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PhD Alumni 2005 - 2009

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2009 Linguistics PhD Alumni

Li Yang

  • Dissertation: Re-evaluating and Exploring the Contributions of Constituency Grammar to Semantic Role Labeling
  • Dissertation Chair or Co-Chairs: Steven Abney
  • Current Position/Title: International Project Engineer Microsoft Redmond, WA

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2008 Linguistics PhD Alumni

Hoiying (Katherine) Chen

Lisa Marie Del Torto

  • Dissertation: Ci Arrangiamo: The Realities of Shift-Maintenance Negotiation in an Italian-Canadian Community
  • Dissertation Chair or Co-Chairs: Robin Queen
  • Current Position/Title: Instructor at Northeastern Illinois University and instructor in the Writing Program at Northwestern University

Gerardo Fernandez-Salguiero

Vera V. Irwin

  • Dissertation: More than just Ethnic. Negotiation of Ethnicity through Language among Russian German Re-settlers and Jewish Refugees from the Former Soviet Union in Germany
  • Dissertation Chair or Co-Chairs: Robin Queen
  • Current Position/Title: Adjunct Faculty, English Department at the Pädagogische Hochschule Ludwigsburg (Germany)

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2007 Linguistics PhD Alumni

Rizwan Ahmad

Christopher Becker

  • Dissertation: Clausal and Nominal Agreement in Russian: A Unified Approach
  • Dissertation Chair or Co-Chairs: Acrisio Pires
  • Current Position/Title:  Software Developer, Menlo Innovations

Robert Felty

  • Dissertation: Effects in Spoken Word Recognition of English and German by Native and Non-native Listeners
  • Dissertation Chair or Co-Chairs: Patrice Beddor and Jose Benki
  • Current Position/Title: Speech Scientist, Nuance Communications

Catherine Fortin

Michael Marlo

Wilfredo Valentin-Marquez

  • Dissertation: Doing being boricua: Perceptions of national identity and the sociolinguistic distribution of liquid variables in Puerto Rican Spanish
  • Dissertation Chair or Co-Chairs: Lesley Milroy and Teresa L. Satterfield
  • Current Position/Title: Assistant Professor of Spanish, Millersville University

Nancy Perez

  • Dissertation: A Proto-Matlatzinkan Reconstruction
  • Dissertation Chair or Co-Chairs: Sarah G. Thomason
  • Current Position/Title: Lecturer in Romance Languages and Literatures at University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Yang Ye

  • Dissertation: Automatic Tense and Aspect Translation between Chinese and English
  • Dissertation Chair or Co-Chairs: Steven Abney
  • Current Position/Title: Senior Program Manager Microsoft, Bay Area, CA

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2006 Linguistics PhD Alumni

Chandan Narayan

Jennifer Nguyen

Hamid Ouali

Nicholas Pharris

  • Dissertation: Winuunsi Tm Talapaas: A Grammar of the Molalla Language
  • Dissertation Chair or Co-Chairs: Sarah Thomason
  • Current Position/Title: Election and Information Specialist for the State of Washington

Mark Sicoli

Andrea Stiasny

  • Dissertation: Acquisition of Clitics in Croatian and Spanish and its Implications for Syntactic Theory
  • Dissertation Chair or Co-Chairs: Acrisio Pires
  • Current Position/Title: Lecturer in Romance Languages and Literatures, University of Michigan

Ashley Williams

  • Dissertation: Bilingualism and the Construction of Ethnic Identity among Chinese Americans in the San Francisco Bay Area
  • Dissertation Chair or Co-Chairs: Lesley Milroy
  • Current Position/Title: Lecturer, American Studies and Anthropology, University of Virginia

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2005 Linguistics PhD Alumni

Hee Soo Kim

  • Dissertation: Causatives, Passives and Their Ambiguities in Korean, Japanese, and English
  • Dissertation Chair or Co-Chairs: Acrisio Pires and Marilyn Shatz

Aman Kumar

  • Dissertation: Aspects of Hindi Syllable Structure
  • Dissertation Chair or Co-Chairs: San Duanmu
  • Current Position/Title: Computational Linguist at BCL Technologies

Chutamanee Onsuwan

Erik Schleef