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    Ali, Mohammad
    The word formation process for English has been the center of much study. However, one area has received less attention than the rest, specifically the word formation process of English personal names. This paper seeks to investigate whether the Engli . . .
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    Danforth, Catherine Pamela
    The purpose of this investigation is to describe a level of urban social dialect as it is typically spoken by the older generation native resident of Northeastern Mannheim. Attention is focused on phonological, morphological, and syntactic variation, . . .
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    Abu Wadi, Ali
    The aim of this study is to fill a considerable gap in Bedouin dialectology by providing a phonological analysis of the Bedouin dialect of the al-Ramadhin subtribe of al-Tayaha in the Naqab Desert (southern Israel) in order to determine the presence o . . .
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    Jackson, Kristin Lynn
    A model for the organization of conversational tum-taking was proposed in a landmark article by Sacks, Schegloff, and Jefferson (1974) with one aspect of the model expanded upon later by Jefferson (1984). These two studies of turn exchanges identified . . .
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    Nishikawa, Makoto
    In determining the scope interpretations of quantifiers, linguists follow the view that the one which is “leftmost” in the surface structure is interpreted to have the highest scope. Many linguists have posited left-right order as the determining fact . . .
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    Ashtiani, Arya
    The focus of this project is on pedagogy. The research will address the differences in the Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) language instruction method between the Focus on Form (FonF) and Focus on Forms (FonFs) techniques. The claim of this proj . . .
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    Campbell, Ashley
    This paper examines the challenges deaf English as Second Language learners face in reading acquisition and explores how TESL methodology can be applied to mitigating those challenges. Deaf ESL learners are a unique group of students that have been ma . . .
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    Adams, Marianne Patalino
    Part I of this thesis shows how external nonlinguistic events such as political unification, improved communications, national and linguistic pride, printing, the prescriptions of grammarians; and the conscious choices of a growing class of literate s . . .
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    Escobar, Victoria
    Many institutions offer many free courses and resources to immigrants. One such is English courses. However, general English courses do not always cover material needed when learning English for a Specific Purpose. While it is beneficial for learners . . .
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    Gauthier, Brandon
    Though the proportion of the young Hispanic population born in the United States is on the rise, a significant portion of this group are foreign-born. This contingency, often referred to as Generation 1.5, lags far behind the rest of their cohort in e . . .
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    Velasquez Velasquez, Rocio
    There are different types of test tasks used to evaluate second language learners’ grammatical knowledge on gerunds and infinitives; however, there is a debate about the tasks that should be used to measure these constructs. Even though performance-ba . . .
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    Seo, Mun H.
    This thesis discusses the similarities and differences between Korean and English relative clauses on the basis of Ross’s NP-S analysis of relative clauses. Korean and English are unrelated languages. Korean is a SOV language whereas English is a SVO . . .
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    Alam, Glynn Yvonne
    This study is an analysis of some of the phonological, grammatical, and lexical features of the English spoken by native Urdu speakers living in the United States. The initial data collection involved noting down all nonstandard English usages by nati . . .
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    McArthur, Amanda Marie
    People in our society are living longer, dementia is becoming more common, and there is still no cure. Family members are increasingly looking to small homes in which to place their loved ones, the staff of which must make sense of the disease togethe . . .
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    Orlov, Yulia
    In this research, human-denoting nouns are analyzed by comparing three types of languages, exemplified by Greek, English and Russian, which encode gender in different ways: in Russian, the nouns belong to different inflection classes, and the inflecti . . .
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    Mehoves, Mary Jean
    Children learn because they generalize about their environments and categorize specifics from these generalizations. Through this process, they are able to broaden their knowledge and develop new concepts. Later, their acceptance or rejection of advan . . .
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    Nekrashevich, Tatsiana
    While the positive effect of Oral Corrective Feedback (henceforth, OCF) has been questioned and its sufficiency as a resource for correction has been doubted (Krashen, 1981), some studies have shown its necessity and effectiveness (Ellis, Basturkmen & . . .
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    Chen, Hang
    Studying abroad can be challenging for many non-native speakers (NNS). In order for them to practice English and adjust to the host culture more effectively, many studies have focused on introducing native speakers (NS) to international students indiv . . .
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    Yu, Wenyi
    Previous studies have been done regarding the loanword phonology pattern in Cantonese. Some systematic change and also the constraints rankings have been suggested by the early studies in Cantonese. The theories of the two-level process in loanword (S . . .
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    Kim, Hyunjung
    In English to Korean loanword adaptation, vowel epenthesis after English word-final stop codas presents variable patterns. For example, English 'pad'/pæd/ is always adapted with vowel insertion as in [phæ.dɨ] while 'pet' /pɛt/ adapted with no vowel in . . .