Modern Languages Theses
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(University of St Andrews, 2001) - ThesisThis thesis compares two novels each by Nigerian writer Ben Okri and Moroccan writer Tahar Ben Jelloun. By examining apparently transformative moments in the lives of each protagonist, Azaro and Zahra, its principal aim ...
The German language and Reunification 1990 : the effect of emotion on the use of modal particles in East and West Berlin (2002) - ThesisThe thesis looks at the language of Germany before and after unification in 1990. In particular the language of the German Democratic Republic before the Wende is examined and the subsequent changes within it. Furthermore, ...
Genres instables : ludic performances of autofiction in the works of Catherine Cusset, Philippe Vilain, Chloé Delaume and Éric Chevillard (University of St Andrews, 2015-11-30) - ThesisAutofiction has been the subject of much critical investigation in France, yet little of this theory extends to contemporary texts. Furthermore, autofictional theory has, until now, neglected the study of ludic performance ...
(1987) - ThesisAs the title indicates, this thesis is concerned with a thorough investigation of the "phonematic", "phonotactic" and "para-phonotactic" sub-systems of Southern Standard British English from the view-point of the theory ...