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Reema Al-Mutair
Written Exam
Nicholas Feroce
"Working memory modulates the processing of pronominal ambiguity in Spanish: Evidence from event-related potentials”,
(Advisors: Robert Fiorentino & Alison Gabriele)
Masashi Harada
"Pseudoclefts in Japanese",
(Advisor: Andrew McKenzie)
Ryan Johnson
Written Exam
Charles Redmon
"Source characteristics of dorsal frication”,
(Advisor: Allard Jongman)


David K. Kummer
A ton of planks in plankton: Examining morpho-orthographic decomposition in the early stages of  complex word processing”,
(Advisor: Robert Fiorentino)
Xiao Yang
“Context-dependent meaning computation: An investigation of the effect of question under discussion on scalar impliature”,
(Advisors: Robert Fiorentino & Utako Minai)
Xiakun Li
Written Exam
Zhuo Chen
“The syntax of ha polar questions in Wuhu Chinese”,
(Advisor: Andrew McKenzie)


Lauren Covey
“Gender agreement as a predictive processing cue: Evidence from L2 learners and speakers of Hindi”,
(Advisor: Alison Gabriele)
Hannah K. Jones
Written Exam
Longcan Huang
“The syntax of Vietnamese causatives”,
(Advisor: Jason Kandybowicz)
Michael S. Swarts
Written Exam


Jie Liu
Grammatically-guided resolution of filler-gap dependencies: An investigation of Chinese multiple dependencies”,
(Advisors: Alison Gabriele & Robert Fiorentino)
Travis Major
Syntactic Islands in Uyghur”,
(Advisor: Harold Torrence)
Maria Rangel
Written Exam
Ethan E. Skinner
“Sources of difficulty in the L2 acquisition of Chinese reflexives and pronouns”,
(Advisor: Alison Gabriele)
Kimberly Swallom
Written Exam
Wen-chi Yeh
“Frequency-based lexical variation in Taiwanese onomatopeia”,
(Advisor: Jie Zhang)


Hesham Abdel Karim Aldamen
The production of emphasis by second language learners of Arabic”,
(Advisor: Allard Jongman)
Ibrahima Ba
The Clause Structure of Pulaar”,
(Advisor: Harold Torrence)
Jonathan Coffee
Quantificational Pronouns in Uyghur”,
(Advisor: Harold Torrence)
Philip Duncan
The morpho-syntax of indefinite pronouns in lliatenco Me’phaa”,
(Advisor: Harold Torrence)
Chih-Hsiang Hsieh
The Perception of Epenthetic Vowels in Voiced and Voiceless Contexts in Japanese”,
(Advisor: Joan Sereno)
Robert Lewis Jr.
Complementizer agreement in Najdi Arabic”,
(Advisor: Harold Torrence)
Maria Teresa Martinez-Garcia
Processing verbal inflection in native and non-native Spanish”,
(Advisors: Alison Gabriele & Robert Fiorentino)
Kotoko Nakata
Perception of sound symbolism in mimetic stimuli: The voicing contrast in Japanese and English”,
(Advisor: Joan Sereno)
Sally Ocampo
Morphological variability in long-distance subject-verb agreement: a study of native and nonnative processing”,
(Advisor: Alison Gabriele)
Matthew Orzulak
Written Exam
Hanbo Yan
The productivity of tone sandhi patterns in Wuxi Chinese”,
(Advisor: Jie Zhang)


Adrienne M. Johnson
Processing of wh-movement by second language learners”,
(Advisor: Allard Jongman)
Mark Allen Lanfranca
An acoustic study of underspecified vowels in Turkish”,
(Advisor: Allard Jongman)
Goun Lee
Acoustic characteristics of Korean fricatives and affricates”,
(Advisor: Allard Jongman)
Beatriz Lopez Prego
"Examining the nature of variability in native and nonnative Spanish”,
(Advisor: Alison Gabriele)
Naoko Takami
Written Exam
Eun Sun Tark
An experimental study on Korean rhythm structure on the basis of rhythm metrics”,
(Advisor: Allard Jongman)


Abuduwaili Ayifu
Written Exam
Kristi N. Bond
Examining morphological sensitivity and individual differences in the acquisition of agreement in a second language”,
(Advisor: Alison Gabriele)
Hiba E. Gharib
Transitivity alterations in Sorani Kurdish”,
(Advisor: Clifton Pye))
Sarah Mealiff Coughlan
Written Exam
Stephen J. Politzer-Ahles
Online processing of scalar implicatures in Chinese as revealed by event-related potentials”,
(Advisor: Robert Fiorentino)
Jeffrey R. Shouse
Cortical responses to familiar and novel orthographic systems”,
(Advisor: Robert Fiorentino)
Breanna I. Vannocker
The effect of background language and speaker differences on serial recall of aurally presented single-talker stimuli”,
(Advisor: Allard Jongman)


Mujdey D. Abudalbuh
"`Effects of gender on the production of emphasis in Jordanian Arabic: A sociophonetic study”,
(Advisor: Allard Jongman)
Jose Aleman Banon
"The processing of number and gender agreement in Spanish: An ERP investigation”,
(Advisor: Alison Gabriele)
Kelly Harper Berkson
"The nature of optional sibilant harmony in Navajo”,
(Advisor: Jie Zhang)
Alonso J. Canales Viquez
"Acquisition of tense-aspect morphology in English by native speakers of Costa Rican Spanish: The case of simple present and present progressive”,
(Advisor: Alison Gabriele)
Jiang Liu
Durational properties of lexical stress and grammatical stress in Nanchag Chinese and their implications for Tonal contrasts”,
(Advisor: Jie Zhang)
Stephanie A. Lux
Written Exam
Yakefu Mayila
English compound word processing: Evidence from Mandarin Chinese-English bilinguals",
(Advisor: Robert Fiorentino)
Valeria Mongush
“What transfers in L3  acquistion? An examination of relative clauses in L3 English”,
(Advisor: Alison Gabriele)
Mircea C. Sauciuc
Morphological productivity and the decomposition of complex words”,
(Advisor: Robert Fiorentino)
Khady Tamba
The morpho-syntax of (anti)causatives in Wolof”,
(Advisor: Harold Torrence)
Emily J. Tummons
Positional roots in Kaqchikel Maya”,
(Advisor: Clifton Pye)


Hyunjung Lee
An acoustic and aerodynamic study of stops in tonal and nontonal dialects of Korean”,
(Advisor: Allard Jongman)


Sanae Akaba
"An acoustic study of the Japanese short and long vowel distinction”,
(Advisor: Allard Jongman)
I Nyoman Aryawibawa
Semantic typology: Semantics of locative relations in Rongga (ISO 639-3: ROR)”,
(Advisor: Clifton Pye)
Michelle R. Bridges
"Auxilary verbs in Uyghur”,
(Advisor: Sara Rosen)
Daniel J. Kasparek
"Improving the Perception of Foreign-Accented Speech Through Training: A Comparison of Word and Sentence Materials",
(Advisor:Allard Jongman)
Kasper C. Schirer
You heard the new theory? : A syntactic analysis of null subjects and null auxiliaries in English”,
(Advisor: Sara Rosen)
Yun H. Stockton
The effects of speaking rate on Mandarin tones”,
(Advisor: Joan Sereno)


Saad M. Aldosari
"The acquisition of English unaccusative verbs by Arabic native speakers”,
(Advisor: Alison Gabriele)
Jacqueline J. Canard
“Relationship Between Levels of Literacy in Spanish (L1) and English (L2) of Adult Students in ESL Programs”,
(Advisor: Akira Yamamoto)
Wendy J. Herd
"Incomplete neutralization of /t/ and /d/ in flapping environments: An analysis of the north midland dialect of American English”,
(Advisor:Allard Jongman)
Yu ju Lee
"The role of lexical tone in spoken word recognition of Chinese”,
(Advisor: Joan Sereno)
Mohammed K. Murad
Language attitudes of Iraqi native speakers of Arabic: A sociolinguistic investigation”,
(Advisor: Adrienne Dwyer)
Craig W. Turnbull-Sailor
“ Syntactic patterns of embedded wh- clauses”,
(Advisor: Sara Rosen)
Jing Wang
"The Second Language Acquisition of the Chinese Aspect Marker 'le'”,
(Advisor: Alison Gabriele)


Donald L. Englund
The syntactic structure of the focused adverbial cognate object in biblical Hebrew”,
(Advisor: Sara Rosen)
Melissa K. Stamer
The influence of neighborhood density on the recognition of bisyllabic English words”,
(Advisor: Joan Sereno)


Olga Dmitrieva
“Incomplete neutralization in Russian final devoicing: Acoustic evidence from native speakers and second language learners”,
(Advisor: Allard Jongman)
Pedro Mateo Pedro
“Acquisition of the inflectional morphology in Q'anjob'al”,
(Advisor: Clifton Pye)
Nathan D. Poell
“A phonetic study of the vowels and tones of western Cherokee”,
(Advisor: Allard Jongman)
Nina V. Radkevich
“Multiple Wh-Questions in Russian”,
(Advisor: Sara Rosen)



Yuwen Lai
“The effect of aspiration on the fundamental frequency of the following tone in Taiwanese”,
(Advisor: Allard Jongman)
Natalia Evgenyevna Plotnikov
“Ultimate phonological attainment of second language leaners: A perceptual study of advance Russian learners of English”
Eva Rodríguez Gonzalez
“L2 Acquisition of the Spanish Preterite”,
(Advisor: Joan Sereno)
David A. Teeple
“Concatenative morphology as universal: An optimality account, with analyses of Arabic and Sierra Miwok verbal morphology”


Ricardo M. Benitez
“An acoustic and perceptual study of the vowels of Spanish”
Molly F. Collins
“Young children's understandings of the meaning of on in English and Korean”,
(Advisor: Clifton Pye)
Kazumi Maniwa
Acoustic and perceptual evidence of complete neutralization of the word-final tonal specificaition in Japanese”,
(Advisor: Allard Jongman)
Yumiko Sasaki
“Kanji Conversion of Spelled Japanese Person Names”
Travis W. Wade
“Evaluating possible linguistic function of vertical scaling in speech intonation: Evidence from Japanese tone”,
(Advisor: Allard Jongman)
Junko Maekawa Young
“Movement of the object in English and Japanese in minimalist program”


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