Linguistics Department

Undergraduate Students Jailyn Peña and Marcus Martinez awarded Rapoport-King Thesis Scholarships

Thu, October 19, 2017
Undergraduate Students Jailyn Peña and Marcus Martinez awarded Rapoport-King Thesis Scholarships
Jailyn Peña and Marcus Martinez

Congratulations to Linguistics majors Jailyn Peña and Marcus Martinez! They have each been awarded Rapoport-King Thesis Scholarships by the College of Liberal Arts. These scholarships will assist Jailyn and Marcus in completing their undergraduate honors theses over the course of the academic year.

Jailyn’s thesis is entitled "Clear Speech Enhancement by Beginner and Advanced Level Late Learners of Korean.” In her project, she will examine the magnitude and direction of clear speech modifications for Korean vowels between learners of Korean and native speakers of Korean. Jailyn is working with Associate Professor Rajka Smiljanic.

Marcus’s thesis is entitle: "Pun Comprehension in Native Spanish-English Bilinguals.” He's looking at how native Spanish-English bilingualism is related to a person’s ability to comprehend humor/puns. Marcus is being advised by Associate Professor David Quinto-Pozos. 

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