Current Students

Current PhD students and their theses for which I am the Dissertation Advisor:

 

Vanessa Felten, The Acquisition of Grammatical Gender in German.

Department of German and Russian, School of Languages and Cultures. 

                       

Jessica Rohr, Language Attitudes of the Swiss Amish in Adams County, Indiana.
Department of German and Russian, School of Languages and Cultures.

 

James Stratton, Bridging the Gap between Theoretical Linguistics and Language Pedagogy. 
Department of German and Russian, School of Languages and Cultures.

                       

Valentina Concu, Preferential Attachment and the Emergence of the German Passive. 
Department of German and Russian, School of Languages and Cultures.
                    

April Grotberg, How does Similarity Avoidance in a Language's Phonotactics Change over Time?
Linguistics, School of Interdisciplinary Studies.

Former Students
 

Ph.D. Students and their theses for which I was the Dissertation Advisor:
 

Adrial Bryan, The Effectiveness of Explicit Pedagogical Intervention in the L2 Perception of Production of German Vowels.  School of Languages and Literatures, August 2019.

 

Carmen Octavio, Hispanic Children Thrown in Limbo:  Language Ideologies of Spanish Heritage Speakers and their English Peers.  School of Languages and Cultures, May 2018.

 

Christopher La Cross, The Effectiveness of Visual Input Enhancement across Multiple Proficiency Levels on the Noticing  and L2 Development of German Vocabulary and Reading.  School of Languages and Cultures,   May 2018.

 

Wenfeng Li, A Historical and Sociolinguistic Approach to Language Change in Mandarin Chinese:  Corpus  Evidence for the Development of YOU-MEI-YOU. Linguistics, May 2016.

 

Katharina Kipp, Aptitude in L2 and L3 Learners of German.  School of Languages and Cultures, May  2015.

 

Jennifer Gerndt, Perceptions of Pronunciation and the Link to Oral Production Anxiety among German  Students.  May 2014.


Michael Carlo, Enhancing the Oral Proficiency of Spanish Majors. School of Languages and Cultures, May 2008.
 

M.A. Students and their theses for which I was the Thesis Advisor:


 

James Stratton, An Analysis of the Generic Masculine, the Inflectional Morpheme -in and Gender-Fair Innovations in Unrehearsed, Spoken Dialogue in Modern Standard German. School of Languages and Cultures, May 2017.

Vivian Kleeblatt. Depth of Vocabulary in Intermediate German Textbooks. School of Languages and  Cultures, May 2017.

​Jessica Rohr.  The Swiss German Language and Identity:  Stereotyping between the Aargau and Zürich Dialects.   May 2016.

 

Valentina Concu, The Historical Evolution of the German Present Perfect from the Perspective of Complexity Theory and Emergent Grammar. School of Languages and Cultures, May 2015.

Eric Follett, Clausal Complements to Attitude Predicates Cross-Linguistically:  Being Glad about What You Thought You Knew.  School of Languages and Cultures, May 2014.
 

Karina Hanson. Literacy Development in Spanish-English Bilingual Children:  The Role of Phonological Awareness and Working Memory. School of Languages and Cultures, December 2012.

     

Nicole Anderson, Phoneme Awareness and Acquisition in the German Language Classroom. School of Languages and Cultures, May 2011.

 

Arnold Gamboa, The Acquisition of Grammatical Gender in Spanish by English-speaking L2 Learners.   School of Languages and Cultures, December 2011.


Jennifer Gerndt, Addressing Variation:  Second Person Pronouns in Modern Standard German.  School of  Languages and Cultures, May 2008.

 

Rashmi Kasat.  Relative Clause Formation in Old Saxon.  School of Languages and Cultures, May 2008.

 

Daniel Scanlon, Context, Identity, and Linguistic Hybridity among Turkish-German Bilinguals. School of  Languages and Cultures, May 2006.

 

Jaisree Jayaraman, Second Language Acquisition of Verb Placement in German: Re-examining the Role of Universal Grammar. School of Languages and Cultures, June 2003.

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