Past Committees – Robin Queen

Past Dissertation Committees

Chaired Dissertation Committees

Hayley Heaton. (w. Anne Curzan) Perceiving Southern Accents. University of Michigan, Linguistics. Defended April 2018.

Lauren Squires. (With J. Boland). Sociolinguistic Perception and Syntactic Variation. Defended May 2011.

Brook Hefright. Language contact and ideology among the Bai. Defended April 2011.

Sai Samant. Adolescents and the Northern Cities Vowel Shift. Defended December 2010.

Vera Eremeeva. More than just ethnic: Negotiation of ethnicity through language among Russian German re-settlers and Jewish refugees from the former Soviet Union. University of Michigan, Joint Ph.D. in German and Linguistics. Defended December 2008.

Lisa Del Torto. Ci arrangiamo: The realities of shift-maintenance negotiation in an Italian-Canadian community. Defended August 2008.

Rizwan Ahmad. The sociolinguistics of Hindi and Urdu. Defended August 2007.

Jennifer Nguyen. (With L. Milroy). Class, language change and African-American English: A longitudinal variationist account. University of Michigan, Linguistics. Defended December 2005.

Erik Schleef. Tag questions in German and American English Academic Discourse. University of Michigan, Joint Ph.D. in German and Linguistics. Defended August 2005.

Dissertation Committee Membership

Ariana Bancu. Contact-related syntactic change in Translyvanian Saxon. University of Michigan, Linguistics. Defended August 2019.

David Ogden. Processing Fluency, Perceptual Adaptation and Language Attitudes. Linguistics. Defended August 2019.

Allison Caine. Human-animal communication in Peru. University of Michigan, Anthropology. Defended May 2019.

Lavrentia Karamaniola. The stray dogs of Bucharest. University of Michigan, Anthropology. Defended May 2017.

Chris Parsons. Language, Literacy and Boys’ Education. University of Michigan, English and Education. Defended March 2017.

Sarah Swofford. The Effect of Language Ideology on Southern, Rural Students Transition to Higher Education. University of Michigan, English and Education. Defended April 2015.

Selin Gulgoz. Gender typicality among low SES urban Turks. University of Michigan, Psychology. Defended February 2015.

Jennifer Hall. Language variation in Morocco. University of Michigan, Anthropology. Defended Dec. 2014.

Erika Alpert. Matchmakers and the Construction of Gender in Japan. University of Michigan, Anthropology. Defended April 3, 2014.

Erica Beck. Acquisition and perception of dialect. University of Michigan, Linguistics. Defended September 2013.

Joseph Tyler. Prosody and Discourse Structure. University of Michigan, Linguistics. Defended April 2012.

Kevin McGowan. The phonetics of social bias. University of Michigan, Linguistics. Defended August 2011.

Susan Lin. Effects of prosodic structure on relative timing of speech gestures. University of Michigan, Linguistics. Defended May 2011.

Claire Insel. Hünsrückish: German in Brazil. University of Michigan, Anthropology. Defended Jan 2011.

Chris Odato. The acquisition and perception of discourse marking ‘like’ in young children. University of Michigan, Linguistics. Defended August 2010.

Taryn Hakala. Curious Renderings: Oral and Written Dialect in Victorian Narrative. University of Michigan, English Dept. Defended July 2010.

Anna Babel. Language contact and register variation in Bolivia. University of Michigan, Linguistics and Anthropology. Defended April 2010.

Adile de Leon. German-Turkish film and Literature. University of Michigan, German Studies. Defended September 2009.

Medha Tare. Metapragmatic awareness in young bilinguals. University of Michigan. Psychology. Defended August 2008.

Katherine Chen. Code-switching in Hong Kong. University of Michigan, Linguistics. Defended December 2007.

Wilfredo Valentin-Marquez. Spanish-English bilingualism in two Puerto Rican communities. University of Michigan, Linguistics and Romance Languages and Literatures. Defended July 2007.

Deanna Davidson. Language and Political Participation in the former East Germany. University of Michigan, Anthropology. Defended February 2007.

Mark Sicoli. Prosody and language maintenance and shift. University of Michigan, Linguistics and Anthropology. Defended April 2006.

Ashley Williams. Chinese-English bilingualism. University of Michigan, Linguistics. Defended May 2005.

Dushy Mendis. Metaphor in Academic Discourse. University of Michigan, Linguistics. Defended Dec. 2003.

Marc Pierce. Syllables and Siever’s Law in Scandanavian and Old Norse. University of Michigan, Germanic Linguistics. Defended December 2001.

Ruth Goetz. Code-switching among the Dai. University of Michigan, Linguistics. Defended May 2001.

Amanda Doran. Language use and identity in a bilingual community. Mexican American English prosody. University of Texas at Austin, Linguistics. Defended April 2001.

Ana Osterman. “Yes, you did a stupid thing”: Gender and Institutional Discourse. University of Michigan, Linguistics. Defended September 2000.

Bruce Spencer. Language shift and standardization in Early Modern German. University of Michigan, Germanic Linguistics. Defended May, 2000,

Esim Erdim. Translating Turkish novels into English: Issues of language and poetics. Kent State University, English. 1999.

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