Ecological Forms of Life: Wittgenstein and Ecolinguistics

Ecological Forms of Life: Wittgenstein and Ecolinguistics

Date: December 2012
Creator: Sarratt, Nicholas M.
Description: The present philosophical literature on philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein tends to either stagnate by focusing upon issues particular to Wittgenstein's philosophy or expand the boundaries of Wittgenstein's thought to shed light onto other areas of study. One area that has largely been ignored is the realm of environmental philosophy. I prepare the way for a solution to this by first arguing that Wittgenstein's later philosophy of language shows 'proto-ecolinguistic' concerns, sharing much in common with the ecolinguistic thought of both Peter Mühlhäusler and Luisa Maffi. This reading, as well as the work of Mühlhäusler and Maffi, is a starting point for an opposition to a common trend in much of contemporary linguistics of adhering to a linguistic paradigm of universalizing linguistic atomism that gives an impoverished account of language. This impoverished account is argued to have potential environmental and ecological consequences which the universalizing atomistic paradigm is ill-equipped to address.
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Linguistically Motivated Features for Enhanced Back-of-the-Book Indexing

Linguistically Motivated Features for Enhanced Back-of-the-Book Indexing

Date: June 2008
Creator: Csomai, Andras & Mihalcea, Rada, 1974-
Description: This paper discusses linguistically motivated features for enhanced back-of-the-book indexing.
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Some Lexical Variants of Pioneer Ellis County

Some Lexical Variants of Pioneer Ellis County

Date: August 1950
Creator: Crawford, Bernice Flake
Description: The purpose of this study is to give the common words, together with a collection of old expressions or terms, of the oldest residents of Ellis County and to trace their usage to the states in the Old South. The importance of recording these old words and terms is to preserve the oldest forms of the community for those who are interested in the growth and development of local speech and, also, to trace the history of these words.
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"Be" in Dallas Black English

"Be" in Dallas Black English

Date: August 1972
Creator: Jones, Nancy (Nancy N.)
Description: This dissertation purposes to answer the question of whether or not the verb system of Black English in Dallas has the same features as those that characterize Black English in other sections of the country. Specifically, it describes in detail the use of the verb "be" within the speech of blacks in the Dallas metropolitan area and accounts for these usages formally within the framework of a transformational-generative grammar of the type proposed by Noam Chomsky.
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ReSource, Volume 7, Number 1, Fall 1990

ReSource, Volume 7, Number 1, Fall 1990

Date: 1990
Creator: University of North Texas
Description: ReSource magazine includes articles and notes about research at University of North Texas in various academic fields.
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UNT 2005 TREC QA Participation: Using Lemur as IR Search Engine

UNT 2005 TREC QA Participation: Using Lemur as IR Search Engine

Date: 2005
Creator: Chen, Jiangping; Yu, Ping & Ge, He
Description: This paper reports the authors' TREC 2005 QA participation. The authors' QA system Eagle QA developed last year was expanded and modified for this year's QA experiments. Particularly, the authors used Lemur 4.1 as the Information Retrieval (IR) Engine this year to find documents that may contain answers for the test questions from the document collection. The authors' result shows Lemur did a reasonable job on finding relevant documents. But certainly there is room for further improvement.
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How Drawing Becomes Writing: Proto-orthography in the Codex Borbonicus

How Drawing Becomes Writing: Proto-orthography in the Codex Borbonicus

Date: May 2013
Creator: Bolinger, Taylor
Description: The scholarship on the extent of the Nahuatl writing system makes something of a sense-reference error. There are a number of occurrences in which the symbols encode a verb, three in the present tense and one in the past tense. The context of the use of calendar systems and written language in the Aztec empire is roughly described. I suggest that a new typology for is needed in order to fully account for Mesoamerican writing systems and to put to rest the idea that alphabetic orthographies are superior to other full systems. I cite neurolinguistic articles in support of this argument and suggest an evolutionary typology based on Gould's theory of Exaptation paired with the typology outlined by Justeson in his "Origins of Mesoamerican Writing" article.
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What Happens to the Where, When and How in Malay?

What Happens to the Where, When and How in Malay?

Date: May 2000
Creator: Muthiah, Kalaivahni
Description: In this thesis, I analyze three positions of the wh-word in Malay and attempt to explain what accounts for the differences between them. Specifically, I consider if the movement of the wh-interrogative is really wh-movement or if something else is going on. In regard to the the in-situ wh-words and the partially moved wh-words, I consider whether these move covertly and if they do, if this is feature movement or covert phrasal movement.
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A Consideration of Some Linguistic Phenomena in Othello and King Lear

A Consideration of Some Linguistic Phenomena in Othello and King Lear

Date: 1944
Creator: Jones, Beulah Pender
Description: This study was undertaken with the idea of determining to some extent the contribution of Shakespeare's linguistic peculiarities to his effectiveness.
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Considering the Impact of the WPA Outcomes Statement on Second Language Writers

Considering the Impact of the WPA Outcomes Statement on Second Language Writers

Date: 2012
Creator: Matsuda, Paul Kei & Skinnell, Ryan
Description: Book chapter on considerations on the impact of the Council of Writing Program Administrators (WPA) Outcomes Statement (OS) on second language writers. This chapter examines the extent to which the WPA OS reflects (or does not reflect) the presence and needs of second language writers.
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