# Browse College of Liberal Arts and Sciences by Title

• (1994)
T cells recognize foreign antigen through a heterodimeric $\alpha\beta$ T-cell receptor (TCR). The TCR ligand is a peptide bound to a membrane-bound protein coded by the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) locus. Like ...

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• (1993)
In this dissertation, it is shown how efficient natural language parsing with constraint-based grammars can be achieved. In so doing, a variant of the LR-parsing algorithm is developed that deals with grammars using ...

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• (1995)
Thomas McGrath (1916-1990) is the kind of literary figure scholars interested in canon revision dream of finding: an arguably major twentieth-century American poet whose work has gone almost unnoticed by academics, and one ...

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• (2012-02-06)
The aim of this dissertation is to examine the unique importance of tactile perception in Western Modernism, focusing on three individuals and an artistic group, namely, D. H. Lawrence, Walter Benjamin, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, ...

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• (2011-05-25)
In many parts of the world, immigration typically involves families emigrating from one country to another. However, transnational marriage, in which one spouse immigrates to the other spouse's county, has recently increased ...

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• (2013-05-24)
In this dissertation, I develop a line of thought that Berkeley had only started to develop in his published works and in his personal Notebooks. This line of thought concerns the role played by Spirit, or active volitional ...

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• (1989)
The writers of the supernatural tales present in their stories nonrational events that can be set in either the primary or the secondary world or an ambiguous region in between, such as dreamland. Whether the reader accepts ...

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• (2014-01-16)
Humans’ ability to understand speech is remarkable in that, despite large amounts of inter-talker variability due to factors such as pitch, speech rate, and accents, we are usually able to understand what is being said ...

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• (2014-09-16)
When audiences talk back, either by responding or retorting, the line between performers and audience members blurs, bringing into relief the relationship between spectatorship and agency. The dramas of W. B. Yeats, W. H. ...

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• (2011-08-25)
This dissertation utilizes a sociocultural linguistic approach that combines sociolinguistic, discourse analytic and ethnographic methods in order to examine how black public figures use African American English (AAE) to ...

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• (2014-01-16)
The Tambora Project reconstructs on a global scale the most destructive episode of abrupt climate change in the modern historical record. The volcanic sulfate veil produced by the Tambora eruption in the period 1815-18 ...

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• (2014-05-30)
This dissertation explores the impact of China’s integration into the international society upon its propensity to use force in interstate disputes. Drawing on various insights from international relations theory, I argue ...

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• (2011-08-26)
This dissertation explores the social-ecological dynamics and consequences of global shifts in the prawn farming industry from Southeast Asia to East Africa. The main contribution of my dissertation research is its integration ...

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• (1994)
China possesses numerous hominid bearing sites spanning the Pleistocene. As such, China provides an excellent opportunity to examine hominid adaptations to extra-African environments. Understanding the context of Chinese ...

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• (1995)
Crocodile and turtles are well represented at a number of the Olduvai archaeological sites, although the nature of their association with the lithic artifacts and the other faunal materials has never been investigated using ...

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• (1996)
Traditionally, spatial processing has been considered the domain of the right hemisphere(e.g., Milner, 1974; Sperry, 1974). Recent research however, suggests that both hemispheres may play a role in analyzing spatial ...

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• (1971)

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• (2013-08-22)
Cancer and infectious diseases are huge threats to human beings. With the rapid rise in drug resistance, there is a need for new drugs, and isoprenoid biosynthesis is an attractive target for drug discovery. In chapter 1, ...

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