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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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L2 Learners’ Perceptions and Preferences of Automated Corrective Feedback, Nawaf Alsallami

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Contextual information, answerability, and the logical construction of social how-to questions, Matthew John Baker

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Scoria: Poetry and Prose, Taylor Clinton Brorby

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One Half for Me / the Other for You, Kristen Paige Daily

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Attributing rhetorical agency: Corporate social media interactions on Twitter, Katlynne Amy Davis

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Fashioning high-heeled identity: Material culture and identity formation in Maya Angelou’s autobiographies, Sonia Marie Del Hierro

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A computer-adaptive test of productive and contextualized academic vocabulary breadth in English (CAT-PAV): Development and validation, Victor Dias De Oliveira Santos

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Beyond Transhumanism: The Dangers of Transhumanist Philosophies on Human and Nonhuman Beings, Benjamin Shane Evans

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Mourningwood, Elizabeth Hamilton-Poore

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Identity conveyance through multimedia: Kat Blaque’s transformative narrative using Draw My Life, Mariah Kemp

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Things Gathered, Things Fallen, Claire Kortyna

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Millennial pedagogy: Towards understanding millennial myths and identity, Bryan Alan Lutz

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Cloud composition technologies in multimodal composition program documents, Philippe Peter Meister

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Our Animal Anatomy, Camille Meyers

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Creation and evaluation of multimedia materials to promote development of current and prospective international students’ pragmatic competence in academic settings, Ananda Astrini Muhammad

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An instrument for assessing the public communication of scientists, Rachel Collier Murdock

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Spanish listening comprehension test development project: Considering learner L2 listening comprehension in the course placement equation, Jennifer Elise Musgrove

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Peer Response in L1 Writing: Impact on Revisions and Student Perceptions, Altay Ozkul

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Rhetorical dilemmas in funded science annual reporting, Sara Beth Parks

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Vowel variations among speakers of Malaysian English, Sock Wun Phng

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Morality and Medicine: Opium and Addiction in Wilkie Collins’s Armadale and The Moonstone, Joshua John Prindle

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The adaptability of women’s captivity narratives in American literature, Ellen Campbell Rhodes

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Indistinct boundaries and intersections: The role of threshold concepts and disposition in students with early college credit, Kathy Sanders Rose

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A long time growing up, Kelly Slivka

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The influence of an online pronunciation teacher’s manual on teachers’ cognitions, Sinem Sonsaat

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Metaphoric language in a dictator’s discourse: Rhetorical analysis of three speeches by Augusto Pinochet, Carlos G. Toledo-Parada

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Creating a Binary-Free World: H.G. Wells and Disability Studies, Brenda Tyrrell

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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A cross-disciplinary study of stance markers in research articles written by students and experts, Secil Akinci

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Examining Student Metacognition when Self-Evaluating Public Speaking, Amanda Arp

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Kairos in the Let’s Move! Campaign: Crafting Moments of Change through Humanistic Rhetoric, Brittany Betzer

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The Giver as content-based reading instruction: Student beliefs about using literature for ESL, Hannah Vaughn Bingham Brunner

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The year of and A statement: two plays, William Joseph Bonfiglio

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A teacher development program on CALL materials evaluation: teachers' knowledge and attitudes toward technology, Corry Caromawati

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Salt over the shoulder: a guide to the supernatural in the modern world, Chloe N. Clark

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Letting gendered spaces go: striving toward gender and nature balance through bonding in Disney's Frozen and Maleficent, Sarah Chase Crosby

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Fandom and fiction: adolescent literature and online communities, Samantha Dunn

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Subdivision, Samantha Futhey

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Skin maps, Elizabeth Giorgi

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The emergence and evolution of trans-corporeality in Charles Darwin's On The Origin of Species and Henry David Thoreau's Walden and "Walking", Adam Frederick Haenlein

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Discouraging discourse: Mommy War rhetoric in the digital age, Jamie Dale Harsha

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An analysis of student persuasive impromptu speeches: A systemic functional linguistic approach, Jeremy Lockwood

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Developing and evaluating a pattern grammar inspired CALL tool: PAT GRAM, Hong Ma

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Servants of the rice, Audrey McCombs

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Humanizing advanced communication online writing instruction: developing social presence to communicate, collaborate, and connect, Lynn Beth McCool

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Stereotyping Femininity in Disembodied Virtual Assistants, Allison M. Piper

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Harry Potter's heroics: crossing the thresholds of home, away, and the spaces in-between, Mary D. Reding

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Not all word stress errors are created equal: Validating an English Word Stress Error Gravity Hierarchy, Monica Grace Richards

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(Mis)representation at the movies: film, pedagogy, and postcolonial theory in the secondary English classroom, Lucas Alan Rodewald

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Learning transfer from the business communication classroom to the workplace, Danica L. Schieber

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Place and Adoption, Erin E. Schmiel

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A close reading and concept-oriented rhetorical and literary analysis of Margaret Sanger's eugenics-based discourse, Leslie Mary Shapy

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Erratics: a collection of linked stories, Dana L. Thomann

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Predictive modeling of human placement decisions in an English Writing Placement Test, Ngan Hoa Vu

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Stories of sky and sea: Storying the generational divide at Cape Muroto, Eric James Waite

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Displaced heroism in 18th and 19th century American literature, Imelda Corazon Wistey

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The Seed Speaker, Adam Blake Wright

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Integration of a web-based rating system with an oral proficiency interview test: argument-based approach to validation, Hye Jin Yang

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“They Don’t Get the Respect they Should”: An Examination of Visual Communication Disciplinary Practices in Composition and the Biological Sciences, Erin Bethany Zimmerman

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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A group of subject-verb agreements: finding quantity in group and number, Samuel Drew Ascoli

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The effects of pausing on comprehensibility, Rebecca M. Bae

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Epideictic memories of war: reconceiving the classical funeral oration as exigence-driven discourse, John P. Banister

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Inflatable castles, Nicholas Bogdanich

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Animal people, Meghan Ann Brown

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Digital classrooms, public profiles, Sara C. Doan

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City of voices: a novel about ancient Tikal, Michelle Donahue

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Designing, implementing, and evaluating an automated writing evaluation tool for improving EFL graduate students’ abstract writing: a case in Taiwan, Hui-Hsien Feng

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The effects of metacognitive strategy training on ESL learners' self-directed use of TED Talk videos for second language listening, Kelsey Gagen-Lanning

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Exploring learner perceptions of and interaction behaviors using the Research Writing Tutor for research article Introduction section draft analysis, Sarah Rebecca Huffman

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The grace of their breakage, Claire Elizabeth Kruesel

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Innovative assessment tasks for academic English proficiency: an integrated listening-speaking task vs. a multimedia-mediated speaking task, Hye Won Lee

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Development and evaluation of online pronunciation instruction for international teaching assistants’ comprehensibility, Edna de Freitas Lima

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Communicating distrust: three cases, Tom Lindsley

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Development and validation of an automated essay scoring engine to assess students’ development across program levels, Stephanie Maranda Link

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An argument-based validation study of the English Placement Test (EPT) – Focusing on the inferences of extrapolation and ramification, Zhi Li

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Anticipating the New Woman figure through subversions of feminine identity: Rhoda Broughton, Ouida, and female sexuality, Caroline E. Martin

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Development and validation of virtual interactive tasks for an aviation English assessment, Moonyoung Park

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A systemic functional perspective on automated writing evaluation: formative feedback on causal discourse, Aysel Saricaoglu

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Artistic (mis)representation and commodity culture in The Picture of Dorian Gray and The House of Mirth, Evan Taylor

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Languaging in cyberspace: a case study of the effects of peer-peer collaborative dialogue on the acquisition of English idioms in task-based synchronous computer-mediated communication, Xuan Teng

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Cather and the Turner thesis: reimagining America's open frontier, Tonya Ann Tienter

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Call it Eden: a novel, Stefanie Brook Trout

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Dante Rossetti: re-envisioning desire in the domestic sphere of Victorian society, Allison Alexis Watson

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The dynamic ecology of the writing process and agency: a corpus-based comparative case study of stancetaking among native speakers and non-native speakers of English in first-year composition conferences, Kirk M. Wilkins

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Finding the erotic, embracing ambiguity, and escaping extremes: unearthing the queer experience in Dorothy Allison's Cavedweller, Leah Elizabeth Wilson

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Predicting ESL learners’ oral proficiency by measuring the collocations in their spontaneous speech, Jing Xu

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Programmatic knowledge management: technology, literacy, and access in 21st-century writing programs, Eric James York

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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The effectiveness of linking instruction on NNS speech perception and production, Ghinwa Alameen

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Big rhetoric: The art and rhetoric of spectacle in classical and contemporary experience, Jonathan Mark Balzotti

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The foundation of the nation: Exploring tenets of property ideals in nineteenth-century American literature, Rebecca Blanchette

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A test of productive English grammatical ability in academic writing: Development and validation, Yoo-Ree Chung

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The garden of open mouths, Lindsay D'Andrea

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The Technology Question: Adolescent Identities of Home in Dystopic Young Adult Literature Post-Hunger Games, Ashley Ann Haynes

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Auditions for the volunteer mission to Mars: Stories, Geetha Iyer

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Rhetoric of warning labels: Human figures in cross-cultural design, Kylie M. Jacobsen

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A validity argument for the use of scores from a web-search-permitted and web-source-based integrated writing test, Hee Sung Jun

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CALL-infused project-based learning: a case study of adult ESL students learning prepositions, Susan Lee

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"Us" and "them": the representation of minority groups in the Statistical Atlases of the United States from 1874 to 1925, Li Li

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H, Carolyn Mateal Lovaas

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The potential of Automatic Speech Recognition for fostering pronunciation learners' autonomy, Shannon Michelle McCrocklin

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We are all here, Lydia Melby