Tri-College DSpace Repository: Recent submissions

  • Steliotes, Caroline (2018)
    In this thesis, I investigate the distribution of the null copula in African American English (AAE). Unlike previous accounts that have viewed the null copula as a purely phonological or syntactic phenomenon, I explore ...
  • Ray, Diamond C.J. (2018)
    Language has the power to unite and uplift societies as well as divide and exclude. In this investigation I identify how language is incessantly utilized as a tool to exclude, erase, and publicly shame Black women within ...
  • Mahoney, Shaina (2018)
    How do sign languages change? Is there a pattern of regularity? A preference towards ease of articulation? In what increments might it occur? Does it resemble historical shift in spoken language? At what level of similarity ...
  • Lin, Audrey (2018)
    There is a gap between sign language linguistics and sign language recognition. In this paper, I intend to bridge this gap by analyzing the handshape feature of signs to define subunits, as opposed to signs as a whole, ...
  • Grenert, Briana (2018)
    Blevins's Evolutionary Phonology model has not previous been employed in analyzing sound changes in dead languages (Blevins, 2004). Here, I present evidence from Attic Greek, and follow the evolution of the pronunciation ...
  • Evans, Sabea (2018)
    This paper is an ethnographic account of the motivating factors of language choice in Ghana through the lens of a community of Dagomba people in the Northern Region of Ghana. English-only education policies force many to ...
  • Brown, Anita (2018)
    This paper explores the phenomenon known as 'quantitative metathesis' in Ancient Greek. Historically this change, an apparent metathesis of vowel length, has been considered to be true metathesis by classicists, but ...
  • Ramey, Jackson William (2018)
  • Pronger, Lauren (2018)
  • Hanlon, Clare (2018)
    Word segmenters comprise a vital step in the methodology of natural language processing. In languages such as English, which already necessitate word delimiters such as spaces, this task is trivial. However, in non-segmented ...
  • Broughton II, Michael (2018)
    This investigation examines the causes and implications of deafness in the region known as the Arab world. Deafness is present in Arab countries at rates far higher than those of North America and Europe, and much of it ...
  • Abraham, Elsher (2018)
    In this thesis I will argue that the term "Mumble Rap" fails to function as an accurate descriptor ofa new generation of mainstream American hip-hop artists, instead being used to mainly disparage its artists, sounds, ...
  • Pryor, Jaclyn (2017-01)
    An examination of the uses of performance theory for reading 19th, 20th, and 21st- century American literature. This course uses performance theory, which grapples with questions of embodiment, eventfulness, gesture, ...
  • Solomon, Asali (2017-01)
    Students in the Advanced Fiction Workshop will not only continue to hone the basic elements of their fiction, including character development, dialogue,plot and prose style, but will focus much of their efforts on revision ...
  • Devaney, Thomas (2017-01)
    The seminar is an investigation of music in American literature. Walt Whitman was immersed in opera; Emily Dickinson was steeped in the hymnbook; Zora Neale Hurston in folksong; Amiri Baraka in the blues and bebop;John ...
  • The Novel 
    Mohan, Rajeswari (2017-01)
    This course is a survey of the British novel in the 20th C, during which radical transformations were wrought in conventions of realism, characterization, plot, and narration. Texts include novels by Conrad, Woolf, Joyce, ...
  • Mohan, Rajeswari (2017-01)
    This course will focus on writings by women from a range of postcolonial societies, and examine the ways they intervene in and energize aesthetic and political discourses that critique gender arrangements. In particular, ...
  • McInerney, Maud (2017-01)
    Readings in the English-language poetry of Scotland, Ireland and Wales. This course will explore works by Dylan Thomas, W.B. Yeats, Hugh MacDiarmaid and Seamus Heaney, as well as those of more recent poets such as Paul ...
  • Finley, Stephen (2017-01)
    Texts mostly 19th and 20th c. American, beginning with Thoreau. Topics: cultural production of landscape (rural and urban), environmental history, place studies, ecology. Visual resources: American landscape painting, and ...
  • Finley, Stephen (2017-01)
    A study of the Bible and its diverse genres, including legendary history, law, chronicle, psalm, love-song and dirge, prophecy, gospel, epistle, and eschatology. This study is accompanied by an extremely various collection ...

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