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  • Smyrl, Laura Michelle Money (San Francisco State University, 2018)
    This study uses Catharine Maria Sedgwick’s 1827 novel, Hope Leslie, Or, Early Times in the Massachusetts, to explore the genre of early American literature that critic Beverly Voloshin has characterized as “female ...
  • Sim, Heejung (San Francisco State University, 2018)
    This thesis examines William Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury (1929) and Absalom, Absalom! (1936) and his use of the complex relationship between time and myth as a social critique of the Old South. In this thesis, I ...
  • Miller, Wilson Joseph (San Francisco State University, 2017)
    Grammaticalization theory is used to analyze language change cross-linguistically and in historical linguistics as lexical items move from open class content to closed class functional words. With natural language as the ...
  • LaRose, Meagan M. (San Francisco State University, 2017)
    Evidentiality marking (i.e. surely... I think... seems like...) in English is relatively understudied (Bednarek, 2006:635), and research conducted has largely considered standardized dialects in the United States and ...
  • Lannan, Ryann Mackenzie (San Francisco State University, 2018)
    My thesis analyzes the construction of history and identity in the pop-culture television show Xena: Warrior Princess ( XWP). I argue that the implicit allegory of XWP that history and identity exist as interpretable and ...