Past M.A. Thesis Topics

Agah, Niloofar. 2011. “Role of Language Exposure in Learning L2: Persian Learners of English in English vs. Non-English Speaking Environments.” MA Thesis, San Diego State University.

Amano, Daisuke. 2012. “A Maximum Entropy Approach to Japanese Zero Subject Antecedent Detection.” MA Thesis, San Diego State University.

Austin, Amanda Christine. 2015. “Information Status of the Postverbal Noun Phrase of the English Existential in Short Fiction.” Thesis, San Diego State University.

Autman, Hasan K. 2016. “A Corpus Study of Ethnic Slurs and Derogatory Language across Reddit and YouTube with Sentiment Considered.” Thesis, San Diego State University.

Besserman Vianna, Ana Elisa Piani. 2014. “There Was… Something New! Do Information Status Constraints  Guide Hearers’ Expectations During Online Language  Comprehension?” MA Thesis, San Diego State University.

Bones, Jonathan Jeffrey. 2010. “The New Orleans Narratives: A Discourse Analysis of American Survival Stories.” MA Thesis, San Diego State University.

Bowen, Michael Andrew Villas-Boas. 2010. “Narrative Strategies in Ixpantepec-Nieves Mixtec.” MA Thesis, San Diego State University.

Boyens, Tamara Brooke. 2011. “Establishing Rapport in Academic Discourse.” MA Thesis, San Diego State University.

Chambers, Jessica L. 2010. “Learner Retention: The Challenge of Family Literacy Programs.” MA Thesis, San Diego State University.

Dalton, Eric J. 2013. “Impoliteness in Computer Mediated Communication.” MA Thesis, San Diego State University.

Davliyeva, Albina Raisovna. 2011. “An Investigation of Kazan Tatar Morphology.” MA Thesis, San Diego State University.

DeLorme Sollitto, Margaret Catherine. 2011. “A Comparative Examination of Eliciting Acts in American and Turkish MBA Seminars and Lectures.” MA Thesis, San Diego State University.

Devine, Brandon James. 2014. “A Method of Segmenting Topical Twitter Hashtags.” MA Thesis, San Diego State University.

Diedrick, Keith Edward. 2016. “Normies and Anons: A Study of Impoliteness, Swearwords, and Sentiments in Anonymous Speech Online.” Thesis, San Diego State University.

Downs, Cheryl Lynn. 2011. “Issues in Dzongkha Phonology : An Optimality Theoretic Approach.” MA Thesis, San Diego State University.

Ehrenfeld, Steven Emil. 2011. “Predicting Video Game Sales Using an Analysis of Internet Message Board Discussions.” MA Thesis, San Diego State University.

Feike, Gina Michelle. 2011. “Grammar Sequencing in Basic ESL.” MA Thesis, San Diego State University.

Florendo, Catherine Edquilang. 2015. “Key-Consonant Theory Applied to Chinese.” Thesis, San Diego State University.

Freeman, Roselene M. 2015. “Observing Language Changes in Aging and Alzheimer’s Speech Using Information Theory Techniques.” Thesis, San Diego State University.

Gajic, Natasa. 2010. “Materials Development Corpus-Based Study of Authentic Texts for Business.” MA Thesis, San Diego State University.

Garegnani, Danielle Renae. 2010. “The Role of Explicit Instruction an Analysis of English Learners’ Development of Academic Writing.” MA Thesis, San Diego State University. http://scholarworks.calstate.edu/handle/10211.10/294

Gelles, Bryan Donald. 2010. “On the Structure of Nominal Phrases in Dzongkha.” MA Thesis, San Diego State University. http://scholarworks.calstate.edu/handle/10211.10/297

Glendinning, Broc Alan. 2010. “Detecting Errors in Subject-Verb Agreement during on-Line Sentence Comprehension in Spanish.” MA Thesis, San Diego State University.

Gongora Baltazar, Selene. 2011. “Key-Consonant Theory: Comparative Analysis of Spanish and English.” MA Thesis, San Diego State University.

Ha, Kyoung Mi. 2012. “Adult Second Language Learners’ Acquisition in OSV Word Order with Case Markers in Korean.” MA Thesis, San Diego State University.

Hansen, Sarah Lynne. 2012. “Tone and Related Issues in Dzongkha : A Phonetic Analysis.” MA Thesis, San Diego State University.

He, Ran. 2010. “Textbook Analysis: Vocabulary Instruction of Chinese as a Foreign Language.” MA Thesis, San Diego State University.

Hernandez, Julie Marjean Corvera. 2012. “Instructional Modification of Spanish and Italian to Facilitate Intercomprehension.” MA Thesis, San Diego State University.

Hughen, Janet Elizabeth. 2010. “Nursing Simulation a Classroom Discourse Study.” MA Thesis, San Diego State University.

Ionescu, Ioana Daciana. 2011. “Cohesion and Coherence in Narratives: A Crosslinguistic Analysis in English and Romanian.” MA Thesis, San Diego State University.

Ivanova, Elitza. 2012. “A Survey of Some Bulgarian Discourse Markers.” MA Thesis, San Diego State University.

Jenné, Danielle Kay. 2014. “Variation in the FACE and GOAT Vowels among Southern Californians.” MA Thesis, San Diego State University.

Kang, Yoo Jin. 2015. “Perceptions of Korean Dialects by Gyeongsang Residents.” Thesis, San Diego State University.

Kazemi, Sara Dawn. 2014. “Computational Simulation of Linguistic Change: An Agent-Based Model.” MA Thesis, San Diego State University.

Lee, Wona. 2010. “Codeswitching as a Communicative Strategy in a Korean Heritage Language Classroom.” MA Thesis, San Diego State University.

Liao, Nozomi. 2012. “Ideology in Newspaper Reporting : A Cross-Cultural Analysis of Transitivity Choices.” MA Thesis, San Diego State University.

Li, Yun. 2011. “A Genre Analysis of English and Chinese Research Article Abstracts in Linguistics and Chemistry.” MA Thesis, San Diego State University.

Mahler, Taylor Ann. 2015. “The Assertional Force of V2 Complement Clauses in German.” Thesis, San Diego State University.

Mellos, Vickie D. 2011. “Coherence in English as a Second Language Undergraduate Writing: A Theme-Rheme Analysis.” MA Thesis, San Diego State University.

Meza, Amanda J. 2013. “The Linguistics Performance of Sexual Identity by an Openly Gay Christian Minister.” MA Thesis, San Diego State University.

Neal, Sayaka Yamazaki. 2013. “Exploring Sociocultural Dimensions of Teacher-Student Interaction in an ESL Classroom.” MA Thesis, San Diego State University.

Padrick, Kendell Rachelle. 2014. “Grammar Instruction in the ESL Composition Classroom: Navigating the Difficulties of Integration.” MA Thesis, San Diego State University.

Palmer, Timothy Michael. 2016. “A Corpus-Driven, Keyword-Centered Approach to Lexical Bundles in Grade Comments.” Thesis.

Park, Jee Hae. 2015. “Children’s Plural Acquisition in English.” MA Thesis, San Diego State University.

Pasamonik, Rina Otsuka. 2011. “The Effects of Teacher Experience on Interaction in Two Japanese as a Foreign Language Classrooms.” MA Thesis, San Diego State University.

Perry, Sean. 2011. “Metaphor Theory: Language’s Window to the Mind.” MA Thesis, San Diego State University.

Petrovic, Marija. 2013. “Discourse Analysis of Law School Lectures with Implications for EALP Teaching.” MA Thesis, San Diego State University.

Pham, Diep Minh. 2011. “A Study of Vietnamese Narrative: Vietnamese ‘Pear’ Stories in Comparison with American ‘Pear’ Stories.” MA Thesis, San Diego State University.

Poupard, Mark Alan. 2010. “EAP Vocabulary Instruction: A Textbook Analysis and Lesson Template.” MA Thesis, San Diego State University.

Pyoun, Ju Youn. 2011. “The Syntax and Semantics of Korean Serial Verb Constructions: A Corpus-Based Analysis.” MA Thesis, San Diego State University.

Quezada Ayala, Vanessa. 2015. “A Sociocultural Analysis of Teacher-Student Interaction in a Mexican 6th Grade Classroom.” MA Thesis, San Diego State University.

Quinn, Jessica Erin. 2011. “Discourse Markers in the University Classroom.” MA Thesis, San Diego State University.

Shaffer, Myron Mathew. 2013. “Uses and Errors of in and on in Student Academic Writing : A Corpus-Based Investigation.” MA Thesis, San Diego State University.

Siminski, Nicole Diane. 2014. “Manipulating Language to Index Varying Degrees of One’s Identity.” MA Thesis, San Diego State University.

Stephens, Elisabeth Candy. 2014. “Human Evaluation on Statistical Machine Translation.” MA Thesis, San Diego State University.

Stephens, Kellen C. 2013. “Modeling Human Phonotactic Judgments Using Classifiers.” MA Thesis, San Diego State University.

Stevers, Alicia Danielle. 2015. “Syntactic Roles and Functions of Said Construction.” MA Thesis, San Diego State University.

Tachibana, Hisaka. 2015. “Anaphora Resolution in Japanese.” Thesis, San Diego State University.

Taki, Mariko. 2010. “Anaphoric Demonstratives in Spoken and Written Japanese Discourse.” MA Thesis, San Diego State University.

Townsend, Hiroko. 2011. “Phonetic Components in Japanese Characters.” MA Thesis, San Diego State University.

Vartivarian, Salpi Grace. 2013. “A Test Case for Relevance Theory : The Cognitive Underpinnings of Emphatic ‘Do.’” MA Thesis, San Diego State University.

Webb, Brandon T. 2012. “Performance and Scene.” MA Thesis, San Diego State University.

Zakaria, Ghassan Hanna. 2015. “Tayyib ( طيب ) : A Corpus-Based Approach.” Thesis, San Diego State University.