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  • Wild, Mollie R. (2017)
    Here, I discuss the history and origin of name signs in American Sign Language from their first appearances in the early 19th century (Supalla 1992:23) to present day. Most name signs in American Sign Language are fully ...
  • Walker, Alden (2007)
    Natural language communication with robots has obvious uses in almost all areas of life. Computer-based natural language interaction is an active area of research in Computational Linguistics and AI. While there have been ...
  • Corder, Julie (2003)
    This thesis explores the nature of the categorization of predicates in American Sign Language (ASL). In particular, the distinction between directional and nondirectional predicates is examined. For some types of verbs, ...
  • Freeman, Jennifer (1998)
    It is my intention to argue in favor of a polyglot society, in which cultural groups such as the Navajo are allowed and encouraged to operate within and without multiple linguistic codes. Particularly in the case of ...
  • D'Angio, Sara (2007)
    Negative polarity items are words or phrases usually associated with a negative licenser, such as the word ever, licensed by don't, in I don't think that I've ever been so surprised, In unmarked sentences, the negative ...
  • Neighbors 
    Han, Patrick; Morell, Sara (Swarthmore College, 2014-09-12)
    This month on War News Radio, “Neighbors.” We collect a wide variety of voices on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. First we hear from Aladdin Attari, a 25-year old Palestinian-Jordanian engineer residing in Saudi Arabia, ...
  • Pratt, Eleanor (2014)
    Hundreds of thousands of Ecuadorian women have migrated to Spain over the past two decades, seeking jobs as domestic workers. The gendered nature of this migration and its impact on families is the focus of my research. ...
  • Colonnese, Taryn (2013)
    In my Educational Studies and Sociology/Anthropology thesis, I investigate the ways in which the race and positionality ofleaders and advocates in the alternative food movement influences how the movement is conceptualized ...
  • Chowdhury, Omar; Goeckner-Wald, Kyle (Swarthmore College, 2010-01-22)
    This week on War News Radio, we learn more about Yemen, the country where the attempted Christmas Day attack originated. Kyle Goeckner-Wald and Omar Chowdhury report. Next, we hear about Afghanistan’s suffering schools. ...
  • Abbass, Samia; Goeckner-Wald, Kyle (Swarthmore College, 2009-08-21)
    This week on War News Radio, we hear about Palestinian-Iraqi refugees and the attempts to resettle them in the United States. Samia Abbass reports. And, we learn about the Peshmerga- the Kurdish armed forces- from an ...
  • Nolan, Jared; Hirshman, Sam (Swarthmore College, 2011-05-27)
    This week on War News Radio - New Voices: Stories by reporters who joined our staff during the past year. First, we learn about the Chinese investment in Afghanistan. Then, we speak with an Afghan journalist who studied ...
  • Reid-Shaw, Indiana (2017)
    Livestock herders in Mongolia are adapting to a new era of change due to climatic, political, and economic shifts. I conducted case study research in three regions of Mongolia. I listen closely to these herder responses ...
  • Buyco, Delfin Gerard (2017)
    This study compares Nicaraguan Sign Language (ISN) and Hawaiian Creole English (HCE) in order to validate the realization of the Language Bioprogram in environments that lack linguistic input. Bickerton (1981) proposed ...
  • Gluck, Jonathan (2012)
    Folk taxonomies are powerful cultural tools for the categorization and utilization of the world in which a people live. The English language, for example, has a few folk taxa remaining; including 'fruits', 'vegetables', ...
  • Martinez del Rio, Aurora (2016)
    Nonmanuals in American Sign Language (ASL) provide syntactic, lexical, prosodic, and affective information. While, in general, nonmanuals with different functions are expressed through different articulatory channels, ...
  • Elizondo, Juliet (2011)
    This thesis examines the structure of text messages. In recent years, literature speculating about electronically mediated communication has proliferated. An abundance of literature on technology and language exists, but ...
  • Perkoff, E. Margaret (2015)
    The goal of this paper is to gain a deeper understanding of onomatopoeic words that symbolize animal cries in four different languages: Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish, French, and Japanese. Each language is first analyzed ...
  • Hamilton-Levi, William (2013)
    In this paper, I will present an overview and analysis of a select number of Korean noun particles. These particles have been selected due to the role they play in three Korean sentence constructions: the double ...

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