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Learning collocations through interaction: The effects of the quality and quantity of encounters (2020)
Thesis
Jeddi, A. Learning collocations through interaction: The effects of the quality and quantity of encounters. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository....ribe.com/output/1490821

This study examined how short-term and long-term retention of two types of collocations (verb-noun and adjective-noun) was affected by the learning context. The experimental research design of the study involved two major experiments. In Experiment 1... Read More about Learning collocations through interaction: The effects of the quality and quantity of encounters.

A case study exploring the definition and application of the concept of woman centred care in a pre-registration midwifery education programme (2019)
Thesis
Green, S. A case study exploring the definition and application of the concept of woman centred care in a pre-registration midwifery education programme. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository....ribe.com/output/1490789

Woman centred care is a concept frequently promoted as a core aspect of midwifery practice, policy and education. However, woman centred care often remains ill-defined and an elusive feature of clinical practice. The impact of woman centred care as p... Read More about A case study exploring the definition and application of the concept of woman centred care in a pre-registration midwifery education programme.

From DotA to MOBA: The emergence and crisis of playful co-creativity in multiplayer online battle arena games (2019)
Thesis
Jarrett, J. From DotA to MOBA: The emergence and crisis of playful co-creativity in multiplayer online battle arena games. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository....ribe.com/output/1491316

The Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) genre represents one of the most popular, dynamic and influential spaces of digital play. Since the genres first commercial release in 2009 with the title League of Legends (2009 – present, Riot Games), MOBA... Read More about From DotA to MOBA: The emergence and crisis of playful co-creativity in multiplayer online battle arena games.

On the production and consumption of moving images: An exploration of the experience of emerging digital technologies, 2007-2016 (2019)
Thesis
Flaxton, T. R. On the production and consumption of moving images: An exploration of the experience of emerging digital technologies, 2007-2016. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository....ribe.com/output/1490807

The critical commentary for this DPhil by publication explains and analyses the relationships between over 150 research outputs comprising artefacts and artworks, journal articles, book chapters and online resources produced between September 2007 an... Read More about On the production and consumption of moving images: An exploration of the experience of emerging digital technologies, 2007-2016.

Of ligament and ligature: A practice-led investigation of letterpress printed artists’ books in the UK (2019)
Thesis
Butler, A. C. Of ligament and ligature: A practice-led investigation of letterpress printed artists’ books in the UK. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository....ribe.com/output/1492509

This thesis examines the practice of the contemporary maker of letterpress printed artists’ books in the UK. It focuses on individual and collaborative production of artists’ books with specific reference to utilisation of the letterpress process.... Read More about Of ligament and ligature: A practice-led investigation of letterpress printed artists’ books in the UK.

FE sports lecturer professionalism: 'Freedom To Play, Or 'Do As I Say?' Narrative accounts of further education (FE) sports lecturer professionalism from FE institutions in the South West Of England (2019)
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Bacon, J. FE sports lecturer professionalism: 'Freedom To Play, Or 'Do As I Say?' Narrative accounts of further education (FE) sports lecturer professionalism from FE institutions in the South West Of England. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/852061

Abstract The primary aim of this research was to investigate how Further Education (FE) Sports Lecturers defined their sense of professionalism with reference to the jobs they did and the environments in which they worked. Individual narratives we... Read More about FE sports lecturer professionalism: 'Freedom To Play, Or 'Do As I Say?' Narrative accounts of further education (FE) sports lecturer professionalism from FE institutions in the South West Of England.

Lexical selection and archaisms in three English translations of the Sūrat Yūsuf (the Chapter of Joseph): A comparative linguistic and empirical investigation (2019)
Thesis
Musleh, B. Lexical selection and archaisms in three English translations of the Sūrat Yūsuf (the Chapter of Joseph): A comparative linguistic and empirical investigation. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/852192

The overarching aim of this thesis is to investigate readers’ perceptions of the understandability of three translations of the Qur’an. Despite a long debate among translation theorists as to whether translations should be word-for-word or sense-for... Read More about Lexical selection and archaisms in three English translations of the Sūrat Yūsuf (the Chapter of Joseph): A comparative linguistic and empirical investigation.

Towards a community of artists’ books: Extending international knowledge and debate in the field of artists’ books through practice-research (2018)
Thesis
Bodman, S. Towards a community of artists’ books: Extending international knowledge and debate in the field of artists’ books through practice-research. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/862355

ABSTRACT Towards a community of artists’ books: extending international knowledge and debate in the field of artists’ books through practice-research The field of activity in artists’ books – artworks in the form of a book - has evolved over the... Read More about Towards a community of artists’ books: Extending international knowledge and debate in the field of artists’ books through practice-research.

Analysing British sign language through the lens of systemic functional linguistics (2018)
Thesis
Rudge, L. A. Analysing British sign language through the lens of systemic functional linguistics. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/863200

Approaches to understanding language via Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL) have resulted in a compendium of literature focussing on language as a ‘social semiotic.’ One such area of this literature comprises systemic functional grammars: descript... Read More about Analysing British sign language through the lens of systemic functional linguistics.

Metaphor in media discourse: Representations of ‘Arabs’ and ‘Americans' in American and Arab news media (2018)
Thesis
Kort, S. (in press). Metaphor in media discourse: Representations of ‘Arabs’ and ‘Americans' in American and Arab news media. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/883748

The present study explores the representations of ‘Arabs’ and ‘Americans’ in American and in Arab news media discourse between 2001 and 2011 through an evaluation of the metaphors used to describe each group. The study chiefly argues that metaphors i... Read More about Metaphor in media discourse: Representations of ‘Arabs’ and ‘Americans' in American and Arab news media.

Yr ymgyrch yn parhau! (The struggle continues!): An exploration of the narratives from Wales, emerging from the Greenham Common women’s peace camps 1981-2000 (2018)
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Titcombe, E. E. Yr ymgyrch yn parhau! (The struggle continues!): An exploration of the narratives from Wales, emerging from the Greenham Common women’s peace camps 1981-2000. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/866857

In 1981, a group of women from Wales formed a protest march against the positioning of 96 nuclear weapons at an RAF base at Greenham Common. This protest subsequently developed into several women-only protest camps situated around the perimeter fence... Read More about Yr ymgyrch yn parhau! (The struggle continues!): An exploration of the narratives from Wales, emerging from the Greenham Common women’s peace camps 1981-2000.

Phonological awareness and word reading development in Acehnese-Indonesian bilinguals learning English as a third language (2018)
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Irnanda, S. Phonological awareness and word reading development in Acehnese-Indonesian bilinguals learning English as a third language. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/869379

This study investigates the phonological awareness and multi-literacy acquisitions of Indonesian-speaking children with a varied level of Acehnese spoken language experience. The study specifically looks for the possibility of metalinguistic awarenes... Read More about Phonological awareness and word reading development in Acehnese-Indonesian bilinguals learning English as a third language.

"Slight dub-con but they both wanted it hardcore": Erotic fanfiction as a form of cultural activism around sexual consent (2018)
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Popova, M. "Slight dub-con but they both wanted it hardcore": Erotic fanfiction as a form of cultural activism around sexual consent. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/869400

In this thesis I argue that the treatment of issues of sexual consent in erotic fanfiction can be viewed as a form of cultural activism. Using a combination of traditional, digital and autoethnography, as well as discourse analysis, I trace engag... Read More about "Slight dub-con but they both wanted it hardcore": Erotic fanfiction as a form of cultural activism around sexual consent.

3D printed, self-glazed ceramics: An investigation inspired by Egyptian faience (2018)
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Nash, K. J. 3D printed, self-glazed ceramics: An investigation inspired by Egyptian faience. (Thesis). University of the West of England

This thesis investigates the potential for developing 3D printable ceramic materials inspired by an ancient Egyptian ware known as faience. Faience was produced in Egypt and the near east from the 4th millennium BC and was the first glazed ceramic ma... Read More about 3D printed, self-glazed ceramics: An investigation inspired by Egyptian faience.

The development of methods for the reproduction in continuous tone of digitally printed colour artworks (2017)
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McCallion, P. The development of methods for the reproduction in continuous tone of digitally printed colour artworks. (Thesis). University of the West of England

Advances in printing technologies in the late 19th century led to the development of half-toning techniques enabling the economical reproduction of photographic images in print. Whilst undoubtedly successful in low cost high volume image reproduction... Read More about The development of methods for the reproduction in continuous tone of digitally printed colour artworks.

Culture, creativity and the arts: Building resilience in Northern Ontario (2017)
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Ortiz, J. Culture, creativity and the arts: Building resilience in Northern Ontario. (Thesis). University of the West of England

Abstract This thesis investigates the contribution of the arts to resilience within the context of Northern Ontario, a vast, sparsely populated geographical region dotted with isolated, remote, rural and smaller urban communities whose economies... Read More about Culture, creativity and the arts: Building resilience in Northern Ontario.

Normalising the Japanese child: Imagined childhood in institutional photographs since the Second World War (2017)
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Yamagata-Montoya, A. Normalising the Japanese child: Imagined childhood in institutional photographs since the Second World War. (Thesis). University of the West of England

This thesis examines the role of photographs of childhood and children in regulating the Japanese postwar ‘imagined community’. Such representations, especially photographs, with the exception of images of young girls within Japanese pop culture, hav... Read More about Normalising the Japanese child: Imagined childhood in institutional photographs since the Second World War.

The development of multi-channel inkjet printing methodologies for fine art applications (2017)
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Olen, M. K. The development of multi-channel inkjet printing methodologies for fine art applications. (Thesis). University of the West of England

This thesis contributes to the defence of the practitioner perspective as a means of undertaking problems addressed predominantly in the field of colour science. Whilst artists have been exploring the use of colour for centuries through their persona... Read More about The development of multi-channel inkjet printing methodologies for fine art applications.

Investigating the personal in professional development: Analysing Bulgarian educators' narratives of change in their professional lives during a period of post soviet educational reforms (2017)
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Wiseman, A. Investigating the personal in professional development: Analysing Bulgarian educators' narratives of change in their professional lives during a period of post soviet educational reforms. (Thesis). University of the West of England

This thesis explores the development of a group of teacher trainers’ professional lives following their involvement in a teacher training project in Bulgaria in the 1990’s. The study investigates if and to what extent the trainers perceived their... Read More about Investigating the personal in professional development: Analysing Bulgarian educators' narratives of change in their professional lives during a period of post soviet educational reforms.

The patients of the Bristol lunatic asylum in the nineteenth century (2017)
Thesis
Tobia, P. The patients of the Bristol lunatic asylum in the nineteenth century. (Thesis). University of the West of England

There is a wide and impressive historiography about British lunatic asylums in the nineteenth century, the vast majority of which is concerned with their nature and significance. This study does not ignore such subjects but is primarily concerned wi... Read More about The patients of the Bristol lunatic asylum in the nineteenth century.