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Senior Thesis Awards

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2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007

2012 Awards

John Purvis Prize for best Cognitive Science thesis:
Joel Fishbein, Voltaire was forged, but more easily duped: Investigating the lexical access of polysemes

Glass Linguistics Prize for best Linguistics thesis:
Kristen Piepgrass, Pitch Accents for Presupposed Information in Russian Matrix Clauses

Karen Kossuth Linguistics Prize for most innovative Linguistics thesis:
Arianna Schreiber, READ THIS! GET FREE PIZZA! An Ethnographic and Linguistic Investigation of a Liberal Arts College’s Email Subject Lines


2011 Awards

Glass Linguistics Prize for best Linguistics thesis:
Teresa Johnson, Les études à l'étranger et le développement d'une L2: Une analyse de prononciation employant la théorie de l'exemplaire

Glass Linguistics Prize for best Linguistics Thesis:
Sam Cunningham, Focus Sensitivity, Few, and Only: Why we need a new theory for NPIs

Karen Kossuth Linguistics Prize for most innovative Linguistics thesis:
Adelina Solis, The Contemporary Esperanto Speech Community


2010 Awards

John Purvis Prize for best Cognitive Science thesis:
Micah Johnson, Phonological Facilitation Through Translation in Tip of the Tongue Experiences of Spanish-English Bilinguals

Glass Linguistics Prize for best Linguistics Thesis:
Duncan Mayshark, Modality, Aspect, and Negation in Russian: A Minimalist Syntactic Analysis

Karen Kossuth Linguistics Prize for most innovative Linguistics thesis:
Ellie Chestnut, When I talk about a student, is it understood that he could be a girl? An analysis of on-line processing of generic pronouns


2009 Awards

John Purvis Prize for best Cognitive Science thesis:
Jeffrey Bye, Testing Models of English Past-tense Inflectional Morphology: Semiregular Patterns

Glass Linguistics Prize for best Linguistics thesis:
Jorie Koster-Moeller, The Syntax and Semantics of Modified Concealed Questions
Jamie Low, Issues in Rendaku: Solving the Nasal Paradox and Reevaluating Current Theories of
Sequential Voicing in Japanese

Karen Kossuth Prize for most innovative Linguistics thesis:
Maile Yeats, Single Event Probabilities



2008 Awards

John Purvis Prize for best Cognitive Science thesis:
Robert Piller, Cerebral Specialization During Lucid Dreaming: a Right Hemisphere Hypothesis
Elisa Rosa, The Impact of Aging on Emotion in Language Production

Glass Linguistics Prize for best Linguistics thesis:
Laura McPherson, A Descriptive and Theoretical Account of Luganda Verbal Morphology

Karen Kossuth Prize for most innovative Linguistics thesis:
Elizabeth Hamilton, Trans Tactics: Gender Construction by Transgender Speakers of American English


2007 Awards

John Purvis Prize for best Cognitive Science thesis:
Stephen Conn, Critiquing Findings of Depressive Realism in Contingency Judgment Tasks: Examining the Effects of Outsome Density and Response Rate

Glass Linguistics Prize for best Linguistics thesis:
Hannah Pick, Mexican-American Chicago English (MACE): a Case Study of Four Speakers


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