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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