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ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE SHOWCASE — English, Writing, & Linguistics

2017 PRESENTATIONS:

Faculty Sponsor: Tandy Tillinghast-Voit

Heretics or Scientists: The Martyrs of Truth by Zachary Mckinster

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Faculty Sponsor: Cornelia Paraskevas

A Linguistic Approach to Analyzing Resumes by Courtney Royer

Speaking in Tongues: How Translators Use the Language of the People by Daniel Thom

Linguistic Properties of Emojis and Punctuation in Text Messaging by Sydney Culpepper

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Faculty Sponsor: David Hargreaves

Etymology of Fact: What Exactly is an ‘Alternative Fact?’ by Tessa Stufflebeem

The Power of Words: An Etymological History of ‘Wife.’ by Kristine Eck

A Grave Presentation: The History of the Word, ‘Grave.’ by Rachel Gries

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Faculty Sponsor: Rob Troyer

A Corpus-Based Comparison of College Argumentation Essays Written By American and Chinese Learners of English by Yan Yan

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Faculty Sponsor: Kit Andrews

Heathcliff, Hareton, and the Hounds by Victoria Webb

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Faculty Sponsor: Henry Hughes

The Cloud-Colored Leopard–an Essay by Ericka Fitzpatrick

A Reading of Poems Related to Religion, Relationships and Womanhood by Amalia Morse

A Reading of Poetry Related to Love, Health, and Snails by Carlin Ables

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2016 PRESENTATIONS:

Faculty Sponsor: Robert Troyer

Just a/the Presentation: Exploring the Connection Between Words And Grammar by Daniel Thom

Max Norr: Writing Over Time by Rachel Gries

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Faculty Sponsor: Uma Shrestha

Vocal Fry as a Marker of Modern Feminine Identity by Alissa McAlpine

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Faculty Sponsor: Cornelia Paraskevas

A Recipe For Success: Understanding New Genres From the Inside Out by Daniel Thom

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2015 PRESENTATIONS:
Faculty Sponsor: Christine Harvey-Horning

The American Dream Quintet by Brandy Balas, Megan Clark, Brianda Gutierrez, Danielle Hannan, and Taylor Schnell

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Faculty Sponsor: Katherine Schmidt

Excerpt from The Magnum Opus (fiction) by Jesse Sutter

Excerpt from The Price of a Gem (fiction) by Sarah Celia Funk

Myth Files: The Hunt for Writersquatch (digital composition) by Megan Clark, Elizabeth Lowry, and Bridget Rogers

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Faculty Sponsor: Uma Shrestha

The Many Ways We Introduce Direct Quotations by Chelsea Hunt

A Cool, Awesome, Great Sociolinguistic Analysis of Adjectival Word Choice by Caitlin Arthur

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Faculty Sponsor: David Hargreaves

Do You See What I Mean? An Introduction to Conceptual Metaphors by Daniel Thom

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Faculty Sponsor: Joshua Daniels

Admiring Light on a Sunny Day by Erika Fitzpatrick

Representations of Jack Kerouac’s Big Sur by Bridget Rogers

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2014 PRESENTATIONS: HWC 205

 

Faculty Sponsor: Christine Harvey Horning

Growing from Tragedy by Emily Trubit

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Faculty Sponsor: Katherine Schmidt

Presentation and Excerpts from Flight (short fiction) by Kris Curtis-Barney

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Faculty Sponsor: Cornelia Paraskevas

Prestige Forms: Hypercorrection and Self-Reported Linguistic Competence in College Students by Peter Carrillo and Amelia Liggett

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Faculty Sponsor: Katherine Schmidt

Flash Fiction by Chelsea Hunt, Rachael Jackson, Heather Sanderson, and Matthew Verley

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Faculty Sponsor: Justin Lewis

Digital Identity by Dana Houston Jackson

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Faculty Sponsor: Christine Harvey Horning

Rise of African American Mythos by Frank Asay

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Faculty Sponsor: Rob Troyer

African American English and Linguistic Ideology in To Kill a Mockingbird by Cassandra Falling

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Faculty Sponsor: Gavin Keulks

First Place Winner of the Meyer Prize Excellence in Literature: Faulkner’s Fundamental Morality by Katurah Hein

 


2013 PRESENTATIONS: HWC 205

Faculty Sponsor: Christine Harvey Horning

Works Cited by Elijah Carrillo

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Faculty Sponsor: David Hargreaves

Linguistic Properties of ASL by Ami Ruda and Abigail Roeder

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Faculty Sponsor: Robert Troyer

Noun Modifiers in Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor by Emily Ward

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Faculty Sponsor: Katherine Schmidt

Microfiction by Rosario Peralta Cortez, Sarah Jade Parrish, Rosiee Thormahlen, and Sophia Wellons

Writerly Success 101 (digital composition) by Matt Hakola, Danielle Hannan, and Miranda Warren

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Faculty Sponsor: Christine Harvey Horning

My Experience at the Undergraduate Northwest Conference on Literature by Amelia Liggett

 

2012 PRESENTATIONS: HL 107

 

 
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