School of Languages and Linguistics - Theses
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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 ...
The construction of risk in government advertising: a case study of Operation Sovereign Borders video advertisements
The notion of risk has become an integral part of the contemporary societies, which come to understand potential harms and threats in and through the discourses of risk. Aligning itself with the literature of risk and ...
Intergenerational indigenous language transmission and family language policies: the case of three Pewenche families in south Chile
This study set out to determine the extent to which the levels of intergenerational transmission of Chedungun in three Spanish-Chedungun bilingual Pewenche families were related to their family language policies. The levels ...
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 ...