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Prize-winning Theses

2013

John Purvis Prize for best Cognitive Science thesis
Leyla Tarhan, Emotional Faces and Cognition: The Effects of Ekman's Facial Action Task on Memory [pdf]

Glass Linguistics Prize for best Linguistics thesis:
Martha Johnson, Aspects of Lubukusu Verbal Tonology

2012

John Purvis Prize for best Cognitive Science thesis
Joel Fishbein, Voltaire was forged, but more easily duped: Investigating the lexical access of polysemes [pdf]

Glass Linguistics Prize for best Linguistics thesis
Kristen Piepgrass, Pitch Accents for Presupposed Information in Russian Matrix Clauses

Karen Kossuth Linguistics Prize for most innovative Linguistics thesis
Arianna Schreiber, READ THIS! GET FREE PIZZA! An Ethnographic and Linguistic Investigation of a Liberal Arts College’s Email Subject Lines [pdf]

2011

Glass Linguistics Prize for best Linguistics thesis
Teresa Johnson, Les études à l'étranger et le développement d'une L2: Une analyse de prononciation employant la théorie de l'exemplaire [pdf]

Glass Linguistics Prize for best Linguistics Thesis
Sam Cunningham, Focus Sensitivity, Few, and Only: Why we need a new theory for NPIs

Karen Kossuth Linguistics Prize for most innovative Linguistics thesis
Adelina Solis, The Contemporary Esperanto Speech Community

2010

John Purvis Prize for best Cognitive Science thesis
Micah Johnson, Phonological Facilitation Through Translation in Tip of the Tongue Experiences of Spanish-English Bilinguals [pdf]

Glass Linguistics Prize for best Linguistics Thesis
Duncan Mayshark, Modality, Aspect, and Negation in Russian: A Minimalist Syntactic Analysis [pdf]

Karen Kossuth Linguistics Prize for most innovative Linguistics thesis
Ellie Chestnut, When I talk about a student, is it understood that he could be a girl? An analysis of on-line processing of generic pronouns [pdf]

2009

John Purvis Prize for best Cognitive Science thesis
Jeffrey Bye, Testing Models of English Past-tense Inflectional Morphology: Semiregular Patterns [pdf]

Glass Linguistics Prize for best Linguistics thesis
Jorie Koster-Moeller, The Syntax and Semantics of Modified Concealed Questions [pdf]
Jamie Low, Issues in Rendaku: Solving the Nasal Paradox and Reevaluating Current Theories of Sequential Voicing in Japanese [pdf]

Karen Kossuth Prize for most innovative Linguistics thesis
Maile Yeats, Single Event Probabilities [pdf]

2008

John Purvis Prize for best Cognitive Science thesis
Robert Piller, Cerebral Specialization During Lucid Dreaming: a Right Hemisphere Hypothesis [pdf]
Elisa Rosa, The Impact of Aging on Emotion in Language Production [pdf]

Glass Linguistics Prize for best Linguistics thesis
Laura McPherson, A Descriptive and Theoretical Account of Luganda Verbal Morphology

Karen Kossuth Prize for most innovative Linguistics thesis
Elizabeth Hamilton, Trans Tactics: Gender Construction by Transgender Speakers of American English [pdf]

2007

John Purvis Prize for best Cognitive Science thesis
Stephen Conn, Critiquing Findings of Depressive Realism in Contingency Judgment Tasks: Examining the Effects of Outsome Density and Response Rate [pdf]

Glass Linguistics Prize for best Linguistics thesis
Hannah Pick, Mexican-American Chicago English (MACE): a Case Study of Four Speakers [pdf]