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PhD Alumni 2000 - 2004

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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

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

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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    

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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

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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

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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

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