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There and back again: Discourse and pragmatic strategies for describing spatial locations in narrative fiction
In this report, I critique discourse psychologists' dismissal of spatial information in narrative based on their use of short texts that violate conversational implicatures (Grice). I proceed to follow linguists' work ...
One of my kids used to sit in that empty seat: Changes in personal and professional beliefs of classroom teachers after the death of a student
The research for this study was based on the desire to find out how teachers change after they experience the death of a student. I focused on two research questions: "What changes in the personal beliefs about grief, ...
The phenomenon of the word the in English-discourse functions and distribution patterns
This dissertation focuses on the use of the article the in English, in order to answer two questions that have long puzzled linguists. First, why do speakers use the article the in a noun phrase when they do? Second, what ...
Bilingual access to interlingual homographs: An examination of effects of sentential context, word frequency, and proficiency
Support for the exhaustive activation of multiple meanings of interlingual homographs like coin (meaning money in English and corner in French) comes primarily from studies presenting homographs in isolation (e.g., Beauvillain ...