PhD Alumni

November 5th, 2009

2013-14

Eric Acton – 
Assistant Professor, Eastern Michigan University
Dissertation: Pragmatics and the social meaning of determiners

Matthew Adams
Postdoctoral researcher, Heinrich-Heine Universität, Düsseldorf, Germany
Dissertation: The comparative grammaticality of the English comparative

Roey Gafter –
Postdoctoral researcher, University of Tel Aviv
Dissertation: “The most beautiful and correct Hebrew”:  Authenticity, ethinic identity and linguistic variation in the greater Tel Aviv area.

Katherine Geenberg –
Localization Manager at Shmoop University, Inc.
Dissertation: The other California: Marginalization and Variation in Trinity County

Stephanie S. Shih
Assistant Professor, Cognitive & Information Sciences, University of California, Merced
Dissertation: Towards optimal rhythm

Jessica Spencer –
Consultant, Gap International
Dissertation: Stochastic effects in the grammar:  Toward a usage-based model of copula contraction

2012-13

Marisa Casillas (Tice)
Postdoctoral Researcher, Language and Cognition Department, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, Netherlands
Dissertation: Learning to take turns on time: Perception and production processes involved in keeping inter-speaker gaps short

Marie-Catherine de Marneffe
Assistant Professor, Department of Linguistics, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.
Dissertation: What’s that supposed to mean? Modeling the pragmatic meaning of utterances

Jason Grafmiller
Post-doctoral researcher, Department of Linguistics, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium.
Dissertation: The semantics of syntactic choice: An analysis of English emotion verbs

Chigusa Kurumada
Assistant Professor, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, University of Rochester
Dissertation: Navigating variability in the linguistic signal: Learning to interpret contrastive prosody

Sven Lauer
Postdoctoral Fellow, Zukunftskolleg, University of Konstanz, Germany
Dissertation: Towards a dynamic pragmatics

2011-12

Uriel Cohen Priva
Assistant Professor,  Department of Cognitive, Linguistic & Psychological Sciences, Brown University
Dissertation: Sign and signal: Deriving linguistic generalizations from information utility

Olga Dmitrieva
Lecturer in Linguistics, Linguistics Program, Purdue University
Dissertation:  Geminate typology and the perception of consonant duration.

Scott Grimm
Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Translation and Language Sciences, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Dissertation:  Number and individuation

Alex Jaker ,
Post-doctoral Researcher, Alaska Native Language Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Dissertation: Prosodic reversal in Dogrib (Weledeh dialect)

Rob Munro
CEO, Idibon
Dissertation: Modeling variation in low resource languages

Melanie Owens —
Dissertation:  Serial verb constructions:  Argument structural uniformity and event structural diversity

Tyler Schnoebelen —
Chief Analyst, Idibon
Dissertation:  Emotions are relational: Positioning and the use of affective linguistic resources

Rebecca Starr
Assistant Professor, National University of Singapore
Dissertation:  Acquisition of sociolinguistic knowledge in a modern-English dual-immersion classroom

2009-10

Inbal Arnon
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Dissertation: Starting big–The role of sequences in language learning and use

Rebecca Greene —
Language Consultant, Understanding Language, Stanford University
Dissertation: Language, ideology and identity in rural Eastern Kentucky

Anubha Kothari —
Senior Product Manager, eBay
Dissertation: Processing constraints and word order variation in Hindi relative clauses

Nola Stephens
Assistant Professor of Linguistics, Department of English, Covenant College
Dissertation: Given-before-new: The effects of discourse on argument structure in early child language

Hal Tily
Senior Data Scientist, Nuance Communications
Dissertation: The role of processing complexity in word order variation and change

Yuan Zhao D’Antilio
Senior Product/Test Development Manager, Pearson Knowledge Technologies
Dissertation: Statistical inference in the learning of novel phonetic categories

2008-09

Doug Ball
Assistant Professor of Linguistics, English & Linguistics Department, Truman State University
Dissertation: Clause structure and argument realization in Tongan

Elizabeth Coppock
Senior Researcher in Linguistics, Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science, University of Gothenburg
Dissertation: The logical and empirical foundations of Baker’s Paradox

Iván García
Senior Lecturer in Linguistics, School of Languages, University of Salford, UK.
Dissertation: Generality and exception: A study in the semantics of exceptives

Lauren Hall-Lew
Lecturer in Sociolinguistics, Linguistics and English Language, School of Philosophy, Psychology, and Language Sciences, University of Edinburgh
Dissertation: Ethnicity and phonetic variation in a San Francisco neighborhood

Elisabeth Norcliffe
Research Staff, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen
Dissertation: Head marking in usage and grammar: A study of variation and change in Yucatec Maya

Laura Staum Casasanto
Assistant Professor, Department of Linguistics, Stony Brook University
Dissertation: Experimental investigations of sociolinguistic knowledge

2007-08

Philip Hofmeister
Lecturer, Department of Language and Linguistics, University of Essex
Dissertation: Representational complexity and memory retrieval in language comprehension

Dmitry Levinson
Dissertation: Licensing of negative polarity particles yet, anymore, either, and neither: Combining downward monotonicity and assertivity

Tatiana Nikitina
Researcher Officer First Class, Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS) in Paris, in the LLACAN laboratory (Langage, Langues et Cultures d’Afrique Noire)
Dissertation: The mixing of syntactic properties and language change

Neal Snider
Research Manager, Natural Language Understanding, Nuance Communications
Dissertation: An exemplar model of syntactic priming

2006-07

Bruno Estigarribia
Assistant Professor of Spanish, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, UNC Chapel Hill
Dissertation: Asking questions: Language variation and language acquisition

Itamar Francez
Assistant Professor, Department of Linguistics, University of Chicago.
Dissertation: Existential propositions

Andrew Koontz-Garboden
Senior Lecturer in Linguistics, Department of Linguistics and English Language, University of Manchester
Dissertation: States, changes of state, and the monotonicity hypothesis

2005-06

Luc Vartan Baronian
Associate Professor of Linguistics, Département des arts et lettres, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi
Dissertation: North of phonology

John Travis Beavers
Associate Professor, Department of Linguistics, University of Texas at Austin.
Dissertation: Argument/oblique alternations and the structure of lexical meaning

Lev Blumenfeld
Assistant Professor, School of Linguistics and Language Studies, Carleton University.
Dissertation: Constraints on phonological interactions

Kathryn Campbell-Kibler
Assistant Professor, Department of Linguistics, The Ohio State University.
Dissertation: Listener perceptions of sociolinguistic variables: The case of (ING)

Ashwini Deo
Associate Professor, Department of Linguistics, Yale University.
Dissertation: Tense and aspect in Indo-Aryan: Variation and diachrony

T. Florian Jaeger
Associate Professor of Brain & Cognitive Science and Computer Science, Department of Brain & Cognitive Sciences, University of Rochester.
Dissertation: Redundancy and syntactic reduction in spontaneous speech

Arman Maghbouleh
Director in SP Software and Applications Group, Cisco Systems
Dissertation: Intonation recognition models based on convex optimizations

David Oshima
Associate Professor, Department of International Communication, Graduate School of International Development, Nagoya University.
Dissertation: Perspectives in reported discourse

Rob Podesva
Assistant Professor, Department of Linguistics, Stanford University
Dissertation: Phonetic detail in sociolinguistic variation

Mary Rose —
Data Manager, Ohio Department of Education
Dissertation: Language, place and identity in later life

Julie Sweetland —
Director of Learning, FrameWorks Institute
Dissertation: Teaching writing in the African American classroom: A sociolinguistic approach

Judith Tonhauser
Associate Professor, Department of Linguistics, Ohio State University.
Dissertation: The temporal semantics of noun phrases: Evidence from Guaraní

2004-05

Veronica Gerassimova
Senior Search Quality Analyst, Yahoo!
Dissertation: Unbounded dependency constructions in Western Austronesian

Roger Levy
Associate Professor, Department of Linguistics, UC San Diego.
Dissertation: Probabilistic models of word order and syntactic discontinuity

Jean-Philippe Marcotte
Visiting Assistant Professor, Institute of Linguistics, University of Minnesota.
Dissertation: Causative alternation errors in child language acquisition

Sarah J. Roberts —
Dissertation: The emergence of Hawai’i Creole English in the early 20th century: The sociohistorical context of creole genesis

Shiao-Wei Tham
Assistant Professor of Chinese, Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, Wellesley College.
Dissertation: Representing possessive predication: Semantic dimensions and pragmatic bases

2003-04

Ash Asudeh
University Lecturer in Linguistics, Faculty of Linguistics, Philology & Phonetics, Oxford University
Dissertation: Resumption as resource management

Sarah Benor
Associate Professor of Contemporary Jewish Studies at Hebrew Union College-JIR in Los Angeles.
Dissertation: Second style acquisition: The linguistic socialization of newly Orthodox Jews

Brady Clark —
Senior Lecturer and Weinberg College Adviser, Department of Linguistics, Northwestern University.
Dissertation: A stochastic optimality theory approach to syntactic change

Cathryn Donohue
Visiting Research Fellow, Linguistics, College of Asia and the Pacific, Australian National University
Dissertation: Morphology matters: Case licensing in Basque

Hee-Sun Kim
Coordinator and Lecturer, Korean Language Program, Stanford University.
Dissertation: The use of multiple sources of information in Korean sentence processing

Jacquelyn Rahman
Associate Professor of Linguistics, Department of English, Miami University
Dissertation: It’s a serious business: The construction of middle-class white characters by African American narrative comedians

2002-03

Devyani Sharma
Senior Lecturer in Linguistics, School of Languages, Linguistics and Film, Queen Mary, University of London.
Dissertation: Structural and social constraints on non-native varieties of English

Andrew Wong
Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, California State University East Bay.
Dissertation: Tongzhi, ideologies, and semantic change

2001-02

Martina Theresia Faller
Senior Lecturer in Linguistics, School or Arts, Language and Cultures, University of Manchester
Dissertation: Semantics and pragmatics of evidentials in Cuzco Quechua

John Stephen Fry
Japanese-English Translator, Fry Translation, and Adjunct Lecturer, Department of English, Boise State University
Dissertation: Ellipsis and wa-marking in Japanese conversation

Stefan Heinz Kaufmann
Associate Professor, Department of Linguistics, University of Connecticut.
Dissertation: Aspects of the meaning and use of conditionals

Michael Thomas Wescoat —
Dissertation: On lexical sharing

2000-01

Makin McDaid Abdulkhaliq —
Senior Quality Assurance Analyst, CoStar Group.
Dissertation: English noun classes and generative lexical mechanisms

Emily Menon Bender
Associate Professor and Director of MS in Computational Linguistics, Department of Linguistics, University of Washington.
Dissertation: Syntactic variation and linguistic competence: The case of AAVE copula absence

Hanjung Lee —
Professor, Integrated English Linguistics and Literature Specialist (IELL) Education Program, Sungkyunkwan University
Dissertation: Optimization in argument expression and interpretation: A unified approach

David Alexander McKercher
Lecturer, Department of Linguistics, University of Victoria.
Dissertation: The polysemy of with in first language acquisition

Eunjin Oh —
Associate Professor, Department of English Language and Literature at Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea.
Dissertation: Non-native coarticulation: The case of consonant-vowel syllables

Susanne Zalta Riehemann
Research Linguist, Artificial Intelligence Center, SRI International.
Dissertation: A constructional approach to idioms and word formation

Ida Elisabet Toivonen
Assistant Professor, School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies, Carleton University.
Dissertation: The phrase-structure of non-projecting words

Qing Zhang
Assistant Professor, School of Anthropology, The University of Arizona.
Dissertation: Changing economy, changing markets: A sociolinguistic study of Chinese yuppies

1999-2000

Yukiko Morimoto
Dissertation: Discourse configurationality in Bantu morphosyntax

1998-99

Julie Solomon —
Principal and Member, J. Solomon Consulting, LLC, Mountain View, CA
Dissertation: Phonological and syntactic variation in the Spanish of Valladolid, Yucatan

Brett L. Kessler
Assistant Professor, Psychology Department, Washington University in St. Louis.
Dissertation: Estimating the probability of historical connections between languages

1997-98

Arto Tapani Anttila
Associate Professor, Department of Linguistics, Stanford University.
Dissertation: Variation in Finnish phonology and morphology

Jennifer E. Arnold
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Dissertation: Reference form and discourse patterns

Bradley Cahn Davidson —
General Manager at Ogilvy CommonHealth Behavioral Insights
Dissertation: Interpreting medical discourse: A study of cross-linguistic communication in the hospital clinic

Martha Swearingen Davis —
Dissertation: A syntactic, semantic and diachronic analysis of Palenquero BA

Vivienne Funn Fong —
Academic Director, Undergraduate Advising and Research, Stanford University
Dissertation: The order of things: What directional locatives denote

Robert P. Malouf
Associate Professor, Department of Linguistics & Asian/Middle Eastern Languages, San Diego State University.
Dissertation: Mixed categories in the hierarchical lexicon

Rachel Nordlinger
Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, University of Melbourne.
Dissertation: Constructive case: Dependent-marking nonconfigurationality in Australia

Scott A. Schwenter
Associate Professor, Hispanic Linguistics, Ohio State University
Dissertation: The pragmatics of conditional marking: Implicature, scalarity, and exclusivity

Chang Yong Sohn —
Seoul National University, Korea.
Dissertation: The metrical structure of Beowulf

1996-97

Renee Allison Blake
Associate Professor, Department of Linguistics, New York University
Dissertation: All o’ we is one? Race, class, and language in a Barbados community

Hye-Won Choi —
Assistant Professor, Department of English Language and Literature, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea.
Dissertation: Optimizing structure in context: Scrambling and information structure

Anthony Ruiz Davis —
Dissertation: Lexical semantics and linking in the hierarchical lexicon

Yookyung Kim
Principal Linguist, Yahoo Inc.
Dissertation: A situation semantic account of existential sentences

Charles Chieh-li Lee
Dissertation: The human sentence processor: Memory structure and accessibility

Norma Mendoza-Denton
Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Arizona.
Dissertation: Chicana/Mexicana identity and linguistic variation: An ethnographic and sociolinguistics study of gang affiliation in an urban high school

Hadar Shemtov —
Research Scientist, Palo Alto Research Center.
Dissertation: Ambiguity management in natural language generation

1995-96

Elizabeth Owen Bratt
Senior Research Engineer, CSLI, Stanford University.
Dissertation: Argument composition and the lexicon: Lexical and periphrastic causatives in Korean

Rudolf Pell Gaudio —
Dissertation: Men who talk like women: Language, gender, and sexuality in Hausa Muslim society

Hinrich Schuetze
Chair of Theoretical Computational Linguistics, University of Stuttgart.
Dissertation: Ambiguity in language learning: Computional and cognitive models

1994-95

Lynn Cherny
Dissertation: The mud register: Conversational modes of action in a text-based virtual reality

Jennifer Ann Cole —
Assistant (Assistant Professor), Universität Konstanz.
Dissertation: The prosodic domain hierarchy in reduplication

Richard Byrd Dasher
Executive Director, Center for Integrated Systems and Director, US-Japan Management Program, Stanford University.
Dissertation: Grammaticalization in the system of Japanese predicate honorifics

Daniel Dor
Department of Communication, Tel Aviv University
Dissertation: An epistemically-based analysis of lexical selection

Jong-Bok Kim
Professor, School of English, Kyung Hee University.
Dissertation: The grammar of negation: A lexicalist, constraint-based perspective

Christopher D. Manning
Associate Professor, Department of Linguistics and Department of Computer Science, Stanford University.
Dissertation: Ergativity: Argument structure and grammatical relations

Christopher Jude Piñón
Research and teaching in linguistics, UFR Angellier (“Unité de formation et de recherche Angellier”), Université de Lille 3, Lille, France.
Dissertation: An ontology for event semantics

Whitney Tabor
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut.
Dissertation: Syntactic innovation: A connectionist model

1993-94

Eunjoo Han
Seoul Women’s University, Korea.
Dissertation: Prosodic structure in compounds

Makoto Kanazawa
Associate Professor, National Institute of Informatics
Dissertation: Learnable classes of categorial grammars

Bonnie McElhinny
Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Toronto.
Dissertation: We all wear the blue: Language, gender and police work

Kurt Jonathan Queller
Lecturer, Department of English, University of Idaho.
Dissertation: Scheming and manipulating: How phonological structure emerges out of the child’s manipulation of output lexical form

Gillian C. Ramchand
Professor, Institute for Linguistics, University of Tromsø.
Dissertation: Aspect and argument structure in modern Scottish Gaelic

Trisha Ann Svaib —
Dissertation: “Twice upon a time”: A deaf child’s development of narrative structure

Linda Uyechi
Lecturer, Department of Music, Stanford University.
Dissertation: The geometry of visual phonology

1992-93

Alexandre Alsina —
Professor, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Translation and Language Sciences
Dissertation: Predicate composition: A theory of syntactic function alternations

Miriam Jessica Butt
Professor, Department of Linguistics, Universität Konstanz
Dissertation: The structure of complex predicates in Urdu

Masayo Iida —
Dissertation: Context and binding in Japanese

Tracy Holloway King
Director of Engineering, Refinements and Universal Search, Search Science, eBay
Dissertation: Configuring topic and focus in Russian

Michael Vincent Inman
Director and U.S. Development Partner, Pollimath.com
Dissertation: Semantics and pragmatics of colloquial Sinhala involitive verbs

Smita Joshi —
Dissertation: Selection of grammatical and logical functions in Marathi

Yo Matsumoto
Dissertation: On the wordhood of complex predicates in Japanese

John Hamilton McWhorter, V
Lecturer at Columbia University, Linguistics Department, American Studies
Dissertation: Toward a new model of genesis: Competing processes in the birth of Saramaccan Creole

Shuichi Yatabe
Dissertation: Scrambling in Japanese phrase structure

1991-92

Lubna Alsagoff —
Dissertation: Topic in Malay: The other subject

Jonathan Ginzburg
Present Professor, UFR d’Études anglophones
Université Paris–Diderot (Paris 7)
Dissertation: Questions, queries and facts: A semantics and pragmatics for interrogatives

Aaron Halpern
Dissertation: Topics in the placement and morphology of clitics

Andras Kornai
Dissertation: Formal phonology

Paul R. Kroeger
Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics, Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics
Dissertation: Phrase structure and grammatical relations in Tagalog

John C. Paolillo
Dissertation: Functional articulation in diglossia: A case study of grammatical and social correspondences in Sinhala

Henry Edward Smith
Dissertation: Restrictiveness in case theory

Fu Tan
Associate Professor, Department of Foreign Languages. San Jose State University.
Dissertation: Notion of subject in Chinese

Stephen Mark Wechsler
Associate Professor, Department of Linguistics, University of Texas, Austin.
Dissertation: Argument structure and linking

1990-91

Abdullahi Bature
Professor, Department of Nigerian Languages, Bayero State University.
Dissertation: Thematic arguments and semantic roles in Hausa

Young-Mee Yu Cho
Associate Professor, Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, Rutgers University.
Dissertation: Parameters of consonantal assimilation

Kristin Hanson —
Associate Professor, Department of English, University of California, Berkeley
Dissertation: Resolution in modern meters

Ki-Sun Hong
Associate Professor, Department of English, Seoul National University, Korea.
Dissertation: Argument selection and case marking in Korean

John Stonham
Dissertation: Current issues in morphological theory

1989-90

Christopher Douglas Culy
Dissertation: The syntax and semantics of internally headed relative clauses

Mary Dalrymple —
Professor of Syntax and Fellow of Linacre College, Oxford University
Dissertation: Syntactic constraints on anaphoric binding

Keith Denning

Keith died on November 16, 1998. He was Associate Professor in the Department of English Language/Literature at East Michigan University.
Dissertation: The diachronic development of phonological voice quality, with special reference to Dinka and other Nilotic languages

Tara Warrier Mohanan
Associate Professor, Department of English Languages/Literature, National University of Singapore.
Dissertation: Arguments in Hindi

Catherine Truax
Dissertation: Transparency, analogy, and phonological change: Vowel quantity and nominal number

1988-89

Sharon Inkelas
Professor and Chair, Department of Linguistics, University of California, Berkeley.
Dissertation: Prosodic constituency in the lexicon

Jonni Miikka Kanerva —
Dissertation: Focus and phrasing in Chichewa phonology

Marilyn Martin-Jones
Dissertation: Models and methods in the study of bilingualism among linguistic minorities (Vol. I, Vol. II)

Deborah Salgo
ESL Tutoring.
Dissertation: Cohesion in children’s fictional stories: Transitivity and a goal-directed causal analysis

Dovie Ruth Wylie —
Discourse analyst, owner of consulting and training firm working in SF Bay Area industries since 1979
Dissertation: The structure of monologue discourse in English

1987-88

Mohamad Z. Abd-Rabbo

Professor, English Department, Bir-Zeit University.
Dissertation: Some morphological constraints in classical Arabic

Michael Barlow
Dissertation: A situated theory of agreement

Daniel Paul Flickinger
Dissertation: Lexical rules in the hierarchical lexicon

Mark Edward Johnson
Professor, Department of Cognitive and Linguistic Science, Brown University.
Dissertation: Attribute-value logic and the theory of grammar

Suzanne E. Kemmer
Associate Professor, Department of Linguistics, Rice University.
Dissertation: The middle voice: A typological and diachronic study

Elizabeth Anne Krainer
Self-employed Therapist.
Dissertation: Challenges in a psychotherapy group: Reflections of direct and indirect discourse strategies

Melissa Monroe
Writer, TESOL, composition consultant in Berlin.
Dissertation: The expressive function of nominal structure in Marianne Moore and Wallace Stevens

Draga Zec
Professor, Department of Linguistics, Cornell.
Dissertation: Sonority constraints on prosodic structure

1986-87

Kathie Lou Carpenter
Associate Professor, University of Oregon.
Dissertation: How children learn to classify nouns in Thai

William Albert Croft
Professor, Department of Linguistics, University of New Mexico
Dissertation: Categories and relations in syntax: The clause-level organization of information (Vols I and II)

Judith Golden Hochberg
Dissertation: The acquisition of word stress rules in Spanish

Mariko Saiki
Associate Professor, Kanazawa University.
Dissertation: Grammatical functions in the syntax of Japanese nominals

Nancy Wiegand
Dissertation: Causal connectives in the early history of English: A study of diachronic syntax

1985-86

Megumi Kameyama
Megumi died on January 23, 1999. She was Senior Research Scientist at SRI International in Menlo Park, California.
Dissertation: Zero anaphora: The case of Japanese

1984-85

Catherine Houghton
Dissertation: Structure in language and music: A linguistic approach

Akira Ishikawa
Professor, Sophia University, Japan.
Dissertation: Complex predicates and lexical operations in Japanese

Carl Jesse Pollard
Professor, Department of Linguistics, Ohio State University
Dissertation: Generalized phrase structure grammars, head grammars, and natural language

1983-84

Paul Robert Kozelka
Foreign Service Officer, US Information Service at the American Embassy in Paris.
Dissertation: The development of national languages: A case study of language planning in Togo

Marlys Arlene Macken
Professor, University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Dissertation: Phonological universals and variation: On pattern and diversity in acquisition

1982-83

Barbara Frant Hecht —
John Tracy Clinic, University of Southern California, Los Angeles.
Dissertation: Situations and language: Children’s use of plural allomorphs in familiar and unfamiliar settings

Mariza do Nascimento Silva Pimenta-Bueno —
Dissertation: Aspects of verbal syntax in Brazilian Portuguese within the framework of the extended standard theory of grammar

1981-82

Annette Herskovits
Annette Herskovits, PhD, became a writer and peace activist after a career as a linguist and college professor.
Dissertation: Space and the prepositions in English: Regularities and irregularities in a complex domain

Rebecca W. Labrum
Dissertation: Conditions of double negation in the history of English with comparison to similar developments in German

Susan C. Shepherd —
Dissertation: Modals in Antiguan Creole, child language acquisition, and history

1980-81

David Dowell Cusic
Dissertation: Verbal plurality and aspect

David Anderoff Evans
Dissertation: Situations and speech acts: Toward a formal semantics of discourse

Carolyn Echols Johnson —
Associate Professor, University of British Columbia.
Dissertation: Children’s questions and the discovery of interrogative syntax

Al-Amin M. Mazrui
Professor, Department of Black Studies, Ohio State University.
Dissertation: Acceptability in a planned standard: The case of Swahili in Kenya

Randa Cecilia Mulford
Dissertation: Talking without seeing: Some problems of semantic development in blind children

Claude Manley Reichard —
Senior Lecturer, Writing & Critical Thinking, Department of English, Stanford University
Dissertation: Meter and rhythm in English verse: Towards a musical synthesis

Chui Lim Tsang
Dissertation: A semantic study of modal auxiliary verbs in Chinese

Sharon Read Veach
Technical writer, Sun Microsystems.
Dissertation: Children’s telephone conversations

Steven Eric Weisler
Dissertation: Relativization and existence

1979-80

Iraset Paez-Urdaneta
Dissertation: The use of ‘tu’ and usted’: Patterns of address in the middle class of Caracas

1978-79

Margaret Deuchar
Senior Lecturer, University of Wales, Bangor.
Dissertation: Diglossia in British sign language

Delia Farach Hufton
Dissertation: Parametros del Lunfardo

1977-78

Linda Kay Brown
Dissertation: Word formation in Pocomchi

Mary Louise Edwards
Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Syracuse University.
Dissertation: Patterns and processes in fricative acquisition: Longutidinal evidence from six English-learning children

Joy Louise Robinson
Dissertation: Verbal deference in Catalan: A sociolinguistic investigation of the pronouns of address

Kenneth Lyell Stallcup
Dissertation: A comparative perspective on the phonology and noun classification of three Cameroon grassfields Bantu languages: Moghamo, Ngie, and Oshie

James William Tollefson
Professor of English, University of Washington
Dissertation: Diglossia and language policy, with special reference to Slovenia

1976-77

Elaine Slosberg Andersen

Professor, University of Southern California.
Dissertation: Learning to speak with style: A study of the sociolinguistic skills of children

Irene Barrie Vogel
Professor, Department of Linguistics and Cognitive Science, University of Delaware
Dissertation: The syllable in phonological theory; With special reference to Italian

Ann Charlotte Woodard
Dissertation: A sociolinguistic analysis of the relationship of language dominance, lexical meaning and grammatical structure in the reading and aural comprehension of bidialectals

1975-76

James Joseph Duran
Dissertation: The role of Swahili in a multilingual rural community in Kenya

Lily Wong Fillmore
Professor Emerita, Graduate School of Education, University of California, Berkeley.
Dissertation: The second time around: Cognitive and social strategies in second language acquisition

James Paul Gee —
Mary Lou Fulton Presidential Professor of Literacy Studies, Department of English, Arizona State University
Dissertation: Perception, intentionality, and naked infinitives: A study in linguistics and philosophy

Patricia Causey Nichols
Professor Emerita, Department of Linguistics and Language Development, San José State University
Dissertation: Linguistic change in Gullah: Sex, age, and mobility

1974-75

Charles E. DeBose
Dissertation: Papiamentu: A Spanish-based creole

Linda Gail Hemphill
Dissertation: A conceptual approach to automated language understanding and belief structures: With a complete disambiguation of the word ‘for’

Vera Milada Henzl
Dissertation: Cultivation and maintenance of literary Czech by American speakers

Ann Thayer Holmquist
Dissertation: A semantic approach to narrative fiction

Stephen Rudy Luckau
Dissertation: A tonal analysis of Grebo and Jabo

Mary Louise Pratt
Silver Professor of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Literatures, NYU.
Dissertation: Toward a speech act theory of literary discourse

Sylvia Weber Russell
Dissertation: Computer understanding of conceptually complex phrases

1973-74

Veda R. Charrow
Dissertation: Deaf English – An investigation of the written English competence of deaf adolescents

Teresa Ching-Sha Chen
Dissertation: A statistical study of Mandarin phonology

Olga Kaunoff Garnica
Dissertation: Some prosodic characteristics of speech to young children

Philip Alan Stephen Sedlak
Dissertation: Sociocultural determinants of language maintenance and language shift in a rural coastal Kenyan community

Caroline Mary Stoel
Dissertation: The acquisition of liquids in Spanish

1972-73

Naomi Susan Baron
Professor of Linguistics, American University.
Dissertation: The evolution of English periphrastic causatives: Contributions to a general theory of linguistic variation and change

Anthony Fred Beltramo
Dissertation: Lexical and morphological aspects of linguistics acculturation by Mexican Americans in San Jose, California

Afia Dil
Dissertation: The Hindu and Muslim dialects of Bengali

Lilith Margaret Haynes
Dissertation: Language in Barbados and Guyana: Attitudes, behaviours and comparisons

Gayle Holley Partmann
Dissertation: Le dioula vehiculaire en Cote d’Ivoire: Etude comparative des jeunes locuteurs primaire et secondaires du dioula

Merritt Ruhlen
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1965-66

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