Thursday, April 21, 2016 | 1:20-3:20 pm | Moore 155A “Defining and Assessing Chinese Syntactic Complexity” Qiaona Yu, EALL The triad dimensions of complexity, accuracy, and fluency (CAF) has been widely used for assessing second language performance and development. Unlike accuracy and fluency, the construct of Chinese syntactic complexity has not been comprehensibly conceptualized or operationalized. Moreover,…

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Monday January 25, 2016 | 1–1p |Moore 155A Using Ajzen’s Theory to Examine Beliefs in EFL Face-to-Face and Online Lessons Munassir Alhamami, Second Language Studies Chair: James Dean Brown This mixed-methods dissertation investigated the theory of planned behavior (TPB) in English as a foreign language (EFL) learning in face-to-face and online lessons using treatments, questionnaires…

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015 | 9a | Moore 258 Language, Identity, and Non-Binary Gender in Hawaiʻi Joelle Kirtley, Linguistics This dissertation provides a close examination of the linguistic stylings of three individuals in Hawai‘i who were assigned female sex at birth but identify as masculine: one as māhū, one as a transman, and one as a…

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