PhD Graduates

2012

Hui-wen Cheng

Dissertation title: Semantic and Phonological Activation in First and Second Language Reading

2011

Linnea Micciulla

Dissertation title: Factors Predicting the Use of Passive Voice in Newspaper Headlines

Mary Hughes

Dissertation title: An Analysis of Discourse-Pragmatic and Grammatical Constraints on the Acquisition and Development of Referential Choice in Child English

2010

Enkeleida Kapia

Dissertation title: On Clitic Doubling

Gregory Garretson

Dissertation title: Corpus-Derived Profiles: A Framework for Studying Word Meaning in Text

2009

Xianghua Tu

Dissertation title: A Discourse-Oriented Approach to Chinese Zero Anaphora Resolution

Noriko Sugimori

Dissertation title: One Hundred Years of the Emperor’s Birthday: Imperial Honorifics as an Index of Social Change

2008

Seungwan Ha

Dissertation title: Ellipsis, Right Node Raising, and Across-The-Board Constructions

Giselle Khoury

Dissertation title: Vocabulary Acquisition in Arabic as a Second Language: The Root and Pattern Strategy

Kristina Dahlen

Dissertation title: Aptitude, Rehearsal, and Skin Conductance Response in Foreign Vocabulary Learning

Elizabeth Zwanziger

Dissertation title: Variability in L1 and L2 French Wh-Interrogatives: The Role of Communicative Function, Wh-Word, and Metalinguistic Awareness

2007

Amanda Brown

Ph.D. awarded: May 2007

Dissertation title: Crosslinguistic Influence in First and Second Languages: Convergence in Speech and Gesture

Sarah Catherin Howell

Ph.D. awarded: May 2007

Dissertation title: Low-level second language (L2) learners’ classroom vocabulary acquisition: Effects of intensive repetition and classroom context

2006

Anna Do

Ph.D. awarded: May 2006

Dissertation title: Contrastive discourse markers: An examination of their characteristics in Korean

Larry Ichimura

Ph.D. awarded: May 2006

Dissertation title: Anti-Homophony Blocking and its Productivity in Transparadigmatic Relations

Heather Littlefield

Ph.D. awarded: May 2006

Dissertation title: Syntax and acquisition in the prepositional domain: Evidence for fine-grained syntactic categories

Miki Sumitomo

Ph.D. awarded: May 2006

Dissertation title: The acquisition of internal state words by Japanese children

Luz Vasquez

Ph.D. awarded: Jan 2006

Dissertation Title: Cross-linguistics influence in the syntactic domain in simultaneous child bilingualism: data from the speech of an English-Spanish bilingual child

2005

Elidea Bernardino
Ph.D. awarded: September 2005

Dissertation title: What do deaf children do when classifiers are not available? The acquisition of classifiers in verbs of motion and verbs of location in Brazilian Sign Language (LSB)

Barbora Skarabela

Ph.D. awarded: Sept 2005

Dissertation title: The role of social cognition in early syntax: The case of joint attention in argument realization in child Inuktitut

2004

Mohammed Al-Dossari

Ph.D. awarded: May 2004

Dissertation title: An Investigation of Bilingual Children’s Metalinguistic Awareness in Two Typologically Unrelated Languages

Laura Dominguez

Ph.D. awarded: May 2004

Dissertation title: Mapping Focus: The Syntax and Prosody of Focus in Spanish

Rawiah Kabrah

Ph.D. awarded: May 2004

Dissertation title: Opacity and Transparency in the Phonology of Makkan Arabic: A Stratal Optimality-Theoretic Approach

Tuong Nguyen

Ph.D. awarded: Jan 2004

Dissertation title: The structure of the Vietnamese DP

Payung Puttapong

Ph.D. awarded: Jan 2004

Dissertation title: Transferability and translatability by Thai EFL learners

Aisha Saidi

Ph.D. awarded: May 2004

Dissertation title: Linguistic validation of automatic subtopic segmentation

Kun-Lin Shu

Ph.D. awarded: April 2004

Dissertation title: The acquisition of aspect markers by Mandarin speaking children

2002

Laura Freedgood

Ph.D. awarded: January 2002

Dissertation title:  Voicing the Evidence:  The Pragmatic Power of Interpreters in Trial Testimony

Jilani Warsi

Ph.D. awarded: January 2002

Dissertation title:  Effects of Visual Instruction on Second Language Productive Phonology

2001

Pilar Duran

Ph.D. awarded: May 2001

Dissertation title:  The Input Hypothesis Inverted:  A Study comparing the Effects of Input Given by children to their Hispanic Immigrant Mothers and by Teachers to their Hispanic Immigrant Students

Jack E. Hoza

Ph.D. awarded: May 2001

Dissertation title:  The Mitigation of Face-Threatening Acts in Interpreted Interaction:  Requests and Rejections in American Sign Language and English

Yun-Hee Lee

Ph.D. awarded: May 2001

Dissertation title:  The Use of Social Deictic terms in Korean Fiction: Towards an Understanding of Literary Discourse

Svetlana McCoy

Ph.D. awarded: May 2001

Dissertation title: Colloquial Russian Particles –TO, ZHE, and VED’ as Set-Generating (“Kontrastive”) Markers: A Unifying Analysis

Eiko Torii-Williams

Ph.D. awarded: January 2001

Dissertation title:  An Analysis of Japanese “Synonymous” Adverbs and its Pedagogical implications

Andrea Zukowski

Ph.D. awarded: May 2001

Dissertation title: Uncovering Grammatical Competence in Children with Williams Syndrome

2000

Normala Othman

Ph.D. awarded: January 2000

Dissertation title: A Comparative Analysis of Malay and English Contrastive Discourse Markers

1999

Jian Kang

Ph.D. awarded: January 1999

Dissertation title:  The Composition of the Perfective Aspect in Mandarin Chinese

Chotiros Permpikul

Ph.D. awarded: May 1999

Dissertation title:  A Comparative Analysis of Thai and English Contrastive Discourse Markers: With a Discussion of the Pedagogical Implications

Joan Sawyer

Ph.D. awarded: May 1999

Dissertation title: Verb Adverb and Verb Particle Constructions: their Syntax and Acquisition

Jui-Chi Su

Ph.D. awarded: May 1999

Dissertation title:  The Acquisition of Chinese Connectives by Mandarin-Speaking Children

Teruaki Tsushima

Ph.D. awarded: January 1999

Dissertation title:  Developmental Changes in Nonnative Speech Segment Discrimination

Xiaoyang Zhou

Ph.D. awarded: January 1999

Dissertation title:  Processing Strategies Used in Short-term Memory by Japanese and Americans Learning Chinese as a Second Language

1998

Aleka Blackwell

Ph.D. awarded: May 1998

Dissertation title:  The Effect of Parental Adjective Use on the Acquisition of Adjectives by Young Children

Mary Bodwell

Ph.D. awarded: May 1998

Dissertation title: Discourse-Intensive Science Learning and Science Education Reform: A Case Study of Teacher Professional Development

Arlyne Luloff

Ph.D. awarded: May 1998

Dissertation title:  Meta-Linguistic Problems in Reading Disorders: General and Individual

Bhuvana Narasimhan

Ph.D. awarded: May 1998

Dissertation title:  The Encoding of Complex Events in English and Hindi

Saskia Stoessel

Ph.D. awarded: May 1998

Dissertation title:  The Investigation of Social Networks as a Factor in Language Maintenance and Shift

1997

Dalia Cahana-Amitay

Ph.D. awarded: January 1997

Dissertation title:  Syntactic Aspects of the Production of Verbal Inflection in Aphasia

Hsiao-Chih Chang

Ph.D. awarded: May 1997

Dissertation title: The Acquisition of First Person Reference in Chinese

Pascal De Campos

Ph.D. awarded: January 1997

Dissertation title: Predicate Formation and the Syntax of Hausa Verbs

Desire M.K. Houngues

Ph.D. awarded: May 1997

Dissertation title:  Topics in the Syntax of Mina

Dawn MacLaughlin

Ph.D. awarded: May 1997

Dissertation title:  The Structure of Determiner Phrases:  Evidence from American Sign Language

Monica Malamud Makowski

Ph.D. awarded: January 1997

Dissertation title:  Discourse Markers in Spanish

Julie Whitlow

Ph.D. awarded: May 1997

Dissertation title:  Assessing the Effects of Positive and Negative Input on Second Language Acquisition:  A Study Investigating the Learnability of  the English Passive by Speakers of Japanese

1996

Benjamin Bahan

Ph.D. awarded: May 1996

Dissertation title:  Non-Manual Realization of Agreement in American Sign Language

Elaine Crowder

Ph.D. awarded: May 1996

Dissertation title:  Gesture and Perspective-Taking in Science Talk: When Learning Histories Vary

Chang-Soo Lee

Ph.D. awarded: May 1996

Dissertation title:  Variation in Use of Korean Honorific Verbal Endings: An Interactional Sociolinguistic Study

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