School of Languages and Linguistics - Theses
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Screening Germany in Australia: analyzing the Australian Festival of German Films as cultural diplomacy
Cultural diplomacy increased in importance in German foreign policy following World War II (WWII) and reunification in 1989. The German model of cultural diplomacy emerged out of the need for a separation of powers between ...
Witnessing and the renegotiation of traumatic memory in contemporary Italian literature
This thesis is the first to draw on witnessing theories explore the renegotiation of traumatic memory in a representative corpus of recent Italian trauma novels. The novels I have selected for this study are Regina di fiori ...
Pretext and subversion: Lucrezia Marinella's Essortationi alle donne (1645)
Seventeenth-century Venetian writer Lucrezia Marinella (c. 1579-1653) is a pivotal figure in the history of women’s writing in Italy, and in the history of women’s use of the pen to defend their sex. Her provocative and ...
From the law of the father to the ethics of care: reimagining the family, the church and the police in the films of Pedro Almodóvar
Having made twenty feature films since his punk-inflected debut, Pepi, Luci, Bom y otras chicas del montón (1980), Pedro Almodóvar is, internationally, the best-known contemporary Spanish director. His filmography defies ...
How valid are domain experts' judgements of workplace communication? Implications for setting standards on the Occupational English Test (OET) Writing sub-test
As part of the prerequisite to obtain professional registration and practice in Australia, International Medical Graduates (IMGs) must satisfy requirements that include satisfactory clinical knowledge and competent English ...
Argument realisation in Wubuy
In Wubuy, a highly endangered polysynthetic language from northern Australia, there are a number of morphosyntactic phenomena that can manipulate how verbal arguments are realised, including causative, affectedness and ...
An exploration of intersubjectivity in clinical interactions involving children with and without autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
This thesis explores interactional behaviours related to achieving intersubjectivity in clinical interactions involving children with and without autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Intersubjectivity is shared understanding ...
Codes of Expression in French Lute Song (1608–1643)
This thesis examines the expressive dimensions and courtly codes of the seventeenth century French lute air de cour through an examination of the patterns and resources within its texts and music. A review of primary and ...
From loaning to owning: Japanese loanwords in hiragana
Loanwords (外来語・カタカナ語), which are words ‘borrowed’ from other languages, are an integral part of the Japanese language, and are estimated to account for around 10% of the modern Japanese lexicon. While loanwords are ...
The Eighth Veil: the poetics and aesthetics of ambiguity in Oscar Wilde's Salomé
Oscar Wilde’s 1891 radical tragedy Salomé is infused with symbolism, decadence and erotic transgression. Ambiguity is also a key characteristic that enhances and extends the aesthetic and textual analysis of Wilde’s rare ...