# Browse Graduate Dissertations and Theses at Illinois by Title

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• (2005)
Findings showed that the children demonstrated communicative competence skills in all settings, though the variety and quantity of skills in English, Spanish, or mixed code increased in settings with a positive affective ...

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• (2017-07-12)
This dissertation proposes ways out of traumatic silence in contemporary French and Francophone North African fiction. While silence has been the focus of trauma-centered texts in recent decades, I bring in the theoretical ...

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• (2007)
In addition to demonstrating and unpacking the nature of the relationship between experience and dynamic decision-making effectiveness, my findings also account for a range of potential downsides to experience. In particular, ...

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• (2014-09-16)
This paper investigates the association between analyst forecast dispersion and investors’ perceived uncertainty toward earnings. I construct a new measure for investors’ expectation of earnings announcement uncertainty ...

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• (2013-02-03)
The bilingual advantage hypothesis proposes that being bilingual leads to benefits in cognitive abilities that are mediated by superior executive control. Bilingual children demonstrate accelerated mastery of basic cognitive ...

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• (2017-07-17)
L1 influence on second language acquisition has been shown by linguists in many areas. This study is to look into the L1 influence on English adjective ordering among Chinese ESL learners. We hypothesized that if there was ...

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• (2014-05-30)
As concerns of climate change grow and the world population increases the demands on agricultural production, developing stress tolerant cultivars is a key step towards feeding the world in 2050. The mechanisms of response ...

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• (2012-02-06)
This research investigated regional growth patterns under different economic environments. Based on the varying innovation capacities that occur at different stages of the business cycle, I hypothesize that in the more ...

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• (1992)
This study investigates the interaction of communication media and task characteristics on group interaction, performance, and satisfaction. McGrath's (1984) framework of group tasks and Daft and Lengel's (1984; 1986) ...

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• (2014-05-30)
This study examines the extent to which the redundancy principle of multimedia learning holds in the context of a secondary science classroom. Previous research has identified circumstances when eliminating redundant ...

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• (2016-07-20)
Food aid is an important tool to fight poverty and avert humanitarian crises in developing countries. Although multiple studies on U.S. food aid have been carried out in the past few decades, the answer to the question— ...

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• (1990)
This dissertation analyzes the understanding and beliefs about mathematics of eight preservice elementary teachers as they did, talked, and wrote about mathematics during an eight week mathematics course. The method of ...

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• (1993)
This dissertation treats the main theme of how the literacy campaign, and literacy in general, was perceived, not only by those implementing it, but by those who were its target. By showing what priority the Soviet leadership ...

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• (2008)
Although we focus on domain adaptation in natural language processing in this thesis, most of the analysis of the problem and the proposed domain adaptation techniques are not restricted to natural language processing ...

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• (2015-01-21)
The performance of a machine learning model trained on labeled data of a (source) domain degrades severely when they are tested on a different (target) domain. Traditional approaches deal with this problem by training a ...

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• (1993)
Polycrystalline barium titanate (BaTiO$\sb3$) can be made n-type conducting and reveal a positive temperature coefficient of resistivity (PTCR) near the ferroelectric phase transition (T$\sb{\rm c}$). This is accomplished ...

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• (1997)
In addition to the representation scheme, we have developed a modeling tool that could provide several levels of useful assistance--from typical clerical type of support to semantic level support such as consistency-checking ...

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• (1975)

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• (1995)
Rare-earth orthoniobates, such as LaNbO$\sb4$, undergo a tetragonal-to-monoclinic phase transformation. Both high- and low-temperature phases possess the scheelite structure, and the low temperature monoclinic phase is ...

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