Amy J. Schafer
Professor of Linguistics
Yukie Hara, 2014. Ph.D. Dissertation: Sentence Comprehension of Event Structure in English and Japanese: An Evaluation of the Interaction between Grammatical Aspect and Lexical Aspect. First position: Project Associate Fellow, Ochanomizu University. Current position: Specially Appointed Lecturer, Center for International Affairs, Nanzan University.
Heeyeon Dennison, 2010. Ph.D. Dissertation: Processing Implied Meaning through Contrastive Prosody. [Soundfiles] This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0921696. First & current position: Defense Language Institute.
Manami Sato, 2010. Ph.D. Dissertation: Message in the "Body": Effects of Simulation in Sentence Production. This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0950290. First position: Postdoctoral researcher at Hiroshima University. Current position: Associate Professor, Department of British and English Language and Culture, Okinawa International University.
Kyuseek Hwang Jackson, 2008. Ph.D. Dissertation: The Effect of Information Structure on Korean Scrambling. (Co-chair with William O'Grady.) First position: Instructor at Kapiolani Community College. Current position: Instructor of Korean, Honolulu.
Aya Inoue, 2008. Ph.D. Dissertation: Copula Variability in Hawai‘i Creole Continuum. (Co-chair with Jeff Siegel; supervision led by Andrew Wong.) First position: Researcher at the Charlene Sato Center for Pidgin, Creole and Dialect Studies. Current position: Associate Professor, Music Department, Aichi University of Arts.
Annie Tremblay, 2007, Second Language Studies, Ph.D. Dissertation: Bridging the Gap between Theoretical Linguistics and Psycholinguistics in L2 Phonology: Acquisition and Processing of English Word Stress by French Canadian L2 Learners. (Co-chair with Bonnie Schwartz.) First position: Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois. Current position: Associate Professor, Linguistics, University of Kansas.
Hyekyung Hwang, 2007. Ph.D. Dissertation: Prosodic Phrasing in Sentence Comprehension: Evidence from Native English Speakers and Native Korean-speaking Second Language Learners of English. First position: Postdoctoral researcher at McGill University.
Michiko Nakamura, 2003. Ph.D. Dissertation: Processing of multiple filler-gap dependencies in Japanese. (Co-chair with William O'Grady.) First position: Postdoc at Nara Institute of Science and Technology. Current position: Associate Professor, School of Systems Information Science, Future University Hakodate, Japan.
Ph.D. committee member for: Hyunwoo Kim (SLS), Jarrod Brown (Philosophy), Yunchuan Chen (EALL), Aya Takeda (SLS), Brad Rentz (2018), Jonny Kim (2018), Mari Miyao (2017, SLS), Kelly Lin (2016, SLS), Zhijun Wen (2015, SLS), Daniel Jackson (2013, SLS), Carl Polley (2012), Nian Liu (2012), Apay Tang (2011), Soyoung Kim (2011), Kaori Ueki (2011), Hunter Hatfield (2010), Hye-Young Kwak (2010), Sunyoung Lee (2009), Kyung Sook Shin (2007), Barbara Schulz (2006, SLS), Hi-Sun Kim (2005, EALL), Tomoko Kozasa (2005), Napasri Timyam (2005), P. J. Seymour (2004, Speech-Language-Hearing, U. Kansas).
Amber Camp, 2016. Final Project: Perception of lexical tones across intonational contexts in Thai. Now a Ph.D. student, U. of Hawaii Linguistics.
A. L. Blake, 2016. Final Project: Word order choices in Tagalog. Now a Ph.D. student, U. of Hawaii Linguistics.
Dillon Smith, 2016. Final Project: Yes/no question intonational contours in speakers of Hawaii English and continental English. Now a Ph.D. student in linguistics, U. of Indiana.
Sunju Kim, 2013. Final Project: Adverb scope and prosodic phrasing in Korean. Now a college-level language teacher in Korea.
Ryan Bungard, 2010. Final Project: Effects of NP-type in the Processing of Japanese Embedded Complement Sentences. Now an application developer, Carnegie Mellon University.
Kathleen Looby, 2010. Final Project: Wait "for" it: A case study of syntactic borrowing from English to Maori.
Julia Wieting, 2010. M.A. Thesis: The Effect of Repeated Measures on Bilingual Lexical Access. Now a Ph.D. student in English, University of Hawaii - Manoa.
Bodo Winter, 2010. Final Project: Robustness as a design feature of language. Ph.D. in Cognitive and Information Sciences, 2016, UC-Merced. Now a Lecturer in cognitive linguistics at the U. of Birmingham, UK.
Katherine R. Perdue, 2009. Final Project: The teaching of linguistic register through pronouns in Thai. Current position: Assistant Systems Librarian, University of Mary Washington.
Jaehoon Jeong, 2007. Final Project: The Role of Prosodic Boundaries in the Comprehension of Korean Pseudocleft Sentences.
Julie Hilliard, 1998. Speech-Language Pathology, University of Kansas. M.A. Thesis: The Perception of Lexical Stress in Auditory Word Recognition. (Co-chair with Shari Speer and Kim Wilcox.)
M.A. Committee member for: Mari Miyao (2007, SLS), Aya Takeda (2006, SLS), Akira Omaki (2005, SLS), Amanda Jones (2001, UCLA).
Ivana Matson, 2017. Honors thesis: Accommodation in instant messaging. Now an M.A. student in linguistics, U. of Colorado.