Modern Languages Theses
St Andrews has a long-standing reputation in particular for research in French, German, Italian, Russian and Hispanic Studies, and has expanded its interests to include Arabic, Persian and Comparative Literature. We also have a number of research institutes which allow colleagues with shared interests in different departments to work on research projects together. In addition to these concentrations, with their respective areas of interest covering a wealth of disciplines which include world literature, linguistics, cinema, history, gender, identity studies, and comparative literature.
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(2022-11-30) - ThesisThis thesis examines the multiple linguistic and social factors that condition dialect acquisition in second-language speakers of English living in Bradford, UK. More specifically, it provides a quantitative analysis of ...
(2021-12-01) - ThesisFederico García Lorca (1898-1936) boasts a rich textual afterlife through translation. Thus far, academic research has largely neglected the study of the translated texts themselves, particularly the repeated renderings ...
The linguistic construction of heroes and villains in the English-language press of Malawi : from totalitarianism to democracy, 1964-2012 (2016-02-01) - ThesisUsing the conceptual metaphors of ‘hero’ and ‘villain’, the study argues that identities of Malawian presidents are not objective socio-constructs but dependent on political systems and newspaper ideology. Anchored ...
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(2020-07-30) - ThesisThis thesis examines the retranslation and recreation of Hamlet in Germany in the twentieth and the early twenty-first century by studying the interrelationship of translation studies, adaptation studies and reception ...