Variation, change and the usage-based approach lynn clark thesis submitted for the degree of doctor of philosophy linguistics and english language the university of edinburgh 2008. The effects of the english language on the cultural identity of chinese university students master's thesis milja seppälä university of jyväskylä department of languages english february 2011. This thesis is written for the language teacher who wishes to gain theoretical insight into the teaching of grammar i wish to express my gratitude to the supervisors of this thesis, dr patrick allen of the department developed the genealogical theory of language change, discussed the merit of approaching language in. Linguistics, language change, translation courses i teach: eng2156/4156 – history of the english language eng3100 – thesis course, english language eng4103 – historical english syntax current research: phonological change ( qualitative vs quantitative changes, isolative vs combinative changes, merger. Abstract within a sociolinguistic scope, the present reseach work is set to describe and examine lexical variation in youth language including the motives which lead to language change or more precisely dialect change at the level of vocabulary in tlemcen speech community the dissertation concentrates on three main. Bilingualism, language contact and change: the case of bengali and english in india by tridha chatterjee a dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of doctor of philosophy (linguistics) in the university of michigan 2015 doctoral committee: professor marlyse baptista, co-chair. As part of their final year undergraduate degree examination for ma or bsc, students submit a dissertation based on an original research project supervised by academic staff in the department it was agreed that all ppls undergraduate students would be required to submit an electronic copy of their dissertation to the.
This thesis examines language variation and change in a context of minority language revitalisation in particular, i concentrate on young fluent speakers of scottish gaelic, a minority language of scotland that is currently undergoing revitalisation data from three groups of speakers are presented: older. Sociolinguistic variation, language change and contact in the british sign language (bsl) lexicon stamp, rj (2013) sociolinguistic variation, language change and contact in the british sign language (bsl) lexicon doctoral thesis , ucl (university college london) green open access. As a result of globalizational processes it is inevitable to get into contact and communicate with people of different languages and cultures the new situation requires foreign language communication skills instead of just knowledge of the foreign language that is why language learning is becoming a more and more. The thesis should be written in english except students in the department of chinese language and literature students who pursue research work in areas that are related to the social or cultural environment of china or european countries, or those who can demonstrate a need to use chinese or a language other than.
Linguistics and english language phd thesis collection this is a selection of some of the more recent theses from the department of linguistics and english language the material in this collection must direction and directedness in language change: an evolutionary model of selection by trend-amplification stadler. In some ways, it is surprising that languages change after all, they are passed down through the generations reliably enough for parents and children to communicate with each other yet linguists find that all languages change over time—albeit at different rates for example, while japanese has changed relatively little.
Depending on the nature and intensity of this contact, a language change can occur, as one language adopts words or features of another even the least intense forms of language contact can result in lexical borrowings or loanwords, the focus of this thesis during the interaction of target language speakers with source. The phonological influence on phonetic change josef fruehwald william labov this dissertation addresses the broad question about how phonology and phonetics are interre- lated, specically how phonetic language changes, which gradually alter the phonetics of speech sounds, aect the phonological.
Language change in two early english printing houses: richard pynson and wynkyn de worde 1490-1530 alana cruikshank a thesis submitted to the victoria university of wellington in fulfilment of the requirement for the degree of master of arts victoria university of wellington 2014. The effects of the english language on the cultural identity of chinese university students master's thesis milja seppälä university of asiasanat – keywords: cultural studies, english language, cultural identity china 12 212 culture and society: features and changes. A variationist approach to cross-register language variation and change bridget lynn jankowski doctor of philosophy department of linguistics university of toronto 2013 abstract the comparative method of variationist sociolinguistics has demonstrated that frequency changes are not reliable determinants of. That are frequently used in the english language change consistently, but coexist with earlier intensifiers the research of de haan and van der haagen (2012) studied the difference in the use of english intensifiers between native english writers and dutch english writers although native english writers.
Language variation and change in an amdo tibetan village: gender education and resistance jermay j reynolds, ma thesis advisors: natalie schilling, phd & robert j podesva, phd abstract this dissertation examines variation in the realization of the final bilabial.
Language according to ito and tagliamonte (2003) and tagliamonte (2008) the intensifiers that are frequently used in the english language change consistently, but coexist with earlier intensifiers the research of de haan and van der haagen (2012) studied the difference in the use of english intensifiers. Gender and language change - olga kuzin - term paper (advanced seminar) - english language and literature studies - linguistics - publish your bachelor's or master's thesis, dissertation, term paper or essay. Do linguistic changes begin we can restate the actuation problem as follows: 1 why does language change occur at all 2 why does it arise from variation 3 what determines whether a pattern of variation is stable or unstable (leads to change) this thesis addresses these questions by combining two approaches to. A cognitive model of variation and language change based on an examination of some emerging constructions in contemporary english, guillaume desagulier , 19-apr-2006 an investigation into identity, power and autonomous efl learning among indigenous and minority students in post-secondary education: a.