Archives for the ‘language’ Category

Ableism: What it is and Why it Matters

By • May 20th, 2015 • Category: Honors Thesis, language, Research

Before one can really talk about disability and disability poetry, one needs a little background. Particularly, it helps to know some of the terms of the disabled world. These next two blog posts will help introduce these in a fairly basic format. For the ever-infamous TL;DR summary, skip to the bottom. On today’s plate, ableism. […]



The Final Recap

By • Aug 29th, 2013 • Category: Honors Thesis, language, Research

Now that the period of summer research is swiftly drawing to a close, it is time to reflect on the overall success of my proposal. I could have researched this same topic without a grant, but it would not have been nearly as rewarding for me as a lingu…



The Scandinavian Expedition: Week 1

By • May 22nd, 2013 • Category: Honors Thesis, language, Research

Although this week should mark my first week of actual Monroe research, I have already performed half of the interviews for my project. In April I visited Professor Golden at the Universitet i Oslo (University of Oslo) in Norway to conduct interviews o…



Abstract- “The Effects of Native Language versus Culture on the Successful Acquisition of English Phonology.”

By • Feb 26th, 2013 • Category: Honors Thesis, language, Research

My 2013 Monroe research project is titled “The Effects of Native Language versus Culture on the Successful Acquisition of English Phonology.” I will collect speech data from native speakers of Standard Østnorsk and Standard Spanish to investigate the effects of native language versus culture on the acquisition of English phonology. Norway has an English-integrated culture,… [Continue Reading]



Conclusion: Disappointment, Contentment, and Release

By • Aug 30th, 2012 • Category: Honors Thesis, language, Research

Hi again for the last time. The title of this post illustrates the natural progression of my feelings towards this project: at first I was disappointed, and then I managed to find a way to be content, and now I am releasing it all and letting go. Why d…



Abstract: On the Maintenance and Revitalization of Irish Gaelic

By • Mar 1st, 2012 • Category: Honors Thesis, language, Research

The purpose of this study is to evaluate and examine the effectiveness of the revitalization movement of the Irish Gaelic language in Ireland to both create awareness of this movement and determine how similar movements could be used to preserve other …



Abstract: On the Maintenance and Revitalization of Irish Gaelic

By • Mar 1st, 2012 • Category: Honors Thesis, language, Research

The purpose of this study is to evaluate and examine the effectiveness of the revitalization movement of the Irish Gaelic language in Ireland to both create awareness of this movement and determine how similar movements could be used to preserve other …



Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

By • Nov 30th, 2008 • Category: Hamlet, Honors Thesis, language, Research, Shakespeare

What with the holidays and end-of-the-semester work loads, it’s been some time since I updated on my reading – but I’m back on track, and at long last, I’ve arrived at the play that started it all, both for Stoppard and for me: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. Most people with any knowledge of Stoppard […]

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The Coast of Utopia

By • Nov 2nd, 2008 • Category: Honors Thesis, language, Research

The Coast of Utopia is unique for Stoppard in that, while other plays of his are often grouped together as companion plays, he has written no other trilogies, or even duologies; his other works are primarily stand-alone plays. Even something like Dogg’s Hamlet, Cahoot’s Macbeth, which is nearly always considered a pair of plays, consists […]



Dogg’s Hamlet, Cahoot’s Macbeth

By • Oct 16th, 2008 • Category: Hamlet, Honors Thesis, language, Research, Shakespeare

The prominent role of the play-within-a-play in Dogg’s Hamlet, Cahoot’s Macbeth immediately draws parallels to The Real Inspector Hound. Several traits in Cahoot especially recall Hound; namely, the Inspector, but also the blurring of action within the play-within-a-play – the action of Shakespeare’s Macbeth – and in the wings – or in this case, the […]