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  • About
  • The Global ETD Search service is a free service for researchers to find electronic theses and dissertations. This service is provided by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.
    Our metadata is collected from universities around the world. If you manage a university/consortium/country archive and want to be added, details can be found on the NDLTD website.
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"Monsters more than men" interrogating the captivity narrative in a transatlantic context /

Taylor, Jennifer. Moore, Dennis. January 2003 (has links)
Thesis (M.A.)--Florida State University, 2003. / Advisor: Dr. Dennis Moore, Florida State University, College of Arts and Sciences, Dept. of English. Title and description from dissertation home page (viewed Mar. 4, 2004). Includes bibliographical references.
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Effects of Listener and Context on the Spoken Stories

Ehlers, Courtney 17 June 2008 (has links)
Purpose: This study examined the narratives of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and typically developing peers across different listeners and communicative context. Method: Four children, between 8-11 years of age, with diagnoses of ASD (Asperger’s syndrome and PDD-NOS) and average or above average non-verbal cognitive ability were language-age matched with similar chronological age, typically developing peers. Participants were asked to generate narratives from a wordless picture book, story-retell of a short film, and a personal experience. Participants told the three types of narratives to peer- and adult listeners in two separate sessions. Narratives were analyzed for story length, causal statements, internal states, character references, irrelevant information, and examiner prompts. Results: No significant group differences were seen on measures of length, internal states, irrelevant information, or prompts. Compared to their typical peers, children with ASD were less likely to include causal statements in their story retell and wordless picture book narratives told to adult listeners and were more likely to use inaccurate or ambiguous references to characters in personal narratives told to an adult listener. The narratives told across various contexts and listeners by children with ASD were similar on measures of length, internal states, causal statements, use of irrelevant information, and prompts. Children with ASD used proportionally more correct character references in their narratives told to adults compared to their narratives told to children. Conclusions: Compared to typically developing children, children with ASD may exhibit differences in their use of causal statements and references within narratives. Based on the measures analyzed, the narratives of children with ASD were more similar than different across types of listeners and communicative contexts. A follow-up study is needed to investigate the between- and within-group differences on measures of episodic structure and syntactic complexity.
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Narratives of Elite Runners: descriptions of their bodily experiences during pregnancy

Dolson, Kirsti Unknown Date
No description available.
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Measures of narrative performance in Spanish-speaking children on the test of narrative language-Spanish

Perme, Amanda Lee 16 September 2014 (has links)
In the field of speech-language pathology, there is an increasing need for valid and appropriate assessment measures for Spanish-speaking students that can reliably be given by examiners with a wide range of Spanish knowledge and scoring experience. In order to determine the level of detail needed to reliably score a standardized measure of Spanish narrative ability, 15 participants, ranging in Spanish proficiency and experience levels, scored six samples of the experimental version of the Test of Narrative Language-Spanish (TNL-Spanish). Consistency and accuracy of scores were compared with Spanish proficiency levels, comfort levels, and presentation method (written transcript and audio-recorded samples). Results indicated no significant effect for any factor, indicating that examiners of varying levels of Spanish proficiency and experience level can reliably and efficiently score an assessment in Spanish when provided with clear and specific scoring procedures and information regarding the kinds of errors present in language disorders in Spanish. / text
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The narrative clause in old Hebrew : the perspective of discourse analysis and pragmatics

Heimerdinger, Jean-Marc January 1996 (has links)
No description available.
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The McCulloch manuscripts of the Cambuslang revival, 1742 a critical edition

McCulloch, William January 2003 (has links)
The McCulloch Manuscripts are an important primary source of eighteenth-century historical documentation that to date have never been put into print in their original form.  This thesis is a critical edition and analysis of the 1,269-page, two-volume text originally entitled <i>Examinations of Persons Under Spiritual Concern at Cambuslang, during the Revival, in 17-41-42</i>, along with its accompanying documents and marginal annotations.  Compiled by the Reverend William McCulloch during the period of 1742-1749, and considered to be Scotland’s first oral history project, this collection of personal conversion narratives from subjects of the revival provides a unique perspective from which to understand the spiritually of both laity and clergy in eighteenth-century Scotland. Chapter One sets the Cambuslang Revival within its historical and local context, and chronicles the treatment given to the revival in prominent scholarly literature over the past two centuries. Chapter Two provides a description and analysis of the physical properties of the manuscripts, and of their distinctive nature and arrangement. Chapter Three details the editorial process utilized by William McCulloch in soliciting and interviewing narrative respondents, and in editing and compiling their narrative accounts in preparation for publication.  This chapter also proposes an interview framework utilized by McCulloch with the narrative respondents, and the distinctive role he played in framing and reporting the respondents’ experiences. Chapter Four definitively establishes the identity, role, and succession of each of the four clerical redactors who assisted McCulloch in preparing the Volume One for publication, analyzing their distinctive theological concerns - both individually and collectively - and their subsequent marginal annotations and revisions of the text.
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Narratives of males with eating disorders

Ashuk, Ryan M. 22 September 2004
For years, eating disorders, particularly anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, have been studied extensively among adolescent girls and young women. However, despite recent research revealing a significant percentage of men display behaviours related to eating disorders, their individual experiences remain relatively unstudied. Additionally, given the reality that many males usually conceal or deny having the disorder, few studies yielding in-depth accounts of their lived experiences have also not been completed. This study, however, examined, through narrative inquiry, the experiences of two young adult males who were medically diagnosed with and treated, or were presently being treated, for disordered eating. Though each was not impervious to societal and familial pressures to look and be perfect, such pressures, tragically, were exacerbated by the pronounced fear, and actual experience, of being stigmatized by helping professionals. These findings provide a preliminary understanding of the threat that disordered eating poses for males, irrespective of background and lifestyle. Aside from having implications for theory, these findings are also expected to contribute in ways that will help to inform the practices of counsellors and therapists in the field of psychology.
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Narratives of males with eating disorders

Ashuk, Ryan M. 22 September 2004 (has links)
For years, eating disorders, particularly anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, have been studied extensively among adolescent girls and young women. However, despite recent research revealing a significant percentage of men display behaviours related to eating disorders, their individual experiences remain relatively unstudied. Additionally, given the reality that many males usually conceal or deny having the disorder, few studies yielding in-depth accounts of their lived experiences have also not been completed. This study, however, examined, through narrative inquiry, the experiences of two young adult males who were medically diagnosed with and treated, or were presently being treated, for disordered eating. Though each was not impervious to societal and familial pressures to look and be perfect, such pressures, tragically, were exacerbated by the pronounced fear, and actual experience, of being stigmatized by helping professionals. These findings provide a preliminary understanding of the threat that disordered eating poses for males, irrespective of background and lifestyle. Aside from having implications for theory, these findings are also expected to contribute in ways that will help to inform the practices of counsellors and therapists in the field of psychology.
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Creative writing piece; Reaction time, and critical essay; Wide open roads, landscape, place and belonging in Australian outback narratives

McCarthy, Brigid January 2009 (has links)
The thesis contains two components, providing both a creative and critical exploration of the relationship between the subject and place. The creative work, Reaction Time explores how its characters seek particular settings that will affect their sense of place and belonging in certain ways. The critical essay, “Wide Open Roads: Landscape, Environment and Belonging in Twentieth Century Outback Narratives”, explores how the knowledge of the political and cultural conditions of place are produced as affecting the subject’s personal relationship to place in late twentieth century outback narratives. / The creative piece, Reaction Time, tells the story of Joel who is returning to Australia after the death of her mother. Joel and her sister have never been able to reconcile their fierce, academic mother of the past with the trivial, domestic self she became in the years after her sudden retirement to her rural Tasmanian home. Throughout the story Joel finds she is trying to realise the grief of losing of a mother she never completely understood, while also dealing with her feelings of alienation both in her mother’s home in Tasmania, and in Melbourne, where the spectre of old relationships she left behind long ago maintains her sense of unease in a place she once thought of as home. / The essay, Wide Open Roads analyses three novels published toward the end of the twentieth century to examine the way the characters’ relationships to place and landscape are constructed. It argues that the outback, couched in its newfound cultural role as an untouched, pristine pilgrimage point for spiritual journeys, has come to be considered a ‘sacred’ space for all Australians. Using ecocriticism and postcolonial theory as a theoretical framework, the essay discusses how, while late twentieth century outback narratives constructed characters whose desire to traverse the outback, or sense of attachment to it, was deep, the convergent social influences of environmentalism and Indigenous land rights and a growing postcolonial consciousness have propelled writers to depict more problematic and complex relationships with place than were evident in past outback narratives.
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Implications of writing about philosophy of life for health and mood /

Eells, Jennifer Emilia, January 2003 (has links)
Thesis (M.A.)--University of Missouri-Columbia, 2003. / Typescript. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 59-63). Also available on the Internet.

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