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An analysis of storytelling With Emphasis on the Role Played by Stories in Life
This thesis is about the role that stories and storytelling play in human life. In it, I look at the historical and biological origins of the storytelling practice, the elements that go into the construction of stories to ...
The role of lexical tone in L2 Mandarin spoken word recognition
The thesis consists of two experimental studies, each of which investigates how Mandarin lexical tone is processed by both native speakers and English learners of Mandarin. The first experiment was an auditory lexical ...
Fallen eloquence: Mannerist aesthetics in twentieth-century American literature
"Fallen Eloquence: Mannerist Aesthetics in Modern American Literature" explores how rhetorical excess underwrites both the aesthetic power and the claims to authority made by a key genealogy of American writers including ...