Recent Dissertations

This is a list of doctoral alumni since 1988. Click on a column heading to sort by year, name, or dissertation title. Click again to reverse the order.

Year First Name Last Namesort icon Dissertation Title
1995 Ekaterina Zubritskaya

The Categorical and Variable Phonology of Russian

1991 Raffaella Zanuttini

Syntactic Properties Of Sentential Negation. A Comparative Study Of Romance Languages.

2007 Jonathan Wright

Laryngeal Contrast in Seoul Korean

2005 Alexander Williams

Complex Causatives and Verbal Valence

2009 Joel Wallenberg

Antisymmetry and the Conservation of C-Command: Scrambling and Phrase Structure in Synchronic and Diachronic Perspective

1998 Laura Wagner

The Semantics and Acquisition of Time in Languge

2008 Suzanne Wagner

Linguistic Change and Stabilization in the Transition from Adolescence to Adulthood

1991 Thomas Veatch

English Vowels: Their Surface Phonology And Phonetic Implementation In Vernacular Dialects

1990 Enric Vallduvi

The Informational Component.

1995 Umit Turan

Null vs. Overt Subjects in Turkish Discourse: A Centering Analysis

2005 Victoria Tredinnick

On the Semantics of Free Relatives With -Ever

1990 Asha Tickoo

On Preposing and Word Order Rigidity.

1990 Ann Taylor

Clitics and Configurationality in Ancient Greek.

2010 Joshua Tauberer

Learning [voice]

2014 Meredith Tamminga

Persistence in the Production of Linguistic Variation

2013 Yanyan Sui

Phonological and Phonetic Evidence for Trochaic Metrical Structure in Standard Chinese.

2013 Jon Scott Stevens

Information Structure, Grammar & Strategy in Discourse.

2008 Augustin Speyer

Topicalization and Clash Avoidance. On the Interaction of Prosody and Syntax in the History of English with a Few Spotlights on German

2017 Gayeon Son

Interactive development of FO as an acoustic cue for Korean stop contrast

2003 Kieran Snyder

The Relationship Between Form and Function in Ditransitive Constructions

2017 Einar Sigurdsson

Deriving case, agreement and voice phenomena in syntax.

2015 Kobey Shwayder

Words and Subwords:  Phohology in a Piece-Based Syntactic Morphology

2000 Amanda Seidl

Minimal Indirect Reference: A Theory Of The Syntax-Phonology Interface

2003 John Schultz

Term Selection for Information Retrieval Applications

2008 Tatjana Scheffler

Semantic Operators in Different Dimensions

1991 Shobha Satyanath

Variation And Change: (Daz) In Guyanese.

1989 Beatrice Santorini

The Generalization Of The Verb-Second Constraint In The History Of Yiddish

1991 Otto Santa Ana

Phonetic Simplification Processes in the English of the Barrio: A Cross-Generational Sociolinguistic Study of the Chicanos of Los Angeles

2005 Tara Sanchez

Constraints on Structural Borrowing in a Multilingual Contact Situation

1990 Robin Sabino

Towards a Phonology of Negerhollands: An Analysis of Phonological Variation.

2006 Ian Ross

Games Interlocutors Play: New Adventures in Compositionality and Conversational Implicature

2006 Sergio Romero

Sociolinguistic variation and linguistic history in Mayan: the case of K’ichee’

1994 Julie Roberts

Acquisition of Variable Rules: (-t, d) Deletion and (ing) Production in Preschool Children

1994 William Reynolds

Variation and Phonological Theory

2009 Maya Ravindranath

Language Shift and the Speech Community: Sociolinguistic Change in a Garifuna Community in Belize

2016 Hilary Prichard

The Role of Higher Education in Linguistic Change

2003 Rashmi Prasad

Constraints on the Generation of Referring Expressions, with Special Reference to Hindi

1991 Susan Pintzuk

Phrase Structures In Competition: Variation And Change In Old English Word Order.

1992 Peter Patrick

Linguistic Variation In Urban Jamaican Creole: A Sociolinguistic Study Of Kingston, Jamaica

2000 Roumyana Pancheva-Izvorski

Free Relatives And Related Matters

2008 Marjorie Pak

The Postsyntactic Derivation and its Phonological Reflexes

2002 Mary O'Malley Madec

From the Centre to the Edge: The Social Contours and Linguistic Outcomes of Contact with English in an Irish Core and Peripheral Community

2012 Giang Huong Nguyen

Vietnamese Vowel System.

1998 Bruce Nevin

Aspects of Pit River Phonology

2004 Kimiko Nakanishi

Domains of Measurement: Formal Properties of Non-Split/Split Quantifier Constructions

1996 Naomi Nagy

Language Contact and Language Change in the Faetar Speech Community

1992 Margaret Moser

The Negation Relation: Semantic And Pragmatic Aspects Of A Relational Analysis Sentential Negation

2005 Thomas Morton

Sociolinguistic variation and language change in El Palenque de San Basilio, Colombia

2003 Elise Morse-Gagne

Viking Pronouns in England: Charting the Course of They, Their, and Them

2009 Jean-François Mondon

The Nature of Homophony and its Effects on Diachrony and Synchrony

2000 Christine Moisset

Variable Liaison In Parisian French

2003 Eleni Miltsakaki

The Syntax-Discourse Interface: Effects of the Main-Subordinate Distinction on Attention Structure

1998 Corey Miller

Pronunciation Modeling in Speech Synthesis

1997 Miriam Meyerhoff

"Be I No Gat": Constraints on Null Subjects in Bislama

2014 Brittany McLaughlin

Animacy in Morphosyntactic Variation

2004 Thomas McFadden

The Position of Morphological Case in the Derivation: A Study on the Syntax-Morphology Interface

2009 Laia Mayol

Pronouns in Catalan: Information, Discourse and Strategy

1995 Kenjiro Matsuda

Variable Zero-Marking of (0) in Tokyo Japanese

1997 Lou Matossian

Burglars, Babysitters, and Persons: A Sociolinguistic Study of Generic Pronoun usage in Philadelphia and Minneapolis

2006 Sophia Malamud

Semantics and Pragmatics of Arbitrariness

1993 Linda Maisel

Variation in Q'eqchi' (Q'eqchi' Mayan): Four compound deictic forms and their role in structuring discourse

2012 Laurel MacKenzie

Locating Variation Above the Phonology.

1995 Richard Lungstrum

Switch-Reference and the Structure of Lakhota Narrative Discourse

2012 Caitlin R. Light

The Syntax and Pragmatics of Fronting in Germanic.

2016 Marielle Lerner

The aquisition of sociolinguistic variation in a Mexican immigrant community

2005 Alan W. Lee

Tone patterns of Kelantan Hokkien and Related Issues in Southern Min Tonology

1996 Chang-Bong Lee

Conditionals as a Discourse-Bound Entity: Pragmatics of Korean Conditionals

1993 Young-Suk Lee

Scrambling As Case-Driven Obligatory Movement

2015 Yong-cheol Lee

Prosodic Focus Within and Across Languages

2000 Hikyoung Lee

Korean Americans As Speakers Of English: The Acquisition Of General And Regional Features

2012 Catherine Lai

Rises all the way up: The interpretation of prosody, discourse attitudes and dialogue structure

2002 Megumi Kobayashi

A Quantitative Study of Accent Change and Variation in Tokyo Japanese: Focusing on Adjective and Nouns

2000 Masato Kobayashi

Historical Phonology Of Old Indo-Aryan Consonants

2002 Eon-Suk Ko

The Phonology and Phonetics of Word Level Prosody and its Interaction With Phrase Level Prosody: A Study of Korean in Comparison to English

2002 Paul Kingsbury

The Chronology of the Pali Canon: The Case of the Aorists

2002 Ronald Kim

Topics in the Reconstruction and Development of Indo-European Accent

1995 Jeong-Hwa Kim

Linguistic Variation and Territorial Functioning: A Study of the Korean Honorific System

1991 Rosemary Kauffman

Parking Court: A Linguistic Analysis Of Instrumental Adaptation To Addressee, Time, Adversary, And Identity

1996 Arturs Karins

The Prosodic Structure of Latvian

1996 Mark Karan

The Dynamics of Language Spread: A Study of the Motivations and the Social Determinants of the Spread of Sango in the Republic of Central Africa

2003 Elsi Kaiser

The Quest for a Referent: A Crosslinguistic Look at Reference Resolution

2007 Daniel Johnson

Stability and Change Along a Dialect Boundary: The Low Vowels of Southeastern New England

2008 Yoon-kyoung Joh

Plurality and Distributivity

2016 Anton Ingason

Realizing morphemes in the Icelandic noun phrase

1996 Shi-Zhe Huang

Quantification and Predication in Mandarin Chinese: A Case Study of Dou

1997 Soonhyun Hong

Prosodic Domains and Ambisyllabicity in Optimality Theory

1998 Beth Hockey

The Interpretation and Realization of Focus: An Experimental Investigation or Focus in English and Hungarian

1991 Caroline Heycock

Layers Of Predication: The Non-Lexical Syntax Of Clauses

1990 Ruth Herold

Mechanisms Of Merger: The Implementation And Distribution Of The Low Back Merger In Eastern Pennsylvania.

2001 Anita Henderson

Is Your Money Where Your Mouth Is? Hiring Managers' Attitudes Toward African-American Vernacular English

1998 Chung-hye Han

The Structure and Interpretation of Imperatives: Mood and Force in Universal Grammar

2006 Na-Rae Han

Korean Zero Pronouns: Analysis and Resolution

2008 Damien Hall

A Sociolinguistic Study of the Regional French of Normandy

1991 Niloofar Haeri

Sociolinguistic Variation In Cairene Arabic: Palatalization And The Qaf In The Speech Of Men And Women

2010 Jonathan Gress-Wright

Opacity and transparency in phonological change

2013 Kyle Gorman

Generative Phonotactics.

2014 Josef Fruehwald

The Phonological Influence on Phonetic Change

2009 Michael Friesner

The Social and Linguistic Predictors of the Outcomes of Borrowing in the Speech Community of Montreal

2006 Michelle Fox

Usage-Based Effects in Latin American Spanish Syllable-Final /s/ Lentition

1997 Carmen Fought

The English and Spanish of Young Adult Chicanos

2003 Katherine Forbes

Discourse Semantics of S-Modifying Adverbials

1993 Josep Fontana

Phrase Structure And The Syntax Of Clitics In The History Of Spanish

1995 Shengli Feng

Prosodic Structure and Prosodically Constrained Syntax in Chinese

2009 Keelan Evanini

The Permeability of Dialect Boundaries: A Case Study of the Region Surrounding Erie, Pennsylvania

1997 David Embick

Voice and The Interfaces of Syntax

2011 Aviad Eilam

Explorations in the Informational Component

2015 Aaron Ecay

A Multi-Step Analysis of the Evolution of English Do-Support

1998 Christine Doran

Incorporating Punctuation into the Sentence Grammar: A Lexicalized Tree Adjoining Grammar Perspective

2009 Aaron Dinkin

Dialect Boundaries and Phonological Change in Upstate New York

2000 Alexis Dimitriadis

Beyond Identity: Topics in Pronominal and Reciprocal Anaphora

2011 Ariel Diertani

Morpheme Boundaries and Structural Change: Affixes Running Amok

1996 Elizabeth Dayton

Grammatical Categories of the Verb in African American Vernacular English

2006 Susan Das

The Banarasi Bhojpuri Verb System

2001 Sean Crist

Conspiracy In Historical Phonology

2003 Cassandra Creswell

Syntactic Form and Discourse Function in Natural Language Generation

1996 Sharon Cote

Grammatical and Discourse Properties of Null Arguments in English

2005 Jeff Conn

Of “Moice” and Men: The Evolution of a Male-Led Sound Change

2005 Christopher Cieri

Modeling Phonological Variation in Multidialectal Italy

2007 Jinyoung Choi

Free Choice and Negative Polarity: A Compositional Analysis of Korean Polarity Sensitive Items

2017 Sunghye Cho

Development of Pitch Contrast and Seoul Korean Intonation

2005 Anne Charity

Dialect Variation in School Settings Among African-American Children of Low Socioeconomic Status

2010 Lucas Champollion

Parts of a Whole: Distributivity as a Bridge Between Aspect and Measurement

1995 Seo-Young Chae

External Constraints on Sound Change: The Raising of /o/ in Seoul Korean

1992 Richard Cameron

Pronominal and Null Subject Variation in Spanish: Constraints, Dialects, and Functional Compensation

2000 David Bowie

The Effect Of Geographic Mobility On The Retention Of A Local Dialect

1997 Charles Boberg

Variation and Change in the Nativization of Foreign (a) in English

2000 Nadia Biassou

The Neural Encoding Of Lexical Perception In The Human Cortex: A Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study

1999 Rajesh Bhatt

Covert Modality In Non-Finite Contexts

1991 Robert Belnap

Grammatical Agreement Variation In Cairene Arabic

2006 Maciej Baranowski

Phonological Variation and Change in the Dialect of Charleston, SC

1991 Catherine Ball

The Historical Development Of The It-Cleft

2017 Hezekiah Akiva Bacovcin

Parameterising Germanic ditransitive variation: a historical-comparative study

1994 Julie Auger

Pronominal Clitics in Quebec Colloquial French: A Morphological Analysis

2014 Dimka Atanassov

Processing Strategies for Scalar Implicatures

2007 Sudha Arunachalam

Early Verb Representations

2015 Chris Ahern

Cycles and Stability in Linguistic Signaling

2008 Lukasz Abramowicz

Socioeconomic Aspects of Linguistic Variation in Polish