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PhD Alumni 2000 - 2004

2004 Linguistics PhD Alumni

Evanthia Diakoumakou
Dissertation:
Coarticulatory vowel nasalization in Modern Greek      
Dissertation Chair or Co-Chairs: Patrice Beddor        
Current Position/Title: Instructor at Institute of Professional Development

 

Jeffrey Doan                     
Dissertation:
The degradation of ethos in adversarial contexts          
Dissertation Chair or Co-Chairs: Jeffrey Heath          
Current Position/Title:

 

Dushyanthi Mendis       
Dissertation:
A corpus-based study of the use and identification of metaphor in academic speech         
Dissertation Chair or Co-Chairs: John Swales             
Current Position/Title: On Faculty in Department of English at University of Colombo

 

2003 Linguistics PhD Alumni

Bridget Anderson           
Dissertation:
An acoustic study of Southeastern Michigan Appalachian and African American southern migrant vowel systems                 
Dissertation Chair or Co-Chairs: Lesley Milroy           
Current Position/Title: Associate Professor, Linguistics, Old Dominion University

 

Mark Arehart                    
Dissertation:
Noun compound semantics: linguistic and general-purpose reasoning      
Dissertation Chair or Co-Chairs: Richmond Thomason                            
Current Position/Title: Research Scientist at Mitre Corporation

 

Elizabeth Axelson
Dissertation:
A longitudinal study of intercultural discourse in a master's thesis project group   
Dissertation Chair or Co-Chairs: John Swales             
Current Position/Title: Lecturer in English, ELI, University of Michigan

 

Annemarie Toebosch    
Dissertation:
Gender-animacy and the morpho-syntax of object clitics in Dutch               
Dissertation Chair or Co-Chairs: Samuel Epstein and Christina Tortora  
Current Position/Title: Lecturer III, Director of Dutch Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

 

2002 Linguistics PhD Alumni

Dacia Dressen-Hammouda                                                 
Dissertation:
Accounting for fieldwork in three areas of modern geology: a situated analysis of textual silence and salience                               |
Dissertation Chair or Co-Chairs: John Swales             
Current Position/Title: Research Faculty, Universite Blaise Pascal

 

Andrew Freeman            
Dissertation:
In search of a koin & eacute; in San & lsquo;a & rsquo;
Dissertation Chair or Co-Chairs: Jeffrey Heath and Raji Rammuny    
Current Position/Title: Artificial Intelligence Engineer, Mclean

 

Rose Letsholo                   
Dissertation:
Syntactic domains in Ikalanga                 
Dissertation Chair or Co-Chairs: Samuel Epstein       
Current Position/Title: Assistant Professor, University of Botswana

 

2001 Linguistics PhD Alumni

Joseph Pimentel             
Dissertation: Sociolinguistic reflections of privatization and globalization: the Arabic of Egyptian newspaper advertisements               
Dissertation Chair or Co-Chairs: John Swales             |
Current Position/Title: Dance Caller

 

2000 Linguistics PhD Alumni

Judith Dyer
Dissertation:
Language and identity in a Scottish-English community: a phonological and discoursal analysis
Dissertation Chair or Co-Chairs: Deborah Keller-Cohen and Lesley Milroy           
Current Position/Title: Lecturer at the English Language Institute

 

Hyo-Young Kim               
Dissertation:
Flexibility of English stress                       
Dissertation Chair or Co-Chairs: San Duanmu            
Current Position/Title: Associate Professor of English, Koomin University, Seoul, Korea

 

Mi-Ryoung Kim                
Dissertation:
Segmental and tonal interations in English and Korean: a phonetic and phonological study              |
Dissertation Chair or Co-Chairs: Patrice Beddor and San Duanmu     
Current Position/Title: Chair, Professor of English, Dept of ESL, Korean Cyber University, Seoul

 

Stephanie Lindemann  
Dissertation:
Non-native speaker "incompetence" as a construction of the native listener: attitudes and their relationship to perception and comprehension of Korean-accented English       
Dissertation Chair or Co-Chairs: Patrice Beddor and Lesley Milroy    
Current Position/Title: Associate Professor in Applied Linguistics and ESL, Georgia State Univerisity

 

Ivelisse Martinez            
Dissertation:
The effects of language on children's understanding of agency and causation        
Dissertation Chair or Co-Chairs: Marilyn Shatz           
Current Position/Title: US Deparment of Health and Human Services (2010)

 

Ana Ostermann               
Dissertation:
Reifying and defying sisterhood in discourse: communities of practice at work at an all-female police station and a feminist crisis intervention center in Brazil                        
Dissertation Chair or Co-Chairs: Deborah Keller-Cohen                         
Current Position/Title: Professor, Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos