Pre-Defense Dissertation Drafts
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.’
Note: This replaces the old requirement that a copy of the dissertation must be placed in the reading room.
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.)
This list contains recent dissertations. Older dissertations are available in ScholarSpace, the UH Institutional Repository.
Aragon, Carolina. (2014) A Grammar of Akuntsú, A Tupían Language (PDF).
Barlow, Russell. (2018) A Grammar of Ulwa.
Choe, Jinsun. (2012) Children Seem to Know Raising: Raising and Intervention in Child Language (PDF).
Clark, Brenda. (2017) A Grammatical Sketch of Sivia Sign Language (PDF).
Dennison, Heeyeon Yoon. (2010) Processing Implied Meaning Through Contrastive Prosody (PDF).
Ellis, Jim. (2012) Saipan Carolinian, One Chuukic Language Blended from Many (PDF).
Furukawa, Toshiaki. (2011) Humor-ing the Local: Multivocal Performance in Stand-Up Comedy in Hawai’i (PDF).
Grama, James. (2015) Variation and Change in Hawai’i Creole Vowels (PDF).
Guerin, Valerie. (2008) Discovering Mavea: Grammar, Texts, and Lexicon.
Hafford, James. (2015) Wuvulu Grammar and Vocabulary (PDF).
Hatfield, Hunter. (2010) Temporal Expectancy and the Experience of Statistics in Language Processing (PDF).
Hattori, Ryoko. (2012) Preverbal Particles in Pingelapese: A Language of Micronesia (PDF).
Heaton, Raina. (2017) A Typology of Antipassives, with Special Reference to Mayan (PDF).
Heston, Tyler. (2015) The Segmental and Suprasegmental Phonology of Fataluku (PDF).
Huang, Karen. (2012) A Study of Neutral-Tone Syllables in Taiwan Mandarin (PDF).
Indjieva, Elena. (2009) Oirat Tones and Break Indices (O-ToBI) Intonational Structure of the Oirat Language.
Jackson, Jason. (2014) A Grammar of Irarutu, A Language of West Papua, Indonesian, with Historical Analysis.
Jackson, Kyuseek Hwang. (2008) The Effect of Information Structure on Korean Scrambling.
Joo, Kum Jeong. (2014) Children’s Interpretation of the Korean Reflexive Pronouns Caki and Caki-Casin (PDF).
Kang, Sang Gu. (2011) English Attrition in Korean-english Bilingual Children (PDF).
KIM, Jonny. (2018) Socially-conditioned links between words and phonetic realizations.
Kirtley, M. Joelle. (2015) Language, Identity, and Non-Binary Gender in Hawai’i (PDF).
Kupchik, John. (2011) A Grammar of Eastern Old Japanese Dialects (PDF).
Lau, Elaine. (2016) Acquisition of Relative Clauses in Cantonese: A Multi-Factorial Analysis (PDF).
Lee, Nala Huiying. (2014) A Grammar of Baba Malay with Sociophonetic Considerations (PDF).
Lee, On-Soon. (2014) Individual Differences in First and Second Language Sentence Processing: Evidence from Statistical Learning.
Lee, Sunyoung. (2009) Interpreting Scope Ambiguity in First and Second Language Processing: Universal Quantifiers and Negation.
Liu, Tsai-Hsiu (Dorinda). (2011) Complementation in Three Formosan Languages – Amis, Mayrinax Atayal and Tsou (PDF).
Miyakoshi, Tomoko. (2009) Investigating ESL Learners’ Lexical Collocations: The Acquisition of Verb and Noun Collocations by Japanese Learners of English.
Muagututi’a, Grant. (2018) Recovering Ergativity in Heritage Samoan
Nomura, Jun. (2008) Japanese Postposing: The Role of Early Discourse Pragmatics.
Odango, Emerson Lopez. (2015) Afféú fangani ‘join together’: A morphophonemic analysis of possessive suffix paradigms and a discourse-based ethnography of the elicitation session in Pakin Lukunosh Mortlockese (PDF).
Oiwa-Bungard, Mayumi. (2017) Morphology and syntax of gerunds in Truku Seediq: A third function of Austronesian “voice” morphology
Okura, Eve. (2017) Language Nests and Language Acquisition: An Empirical Analysis.
Polley, Carl. (2012) Metaphors for Happiness in English and Mandarin Chinese.
Rarrick, Samantha. (2017) A Tonal Grammar of Kere (Papuan) in Typological Perspective.
Rentz, Bradley. (2018) Pohnpei sohte ehu: A survey- and discourse-based approach to language attitudes on Pohnpei.
Ross, Melody. (2017) Attitudes Towards Tetun Dili, a Language of East Timor.
Sato, Manami. (2010) Massage in the “Body”: Effects of Simulation in Sentence Production (PDF).
Smith, Alexander. (2017) The Languages of Borneo: A Comprehensive Classification (PDF).
Stojanovic, Diana. (2013) Cross-Lingusitic Comparison of Rhythmic and Phonotactic Similarity (PDF).
Tanaka, Nozomi. (2016) An Asymmetry in the Acquisition of Tagalog Relative Clauses (PDF).
Thepboriruk, Kanjana. (2015) Thai in Diaspora: Language and Identity in Los Angeles, California (PDF).
Tran, Jennie. (2011) The Acquisition of Vietnamese Classifiers (PDF).
Ueki, Kaori. (2011) Prosody and Intonation of Western Cham (PDF).
Van Way, John. (2018) The Phonetics and Phonology of Nyagrong Minyag, an Endangered Language of Western China.
Walworth, Mary. (2015) The Language of Rapa Iti: Description of a Language in Change (PDF).
Yamada, Fumiko. (2014) Māori as Phrase-Based Language (PDF).