Browsing by Subject "Language, literature and linguistics"

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  • Dickens, Kayla Raye (University of Delaware, 2018)
    Anecdotal evidence as well as research with second-language French learners (for example, Hollerbach 1994 and Walz 1981a) show that learners struggle to properly acquire the complex system of relativization in French. This ...
  • Payne, Amanda (University of Delaware, 2018)
    This thesis identifies the possible grammatical positions for adverbs in multiple-adverb constructions. Cinque (1999) gives a cross-linguistic analysis involving numerous rigidly ordered adverb specifiers. It is shown that ...
  • Gaffney, Megan (University of Delaware, 2017)
    This study focuses on the significance of the print book as an object in Don Quijote. It examines the ways in which Cervantes uses print books to illustrate the changes and complexities within Golden Age Spain: though ...
  • Kim, Jooyoung (University of Delaware, 2018)
    This thesis brings to light three kinds of adjunct clauses in Japanese/Korean (JP/KR)—two kinds of interrogative clauses and one kind of quotative clauses. They are distinguished from typical adjunct clauses in JP/KR by ...
  • Belizar, Karine (University of Delaware, 2017)
    This research studies the link between African American, Latin American, Francophone and Anglophone Caribbean literatures through four works of the twentieth century: Christophe: A Tragedy in Prose of Imperial Haiti (1911) ...
  • Grigoroglou, Myrto (University of Delaware, 2018)
    Adults readily adjust the informativeness of their utterances to the informational needs of their addressee. For children, however, relevant evidence is mixed. This dissertation explores children’s ability to tailor their ...
  • Collado Gonzalez, Antonio Gines (University of Delaware, 2017)
    The book of poetry entitled Blanco, written by Octavio Paz during his trip to India in the 60s represents a union of poetic traditions, most of them from Eastern Cultures. As a result, Blanco represents the reconstruction ...
  • Fairchild, Sarah Caoilfhionn (University of Delaware, 2017)
    People tend to treat like-labeled objects as belonging to the same category. An open question is whether the use of labels in categorization varies across individuals due to differences in language experience, linguistic ...
  • Pritchard, Robert Charles, IV (University of Delaware, 2018)
    Since his death in October of 1967, the Argentine revolutionary Ernesto Guevara de la Serna has been the focus of countless articles, essays and academic investigations. As a result, the ability to contribute to an ...
  • Hwangbo, Hyun Jin (University of Delaware, 2018)
    This dissertation studies the nature of lexical representation by conducting behavioral experiments in the artificial grammar learning paradigm. ☐ It begins with an important question in the phonological and morphological ...
  • Rubio Vallejo, David (University of Delaware, 2017)
    The interaction between root (i.e. non-epistemic) modal verbs and functional heads like tense and aspect has been investigated in a wealth of recent literature, particularly in the context of counterfactual conditionals ...
  • Miller, Taylor Lampton (University of Delaware, 2018)
    This dissertation examines phonology and its interface with morphology and/or syntax. Current models diverge in terms of what phonology may reference in order to delimit domains for phonological processes: primarily phonology ...
  • Abusalim, Nimer (University of Delaware, 2016)
    This dissertation focuses on comparative constructions in Jordanian Arabic. In particular, we identify three main types of comparatives. We investigate commonly raised questions in the literature on the semantics of ...
  • Fairchild, Sarah C. (University of Delaware, 2018)
    Successful communication requires a listener to reason about a speaker’s intended meaning – the pragmatic level of meaning – in addition to the semantic meaning of the utterance. Pragmatic competence is an important ...
  • Fano Trabanco, Alba (University of Delaware, 2017)
    In-class listening activities are generally one of the most stressful tasks for L2 learners. Many L2 learners feel discouraged if they do not understand every single word in oral discourse. For this reason, learners can ...
  • Alghamdi, Abdullah (University of Delaware, 2018)
    This dissertation examines the relation between left-peripheral topics and the structure of Arabic clauses. It first introduces the Arabic topic-focus system following Rizzi’s (1997) cartographic framework and utilizing ...
  • Casey, Emily Clare (University of Delaware, 2017)
    This dissertation critically examines representations of oceanic space in American art to bring fresh insight into how colonial and early national identity was constructed on and through the environment, specifically the ...

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