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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(2022-06-17) - ThesisThis thesis explores narratives of displacement from Donbas, Ukraine as a series of multispecies ruptures. Focusing on human-plant relations in oral histories of internally displaced persons (IDPs), it foregrounds ...
Irregular verbs in German, English and Swedish : vowel-consonant and consonant-vowel sequences, and the spling experiment (2022-06-17) - ThesisThe research embodied in this thesis is based on Saussurean structuralism, Beedham's 'method of exceptions and their correlations', corpus linguistics, Bybee & Moder's spling experiments and work on irregular verbs by ...
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(2023-06-16) - ThesisThis interdisciplinary thesis is based on six months of multi-sited fieldwork with the Machine Gun Corps Old Comrades’ Association (MGC/OCA) in the UK and Voices for Creative NonViolence (VCNV) in the UK and the US, and ...
(2022-06-17) - ThesisThis thesis studies Paul Valéry's idea of literary practice and how it relates to the political. To this end, it explores his engagement with the myths of Narcissus and Faust. Valéry is a thinker who contemplates the ...