School of Languages and Linguistics - Theses
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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 ...
The performance of perversion in Kafka's literature and its adaptations
The interpretation of Kafka’s literature has always presented major problems for critics, who have attempted to simplify the figures and metaphors contained in the stories by offering possible explanations. Starting from ...
The effects of study-abroad: the acquisition of English embedded wh-questions by L1 Cantonese speakers
Motivated by the growth of study-abroad (SA) population and the various findings in Second Language Acquisition (SLA) literature, this thesis investigates the effect of the SA context on the acquisition of English embedded ...
Allies and adversaries: categories in Murrinhpatha speaking children's talk
This thesis investigates the linguistic and cultural resources that eight Indigenous children draw on when they pursue affiliative and disaffiliative actions in talk with peers. These children are L1 speakers of Murrinhpatha, ...
Consonant-vowel interaction and phonological structure processing in cross-language perceptual assimilation: Australian English CV syllables perceived by L1 Mandarin listeners
Research on cross-language phoneme perception has mainly focused on either vowels or consonants, but little is known about the difference of the perception patterns of the two groups of phonemes. Therefore, both non-native ...
The motivation for repeated mobility in highly-skilled Germans
This thesis is an explorative study of the phenomenon of repeated mobility in highly-skilled Germans. Repeated mobility consists of a series of international mobility episodes over long periods of time. The thesis explores ...
Muestra de monstruos contemporáneos de Argentina y Chile: César Aira, Alberto Laiseca, Diamela Eltit y Lina Meruane.
Los monstruos son corporizaciones del miedo (Warner 4), creaciones que construye nuestra mente para confrontar la cambiante realidad (Gilmore 1), personificaciones de la otredad existente dentro de la mismidad (Beal 4); ...
La Poursuite de l'impossible: The ambivalence of Utopia in the novels of Michel Houellebecq
This thesis investigates the ambivalent nature of utopian representation in the novels of Michel Houellebecq. Moving beyond previous definitions of Houellebecq’s utopias as either utopian, dystopian, or anti-utopian, it ...