Dissertation Archive

To search dissertations by author, keywords, etc., and to view electronic copies of dissertations published since 2008, visit the DigitalGeorgetown repository of Linguistics dissertations.

Recent dissertations are listed alphabetically by author below.

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

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Abbuhl, Rebekha (PhD - 2005)
The effect of feedback and instruction on writing quality: Legal writing and advanced L2 learners
Mentor: Alison Mackey & Andrea Tyler

Adams, Rebecca (PhD - 2005)
Learner-Learner Interactions: Implications for Second Language Acquisition
Mentor: Alison Mackey

Al Khalil, Maymona (PhD - 2011)
Second language learning motivation: Its relationship to noticing and production in task-based interaction
Mentor: Alison Mackey

Allbritten, Rachael (PhD - 2011)
Sounding Southern: Acoustic realities of dialect perceptions
Mentor: Natalie Schilling

Al-Zidjaly, Najma (PhD - 2005)
Communication across ability-status: A nexus analysis of the co-construction of agency and disability in Oman
Mentor: Ron Scollon

Aquil, Rajaa (PhD - 2007)
The segmenting/parsing unit in Cairene Arabic spoken language
Mentor: Alfonso Morales-Front

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Bauer, Matt (PhD - 2006)
Prosodic Strengthening of Consonants in Iron Range English
Mentor: Elizabeth Zsiga

Brooks, Rachel (PhD - 2013)
Comparing Native and Non-Native Raters of US Federal Government Speaking Tests
Mentor: Jeffrey Connor-Linton

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Callier, Patrick (PhD - 2013)
Linguistic Context and the Social Meaning of Voice Quality Variation
Mentor: Natalie Schilling

Campos, Marco (PhD - 2004)
Lexical Effects in Bilingual Sentence Processing
Mentor: Donna Lardiere

Carpenter, Helen (PhD - 2009)
A Behavioral and Electrophysiological Investigation of Different Aptitudes for L2 Grammar in Learners Equated for Proficiency Level
Mentor: Michael Ullman

Castillo Ayometzi, Cecilia (PhD - 2004)
Discourse, Practice, and Identity Transformation: An Immigrant Experience of Religious Conversion
Mentor: Ron Scollon

Choi, Myong Hee (PhD - 2009)
The Acquisition of Wh-in-situ Constructions in Second Language Acquisition
Mentor: Donna Lardiere

Chou, Wen-Ying Sylvia (PhD - 2005)
End-of-Life Discourse: An Analysis of Agency, Coherence, and Questions
Mentor: Heidi E. Hamilton

Clagett Williams, Kathleen (PhD - 2012)
The Sociolinguistic Language Awareness of Three College Writing Instructors: A Discourse Analysis
Mentor: Natalie Schilling

Cochrane, Leslie (PhD - 2014)
Telling Disability: Identity Construction in Personal and Vicarious Narratives
Mentor: Heidi E. Hamilton

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de Saint-Georges, Ingrid (PhD - 2004)
Anticipatory Discourse: Producing Futures of Action in a Vocational Program for Long-term Unemployed
Mentor: Ron Scollon

Dedaic, Mirjana (PhD - 2005)
Discursive Construction of National Identity in American, South African, and Croatian 1999 State of the Nation Addresses
Mentor: Deborah Schiffrin

Demo, Doug (PhD - 2007)
Interactional competence in gatekeeping encounters: A discourse analysis of cross-cultural employment interviews
Mentor: Andrea Tyler

Diercks, Michael (PhD - 2011)
Issues in the morphosyntax of Bukusu
Mentor: Raffaella Zanuttini

Disler, Edith (PhD - 2005)
Talking in the Ranks: Gender and Military Discourse
Mentor: Deborah Tannen

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Egi, Takako (PhD - 2005)
Recasts, Perceptions, and L2 Development
Mentor: Alison Mackey

Eom, Soojeong (PhD - 2013)
Automatic Presentation Of Sense-Specific Lexical Information In An Intelligent Learning System
Mentors: Graham Katz & Markus Dickinson

Everts, Elisa (PhD - 2013)
In the Face of Blindness: Modalities of Negotiating Identity and Relationship in Blind/Sighted Interaction
Mentor: Heidi E. Hamilton

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Feizollahi, Zhaleh (PhD - 2010)
Post-Lexical Categorical Changes: Turksih, Yoruba and Norwegian
Mentor: Elizabeth Zsiga

Felling, Shiraz (PhD - 2006)
Fading Farsi: Language Policy, Ideology, and Shift in the Iranian American Family
Mentor: Kendall King

Fidler, Ashley (PhD - 2011)
Extending the Language of Spece into Abstract Contexts in Child Hungarian
Mentor: Donna Lardiere

Flannery, Mercia (PhD - 2006)
Stories of Racial Discrimination in Brazil: Language, Stigma and Identity
Mentor: Deborah Schiffrin

Fleischer, Astrid Alkistis (PhD - 2007)
The politics of language in Quebec: Language policy and language ideologies in a pluriethnic society
Mentors: Ralph Fasold & Monica Heller

Fogle, Evelyn (PhD - 2010)
Language socialization in the internationally adoptive family: Identities, second languages, and learning
Mentor: Kendall King

Fond, Marissa (PhD - 2013)
Orienting to Topic in Clinical Discourse Elicitation of Everyday Conversation
Mentor: Heidi E. Hamilton

Fridman Mintz, Boris (PhD - 2006)
Tense and aspect inflections in Mexican Sign Language verbs
Mentor: Andrea Tyler

Fujii, Akiko (PhD - 2006)
Individual differences in task performance: Aptitude profiles, orientation to form, and second language production in the EFL classroom
Mentor: Alison Mackey

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Gallagher, Colleen (PhD - 2012)
Emergent Biliteracy in Kindergarten Dual Language Classrooms: Examining Cross-Cultural and Bilingual Developmental Processes through a Narrative Lens
Mentor: Kendall King

Goo, Jaemyung (PhD - 2011)
Corrective feedback, individual variation in cognitive capacities, and L2 development: Recasts vs. metalinguistic feedback
Mentor: Alison Mackey

Grieser, Jessica (PhD - 2015)
The Language of Professional Blackness:  African American English at the Intersection of Race, Place, and Class in Southeast Washington, D.C.
Mentor: Natalie Schilling

Gruber, James (PhD - 2012)
An Articulatory, Acoustic, and Auditory Study of Phonological Tone in Modern Burmese
Mentor: Elizabeth Zsiga

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Hama, Mika (PhD - 2013)
Strategic planning, recasts, noticing, and L2 development
Mentor: Alison Mackey

Hamrick, Philip (PhD - 2013)
Development of concious knowledge during early incidental learning of L2 syntax
Mentor: Alison Mackey

Hilanto, Kimberly (Teague) (PhD - 2012)
The interaction of lexical and discourse-level categories in second language phonetics: Evidence from Mandarin-English pitch
Mentor: Elizabeth Zsiga

Ho, Vu (PhD - 2012)
Non-native argumentative writing by Vietnamese learners of English: Research and pedagogical implications
Mentor: Andrea Tyler

Howald, Blake (PhD - 2012)
The Transformation of Spatial Experience in Narrative Discourse
Mentor: Graham Katz

Hutchinson, Corinne (PhD - 2013)
Morphosyntactic Echoes: Contact Phenomena in Navajo Child English
Mentor: Donna Lardiere

Hwang, Sun Hee (PhD - 2013)
The acquisition of Korean plural marking by native English speakers
Mentor: Donna Lardiere

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Jacobsen, Natalia (PhD - 2013)
Applying cognitive linguistics and task-supported language teaching to instruction of English conditional phrases
Mentor: Andrea Tyler

Jamsu, Jermay Reynolds (PhD - 2012)
Language variation and change in an Amdo Tibetan Village: Gender, Education and Resistance
Mentor: Robert Podesva

Jeon, K. Seon (PhD - 2004)
Interaction-driven learning: Characterizing linguistic development
Mentor: Alison Mackey

Jocuns, Andy (PhD - 2005)
Knowledge and Discourse: A Study of Knowledge in Social Interaction using the Theories of Mediated Discourse and Distributed Cognition
Mentor: Ron Scollon

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Kajino, Sakiko (PhD - 2014)
Japanese Women’s Language, Regional Variation and Social Meaning
Mentor: Natalie Schilling

Kallayanamit, Saovapak (PhD - 2005)
Intonation in Standard Thai: Contours, Registers and Boundry Tones
Mentor: Elizabeth Zsiga

Kang, Yunkyoug (PhD - 2013)
Cognitive Linguistics Approach to Semantics of Spatial Relations in Korean
Mentor: Andrea Tyler

Kelly, Justin (PhD - 2013)
The Syntax-Semantics Interface in Distributed Morphology
Mentor: Paul Portner

Kim, Jeong-eun (PhD - 2013)
Explicit form-focused instruction and acquisition of implicit L2 knowledge in adult second language acquisition
Mentor: Alison Mackey

Kim, Ki-Tae (PhD - 2006)
Discourse of Oriental Medicine: Reference to Western Medicine and Co-construction of the Mind-body Relationship
Mentor: Heidi E. Hamilton

Kissling, Elizabeth (PhD - 2012)
When and Why to Teach L2 Phonetics and Phonology: Exploring FL Learners’ Perception and Production of Spanish Phones
Mentors: Jeff Connor-Linton & Cristina Sanz

Kodama, Yasue (PhD - 2007)
Functions of Timeless Sentences in Japanese Oral Narratives
Mentor: Deborah Schiffrin

Koutsomitopoulou, Eleni (PhD - 2004)
A Neural Network Model for the Representation of Natural Language
Mentor: Donald Loritz

Krawczyk, Elizabeth (PhD - 2012)
Inferred Propositions And The Expression Of The Evidence Relation In Natural Language: Evidentiality In Central Alaskan Yup’ik Eskimo And English
Mentor: Paul Portner

Kripkee, Bernard (PhD - 2006)
Perceived Linkage of English Pitch Accents with Syllables
Mentor: Donald Loritz

Kuo, Chi-Hsien (PhD - 2006)
The Information Status and Discourse Function of Conditionals in Mandarin
Mentor: Deborah Schiffrin

Kuong, Io Kei (PhD - 2007)
Clausal Peripheries and Resumptives: A Cross-linguistic Study of Topic-Comment Structures
Mentor: Hector Campos

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Lake, Julie (PhD - 2014)
The role of individual differences in L1 and L2 processing of bridging and predictive inferences
Mentors: Alison Mackey & Sanja Kotz

Lee, Chong Min (PhD - 2013)
A Hybrid Approach to Inferring a Consistent Temporal Relation Set in Natural Language Text
Mentor: Graham Katz

Lee, Eunji (PhD - 2015)
L2 Acquisition of number marking: a bidirectional study of adult learners of Korean and Indonesian
Mentor: Donna Lardiere

Lee, Jinsok (PhD - 2015)
Language, Ethnicity And Identity In A New Jersey Korean-American Community
Mentor: Natalie Schilling

Lin, Hui-Ju (PhD - 2009)
Bilingualism, feedback, cognitive capacity, and learning strategies in L3 development
Mentor: Cristina Sanz

Loehr, Daniel (PhD - 2004)
Gesture and Intonation
Mentor: Elizabeth Zsiga

Logan-Terry, Aubrey (PhD - 2012)
Achievement, Assessment, and Learning: A Study of English Language Learners in Mainstream Content Classrooms
Mentors: Heidi E. Hamilton & Jeff Connor-Linton

Lou, Jia (PhD - 2009)
Situating Linguistic Landscape in Time and Space: A Multidimensional Study of the Discursive Construction of Washington, D.C. Chinatown
Mentor: Robert Podesva

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Macgregor, David (PhD - 2007)
On the relationship between intransitive and causitive verbs in English
Mentor: Andrea Tyler

 

Mahpeykar, Narges (PhD - 2015)
A Principled Cognitive Linguistics Account of English Phrasal Verbs
Mentor: Andrea Tyler

Marinova, Diana (PhD - 2008)
Neutrality in Mediation Hearings: Managing the Mediation Process without Bias
Mentor: Heidi E. Hamilton

Matula, Suzanne (PhD - 2007)
Incorporating a Cognitive Linguistic Presentation of the Prepositions On, In and At in ESL Instruction: A Quasi Experimental Study
Mentor: Andrea Tyler

Mauck, Simon (PhD - 2008)
Yehudah Hayyuj and Biblical Hebrew verbs
Mentor: Solomon Sara

McFadden, Jennifer (PhD - 2011)
Translating selves in public: Intersubjectivity, interaction and ethnography in an urban Bangladeshi market
Mentor: Heid E. Hamilton

McQuaid, Goldie Ann (Dooley) (PhD - 2013)
Variation at the Morphology-Phonology Interface in Appalachian English
Mentor: Elizabeth Zsiga

Mittelstaedt, Jennifer (PhD - 2007)
Auxiliary Verb Leveling and Morphological Theory: The Case of Smith Island English
Mentor: Natalie Schilling-Estes

Mozgalina, Anastasia (PhD - 2015)
Applying an Argument-based Approach for Validating Assessments in Second Language Acquisition Research: The Elicited Imitation Test for Russian
Mentor: John Norris

Murph, Karen (PhD - 2009)
Negotiating the Master Narratives of Prostitution, Slavery, and Rape in the Testimonies by and Representations of Korean Sex Slaves of the Japanese Military (1939-1945)
Mentor: Heidi E. Hamilton

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Nakahama, Yuko (PhD - 2004)
Cross-linguistic Influence on the Development of Referential Topic Management in L2 Japanese Oral Narratives
Mentor: Andrea Tyler

Nielsen, Rasmus (PhD - 2013)
Reassembling Identity: Stylistic Variation in African American English
Mentor: Natalie Schilling

Nikolaev, Vitaly (PhD - 2013)
Za-perfectives of Russian motion verbs
Mentor: Andrea Tyler

Nitisaroj, Rattima (PhD - 2006)
Effects of Stress and Speaking Rate on Duration and Tone in Thai
Mentor: Elizabeth Zsiga

Nylund, Anastasia (PhD - 2013)
Phonological Variation at the Intersection of Ethnoracial Identity, Place and Style in Washington, D.C.
Mentor: Robert Podesva

Nuevo, Ana-Maria (PhD - 2006)
Task complexity and interaction: L2 learning opportunities and development
Mentor: Alison Mackey

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Or, Winnie (Wing Fung) (PhD - 2004)
'I'm not selling you vegetables in the market!': A Sociocultural Analysis of the
Discourse of Business Negotiation across Settings in Southern China
Mentor: Heidi E. Hamilton

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Park, Jong Un (PhD - 2012)
Clause Structure and Null Subjects: Referential Dependencies in Korean
Mentor: Raffaella Zanuttini

Parrott, Jeffrey (PhD - 2007)
Bridging the Gap: Distributed Morphological Mechanisms of Labovian Variation in Morphosyntax
Mentor: Donna Lardiere

Petersen, Kenneth (PhD - 2010)
Implicit Corrective Feedback in Computer-Guided Interaction: Does Mode Matter?
Mentor: Alison Mackey

Premilovac, Aida (PhD - 2006)
Voices of Trauma: An Interactional Sociolinguistic Study of Therapeutic Discourse
Mentor: Heidi E. Hamilton

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R

Rees, Daniel (PhD - 2009)
Towards Proto-Persian: An Optimality Theoretic Historical Reconstruction
Mentor: Shaligram Shukla

Rico-Sulayes, Antonio (PhD - 2013)
Quantitative Authorship Attribution of Users of Mexican Drug Dealing Related Online Forums
Mentor: Natalie Schilling

Ross-Feldma, Lauren (PhD - 2006)
Task-Based Interactions Between Second Language Learners: Exploring the Role of Gender
Mentor: Alison Mackey

Rubin Damari, Rebecca (PhD - 2012)
Stancetaking as identity work: The case of mixed American/Israeli couples
Mentor: Robert Podesva

Rus, Dominik (PhD - 2011)
The acquisition of verbal inflection in child grammars in a variability model of early morphosyntactic development
Mentor: Donna Lardiere

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Sachs, Rebecca (PhD - 2011)
Individual differences and the effectiveness of visual feedback on reflexive binding in L2 Japanese
Mentor: Alison Mackey

Sacknovitz, Aliza (PhD - 2007)
Linguistic Means of Orthodox Jewish Identity Construction: Phonological Features, Lexical Features, and the Situated Discourse
Mentor: Natalie Schilling-Estes

Sanderson, Jason (PhD - 2013)
Breizh Atao?: The Macrosociolinguistics of Word Choice, Language Ideology and Regional Identity in Contemporary Brittany
Mentor: Natalie Schilling 

Sclafani, Jennifer (PhD - 2010)
Talking Back to Newt Gingrich: Discourse Strategies in the Construction of Language Ideologies
Mentor: Deborah Schiffrin

Seals, Corinne (PhD - 2013)
Mutilingual Identity Development and Negotiation Amongst Heritage Language Learners: A Study of East European-American Schoolchildren in the United States
Mentor: Natalie Schilling

Shah, Sheena (PhD - 2013)
Factors Affecting Proficiency among Gujarati Heritage Language Learners on Three Continents
Mentor:Alison Mackey

Shaw, Emily (PhD - 2013)
Gesture in Multiparty Interaction: A Study of Embodied Discourse in Spoken English and American Sign Language
Mentor:Heidi E. Hamilton

Shibuya, Yoshiho (PhD - 2006)
Production and Perception of Consonant Clusters in the L2 Phonology of Japanese Learners of English
Mentor: Elizabeth Zsiga

Siebecker, Laura (PhD - 2015)
The Basque Auxiliary Verb: Morphosyntactic Analysis and Implications for Second Language Acquisition
Mentor: Ruth Kramer

Sondermann, Kerstin (PhD - 2013)
The 'Manual' Way of Informing the Notion of 'Balanced Bilinguals'
Mentor: Andrea Tyler

Soukup, Barbara (PhD - 2008)
The stragegic use of Austrian dialect in interaction: A sociolinguistic study of contextualization, speech perception and language attitudes
Mentor: Natalie Schilling-Estes

Stockburger, Ingrid (PhD - 2011)
Making Zines, Making Selves: Identity Construction in DIY Autobiography
Mentor: Deborah Schiffrin

Suh, Bo Ram (PhD - 2010)
Written feedback in Second Language Acquisition: Exploring the roles of type of feedback, tope of linguistic targets, and awareness of a L2 writing task
Mentor: Alison Mackey

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Tagarelli, Kaitlyn (PhD - 2014)
The neurocognition of adult second language learning: an fMRI study
Mentor: Michael Ullman

Takada, Mari (PhD - 2007)
Synesthetic Metaphor: Perception, Cognition, and Language
Mentor: Andrea Tyler

Tlale Boyer, One (PhD - 2006)
The Phonetics and Phonology of Sengwato, A Dialect of Setswana
Mentor: Elizabeth Zsiga

Tovares, Alla (PhD - 2005)
Intertextuality in Family Interation: Repetition of Public Texts in Private Settings
Mentor: Deborah Tannen

Toye, Margaret (PhD - 2008)
Interaction in the Production and Fanship of Train 48: An Interactional Sociolinguistic Study
Mentor: Ron Scollon

Trester, Anna (PhD - 2008)
Improvising onstage and off: Combining variationist, discourse, and anthropological approaches to style
Mentor: Natalie Schilling-Estes

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Van Guilder, Linda (PhD - 2008)
Cross-language Perception in Foreign Name Transcription
Mentor: Elizabeth Zsiga

Villafaña Dalcher, Christina (PhD - 2006)
Consonant Weakening in Florentine Italian
Mentor: Elizabeth Zsiga

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Wake, Virginia (PhD - 2006)
Triadic Interaction in Prenatal Genetic Counseling
Mentor: Heidi E. Hamilton

Weger, Heather (PhD - 2008)
Learner Motivations and Preferences: Realities in the Language Classroom
Mentor: Jeff Connor-Linton

Winke, Paula (PhD - 2005)
Individual differences in adult Chinese second language acquisition: The relationship among aptitude, memory and strategies for learning
Mentor: Alison Mackey

Wright, Laura (PhD - 2008)
Doing, Talking and Writing Science: A Discourse Analysis of the Resemiotization of Laboratory Activities in a Middle School Science Class
Mentor: Heidi E. Hamilton

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Ziegler, Nicole (PhD - 2013)
Synchronous Computer-Mediated Communication and Interaction: A Research Synthesis and Meta-Analysis
Mentor: Alison Mackey

Zubair, Cala (PhD - 2011)
Ethnolinguistic Nationalism in Sri Lankan University Subcultures
Mentors: Michael Lempert & Robert Podesva

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