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Ph.D. Alumni

2018 diploma ceremony

✝ Deceased alumni

Graduation Year: 2020

Juan Ignacio Cases Martin

Postdoctoral Associate in the InfoLab in the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)
Dissertation Title: Modular and Compositional Learning for Natural Language Understanding

Reuben Cohn-Gordon

Research Scientist at Analog Devices, Inc.
Dissertation Title: Probabilistic Models of Pragmatics for Natural Language

Sebastian Schuster

Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for the Study of Language and Information (CSLI)
Dissertation Title: Semantic-Pragmatic Adaptation

Graduation Year: 2019

Sara Kessler

Dissertation Title: World Knowledge, Context and Structure: The use and acquisition of dimensional adjectives

Kate Lynn Lindsey

Assistant Professor, Boston University
Dissertation Title: Ghost elements in Ende phonology

Prerna Nadathur

Lecturer, University of California, Berkeley
Dissertation Title: Causality, aspect, and modality in actuality inferences

Simon Todd

Assistant Professor of Linguistics at UC Santa Barbara
Dissertation Title: The Listener in Language Change

Rob Voigt

Assistant Professor, Department of Linguistics, Northwestern University
Dissertation Title: Computational Linguistic Models of Police-Community Interaction

Graduation Year: 2018

Phillip Crone

Data Scientist, Ancestry
Dissertation Title: Redundancy and Awareness in Discourse

Tim Dozat

lexicalist syntax, phonology, psycholinguistics, computational linguistics

Daniel Galbraith

NLP Scientist,
Dissertation Title: The Predictable Case of Faroese

Lelia Glass

Assistant Professor of Linguistics, School of Modern Languages, Georgia Institute of Technology
Dissertation Title: Distributivity, Lexical Semantics, and World Knowledge

Katherine Hilton

Dissertation Title: What Does an Interruption Sound Like?

Masoud Jasbi

Assistant Professor, Department of Linguistics, University of California, Davis
Dissertation Title: Learning Disjunction

Sunwoo Jeong

Assistant Professor, Department of Linguistics, Seoul National University
Dissertation Title: Melodies in Context: The semantics and pragmatics of English rising declaratives

Sharese King

Neubauer Family Assistant Professor, University of Chicago
Dissertation Title: Exploring Social and Linguistic Diversity Across African Americans from Rochester, New York

Teresa Pratt

Assistant Professor, Department of English Language and Literature, San Francisco State University
Dissertation Title: Affective Sociolinguistic Style: An ethnography of embodied linguistic variation in an arts high school

Graduation Year: 2017

Jeremy Calder

Assistant Professor, Department of Linguistics, University of Colorado
Dissertation Title: Handsome Women: A semiotics of non-normative gender in SoMa, San Francisco

James Collins

University of Sydney
Dissertation Title: Structure Sensitive Interpretation: A case study in Tagalog

Isla Flores-Bayer

Lecturer, Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies, University of Texas at Austin
Dissertation Title: Sociolinguistic Variation in Practice: An ethnographic study of stylistic variation and social meaning in the Chicano English of 'El Barrio'

Andrea Kortenhoven

Dissertation Title: The Role of Individual Persona in Sociolinguistic Variation: Constructing a preaching woman's voice of authority

Robin Melnick

Assistant Professor of Linguistics and Cognitive Science, Pomona College
Dissertation Title: Consistency in Variation: On the provenance of end-weight

Kyuwon Moon

Dissertation Title: Phrase Final Position as a Site of Social Meaning: Phonetic variation among young Seoul women

Janneke Van Hofwegen

Dissertation Title: Everyday Styles: Investigating the full scope of variation in the life of an individual speaker

Graduation Year: 2016

Sam Bowman

Assistant Professor, Department of Linguistics & Center for Data Science, New York University
Dissertation Title: Modeling Natural Language Semantics in Learned Representations

Annette D’Onofrio

Assistant Professor, Department of Linguistics, Northwestern University
Dissertation Title: Social Meaning in Linguistic Perception

Natalia Silveira

Senior Researcher, Apple
Dissertation Title: Designing Syntactic Representations for NLP: An empirical investigation

Graduation Year: 2015

Alex Djalali

Staff Software Engineer, Tableau Software
Dissertation Title: On Adjectival Comparatives

Seung Kyung Kim

Lecturer, Cognitive Science & Linguistics, University of California, San Diego
Dissertation Title: Speech, Variation, and Meaning: The effects of emotional prosody on word recognition

Tania Rojas-Esponda

Google Research
Dissertation Title: Patterns and Symmetries for Discourse Particles

Graduation Year: 2014

Eric Acton

Assistant Professor, Eastern Michigan University
Dissertation Title: Pragmatics and the Social Meaning of Determiners

Matthew Adams

English Literature teacher, Waterford School, Utah
Dissertation Title: The Comparative Grammaticality of the English Comparative

Roey Gafter

Lecturer, Department of Hebrew Language, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beersheva, Israel
Dissertation Title: “The most beautiful and correct Hebrew”: Authenticity, ethnic identity and linguistic variation in the greater Tel Aviv area

Katherine Geenberg

Product Manager, Shmoop University, Inc.
Dissertation Title: The Other California: Marginalization and variation in Trinity County

Stephanie S. Shih

Assistant Professor, Department of Linguistics, University of Southern California
Dissertation Title: Towards Optimal Rhythm

Jessica Spencer

Associate Consultant, IQVIA
Dissertation Title: Stochastic Effects in the Grammar: Toward a usage-based model of copula contraction

Graduation Year: 2013

Marisa Casillas (Tice)

Research Staff Member, Language Development Department, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, Netherlands
Dissertation Title: Learning to Take Turns on Time: Perception and production processes involved in keeping inter-speaker gaps short

Marie-Catherine de Marneffe

Associate Professor, Department of Linguistics, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.
Dissertation Title: What’s That Supposed to Mean? Modeling the pragmatic meaning of utterances

Jason Grafmiller

Lecturer, Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics, University of Birmingham
Dissertation Title: 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 Title: Navigating Variability in the Linguistic Signal: Learning to interpret contrastive prosody

Sven Lauer

Postdoctoral Fellow, Zukunftskolleg, University of Konstanz, Germany
Dissertation Title: Towards a Dynamic Pragmatics

Graduation Year: 2012

Uriel Cohen Priva

Assistant Professor, Department of Cognitive, Linguistic & Psychological Sciences, Brown University
Dissertation Title: Sign and Signal: Deriving linguistic generalizations from information utility

Olga Dmitrieva

Assistant Professor, School of Languages and Cultures and Linguistics Program, Purdue University
Dissertation Title: Geminate Typology and the Perception of Consonant Duration

Scott Grimm

Associate Professor, Department of Linguistics, University of Rochester
Dissertation Title: Number and Individuation

Alex Jaker

Postdoctoral Researcher, Alaska Native Language Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Dissertation Title: Prosodic Reversal in Dogrib (Weledeh Dialect)

Rob Munro

Vice President of Product, Lilt
Dissertation Title: Modeling Variation in Low Resource Languages

Melanie Owens

Dissertation Title: Serial Verb Constructions: Argument structural uniformity and event structural diversity

Tyler Schnoebelen

Principal Product Manager,
Dissertation Title: Emotions are Relational: Positioning and the use of affective linguistic resources

Rebecca Starr

Associate Professor, National University of Singapore
Dissertation Title: Acquisition of Sociolinguistic Knowledge in a Modern-English Dual-Immersion Classroom

Graduation Year: 2010

Inbal Arnon

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Dissertation Title: Starting Big: The role of sequences in language learning and use

Rebecca Greene

Language Consultant, Understanding Language, Stanford University
Dissertation Title: Language, Ideology and Identity in Rural Eastern Kentucky

Anubha Kothari

Senior Product Manager, Yahoo
Dissertation Title: Processing Constraints and Word Order Variation in Hindi Relative Clauses

Nola Stephens

Assistant Professor of Linguistics, Department of English, Covenant College
Dissertation Title: Given-Before-New: The effects of discourse on argument structure in early child language

Hal Tily

Senior Research Scientist, Netflix
Dissertation Title: The Role of Processing Complexity in Word Order Variation and Change

Yuan Zhao D’Antilio

Senior Product/Test Development Manager, Pearson Knowledge Technologies
Dissertation Title: Statistical Inference in the Learning of Novel Phonetic Categories

Graduation Year: 2009

Doug Ball

Assistant Professor of Linguistics, English & Linguistics Department, Truman State University
Dissertation Title: Clause Structure and Argument Realization in Tongan

Elizabeth Coppock

Assistant Professor, Linguistics Program, Boston University
Dissertation Title: The Logical and Empirical Foundations of Baker’s Paradox

Iván García

Director of English, Politics, and Contemporary History, School of Arts and Media, University of Salford, UK.
Dissertation Title: Generality and Exception: A study in the semantics of exceptives

Lauren Hall-Lew

Reader, Linguistics and English Language, School of Philosophy, Psychology, and Language Sciences, University of Edinburgh
Dissertation Title: Ethnicity and Phonetic Variation in a San Francisco Neighborhood

Elisabeth Norcliffe

Member, World Languages Institute, SOAS
Dissertation Title: Head Marking in Usage and Grammar: A study of variation and change in Yucatec Maya

Laura Staum Casasanto

Dissertation Title: Experimental Investigations of Sociolinguistic Knowledge

Graduation Year: 2008

Philip Hofmeister

Data Analyst, Grubhub
Dissertation Title: Representational Complexity and Memory Retrieval in Language Comprehension

Dmitry Levinson

Dissertation Title: Licensing of Negative Polarity Particles Yet, Anymore, Either, and Neither: Combining downward monotonicity and assertivity

Tatiana Nikitina

Research Officer First Class, Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS), in the LLACAN laboratory (Langage, Langues et Cultures d’Afrique Noire), Paris
Dissertation Title: The Mixing of Syntactic Properties and Language Change

Neal Snider

Research Manager, Natural Language Understanding, Nuance Communications
Dissertation Title: An Exemplar Model of Syntactic Priming

Graduation Year: 2007

Bruno Estigarribia

Associate Professor of Spanish, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, UNC Chapel Hill
Dissertation Title: Asking Questions: Language variation and language acquisition

Itamar Francez

Associate Professor, Department of Linguistics, University of Chicago
Dissertation Title: Existential Propositions

Andrew Koontz-Garboden

Professor and Head, Department of Linguistics and English Language, University of Manchester
Dissertation Title: States, Changes of State, and the Monotonicity Hypothesis

Graduation Year: 2006

Luc Vartan Baronian

Associate Professor of Linguistics, Département des arts et lettres, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi
Dissertation Title: North of Phonology

John Travis Beavers

Associate Professor, Department of Linguistics, University of Texas at Austin.
Dissertation Title: Argument/Oblique Alternations and the Structure of Lexical Meaning

Lev Blumenfeld

Associate Professor, School of Linguistics and Language Studies, Carleton University.
Dissertation Title: Constraints on Phonological Interactions

Kathryn Campbell-Kibler

Associate Professor, Department of Linguistics, The Ohio State University.
Dissertation Title: Listener Perceptions of Sociolinguistic Variables: The case of (ING)

Ashwini Deo

Associate Professor, Department of Linguistics, Ohio State University.
Dissertation Title: 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 Title: Redundancy and Syntactic Reduction in Spontaneous Speech

Arman Maghbouleh

Director, SP Software and Applications Group, Cisco Systems
Dissertation Title: Intonation Recognition Models Based on Convex Optimizations

David Oshima

Associate Professor of Linguistics, Graduate School of Humanities, Nagoya University.
Dissertation Title: Perspectives in Reported Discourse

Rob Podesva

Associate Professor, Department of Linguistics, Stanford University
Dissertation Title: Phonetic Detail in Sociolinguistic Variation

Mary Rose

Data Manager, Ohio Department of Education
Dissertation Title: Language, Place and Identity in Later Life

Julie Sweetland

Vice President for Strategy and Innovation, FrameWorks Institute
Dissertation Title: Teaching Writing in the African American Classroom: A sociolinguistic approach

Judith Tonhauser

Professor, Institut für Linguistik/Anglistik, University of Stuttgart
Dissertation Title: The Temporal Semantics of Noun Phrases: Evidence from Guaraní

Graduation Year: 2005

Veronica Gerassimova

Leading the Human Judgement Team, Apple Maps Evaluation
Dissertation Title: Unbounded Dependency Constructions in Western Austronesian

Roger Levy

Associate Professor, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dissertation Title: Probabilistic Models of Word Order and Syntactic Discontinuity

Jean-Philippe Marcotte

Visiting Assistant Professor, Institute of Linguistics, University of Minnesota.
Dissertation Title: Causative Alternation Errors in Child Language Acquisition

Sarah J. Roberts

Dissertation Title: The Emergence of Hawai’i Creole English in the Early 20th Century: The sociohistorical context of creole genesis

Shiao-Wei Tham

Associate Professor of Chinese Language, Department of Chinese Studies, National University of Singapore
Dissertation Title: Representing Possessive Predication: Semantic dimensions and pragmatic bases

Graduation Year: 2004

Ash Asudeh

Professor, Department of Linguistics and Director of the Center for the Language Sciences, University of Rochester
Dissertation Title: Resumption as Resource Management

Sarah Benor

Professor of Contemporary Jewish Studies, Hebrew Union College-JIR in Los Angeles.
Dissertation Title: Second Style Acquisition: The linguistic socialization of newly Orthodox Jews

Brady Clark

Senior Lecturer and Weinberg College Adviser, Department of Linguistics, Northwestern University.
Dissertation Title: A Stochastic Optimality Theory Approach to Syntactic Change

Cathryn Donohue

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

Hee-Sun Kim

Coordinator and Lecturer, Korean Language Program, Stanford University.
Dissertation Title: The Use of Multiple Sources of Information in Korean Sentence Processing

Jacquelyn Rahman

Associate Professor of Linguistics, Affiliate in Black World Studies, Miami University
Dissertation Title: It’s a Serious Business: The construction of middle-class white characters by African American narrative comedians

Graduation Year: 2003

Devyani Sharma

Senior Lecturer in Linguistics, School of Languages, Linguistics and Film, Queen Mary, University of London.
Dissertation Title: Structural and Social Constraints on Non-Native Varieties of English

Andrew Wong

Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Geography & Environmental Studies, California State University East Bay
Dissertation Title: Tongzhi, Ideologies, and Semantic Change

Graduation Year: 2002

Martina Theresia Faller

Senior Lecturer in Linguistics, School or Arts, Language and Cultures, University of Manchester
Dissertation Title: Semantics and Pragmatics of Evidentials in Cuzco Quechua

John Stephen Fry

Japanese-English Translator, Fry Translation, and Adjunct Lecturer, Department of English
Dissertation Title: Ellipsis and Wa-Marking in Japanese Conversation

Stefan Heinz Kaufmann

Associate Professor, Department of Linguistics, University of Connecticut
Dissertation Title: Aspects of the Meaning and Use of Conditionals

Michael Thomas Wescoat

Dissertation Title: On Lexical Sharing

Graduation Year: 2001

Makin McDaid Abdulkhaliq

Senior Quality Assurance Analyst, CoStar Group
Dissertation Title: 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 Title: 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 Title: Optimization in Argument Expression and Interpretation: A unified approach

David Alexander McKercher

Continuing Sessional Lecturer, Department of Linguistics, University of Victoria
Dissertation Title: The Polysemy of With in First Language Acquisition

Eunjin Oh

Professor, Department of English Language and Literature, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, South Korea
Dissertation Title: Non-Native Coarticulation: The case of consonant-vowel syllables

Susanne Zalta Riehemann

‎Analytical Linguist, Google
Dissertation Title: A Constructional Approach to Idioms and Word Formation

Ida Elisabet Toivonen

Associate Professor, School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies, Carleton University
Dissertation Title: The Phrase-Structure of Non-Projecting Words

Qing Zhang

Associate Professor, School of Anthropology, The University of Arizona
Dissertation Title: Changing Economy, Changing Markets: A sociolinguistic study of Chinese yuppies

Graduation Year: 2000

Yukiko Morimoto

Dissertation Title: Discourse Configurationality in Bantu Morphosyntax

Graduation Year: 1999

Brett L. Kessler

Associate Professor, Psychology Department, Washington University in St. Louis
Dissertation Title: Estimating the Probability of Historical Connections Between Languages

Julie Solomon

Principal and Member, J. Solomon Consulting, LLC, Mountain View, CA
Dissertation Title: Phonological and Syntactic Variation in the Spanish of Valladolid, Yucatan

Graduation Year: 1998

Arto Tapani Anttila

Associate Professor, Department of Linguistics, Stanford University.
Dissertation Title: Variation in Finnish Phonology and Morphology

Jennifer E. Arnold

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Dissertation Title: Reference Form and Discourse Patterns

Bradley Cahn Davidson

General Manager, Ogilvy CommonHealth Behavioral Insights
Dissertation Title: Interpreting Medical Discourse: A study of cross-linguistic communication in the hospital clinic

Martha Swearingen Davis

Dissertation Title: A Syntactic, Semantic and Diachronic Analysis of Palenquero BA

Vivienne Funn Fong

Research Programs Director, Undergraduate Advising and Research, Stanford University
Dissertation Title: 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 Title: Mixed Categories in the Hierarchical Lexicon

Rachel Nordlinger

Associate Professor and Reader, Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, University of Melbourne
Dissertation Title: Constructive Case: Dependent-marking nonconfigurationality in Australia

Scott A. Schwenter

Professor, Hispanic Linguistics, Ohio State University
Dissertation Title: The Pragmatics of Conditional Marking: Implicature, scalarity, and exclusivity

Chang Yong Sohn

Professor, Seoul National University, Korea
Dissertation Title: The Metrical Structure of Beowulf

Graduation Year: 1997

Renee Allison Blake

Associate Professor, Department of Linguistics, New York University
Dissertation Title: 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 Title: Optimizing Structure in Context: Scrambling and information structure

Anthony Ruiz Davis

Dissertation Title: Lexical Semantics and Linking in the Hierarchical Lexicon

Yookyung Kim

Principal Linguist, Yahoo Inc.
Dissertation Title: A Situation Semantic Account of Existential Sentences

Charles Chieh-li Lee

Dissertation Title: The Human Sentence Processor: Memory structure and accessibility

Norma Mendoza-Denton

Professor, Department of Anthropology, UCLA
Dissertation Title: 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 Title: Ambiguity Management in Natural Language Generation

Graduation Year: 1996

Elizabeth Owen Bratt

Senior Research Engineer, CSLI, Stanford University.
Dissertation Title: Argument Composition and the Lexicon: Lexical and periphrastic causatives in Korean

Rudolf Pell Gaudio

Associate Professor of Anthropology, School of Natural and Social Sciences, Purchase College, SUNY
Dissertation Title: Men Who Talk Like Women: Language, gender, and sexuality in Hausa Muslim society

Hinrich Schuetze

Chair of Computational Linguistics, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Dissertation Title: Ambiguity in Language Learning: Computational and cognitive models

Graduation Year: 1995

Lynn Cherny

Data Analysis Consultant, Ghostweather
Dissertation Title: The Mud Register: Conversational modes of action in a text-based virtual reality

Jennifer Ann Cole

Assistant (Assistant Professor), Universität Konstanz.
Dissertation Title: The Prosodic Domain Hierarchy in Reduplication

Richard Byrd Dasher

Executive Director, Center for Integrated Systems and Director, US-Japan Management Program, Stanford University.
Dissertation Title: Grammaticalization in the System of Japanese Predicate Honorifics

Daniel Dor

Senior Lecturer, Department of Communication, Tel Aviv University
Dissertation Title: An Epistemically-Based Analysis of Lexical Selection

Jong-Bok Kim

Professor, School of English, Kyung Hee University.
Dissertation Title: The Grammar of Negation: A lexicalist, constraint-based perspective

Christopher D. Manning

Thomas M. Siebel Professor in Machine Learning, Professor of Linguistics and of Computer Science, Stanford University.
Dissertation Title: 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 Title: An Ontology for Event Semantics

Whitney Tabor

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut.
Dissertation Title: Syntactic Innovation: A connectionist model

Graduation Year: 1994

Eunjoo Han

Seoul Women’s University, Korea.
Dissertation Title: Prosodic Structure in Compounds

Makoto Kanazawa

Associate Professor, National Institute of Informatics
Dissertation Title: Learnable Classes of Categorial Grammars

Bonnie McElhinny

Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Toronto
Dissertation Title: We All Wear the Blue: Language, gender and police work

Kurt Jonathan Queller

Instructor, Departments of English and of Modern Languages and Cultures, University of Idaho
Dissertation Title: 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 Title: Aspect and Argument Structure in Modern Scottish Gaelic

Trisha Ann Svaib

Dissertation Title: “Twice Upon a Time”: A deaf child’s development of narrative structure

Linda Uyechi

Lecturer, Department of Music, Stanford University
Dissertation Title: The Geometry of Visual Phonology

Graduation Year: 1993

Alexandre Alsina

Professor, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Translation and Language Sciences
Dissertation Title: Predicate Composition: A theory of syntactic function alternations

Miriam Jessica Butt

Professor, Department of Linguistics, Universität Konstanz
Dissertation Title: The Structure of Complex Predicates in Urdu

Masayo Iida

Dissertation Title: Context and Binding in Japanese

Michael Vincent Inman

Linguistics Consultant
Dissertation Title: Semantics and Pragmatics of Colloquial Sinhala Involitive Verbs

Smita Joshi

Dissertation Title: Selection of Grammatical and Logical Functions in Marathi

Tracy Holloway King

Senior Manager,
Dissertation Title: Configuring Topic and Focus in Russian

Yo Matsumoto

Professor, Department of Linguistics, Kobe University
Dissertation Title: On the Wordhood of Complex Predicates in Japanese

John Hamilton McWhorter, V

Professor, Department of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University
Dissertation Title: Toward a New Model of Genesis: Competing processes in the birth of Saramaccan Creole

Shuichi Yatabe

Professor, Department of Language and Information Sciences, University of Tokyo
Dissertation Title: Scrambling in Japanese Phrase Structure

Graduation Year: 1992

Lubna Alsagoff

Associate Professor, National Institute of Education, Singapore
Dissertation Title: Topic in Malay: The other subject

Jonathan Ginzburg

Professor, UFR d’Études anglophones Université Paris–Diderot (Paris 7)
Dissertation Title: Questions, Queries and Facts: A semantics and pragmatics for interrogatives

Aaron Halpern

Dissertation Title: Topics in the Placement and Morphology of Clitics

Andras Kornai

Professor, Budapest Institute of Technology
Dissertation Title: Formal Phonology

Paul R. Kroeger

Professor of Applied Linguistics, Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics
Dissertation Title: Phrase Structure and Grammatical Relations in Tagalog

John C. Paolillo

Associate Professor of Informatics, Indiana University Bloomington
Dissertation Title: Functional Articulation in Diglossia: A case study of grammatical and social correspondences in Sinhala

Henry Edward Smith

Fessenden Professor of Law
Dissertation Title: Restrictiveness in Case Theory

Fu Tan

Associate Professor, Department of Foreign Languages, San Jose State University
Dissertation Title: Notion of Subject in Chinese

Stephen Mark Wechsler

Professor, Department of Linguistics, University of Texas, Austin
Dissertation Title: Argument Structure and Linking

Graduation Year: 1991

Abdullahi Bature

Professor, Department of Nigerian Languages, Bayero State University
Dissertation Title: Thematic Arguments and Semantic Roles in Hausa

Young-Mee Yu Cho

Associate Professor, Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, Rutgers University
Dissertation Title: Parameters of Consonantal Assimilation

Kristin Hanson

Professor, Department of English, University of California, Berkeley
Dissertation Title: Resolution in Modern Meters

Ki-Sun Hong

Associate Professor, Department of English, Seoul National University, Korea
Dissertation Title: Argument Selection and Case Marking in Korean

John Stonham

Professor of Linguistics, Division of English Language and Literature, Pukyong National University
Dissertation Title: Current Issues in Morphological Theory

Graduation Year: 1990

Christopher Douglas Culy

Senior Research Scientist, FXPAL
Dissertation Title: The Syntax and Semantics of Internally Headed Relative Clauses

Mary Dalrymple

University Lecturer in General Linguistics and Fellow of Linacre College, Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics Department, Oxford University
Dissertation Title: 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 Title: The Diachronic Development of Phonological Voice Quality, With Special Reference to Dinka and Other Nilotic Languages

Tara Warrier Mohanan

Co-founder, ThinQ
Dissertation Title: Arguments in Hindi

Graduation Year: 1989

Sharon Inkelas

Professor, Department of Linguistics, UC Berkeley.
Dissertation Title: Prosodic Constituency in the Lexicon

Jonni Miikka Kanerva

Research Scientist, InXight, Palo Alto
Dissertation Title: Focus and Phrasing in Chichewa Phonology

Marilyn Martin-Jones

Professor, University of Wales, Aberystwyth
Dissertation Title: Models and Methods in the Study of Bilingualism among Linguistic Minorities (Vol. I, Vol. II)

Deborah Salgo

ESL Tutoring
Dissertation Title: Cohesion in Children's Fictional Stories: Transitivity and a goal-directed causal analysis

Dovie Ruth Wylie

Retired in 2019 from 40 years leading a training and consulting firm in the SF Bay area.
Dissertation Title: The Structure of Monologue Discourse in English

Graduation Year: 1988

Mohamad Z. Abd-Rabbo

Professor, English Department, Bir-Zeit University
Dissertation Title: Some Morphological Constraints in Classical Arabic

Michael Barlow

Associate Professor, Department of Applied Language Studies and Linguistics, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Dissertation Title: A Situated Theory of Agreement

Daniel Paul Flickinger

Project Manager: LINGO Project, CSLI, Stanford University
Dissertation Title: Lexical Rules in the Hierarchical Lexicon

Mark Edward Johnson

Professor in Language Sciences (CORE) & Computing, Macquarie University, Australia
Dissertation Title: Attribute-Value Logic and the Theory of Grammar

Suzanne E. Kemmer

Associate Professor, Department of Linguistics, Rice University
Dissertation Title: The Middle Voice: A typological and diachronic study

Elizabeth Anne Krainer

Self-employed Therapist
Dissertation Title: Challenges in a Psychotherapy Group: Reflections of direct and indirect discourse strategies

Graduation Year: 1987

Kathie Lou Carpenter

Associate Professor, International Studies, University of Oregon
Dissertation Title: How Children Learn to Classify Nouns in Thai

William Albert Croft

Professor, Department of Linguistics, University of New Mexico
Dissertation Title: Categories and Relations in Syntax: The clause-level organization of information (Vols. I and II)

Judith Golden Hochberg

Adjunct instructor, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, Fordham University
Dissertation Title: The Acquisition of Word Stress Rules in Spanish

Mariko Saiki

Associate Professor, Kanazawa University
Dissertation Title: Grammatical Functions in the Syntax of Japanese Nominals

Nancy Wiegand

Associate Professor, Department of Linguistics, University of Michigan
Dissertation Title: Causal Connectives in the Early History of English: A study of diachronic syntax

Graduation Year: 1986

Megumi Kameyama

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

Graduation Year: 1985

Catherine Houghton

Dissertation Title: Structure in Language and Music: A linguistic approach

Akira Ishikawa

Professor, Sophia University, Japan
Dissertation Title: Complex Predicates and Lexical Operations in Japanese

Carl Jesse Pollard

Professor, Ohio State University
Dissertation Title: Generalized Phrase Structure Grammars, Head Grammars, and Natural Language

Graduation Year: 1984

Paul Robert Kozelka

Foreign Service Officer, US Information Service at the American Embassy in Paris
Dissertation Title: The Development of National Languages: A case study of language planning in Togo

Marlys Arlene Macken

Professor, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Dissertation Title: Phonological Universals and Variation: On pattern and diversity in acquisition

Graduation Year: 1983

Barbara Frant Hecht

John Tracy Clinic, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
Dissertation Title: Situations and Language: Children's use of plural allomorphs in familiar and unfamiliar settings

Mariza do Nascimento Silva Pimenta-Bueno

Law School, Rio de Janeiro
Dissertation Title: Aspects of Verbal Syntax in Brazilian Portuguese Within the Framework of the Extended Standard Theory of Grammar

Graduation Year: 1982

Annette Herskovits

Dissertation Title: Space and the Prepositions in English: Regularities and irregularities in a complex domain

Rebecca W. Labrum

Dissertation Title: Conditions of Double Negation in the History of English With Comparison to Similar Developments in German

Susan C. Shepherd

Associate Professor, Department of English, Indiana University/Purdue University
Dissertation Title: Modals in Antiguan Creole, Child Language Acquisition, and History

Graduation Year: 1981

David Dowell Cusic

Dissertation Title: Verbal Plurality and Aspect

David Anderoff Evans

President, CEO and Chief Scientist, CLARITECH Corporation
Dissertation Title: Situations and Speech Acts: Toward a formal semantics of discourse

Carolyn Echols Johnson

Associate Professor, University of British Columbia
Dissertation Title: Children's Questions and the Discovery of Interrogative Syntax

Al-Amin M. Mazrui

Professor, Department of Black Studies, Ohio State University
Dissertation Title: Acceptability in a Planned Standard: The case of Swahili in Kenya

Randa Cecilia Mulford

Dissertation Title: 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 Title: Meter and Rhythm in English Verse: Towards a musical synthesis

Chui Lim Tsang

Dissertation Title: A Semantic Study of Modal Auxiliary Verbs in Chinese

Sharon Read Veach

Technical writer, Sun Microsystems
Dissertation Title: Children's Telephone Conversations

Steven Eric Weisler

Professor of Linguistics and Director of the School of Cognitive Science, Hampshire College
Dissertation Title: Relativization and Existence

Graduation Year: 1980

Iraset Paez-Urdaneta

Dissertation Title: The Use of 'Tu' and 'Usted': Patterns of address in the middle class of Caracas

Graduation Year: 1979

Margaret Deuchar

Emeritus Professor, Department of Linguistics, University of Wales, Bangor
Dissertation Title: Diglossia in British Sign Language

Delia Farach Hufton

Dissertation Title: Parametros Del Lunfardo

Graduation Year: 1978

Linda Kay Brown

Dissertation Title: Word Formation in Pocomchi

Mary Louise Edwards

Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Syracuse University
Dissertation Title: Patterns and Processes in Fricative Acquisition: Longitudinal evidence from six English-learning children

Joy Louise Robinson

Dissertation Title: Verbal Deference in Catalan: A sociolinguistic investigation of the pronouns of address

Kenneth Lyell Stallcup

Dissertation Title: A Comparative Perspective on the Phonology and Noun Classification of Three Cameroon Grassfields Bantu Languages: Moghamo, Ngie, and Oshie

James William Tollefson

Emeritus Professor of English, University of Washington
Dissertation Title: Diglossia and Language Policy, with Special Reference to Slovenia

Graduation Year: 1977

Elaine Slosberg Andersen

Professor Emerita, Department of Psychology, University of Southern California
Dissertation Title: Learning to Speak with Style: A study of the sociolinguistic skills of children

Irene Barrie Vogel

Professor, Department of Linguistics, University of Delaware
Dissertation Title: The Syllable in Phonological Theory: With special reference to Italian

Ann Charlotte Woodard

Dissertation Title: A Sociolinguistic Analysis of the Relationship of Language Dominance, Lexical Meaning and Grammatical Structure in the Reading and Aural Comprehension of Bidialectals

Graduation Year: 1976

James Joseph Duran

Dissertation Title: 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 Title: The Second Time Around: Cognitive and social strategies in second language acquisition

James Paul Gee

Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Dissertation Title: Perception, Intentionality, and Naked Infinitives: A study in linguistics and philosophy

Patricia Causey Nichols

Professor, San Jose State University
Dissertation Title: Linguistic Change in Gullah: Sex, age, and mobility

Graduation Year: 1975

Charles E. DeBose

Adjunct Professor of English, The University of Akron
Dissertation Title: Papiamentu: A Spanish-based creole

Linda Gail Hemphill

Dissertation Title: A Conceptual Approach to Automated Language Understanding and Belief Structures: With a complete disambiguation of the word 'for'

Vera Milada Henzl

Dissertation Title: Cultivation and Maintenance of Literary Czech by American Speakers

Ann Thayer Holmquist

Dissertation Title: A Semantic Approach to Narrative Fiction

Stephen Rudy Luckau

Dissertation Title: A Tonal Analysis of Grebo and Jabo

Mary Louise Pratt

Silver Professor; Professor Emerita of Social and Cultural Analysis, Spanish and Portuguese, Comparative Literature, New York University.
Dissertation Title: Toward a Speech Act Theory of Literary Discourse

Sylvia Weber Russell

Affiliate Associate Professor of Computer Science, the University of New Hampshire.
Dissertation Title: Computer Understanding of Conceptually Complex Phrases

Graduation Year: 1974

Veda R. Charrow

Dissertation Title: Deaf English: An Investigation of the written English competence of deaf adolescents

Teresa Ching-Sha Chen

Dissertation Title: A Statistical Study of Mandarin Phonology

Olga Kaunoff Garnica

Dissertation Title: Some Prosodic Characteristics of Speech to Young Children

Philip Alan Stephen Sedlak

Communications Specialist for Health Research and Evaluation, International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc.
Dissertation Title: Sociocultural Determinants of Lanuage Maintenance and Language Shift in a Rural Coastal Kenyan Community

Caroline Mary Stoel

Professor Emerita in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, The University of Washington
Dissertation Title: The Acquisition of Liquids in Spanish

Graduation Year: 1973

Naomi Susan Baron

Executive Director of the Center for Teaching, Research, and Learning, Professor of Linguistics, American University.
Dissertation Title: The Evolution of English Periphrastic Causatives: Contributions to a general theory of linguistic variation and change

Anthony Fred Beltramo

Professor Emeritus, University of Montana
Dissertation Title: Lexical and Morphological Aspects of Linguistics Acculturation by Mexican Americans in San Jose, California

Afia Dil

Professor Emeritus, Alliant International University
Dissertation Title: The Hindu and Muslim Dialects of Bengali

Lilith Margaret Haynes

Dissertation Title: Language in Barbados and Guyana: Attitudes, behaviours and comparisons

Gayle Holley Partmann

Dissertation Title: Le Dioula Vehiculaire en Cote d'Ivoire: Etude comparative des jeunes locuteurs primaire et secondaires du dioula

Merritt Ruhlen

Independent Researcher
Dissertation Title: Rumanian Phonology

Margaret Mian Yan Sung

Professor Emerita of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Indiana University
Dissertation Title: A Study of Literary and Colloquial Amoy Chinese

† Thelma Evans Weeks

Dissertation Title: The Slow Speech Development of a Bright Child

Graduation Year: 1972

Gretchen Brunk

Dissertation Title: Syntactic Glosses in Latin Manuscripts of Anglo-Saxon Origin

Graduation Year: 1971

Rebecca Nogieru Agheyisi

Dissertation Title: West African Pidgin English: Simplification & simplicity

Janine Konauka Reklaitis

Retired Associate Director of Women in Engineering Program, Purdue University
Dissertation Title: Theory of Analogical Change: Application to Lithuanian

Graduation Year: 1970

Alan Edward Bell

Dissertation Title: A State-Process Approach to Syllabicity and Syllable Structure

Yole Correa-Zoli

Dissertation Title: Lexical and Morphological Aspects of American Italian in San Francisco

David Dixon Gardner

Dissertation Title: A Frequency Dictionary of Classical Latin Words, Volumes I, II

David Ingram

Professor of Speech and Hearing Sciences, Arizona State University
Dissertation Title: The Role of Person Deixis in Underlying Semantics

Olasope Oyediji Oyelaran

Retired, Visiting Professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, Director of International Programs, Western Michigan State University
Dissertation Title: Yoruba Phonology

Graduation Year: 1969

Michael Wilmont Grady

Dissertation Title: Syntax and Semantics of the English Verb Phrase

Karen Louise Halladay Kavavik

Dissertation Title: Noun Suffixes in Modern Spanish: A synchronic study of formal and statistical properties

Graduation Year: 1968

Hector Norberto Urrutibeheity

Professor Emeritus, Rice University; Adjunct Professor, The University of St. Thomas
Dissertation Title: The Lexical Structure of Spanish, with Special Consideration for the Functional, Physical and Statistical Properties

Graduation Year: 1967

Edward Roy Gammon

Dissertation Title: The Statistical Determination of Linguistic Units

† William Taylor Patterson

Dissertation Title: The Lexical Structure of Spanish, With Special Consideration for the Genealogical and Chronological Properites

Elisabeth Angela Popov

Dissertation Title: The Semantic Structure of the Russian Diminutives

Theodore Stephan Rodgers

Retired Professor of Psycholinguistics, University of Hawaii
Dissertation Title: Measuring Vocabulary Difficulty: An analysis of item variables in learning Russian-English and Japanese-English vocabulary pairs

Kimie Mushiaki Swindell

Dissertation Title: A Dictionary of Japanese Syllables

Graduation Year: 1966

Lars Holm Gantzel

Dissertation Title: The Meaning of Terminal Pitch Pattern

† Hiroshi Miyaji

Dissertation Title: A Frequency Dictionary of Japanese Words, Volume I, Volume II

Graduation Year: 1965

† Richard Lawrence Venezky

Dissertation Title: A Study of English Spelling-to-Sound Correspondences on Historical Principles

Irene Wakeham

Dissertation Title: Deviations from Standard English in the Writing of Filipino College Freshmen