Past Research Projects
Sample Directed Research Projects completed with Professor Randall:
- Kim, Brian. (2010) “Plain English Jury Instructions.”
- Spector, Sarina. (2010) Provost Undergraduate Research Project Proposal “Linguistic Research into the Multilingual Web.”
- Cross, Lauren. (2009) “The Grammar Ghost.”
- Hall, Amanda. (2009) “Does Knowing Grammar Mean Teaching Grammar?”
- Lauren Cross, Lauren. (2008) “The Grammar Gap: What about those grammar books?”
- Hall, Amanda. (2008) “The Grammar Gap: Do English teachers know passives?”
- Gartsman, Anna and Laura Hughes. (2007) “Introduction to Linguistics Study Guide.” Senior Honors Thesis.
- Natale, Sarah. (2007) “The Speechome Study.”
- Hawes, Timothy. (2005) “The Evolution of Linguistic Theory: From Government & Binding to the Minimalist Program.” Senior Honors Thesis.
- Hawes, Timothy. (2005) “Resultatives across Linguistic Theories.”
Sample Directed Research Projects completed with Dr. Littlefield:
- Kubrin, Mara. (2010) “Gapped Sequences and the Acquisition of Prepositions, Adverbs and Particles by L2 English Learners.”
- Piorek, Samantha. (2010) “Language and Gender in Sex Role Stereotypes in Personal Ads on Craigslist.”
- Ablott, Kristine. (2009) “Evidence for Fine-Grained Syntactic Categories in the Nominal Domain.” Paper presented at the 7th Annual Undergraduate Linguistics Colloquium at Harvard University, April 2009.
- DeSantis, Chelsea. (2008) “A Fine-Grained Approach to Second Language Acquisition and the Prepositional Domain.” Accepted for the 6th Annual Undergraduate Linguistics Colloquium at Harvard University, April 2008.
- Cross, Lauren and Jaclyn Karvelas. (2008) “Developmental Patterns as Evidence for a Fine-Grained Analysis of the Verbal Domain.”
- Bauermeister, Mischa. (2007) “Language and Gender in the Courtroom.” Senior Honors Thesis; awarded a Provost Undergraduate Research Award to support this research.
- Naylor, Adrienne. (2007) “Language, Heteronormativity, and Women’s Oppression”
- Fowler, Nathan. (2007) “Classifiers and American Sign Language: An Overview with a Proposal for Future Avenues of Research”
- Garza, Leah. (2006) “The verbal domain: Evidence for fine-grained categories.” Presented at the 2006 NU Women in Science Poster Exposition.
- Gleason, Lindsey. (2006) “Verbs and children: A study of language acquisition in children.” Presented at the 2006 NU Women in Science Poster Exposition.
- Hayes, Emily. (2006) “Classifiers in American Sign Language.” Presented at the 2006 NU Women in Science Poster Exposition.
- Krulikowski, Kim. (2006) “Semi-lexical prepositions in German.” Presented at the 2006 NU Women in Science Poster Exposition.
- Saadi, Zina. (2005) “Evidence of developmental patterns in the acquisition of a language: A study of prepositions and particles in Arabic.”
- Kaneko, Masako. (2004) “Acquisition of Japanese postpositions.”
- Penuel, Tabitha. (2004) “Another look at ‘down’ and what it can tell us about child language development.”
Directed Studies completed with Dr. Littlefield
- Structure of the Spanish language
- History of the French Language
- Methods in Language Acquisition Research
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