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    Doctoral Dissertations

    Dissertations written by doctoral candidates in TESOL and Applied Linguistics are listed in reverse chronological order. Dissertations can be obtained from ProQuest by purchase or with a subscription. Columbia affiliates can access ProQuest here.

    2013
    Fagan, Drew. (Ed.D. in Applied Linguistics). Managing Learner Contributions in the Adult ESL Classroom: A Conversation Analytic and Ethnographic Examination of Teacher Practices and Cognition. (Sponsor: Hansun Waring)

    Wai, June. (Ed.D. in Applied Linguistics). School Science or Disciplinary Science? Discourse Encountered and Practiced by English Language Learners in Two International High School Science Classroms. (Sponsor: Michael Kieffer)

    2012
    Cheon, Heesook. (Ed.D. in Applied Linguistics). Linguistic Affordances of Korean-English Tandem Learning. (Sponsor: ZhaoHong Han)

    2011

    Di Gennaro, Kristen K. (Ed.D. in Applied Linguistics). An Exploration into the Writing Ability of Generation 1.5 and International Second Language Writers. (Sponsor: James E. Purpura)

    Johnson, Rebekah Joanne (Ed.D. in Applied Linguistics). Discursive Practices in Family Discourse: Co-Constructing the Identity of Adult Children (Sponsor: Leslie Beebe).

    Kim, Ah Young (Alicia) (Ed.D. in Applied Linguistics). Examining second language reading components in relation to reading test performance for diagnostic purposes: A Fusion model approach (Sponsor: James E. Purpura).

    Kim, Hyun Jung (Ed.D. in Applied Linguistics). Investigating raters' development of rating ability on a second language speaking assessment (Sponsor: James E. Purpura).

    2010
    Dakin, Jee Wha (Ed.D. in Applied Linguistics). Investigating the Simultaneous Growth of and Relationship between Grammatical Knowledge and Civics Content Knowledge of Low-Proficiency Adult ESL Learners (Sponsor: James E. Purpura).

    Ekiert, Monika (Ed.D. in Applied Linguistics). Investigating Articles as Expressions of Definiteness in English as a Second Language (Sponsor: ZhaoHong Han).

    Perrone, Michael (Ed.D. in Applied Linguistics). The Impact of the First Certificate of English (FCE) on the EFL Classroom: A Washback Study (Sponsor: James E. Purpura).

    Purdy, John D. (Ed.D. in Applied Linguistics). Unaccusativity and Neurocognitive Indices of Second Language Acquisition: An ERP Study (Sponsor: Karen Froud).

    2009
    Ameriks, Yoko (Ed.D. in Applied Linguistics). Investigating Validity Across Two Test Forms of the Examination of Proficiency in English (ECPE): Multi-group Structural Equation Modeling Approach (Sponsor: James E. Purpura).

    Grabowski, Kirby (Ed.D. in Applied Linguistics). Investigating the Construct Validity of a Test Designed to Measure Grammatical and Pragmatic Knowledge in the Context of Speaking (Sponsor: James E. Purpura).

    Jacknick, Christine M. (Ed.D. in Applied Linguistics). A Conversation-Analytic Account of Student-Initiated Participation in an ESL Classroom. (Sponsor: Leslie M. Beebe)

    Jung, Ji-Young (Ed.D. in Applied Linguistics). Discourse markers in contrast: But, actually and well in native-nonnative English conversations between friends (Sponsor: Leslie Beebe).

    Kim, Hyunjoo (Ed.D. in Applied Linguistics). Investigating the Effects of Context and Language Speaking Ability (Sponsor: James E. Purpura).

    Liao, Yen-Fen (Alick) (Ed.D. in Applied Linguistics). Construct Validation Study of the GEPT Reading and Listening Sections: Re-examining the Models of L2 Reading and Listening Abilities and Their Relations to Lexico-grammatical Knowledge (Sponsor: James E. Purpura).

    Song, Sunhee (Ed.D. in TESOL). Recasts, Grammatical Morphemes, and L2 Learning: A Longitudinal Case study of Korean L2 Learners (Sponsor: ZhaoHong Han).

    Year, Jungeun (Ed.D. in Applied Linguistics). Korean Speakers' Acquisition of the English Ditransitive Construction: The Role of Input Frequency and Distribution (Sponsor: ZhaoHong Han).

    Wagner, Santoi (Ed.D. in Applied Linguistics). Disputants' Talk in Mediation: A Single Case Study (Sponsor: Leslie Beebe).

    2008
    Kim, Ji Hyun (Ed.D. in TESOL). Focus on Form in Communicative EFL Classrooms: A Study of Learner Recognition of Recasts (Sponsor: ZhaoHong Han).

    Kwon, Eun-Young (Ed.D. in TESOL). Cross-linguistic Influence and "universal" developmental patterns in child second language acquisition: A longitudinal study (Sponsor: ZhaoHong Han).

    Wiseman, Cynthia (Ed.D. in Applied Linguistics). Examining Rater Effects and Process of Using a Holistic and Analytic Rubric (Sponsor: James E. Purpura).

    2007
    Krohn, Nitza (Ed.D. in Applied Linguistics). An Examination of the Hebrew Language Needs of Students in the Jewish Theological Seminary (Sponsor: James E. Purpura).

    Yeu-Ting (Ed.D. in TESOL). Phonological Recoding in Sentence-Level Chinese character recognition by advanced adult L2 Chinese learners (Sponsor: ZhaoHong Han).

    Park, Taejoon (Ed.D. in Applied Linguistics). Investigating the Construct Validity of the Community Language Program English Writing Test (Sponsor: James E. Purpura).

    Park, Eun Sung (Ed.D. in Applied Linguistics). Learner-Generated Noticing of L2 Input: An Exploratory Study (Sponsor: ZhaoHong Han).

    Revesz, Andrea (Ed.D. in Applied Linguistics). Focus on Form in Task-Based Language Teaching: Recasts, Task Complexity, and L2 Learning (Sponsor: ZhaoHong Han).

    Seol, Heekyung (Ed.D. in TESOL). The Impact of Age and L1 Influence of L2 Ultimate Attainment (Sponsor: ZhaoHong Han).

    Suzuki, Mikiko (Ed.D. in Applied Linguistics). Learner Uptake and Second Language Learning (Sponsor: ZhaoHong Han).

    2006
    Seol, Hee-Kyung (Ed.D. in Applied Linguistics). The Impact of Age and L1 Influence on L2 Ultimate Attainment (Sponsor: ZhaoHong Han).

    Wagner, Mathew (Ed.D. in Applied Linguistics). Utilizing the Visual Channel: An Investigation of the Use of Videotexts on Tests of Second Language Listening Ability (Sponsor: James E. Purpura).

    Suh, Joowon (Ed.D. in Applied Linguistics). Other-Initiated Repair in English Lingua Franca Business Negotiation (Sponsor: Leslie Beebe).

    2004
    Chang, Jaehak (Ed.D. in Applied Linguistics). Examining Models of Second Language Knowledge with Specific Reference to Relative Clauses: A Model-Comparison Approach (Sponsor: James E. Purpura).

    Tsai, Constance (Ed.D. in TESOL). Investigating the Relationships between ESL Learners' Writing Strategy Use and Writing Ability (Sponsor: James E. Purpura).

    2003
    Beaumont, John (Ed.D. in TESOL). Passing as a Teacher: An Ethnographic Account of Entering the TESOL Profession (Sponsor: Herve Varenne).

    Cho, Yunkyoung (Ed.D. in Applied Linguistics). An Examination of Epistemic Markers in Korean (Sponsor: Leslie Beebe).

    Dimitrova, Evelina. (Ed.D. in TESOL). A Discourse Analysis of the Paired Interview in the University of Cambridge First Certificate of English Proficiency Exam (Sponsor: Leslie Beebe).

    Korsko, Paula (Ed.D. in TESOL). The Narrative Shape of a Two-Party Complaint: A Discourse Analytic Study of European Portuguese (Sponsor: Leslie Beebe).

    Nottono, Miharu (Ed.D. in Applied Linguistics). Japanese Hedging in Friend-Friend Discourse (Sponsor: Leslie Beebe).

    2001
    Fen, Ho-Ping (Ed.D. in TESOL). An Analysis of the Relationships between Source Material and EFL Writing Ability (Sponsor: James E. Purpura).

    Naomi Fujita (Ed.D. in Applied Linguistics). Investigating Japanese Politeness Strategies in School Meetings (Sponsor: Leslie Beebe).

    2000
    Mori, Reiko (Ed.D. in TESOL). Two Post-Secondary ESL Teachers' Beliefs about Classroom Instruction and How their Beliefs are Reflected in their Classroom Practice (Sponsor: James E. Purpura).

    Waring, Hansun Zhang (Ed.D. in Applied Linguistics). Conversational Analysis of Academic Discussion Skills (Sponsor: Leslie Beebe).

    1998
    Gavis, Wendy A. (Ed.D. in Applied Linguistics). Stative Verbs in the Progressive Aspect: A Study Semantic, Pragmatic, Syntactic and Discourse Patterns (Sponsor: Leslie Beebe).