DPhil/PhD dissertations completed in the department

2010s

Dissertations completed in the 2010s

2014

  • Natalie Fecher
    "Effects of Forensically-Relevant Facial Concealment on Speech Acoustics and Perception"
  • Erica Gold
    "Calculating Likelihood Ratios in Forensic Speaker Comparison Cases Using Phonetic and Linguistic Features"

2013

  • Ghazi Algethami
    "The Production of English Speech Rhythm by L2 Saudi Arabic Speakers"
  • Rana Almbark
    "Perception and Production of English Vowels by Syrian Arabic Speakers"
  • Nicholas Flynn
    "Levelling and Diffusion at the North/South Border: A Sociophonetic Study of Nottingham Speakers"
  • Mariola Turek
    "Multiple Spell-Out Approach to Wh-Fronting"
  • Richard Rhodes
    "Reliability of Non-Contemporaneous Forensic Speech Evidence"
  • Colleen Kavanagh
    "Acoustic Parameters of Consonant Segments for Forensic Speaker Comparison"
  • Marta Szreder-Ptasinska
    "The Interaction of Articulatory and Cognitive Processes in Phonological Development"
  • Maryam Gholizadeh
    "Scope Interpretation in First and Second Language Acquisition: Numeral and Existential Quantifiers and Negation"

2012

  • Sami Alresaini
    "Acquisition of Modern Standard Arabic by Speakers of Different Arabic Varieties"

2011

  • Antri Kanikli
    "The Syntax of Wh-Questions in Cypriot Greek and Its Consequences"
  • Rein Sikveland
    "Co-ordination of Speech and Gesture in Sequence and Time"
  • Norman Yeo
    "Unifying Optional Wh-Movement"

2010

  • Suzanne Bardeas
    "The Syntax of the Arabic Determiner Phrases"
  • Nanna Haug-Hilton
    "Regional Dialect Levelling and Language Standards: Changes in the Honesfoss Dialect"
  • Koji Kawahara
    "Gradability in the Theory of Grammar"
  • Daniel Redinger
    "Language Attitudes and Code-Switching Behaviour in a Multilingual Educational Context: The Case of Luxembourg"

2000s

Dissertations completed in the 2000s

2009

  • Marianna Kaimaki
    "Phonetic Resources and Interactional Function in English and Greek Conversation: Variation and Constraints"
  • Alan Hseih
  • "The Interpretation of Null and Overt Pronominal Objects in Native Chinese and English-Chinese Interlanguage"

2008

  • Nattama Pongpairoj
    "Variability in Second Language Article Production: A Comparison of L1 Thai and L1 French Learners of L2 English"
  • Hazel Richards
    "Mechanisms, Motivations and Outcomes of Change in Morley (Leeds) English"

2007

  • Shahela Hamid
    "The Study of Language Maintenance and Shift in the Sylheti Community in Leeds"

2006

  • Leendert Plug
    "Phonetic Reduction and Pragmatic Organisation in Dutch Conversation: A Usage-based Account"
  • Alexandra Galani
    "The Morphosyntax of Verbs in Modern Greek"
  • Rebecca Sinar
    "A History of English Reflexives: from Old English into Modern English"
  • Glyn Hicks
    "The Derivation of Anaphoric Relations"

2005

  • Melissa Wright
    "Studies of the Phonetics-Interaction Interface: Clicks and Interactional Structures in English Conversation"
  • Phillip Wallage
    "Negation in Early English: Parametric Variation and Grammatical Competition"
  • Donald Glenn Campbell
    "Co-constructing Competence: Turn Construction & repair in Novice-to-Novice Second Language Interaction"

2004

  • Joanne Close
    "English Auxiliaries: A Syntactic Study of Contraction And Variation"
  • Jonny Butler
    "Phase Structure, Phrase Structure and Quantification"
  • Gareth Walker
    "The Phonetic Design of Turn Endings, Beginnings and Continuations in Conversation"
  • Davita Morgan
    "Objects in Old English: Scrambled, Shifted or in situ?"
  • Haruko Ishikawa
    "A Minimalist Approach to Japanese Multiple Nominative Constructions"
  • Anil Biltoo
    "Language Maintenance and Language Shift in Mauritius"

2003

  • Evi Sifaki
    "EPP Satisfiers: Verb-initial Orders in Greek"
  • Paul Carter
    "Structured Variation in British English Liquids: the Role of Resonance"
  • Melody Clarke
    "Aspect and Polarity"
  • Srija Sinha
    "Extraction Domains and Information Partition in Hindi"

2002

  • Cécile De Cat
    "French dislocation"
  • Luanga Kasanga
    "Task Type, Interaction and Second Language Acquisition. A study of Oral Productions by Zairean EFL Students"
  • Alastair Butler
    "Control and Exhaustification"

2001

  • Elizabeth McCoy
    "Tenseless Clauses, AspP and Subject Case-Licensing"

2000

  • Helen Lawrence
    "Aspects of English: An Examination of Aspect within Past Temporal Reference in Northern British English"
  • Zhongping Zhu
    "Null Arguments in Child Language"
  • Jennifer Smith
    "Synchrony and Diachrony in the Evolution of English: Evidence from Scotland"
  • Stephen Minnis
    "The Prediction of Prosodic Structure from Written Text: Revisited, Reformulated, Re-evaluated"

1990s

Dissertations completed in the 1990s

1997

  • Zara Iles
    "Repair Work: Attending to Talk Adequacy in One-to-One EFL Classroom Talk"

1996

  • Stephen Nicolle
    "Conceptual and Procedural Encoding in Relevance Theory: A Study with Reference to English and Kiswahili"
  • Paul Rowlett
    "Negative Configurations in French"

1995

  • Richard Ogden
    "An Exploration of Phonetic Exponency in Firthian Prosodic Analysis: Form and Substance in Finnish Phonology"
  • Mukul Saxena
    "A Sociolinguistic Study of Panjabi Hindus in Southall: Language Maintenance and Shift"
  • Guobin Wu
    "A Discourse Structural Approach to Anaphora in Chinese"

1994

  • Hilary Gardner
    "Doing Talk about Speech: A Study of Speech/Language Therapists and Phonologically Disordered Children Working Together"

1993

  • Shailjanand Jha
    "Language Maintenance and Bilingualism in Darbhanga"
  • Joga Singh
    "Case and Agreement in Hindi: A GB Approach"
  • Clare Tarplee
    "Working on Talk: The Collaborative Shaping of Linguistic Skills within Child-Adult Interaction"

1992

1991

  • John Coleman
    "Phonological Representations - Their Names, Forms and Powers"
  • Joel Fagborun
    "An Analysis of Linguistic Innovation: Historical and Grammatical Perspectives on English Loan-Translations and the Yoruba Koine"

1990

  • John Foster
    "A Theory of Word Order in Categorical Grammar with Special Reference to Spanish"
  • Julie Bradshaw
    "Rewordings in Dyadic Language Teaching: A study of Lexis. 2vol"
  • Anthea Gupta
    "A Study of the Acquisition and Use of Interrogatives and Questions in the English of Pre-school Chinese Singaporeans. 2 vols"
  • Hermas Mwansoko
    "The Modernization of Swahili Technical Terminologies: An Investigation of the Linguistics and Literature Terminologies"
  • Lengo Nsakala
    "Errors in the Speech of Zairean Students of English: With Special Reference to Rate and Lexical Diversity"

1980s

Dissertations completed in the 1980s

1989

  • Edward Elderkin
    "The significance and origin of the use of pitch in Sandawe"

1988

  • William Wells
    "Focus in spoken English"
  • Yang Han
    "A pragmatic study of some sentence-final and post-verbal particles in Mandarin Chinese"
  • Kang Kwong Luke
    "A conversation analytic approach to the study of utterance particles in Cantonese"
  • Jotham Kamanyire
    "Intonation and tone in two Bantu languages of Uganda"

1987

  • Alison Wray
    "Focusing: a dual systems account for the apparent hemispheric lateralisation of language"
  • Mary Spann
    "Code-switching amongst bilingual (Punjabi-English) nursery school children: co-operation and conflict in relation to familiarity"
  • Samuel Obeng
    "Conversational strategies: towards a phonological description of projection in Akyem-Twi"
  • Theresa Chisanga
    "An investigation into the form and function of Educated English in Zambia as a possible indigenized non-native variety"

1985

  • Kasefu Kazadi-Mukenge
    "An investigation of code-mixing: exemplified from Swahili and French"
  • Abdulmunim Al-Nasser
    "Sibawayh the phonologist"

1984

  • Kabuya Nkulu
    "Alternative grammatical analyses of Zairean copperbelt Swahili: some refutations and phrase structure proposals"
  • Pat Ndukwe
    "Planning for standard varieties in two Nigerian languages"
  • Latilla Woodburn
    "The communicative function of humour: a study of smiling and laughter in the pre-verbal child"

1983

  • Michael Lumsden
    "Syntactic and semantic properties of existential sentences"
  • Terence McKay
    "Infinitival complements in German: lassen, scheinen and the verbs of perception"
  • Mark Sebba
    "The syntax of serial verbs"
  • Joanna Channell
    "Vague language: some vague expressions in English"
  • Kit-ken Loke
    "A psycholinguistic study of shape features in Chinese (Mandarin) sortal classifiers"

1982

  • Kean Gibson
    "Tense and aspect in Guyanese Creole: a syntactic, semantic and pragmatic analysis"
  • Jung Chang
    "An examination of aspects of modern theories and practice of foreign language teaching and their applicability to English language teaching in China"

1981

  • Shahin Owrang
    "A linguistic analysis of new lexical items in Persian"
  • Bello Salim
    "Linguistic borrowing as external evidence in phonology: the assimilation of English loanwords in Hausa"
  • Margaret Maclure
    "Making sense of children's talk: structure and strategy in adult-child conversation"

1980

  • Paul Meara
    "Syntactic structure and its effects on performance in a second language"
  • Jamal Abdulla
    "Some aspects of language purism among Kurdish speakers"

1970s

Dissertations completed in the 1970s

1979

  • Stephen Lubega
    "The effect of the nature and amount of exposure on language learning: a study based on the English language proficiency of students in six Ugandan schools."
  • Rama Kant Agnihotri
    "The processes of assimilation: a sociolinguistic study of Sikh children in Leeds."
  • Joan Russell
    "A sociolinguistic study of a Swahili-speaking community in Mombasa."

1978

  • Hubert Devonish
    "The selection and codification of a widely understood and publicly useable language variety in Guyana, to be used as a vehicle of national development."
  • R Gupta
    "A sociolinguistic study of the use of mixed Hindi-English in metropolitan Delhi."

1975

  • Walter Edwards
    "Sociolinguistic behaviour in rural and urban circumstances in Guyana."
  • Anne Baker
    "Parallel studies in first and second language acquisition in German."

1974

  • Eli Wesana-Chomi
    "Subordinate adverbial clauses in English and Swahili: a descriptive-comparative study."
  • Pushpakumara Premaratne
    "Some aspects of the Vanni dialect of Sinhalese as contrasted with the dialect of the western region of Sri Lanka."

1973

  • Ruth Mukama
    "A comparative analysis of some features of transitivity in Bantu languages with special reference to Kiswahili and Lugwere."
  • Kaluwachchimulle Mahanama
    Some aspects of Bhartrhari's linguistic theory as represented in the Vakyapadiya."
  • Colville Young
    "Belize Creole: a study of the Creolized English spoken in the city of Belize, in its cultural and social setting.
  • Nicolas Hawkes
    "The written English of Ghanaian primary six pupils in relation to their exposure to English as a medium of spoken instruction."
  • Adikary Abhayasinghe
    "A morphological study of Sinhalese."

1972

  • John Green
    "The reflexive-passive relationship in Spanish."
  • Vennelakanti Prakasam
    "A systematic treatment of certain aspects of Telugu phonology."
  • Donald Winford
    "A sociolinguistic description of two communities in Trinidad."

1971

  • Prajapati Sah
    "A generative semantic treatment of some aspects of English and Hindi grammar."
  • Elaine Wijasuriya
    "A sociolinguistic study of some speakers in a contact situation in Malaysia."

1970

  • Anil Sinha
    "Predicate complement constructions in Hindi and English."

1960s

Dissertations completed in the 1960s

1969

  • Jamal Abdulla
    "Diglossic bilingualism in Iraq."
  • Pauline Christie
    "A socio-linguistic study of some Dominican Creole-speakers."

1968

  • Hans Dua
    "The verbal piece in spoken Hindi: a morpho-syntactic study."