Past MA graduates (since 1990)

 

Bilingualism/Second Language Acquisition

  • Matthews, Marc (2014)
    The use of first- and second-language fillers by second-language Japanese speakers
    Chair: Wayland
  • Im, Hee Sung (2010)
    Interlanguage use of English articles: A case study of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean second language speakers of English
    Chair: Locastro
  • Kirby, Emily (2008)
    Cooperative Learning and Learner Perceptions of Language Acquisition in College-Level ESL Classrooms 
    Chair: LoCastro
  • Litzenberg, Jason (2003)
    Yes/No-Question intonation of native speakers and international teaching assistants in academic discourse
    Chair: Boxer
  • Shinge, Manjula (2001)
    Interlocutor Familiarity in NNS-NNS Interaction
    Chair: Boxer
  • Kwon, Sun-Jin (2000)
    Paying and Responding to Compliments: A look at Korean ESL Learners
    Chair: Thompson
  • Hashimoto, Tomomi (1999)
    Processing of Japanese Sentences with Relative Constructions by Learners of Japanese as a Foreign Language
    Chair: Wehmeyer
  • Krassilova, Katherine (1996)
    Intolerance of Ambiguity as a Sex Related Variable in Second Language Acquisition
    Chair: Boxer
  • Castillo DeMelendez, Maria (1993)
    Spanish Influence in the English Used in Venezuela
    Chair: Thompson
  • Chu, Yuchi (1992)
    The Effects of the Small-Group Cooperative Learning Technique on the Attitude and Oral Performance of Chinese Children Learning English as a Foreign Language in Taiwan
    Chair: Thompson

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Language Documentation

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Phonetics/Phonology

  • MacKenzie, Jordan (2016)
    Fahali Hana Fahari: A Phonemic and Phonetic Analysis of Liquids /l/and /r/ in Swahili
    Chair: McLaughlin
  • McCollum, Adam (2015)
    Labial Harmony in Kazakh: Descriptive and Theoretical Issues
    Chair: Wiltshire
    Co-Chair: Henderson
  • Ballard, Lee (2010)
    Akan vowel harmony in Optimality Theory
    Chair: Wiltshire
  • Chen, Si (2010)
    New typology of Japanese compound accents and an analysis in Optimality Theory
    Chair: Wiltshire
  • Rowlings, Bethany (2010)
    Acoustic properties of the Japanese tap by non-native as compared to native speakers of Japanese
    Chair: Wayland
  • Chappell, Milla (2008)
    The role of first-language transfer and universal markedness in second-language production and perception of word-final obstruents and obstruent clusters 
    Chair: Wiltshire
  • Welch, William (2006)
    Aspects of Zarma (Songhay) tonology
    Chair: Wiltshire
  • Moon, Russell (2002)
    A comparison of the acoustic correlates of focus in Indian English and American English 
    Chair: Wiltshire
  • Hufnagle, Daniel (2002)
    The Role of L1 phonology in L2 reading:  The Verification Hypothesis and Korean learners of English
    Chair: Antes
  • Hill, Rebecca (2001)
    Production and perception of authentic and feigned Spanish accent
    Chair: Wayland
  • Broce, Marlene (2000)
    A sociolinguistics study of final liquids in a Rural Panamanian Dialect
    Chair: Torres-Cacoullos
  • Hansen, Kathryn (1998)
    Is there a basis for stree-times rhythm? Eight languages compared
    Chair: Thompson
  • Hendricks, Rodger (1997)
    Connectionist modeling of tone spread in Mende
    Chair: Wiltshire
  • Anuszewski, Patricia (1997)
    Regarding the representation and organization of the nodes, larynx and tongue root in a three-dimensional manner
    Chair: Wiltshire
  • Jernigan, Justin (1997)
    Tonal phonology of Vietnamese across dialects
    Chair: Sullivan
  • Brinson, Georgia A. (1995)
    Welsh initial mutations in Distributed Morphology
    Chair: Miller
  • Galloway, Guice (1993)
    Rhythmic isomorphisms in speech and melody
    Chair: Hollien

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Pragmatics/Discourse Analysis

  • Braun, Naomi (2016)
    Girl Gamer and the Power of Persona: The Experience of Video Game Livestreamers
    Chair: Boxer
  • Howard, Sarah (2014)
    Silence in police interviews: An analysis of structure and power
    Chair: Boxer
  • Breland, Luke (2012)
    Contextualization cues and teamwork in online video game gameplay discourse
    Chair: Boxer
  • Goode, Heather (2011)
    Contextual variables in tattoo parlor discourse
    Chair: Boxer
  • Ambu-Saidi, Suaad (2010)
    A gender and language analysis of Omani proverbs
    Chair: Boxer
  • Tyson, Melissa (2009)
    Don’t leave them behind: ELLs in the wake of NCLB
    Chair: Boxer
  • Organes, Rachel (2009)
    “If you do that again, I’m gonna be heartbroken”: The Language of Jewish American guilting
    Chair: Boxer
  • Freeman, Kyle (2009)
    Obama’s vision for education: Using critical discourse analysis to understand the ideology behind the non-ideology
    Chair: Golombek
  • Ukanhova, Margarita (2007)
    Reading between the lines: Analysis of frames in a text and its translation
    Chair: LoCastro
  • Jimenez, Melina (2007)
    “There’s just kind of, sort of a symmetry to it”: “sort of” and “kind of” as used in The Lord of the Rings movie appendices
    Chair: Hardman
  • Buehring, Audrey (2006)
    Framing in political discourse: Responding to politicians as parents
    Chair: LoCastro
  • Mouat, Alex (2004)
    Pragmatic knowledge and subjective evaluation in the acquisition of English taboo language
    Chair: Boxer
  • Wears, Sarah (2004)
    “Nonstandard orthographic representation:  direct quotation in the news”
    Chair: Wehmeyer
  • Regn, Karen (2004)
    “You just can try”:  The use of directives by international teaching assistants in a college chemistry laboratory
    Chair: Boxer
  • Garcia, Sarah (2004)
    Nonstandard orthographic representation: Direct quotation in the news
    Chair: Wehmeyer
  • Prieto, Victor (2001)
    The language of prayer as a speech event in Spanish speaking communities
    Chair: Boxer
  • Fischer-Dorantes, Erica (2001)
    Language and gender in Mexican free textbooks for the fifth grade of elementary school
    Chair: Hardman
  • Sniad, Tamara (1998)
    Games with face: A Sociolinguistic analysis of cosmetic sales
    Chair: Boxer
  • Bouani, Annice (1995)
    The impact of temporal perceptions on cross-cultural communication in Moroccan-American marriages
    Chair: Hardman
  • Chitauro, Moreblessing (1995)
    Role and status of the Shona woman as portrayed in the language of a Shona cultural event
    Chair: Hardman
  • Norris, Susanne (1994)
    A Discourse-linking model of the Malay classifier
    Chair: Thompson
  • Zan, Qifeng (1994)
    Nushu–A women’s writing system
    Chair: Hardman
  • Stringer, Jeffrey (1993)
    Gender narratives of advanced ESL students: A methodology for identifying gendercentric discourse
    Chair: Markel
  • Bro, John (1991)
    Cues and miscues: Comprehending non-native discourse
    Chair: Tyler
  • Bogdan, David (1984)
    The Verb systems of Russian and English in the context of a tripartite narrative structure
    Chair: Sullivan

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Psycholinguistics and Neurolinguistics

  • Barrow, Julia
    Syntactic Priming in Foreign Accented Speech
    Chair: Kaan
  • Xu, Jingchen (2015)
    Processing of Scope Ambiguity by Chinese L2 Learners of English
    Chair: Kaan
  • Lee, Aleuna (2014)
    Effects of syllable-length on short-term memory of number sequences: A cross-linguistic study of Korean and Japanese bilinguals
    Chair: Cowles
  • Perdomo, Michelle (2014)
    Effects of two training programs on the perception and production of Mandarin speech
    Chair: Cowles
  • Kirkham, Joseph (2013)
    Syntactic prediction as evidenced by elided structures and word-category violations
    Chair: Kaan
  • Overfelt, Carlie (2012)
    Sentence processing in Spanish bilinguals: Exploring adjectival interpretations
    Chair: Kaan
  • Chevalier, Nicole (2008)
    When things  do (not) refer: An fMRI study on anaphora in discourse 
    Chair: Kaan
  • Barkley, Christopher M. (2007)
    Effects of semantic associateion on the resolution of coordination ambiguities
    Chair: Kaan
  • Dallas, Andrea C. (2004)
    The Role of Working Memory, Concurrent Load, and Syntactic Complexity in L2 Sentence Processing 
    Chair: Wayland

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Sociolinguistics

  • Harter, Claire (2015)
    “Loo Fey?”: A Linguistic Ethnography of Bargaining in the Dakar Marketplace
    Chair: McLaughlin
  • Bao, Yanmin (2011)
    Codeswitching in Beginning Chinese Class: an Exploratory Investigation of Teachers’ Bilingual Practices in an American University Setting
    Chair: Blondeau
  • Bittson, Genevieve (2007)
    Gender, Sex and the Sociolinguistic Variable
    Chair: Blondeau
  • Ford, Megan (2007)
    Teaching Strategies and Standardized Tests: The Effects on Educational Experiences of African American Vernacular English Speaking Students
    Chair: LoCastro
  • Habib, Rania (2005)
    The role of social factors, lexical borrowing and speech accomodation in the variation of [q] and [?] in the colloquial arabic of rural imgrant families in Hims, Syria
    Chair: Andrew Lynch
  • Mero, Samantha (2003)
    Language Usage in Guinea West Africa
    Chair: Hardman
  • Sayers, Addie (2002)
    Language and the Manipulation of Teen Women’s Identity: Creating Deficiency, Subverting Agency and Devaluing Teen Women’s Personhood on the Multiple Levels of Discourse in Teen Women’s Magazines
    Chair: Hardman
  • Chavez-Cappellini, Yolanda (2002)
    A linguistic analysis of the toponyms of the Tambo Valley and surrounds in Moquegua
    Chair: Hardman
  • Broce, Marlene (2000)
    A Sociolinguistics Study of Final Liquids in a Rural Panamanian Dialect
    Chair: Torres-Cacoullos
  • Sniad, Tamara (1998)
    Games with Face: A Sociolinguistic Analysis of Cosmetic Sales
    Chair: Boxer

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Syntax/Semantics/Morphology

  • Nakai, Jun (2015)
    A Movement Approach to Japanese Relative Clauses
    Chair: Potsdam
  • Deacon, Robert (2011)
    P-Forms in Distributed Morphology: Accounting for a type of semilexical form
    Chair: Henderson
  • Prince, Rose (2011)
    Russian and Polish verbal morphology: Comparative feature encoding
    Chair: Henderson
  • Hughes, Todd (2011)
    Wakhi agreement clitics
    Chair: Henderson
  • Hettick, Christian (2009)
    Improving the automatic diacritization of Arabic using a web-based bootstrapping algorithm
    Chair: Filip
  • Bragdon, Janice (2006)
    Verb-particle nominals in English
    Chair: Miller
  • Resnick, Jodi (2003)
    Negative inversion in Modern Hebrew
    Chair: Hatav
  • Monahan, Philip (2003)
    Backward object control in Korean
    Chair: Potsdam
  • Chavez-Cappellini, Yolanda (2002)
    A linguistic analysis of the toponyms of the Tambo Valley and surrounds in Moquegua
    Chair: Hardman
  • Mashuta, Aquilina (1997)
    The linguistic structure of slang in Shona discourses
    Chair: Hardman
  • Moyna, Maria (1996)
    The evolution of verbal voseo in Rio de la Plata Spanish: Evidence from plays and popular songs Between 1880 and 1930
    Chair: Miller
  • Moroni, Beatriz (1994)
    From idiomaticity to cognition: A journey into the synergy of meanings
    Chair: Casagrande
  • King, Wayne (1994)
    Cognitive analysis of Russian aspect
    Chair: Achard
  • Lee, Hyeran (1992)
    Local binding nature of Korean reflexives
    Chair: Miller
  • McGhee, Gwena (1992)
    Lexical parametrization in Japanese and English
    Chair: Miller
  • Uptagraft, Betty (1992)
    Some Problematic aspects of subject/verb agreement in English
    Chair: Thompson

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Other

  • Bontrager, Gregory (2015)
    Concepts and issues in orthographic design
    Chair: McLaughlin

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Non-Thesis

  • David Billig (2017)
  • JD Dimanche (2017)
  • Zhongyuan Lu (2017)
    Chair: Potsdam
  • Adriana Ojeda (2017)
    Chair: Wayland
  • Bossley, Elizabeth (2015)
    Chair: Golombek
  • Al Mufarreh, Raniah (2014)
    Chair: Wulff
  • Alhaider, Siham (2014)
    Chair: Lord-Ward
  • Harder, Mary (2014)
    Chair: Wayland
  • Alanazi, Mohammed (2013)
    Chair: Potsdam
  • Albaty, Yasser (2013)
    Chair: Potsdam
  • Matwick, Kelsi (2013)
    Chair: Wehmeyer
  • Matwick, Keri (2013)
    Chair: Lord
  • Alqahtany, Ashwag (2013)
    Chair: Boxer
  • Alruayni, Dawhah (2013)
    Chair: Henderson
  • Klager, Patrick (2013)
    Chair: Golombek
  • Dolce, Thomas (2012)
    Chair: Golombek
  • Bloemke, Nathaniel (2011)
    Chair: Golombek
  • Nekorchuk, Russell (2011)
    Chair: Miller
  • Shelly, Victoria (2011)
  • Troyo, Talia (2011)
  • Zhong, Jingya (2010)
  • McPeek, Tyler (2010)
  • Rangel, Bobbie (2010)
  • Tanaka, Mami (2010)
    Chair: Locastro
  • McNamara, Julianne (2010)
    Chair: Boxer
  • Shear, Susan (2009)
    Chair: Kaan
  • Dawidziuk, Laura (2009)
    Chair: Cowles
  • Mantooth, Ashlee (2008)
    Chair: LoCastro
  • Witty, Sean (2008)
    Chair: McLaughlin
  • Michel, Daniel (2007)
    Chair: Potsdam
  • Ziliak, Zoe (2007)
    Chair: Antes
  • Hodge, Hilary (2006)
    Chair: LoCastro
  • Kesselman, Rachel (2006)
    Chair: Wayland
  • Larsen, James (2006)
    Chair: Miller
  • Ebbeler, Sheldon (2006)
    Chair: Potsdam
  • Bergerson, Sara (2006)
    Chair: LoCastro
  • Dilascio, Kristie (2006)
    Chair: Wayland
  • Bocock, Traci (2005)
    Chair: Wehmeyer
  • Csonka, LaTasha (2005)
    Chair: Wayland
  • Bassi, Clementine (2005)
    Chair: Miller
  • Terranova, Elizabeth (2005)
    Chair: Boxer
  • Shapiro, Leah (2005)
    Chair: Boxer
  • Stephen, Meridith (2004)
    Chair: Boxer
  • Mullins, Melanie (2004)
    Chair: Hardman
  • Frank, Jonathan (2004)
    Chair: Boxer
  • Nakamura, Masayo (2004)
    Chair: Boxer
  • Smouse, Rose Manto (2004)
    Chair: Der-Houssikian
  • Al-Balushi, Rashid Ali (2003)
    Chair: Halmari
  • Harllee, Amanda (2003)
    Chair: Miller
  • Lopez-Merino, Luli (2003)
    Chair: Lynch
  • Paik, Kyong-OK (2003)
    Chair: Antes
  • Blue, Robert (2003)
    Chair: Wayland
  • Dow, Kathleen (2002)
    Chair: Halmari
  • Kline, James (2002)
    Chair: Wayland
  • Scott, Jeremy (2002)
    Chair: Boxer
  • Swait, Carolyn (2002)
    Chair: Antes
  • Lochwyn, Ted (2000)
    Chair: Wyatt-Brown
  • Schall, Tracy (2000)
    Chair: Thompson
  • Al-Khairy, Mohamed (2000)
    Chair: Der-Houssikian
  • Earp, Barbara (1999)
    Chair: Thompson
  • Hess, Barbara (1999)
    Chair: Thompson
  • Principe, Natercia (1999)
    Chair: Sullivan
  • Wilson, Debbie (1999)
    Chair: Sullivan
  • Garrison, James (1999)
    Chair: Boxer
  • Gavrin, Jeong-a (1999)
    Chair: Wiltshire
  • Kim-Park, Pu-Nahm (1999)
    Chair: Sullivan
  • Stack, Allison (1999)
    Chair: Thompson
  • Blakemore, Heather (1998)
    Chair: Wehmeyer
  • Bray, Jodi (1998)
    Chair: Wiltshire
  • Bartels, Michelle (1998)
    Chair: Boxer
  • Griggs, Amelia (1998)
    Chair: Wyatt-Brown
  • Walker, Charles (1998)
    Chair: Wyatt-Brown
  • Nidever, Eileen (1997)
    Chair: Casagrande
  • Trickel, Kent (1997)
    Chair: Thompson
  • Bajouda, Waleed (1996)
    Chair: Der-Houssikian
  • Evans, Vyvyan (1996)
    Chair: Sullivan
  • Mast, Brian (1996)
    Chair: Boxer
  • Feigenbaum, Kim (1996)
    Chair: Miller
  • Foresman, Kennedy (1996)
    Chair: Sullivan
  • Hankins, David (1996)
    Chair: Wyatt-Brown
  • Pierce, Valerie (1996)
    Chair: Casagrande

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