School of Languages and Linguistics - Theses
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Memories of the GDR: multiple temporalities and embodied spectatorship in filmic narratives of East Germany
This thesis investigates cultural memories of East Germany through case studies of post-unification German films, analysing the extent to which they challenge or support dominant narratives. The past and the present are ...
Prosody, prominence and segments in Djambarrpuyŋu
This thesis is an investigation of the phonetics of prosodic structure and prominence in Djambarrpuyŋu, an Australian Indigenous language of the Pama-Nyungan language family spoken in northeast Arnhem Land, Northern ...
The sustainability of technology integration in English for academic purposes (EAP) programs
Blended approaches to teaching and learning in academic English programs often demand the provision of substantial investments in professional development, curriculum change and technological resources. Given the intense ...
A grammar of the Lopit language
This thesis is the first comprehensive description of the grammar of Lopit, an Eastern Nilotic language traditionally spoken in South Sudan. It is based on extensive fieldwork with Lopit speakers living in Melbourne and, ...
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. ...