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Recent Dissertations

Titles and abstracts of our most recent dissertations.

Year

Student

Director(s)

Other Members

Title and Abstract

2016

Raed Alguthami

Robin Morris

Eric Holt
Paul Malovrh
Sherry Warren

Visual Word Recognition by Arab ESL Learners: Phonological versus orthographic consonantal influence on vowels

2016

Wei Cheng

Amit Almor

Anne Bezuidenhout
Mila Tasseva-Kurktchieva
Dirk den Ouden

Implicit causality and consequentiality in native and nonnative reference resolution

2016

Burcu Gökgöz Kurt

Eric Holt

Mila Tasseva-Kurktchieva

Amit Almor
James Dean Brown
Isabelle Darcy

Attention Control and the Effects of Online Training in Improving Connected Speech Perception by English as a Second Language Learners

2016

Sandra Keller

Elaine Chun

Sherina Feliciano-Santos
Alexandra Jaffe
Jennifer Reynolds

Defining and Displaying Gallo: Language and Ideology in Upper Brittany, France

2016

Julia McKinney

Elaine Chun

Barbara Johnstone
Jennifer Reynolds
Tracey Weldon

Aging, Discourse, and Ideology

2016

Paul Reed

Tracey Weldon

Elaine Chun
Allen Montgomery
Michael Montgomery
Erik Thomas

Sounding Appalachian: /aI/ Monophthongization, Rising Pitch Accents, and Rootedness

2016

Shinichi Shoji

Stanley Dubinsky
Amit Almor

Anne Bezuidenhout
Mineharu Nakayama

The Repeated Name Penalty and the Overt Pronoun Penalty in Japanese

2014

Sara Lide

Elaine Chun

Christine Mallinson
Jennifer Reynolds
Tracey Weldon

Southern Language, Ideology, and Identity in a High School Sorority

2014

Aubrey Phillips/Dillard

Nina Moreno

Fernanda Ferreira
Paul Malovrh
Mila Tasseva-Kurktchieva

Non-native Speaker Attentional Capacity and the Processing of English Phrasal Verb Constructions

2013

Marc Canner

Paul Malovrh

Curtis Ford
Nina Moreno
Alexandra Rowe

Working Memory-Learning Condition Interactions: Proficiency in L2 Russian under Naturalistic and Formal Learning Conditions

2013

Thor Sawin

Jennifer Reynolds

Elaine Chun
Curtis Ford
Paul Malovrh
Tracey Weldon

Second language learnerhood among cross-cultural field workers

2012

Fan Zhu

Anne Bezuidenhout

Elaine Chun
Curtis Ford
Robin Morris

Interlanguage Pragmatics: Invitation Responses by Advanced Chinese Learners of English

2012

Eun Hee Lee

Anne Bezuidenhout

Robin Morris

Dirk Den Ouden
Nina Moreno
Alexandra Rowe

Spanish-speaking learners’ acquisition of English VPE and Wh- Extraction out of VPE

2012

Anna Mikhaylova

Stanley Dubinsky

Mila Tasseva-Kurktchieva

Anne Bezuidenhout
Silvina Montrul
Maria Polinsky

(In)complete acquisition of aspect in second language and heritage Russian

2012

Eun Young Shin

Robin Morris

Anne Bezuidenhout

Elaine Chun

Mila Tasseva-Kurktchieva

The Availability of Semantic and Syntactic Information and their Use as a Structural Predictor in the real-time processing of L1 and L2 Korean

2012

Sherry Warren

Nina Moreno

Alexandra Rowe

Christina Friend

Paul Malovrh

Establishing a unified model of academic literacy and a method for measuring academic readiness

2011

Stephen Mann

Tracey Weldon

Anne Bezuidenhout
William Leap
Jennifer Reynolds

Gay American English: Language Attitudes, Language Perceptions, and Gay Men’s Discourses of Connectedness to Family, LGBTQ Networks, and the American South

2010

Carlos Gelormini-Lezama

Amit Almor

Anne Bezuidenhout
Peter Gordon
Paul Malovrh

Repeated Names, Overt Pronouns, and Null Pronouns in Spanish

2009

Changyong Liao

Robin Morris

Anne Bezuidenhout
Eric Holt
Kathleen Kirasic

Processing of Underlying and Surface Phonological Representations in Visual Word Recognition

2009

Cintia Widmann

Robin Morris

Anne Bezuidenhout
Paul Malovrh
Barbara Schulz

Morphological Segmentation During Silent Reading

2008

Loralee Donath


Jennifer Reynolds

Tracey Weldon

Anne Bezuidenhout
Janina Fenigsen
Louise Jennings

Constellations of Identity in the Universe of Engineering: Emergent Social Memberships in the Discourse of an Undergraduate Community of Practice

2008

Butsakorn Yodkamlue

Alexandra Rowe

Stanley Dubinsky

Anne Bezuidenhout

Lara Ducate

Online Texts of Non-Native Speakers in an L2 Electronic Discussion Forum: An Analysis of Social Presence and Cognitive Presence

2007

Robert Moonan 

Anne Bezuidenhout

Amit Almor
Dorothy Disterheft
Janina Fenigsen

A Cultural Script Analysis of an English-Thai Bilingual Speaker's Nominative Usage of Mommy in English yes/no Question Formation

2007

Lan Zhang

Stanley Dubinsky

Anne Bezuidenhout
Dorothy Disterheft
Audrey Li

The Two Positions of Chinese Relative Clauses

2006

Carla Breidenbach

Janina Fenigsen

Amit Almor
Eric Holt
Anne Kingsolver
Tracey Weldon

Deconstructing Mock Spanish: A Multidisciplinary Analysis of Mock Spanish as Racism, Humor, or Insult

2006

Craig Callender

Kurt Goblirsch

Jeannette Denton
Scott Gwara
Eric Holt

Gemination in West Germanic

2006

Mila Tasseva-Kurktchieva

Stanley Dubinsky

Anne Bezuidenhout
Barbara Schulz
Roumyana Slabakova

Continuity Hypotheses Revisited: English L2 Acquisition of Bulgarian Noun Phrases