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Brown, Jennifer Lauren – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This case study investigates the selection of partner institutions for international joint degree programs at the graduate level utilizing Knight's (2008) challenges to the development of such partnerships which are: Academic Alignment, Mobility and Language concerns, and Recognition and Legitimacy concerns. This study focuses on the criteria used…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Study, Partnerships in Education, Colleges
Schenker, Theresa – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This dissertation explores the effects of a cross-cultural, cross-lingual virtual exchange on students' foreign language skills and intercultural competence. Specifically, the dissertation investigates the effects of students' participation in a twelve-week telecollaborative exchange on their use of syntactic complexity in foreign language writing…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Student Participation, Telecommunications, Second Language Learning
Garley, Matthew E. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The influence of English on German has been an ongoing subject of intense popular and academic interest in the German sphere. In order to better understand this language contact situation, this research project investigates anglicisms--instances of English language material in a German language context--in the German hip hop community, where the…
Descriptors: Music, German, Computational Linguistics, Ethnography