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Student Theses and Dissertations

PhD Dissertations


Jing Zhao, The effects of literature circles on Chinese foreign language immersion students' literacy skills


Catherine Showalter, "Orthographic input familiarity and congruence effects on phono-lexical acquisition of Russian by native speakers of English”

Taylor Anne Barriuso, "The L2 acquisition of phonemes and allophones under various exposure conditions."


Jin Bi, "Bilingualism and Cognitive Control: A Comparison of Sequential and Simultaneous Bilinguals"

Abdulaziz Alzoubi, "The Effect of Social Factors on Emphatic-Plain Contrast: A Sociophonetic Study of Arabic in Amman City of Jordan"



Miranda McCarvel, "Harmonic Serialism with Lexical Selection: Evidence from Jèrriais Allomorphy"

Sarah Braden, “Scientific Inquiry as Social and Linguistic Practice: Language Socialization Pathways in a Ninth-Grade Physics Class”


Heeok “Jade” Jeong, Exploring the spaces of culturally relevant pedagogy: The discursive (trans)formation of the pedagogical practices of two teachers of English language learners

Tamrika Khvtisiashvili, Principal Aspects of Xinaliq Phonology and Morphosyntax

Asmaa Shehata, "When Variability Matters in Second Language Word Learning: Talker Variability and Task Type Effects"

Kristen Lindahl,Exploring an 'Invisible Meduim:' Teacher Language Awareness among K-12 Preservice Educators if English Learners


Susan McKay, Raising-to-Object in French: A Functional Perspective

MA Theses


Brian Collins, "The Roles of -Ywac in the Polish Aspectual System"

Jessica Larsen, "How 'Enjoying a Meal' Is Similiar to 'Beginning a Book': Investigating Compositionality and the Processing of Complement Coercion Verbs"

John Blackham, "There and Back Again: An Adverb's Tale"

Dursun Altinok, "Quantifier Scope and Prosody in Turkish"


Shasha Xu, "Effects of ESL Instructors’ Ethnicity and Perceived Accent on University ESL Students’ Expectations of ESL Instructors"

Rachel Haynes Miller, "Students’ Discrimination of German Contrasts after One Year of Dual Immersion"

Andrew Hayes, "Integrated Versus Decontextualized Approaches to Vocabulary Instruction in a Second Language Writing Course"

Josh Jackson, "The Effects of Novel Orthographic Elements and Phonetic Instruction in Second Language Phonological Acquisition"

Jemina Keller, "An Investigation of K-5/6 Pre-Service Teachers’ Knowledge and Beliefs About the Utah Core State Standards and English Learners"

Andrew Bayles, "High-Vowel Lenition in the French of Quebec and Paris"


Kelsey Brown, "The Influence of Explicit Instruction on Failure to Acquire a Phonological Rule Due to Orthographic Input: The Case of Native English Speakers Learning German"

Derron Borders, "The Role of Gender Socialization and Sibilants in the Perception of Gay- and Straight-Sounding Voices: A Study of Returned Latter-Day-Saint Missionaries in Utah" 

George Michael Pescaru, "Coordination and Interaction in Markedness Supression"

Christina Yong, "Adverbial Ordering in English" 

Andrew Zupon,"Icelandic Quirky Agreement Restrictions: Evidence for Phi-Defective T in Quirky Subject Constructions" 

Maria Alexeeva, "Academic English Learners' Perceptions of the Value of Discourse-level, Form-focused Activities in College-level Grammar Instruction"

Mengqi Wang, "Evidence on Long Head Movement in Mandarin Predicate Cleft"


Sadie Moon Dickman, Differences in Intelligibility of Non-Native Directed Speech and Hearing Impaired Directed Speech for Non-Native Listeners,

Sara Christine Bridge, Write Your Story: A Course to Promote L2 Writing Fluency Through Theme-Based Memoirs

Katherine Matsumoto-Gray, Politeness in Increasing Degrees of Imposition: A Sociolinguistic Study of Politeness in Political Conversations

David Joseph Iannucci, Aspects of Chitimacha Phonology

Shaun Paul Matthews, Antisymmetry, Relative Clauses and Adjectives


Hossam Eldin Ibrahim Ahmed, Parallel Derivation and Multiple Loci

Marlin Taylor, Complements, Small Clauses, and Antisymmetry

Zebulon Aaron Pischnotte, Optimality Theory Applied to Iñupiaq Eskimo Consonant Assimilation

Jennifer Leparmentier, Novel Feature Processing by Children and Adults


Waleed A. Alrowsa, Agreement in Najdi Arabic

Anna Lee, Variable Consonant Sequence Reduction in English: An Optimality Theory Approach

David Patrick Hall, Topichood, Scope, and Events

Zuzana Sarikova, Shared Cognitive Learning Styles between Instructors and Students as Predictors of Attitudes toward Learning

Aleksandra Zaba, Cross-Modular (Re)Balancing Effects in Language


Undergraduate Honors Theses


Cailey Lloyd: The Role of Written Input in the Acquisition of a German-Like Pattern of Final Devoicing by Native English Speakers: Evidence from a Listening Task


Angel Elizabeth Kaiser

Tyler Watson Laws

Austin Dean Buttars

Jacqueline Danae Jolley


Eve Olson, Voice onset time in Arabic and English stop consonants

Sara Blalock NG

Eizabeth Anne Nakashima



Savannah Manwill, Sociolinguistics of Basque in the U.S.

Andrew Lee Zupon, Restrictions on Denominal Verb Formation



Stephen John Sovinsky, Speech Act Theory and Internet Culture: Computer-Mediated Communication in the Era of Web 2.0

Zachary Bret Rasmussen, The Interlanguage Speech Intelligibility Benefit: Arabic-Accented English

Robert Benjamin Young, The Syntax of Double Objects as an Instance of V Segmentation


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Last Updated: 5/26/20