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Summer Research Showcase

By • Oct 7th, 2016 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Last week was the summer research showcase. A big gathering of all of the students who did research over the summer getting together and sharing what they had learned through posters and oral presentations. It was exciting to see the variety of subjects being researched and a wonderful chance to share what I have done…
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In which writing has occured

By • Jul 31st, 2016 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

July in Williamsburg is very hot. Spending time in Swem with its air conditioning is often a welcome relief from being outside. This month, I have started actually writing my thesis. I’m treating as a lab report for now and have written several pages. After reading through previous research, highlighting, and taking notes, two and…
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Research from the comfort of my couch

By • May 30th, 2016 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

As many of the other Honors Fellows prepare to depart for far-off destinations, I’ve been sitting on my couch at home reading endless articles. Many of them at first seem promising, like they might relate to my topic, then change course and discuss something else. I’ve read a lot of variations on “ambisyllabicity exists in…
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What is Ambisyllabicity?

By • Apr 15th, 2016 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hi! I’m Alexa Rosalsky and I’m a linguistics and computer science double major. Over the next year I’ll be researching and writing an honors thesis in linguistics. When I mention what I’m doing to friends and family and the topic of my thesis, I get a lot of blank faces and confused expressions, so in…
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