Search for dissertations about: "Kirk P. H. Sullivan"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 7 swedish dissertations containing the words Kirk P. H. Sullivan.

  1. 1. That voice sounds familiar : factors in speaker recognition

    Author : Erik J. Eriksson; Kirk P. H. Sullivan; Christopher Darwin; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; speaker recognition; accent; emotions; hearing; spectral moments; formant transitions; dialect; Cognitive science; Kognitionsvetenskap;

    Abstract : Humans have the ability to recognize other humans by voice alone. This is important both socially and for the robustness of speech perception. This Thesis contains a set of eight studies that investigates how different factors impact on speaker recognition and how these factors can help explain how listeners perceive and evaluate speaker identity. READ MORE

  2. 2. Engagement, directed motivational currents, and second language learning : adult immigrant perspectives

    Author : Manar Halwani; Kirk P. H. Sullivan; Eva Lindgren; Andrea Schalley; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Second language learning; motivation; engagement; Directed motivational currents DMCs ; engagement with language EWL ; adult learners; immigrant; refugee; professionals; language teaching and learning; språkdidaktik; Psychology; psykologi;

    Abstract : The dissertation answers calls for the integration of motivation and engagement theory and research among highly educated adult-migrant language learners. Specifically, the purpose of this dissertation is to propose a model to describe the interactions between the motivation construct Directed Motivational Currents (DMCs) and the engagement construct Engagement with Language (EWL). READ MORE

  3. 3. Engagement, directed motivational currents, and second language learning : adult immigrant perspectives

    Author : Manar Halwani; Kirk P. H. Sullivan; Eva Lindgren; Marte Monsen; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Second language learning; motivation; engagement; directed motivational currents DMCs ; engagement with language EWL ; adult learners; immigrant; refugee; professionals; language teaching and learning; språkdidaktik;

    Abstract : The dissertation answers calls for the integration of motivation and engagement theory and research among highly educated adult-migrant language learners. Specifically, the purpose of this dissertation is to propose a model to describe the interactions between the motivation constructDirected Motivational Currents (DMCs) and the engagement construct Engagement with language (EWL). READ MORE

  4. 4. The acquisition of contrast : a longitudinal investigation of initial s+plosive cluster development in Swedish children

    Author : Fredrik Karlsson; Kirk P. H. Sullivan; Peter E. Czigler; Marilyn M. Vihman; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; phonological contrast; speech development; place and manner of articulation; aspiration; structural complexity; acoustic cues; homonym production; Phonetics; Fonetik;

    Abstract : This Thesis explores the development of word-initial s+plosive consonant clusters in the speech of Swedish children between the ages of 1;6 and 4;6. Development in the word-initial consonant clusters is viewed as being determined by 1) the children’s ability to articulate the target sequence of consonants, 2) the level of understanding of which acoustic features in the adult model production are significant for the signalling of the intended distinction, and 3) the children’s ability to apply established production patterns only to productions where the acquired feature agrees with the adult target, to achieve a contrast between rival output forms. READ MORE

  5. 5. Multilingual literacy among young learners of North Sámi : contexts, complexity and writing in Sápmi

    Author : Hanna Outakoski; Mikael Vinka; Kirk P. H. Sullivan; Eva Lindgren; Kenneth Hyltenstam; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; bilingualism; complexity; Continua of Biliteracy; diversity; global North; keytroke logging; learners; literacy; Nordic Countries; North Sámi; Sápmi; school; writing; finsk-ugriska språk; Finno-Ugric Languages;

    Abstract : This thesis presents an investigation of the complexities of the immediate, ideological, educational, and societal contexts for literacy development among North Sámi learners between the ages of 9 and 15 who live in Northern Finland, Norway and Sweden in the central regions of Sápmi. Further, this thesis focuses on one area of literacy, namely writing. READ MORE