115th Annual Conference - Honolulu, Hawaii
Friday, November 10 - Sunday, November 12, 2017

Linguistics II: Language Pedagogy and Language Interpretation

Session Chair: 
Melissa Axelrod, University of New Mexico
Session 4: Friday 3 – 4:30 pm
Henry 203
Topic Area: 


  1. Hamad Aldosari, King Khalid University
    Using a computer-based corpus analysis approach, this study addresses the multidimensional lexical aspects of the writing of Arab students of English as a foreign language. It is to examine EFL learners' lexical complexity and rich vocabulary. Results indicate that EFL students' corpus is much less complex in terms of lexical diversity and density than the reference corpus.
  2. Carla Liu, California Baptist University
    Comprehensibility can be challenging for non-native speakers despite English fluency. However, clarity can be improved effectively through focused attention on prosody.  Prosodic features consist of stress, rhythm, and intonation. The purpose of this research study was to increase speaker awareness of these features through specific techniques to improve academic presentations.
  3. Elena Gandia Garcia, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
    This presentation focuses on how the physical position of the ad hoc interpreters in the examination room affects the projection of their voice, and how this alters their renditions.
  4. Ladan Hamedani, University of Hawai'i, Manoa
    I investigate the role of classifiers in Persian and their relationship to NumP (i.e., Number Phrase, a syntactic category that dominates the Noun Phrase). In indefinite nominal phrases, there is complementary distribution of classifiers with plural marking. Consequently, either grammatical number or grammatical classifiers can occupy the head of NumP. Nevertheless, plural marking can co-occur with full classifiers if the plural marker induces a definite reading.
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