Recent PhD Dissertations

Tse, Holman (2019) Beyond the Monolingual Core and out into the Wild: A Variationist Study of Early Bilingualism and Sound Change in Toronto Heritage Cantonese.
Advisor: Scott Kiesling

Pisabarro Sarrio, Silvia (2019) Developing sociolinguistic competence through explicit instruction: the case of future-time expression in L2 Spanish
Advisor:  Matt Kanwit

Lai, Li-Fang (2018) Intonation in contact prosodic transfer and innovation among Yami-Mandarin Bilinguals
Advisor:  Shelome Gooden

Héctor Ramírez-Cruz (2017) Ethnolinguistic vitality in a Creole ecology: San Andres and Providencia
Advisor: Shelome Gooden

Li, Noriyasu (2017) Interpretation and Processing of the System of Japanese Reflexives
Advisor: Alan Juffs

Jeske, Andrew (2016) The Development of English Vowels By Native Spanish Speakers.
Advisor: Alan Juffs

Washington, Adrienne Ronee (2016) (Re)structuring structures, speech and selves: Yoruba language learning and redevelopment in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil.
Advisor: Shelome Gooden

Martin, Katherine I. (2015) L1 Impacts on L2 Component Reading Skills, Word Skills, and Overall Reading Achievement.
Advisor: Alan Juffs

Wang, Jing (2015) The Effect of Implicit vs. Explicit Instruction on Learning Form-based vs. Meaning-based Language Features.
Advisor: Yasuhiro Shirai

Wang, Ping (2015) Phonological Prominence and Its Interaction with Tone in Chinese Dialects.
Advisor: Shelome Gooden

Soudi, Abdesalam (2014) Competing lines of action: A sociolinguistic approach to the human-computer interface in doctors' consultations
Advisor: Scott Kiesling

Geda, Kristopher (2014) Ambivalent Affiliations: Black and White Gay Men's Discourses on Identity and Belonging
Advisor: Scott Kiesling

Lifrieri, Verónica (2014) Teachers' Talk about Talk: An investigation into the social meaning of variation in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Advisor:  Scott Kiesling

Draucker, Fawn (2013) Participation as a tool for interactional work on Twitter: A sociolinguistic approach to social media 'engagement'.
Advisor: Scott Kiesling

Schoux Casey, Christina (2013) Postvocalic /r/ in New Orleans: Language, place and commodification.
Advisor: Scott Kiesling

Marcos Miguel, Nausica (2013) ANALYZING ISTRUCTION AND LEARNING OF DERIVATIONAL MORHOLOGY IN THE SPANISH FOREIGN LANGUAGE CLASSROOM
Advisor: Alan Juffs

Collister, Lauren Brittany (2013) Multimodality as a Sociolinguistic Resource.
Advisor: Scott Kiesling

Vercellotti, Mary Lou (2012) Complexity, Accuracy, and Fluency as Properties of Language Performance: The Development of Multiple Subsystems over Time and in Relation to Each Other.
Advisor: Yasuhiro Shirai

Luk, Pei Sui (2012) TRANSITIVE AND INTRANSITIVE CONSTRUCTIONS IN JAPANESE AND ENGLISH: A PSYCHOLINGUISTIC STUDY

Aranovich, Roberto (2012) Optional agreement and grammatical functions: a corpus study of dative clitic doubling in Spanish.
Advisor: Alan Juffs

Brubaker, Brian (2012) The Normative Standard of Mandarin in Taiwan: An Analysis of Variation in Metapragmatic Discourse.
Advisor:  Scott Kiesling

Chan, Ho Leung (2012) Tense-aspect processing in second language learners.
Advisor: Yasuhiro Shirai

Bonilla, Carrie (2012) Testing Processability Theory in L2 Spanish: Can Readiness or Markedness Predict Development? 
Advisor: Yasuhiro Shirai