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PhD Alumni


Saja Albuarabi
Dissertation: The Syntax of Negation in Iraqi Arabic

Abdullah Alsubhi
Dissertation: The Development of Case Morphology and Sentential Word Order in Arabic as a Second Language: A Processability Perspective

Ruqayyah Althubyani
Dissertation: The Effect of Shadowing in Learning L2 Segments: A Perspective from Phonetic Convergence


Mohammed Abuhaib, Assistant Professor of Linguistics, Department of English, Al-Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Saudi Arabia
Dissertation: Remarks on Modern Standard Arabic Construct State and Quantification

Turki Alwahibee, Assistant Professor, College of Languages and Translation, Al-Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Saudi Arabia
Dissertation: Simple Subject-Verb Agreement: a Morphosyntactic Path to Arabic Variations


Abdel-Rahman Abu Helal, Assistant Professor, Department of English Language and Literature, Middle East University, Jordan
Dissertation: Logical Form in the Second Language: An Investigation into Quantification in Interlanguage

Yasser Albaty, Lecturer in Linguistics, Qassim University, Saudi Arabia
Dissertation: Modality, Control and Restructuring in Arabic

Salem Albuhayri, Assistant Professor, Department of Linguistics, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
Dissertation: Information Structure in Standard Arabic Verbal Sentences

Amal El Haimeur, Assistant Teaching Professor of Arabic and African and African-American Studies, University of Kansas
Dissertation: The Acquisition of Morphology in Moroccan Heritage Speakers in France


Yahya Aldholmi, Assistant Professor, Department of Linguistics, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
Dissertation: Segmental Contributions to Speech Intelligibility in Nonconcatenative vs. Concatenative Languages

Reham Alhammad, Assistant Professor of Linguistics, Majmaah University, Saudi Arabia
Dissertation: The Role of the Syllable Contact Law-Semisyllable (SCL-SEMI) in the Coda Clusters of Najdi Arabic and Other Languages

Maria Teresa Bonfatti Sabbioni
Dissertation: Italian as a Heritage Language Spoken in the US


Bader Yousef Alharbi, Assistant Professor of English and Linguistics, Qassim University, Saudi Arabia
Dissertation: The Syntax of Copular Clauses in Arabic


Juman Al Bukhari, Associate Professor, Department of Modern and Classical Languages, University of North Georgia
Dissertation: The Syntax of Elliptical Constructions in Jordanian Arabic

Zafer Lababidi, Assistant Teaching Professor of Arabic and Assistant Director and Advisor, Middle Eastern Studies Program, Florida State University
Dissertation: The L2 Perceptual Mapping of Arabic and English Consonants By American English Learners

Liya Mar, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Modern Languages, University of Texas at Arlington
Dissertation: Covert Contrast: the Acquisition of Mandarin Tone 2 and Tone 3 in L2 Production and Perception


Siriporn Lerdpaisalwong, Lecturer, Foreign Languages, Kasetsart University, Thailand
Dissertation: Perception Training of Thai Learners: American English Consonants and Vowels

Abdellatif Oulhaj, Associate Professor, Defense Critical Language and Culture Program, University of Montana
Dissertation: The Developmental Stages of the Acquisition of Arabic By Adult English-speaking Learners: Processability Theory and the Formulaic Language


Albert Krahn
Dissertation: A New Paradigm for Punctuation

Kelsie Pattillo, German Teacher, Elm Grove School District, Wisconsin
Dissertation: Cross-Linguistic Metonymies in Human Limb Nomenclature


Dola Algady, Assistant Professor, Sohar University, Oman
Dissertation: The Acquisition of Relative Clauses: How Do Second Language Learners of Arabic Do It?

Alison Garcia, Lecturer in Spanish, Carroll University
Dissertation: Allophonic Variation in the Spanish Sibilant Fricative

MA Alumni


Eunryoung Cho
Thesis: Fundamental frequency and news topics of newscaster speech

Rachel Elizabeth Confair
Thesis: Fricative voicing in Texan and Wisconsin English

Joshua Harmon, ESL instructor, Appleton, WI
Thesis: The effect of speech production on novel L2 sound training



Joseph Moran
Thesis: Determining factors in second language acquisition of English modals


Tanner LeTourneau


Nicole Desjarlais
Thesis: Actions speak louder than words: A study of the variable use of quotatives in Milwaukee, WI

Laura Kiskunas
Thesis: Perception of a foreign accent in L2: A study of Arabic and Korean speakers of English


Dylan Pearson, PhD student, Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, Indiana University

Jacklyn Ryan, PhD student, Department of Linguistics, UWM
Thesis: I’m like, “You have an attitude”: The behaviors of be like and its users


Amara Sankhagowit, teacher, Friendship Public Charter School
Thesis: Distribution of tone phonemes in Thai


Yahya Aldholmi
Thesis: Reconsideration of the seven predicates followed by three accusatives in Standard Arabic

Ruth Corddry
Thesis: Ironic speech perception and dyslexia

Laurel Schenkoske


Meagan Dailey
Thesis: An exploration of the motivations behind Hawu vowel metathesis


Humaid Al Wahaibi
Thesis: Subject positions in Bedouin Omani Arabic



Jaume Aguilo Ramos

Lilly Vang