Pre-Draft Dissertations

A PDF version of your dissertation must be submitted to the department office at least two weeks from the defense; the title page should contain a clear indication that this is a ‘pre-defense draft.’
[This replaces the old requirement that a copy of the dissertation must be placed in the reading room.]


 Final Dissertations

A PDF version of the final approved version of the dissertation must be submitted to the department office.
[This replaces the old requirement that the department has to receive a hard copy of the dissertation.]

Carolina Aragon – A Grammar of Akuntsú, A Tupían Language

C.M. Kaliko Baker – A-Class Genitive Subject Effect: A Pragmatic and Discourse Grammar Approach to A- and O- Class Genitive Subject Selection in Hawaiian

Thiago Chacon – The Phonology and Morphology of Kubeo: The Documentation, Theory, and Description of an Amazonian Language

Jinsun Choe – Children Seem to Know Raising: Raising and Intervention in Child Language

Heeyeon Yoon Dennison – Processing Implied Meaning Through Contrastive Prosody

Jim Ellis – Saipan Carolinian, One Chuukic Language Blended from Many 

Yumiko Enyo – Exploring Senpai-Koohai Relationaships in Club Meetings in a Japanese University

Toshiaki Furukawa – Humor-ing the Local: Multivocal Performance in Stand-Up Comedy in Hawai’i

Akiemi Glenn  – Wayfinding in Pacific Linguascapes: Negotiating Tokelau Linguistic Identities in Hawai’i

James Grama – Variation and Change in Hawai’i Creole Vowels

Valerie Guerin – Discovering Mavea: Grammar, Texts, and Lexicon

James Hafford – Wuvulu Grammar and Vocabulary

Yukie Hara – Sentence Comprehension of Event Structure in English and Japanese: An Evaluation of the Interaction between Grammatical Aspect and Lexical Aspect

Kate Hardeman – Gender and Second Language Style: American Learners Perceptions and use of Mandarin Sajiao

Hunter Hatfield – Temporal Expectancy and the Experience of Statistics in Language Processing

Ryoko Hattori – Preverbal Particles in Pingelapese: A Language of Micronesia

Tyler Heston – The Segmental and Suprasegmental Phonology of Fataluku

Karen Huang – A Study of Neutral-Tone Syllables in Taiwan Mandarin

Tatjana Ilic – Modality and Causation in Serbian Dative Anticausatives: A Crosslinguistic Perspective

Elena Indjieva – Oirat Tones and Break Indices (O-ToBI) Intonational Structure of the Oirat Language

Jason Jackson – A Grammar of Irarutu, A Language of West Papua, Indonesian, with Historical Analysis

Kyuseek Hwang Jackson – The Effect of Information Structure on Korean Scrambling

Kum Jeong Joo – Children’s Interpretation of the Korean Reflexive Pronouns Caki and Caki-Casin

Sang Gu Kang – English Attrition in Korean-english Bilingual Children

Chae-Eun Kim – Asymmetries in the Production of Relative Clauses: First and Second Language Acquisition

Jinsook Kim – Comprehension of Elided Phrases in Korean and English: VP-Ellipsis, Null Object Constructions, and One-Subtitution

Soyoung Kim – Focus Particles at Syntactic, Semantic and Pragmatic Interfaces: The Acquisition of Only and Even in English

M. Joelle Kirtley – Language, Identity, and Non-Binary Gender in Hawai’i

Insung Ko – The Articulation of Korean Koronal Obstruents: Data from Heritage Speakers and Second Language Learners

Jonathan Cheng-Chuen Kuo – Argument Alternation and Argument Structure in Symmetrical Voice Languages: A Case Study of Transfer Verbs in Amis, Puyuma, and Seediq

John Kupchik – A Grammar of Eastern Old Japanese Dialects

Hye-Young Kwak – Scope Interpretation in First and Second Language Acquisition: Numeral Quantifiers and Negation

Elaine Lau – Acquisition of Relative Clauses in Cantonese: A Multi-Factorial Analysis

Nala Huiying Lee – A Grammar of Baba Malay with Sociophonetic Considerations

On-Soon Lee – Individual Differences in First and Second Language Sentence Processing: Evidence from Statistical Learning

Sunyoung Lee – Interpreting Scope Ambiguity in First and Second Language Processing: Universal Quantifiers and Negation

Nian Liu – The Effect of Naming Systems on the Acquisition of and Reasoning about Time Concepts

Tsai-Hsiu (Dorinda) Liu – Complementation in Three Formosan Languages – Amis, Mayrinax Atayal and Tsou

Jason Lobel – Philippine and North Bornean Languages: Issues in Description, Subgrouping, and Reconstruction

Tomoko Miyakoshi – Investigating ESL Learners’ Lexical Collocations: The Acquisition of Verb and Noun Collocations by Japanese Learners of English

Jun Nomura – Japanese Postposing: The Role of Early Discourse Pragmatics

Emerson Lopez Odango – Afféú fangani ‘join together’: A morphophonemic analysis of possessive suffix paradigms and a discourse-based ethnography of the elicitation session in Pakin Lukunosh Mortlockese

Carl Polley – Metaphors for Happiness in English and Mandarin Chinese

Hiroko Sato – Grammer of Kove: An Austronesian language of the West New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea

Manami Sato – Massage in the “Body”: Effects of Simulation in Sentence Production

Diana Stojanovic – Cross-Lingusitic Comparison of Rhythmic and Phonotactic Similarity

Nozomi Tanaka – An Asymmetry in the Acquisition of Tagalog Relative Clauses

Apay (Ai-Yu) Tang – From Diagnosis to Remedial Plan: A Psycholinguistic Assessment of Language Shift, L1 Proficiency, and Language Planning in Truku Seediq

Kanjana Thepboriruk – Thai in Diaspora: Language and Identity in Los Angeles, California

Jennie Tran – The Acquisition of Vietnamese Classifiers

Kaori Ueki – Prosody and Intonation of Western Cham

Mary Walworth – The Language of Rapa Iti: Description of a Language in Change

Fumiko Yamada – Māori as Phrase-Based Language