Academic Excellence Showcase –

English, Writing, & Linguistics

2018 PRESENTATIONS:

Faculty Sponsor: Kit Andrews

Wuthering Heights: A Study of Character and Boundaries by Erin Roan, Natalie Sassaman, and Chelsie Ward-Sowards

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Faculty Sponsor: David Hargreaves

Metaphor: a Cognitive View And a Contextualist View by Justin Nelson

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Faculty Sponsor: Henry Hughes

Wreckreational Fishing by Eric Frey

The Dangers, Risks, and Joys of Being Young by Kaitlin Boyer

Selected Poems by Madeleine Hannah

“The Neighborhood is Changing” and Other Poems by Maria Cabrales

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Faculty Sponsor: Marjory Lange

Charles Dickens’ Corruption and Idealization Personified by Ellie Phillips

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Faculty Sponsor: Cornelia Paraskevas

the Writer as Filmmaker: a Linguistic Analysisby Justin Nelson

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Faculty Sponsor: Robert Troyer

Case Study of an ESL Learner’s Writing Complexity Progression by Alexander Holmberg

Motivation Over Time: Learning English as a Second Language by Madeleine Hannah

Second Language Anxiety and How to Manage It by Noah Nieves Driver

Avoidance Strategies in English Second Language Learners by Kristin Norman

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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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