Robert Alex Schumacher
Dissertation: Prepositions and Verbs in the Syntax and the Lexicon
Current Affiliation: TBA
Dissertation: Early versus Extended Exposure in Speech and Vocabulary Learning:
Evidence from Switched-dominance Bilinguals
Current Affiliation: Product Analyst, Levy
Dissertation: The Semantics and Pragmatics of the Japanese Evidentials -Rashii, -Sooda, and -Yooda: an Experimental Investigation
Current Affiliation: Director, English Language Institute, University of Chicago.
Dissertation: The Role of Linguistic Experience in the Production and Perception of Probabilistic Reduction
Current Affiliation: a research scientist at Duolingo.
Dissertation: Perceptual Learning of Accented Speech by First and Second Language Listeners
Current Affiliation: a post-doctoral fellowship in the Department of Psychology, University of Toronto Mississauga.
Dissertation: The Role of Domain-General Executive Functions, Articulation, and Conceptualization during Spoken Word Production
Current Affiliation: Project Manager and Research Scientist at the Center for the Integrative Research on Cognition, Learning, and Education at Washington University in Saint Louis.
Dissertation: Neutralization of Coda Obstruents in Korean: Evidence in Production and Perception
Current Affiliation: Lecturer, Department of English, Hanyang University
Dissertation: Morphological recoverability in Gapping
Current Affiliation: Behavior Science Senior Analyst, Mattersight
Dissertation: Influences on Parsing Ambiguity
Current Affiliation: Research Associate in Psycholinguistics, Newcastle University
L. Ann Burchfield
Dissertation: Flexibility of Speech Perception and Production Strategies in Mandarin-English Bilinguals
Current Affiliation: Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the MARCS institute, Western Sydney University
Svetlin Dimov (M.A.)
MA Thesis: Effects of Vowel Production Peripheralization, Accuracy, and Consistency on the Intelligibility of Foreign-accented Speech
Current Affiliation: Business Analyst at Dose.
Dissertation: The Structural and Statistical Basis of Morphological Generalization in Arabic
Current Affiliation: Data Analyst, Backflip Studios.
Charlotte Roger (M.A.)
MA thesis: "The effect of explicit instruction and incomplete neutralization on the learning of final devoicing"
Current Affiliation: Peace Corps volunteer
Dissertation: Language-Being-Spoken and Other Indexical Dimensions in Monolingual and Bilingual Speech Processing
Current Affiliation: Instructor, University of Oregon.
Dissertation: Contextual Constraints on Phonological Activation during Sentence Production
Current Affiliation: Machine learning software developer at MetaBrite.
Dissertation: Phonetic Accommodation after Auditory Exposure to Native and Nonnative Speech
Current Affiliation: Lecturer, School of Business, The University of Kansas.
Dissertation: Language Retention and Improvement After a Study Abroad Experience
Current Affiliation: EF Education First, Senior Language Education Specialist.
Elizabeth Mazzocco (M.A.)
MA Thesis: On the Nature of Conventionalized Indirect Requests
Current Affiliation: An associate at Foley & Lardner LLP.
Dissertation: The Vowels of Mexican Heritage English: Language contact and vocalic variation in a Chicago community
Current Affiliation: Department of Linguistics, Northeastern Illinois University.
Dissertation: Interactions in Bilingual Speech Processing
Current Affiliation: Freelance interpretation, contractor for US Department of State, instructor for Brazil in Chicago.
Dissertation: The Theory of Adaptive Dispersion and Acoustic-phonetic Properties of Cross-language Lexical-tone Systems
Current Affiliation: Department of Linguistics, Northwestern University
Dissertation: An examination of the relationship between speech perception and production.
Current Affiliation: Associate Professor, Department of Linguistics, University of Oregon
Dissertation: A The Acquisition of English Focus Marking by Non-native Speakers.
Current Affiliation: EF Education First, Director Applied Linguistics Research and Development
Kristin (Van Heukelem) Van Engen
Dissertation: Linguistic factors in speech-in-speech perception
Current Affiliation: Assistant Professor, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences and Linguistics Program faculty, Washington University in St. Louis
Dissertation: The effects of syntactic complexity on structural priming.
Current Affiliation: Associate Research Scientist, U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences
Dissertation: A game-theoretic model of grounding for referential communication tasks.
Current Affiliation: Senior Research Associate with the Center for Genetic Medicine, School of Medicine, Northwestern University.
Dissertation: Word segmentation, word recognition, and word learning: A computational model of first language acquisition.
Current Affiliation: Apple Siri team (Quality Engineer - Natural Language)
Dissertation: Numeral Classifiers and the Structure of DP
Current Affiliation: Visiting Lecturer, Linguistics Program, Northeastern Illinois University.
James Sneed German
Dissertation: Prosodic Strategies for Negotiating Reference in Discourse.
Current Affiliation: Professor and A*MIDEX Rising Stars Laureate, Laboratoire Parole et Langage (CNRS), Aix-Marseille
Dissertation: Denominal Verb Formation in English.
Current Affiliation: Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Foreign Languages and Linguistics, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Elisa Sneed German
Dissertation: The Role of the Input in the Acquisition of Genericity
Current Affiliation: Lecturer in the English department, Aix-Marseille Université
Dissertation: Learning about the Structure of Scales: Adverbial Modification and the Acquisition of the Semantics of Gradable Adjectives.
Current Affiliation: Associate Professor, Department of Linguistics, Rutgers University.
Dissertation: Possession and Spatial Motion in the Acquisition of Ditransitives.
Current Affiliation: English Teacher, Boyd Anderson High School
Jessica Peterson Hicks
Dissertation: The Impact of Function Words on the Processing and Acquisition of Syntax.
Current Affiliation: UX Researcher at Instagram and User Experience Researcher at Facebook.
Dissertation: How We Learn to Talk About Events: Linguistic and Conceptual Constraints on Verb Learning.
Current Affiliation: Lecturer, Department of Linguistics, Indiana University
Dissertation: Sub-syllabic Constituency in Korean and English.
Current Affiliation: Assistant Professor, Department of English Language and Literature, Chung-Ang University, Korea.
John Evar Strid
Dissertation: The Effect of Phonological Structure on Visual Word Access in Bilinguals and Monolinguals.
Current Affiliation: Associate Professor in the Department of Literacy and Elementary Education, Northern Illinois University.
Dissertation: Agrammatic aphasia as a Late Insertion disorder.
Current Affiliation: Post-doctoral Researcher, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Northwestern University.
Dissertation: Perception and production of non-native prosodic categories.
Current Affiliation: Assistant Professor, Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, Indiana University.
Dissertation: The Relative Contribution of Syntactic and Semantic Prominence to the Salience of Discourse Entities.
Current Affiliation: Associate Professor, Center for English Language Education in Science and Engineering, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan.
Dissertation: The Structure and Real-Time Comprehension of Quantifier Scope Ambiguity.
Current Affiliation: Assistant Professor, Department of Modern Linguistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada.
MA Thesis: Influence of Russian L1 Palatalization Rules on Three Consonants in Azeri L2.
Jeanette Ortiz (M.A.)
MA Thesis: Effects of nuclear stress and clear speech on the durations of voiceless stops /k/ and /t/.
Current Affiliation: Lecturer, Assistant Department Chair, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Northwestern University
Dissertation: Investigating Arabic Diglossia in Foreign Language Instructor Practice and in Native Speaker Behavior.
Current Affiliation: College Lecturer and Coordinator of Arabic Language Instruction, Program of African and Asian Languages, Northwestern University.
Dissertation: The Relationship of Phonological Awareness to Second Language Reading.
Current Affiliation: E.S.L. Facilitator, Elmhurst School District.
Dissertation: Internally Caused and Externally Caused Change of State Verbs.
Current Affiliation: Professor, Department of English, California State University, Chico, CA.
Dissertation: Gradient OCP Effects.
Current Affiliation: Linguistic Test Engineer, Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA.
Dissertation: On In and On: An Investigation into the Linguistic Encoding of Spatial Scenes.
Current Affiliation: Associate Professor, Institute of Cognitive Science, University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
Dissertation: Causes and Consequences of Word Structure.
Current Affiliation: Professor, School of Social and Political Sciences; Linguistics; University of Canterbury, NZ.
Director, New Zealand Institute on Language Brain and Behaviour
Dissertation: Black English: Language or Dialect?
Current Affiliation: Associate Professor, Linguistics Program, Northeastern Illinois University.
Dissertation: Complex Events and the Semantics of -ing Sentential Complements.
Current Affiliation: ESL Instructor, BBC Experimental School, Jilin Province, China.
Dissertation: Psych Verbs: Acquisition, Lexical Semantics, and Event Structure.
Current Affiliation: Chair, Department of Management and Liberal Studies, Capitol College, Laurel, MD.
Dissertation: Individual Differences in Humor Appreciation: The Role of Semantic Scripts.
Current Affiliation: Instructor, Linguistics Program, Northeastern Illinois University.
Maria Pilar Ron
Dissertation: The Position of the Subject and Clausal Structure: Evidence from Dialectal Variation.
Dissertation: The Semantics and Pragmatics of Bare Singular Noun Phrases.
Current Affiliation: Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Linguistics and TESOL, University of Texas at Arlington.
Dissertation: Salsa y Control - Codeswitching in Nuyorican and Chicano Poetry: Markedness and Stylistics.
Current Affiliation: President, Language & Education Consultant, Chicago.
Dissertation: Cross-linguistic Differences in the Expression of Motion Events and Their Implications for Second Language Acquisition.
Current Affiliation: Director of Intensive English for Internationals and Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of English, University of Memphis.
Dissertation: Language as a Symbol of Identity: A Sociolinguistic Analysis of the Value Ascribed to Literacy in Oklahoma Cherokee.
Current Affiliation: Owner, CamBrook Services. Bridgeton, MO.
Dissertation: Similarity and Frequency in Phonology.
Current Affiliation: Associate Professor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of South Florida.
Dissertation: Perceived Stereotypes, Social Context and Second Language Acquisition: A Study of Mexican Immigrants Learning English as a Second Language in the United States.
Current Affiliation: Assistant Professor, Applied Linguistics, Portland State University.
Dissertation: Cognate Objects and the Argument/Adjunct Distinction in English.
Current Affiliation: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Psychology, The Ohio State University.
Dissertation: Cognitive Strategies in Second Language Lexical Processing: Evidence from English Speakers' Spelling Errors in Spanish.
Current Affiliation: Associate Director of the MA TEFL Program, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey.
Dissertation: The Evolution of Pronominal Reference in Children's Narratives: "Who Are 'They'?"
Current Affiliation: Associate Professor, ESL Coordinator, Languages and Literatures, St. John's University, Queens, NY.
Mari Broman Olsen
Dissertation: A Semantic and Pragmatic Model of Lexical and Grammatical Aspect. (Published by Garland, 1997)
Current Affiliation: Computational Linguist/Lexicographer, Microsoft
Dissertation: Politeness, Invitations, and Discourse Structure: A Sociolinguistic Approach to the Novels of E.M. Forster.
Current Affiliation: Professor of English, Medieval Studies, Eastern Illinois University.
Dissertation: A Null Theory of Codeswitching.
Current Affiliation: Professor, Department of Linguistics, and Associate Chair of Linguistics, Anthropology, and Philosophy, Northeastern Illinois University.
Dissertation: An Ethnolinguistic Analysis of Certain Conflicting Assumptions in Negotiations for Technology Transfer Between German and the United States.
Current Affiliation: President, Communication Science, Inc., Buffalo Grove, IL