Laurel Smith Stvan

Publications

Presentations

Journal Articles

2013. Stvan, Laurel Smith. "Stress management: Corpus-based insights into vernacular interpretations of stress," Communication & Medicine 10(1): 81-93 .

2009. Stvan, Laurel Smith. "Semantic Incorporation as an Account for some Bare Singular Count Noun Uses in English," Lingua 119(2): 314-333 (doi:10.1016/j.lingua.2007.10.017).

2007. Stvan, Laurel Smith. "Lexical Conflation and Edible Iconicity: Two Sources of Ambiguity in American Vernacular Health Terminology," (pdf). Communication & Medicine 4(2): 189-199.

2006. Stvan, Laurel Smith. "The Contingent Meaning of -ex Brand Names in English," (pdf). Corpora 1(2): 217-250.

2005. Stvan, Laurel Smith. "Inferring New Vocabulary Using Online Texts," Computers in the Schools 22(1/2): 85-96. (Published simultaneously in the volume Internet Applications of Type II Uses of Technology in Education, ed. by Cleborne D. Maddux).

Book Chapters

2007. Stvan, Laurel Smith. "The Functional Range of Bare Singular Count Nouns in English," Nominal Determination: Typology, Context Constraints, and Historical Emergence (Studies in Language Companion Series 89), Elisabeth Stark, Elisabeth Leiss, Werner Abraham, (eds.). Amsterdam: John Benjamins. Pp. 171-187.

2006. Stvan, Laurel Smith. "Diachronic Change in The Discourse Markers Why and Say in American English," Corpus Linguistics: Applications for the Study of English. Ana María Hornero, María José Luzón, and Silvia Murillo, (eds.). Bern: Peter Lang Verlag. Pp. 61-76.

Conference Proceedings and Working Papers

2008. Stvan, Laurel Smith. "Health Literacy: A Single Meaning or Three Senses Conflated?"(pdf). The Language of Health Care: Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Language and Health Care. IULMA: University of Alicante, Spain. Pp. 1-13.

2003. Vana, S., Boppana, P., Mariappan, V., Stvan, L., & Aslandogan, Y. "Empowering Educators in Visual Learning: Information Extraction and Visualization for Automatic Generation of Multimedia Presentations" in Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference 2003(1), 1371-1374.

2001. Serdiukov, Peter and Laurel Smith Stvan. "ESL/EFL Websites: What Should the Teachers and Students Be Prepared to Find On the Internet?" Proceedings of the WebNet 2001 World Conference on the WWW and Internet. Norfolk, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education. Pp. 1102-1105. (Revised as a 29-page Eric document. (pdf).)

2001. Stvan, Laurel Smith. "How About It? The Role of Accent and Context in Determining Discourse Function." (pdf). Papers from the Tenth Annual Student Conference in Linguistics, 1998. MIT Working Papers in Linguistics #37, Feist et al. eds. Pp. 243-253.

1993. Stvan, Laurel Smith. "Activity Implicatures and Possessor Implicatures: What Are Locations When There Is No Article?" (pdf). Papers from the 29th Regional Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society. Beals, et al. eds. Chicago: CLS. Pp. 419-433.

1992. Bertram, Anne, Talke Macfarland, Mari Broman Olsen, and Laurel Smith Stvan. "Who Did What When: A Reference Guide," Northwestern University Working Papers in Linguistics, vol. 4. Pp. 85-96.

1991. Stvan, Laurel Smith. "Two Types of Bare Noun Reference in Prepositional Phrases," Northwestern University Working Papers in Linguistics, vol. 3. Pp. 147-154.

Book Reviews and Book Notes

To appear. Stvan, Laurel Smith. "Review of Technology in Interlanguage Pragmatics Research and Teaching ed. by Naoko Taguchi and Julie M. Sykes (2013)" for Discourse Studies 17.4.

2011. Stvan, Laurel Smith. "Review of Fillers, Pauses and Placeholders, ed. by Nino Amiridze, Boyd H. Davis & Margaret Maclagan (2010)" for Studies in Language 35.4: 945-950.

2009. Stvan, Laurel Smith. "Review of Corpora for University Language Teachers, ed. by Carol Taylor Torsello, Katherine Ackerley, and Erik Castello (2008)" for TESL-EJ 13.2.

2009. Stvan, Laurel Smith. "Review of Pragmatics: A Multidisciplinary Perspective, by Louise Cummings (2005)," for the site International Cognitive Linguistics Association.

2008. Stvan, Laurel Smith. "Review of Advice Online: Advice-giving in an American Internet Health Column, by Miriam A. Locher (2006)" for Language in Society 37.5: 765.

2007. Stvan, Laurel Smith. "Review of The Language of Websites, by Mark Boardman (2005)" for Language and Literature 16.4: 405-406.

2006. Stvan, Laurel Smith. "Review of Meaningful Texts: The Extraction of Semantic Information from Monolingual and Multilingual Corpora, ed. by Geoff Barnbrook, Pernilla Danielsson, and Michaela Mahlberg (2005)" for Discourse Studies 8.2: 330-331.

2004. Stvan, Laurel Smith. "Review of Working with Specialized Language: A Practical Guide to Using Corpora, by Lynne Bowker and Jennifer Pearson (2002)" for Discourse Studies 6.2: 283-4.

2001. Stvan, Laurel Smith. "Review of The Language of Speech and Writing, by Sandra Cornbleet and Ronald Carter (2001)" for LINGUIST list, Dec. 1, 2001: 12.3000.

Volume Co-Editor

1993. Stvan, Laurel Smith, Stephen Ryberg, Mari Broman Olsen, Talke Macfarland, Linda DiDesidero, Anne Bertram, and Larin Adams. FLSM III: Papers from the Third Annual Meeting of the Formal Linguistics Society of Midamerica. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Linguistics Club.

1993. Stvan, Laurel Smith, Pilar Ron, Cathy Coppolillo, and Victoria Muehleisen. Northwestern University Working Papers in Linguistics, vol. 5. Evanston, IL: NU Dept. of Linguistics.

1992. Stvan, Laurel Smith, Victoria Muehleisen, Talke Macfarland, and Larin Adams. Northwestern University Working Papers in Linguistics, vol. 4. Evanston, IL: NU Dept. of Linguistics.

Dissertation

1998. Stvan, Laurel Smith. The Semantics and Pragmatics of Bare Singular Noun Phrases. Ph.D. Dissertation. Northwestern University. (abstract). (PDF files)..

Selected by Abstract Submission

2015. Stvan, Laurel Smith and David J. Silva. "Engaged Etymologies: Active Learning in the Teaching of Word Formation and Etymology." Panelists presenting at Panelists presenting at the Teaching with the Oxford English Dictionary: A Roundtable at the Modern Language Association, Vancouver, January 2015.

2014. Stvan, Laurel Smith. "Fats Make You Fat": Linguistic Reinforcement of Beliefs about the Causes of Health and Illness." Paper to be presented at the 10th Interdisciplinary Conference on Communication, Medicine and Ethics (COMET), Università della Svizzera italiana, Lugano, Switzerland. June 27, 2014.

2014. Stvan, Laurel Smith. "Truth is, sentence-initial bare shell nouns are increasing." Paper presented at The Olomouc Linguistics Colloquium (Olinco), Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic. June 6, 2014.

2013. Jessica Murphy, Rafia Mirza, Laurel Smith Stvan, and Katherine Engel. Panelists: "What Are the Digital Humanities and What Do They Want from Libraries?" at the Cross Timbers Library Collaborative Conference, University of North Texas, Denton, TX, August 16, 2013.

2013. Stvan, Laurel Smith. "Predicates of Causation: The Influence of Polysemy Pairs in Lay Health Discourse." Paper presented at the CRAL 2013, Third International Conference on Meaning Construction, Meaning Interpretation: Applications and Implications. The Center for Research on the Applications of Language, University of La Rioja, Logroño, Spain, July 18-20, 2013.

2013. Stvan, Laurel Smith. "Vernacular Explanations of Causation in Lay Health Discourse." (poster pdf). Poster presented at the 2013 JPS Research Day, Office of Human Research Protections Community Research Forum, Fort Worth, TX, June 7, 2013.

2012. Stvan, Laurel Smith. "Metonymy-driven Polysemy in Health Discourse." Paper presented at the Researching and Applying Metaphor conference (RaAM 9), Lancaster University, UK, July 5, 2012.

2012. Stvan, Laurel Smith. "Take it with a Pinch of Salt: Polysemy in Vernacular Discussion of Salt." Presented at the 7th Conference on Food Representation in Literature, Film and the Other Arts, University of Texas at San Antonio, February 25, 2012.

2011. Stvan, Laurel Smith. "Sugar Makes You Sweet: Polysemy and Cultural Beliefs about Causation." (poster pdf). Presented at the Corpus Linguistics 2011: Discourse and Corpus Linguistics conference, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK, July 21, 2011.

2011. Stvan, Laurel Smith. "You'll Catch Your Death of Cold": The Influence of Lexical Conflation on Beliefs about Causation." Presented at the International Society for the Linguistics of English (ISLE) at Boston University, June 20, 2011.

2010. Stvan, Laurel Smith. "Catching Cold: Polysemous Reinforcement of Beliefs about Causation." Presented at the 3rd UK Cognitive Linguistics Conference, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK, July 7, 2010.

2010. Stvan, Laurel Smith. "Stress Management: Corpus-based insights into Vernacular Interpretations of Stress." Presented at the Eighth Interdisciplinary Conference on Communication, Medicine and Ethics (COMET), Boston University, June 28, 2010.

2009. Stvan, Laurel Smith. "Where Are They Bare? The Frequency and Distribution of Bare Nouns in American English." Presented at the American Association for Corpus Linguistics (AACL 2009), University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, Oct. 10, 2009.

2009. Stvan, Laurel Smith. "Learning English Bare Singulars: Corpus Approaches for the L2 Classroom" Presented at the 5th Corpus Linguistics Conference, University of Liverpool, UK, July 22, 2009.

2008. Fauzi, Sarah, David Silva and Laurel Stvan. Panel presentation on "Linguistic Aspects of Cross-Cultural Health Discussions." Presented at the 2nd Annual TAHIT Symposium on Language Access (Texas Association of Healthcare Interpreters and Translators), Fort Worth, TX. April 26, 2008.

2008. Stvan, Laurel Smith. "Fat and Health Literacy: Two Revealing Terms in CADOH (Corpus of American Discourses on Health)," (ppt). Presented at the American Association for Corpus Linguistics (AACL 2008), Brigham Young University, Provo, UT. March 15, 2008.

2007. Stvan, Laurel Smith. "Health Literacy: A Single Meaning or Three Senses Conflated?" [La alfabetización en salud: Una sola acepción o tres significados combinados?] Presented at the 1st International Conference on Language and Healthcare, Alicante, Spain. October 24, 2007.

2007. Stvan, Laurel Smith. "Compounding Literacy: Examining Disciplines In Which Mastery Surpasses Words," (abstract). Presented at the 5th International Conference on the Book, Madrid, Spain. October 20, 2007.

2006. Stvan, Laurel Smith. "Tracking Contextual Clues to Interpreting Coined Brand Morphology." Presented at the American Association of Applied Corpus Linguistics conference (AAACL 7), Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ. October 21, 2006.

2006. Stvan, Laurel Smith. "Lexical Conflation and Edible Iconicity: Their Mnemonic Power in Vernacular Discussions of Food." Presented at the 4th Interdisciplinary and Multicultural Conference on Food Representation in Literature, Film, and the Other Arts, Dept. of Modern Languages, UT San Antonio. February 24, 2006.

2006. Stvan, Laurel Smith. "Two Bare Singular Uses in English with Incorporation Traits." Presented at the Nominal Incorporation and its Kind conference (NIK), Univ. of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Feb. 20, 2006.

2005. Stvan, Laurel Smith. "The Functional Range of Bare Singulars." Presented at the Workshop on Nominal Determination at the 27th Annual Meeting of the German Society of Linguistics (DGfS). Cologne, Germany. February 23, 2005.

2003. Stvan, Laurel Smith. "Diachronic Change in The Discourse Markers Why and Say In American English." Presented at the XII Susanne Hübner Seminar (Corpus Linguistics: Theory and Applications for the Study of English). Zaragoza, Spain. November 20, 2003.

2003. Stvan, Laurel Smith. "Discourse Markers in the Classroom." Presented at TESOL 2003 (ITA-IS Academic Session on "Engagement as a Critical Component of Effective Teaching.") Baltimore, MD. March 28, 2003.

2003. Y. A. Aslandogan, S. Vana, P. Boppana, V. Mariappan, L. Stvan. "Empowering Educators in Visual Learning: Information Extraction and Visualization for, Automatic Generation of Multimedia Presentations," (abstract). Presented at the 14th annual international conference of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) (by Y. Aslandogan). Albuquerque, NM. March 26, 2003.

2002. Stvan, Laurel Smith. Why and Say: "Two Discourse Markers in Depicted Conversation," (abstract). Presented at High Desert Linguistics Society V. Albuquerque, NM. November 1, 2002.

2002. Serdiukov, P. and L. Stvan. "Characteristics of ESL Web Sites." Presented at TESOL 2002 (by P. Serdiukov). Salt Lake City, UT. April 13, 2002.

2000. Stvan, Laurel Smith. "Semantic Classes of Bare Singular NPs" (abstract). Presented at the 74th Annual Meeting of the Linguistics Society of America. Chicago, IL. January 7, 2000.

1999. Stvan, Laurel Smith. "Bare Singular NPs as Generic Expressions" (abstract). Presented at the 73rd Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America. Los Angeles, CA. January 8, 1999.

1998. Stvan, Laurel Smith. "How About It? The Role of Accent and Context in Determining Discourse Function" (abstract). Presented at the Tenth Annual Student Conference in Linguistics, June 7, 1998.

1997. Stvan, Laurel Smith. "Leaving Home to Meet at School: Testing for Familiarity NPs." Presented at the 71st Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America. Chicago, IL. January 3, 1997.

1993. Stvan, Laurel Smith. "Activity Implicatures and Possessor Implicatures: What Are Locations When There Is No Article?" Presented at the 29th Regional Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society. Chicago, IL. April 22, 1993.

Invited Talks

2013. Stvan, Laurel Smith. "Digital Tools in Pedagogy: AntConc for Humanities Students." Presented at the DFW-area Digital Humanities Colloquium , UT Dallas. February 27th, 2013. (Colloquium overview; Slides).

2012. Stvan, Laurel Smith. "Compound Interest: The use of compound words containing "literacy" in a book title corpus." Presented at the summer symposium sponsored by the Centre for Advanced Research in English (CARE) and the Centre for Corpus Research (CCR), University of Birmingham, June 27, 2012.

2011. Stvan, Laurel Smith. "Go to Jail, Go Directly to Jail: Exploiting the Marked Aspects of English Bare Singular Noun Forms." Presented at the summer symposium sponsored by the Centre for Advanced Research in English (CARE) and the Centre for Corpus Research (CCR), University of Birmingham, July 11, 2011.

2010. Stvan, Laurel Smith. "Catching Your Death of Cold: The Influence of Lexical Conflation on Beliefs about Causation." Presented at the Second Annual Metroplex Linguistics Conference. Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics, Dallas. November 6, 2010.

2007. Stvan, Laurel Smith. "Plain and Compounded Literacy: Semantic and Pragmatic Approaches to Meaning Change." Presented (as a guest faculty speaker) at the Fifteenth Annual UTA Student Conference in Linguistics and TESOL. University of Texas at Arlington. November 1, 2007.

2005. Stvan, Laurel Smith. "Productivity in English -ex Nominals Used as Trade Names." Presented at the Department of Linguistics Colloquium, UT Austin. May 9, 2005.

2002. Stvan, Laurel Smith. "The Behavior of Locative NPs Found in Bare Singular Form." Presented at the GIAL Academic Forum. Dallas, TX. April 22, 2002.

2002. Stvan, Laurel Smith. "Reference and Deixis." Presented as a guest lecture for CSE 6331 Advanced Topics in Database Systems: Data Mining and Information Extraction. UT Arlington. November 7, 2002.

2001. Stvan, Laurel Smith. "Three Functions of Bare Singular NPs: Familiarity Implicature, Activity Implicature, and Generic Referring Expressions." Presented at the English Linguistics Speaker Series. Salt Lake City, UT. January 19, 2001.

2000. Stvan, Laurel Smith. "Categories of Locative NPs Found in Bare Singular Form." Presented at East Carolina University. Greenville, NC. February 18, 2000.

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