Doctoral Alumni


  • Brocher, Andreas
    Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Cologne.
    Dissertation: When non-commitment makes sense: an experimental approach to the retrieval and mental representation of irregular polysemes
  • Yik, Ting Fen
    Language Engineer - Multilingual Systems, SmartFocus
    Dissertation: A predictive modelling analysis of Vietnamese tonogenesis


  • Boffemmyer, Justin
    Foreign Instructor, Mie University, Faculty of Humanities
    Dissertation: Attribution and Clausal Nominalization in Japanese
  • Uchihara, Hiroto
    Postdoctoral Researcher, Georgetown University
    Dissertation: Tone and accent in Oklahoma Cherokee


  • Beach, Matthew
    Dissertation: Studies in Inuktitut Grammar
  • Dery, Jeruen
    Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Zentrum fur Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Berlin, Germany
    Dissertation: Scene-Salience-Driven Effects in Discourse Processing
  • Lovegren, Jesse
    Environmental Permit Specialist, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
    Dissertation: Mungbam grammar
  • Painter, Robert
    Lecturer of Linguistics, Linguistics Program, Northeastern University
    Dissertation: Acoustic and Perceptual Explanations for Rhotacism in Latin and Germanic
  • Poornima, Shakthi
    Senior Research Engineer, Intelius, Inc. Dissertation: Hindi Complex Predicates at the Syntax-Semantics Interface (Download PDF)
  • Sun, Kuo Chan
    Faculty Lecturer, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    Dissertation: The Role of Lexical Tone in L2 Mandarin


  • Frank, Michael
    LEAP Project Core/Sr. Training Specialist (German); General Dynamics Information Technology Navy/Air Force Solutions
    Dissertation: Language Maintenance and Change among the Swiss Mennonites of the Waterloo Region, Ontario
  • Hasegawa, Akio
    Lecturer of Japanese, East Tennessee State University
    Dissertation: The Semantics and Pragmatics of Japanese Focus Particles (Download PDF)
  • Kang, Sang-gu
    Assistant Professor, Hansung University, Seoul
    Dissertation: Inclusive Focus Particles in English and Korean
  • Kimura, Kazunori
    Dissertation: Pragmatic Implicatures and Particles in Japanese
  • Mahonen, Kirsta
    Dissertation: The Productivity of Finnish Vowel Harmony: an Analysis of Disharmonic Words
  • Petrova, Nyurguyana
    Clarabridge, Inc.
    Dissertation: Lexical and Clause-Linkage Properties of the Converbal Constructions in Sakha (Yakut)


  • Fried, Robert
    Regional Associate Director (North Region), SIL International, East Asia Group, Yunnan Province, China
    Dissertation: A Grammar of Bao-an Tu, A Mongolic Language of Northwest China
  • Lambert, Silke
    Researcher, Heinrich-Heine-Universitaet Duesseldorf, Germany, Scientific Collaborator
    Dissertation: Towards a Typology of Dative Uses (Download PDF)
  • O'Meara, Carolyn
    Assistant Research Professor, Seminario de Lenguas Indígenas, Instituto de Investigaciones Filológicas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
    Dissertation: Seri Landscape Classification and Spatial Reference (Download PDF)


  • Hsiao, Hui-Chen
    Assistant Professor, Graduate Institute of Teaching Chinese as a Second Language, National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU)
    Dissertation: Motion Event Descriptions and Manner-of-Motion Verbs in Mandarin
  • Paauw, Scott
    Senior Lecturer, Department of Linguistics, University of Rochester
    Dissertation: The Malay Contact Varieties of Eastern Indonesia: A Typological Comparison
  • Perez Baez, Gabriela
    Curator, Department of Anthropology, Smitsonian National Museum of Natural History
    Dissertation: Endangerment of a Transnational Language: The Case of San Lucas Quiavini Zapotec (Download PDF)
  • Perkins, Marla
    Dissertation: There and Back Again: Discourse and Pragmatic Strategies for Describing Spatial Locations in Narrative Fiction
  • Romero Mendez, Rodrigo
    Assistant Research Professor, Seminario de Lenguas Indígenas, Instituto de Investigaciones Filológicas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
    Dissertation: A Descriptive Grammar of Ayutla Mixe (Tukyo'm Ayuujk) (Download PDF)
  • Sheffer, Anne Colette
    Dissertation: Facework in Coercive Encounters: Evidence from Police Field Interrogations


  • Belloro, Valeria
    Assistant Research Professor, Centro de Estudios Lingüísticos y Literarios, Facultad de Lenguas y Letras, Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro
    Dissertation: Spanish Clitic Doubling. A Study of the Syntax-Pragmatics Interface. (Download PDF)
  • Chief, Lianchen
    Lecturer, Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, UCLA
    Dissertation: Induced Change of State Verbs in Mandarin Chinese.
  • Ishiyama, Osamu
    Assistant Professor of Japanese Language and Culture, Soka University of America
    Dissertation: Diachronic Perspectives on Personal Pronouns in Japanese
  • Kim, Taeho
    Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Language and Information, Pusan National University, Korea
    Dissertation: Subject and Object Markings in Conversational Korean (Download PDF)
  • Miura, Hidematsu
    Associate Professor, Mukogawa Women’s University
    Dissertation: Grammatical Relations, Reflexives and Pseudo-Raising in Japanese
  • Sugiyama, Yukiko
    Assistant Professor, Keio University, Japan
    Dissertation: The Nature of Japanese Pitch Accent: An Experimental Study


  • Abe, Sayaka
    Assistant Professor, Middlebury College, VT
    Dissertation: Space, Time, Subjectivity and Beyond: the Cognitive-Semantic Development of the Japanese marker –te-shimau
  • Cornish, Jennifer
    Independent Research Consultant, Berkeley, CA
    Dissertation: History of Germanic: Verner’s Law and Unstressed Vowel Reduction and Loss
  • Graves, Thomas
    University of Central Oklahoma, Adjunct Professor
    Dissertation: Grammar of Hile Sherpa
  • Hong, Sunyoung
    Assistant Professor, Kyungnam University, Korea
    Dissertation: The Phonetics of Daegu Korean Lexical Prosody
  • Kawachi, Kazuhiro
    Associate Professor, National Defense Academy of Japan
    Dissertation: A Grammar of Sidaama (Sidamo), a Cushitic Language of Ethiopia
  • Kim, Myoyoung
    Dissertation: Monolingual and Bilingual Language Processing: A Study of Korean, English, and Korean-English Speech Errors
  • Kuriyama, Keiko
    Assistant Professor of Japanese, Indiana University
    Dissertation: The Status of the Mora in Japanese Speech Production Planning: A Developmental Study of the Mora
  • Lehnert-LeHouillier, Heike
    Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Rochester
    Dissertation: The Perception of Vowel Quantity: A Cross-Linguistic Investigation


  • Abrams, Percy
    Director of Museum Operations, Native American Museum of Art, 2293 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn, NY 14132
    Dissertation: Onondaga Pronominal Prefixes (Download PDF)
  • Amazaki, Osamu
    Lecturer of Japanese, National University of Singapore
    Dissertation: A Functional Analysis of Numeral Quantifier Constructions in Japanese (Download PDF)
  • Awuku, Ameyo
    Dissertation: Physio-Psychological Concept Expressions in Ewe: A Syntax-Semantics Lexicon
  • Nishiyama, Atsuko
    Associate professor, Graduate School of Education, Faculty of Education, Wakayama University
    Dissertation: The Semantics and Pragmatics of the Perfect in English and Japanese
  • Wu, Jing Lan Joy
    Associate Professor, National Taiwan University
    Dissertation: Verb Classification, Case Marking, and Grammatical Relations in Amis (Download PDF)
  • Yamasaki, Yumi
    Dissertation: Constituent Ordering Spoken Japanese


  • Binns, Kathleen
    Assistant Professor of English, Department of English, USAF Academy Colorado, 2354 Fairchild Hall, Suite 6D115, 80840
    Dissertation: Content Questions in American Sign Language
  • Conklin, Kathryn
    Lecturer, School of English Studies, University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham NG72RD, United Kingdom
    Dissertation: Bilingual Access to Interlingual Homographs: Examination of Effects of Sentential Context, Word Frequency, and Proficiency (Download PDF)
  • Eschenberg, Ardis
    Dean of Academic Affairs, Windward Community College, Kaneohe, HI
    Dissertation: The Article System of UmoNhoN (Download PDF)
  • Low, Mei-Han
    Translation Dept., Lingnan University, Hong Kong
    Dissertation: The Phenomenon of the Word THE in English
  • McDaniels, Todd
    Assistant Professor, Comanche Nation College, Lawton, OK
    Dissertation: Establishing perspective in Comanche Narrative
  • Guerrero-Valenzuela, Lilian Graciela
    UNAM (Autonomous National University of Mexico) Mexico City
    Dissertation: The syntax-semantic interface in Yaqui complex constructions, a Role and Reference Grammar Analysis (Download as .zip file or .sit file)


  • Horner, Kristine
    Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Luxembourg Studies, Department of Germanic Linguistics, The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
    Dissertation: Negotiating the Language-Identity Link: Media Discourse and Nation-Building in Luxembourg


  • Bloomquist, Jennifer
    Associate Professor and the Director of Africana Studies at Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA
    Dissertation: Cross-cultural semantic acquisition: Evidence from over-extensions in child language
  • Imai, Shingo
    Professor, Tsukuba University, Japan
    Dissertation: Spatial Deixis.
  • Kodama, Tomiko
    Associate Professor, Kyoko Pharmaceutical University, Japan
    Dissertation: Japanese Aspectual Compound Verbs and the Verbal Affixes: An attempt at a Cognitive Semantic Analysis
  • McClive, Thomas
    Dissertation: The Social Accommodation Model in the Discourse of Pragmatic Opposition
  • Ng, Eve
    Dissertation: Demonstrative words in the Algonquian Language Passamaquoddy: A descriptive and grammaticalization analysis (Download PDF)
  • Paris, Luis
    Professor, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, UNCuyo
    Dissertation: Grammatical Encoding of Event Relations: Gerund Phrases in Spanish (Download PDF)


  • Davidson, Matthew
    Dissertation: Studies in Southern Wakashan (Nootkan) Grammar (Download PDF)
  • Krainz, Stacy
    Dissertation: Professionalism vs. Audience Appeal in News Analysis Discussions: A Journalist's Dilemma
  • Muansuwan, Nuttanart
    Assistant Prof. Computer Engineering Department King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand
    Dissertation: Verb Complexes in Thai (Download PDF)
  • Toratani, Kiyoko
    Associate Professor of Japanese, York University
    Dissertation: The morphoyntax and the logical structures of compound verbs in Japanese (Download parts I, II, III)


  • Im, Sung-Chool
    Dissertation: Typological Patterns of Motion Verbs in Korean
  • Kopris, Craig
    Dissertation: A Grammar and Dictionary of Wyandot
  • Melinger, Alissa
    Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor), Psychology Department, University of Dundee
    Dissertation: Morphological Complexity in English Prefixed Words: An Experimental Investigation (Download PDF)
  • Rangkupan, Suda
    Chulalongkorn University Language Institute, English as an International Language Graduate Program
    Dissertation: Linguistic Characteristics of Psychological Perspective in Thai Narrative Discourse


  • Facundes, Sidney
    Dissertation: The Language of the Apurina People of Brazil (Maipure/Arawak) (Download PDF)
  • Houghton, David
    Research engineer, Comcast T+PD
    Dissertation: Something about 'Anything': A Semantic Study of 'A', 'The', 'Any', & 'Certain' (Download PDF)
  • Um, Yongnam
    Dissertation: Tone and Related phonological aspects of Middle Korean and Modern Dialects with reference to vowel length
  • Weber, Heather
    Dissertation: Language and Interaction in a Usenet Newsgroup: Method and Analysis


  • Han, Jeonghan
    Dissertation: Grammatical Codings of Information Structure in Korean: A Role and Reference Grammar Account (Download PDF's of Chapters: 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
  • Kang, Kyung-Shim
    Dissertation: The Phonetics and Phonology of Korean and Thai Obstruents
  • Min, Haesik
    Dissertation: The Organization of Korean Spatial Concepts and Its Implications for the Korean-English Bilingual Lexicon
  • Wan, I-Ping
    Dissertation: Mandarin Phonology: Evidence from Speech Errors
  • Wells-Jensen, Sheri
    Dissertation: Cognitive Correlates of Linguistic Complexity: A Cross-Linguistic Comparison of Errors in Speech


  • Diessel, Holger
    Dissertation: Demonstratives in Cross linguistic and Diachronic Perspectives
  • Lee, Heechul
    Dissertation: The Syntax and Semantics of the Korean Periphrasic Causative Construction
  • Mushin, Ilana
    Dissertation: Evidentiality and Epistemological Stance in Macedonian, English, and Japanese Narrative
  • Watanabe, Noriko
    Dissertation: A Functional Study of Character Introduction in Japanese Narrative: Examples from Oral Storytelling and Written Stories


    Nakamura, Wataru
    Associate Professor, Tohoku University, Japan
    Dissertation: A Constraint Based Typology of Case Systems (Download PDF Table of Contents and Chapters 1-3, 7)


  • Bumatay, Rosalina
    Dissertation: A Focus Group Approach to the Study of Narrative Reading
  • Honda, Isao
    Professor, Nagoya College, Japan
    Dissertation: Negation: A Cross-Linguistic Study
  • Kemmerer, David
    Dissertation: An Investigation of Syntactic Comprehension Deficits in Parkinson's Disease (Download PDF)
  • Madera, Monica
    Dissertation: The Role of Language in the Perception of Ethnic Identity: The Case of the Buffalo Latino Hispanic/Hispanic Community


  • Park, Ki-Seong
    Dissertation: The Semantics and Pragmatics of Case Marking in Korean: A Role and Reference Grammar Account (Download PDF)
  • Shimojo, Mitsuaki
    Associate Professor, University at Buffalo
    Dissertation: Focus Structure and Morphosyntax in Japanese: Wa and Ga and Word Order Flexibility (Download PDF)


  • Devitt, Daniel
    Dissertation: Copula Constructions in Cross Linguistic and Diachronic Perspective
  • Oh, Sang-Ryong
    Dissertation: Korean Numeral Classifiers: Semantics and Universals
  • Shafer, Valerie
    Dissertation: An Electrophysiological Investigation of the Ability of Infants to Distinguish their Native Language from Non-Native Languages
  • Yang, Byong-Seon
    Dissertation: Morphosyntactic Phenomena of Korean in Role and Reference Grammar: Psych-Verb Constructions, Inflectional Verb Morphemes, Complex Sentences, and Relative Clauses (Download PDF)


  • Li, Frank
    Dissertation: A Diachronic Study of V-V Compounds in Chinese
  • Whaley, Lindsay
    Dissertation: The status of Obliques in Linguistic Theory


  • Abdoulaye, Mahamane L.
    Dissertation: Aspects of Hausa Morphosyntax in Role and Reference Grammar (Download PDF)

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