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Theses and Dissertations Spring 2009 to present

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This collection contains theses and dissertations of graduate students of the University of Alberta submitted since Spring 2009. Documents are added to this collection through the review process required for convocation for current students.

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  1. The language and literacy practices of English-Chinese bilingual students in Western Canada

    by Sun, Miao

    In a rapidly globalizing world, bilingualism and biliteracy become important assets. It is widely recognized that full and...

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  2. Language attitudes and opportunities for speaking a minority language: what lies ahead for Ozelonacaxtla Totonac?

    by McGraw, Rachel

    The present research describes the sociolinguistic situation in the minority indigenous community of San Juan Ozelonacaxtla...

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  3. Language learning in pubs, tea rooms and other non-formal settings

    by Mannette, Antonia

    This thesis examines the learning of Manx Gaelic by adults in non-formal settings on the Isle of Man. Using a participant...

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  4. Large Black Holes in the Randall-Sundrum II Model

    by Yaghoobpour Tari, Shima

    The Einstein equation with a negative cosmological constant \lambda in the five dimensions for the Randall-Sundrum II model,...

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  5. A large deletion virus reveals the presence of previously uncharacterized vaccinia virus inhibitors of NF-kB signaling

    by Fagan-Garcia, Katharine

    The classical Nuclear Factor kappa B (NF-κB) signaling pathway is an important regulator of inflammation and innate immune...

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  6. Large Scale ULF Waves and Energetic Particles in the Earth's Magnetosphere

    by Lee, Eun Ah

    In this thesis we examine the generation mechanisms of Pc 5 ULF waves during geomagnetic storms. Also, we study the interaction...

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  7. Large-scale Characterization Of Intrinsic Disorder And High-throughput Prediction Of RNA, DNA and Protein Binding Mediated By Intrinsic Disorder

    by Peng, Zhenling

    Intrinsically disordered proteins lack stable 3D structures in vivo, are functionally important, and are very common in nature....

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  8. Large-Scale Real-Time Electromagnetic Transient Simulation of Power Systems Using Hardware Emulation on FPGAs

    by Chen, Yuan

    This thesis describes how FPGAs can be used for realizing real-time electromagnetic transient simulation of large-scale power...

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  9. Large-scale semi-supervised learning for natural language processing

    by Bergsma, Shane A

    Natural Language Processing (NLP) develops computational approaches to processing language data. Supervised machine learning...

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  10. Laser Ablation Laser Induced Fluorescence for the Sensitive Detection of Heavy Metals in Water

    by Godwal, Yogesh

    Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy LIBS is a fast non-contact technique for the analysis of the elemental composition using...

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  11. Laser acceleration of MeV to GeV electrons

    by Vafaei-Najafabadi, Navid

    In this thesis electron generation is studied via laser plasma interaction known as laser wakefield acceleration in two regimes...

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  12. Laser based acceleration of charged particles

    by Popov, Konstantin

    In this Thesis, two problems were studied: a direct vacuum acceleration of electrons by a tightly focused ultrashort relativistic...

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  13. Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy for Microanalysis of Surfaces

    by Banerjee, Shyama P

    The utilization of Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) as a potential material characterization technique has been...

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  14. Late Cretaceous Euselachians from the Northern Region of the Western Interior Seaway

    by Cook, Todd

    Canadian deposits yielding marine euselachian (shark and ray) remains from the Western Interior Seaway, an epicontinental...

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  15. Later Stone Age and Iron Age Human Remains from Mlambalasi, Southern Tanzania

    by Sawchuk, Elizabeth A.

    The Mlambalasi Rock Shelter in the Iringa Region of southern Tanzania has a rich archaeological record that spans the Later...

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  16. Lateral resolution in laser induced forward transfer

    by Wang, Qing

    In this thesis the lateral resolution limits of the Laser Induced Forward Transfer (LIFT) technique are being investigated....

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  17. Latino Immigrant Parents in Canada: Experiences and Adjustment to raising Children in the Absence of the Extended Family

    by Ansion, Mariel

    The Latino population in Canada has been increasing during the past decade accounting for 11% of newcomers in 2011. One of...

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  18. Laughing Matters: Micro-Resistance to Gendered Rationality

    by Douglas, Emily R.

    Since the 1980s, many feminist philosophers have pointed out the association of masculinity and maleness with reason and...

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  19. The laughing storyteller: metafolklore about the origins of mummers' plays

    by Levitt, Mathew

    There are a great number of stories told about the English folkplay tradition known as “mummers’ plays.” These stories, told...

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  20. Law and Politics in the South China Sea: Assessing the Role of UNCLOS in Ocean Dispute Settlement

    by Hong, Nong

    This dissertation evaluates the applicability and effectiveness of the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea...

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