Achievements

Linguistics students receiving certificates

 

ThesesAwards | Graduate Schools and Post-Bac Positions


Theses

2020 |2019 |2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010

2020

Talia Lang. You called her a what?! Experimental evidence for the expressive and descriptive dimensions of slurs (High honors). Advisor: Prof. Kristen Syrett

Matthew Loder. On what grounds? Information, authority and the use of wh-in-situ in French (Highest honors). Advisor: Prof. Viviane Déprez

Kathryn Slusarczyk. Can speakers recruit sound symbolic cues in novel Korean ideophones to distinguish manner of motion? (Highest honors) Advisor: Prof. Kristen Syrett

Ilana Torres. “Who’s” right: Accent and accuracy in assessments of object labels and instances of faultless disagreement (High honors). Advisor: Prof. Kristen Syrett

2019

Zachary Dau. The linguistic status of emojis (High honors). Advisor: Prof. Kristen Syrett

Zhe Shi. Vowel clustering algorithms applied on American Midland-South dialect (High honors). Advisor: Prof. Adam Jardine

2018

Zehra Husnain. Domain restriction with plural definite descriptions in child language (High honors). Advisor: Prof. Kristen Syrett (Linguistics)

Megan Kenny. Prosodic speech differences in university students who are and are not on the Autism spectrum. Advisors: Prof. Karin Stromswold (Psychology) and Prof. Paul de Lacy (Linguistics) (Interdisciplinary Honors thesis)

2017

Krysta Duquette. A comparison of the interpretation of definite plurals in L1 English, L1 French, and L2 French. Advisor: Viviane Déprez (Linguistics)

Anna Goldin. I suppose that I presuppose: An experimental investigation of factors affecting presupposition projection (High honors). Advisor: Prof. Kristen Syrett (Linguistics)

Sten Knutsen. Isolating the effect of the elusive verb stem vowel. Advisors: Prof. Karin Stromswold (Psychology) and Prof. Paul de Lacy (Linguistics)   (Interdisciplinary Honors thesis)

Laura Simon-Pearson. Assessing truth and knowledge: How children differ from adults in assessment of truth values and speaker knowledge (Highest honors). Advisor: Prof. Kristen Syrett (Linguistics)

Nicolaus Schrum. English was understood by the speaker: Passive sentence processing in non-native English speakers. Advisors: Prof. Karin Stromswold (Psychology) and Prof. Paul de Lacy (Linguistics)   (Interdisciplinary Honors thesis)

2016

Aldo Mayro. Locus and case of passive verb stem lengthening. Advisors: Prof. Karin Stromswold (Psychology) and Prof. Paul de Lacy (Linguistics) (Interdisciplinary Honors thesis)

Nicole Zarrillo. Morpho-syntactic vs. semantic (in)definiteness: Ranking and blocking effects in Russian and Brazilian Portuguese. Advisor: Prof. Veneeta Dayal (Linguistics)

2015

Emily Chen. The effects of differing phrase structures on Spanish-English code switching. Advisors: Prof. José Camacho and Prof. Liliana Sanchez. (Linguistics and Spanish and Portuguese)  (Interdisciplinary Honors thesis)

Melinh Lai. To kick or be kicked: Using acoustics as unconscious cues to the passive. Advisors: Prof. Karin Stromswold (Psychology) and Prof. Paul de Lacy (Linguistics) (Interdisciplinary Honors thesis)

Alexandra Nyman. The learnability of insertion and deletion. Advisor: Prof. Bruce Tesar (Linguistics)

Jessica Ray. Allophony and The Black Album: The linguistic and stylistic variation of Jay Z. Advisors: Prof. Paul de Lacy (Linguistics) and Prof. Becky Schulthies (Anthropology) (Interdisciplinary Honors thesis)

Jeremy Yeaton. The roles of context and prosody in disambiguating utterances with two negative expressions in French. Advisor: Prof. Viviane Déprez (Linguistics and French)

2014

Cara Feldscher. An OT analysis of Standard Mandarin Vowels. Advisors: Prof. Alan Prince (Linguistics) and Prof. Richard Simmons (Asian Languages and Cultures)

Timothy J Meo. Generating and Resolving Vague Color References. Advisors: Prof. Matthew Stone (Computer Science) and Prof. Roger Schwarzschild (Linguistics) (Interdisciplinary Honors thesis)

2013

Hannah Baker. An experimental investigation of the epistemic effect of the Spanish indefinite algún. Advisors: Prof. Kristen Syrett (Linguistics) and Liliana Sanchez (Spanish & Portuguese) (Interdisciplinary Honors thesis)

Michelle Marron. The effect of sound symbolism on gender cues in brand names. Advisor: Prof. Shigeto Kawahara (Linguistics)

2012

Taylor Lampton. A Case for Internal Movement of the Causative Verb Extension in Bantu Languages. Advisor: Prof. Ken Safir (Linguistics)

Kirsten Nisula. Perception of Auditory Cues for Sentence Disambiguation. (Psychology). Advisor: Prof. Kristen Syrett (Linguistics) and Prof. Julien Musolino (Psychology)

2011

Peter Fabian. Vowel alternations in Cuzco Quechua. Advisor: Prof. Akin Akinlabi (Linguistics) and Prof. Liliana Sánchez (Spanish & Portuguese)

Kelly Garvey. Testing the perceptibility of place of articulation of nasal and oral stops and the effect on assimilation. Advisor: Prof. Shigeto Kawahara (Linguistics)

Jesse Zymet. Parameters for Coordinative Compounding. Advisor: Prof. Mark Baker (Linguistics)

2010

Michael Opper. Morphophonology of Taiwan Hakka. Advisors: Prof. Paul de Lacy (Linguistics) and Prof. VanNess Simmons (Chinese).

 


Awards

Department of Linguistics Award for Academic Excellence
Awarded to a Linguistics major with the highest GPA in Linguistics, and who demonstrates overall academic excellence

Department of Linguistics Award for Research Excellence
Awarded to a Linguistics major who has demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in research and promise as a researcher

Robert Jeffers Memorial Award
Awarded to a Linguistics student in recognition of outstanding leadership and service in the Department of Linguistics

2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 20122011 | 2010 2009 2008 

2020

Victoria Gonzalez. Department of Linguistics Robert Jeffers Memorial Award

Matthew Loder. Henry Rutgers Scholar Award and Department of Linguistics Award for Academic Excellence

Alexandra Maris. Department of Linguistics Award for Academic Excellence

Kathryn Slusarczyk Henry Rutgers Scholar Award

lana Torres. Department of Linguistics Award for Research Excellence

2019

Karl Mulligan. Department of Linguistics Award for Academic Excellence

2018

Megan Kenny. Henry Rutgers Scholar Award and Department of Linguistics Award for Academic Excellence

Lindsey Lawrence. The Robert Jeffers Prize for Outstanding Contribution to the Linguistics Department

Alexandra Weitzner. The Robert Jeffers Prize for Outstanding Contribution to the Linguistics Department

2017

Rachel Gambacorta. The Robert Jeffers Prize for Outstanding Contribution to the Linguistics Department

Laura Simon-Pearson. Henry Rutgers Scholar Award and Department of Linguistics Award for Academic Excellence

Sten Knutsen. Henry Rutgers Scholar Award

2016

Marla Durand. The Robert Jeffers Prize for Outstanding Contribution to the Linguistics Department

Rella Firat. The Robert Jeffers Prize for Outstanding Contribution to the Linguistics Department

Jeremy Yeaton. Henry Rutgers Scholar Award and Department of Linguistics Award for Academic Excellence

2015

Emily Chen. Department of Linguistics Award for Academic Excellence

Melinh Lai. The Robert Jeffers Prize for Outstanding Contribution to the Linguistics Department

Alexandra Nyman. The Robert Jeffers Prize for Outstanding Contribution to the Linguistics Department

Jessica Ray. Department of Linguistics Award for Academic Excellence

2014

Timothy J. Meo. Department of Linguistics Award for Academic Excellence and The Robert Jeffers Prize for Outstanding Contribution to the Linguistics Department 

2013 

Jeffrey Adler. Department of Linguistics Award for Academic Excellence

Ariel Fremed. Department of Linguistics Award for Academic Excellence

Michelle Marron. The Robert Jeffers Prize for Outstanding Contribution to the Linguistics Department

2012

Taylor Lampton. Department of Linguistics Award for Academic Excellence and The Robert Jeffers Prize for Outstanding Contribution to the Linguistics Department

2011

Peter Fabian. Henry Rutgers Scholar Award.

Kelly Garvey. Henry Rutgers Scholar Award and the Department of Linguistics Award for Academic Excellence

Jesse Zymet. The Robert Jeffers Prize for Outstanding Contribution to the Linguistics Department

2010

Sophia Kao. Department of Linguistics Award for Academic Excellence

Michael Opper. Henry Rutgers Scholar Award and The Robert Jeffers Prize for Outstanding Contribution to the Linguistics Department

2009

Mathias Bullerman. The Robert Jeffers Prize for Outstanding Contribution to the Linguistics Department

Kaeli Ward. Department of Linguistics Award for Academic Excellence

2008

Monica Rodriguez. Department of Linguistics Award for Academic Excellence

Brian Smith. The Robert Jeffers Prize for Outstanding Contribution to the Linguistics Department

 


 

Graduate Schools and Post-Bac Positions

2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007

2020

Aneesa Ahmed: Montclair State University (MA in Speech-Language Pathology)

Jericho Bautista: New York Medical College (Masters, Speech Pathology)

Alexa Camano: Rutgers University (Masters of Applied Psychology)

Brianna Cardaci: Kean University (Masters, Speech Language Pathology)

Alexandra DiSanto: Monmouth University (Masters in Speech Language Pathology)

Victoria Gonzalez: Teachers College, Columbia University (M.S. in Communication Sciences & Disorders Program)

Julia Gu: Hofstra University (Masters in Forensic Linguistics)

Marija Landeka: Rutgers University, New Brunswick Graduate School of Education (Masters, ESL Education)

Neha Makwana: Montclair State University (Doctorate in Audiology)

Alexandra Maris: Researcher, Applied Physics Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University

Deena Matalkah: Seton Hall University (Masters in Speech Pathology)

Kathryn Slusarczyk: Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to South Korea

Eliran Sobel: Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem

Ilana Torres:  Hofstra University (MA in Forensic Linguistics)

Dana Weiss: New York University (MS in Communicative Sciences and Disorders)

2019

Zachary Dau: Montclair State University (MS in Computational Linguistics)

Michelle Goldberg: Hofstra University (MA in Forensic Linguistics)

Eunseo (Eunice) Hong: Teachers College, Columbia University (Masters in Communication Sciences and Disorders Program with a Bilingual Extension)

Gabrielle Manahan: Montclair State University (MA in Speech Language Pathology/ Communication Sciences and Disorders)

Karl Mulligan: Johns Hopkins University (Ph.D. in Cognitive Science)

Samantha Placanica: Kean University (MA in Speech-Language Pathology)

Nikki Popat: Montclair State University (MA in Speech-Language Pathology)

Geolenne Velasquez: William Patterson University (MS in Communication Disorders and Sciences)

2018

Munibah Ali: The University of Akron and Kent State University (AuD, Northeast Ohio AuD Consortium (NOAC))

Akari Armatas: University of Massachusetts, Amherst (Ph.D. in Linguistics)

Aida Bahrami: Columbia University Teachers College (Masters, Communication Science Disorders)

Jaime DePaola:  Rutgers Graduate School of Education (M.Ed.,)

Alyssa Dicker: Columbia University Teachers College (Masters, Communication Sciences and Disorders)

Jasmin Hernandez: Temple University (Masters, Speech Language Hearing Science Program)

Zehra Husnain: Northeastern University (Masters, Speech-Language Pathology)

Megan Kenny: Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Ecuador.

Joanna Leonardo: Rutgers Graduate School of Education (M.Ed.)

Jonathan Manczur: City University of New York Graduate Center ( Masters)

Hope McGraw: Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Taiwan.

Katherine Moretti: Editorial internship, Oxford University Press.

Alexandra Nappi: Paraprofessional Speech Therapist Assistant.

Alexandra Nyman: University of Massachusetts, Amherst (Ph.D. in Linguistics)

Rebecca Uuong: Rutgers Graduate School of Education (M.Ed.)

Alexandra Weitzner: Montclair State University, Speech-Language Pathology (Masters)

 

2017

Kimberly Boscodoss: Boston University (MA in Speech Pathology)

Alexa Chirichella: Seton Hall University (MS in Speech Language Pathology)

Krysta Duquette: Researcher, Moss Rehab Research Institute

Ethella Frukhtman: University of Central Florida (MA in Speech Pathology)

Rachel Gambacorta: Seton Hall University (MS in Speech-Language Pathology)

Anna Goldin: Data analyst, Aramark, Philadelphia, PA

Meredith Hudson: Montclair State University (MA in Speech-Language Pathology)

Sten Knutsen: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - New Brunswick (Ph.D. in Psychology)

Stephanie Parada: Monmouth University (MS in Education in Speech Language Pathology)

Nicolaus Schrum: University of Connecticut (Ph.D. in Linguistics)

Laura Simon-Pearson: Research Assistant, Memory Disorders Clinic, Columbia University Medical Center

Michelle Terlovsky: Montclair State University (MA in Speech-Language Pathology)

2016

Meagan Bethavas: California State University Long Beach (MA in Linguistics)

Tatiana Bereznikova: Temple University (MA in Speech-Language-Hearing)

Caitlin Celendano: Seton Hall University (MS in Speech Pathology)

Vanessa Cruz: Montclair State University (MA in Speech-Language Pathology)

Rebecca Du: Rutgers University Graduate School of Education (M.Ed. in Elementary and Special Education)

Marla Durand: Montclair State University (Ph.D. in Audiology)

Kathleen Farago: Adelphi University (MS in Communication Disorders: Speech-Language Pathology)

Rella Firat: Montclair State University (MA in Speech-Language Pathology)

Aldo Mayro: University of California, Los Angeles (Ph.D. in Linguistics)

Joe Munson: Montclair State University (MA in Speech-Language Pathology)

Hernan Ramos: Rutgers University - Newark (MFA in Poetry)

Nicole Zarrillo: Kean University (MA in Speech Pathology)

Rachel Zilberman: Syracuse University (MS in Speech Pathology)

2015

Shannon Gravatt: Portland State University (Masters in Speech and Hearing Sciences)

Jessica Ray: University of Arizona (Dual program in Anthropology and Linguistics)

Veronica Tomie: Montclair State University (Speech Pathology)

Mandy Wang: Boston University (Law School)

Jeremy Yeaton: Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship, Bulgaria

2014

Kaitlyn Dunn: Montclair State University (Speech Pathology)

Brieanna Durso: Montclair State University (Speech Pathology)

Cara Feldscher: Michigan State University (Ph.D. in Linguistics) 

Christina Germak: Boston College (Masters Program in Theology and Ministry)

Siobhan McLaughlin: Kean University (Speech Pathology)

Allison Swick: Montclair State University (Speech Pathology)

2013

Hannah Baker: Boston University (MA in Applied Linguistics)

Stephanie Buco: Boston University (MA in Speech Pathology)

Kelly Garvey: Boston University (Speech Pathology)

Chris Kish: University of Cincinnati (Audiology)

Stephen Klimashousky: Emerson College (Speech Pathology)

Michelle Marron: Columbia University (Speech Pathology)

Lara Martin: Carnegie Mellon (Computer Science)

Melanie Pangilinan: Montclair State University (Speech Pathology)

2012

Nicholas Angelides: Oxford University (MA in Linguistics), University of California – Berkeley (Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience)

Maxwell Kramer: Syracuse University (MA in Linguistics)

Taylor Lampton: University of Delaware (Ph.D. in Linguistics)

Rachel Leslie: Rutgers University - Newark (MBA, Professional Accounting)

Meghan McCartney - Rutgers Graduate School of Education (Education and ESL Certification)

Mike Ortega: Rutgers University – Newark (Law School)

Kristen Starcher: Salus University (MA in Speech Pathology)

Francesca Venezia: Georgetown University (Linguistics)

Jesse Zymet: University of California, Los Angeles (Ph.D. in Linguistics)

2011

Lindsey Charbonneau: University of Indiana at Bloomington (Speech Pathology)

Peter Fabian: University of California, Santa Cruz (Linguistics)

Kristen Matos: Kean University (Speech-Language Pathology)

Georgia Simon: University of Massachusetts – Amherst (Ph.D. in Linguistics)

Kelly Garvey: Researcher, Moss Rehab Research Institute

2010

Brian Chen: University of Memphis (Ph.D. in Audiology)

Lara Greenberg: Boston University (Ph.D. in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences)

Shanna Lichtman: Loyola College (MD in Speech-Language Pathology)

Sophia Kao: State University of New York, Stony Brook (Ph.D. in Linguistics)

Michael Opper: University of Michigan (Linguistics)

Allan Schwade: University of California, Santa Cruz (Ph.D. in Linguistics)