Computer Mediated Communication, Language Usage, Christianity
Pollinger, Seth – ProQuest LLC, 2014
This study of John 1:1-18 describes how John (the speaker) presented his message to his audience within their activity of verbal communication. By focusing on verbal meaning, this interpretation analyzes how John presented and expressed his meanings through language by interpreting this text based on the seamless interrelation between John's…
Descriptors: Biblical Literature, Grammar, Verbal Communication, Audiences
Taneja, Harsh – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The cross border availability of media content has raised speculations that content preferences would largely drive audience choices. In such a scenario, technologies and institutional structures would primarily shape patterns of global cultural consumption, sweeping away old allegiances based on cultural traits such as language and geography. On…
Descriptors: Mass Media Use, Internet, Use Studies, Audiences
Borsky, Amanda E. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The objective of this dissertation was to evaluate a bystander behavior program at the Jefferson College of Health Sciences (JCHS) in Roanoke, Virginia. Specifically, this dissertation examined the: (1) preliminary measurement properties of a newly developed bystander behavior intention scale; (2) impact of the bystander intervention at JCHS; and…
Descriptors: Prosocial Behavior, Dating (Social), Violence, Prevention
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