# Browse Dissertations and Theses - Linguistics by Title

• (2014-09-16)
The primary purpose of this multi-paper dissertation was to examine the appropriateness of using standardized test scores for making ESL placement decisions within the context of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ...

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• (2017-07-10)
Volunteer-based ESL classes for refugees, although prevalent, often exist without professional support for volunteer teachers or adequate standards of effective instruction. This qualitative case study examines a ...

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• (2020-04-23)
This longitudinal study explored English as a Second Language (ESL) learners’ perceptions of different English accents, as well as their preferences and perceptions of their own L2 English accents. Using data collected via ...

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• (2013-08-22)
The primary objective of this dissertation is to investigate how early and late bilinguals attain implicit knowledge of Korean case ellipsis (CE) that necessitates integration of multiple types of information and poses ...

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• (2018-07-02)
This paper addresses the situation of increasing linguistic hybridity in the Arab Gulf state of Kuwait. With an Arabic-speaking country hosting to an influx of migrant workers since the 1960’s, a foundation for language ...

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• (2008)
I propose that an additional head called Tr (Basilico 1998, Bowers 2002) must be introduced within the verbal projection, between vP and VP, which is responsible for introducing and licensing the high accusatives. I argue ...

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• (2008)
The present work shows that using poetry as evidence for linguistic structure is justified by an appropriate understanding of the metrical structure and of its interaction with the poetic language. Also, Beowulf, along ...

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• (1998)
Although the RVGMP can parse some data which Kimmo cannot parse, the RVGMP is slower on average than Kimmo. Poor program design is responsible for this slow time. A revised program design, based in part on a new design for ...

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• (2011-08-25)
In this thesis I examine a variety of linguistic elements which involve alternative'' semantic values---a class arguably including focus, interrogatives, indefinites, and disjunctions---and the connections between these ...

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• (2007)
Spectral intensity analysis of contrasting breathy and modal vowels in Gujarati, !Xoo and languages which make use of the breathy and modal phonation type as contrastive features provide a background against which spectral ...

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• (1991)
Vedic Sanskrit, the early Indo-European language spoken by the Aryan invaders of India in the 2nd millenium B.C.E., is a language showing little if any evidence for levels of syntactic organization between that of lexical ...

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• (2018-04-12)
Sociolinguistic research has predominately relied on spoken language to understand how social structures influence and are influenced by communication and interaction. This dissertation, however, turns to the increasingly ...

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• (1985)
Recently considerable attention has been given to communicative approaches to language teaching, which have grown from the realization that knowledge of grammatical forms and structures alone does not adequately prepare ...

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• (2003)
Within the corpus neutralization is more common in pre-consonantal position, where contrast is less perceptible and more difficult to maintain. This further suggests that the relationship between phonetically conditioned ...

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• (1996)
The goal of this thesis is to analyze extractions out of coordinate structures without positing principles specific to coordination. I show that A$\sp\prime$-movement in coordination is reducible to a version of the ...

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• (1999)
These results are argued to have significance for gender and language research, and particularly for the models used to explain the basis of gender-based language differences. I show unlike the DOMINANCE and CULTURAL ...

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• (2000)
The dissertation proposes an explicit and general analysis of case, which is extendable to the analyses of the syntax and semantics of the topic morpheme, and the "topic-like" nominative morpheme in Japanese. A case phrase, ...

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• (2014-05-30)
A central issue in L2 research concerns the nature of grammatical representations that late L2 learners come to develop in the L2. Previous work suggests that L2 learners sometimes underuse morpho-syntactic information ...

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