School of Languages and Linguistics - Theses
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Analysis of complex predicates in Mandarin Chinese
This project examines complex predicates in Mandarin, which is a language abundant in complex predicates. The approach of syntactic and semantic analyses in this study is based on the Simpler Syntax model developed by ...
The hospital bedside consultation: doctor-patient interaction
This thesis investigates the communicative work, organization and conduct of the participants in hospital bedside consultations occurring during daily ward round visits. Four research questions focusing on what happens ...
Australian Indigenous language learner’s guides for revitalisation: language acquisition and materials evaluation
Given that many Australian Indigenous communities have undergone language loss and wish to (re)learn their heritage language, and that existing learner’s guides for these languages written by linguists are limited in their ...
A grammar of Kunbarlang
This thesis is a comprehensive description of Kunbarlang, an Aboriginal language from northern Australia. The description and analysis are based on my original field work, as well as build on the preceding body of work by ...
A grammar of Paku: a language of Central Kalimantan
This thesis describes the phonology, morphology and syntax of Paku, a highly endangered East Barito language spoken in four villages in the southeast of Central Kalimantan province, Indonesia. It has currently about fifty ...
Challenging male authored poetry: Margherita Costa’s Marinist lyrics (1638–1639)
Margherita Costa (c.1600–c.1664) authored fourteen books of prose, poetry and theatre that were published between 1630 and 1654. This is the largest printed corpus of texts authored by any woman in early modern Europe. ...
Portraits of the artist's self: translating Alexandre Vialatte's Battling le ténébreux
Alexandre Vialatte’s (1901-1971) self-proclaimed label – ‘notoirement méconnu’ – continues to define him today. The writer-translator’s incongruities have relegated him to the margins of the French literary canon yet ...
The uncommon virtue of Don Quixote: classical virtue, prudential reason, and justice in Miguel de Cervantes’s novel
This thesis investigates the influence of classical virtue on Miguel de Cervantes’s Don Quixote (1605 Part I; 1615 Part II), its particular focus being two of the virtues, prudence and justice. The thesis suggests a new ...
Communicating in medical settings: strategies & challenges for effective cross-cultural interpreting
This thesis examines ways in which interpreting practice in healthcare settings can be enhanced in order to better facilitate communication with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients. This study is based on 17 ...
Une étude comparative de l’adoption d’un nouveau remède antiscorbutique en Angleterre et en France au temps des voyages de découvertes aux Terres AustralesA comparative study of the adoption of a new antiscorbutic remedy in England and France during voyages of discovery to Southern Lands
The navies of France and England explored Indo-Pacific regions in the 18th and 19th centuries, seeking new scientific knowledge and territories. Although equal in technical and navigational skills, the health of their crews ...