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Linguistics

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Anrrich, Graciela (PhD - 2007)

Substitutions for English Consonants by Adult Speakers of Cuban Spanish

Mentor: Jorge M. Guitart

Armstrong, Grant (PhD- 2011)

Two Classes of Transitive Verbs: Evidence from Spanish

Dissertation Advisors: Héctor Campos and Elena Herburger

Arteagoitia, Igone (PhD - 1999)

A Crosslisting Study of Second Language Processing in Spanish and Basque

Mentor: Ronald P. Leow

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Bowden, Harriet (PhD - 2007)

The Role of Experience in Second Language Neurocognition

Mentors: Cristina Sanz; Michael Ullman

Bowles, Melissa A. (PhD - 2005)

Effect of verbalization condition and type of feedback on L2 development in a CALL task

Mentor: Ronald P. Leow

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Camblor-Portilla, Maria Teresa (PhD - 2006)

Written Feedback, Awareness and L2 Development: A Computerized Study

Mentor: Ronald P. Leow

Camps, Joaquim (PhD - 1997)

Attention to Form and Meaning in Second Language Acquisition: Object Clitic Pronouns in Spanish

Mentor: Cristina Sanz

Cerezo-Ceballo, Luis (PhD- 2010)

Talking to Avatars: The computer as a tutor and the incidence of learner's agency, feedback, and grammatical form in SLA

Dissertation Advisor: Ronald P. Leow and Cristina Sanz

Choi, Jinny Kyungjin (PhD - 1998)

Languages in Contact: A Morphosyntactic Analysis of Paraguayan Spanish from a Historical and Sociolinguistic Perspective

Mentor: Thomas Walsh

 

Cox, Jessica (PhD - 2013)

Bilingualism, Aging, and Instructional Conditions in Non-Primary Language Development

Mentor: Cristina Sanz

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Fuente, Maria Jose de la (PhD - 1998)

Negotiation and L2 Vocabulary: The Role of Input and Output in the Receptive and Productive Acquisition of Words

Mentor: Ronald P. Leow

Falcon, Sandra M. (PhD - 2004)

Attitudes Toward Languages in Contact: Spanish, English, and Intellectuals in Puerto Rico

Mentor: Thomas Walsh

Fernandez Rubiera, Francisco (In Progress)

On Clitic Placement in Asturian

Mentor:

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Gordon, Leslie (PhD - 2008)

Factors Affecting L2 Perception of Spanish Vowels by English speakers

Mentor: Alfonso Morales-Front

Greenslade-Felix, Terri A. (PhD - 2001)

The Effects of Word Order on the Intake, Text Comprehension, and Sentence Interpretation and Production of Adult Learners of Spanish as a Foreign Language

Mentor: Cristina Sanz

 

Grey, Sarah (PhD - 2013)

A neurocognitive investigation of bilingual advantages at additional language learning

Mentor: Cristina Sanz

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Hayer, Holly J. (PhD - 1997)

Input Enhancement for Explicit Knowledge in a Communicative Foreign Language Classroom: Effect on Semi-Spontaneous Oral Production and Explicit Knowledge

Mentor: Ronald P. Leow

Hemmer, Robert A. (PhD - 1993)

Criteria for Syllabus Design: Interactive Complexity and the Sequencing of Scenarios

Mentor: John Staczek

Holt, David E. (PhD - 1997)

Constraints and Constraint Ranking: Topics in the Development of Syllable Structure from Latin to Spanish and Portuguese

Mentor: Alfonso Morales-Front

Hsieh, Hui-Chen (PhD - 2007)

Practice, Feedback, Awareness and L2 Development through a Computerized Task

Mentor: Ronald P. Leow

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Johnson Serafini, Ellen (PhD - 2013)

Cognitive and psychosocial factors in the long-term development of implicit and explicit second language knowledge in adult learners of Spanish at increasing proficiency.

Mentor: Cristina Sanz

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Lado, Beatriz (PhD - 2008)

The Role of Level of Bilingualism, Cognitive Capacity and Type of Feedback on the Acquisition of Non-primary Languages

Mentor: Cristina Sanz

Leeman, Jennifer (PhD - 2000)

Towards a New Classification of Input: An Empirical Study of the Effect of Recasts, Negative Evidence, and Enhanced Salience on L2 Development

Mentor: Alison Mackey

Lopez-Cortina, Jorge (PhD - 2008)

The Left Periphery of Spanish Interrogative Structures

Mentor: Hector Campos

 

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Marijuan, Silvia (PhD - 2015)

(El)la mapping: An integrated account of learning context, feedback and agreement morphology in the processing of OclVS sentences in advanced L2 Spanish

Mentor: Cristina Sanz

Marrano, Ann M. (PhD - 1998)

The Syntax of Modality: A Comparative Study of Epistemistic and Root Modal Verbs in Spanish and English

Mentor: Raffaella Zanuttini

Medina, Almitra (PhD - 2008)

Concurrent Verbalization, Task Complexity, and Working Memory: Effects on L2 Learning in a Computerized Task

Mentor: Ronald P. Leow

Mayer, Kaylea (PhD - 2008)

Spanish Object-Verb Clitic Complexity and the Competition Model: The Facilitative Effects of the Acquisition of One Linguistic Structure on a Second

Mentor: Cristina Sanz

Moreno, Nina (PhD - 2007)

The Effects of Type of Feedback and Type of Task on L2 Development in CALL

Mentor: Ronald P. Leow

Morgan-Short, Kara (PhD - 2007)

A Neurolinguistic Investigation of SLA: Effects of Explicit and Implicit Conditions

Mentors: Cristina Sanz; Michael Ullman

Morin, Regina C. (PhD - 1997)

The Nonproductivity of Softening Alternations in Spanish

Mentor: Alfonso Morales-Front

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Nagle, Charles (PhD - 2014)

A longitudinal study on the role of internal and external factors in the development of L2 Spanish phonology.

Mentors: Cristina Sanz & Alfonso Morales Front

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Pérez-Casas, Marisol (PhD - 2008)

Codeswitching and Identity among Island Puerto Rican Bilinguals
Mentor: Thomas J. Walsh

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Romero, Reynaldo (PhD - 2008)

Structural Consequences of Language Shift: Judeo-Spanish in Istanbul

Mentor: Dr. Thomas Walsh

Rosa, Elena M. (PhD - 1999)

A Cognitive Approach to Task-Based Research: Explicitness, Awareness, and L2 Development

Mentor: Ron Leow

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Socarras, Gilda (PhD - 2003)

Topics on the Acquisition of Determiner Phrases: Spanish as a First Language

Mentor: Donna Lardiere

Stafford, Catherine A. (PhD - 2005)

Bilingualism, Cognitive Capacity and Age: A Computer-based Study in L3 Processing

Mentor: Cristina Sanz

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Torres, Julio (PhD - 2013)

Heritage and Second Language Learners of Spanish: The Roles of Task Complexity and Inhibitory Control.

Mentor: Cristina Sanz

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Watson, Mark (PhD - 2006)

Post-Revolutionary Cuban Spanish: Changes in the Lexicon and Language Attitudes due to Socio-Political Reforms

Mentor: Thomas Walsh

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Yanguas, Iñigo (PhD - 2007)

Hispanic Heritage Language Learners: A Longitudinal Investigation of Their Academic Motivation

Mentor: Cristina Sanz

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Zampini, Mary L. (PhD - 1993)

Spanish and English Voiced Stop Phonemes and Spirantization: A Study in Second Languge Acquisition

Mentor: Ronald P. Leow

 

Zárate-Sández, German (PhD - 2015)

Perception and Production of Intonation Among English-Spanish Bilingual Speakers at Different Proficiency Levels.

Mentors: Cristina Sanz & Alfonso Morales Front

 

Literature and Cultural Studies

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Afinoguenova, Eugenia (PhD - 1999)

La "muerte del hombre" y el nacimiento del idiota: el sujeto problematico en la filosofia, la literatura y el arte espanoles de los años sesenta, setenta y ochenta

Dissertation Advisor: Alejandro Yarza

 

Albertengo, Clara (PhD - 2004)

El humor en tiempos de crisis: estrategias de (de) construcción de la identidad en Argentina y Cuba

Dissertation Advisors: Veronica Salles-Reese; Gwen Kirkpatrick

 

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Caballo-Márquez, Reyes (PhD- 2010)

Cuerpos en Tránsito: Efectos de la Globalización en el Cine Social Contemporáneo

Disertation Advisor: Vivaldo Santos

 

Cáceres García, Juli (PhD - 2008)

El destape del macho ibérico: masculinidades disidentes en la comedia sexy (celt)ibérica

Dissertation Advisor: Alejandro Yarza

Calvi, Rosana (PhD- 2011)

Heterogeneidad de los Discurso Sobre lo Indigena en las Revistas Indigenistas Perunas de Vanguardia

Dissertation Advisor: Gwen Kirkpatrick

 

Cardinale, Miguel (PhD - 2002)

Vicisitudes identitarias en la obra de Reinaldo Arenas

Dissertation Advisor: Horacio Legras

 

Castany Prado, Bernat (PhD - 2006)

Postnational Literature: Latin America, a Case Study

Dissertation Advisor: Veronica Salles-Reese

Chambers, Donna M. (PhD - 2007)

From within the Birdcage: Societal Revelations in the Works of Angela de Azevedo

Dissertation Advisor: Barbara Mujica

 

Collmann, Lilliam (PhD - 1997)

Jesus Diaz: El ejercito de los limites de la expresión revolucionaria en Cuba

Dissertation Advisor: Enrico Mario Santi

 

Copertari, Marta Gabriela (PhD - 2004)

Narrativas de desintegración y de justicia: el cine argentino en le cambio de siglo

Dissertation Advisor: Horacio Legras

Cortez, Enrique (PhD- 2011)

La Imaginación Biográfica: El Inca Garcilaso y la Formación del Campo Cultural Peruano (1847-1916)

Dissertation Advisor: Verónica Salles-Reese and Gwen Kirkpatrick

 

 

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Diaz-Rivera, Adabel (PhD - 2001)

Del discurso colonial en la relación de Titu Cusi Yapanqui (1570): La ambivalencia del mimetismo cultural

Dissertation Advisors: Veronica Salles-Reese; Mercedes Lopez-Baralt; E. Michael Gerli

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Estrada Portales, Isabel M. (PhD- 2010)

Las cuotas raciales en el discurso mediático y académico brasileño

Dissertation Advisor: Joanne Rappaport

 

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Farrell, Michelle (PhD-2011)

A "Revolution of Conciousness": Redefinining Venezuelan National Identities Through Cinema

Dissertation Advisor: Gwen Kirkpatrick

 

Feldman, Irina A. (PhD - 2007)

¿Por qué me has matado?: Sovereignty, Authority and Law in José María Arguedas’ Todas las sangres.

Dissertation Advisor: Horacio Legras

 

Fil, Alla (PhD - 2006)

El fenómeno turístico y el viaje urbano en la narrativa y cine españoles de los años sesenta y setenta
Dissertation Advisor: Alejandro Yarza

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Garcia, Dulce M. (PhD - 1993)

El lenguaje como tema y acción en las novelas de Diego de San Pedro

Dissertation Advisor: E. Michael Gerli

Garcia-Torvisco, Luis (PhD - 2005)

Modos del exceso en la cultura de la transición democrática en España

Dissertation Advisor: Alejandro Yarza

Gonzalez, Luis M. (PhD - 2005)

De Isabel y Fernando el espiritu impera: Fascismo y cine espanol (1939-1951)

Dissertation Advisor: Alejandro Yarza

 

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Habershon, Alexandra M. (PhD - 2006)

Post-Partum Nation: The Amazon Myth and Ideologies of Reproduction in the Conquest of the New World

Dissertation Advisor: Veronica Salles-Reese

 

Hynes, Laura A. (PhD - 1998)

Love, Fusion, and Death: Andogyny in the Authorship and Works of Gregorio and Maria Martinez Sierra

Dissertation Advisor: Francisco LaRubia-Prado

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Izquierdo, Lucas J. (PhD - 2007)

Torn Speech: Emerging Subjectivities in Chile and Peru

Dissertation Advisor: Horacio Legras

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Jouve-Martin, Jose R. (PhD - 2003)

Esclavos negros, escribas blancos: esclavitud, escritura y colonialismo en Lima

Dissertation Advisors: Veronica Salles-Reese; Joanne Rappaport

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Lachman, Jeffrey B. (PhD - 1999)

The Raquel Plays: Theatrical Representation of Political Intrigue and Antisemitism in Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Spain

Dissertation Advisor: Barbara Mujica

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Maldonado, Freddy Cesar (PhD - 2007)

Letrados de mínima cuantía. Rescatirismo cultural intelectualidad oral-letrada

Dissertation Advisor:

Maldonado-Pena, Luis (PhD - 2004)

La representacion del cuerpo como espacio de crisis politica en la literatura latinoamericana

Dissertation Advisor: Horacio Legras

Moran, Francisco (PhD - 2002)

Guardarropias del deseo: los escondites del modernismo

Dissertation Advisors: Veronica Salles-Reese; Horacio Legras

Moreno, Marisel C. (PhD - 2004)

Writing Puerto Rico: The Literature of Insular and U.S. Puerto Rican Women Authors

Dissertation Advisor: Veronica Salles-Reese

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O'Brien, Valerie C. (PhD - 2002)

Murder on the Menu: Culture and Consumption in the Carvalho Series of Manuel Vazquez Montalban

Dissertation Advisor: Alejandro Yarza

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Pardo Ballester, Trinidad (PhD - 2007)

Flamenco: Orientalismo, exotismo y la identidad nacional espanola

Dissertation Advisor: Alejandro Yarza

 

Pareja, Roberto (PhD - 2006)

Dilemas de la modernidad andina: moralidad social, economía de las pasiones y modernidad estética en Perú y Bolivia (1900-1950)

Dissertation Advisors: Horacio Legras; Joanne Rappaport; Gwen Kirkpatrick; Javier Sanjines

Perales, Jaime (PhD - 2007)

Octavio Paz y el circulo de la revista "Vuelta"

Dissertation Advisor: Gwen Kirkpatrick

Perez-Leal, Pedro J. (PhD - 2007)

Dissertation Advisor: Gwen Kirkpatrick

 

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Riegger, Maria C. (PhD - 2003)

From Open Book to Open Curtain- Toward Understanding the Transformation of Textual Narrative to Dramatic Adaptation

Dissertation Advisor: Horacio Legras

 

 

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Schoeffling, Matthew J. (PhD - 2002)

The Complexity of Warfare in Medievel Iberia: A Cross-Culture Approach

Dissertation Advisor: E. Michael Gerli

Shepherd, Gregory (PhD - 1996)

Jose de Acosta: Reading the American Past and Programming the Future toward the Christianization of Amerindians

Dissertation Advisor: Veronica Salles-Reese

 

 

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Tapia, Carlos Fernando (PhD - 2007)

Ink and Celluloid: A Study of The Lazarillo de Tormes and its Filmic Adaptations

Dissertation Advisor:

Tsoukatos, Elaini (PhD- 2011)

Finding God in All Things: Teresa of Ávila's Use of the Familiar

Dissertation advisor: Barbara Mujica

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Urbanc, Katica (PhD - 1995)

Escritura femenina, critica feminista: cinco autoras españolas

Dissertation Advisor: Estelle Irizarry

 

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Vich, Victor (PhD - 2000)

Las multiples voces, las muchas memorias: los comicos ambulantes y la cultura oral en el Peru

Dissertation Advisor: Joanne Rappaport