GREENVILLE, S.C. (October 8, 2019) – A research paper titled “Bilingual Language Accommodation: A Qualitative Study” by Beth Ann Paris Labadorf, a 2019 graduate of the communication program at Bob Jones University, was published as a Spotlight on Debut Scholarship in the 2019 Carolinas Communication Annual. Labadorf was recognized at the Carolinas Communication Association Conference (CCA) held at the University of South Carolina Beaufort-Hilton Head Island in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, Sept. 27-28.
Out of the 24 submissions in the graduate paper category, Labadorf’s research paper was one of 13 accepted for consideration by the committee. While articles by authors in the Carolinas and about topics relevant to the Carolinas and the surrounding region are particularly relevant for the journal, the call for submissions is open to authors from around the country. Ultimately, her work was selected for inclusion in the peer-reviewed, state and regional journal published by the Carolinas Communication Association which covers both North Carolina and South Carolina.
Labadorf also presented her findings, “Does Everyone Speak English?: An Application of Communication Accommodation Theory to Bilingual Individuals,” in a panel discussion at the conference.
“The Department of Communication Studies is pleased that Beth Ann’s work was recognized at the Carolinas Communication Association Conference,” said Dr. Charlotte Burke, Division of Communication faculty.
Students from several area universities participated in the conference including Clemson University, Coastal Carolina University, Furman University, University of North Carolina (UNC) Charlotte, UNC Greensboro and James Madison University.
Founded in 1981, the CCA provides a forum for students and teachers involved in communications studies to share ideas and network with colleagues from other institutions through annual conferences and various publications.