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DPhil/PhD dissertations completed in the department
Dissertations completed in the 2010s
- 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"
- Sami Alresaini
"Acquisition of Modern Standard Arabic by Speakers of Different Arabic Varieties"
- 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"
- 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"
Dissertations completed in the 2000s
- 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"
- 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."
- Shahela Hamid
"The Study of Language Maintenance and Shift in the Sylheti Community in Leeds. "
- 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."
- 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."
- 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."
- 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."
- Cécile De Cat
- Luanga Kasanga
"Task Type, Interaction and Second Language Acquisition. A study of Oral Productions by Zairean EFL Students."
- Alastair Butler
"Control and Exhaustification."
- Elizabeth McCoy
"Tenseless clauses, AspP and Subject Case-licensing."
- 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."
Dissertations completed in the 1990s
- Zara Iles
"Repair work: attending to talk adequacy in one-to-one EFL classroom talk."
- Stephen Nicolle
"Conceptual and procedural encoding in relevance theory: a study with reference to English and Kiswahili."
- Paul Rowlett
"Negative configurations in French."
- 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."
- Hilary Gardner
"Doing talk about speech: a study of speech/language therapists and phonologically disordered children working together."
- 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."
- 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."
- 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."
Dissertations completed in the 1980s
- Edward Elderkin
"The significance and origin of the use of pitch in Sandawe."
- 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."
- 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."
- Kasefu Kazadi-Mukenge
"An investigation of code-mixing: exemplified from Swahili and French."
- Abdulmunim Al-Nasser
"Sibawayh the phonologist."
- 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."
- 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."
- 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."
- 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."
- Paul Meara
"Syntactic structure and its effects on performance in a second language."
- Jamal Abdulla
"Some aspects of language purism among Kurdish speakers."
Dissertations completed in the 1970s
- 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."
- 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."
- Walter Edwards
"Sociolinguistic behaviour in rural and urban circumstances in Guyana."
- Anne Baker
"Parallel studies in first and second language acquisition in German."
- 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."
- 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."
- 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."
- 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."
- Anil Sinha
"Predicate complement constructions in Hindi and English."
Dissertations completed in the 1960s
- Jamal Abdulla
"Diglossic bilingualism in Iraq."
- Pauline Christie
"A socio-linguistic study of some Dominican Creole-speakers."
- Hans Dua
"The verbal piece in spoken Hindi: a morpho-syntactic study."