Linguistics – Honours Theses Archive

Year Title Degree code
2010 The Lexical Behaviour of Language Families: Qualitative Lexicostatistics PhD 2010ko
2009 Attitudes to English Spelling Hons. 2009wm
Discourse functions of demonstratives and place adverbs with exophoric reference in Logea, an Oceanic language of Papua New Guinea PhD 2009dc
Gender Assignment and Word-final Pronunciation in French: Two Classification Systems PhD 2009am
Greeting the browsing customer: service encounter openings and the influence of gender Hons. 2009mr
Playing it Gay: The construction of homosexual identity in the pilot episode of Will & Grace Hons. 2009sd
Staying Together: Kinship, morphology and language change in Yanyuwa Hons. 2009jw
Word rage: An investigation into why ‘poor’ language use ‘justifies homicide’ Hons. 2009dk
2008 Little, Great and Not-So-Great Russian: The Minor Literature of Nikolai Gogol PhD 2008sp
2007 Nationalism, Hegemony, Language Politics and Language Marginalization in Postcolonial Zimbabwe PhD 2007nf
Perceptions of speech accomodation of English speaking migrants Hons. 2007fp
Studying online community: New approaches for new communities Hons. 2007dl
Technology and the creation of new words in English Hons. 2007se
The LingTool application. An interface for the production of interlinear morphemic glosses in XML Hons. 2007st
Translation of Nihon kaiga no joseizo (the image og Japanese women in Japanese paintings) by Ikeda Shinobu Hons. 2007sc
Will a süβess sexy girl chattn? English borrowings on a German youth website Hons. 2007gp
2006 Expletives, abusive swearing, euphemism and dysphemism: An examination of taboo language and its functions in Australian television Hons. 2006bm
Giveness, definiteness, and specificity in a language without articles: The use of NP markers in Saliba, an Oceanic language of Papua New Guinea Hons. 2006cj
Indonesian Religious Humour: A cultural and linguistic analysis of religious humour in Indonesia Hons. 2006ce
Indonesian Religious Humour: A cultural and linguistic analysis of religious humour in Indonesia Hons. 2006ce
Intercultural Internet chat between learners of Japanese and English in informal contexts Hons. 2006ps
Primary to secondary transition: What effects does it have on students’ motivation to continue LOTE learning beyond the compulsary year level? Hons. 2006fb
The grammar of Wathawurrung: The aboriginal language of the Geelong-Ballarat area Hons. 2006dp
The Grammar of Western Dani PhD 2006bp
The possessive constructions in English Hons. 2006sc
“You have to speak it at least”: language and identity maintenance among Australian migrant teenagers PhD 2006wl
2005 Raising
children bilingually through the ”one parent-one language
approach: A case study of Japanese mothers in the Australian context
PhD 2005tm
2004 “You
can’t come to my birthday party”. Preference organisation
in young children’s adversative discourse.
PhD 2004ca
differences in father-child and mother-child conversations
Hons. 2004xv
2003 Biliteracy
practices of Japanese-English bilingual children in melbourne, Australia.
PhD 2003wt
Forensic Speaker Identification PhD 2003pc
to be someone you’re not: a study od second dialect acquisition
in australia
PhD 2003fa
Syntactic features of the English interlanguage of learners of English as a second language PhD 2003zm
The role of pauses and intonation
in understanding the relationship between word order and pragmatics
Hons. 2003pa
2002 A
Comparison of L1 and L2 Argument Structures in Student Writing
Hons. 2002gk
An investigation of discursive practices in
police-suspect interviews
PhD 2002hg
Aspectual adverbs in wiradjuri.
Honours thesis in linguistics
Hons. 2002cd
Phenomena between Veneto, Italian and English in the thrid generation
in Australia
PhD 2002ra
Reference to a Third Person in
PhD 2002li
The rhetorical organistaion of acedemic
texts in english: a comparison of research papers by native speakers
of English and Polish
PhD 2002gz
The Tai Languages of Assam a grammar
and texts
PhD 2002ms
2001 Language function in the adult language addresses to young
language-delayed children
M.A. 2001hp
The dynamic consultation: a discourse-analytical
study of doctor-patient communication in Chilean Spanish
PhD 2001cm
The Organisation of Pointing Sequences in Parent-Toddler
PhD 2001fa
The punctuation and interpretation
of restrictive and non-restrictive relative clauses in Australian
and South African wriiten English
Hons. 2001hc
Vos, Usted: Uses of Spanish Address Pronouns in Spain, Canary Islands,
Argentina and El Salvador
M.A. 2001oa
2000 Feminist language planning and sociolinguistic variation Diploma 2000st
The message or the medium? Issues of faith and
language in Ethnic churches
PhD 2000wa
Year Title Degree code
1999 International ESL Academic Writing: Lecturer Expectations,
Student Perceptions and Written Products.
M.A. 1999ml
and Deference in Korean: A Case Study of Pragmatic Dynamics
PhD 1999sg
1998 A
Corpus-driven study of Turkish-English Language Contact in Australia.
PhD 1998kn
Boko / Busa Language Cluster PhD 1998jr
text-based social practices: Literacy practices of a church community
Hons. 1998fa
Spelling Distorshuns: An investigation into
the use of spelling distortions in personalised number plates, brand
names, and graffiti.
Hons. 1998ba
The lexicon of North Eastern Rural
Hons. 1998kj
The verbal system of the central
victorian language, the aboriginal language of melbourne
Hons. 1998ms
Vantage theory, Aristotle’s categories and
linguistic structures
Hons. 1998vh
1997 Language dynamics of the Italian community in Australia PhD 1997cf
Participation frameworks, discourse features
and embedded requests in police V.A.T.E interviews with children
Hons. 1997hg
Pragmatic implicatins of the covergence between
East and West Germany
PhD 1997kh
Rhetorical Structure Analysis of
Specialist and Popularised Medical Review Articles
PhD 1997kg
Code-switching Practices of Teachers of French as a Second Language
in Victorian Secondary Schools. Vol I & II
PhD 1997gm
1996 An Investigation into Discourse Anaphoric Relations: On
The Role Of Contextual Information In Anaphor Resolution.
PhD 1996ea
An Investigation into the Linguistic Aspects
of Graphemic Abbreviation and the Phonetics and Phonolgy associated
with PitmanScript Shorthand
Hons. 1996bt
in Contact: Vietnamese-English Code-Switching in Melbourne
PhD 1996ht
The Acquisition of Traditional Australian and
Modern (mostly American) Colloquialisms by Native and Non-native
Speakers of Australian English. Thesis & Appendices
Hons. 1996cj
The language of refusals in Sundanese society:
a workplace case
M.A. 1996ae
The Role of the Saturday School
in Latvian Language Maintenance in Melbourne.
Hons. 1996la
Generation German Language Maintenance in Australia. Case Studies
of Six Families with Third Generation Children Ranging in Ages from
Four to Nineteen.
M.A. 1996me
1995 “An Investigation into the Ethnolect of Australian
English Speakers of German Descent in the Western District of Victoria”
Hons. 1995es
American-English in Australia: The Role of Age,
Attitude and Lifestyle.
Hons. 1995mj
Aspects of Second Generation Language
Use: An Italo-Australian Case Study
Hons. 1995cf
of Singaporean Teachers to Features of Educated Singapore English
Hons. 1995cc
Perspectives on Greek-Australian media and language
Maintenance in Melbourne
M.A. 1995pb
The acquisition of noun phrases
in two English-German bilingual brothers
Hons. 1995ds
1994 A Comparative Study of Indonesian and English Morphology M.A. 1994su
Access to Interpreters in the Small Claims &
Residential Tenancies Tribunals
Hons. 1994ge
Value and Language: Evaluative Reactions to English, Mandarin, Cantonese
and Hokkien.
M.A. 1994sc
Attitudes to Knowledge: A Comparative
Study of Attribution in ESB and NESB Summaries.
M.A. 1994mt
in Intercultural Discourse: Examples from a Multicultural Australian
PhD 1994nd
Cracking the Code – An Insight into
Code-switching and Gender among Second Generation Greek-Australians.
PhD 1994tr
Emergent Discourses: The Construction of Gender
and Ethnicity in Australian English.
PhD 1994wj
in the Syntax of Kikamba: A Bantu Language.
PhD 1994ka
and Production Mismatches in Australian and South African English.
Hons. 1994nr
The Acquisition of Grammatical Gender in Modern
Greek by Second and Third Generation Greek-Australian Bilingual children
in Melbourne
M.A. 1994ti
The Acquisition of Passives in
Bahasa Indonesia by Two-and Three-Year Old Children in Jakarta
M.A. 1994se
1993 A
Study of the Persuasive Discourse used in Promotional letters and
the public’s attitude towards this discourse.
Hons. 1993ml
Investigation of the Grammatical Variation in the Use of Stative
Verbs among Singaporean Students Studying at Monash University.
Hons. 1993ys
Attitudes of Singaporean and Australian Students
at Monash University to Features of Educated Singapore English
Hons. 1993hm
Conditionals and Counterfactuality in Singaporean
Hons. 1993zd
Language Attitudes, Ethnicity and
Language Maintenance. A Case Study of Second Generation Greek-Australians.
Hons. 1993km
The acquisition of German phonology by English
speaking school children
M.A. 1993wt
The Interpretation and Patterns
of Usage of Putatively Non-standard Lexical Items in Written Singapore
English amongst Educated Singaporeans.
Hons. 1993kc
1992 Nominal Sentences in Modern Hebrew PhD 1992bm
Acquisition and use of English Verb Patterns by Singapore Students
of English. Vol II (Appendices)
PhD 1992st
1991 “Bad Girls get Babies…”: The Representation
of Women in Three Medical Texts.
Hons. 1991ha
A phonological
comparision of German pronunciation between a native-speaker teacher
of German and a class who are learning German as a second language.
Hons. 1991wt
A Study Of The Development And Maintenance Of
A Second Language By Children In The Family Setting.
Hons. 1991sa
of verb usage in Chinese: the BA- construction
PhD 1991ci
of Singaporean students at Monash University to putatively Chinese-influenced
grammatical features of Singaporean English.
Hons. 1991yj
Black Whole of Words – A study of dictionaries and their users.
Hons. 1991vs
The Development of Children’s Written Narratives:
A Linguistic Perspective.
Hons. 1991mh
The retention of Greek among second
generation Greek-Australians and how and why they convey the language
to the third generation. Some case studies.
Hons. 1991tp
Phenomena In The Greek Spoken By Second-Generation Greek-English
Bilinguals In Melbourne.
Hons. 1991ti
1990 Plain English And The Law. An Investigation Into The Use
Of Plain English In The Drafting Of The Draft Credit Bill 1989.
Hons. 1990ts
The Function of Questions in Business Negotiation:
A Linguistic Approach.
Hons. 1990gc
Year Title Degree code
1989 A study on the effect of German language television programmes
and videos on German Language Maintenance in Melbourne.
Hons. 1989hn
A Universal Typology of Causative Construcations:
Functional and Diachronic Perspectives
PhD 1989sj
of English Syntax by Students from The People’s Republic of China:
The Use of Articles.
M.A. 1989ab
Italian at Spensley Street Primary
Hons. 1989cr
Italian at Spensley Street Primary
M.A. 1989cr
Language policy issues at monash
M.A. 1989ol
Liguistic analysis of the speech
of autistic individual
M.A. 1989sh
Problems that students experience
with gender in French.
Hons. 1989hn
Sociolinguistic aspects of transference from English to Thai PhD 1989sp
Some Aspects of Modern Irish Morphology. PhD 1989sc
The acquisition of articles and the concept
of reference in the English of speakers of English as a Second Language.
M.A. 1989jc
The Mental Lexicon: Organization and Access.
Some Evidence From Speech Errors.
Hons. 1989sj
in Singapore Tamil English
PhD 1989sv
Verb errors in spoken english among
adult native speakers of German.
Hons. 1989ps
1988 An investigation of variables in translation into english
by students at udayana university
M.A. 1988bn
in arrernte discourse
M.A. 1988rr
Language Policy Formulation and
Implementation: An Historical Perspective on Australian Languages.
PhD 1988fe
The Error Analysis of Verbal Inflexions in Written
English of Malaysian Secondary School Students.
Hons. 1988nn
Exchange in Conversation
Hons. 1988mj
1987 Spelling Reform in the English Language as seen by
Residents of Melbourne (Appendices Separate)
Hons. 1987sj
and auditory study of the pronunciation of Japanese by Australian
PhD 1987kt
Language Choice, Language Mixing
and Language Attitudes: Indonesians in Australia
PhD 1987sb
affixations in Indonesian: A semantic exploration
PhD 1987pj
Acquisition of English as a Second Language by Native Speakers of
M.A. 1987ka
The Acquisition of English by Balinese
M.A. 1987si
The Acquisition of English by Indonesian
Students in Medan
M.A. 1987z
The acquisition of English structures
by students in Taiwan, Roc
M.A. 1987ci
The Internal Lexicon: A Neuro-psycholinguistic
Hons. 1987dc
1986 A Linguistic Study Of Korean Causative Constructions. Hons. 1986sj
An Investigation Into The Nonmarking For “Past”
In Singapore English: A Case Study Using Compositions Written By
A Secondary Four Normal Stream Class.
Hons. 1986kt
Acquisition of English Clauses by Vietnamese Refugee Children.
PhD 1986fi
The Verb Phrase in Singapore English PhD 1986hm
Variation in Hong Kong English PhD 1986bc
1985 Acquisition
Of The Simple English Noun Phrases By Malaysian Secondary School
Students: An Error Analysis Of Written Compositions.
Hons. 1985pz
A Study of the Aboriginal Languages of Gippsland based on 19th Century
M.A. 1985fe
Some Aspects Of Verb Use By Students
Of Selected Schools In Kuala Lumpur And A Rural Area Of Selangor.
Hons. 1985dn
Story Grammar: Fact, Fiction Or Something In
Hons. 1985mm
The Verb In Bahasa Malaysia M.A. Prelim. 1985nl
Tuning-In To Questions: The Intonation Of Questions
In British Television Drama.
Hons. 1985oz
1984 The Pronunciation of the English Approxilect of Bahasa
Malayu Manado Speakers
PhD 1984lw
Towards a description of the word
in aranda
Hons. 1984rr
Uses of Right Dislacation: How
the 5-Year-Old Shapes his Speech
PhD 1984fs
1983 A Study of Non-Verb-Final Sentences in Colloquial Japanese PhD 1983ms
Code-Switching as a Developmental Phenomenon
in Child Bilingual Acquisition
M.A. 1983ls
Ethnicity and Social Change: A Sociolinuistic Study of Afrikaans-speaking
groups in South Africa.
PhD 1983nl
Means Of Distinguishing Agent From
Patient In Simple Sentences With Special Reference To Japanese.
Hons. 1983ns
Modern Hebrew Compounds M.A. 1983bm
Effect of Ideology on Language Teaching: A Study of the Jewish Day
Schools in Melbourne.
PhD 1983km
1982 A description of khmu including comparisons with Thai PhD 1982ps
An Outline Grammar of Matutjarra Luritja Hons. 1982ca
Stress in an Indonesian approxilect of English M.A. 1982sd
The Implications of the Rise of Aller + Infinitive
as a Periphrastic Future: a Study in Syntax, Semantics, and Language
PhD 1982wm
Topicalisation In Bahasa Indonesia. Hons. 1982mj
Trade marks and advertising slogans M.A. 1982sj
1981 A
Linguistic Study of the Return of Language in a Homogeneous Group
of Aphasic Subjects (Class I Schuell)
PhD 1981mm
Malay: The Language of the ‘Staits-Born’ Chinese.
M.A. 1981ls
Jaffna Tamil English: Phonetic Aspects PhD 1981kp
Work Order in Australian Languages. Hons. 1981wd
1980 Indirect
objects: a comparative study
M.A. 1980ps
Disparity in English and Other Languages.
PhD 1980mp
major constructions in Javanese: A lexicase approach
PhD 1980ba
East Asia as a Linguistic Area.
Hons. 1980bc
of Vowels Before / 1 / in Melbourne English
Hons. 1980gr
Year Title Degree code
1979 Aspects of English AND PhD 1979rb
La Valence
Du Verbe En Francais Et En Allemand: Methodes Et Problemes
PhD 1979pp
Modality in Malayalam and English Sentence Structure PhD 1979ja
Social Class Differences in Children’s Language. PhD 1979de
The Rise of Sinhalese Language Nationalism:
A Study in the Sociology of Language.
PhD 1979dk
1978 A Study Of The Acquisition And Understanding Of English
Kinship Terms.
Hons. 1978tv
Aboriginal English M.A. 1978pm
Pronouns in the Romance Languages and the Languages of Australia.
Hons. 1978dm
Compound Nouns in Cambodian. M.A. 1978tt
Strategies in the Speech of Japanese Children
Hons. 1978mv
With An S P Subject In Ergative Languages.
Hons. 1978sa
Djaru Language of Kimberley Western Australia.
PhD 1978tt
Semantics of Food, Food-Preparation, Eating and Drinking
M.A. 1978de
The west barkly languages: complex morphology PhD 1978cn
Topic and Focus in Tagalog Hons. 1978dc
Gerund and Kindred Phenomena in English and Other Languages
M.A. 1978mp
1977 Before
and After Tense. A study in the use of temporal expressions by children
becoming bilingual.
Hons. 1977kk
Melbourne Aboriginal English: An
Investigation into the differences in speech between Aboriginal persons
living in Melbourne and Australians of European descent.
Hons. 1977fe
Studies in Variation and Multilingualism Research Paper 1977pj
The Growth of Nominalisations in Casual Constructions
in Children
Hons. 1977sj
Word-Formation in Burmese with
Special Reference to Adverbalization
M.A. 1977nk
1976 A Cantrastive Study of The Verbal Group In Hebrew and
M.A. 1976ei
A study of the pronounciation of
Chinese by Australian beginners
PhD 1976ct
of stntactic structures in Australian English, volume 1, 2 and 3
PhD 1976br
Noun Formation in Cambodian. Hons. 1976tt
Aspects of Work Order in Sinhala. (Appendices separate)
M.A. 1976dd
Syntax ans Semantics in Fillmorean Theory (A
Study of Vietnamese Case Grammar)
PhD 1976lt
1975 “The maintenance of Modern Greek in Australia”
: a study of 5 areas of the maintenance of the greek language (and
culture) in modern Australian society
Hons. 1975bd
Noun Phrase in Bengali.
PhD 1975gm
1974 A grammar of the Warunju language, North Queensland. M.A. 1974tt
Language Loyalty in the Jewish Community of
M.A. 1974km
Papers in Australian Aboriginal
n/a 1974bb
The Definite Article and its Place
in the Substantival Phrase in Thucydides Compared with Corresponding
Phrases in English
M.A. 1974cm
1973 Form and Meaning in Chinese: An Analysis of Mandarin Syntax
after the Becker-Platt Model of Tagmemics
PhD 1973hj
and Grammatical Structures in Gurung (Nepal)
PhD 1973gw
Problems of Language Learning and Translation with Special Reference
to Malay and English.
M.A. 1973cj
The Use of the Particles “O”
and “Go” with Nouns in Modern Standard Japanese
Hons. 1973pd
Wahgi Phonology and Morphology M.A. 1973pd
1972 A Description of the Yukulta Language – An Aboriginal
Language of North-west Queensland.
M.A. 1972ks
Spanish: A sociolinguistic study of the influence of the English
language of the Spanish spoken by immigrants from Spain living in
M.A. 1972kg
Pronominalization in English Hons. 1972de
1969 An Acoustic Study
of Aspects of Maltese Phonetics (Inan Idiolect)
Hons. 1969wg
1968 An elementary pedagogical grammar based on diagrammatic
representation of sentence structure
On the Phonological System of Maltese Hons. 1968wg