Areas of Interest
Linguistics (syntax, history, cognition and linguistics, language acquisition and learning, evolution of language, English grammar); the language of children’s literature; Medieval Literature.
Currently completing a book ms. on Language, Mind, and Power: Why We Need Linguistic Equality (with Dan Boisvert, Dept. of Philosophy, submitted to Routledge). The book examines language in terms of nutrition, i.e. as a socially managed resource used to cultivate or to harm.
Thiede, Ralf. 1983. A Black English/Standard English interim grammar in college composition: A case study. Transactions of the Missouri Academy of Science 17:171-80. online
Thiede, Ralf. 1992. Lexical Transformations and the Mapping of English Ditransitives. The National Kaohsiung Normal University Journal of English Literature and Language 1 (December): 104-18.
Thiede, Ralf. 1993. Review of Neurolinguistics: Historical and theoretical perspectives, by Charles Pierre Bouton. Language 69:409-10. JSTOR
Thiede, Ralf. 1994. Friedens- und Konfliktforschung: Aktuelle Fachtermini in Deutsch und Englisch. Lebende Sprachen 1994.4:156-57. online
Davis, Boyd, and Ralf Thiede. 2000. Writing into Change: Style Shifting in Asynchronous Electronic Discourse. Ch. 5 of Network-Based Language Teaching: Concepts and Practice, ed. Mark Warschauer and Richard Kern. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Google Books preview
Thiede, Ralf. 2006. Lexical Classification and Pragmatic Licensing of Mandarin B.A..Southern Journal of Linguistics 27.1/2 (2003): 1-38.
Thiede, Ralf. 2008. MERGE and Information Management. Human Sciences 55 (2007): 57-70. online
Thiede, Ralf. 2009. Stylistics and Syntax: Exploitation of Mixed Systems in English.Southern Journal of Linguistics 33.2:72-91. NC Docks Open Access
Thiede, Ralf. 2012. Linguistics and children’s literature. Southern Journal of Linguistics36.2: 1-9.
Thiede, Ralf, 2012. Special issue: ‘Linguistics and Child Literature,’ Southern Journal of Linguistics. With articles by Theofil Husar, Brittany A. Stone, Elizabeth Tingley, and Julie Wright.
Davis, Boyd, Ralf Thiede, and Mary K. Smith. 2013. Cross-cultural socialization into a common profession: Exploring how nursing students in Taiwan and in the U.S. narrate professional Identity. Crossroads (University of Bialystok) 1:6-23. online
Thiede, Ralf. 2015. Review of Entranced by Story: Brain, Tale and Teller, from Infancy to Old Age by Hugh Crago. Children’s Literature Association Quarterly 40.1:85-88. online
Thiede, Ralf. 2018. Review of Tales of Literacy for the 21st Century by Maryanne Wolf. Children’s Literature Association Quarterly 43.4:487-91. online
Thiede, Ralf. 2019. Children’s Books, Brain Development, and Language Acquisition. New York: Routledge, 250 pp. link
Thiede, Ralf. forthcoming. Synesthetic entrainment in interactive reading sessions of children’s books. Children’s Literature Association Quarterly 44.4 (Winter 2019): 381-400.
Thiede, Ralf, and Daniel Boisvert. forthcoming 2020. Language, Mind, and Power: Why we Need Linguistic Equality. Routledge.
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