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  • Sundaresan, Sandhya (2001)
    This thesis is divided into three broad segments. The first segment examines the discourse contexts in which halt may legitimately occur. Several reasonably detailed discourse-excerpts from the German magazine Der Spiegel ...
  • Scott, Hazel (2010)
    There are many reasons to read poetry, filled with heroics and folly, sweeping metaphors and engaging rhymes. It can reveal much about a shared cultural history and the depths of the human soul; for linguists, it also ...
  • Engebretson, Jess; Lo Wang, Hansi (Swarthmore College, 2009-03-13)
    This week on War News Radio, soldier poets shape their memories of the Iraq war into verse — and hope someone’s listening. Jess Engebretson reports. Next, we find out what makes a good Iraqi joke. Hansi Lo Wang ...
  • Warech, Julie (2013)
    This thesis is an auto-ethnographic account of ethnographic research conducted over a thirteen-week period on dance, or siva, in Samoa, a country in the South Pacific. This paper shows both how Samoan culture is performed ...
  • Merold, Sabrina (2017)
    One in three women will have an abortion by age forty-five, yet the majority of women in the United States will not be able to simply go to their primary care doctor to have an abortion. Instead, they will have to navigate ...
  • Ershadi, Julie (2011)
    Persian complex predicates are two-part verbal constructions comprised ofa non-verbal element and a semantically bleached light verb. A heavy verb such as Persian xordcen means 'to ingest' (as in food or drink), whereas ...
  • Shrestha, Eriko (Swarthmore College, 2016-03-24)
    What is the state of democracy in Iran? Although the 2016 US Presidential elections are occupying media and pundit analysis, equally significant electoral changes are occurring around the world. This week, we will be ...
  • Felker, Helen Margaret (2016)
    Although the empirical process of language loss has been well documented through statistical analysis and population demographics, the personal narratives of the individuals who speak these dying languages are rarely ...
  • Yue, Dan (2005)
    Today, we find an increasing interest in Brownian motors - theoretical "thermal ratchets" that rectify random motion to do work. This interest stems not only from possible applications to cellular transport mechanisms ...
  • Mai, Mark (2009)
    While research concerning the phonology of sign languages has been abounding, the phonetics of sign languages has not been as well elucidated and few cross-linguistic studies have emerged. Moreover, the nature of internal ...
  • Ryland, Alison (2014)
    Linguists in the United States have been interested in the dialects of English-speakers from Maine for many decades (e.g., Perkins 1927, Heffner 1938, Lambert 1976), but few researchers have focused exclusively on Maine ...
  • Bisgarrd-Church, Elliana (Swarthmore College, 2011-03-25)
    In an exclusive two-part interview, Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter David Rohde and his wife Kristen Mulvihill came to War News Radio to tell the story of his 2008 kidnapping at the hands of the Taliban, and ...
  • Fredrickson, Anne (2007)
    A growing body of literature suggests that phonological features of English names may provide cues to gender (Slater & Feinman 1985; Cutler et al. 1990; Barry & Harper 1995; Cassidy et al. 1999; Whissell 2001): women’s ...
  • Smith, Robin (2003)
    The extraordinarily short optical dephasing time of organic dye molecules in polymer hosts is known to be under 20 fs between 100 and 200 K. Short dephasing times suggest enormously broadened homogeneous linewidths on the ...
  • Davis, Charles C. (2017)
    “A Place to Stand to Full Size: The Black Community of Oak Bluffs” relies on multiple sources and uses a mixed approach to study the evolution of this century-old summer community on the island of Martha’s Vineyard. Using ...
  • Kates-Shaw, Emma (2016)
    Yik Yak, a location-based anonymous posting app, has been accused of fostering overwhelmingly negative interactions and abuse. The app allows users to “play” at being strangers in their own geographically intimate ...
  • Herbert, Marjorie (2012)
    Like many other signed and spoken languages, German Sign Language (Deutsche Gebärdensprache; DGS) makes use of multiple strategies for the plural marking of nominal signs. The plural marker is realized in three ways. The ...
  • Bhattacharyya, Aparajita (2012)
    Bengali uses two different sets of morphemes for the negative polarity any. One set consists of expressions morphologically related to the existential some. The other set consists of expressions morphologically related ...

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