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Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Dialect Boundaries and Phonological Change in Upstate New York, Aaron J. Dinkin

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The permeability of dialect boundaries: a case study of the region surrounding Erie, Pennsylvania, Keelan Evanini

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The social and linguistic predictors of the outcomes of borrowing in the speech community of Montreal, Michael Lee Friesner

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Pronouns in Catalan: Information, discourse and strategy, Laia Mayol

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The nature of homophony and its effects on diachrony and synchrony, Jean-Francois Mondon

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Language Shift and the Speech Community: Sociolinguistic Change in a Garifuna Community in Belize, Maya Ravindranath

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ANTISYMMETRY AND THE CONSERVATION OF C-COMMAND: SCRAMBLING AND PHRASE STRUCTURE IN SYNCHRONIC AND DIACHRONIC PERSPECTIVE, Joel C. Wallenberg

Submissions from 2008

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Socioeconomic aspects of linguistic variation in Polish, Lukasz Abramowicz

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A sociolinguistic study of the regional French of Normandy, Damien John Hall

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Plurality and distributivity, Yoon-kyoung Joh

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The postsyntactic derivation and its phonological reflexes, Marjorie Pak

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Semantic operators in different dimensions, Tatjana Scheffler

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Topicalization and clash avoidance. On the interaction of prosody and syntax in the history of English with a few spotlights on German, Augustin Speyer

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Linguistic change and stabilization in the transition from adolescence to adulthood, Suzanne Evans Wagner

Submissions from 2007

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Early verb representations, Sudha Arunachalam

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Free choice and negative polarity: A compositional analysis of Korean polarity sensitive items, Jinyoung Choi

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Stability and change along a dialect boundary: The low vowels of Southeastern New England, Daniel Ezra Johnson

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Laryngeal contrast in Seoul Korean, Jonathan D Wright

Submissions from 2006

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Phonological variation and change in the dialect of Charleston, South Carolina, Maciej Andrzej Baranowski

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The Banarasi Bhojpuri verb system, Susan Blair Das

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Usage -based effects in Latin American Spanish syllable -final /s/ lenition, Michelle Annette Minnick Fox

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Korean zero pronouns: Analysis and resolution, Na-Rae Han

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Semantics and pragmatics of arbitrariness, Sophia Alexandra Malamud

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Sociolinguistic variation and linguistic history in Mayan: The case of K'ichee', Sergio Francisco Romero

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Games interlocutors play: New adventures in compositionality and conversational implicature, Ian Ross

Submissions from 2005

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Dialect variation in school settings among African -American children of low -socioeconomic status, Anne Harper Charity

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Modeling phonological variation in multidialectal Italy, Christopher Cieri

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Of "moice" and men: The evolution of a male -led sound change, Jeffrey Christopher Conn

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Tone patterns of Kelantan Hokkien and related issues in Southern Min tonology, Alan Lee

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Sociolinguistic variation and language change in El Palenque de San Basilio (Colombia), Thomas Barry Morton

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Constraints on structural borrowing in a multilingual contact situation, Tara Savannah Sanchez

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On the semantics of free relatives with -ever, Victoria Ann Tredinnick

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Complex causatives and verbal valence, Alexander Williams

Submissions from 2004

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The position of morphological *case in the derivation: A study on the syntax -morphology interface, Thomas McFadden

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Domains of measurement: Formal properties of non -split /split quantifier constructions, Kimiko Nakanishi

Submissions from 2003

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Syntactic form and discourse function in natural language generation, Cassandre Yvonne Creswell

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Discourse semantics of S -modifying adverbials, Katherine Margaret Forbes

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The quest for a referent: A crosslinguistic look at reference resolution, Elsi Miia Katariina Kaiser

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The syntax -discourse interface: Effects of the main -subordinate distinction on attention structure, Eleni Miltsakaki

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Viking pronouns in England: Charting the course of THEY, THEIR, and THEM, Elise Emerson Morse-Gagne

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Constraints on the *generation of referring expressions, with special reference to Hindi, Rashmi Prasad

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Term selection for information retrieval applications, J. Michael Schultz

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The relationship between *form and *function in ditransitive constructions, Kieran Margaret Snyder

Submissions from 2002

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Topics in the reconstruction and development of Indo -European accent, Ronald I Kim

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The chronology of the Pali Canon: The case of the aorists, Paul Russell Kingsbury

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A quantitative study of accent change and variation in Tokyo Japanese: Focusing on adjectives and nouns, Megumi Kobayashi

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The phonology and phonetics of word -level prosody and its interaction with phrase -level prosody: A study of Korean in comparison to English, Eon-Suk Ko

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From the centre to the edge: The social contours and linguistic outcomes of contact with English in an Irish core and peripheral community, Mary O'Malley-Madec

Submissions from 2001

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Conspiracy in historical phonology, Sean Jacob Crist

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Is your money where your mouth is? Hiring managers' attitudes toward African -American Vernacular English, Anita Louise Henderson

Submissions from 2000

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The neural encoding of lexical perception in the human cortex: A functional magnetic resonance imaging study, Nadia Madelaine Biassou

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The effect of geographic mobility on the retention of a local dialect, David Franklin Bowie

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Beyond identity: Topics in pronominal and reciprocal anaphora, Alexis Dimitriadis

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Historical phonology of Old Indo -Aryan consonants, Masato Kobayashi

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Korean Americans as speakers of English: The acquisition of general and regional features, Hikyoung Lee

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Variable liaison in Parisian French, Christine Moisset

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Free relatives and related matters, Roumyana Ivanova Pancheva Izvorski

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Minimal indirect reference: A theory of the syntax -phonology interface, Amanda Hallie Seidl

Submissions from 1999

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Covert modality in non-finite contexts, Rajesh Bhatt

Submissions from 1998

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Incorporating punctuation into the sentence grammar: A lexicalized tree adjoining grammar perspective, Christine D Doran

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The structure and interpretation of imperatives: Mood and force in universal grammar, Chung-hye Han

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The interpretation and realization of focus: An experimental investigation of focus in English and Hungarian, Beth Ann Hockey

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Pronunciation modeling in speech synthesis, Corey Andrew Miller

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Aspects of Pit River phonology, Bruce Edwin Nevin

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The semantics and acquisition of time in language, Laura M Wagner

Submissions from 1997

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Variation and change in the nativization of foreign (a) in English, Charles Soren Boberg

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Voice and the interfaces of syntax, David Embick

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The English and Spanish of young adult Chicanos, Carmen Richardson Fought

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Prosodic domains and ambisyllabicity in optimality theory, Soonhyun Hong

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Burglars, babysitters, and persons: A sociolinguistic study of generic pronoun usage in Philadelphia and Minneapolis, Lou Ann Matossian

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Be I no gat: Constraints on null subjects in Bislama, Miriam Meyerhoff

Submissions from 1996

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Grammatical and discourse properties of null arguments in English, Sharon Ann Cote

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Grammatical categories of the verb in African-American Vernacular English, Elizabeth Dayton

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Quantification and predication in Mandarin Chinese: A case study of {\it dou}, Shi-Zhe Huang

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The dynamics of language spread: A study of the motivations and the social determinants of the spread of Sango in the Republic of Central Africa, Mark E Karan

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The prosodic structure of Latvian, A. Krisjanis Karins

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Language contact and language change in the Faetar speech community, Naomi Gail Nagy

Submissions from 1995

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External constraints on sound change: The raising of /o/ in Seoul Korean, Seo-young Chae

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Switch -reference and the structure of Lakhota narrative discourse, Richard Watson Lungstrum

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Variable zero -marking of (o) in T\cx oky\cx o Japanese, Kenjiro Matsuda

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Null vs. overt subjects in Turkish discourse: A centering analysis, Umit Deniz Turan

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The categorical and variable phonology of Russian, Ekaterina L Zubritskaya

Submissions from 1994

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Pronomial clitics in Qu\'ebec colloquial French: A morphological analysis, Julie Auger

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*Variation and phonological theory, William Thomas Reynolds

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Acquisition of variable rules: (-t,d) deletion and (ing) production in preschool children, Julia Lee Roberts

Submissions from 1993

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Phrase structure and the syntax of clitics in the history of Spanish, Josep M Fontana

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Scrambling as Case-Driven Obligatory Movement, Young-Suk Lee

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Variation in Q'eqchi' (Q'eqchi' Mayan): Four compound deictic forms and their role in structuring discourse, Linda J Maisel

Submissions from 1992

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Pronominal and null subject variation in Spanish: Constraints, dialects, and functional compensation, Richard Cameron

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Linguistic variation in urban Jamaican creole: A sociolinguistic study of Kingston, Jamaica, Peter Lumpkin Patrick

Submissions from 1991

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The historical development of the {\it it}-cleft, Catherine N Ball

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Sociolinguistic variation in Cairene Arabic: Palatalization and the {\it qaf\/} in the speech of men and women, Niloofar Haeri

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Layers of predication: The non-lexical syntax of clauses, Caroline Heycock

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Phrase structures in competition: Variation and change in Old English word order, Susan Pintzuk

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Phonetic simplification processes in the *English of the Barrio: A cross -generational sociolinguistic study of the Chicanos of Los Angeles, Otto Santa Ana A.

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*English vowels: Their surface phonology and phonetic implementation in vernacular dialects, Thomas Clark Veatch

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Syntactic properties of sentential negation. A comparative study of Romance languages, Raffaella Zanuttini

Submissions from 1990

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Mechanisms of merger: The implementation and distribution of the low back merger in eastern Pennsylvania, Ruth Herold

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Clitics and configurationality in ancient Greek, Ann Taylor

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On preposing and word order rigidity, Asha Kiran Tickoo