As the culminating experience of our MA program, students work closely with a faculty mentor on a topic of their choice. Below are several examples from the last two years.
- Richard Barrett. Automatic Detection of Microaggressions.
- Jennifer Cannataro. Linguistic Analysis of Journalists’ Coverage of Female Politicians.
- Nicholas Falzarano. Perception and Production of Long Vowels.
- Uswatun Khasanah. Focus in Indonesian.
- Matthew Mulholland. Video Game Review Classification and Prediction System.
- Sayeed Naqibullah. Contact Linguistics and Bilingualism.
- Emily Olshefski. Event Annotation in Video Combat Games.
- Joanne Quinn. Lacking Vision: Insights into the Automatic Classification of Emotion in AMC’s The Walking Dead
- Rafaa Alfaouri. A Qualitative Analysis of the Misrepresentation of True Classroom Performance from ELL English Proficiency Scores.
- Tracy Fey. Latino Naming Patterns in New Jersey.
- Manali Pradhan. Syntactic Complexity in L1-Spanish L2-English Writing: Differences between ESL and EFL learners.
In addition to class projects, students also have the opportunity to pursue original research in an Independent Study and present their work at Montclair State University’s Student Research Symposium. At this year’s symposium, Senior Janel Brown will present her project “Vowels of Jamaican Creole (Patois) and Jamaican English.”