• Children's Silences in Mareeba Aboriginal English 

      Watts, Janet
      Published 2009-11-01
      This thesis examines the role of silence in conversations between teacher’s aides and 5-6 year old Indigenous Australian children at school. Recent studies of conversation among adult Aboriginal Australians have observed ...
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      Thesis, Honours
    • The diachronic evolution of directional constructions in Mandarin 

      McElvenny, James
      Published 2006-01-01
      This thesis investigates the diachronic evolution of directional constructions found in Mandarin and other modern varieties of Chinese. What I call directional constructions are usually called 'directional complements' ...
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      Thesis, Honours
    • Gender and codemixing in Hong Kong 

      Wong, Kwok-Lan Jamie
      Published 2006-01-01
      This paper investigates the relationship of gender and codemixing behaviour in Hong Kong. Data were obtained through the use of a questionnaire and a language diary experiment from 10 young women and 10 young men who had ...
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      Thesis, Honours
    • The Grammar of Nouns and Verbs in Whitesands, an Oceanic Language of Southern Vanuatu 

      Hammond, Jeremy
      Published 2010-01-14
      Whitesands is an under-described language of southern Vanuatu, and this thesis presents Whitesands-specific data based on primary in-situ field research. The thesis addresses the distinction of noun and verb word classes ...
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      Thesis, Honours
    • Intimacy, Power and Pleasure: The Linguistic Construction of Identity in Online Personal-ads for Casual Sex 

      Grover, Cameron
      Published 2015-05-12
      This thesis explores the linguistic construction of sexual identities in online personal-ads for male-male casual sex. Specifically, it will investigate how POSTERS of Craigslist advertisements for casual sex construct ...
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      Thesis, Honours
    • Knowledge and Multisemiosis in Undergraduate Physics 

      Doran, Yaegan
      Published 2010-01-01
      Physics is arguably the most fundamental of the sciences, yet many students disengage with it at a very early level. This thesis lays the groundwork to understanding why this is the case by using Systemic Functional theory ...
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    • The Language of Clinical Empathy 

      Watson, Olivia
      Published 2012-01-01
      This Honours thesis examines the language of clinical empathy in an attempt to broaden understanding of what constitutes effective communication in medicine. Linguistic theories of appraisal, affiliation and intonation are ...
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    • Let's Talk about Sex Education: A Corpus Linguistic Analysis of Advice Column Discourses 

      Carr, Georgia
      Published 2018-01-01
      This thesis examines sex education discourses in magazines in an attempt to understand how language helps uphold and/or challenge attitudes in sex education. Specifically, it investigates the advice columns of Dolly, an ...
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    • Loanword Adaptation: A study of some Australian Aboriginal Languages 

      McManus, Hope
      Published 2009-08-10
      This thesis is a case study of some aspects of the adaptation of English words in several Australian Aboriginal languages, including Martu Wangka, Gamilaraay and Warlpiri. I frame my analysis within Smith’s (to appear) ...
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    • A Longitudinal Study of Ngarrindjeri 

      Bannister, Corinne
      Published 2008-02-26
      This thesis aims to follow the changes that occur in Ngarrindjeri, a language from South Australia, over a period of 130 years. Over this period of time the speakers underwent great social and cultural change, with the ...
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    • Negative Evidence in Linguistics: The case of Wagiman Complex Predicates 

      Wilson, Aidan
      Published 2006-01-01
      In this thesis I will justify the use of negative forms of evidence as a permissible means of analysing grammatical constructions. I do this by presenting a test case, a grammatical construction that is not entirely ...
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      Thesis, Honours
    • Non-predicating adjectives: a semantic account 

      de Zwaan, Alan
      Published 2010-01-14
      This thesis provides a semantic account of non-predication in the adjectives of English. Particular attention is paid to adjectives that are only non-predicating when they modify certain types of nouns; both agentive nouns ...
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    • Prepositions and preverbs in Hellenistic Greek 

      Budd, Noella
      Published 2008-03-14
      This thesis traces the history of usage of a group of words (‘P-words’) that were adverbial particles in Proto-Indo-European and became in Greek, as in many other IE languages, both prepositions and verbal prefixes. It ...
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    • Psychotic victims: Risk, compassion and blame in mental health discourses 

      Moore, Rose
      Published 2008-01-11
      Recent theories of evaluative language, such as Appraisal theory, aim to use fine-grained qualitative analysis to look at the way social reality is constructed and reflected in text, and how we are aligned through the use ...
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      Thesis, Honours
    • The Semantics of ja and ye: Semantic variation in Marathi motion verbs 

      Ward, Nick
      Published 2010-02-05
      Ja and ye ('go' and 'come' respectively, from the Indian language Marathi) are first semantically examined as basic verbs of physical motion. Then instances which vary from this basic 'sense' of the words are analysed with ...
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      Thesis, Honours
    • Spatial Reference in Momu 

      Blake, Fiona
      Published 2007-01-01
      Spatial reference - how we communicate notions such as location, motion and direction - is an important area of current research. Recent studies involving detailed analysis of geographically and typologically diverse ...
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      Thesis, Honours
    • Syntactic Derivations of Samoan Predicates 

      Collins, James
      Published 2010-01-01
      This thesis gives a formal syntactic account of Samoan verbal classes. Samoan verbs may be divided into classes based on their observable syntactic behaviour (for example, case assignment, incorporation) or on their semantic ...
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      Thesis, Honours
    • Topic and focus in Ngardi 

      Honeyman, Tom
      Published 2005-10-21
      This paper examines the discourse pragmatics of the non- configurational (free word order) Australian language Ngardi. Ngardi is a Ngumbin language spoken by a small number of people east of the Kimberleys. I examine ...
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    • Typing friendship into being: vocatives in Facebook wall-to-wall conversations 

      Walkley, Amelia
      Published 2010-02-03
      Individuals may write themselves, their communities and their friendships into being on social network sites (Sundén 2003) (boyd 2008). That is, they write themselves into being by providing information about themselves ...
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      Thesis, Honours