Graduate theses and manuscripts
Graduate CCLAS research (Child Speech) at Memorial University
Updated November 27, 2014
- Bryant, Kayla. MA thesis. 2013. "The Development of Segmental Phonology in a Mixed Language Environment: A Case Study from Northern East Cree"
- Johansson, Sara. MA thesis. 2012. "Learning words before learning grammar: A case study of passives and unaccusativity in Northern East Cree first language acquisition"
- Terry, Kevin. MA thesis. 2010. "The Emergence of Intransitive Verb Inflection in Northern East Cree: A Case Study"
- Thorburn, Jennifer. Ph.D comprehensive paper. 2010. "On the acquisition of segments and syllable types: A case study of a first-language learner of Northern East Cree"
- Swain, Erin. MA thesis. 2008. "The Acquisition of Stress in Northern East Cree: A Case Study"
- Pile, Stephanie. MA thesis, "Codemixing in Cree child and child-directed speech" (in progress)
Graduate CCLAS research on Northern East Cree adult grammar
- O'Neill, Katharine. MA thesis. 2013. "A phonetic study of empty-headed syllables in Northern East Cree"
- Knee, Sarah. Ph.D comprehensive paper. 2012. "Vowel devocalization in Northern East Cree"
Graduate students and data processing projects
- Erica Woolridge (Ph.D. candidate), June 2013 (ongoing) CCLAS Project Manager; Dec 2012 - June 2014, participant in CCLAS project to create a Resonance Screening Tool for speakers of Northern East Cree. This resource was created in collaboration with Caroline Erdos and Lisa Massaro of the McGill University Health Centre, Montreal Children’s Hospital.
- Brittany Sobol (MA candidate), Summer 2013. Coding of child speech and child-directed Speech to investigate the nature of argument realization and major constituent ordering in Cree".
- Kelly Burkinshaw, MA Linguistics, Jan-Dec 2013. Database organization.
- Lana Williams, MA Linguistics, Sept 2010-March 2011, Coding Cree demonstratives in Child Speech.
- David Bowden, MA Linguistics, Sept 2008-Dec 2009, Annotation/transcription of Child Speech translations and target forms.
CCLAS gratefully acknowledges SSHRC funding which has enabled us to provide two MA CCLAS felllowships, awarded to Kevin Terry (2008-2009) and Sara Johansson (2011-2012) to support them during the thesis-writing year of their program. This funding has also enabled CCLAS to provide training and mentorship to all of the graduate students whose personal research projects have taken Northern East Cree as their object of study.
Contact Julie Brittain for further details of CCLAS M.A. and Ph.D. fellowships.