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Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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What's New Pussyhat? Men, Feminism, and Social Identity, Rachel Lee Crist

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Framing Race and Blame in the Media: A Case Study on the Chapel Hill Shooting, Sara Abdullatif Galadari

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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"First"-Matters: Projecting the Displacement of Responses to Questions in the Context of Presidential Primary-Campaign Debates, Kristella Marie Montiegel

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Influence of the Presidential Inaugural Address on Audience Perceptions of Candidate Image and the State of the Nation, Kyle Alexander Rush

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Newspaper Construction of Homelessness in Western United States Cities, Charlie Allan Sheese

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Investigating Cable: the Potential and Actual Value of PEG & Franchise Fees, Duncan Chaz Stewart

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Gender Bias and the Evaluation of Players: Voice and Gender in Narrated Gameplay Videos, Robin April Crowell

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Is Scholarship Advancing?: An Analysis of Fifteen Years of Framing Research, Joseph Zachary Provencher

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Narratives of Native American Women and Tribal Courts: the Framing of the Violence Against Women Act of 2013 in Mainstream, Native American, and Tribal Press Coverage, Alesha Marie Sangster

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A Relevance Rule Organizing Responsive Behavior During Projectably Multi-Unit Tellings, Anri Zama

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Metaphorical Framing of Obesity, Ryan Paul Hofer

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Inspiring Action: Measuring the Effect of Motivational Frames on Social Movement Mobilization, Rebecca Louise Smith

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Discursive Security: F.B.I. Stings and the Nature of Peace, Adam Testerman

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Check-In Frequency with Friends on Location-Based Social Networks: A Look at Homophily and Relational Closeness, Jacqueline H. Vo

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Insights into the Mental Imagery and Gestural Awareness of Representational Gestures Produced in Everyday Talk: An Exploratory Study of Using Participants' Comments as Data, Sue M. Wendel

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Peer Conversations about Inter-racial and Inter-ethnic Friendships, Lana Lee Buckholz

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Black and Blue and Read All Over: News Framing and the Coverage of Crime, Kalistah Quilla Cosand

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Elaborating Patient Agency in Breast-Cancer Care: A Grounded Theoretical Analysis of Patients Asserting Treatment Preferences, Rachel Sofia Erdman

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Exploring Communicative Aspects of Client Satisfaction, Loyalty, and Retention in a Private, Non-profit Organization: A Qualitative, Interview-Based Study of Catholic Charities, Amanda Michelle Fortin

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'This Would Be Much Funner in Person': A Qualitative Grounded Theory Analysis of Cybergrooming, Maurice Jason Gauz

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Community Connections: Exploring the Constructive Potential of Facebook for Civic Engagement, Sarah Ruth Martin

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"Your information station": A Case study of rural radio in the 21st century, William Jacob Amadeus Pinnock

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Cross-Cutting Concerns: The Varying Effects of Partisan Cues in the Context of Social Networks, Benjamin King Smith

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The Stories We Tell: A Qualitative Inquiry to Multiracial Family Storytelling, Mariko O. Thomas

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It's Complicated: The Role of Facebook in Romantic Relationships Concerning Relational Certainty, Attachment, and Self-Esteem, Jenna Rae Tucker

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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International and Domestic Student Health-Information Seeking and Satisfaction, Stacy Theodora Austin

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Talking the Talk: An exploration of parent-child communication about cyberbullying, Veronica Anne Droser

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Self-Disclosure and Self-Efficacy in Online Dating, Andrew Christopher España

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Metaphor Use in Interpersonal Communication of Body Perception in the Context of Breast Cancer, Jennifer Mary Fillion

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Disjointed Cosmopolitanism: Climate Change and Lived Experience in Portland, Oregon, Stephen Wayne Flinn

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Every Town Is All the Same When You've Left Your Heart in the Portland Rain: Representations of Portland Place and Local Identity in Portland Popular Lyrics, Meghan Andrea Kearney

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Life Post 9/11: Experiences of Korean Americans Ten Years Later, Jay Lee

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War's Visual Discourse: A Content Analysis of Iraq War Imagery, Mary Elizabeth Major

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Grief Lives Online: An Empirical Study of Kübler-Ross' Categories of Bereavement on MySpace Profiles, Ilona Yurivna Malenkovich

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Sexting Unleashed: The Social Phenomenon According to Youth Sexters, Jessica Marie McGraw

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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The Lived Experience of High School Policy Debate in Oregon, Ameena AnnaMaria Amdahl-Mason

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Figurative Language in the Immigration Debate: Comparing Early 20th Century and Current U.S. Debate with the Contemporary European Debate, Ensieh Biria

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Are We Cool Yet?: A Longitudinal Content Analysis of Nerd and Geek Representations in Popular Television, Christopher Louis Cardiel

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Crafting a Space: A Feminist Analysis of the Relationship Between Women, Craft, Business and Technology on Etsy.com, Elizabeth Gillette Offensend

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Examining the Portland Music Scene through Neo-localism, Tyler James Brain

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Who Gender-Bends and Why? A Qualitative Study of World of Warcraft, Clairellyn Rose Gregory

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Performing Marginal Identities: Understanding the Cultural Significance of Tawa'if and Rudali Through the Language of the Body in South Asian Cinema, Lise Danielle Hurlstone

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"You Can See it in Their Eyes:" A Communication Ethnography of a Humane Society, Sara Victoria Kaufman

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Examining News Coverage and Framing in the Context of Environmental Reporting: Using the Sea Lion and Salmon Controversy at the Bonneville Dam as a Case Study, Tess McBride

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A comparative case study of newspaper coverage of the Umatilla Chemical Weapons Depot/Incinerator from 1994 to 1998., Rogue Elliott Robertson

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks: How a Best-Seller Diffused Online, Melissa Ann Shavlik

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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The Impact of Humanitarian Photography on the Generation of Sympathy and on Donation Behavior, Marta Barberini

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Investing and Vesting International Students' Expressive Resources in Social Capital at Portland State University, Mami Kikuchi

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Public opinion and public engagement with genetically modified foods : a qualitative study, Celeste Laurana Moser

Theses/Dissertations from 2005

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Does the "news" come first? Social responsibility, infotainment, and local television newscasts in Portland, Oregon : a content analysis, Carey Lynne Higgins

Theses/Dissertations from 2000

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International Students' Experiences in Higher Education: A Case Study Examining Uncertainty Reduction Theory in Communication Classrooms, Susan Kuhn

Theses/Dissertations from 1994

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The role of the Chinese news media in the 1989 pro-democracy movement, Mei Liao

Theses/Dissertations from 1992

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A comparison of grammatical morpheme usage by four year olds with normal, impaired, and late developing language, Sally Alforde

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A comparison of expressive vocabulary produced by nonambulatory, speaking preschool children and ambulatory speaking preschool children, Kim Denise Baker

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The Concept of "Communication Skills" in the Discipline of Speech Communication, Lynn Bales

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Word retrieval behaviors of aphasic adults in conversational speech : a preliminary study, Priscilla Jane Blake

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A Study of the Association Among the Diagnosis of Speech-Language Impairments and the Diagnoses of Learning Disabilities and/or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Pamela E. Cogswell

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Intercultural confrontation styles of culturally homophilous and culturally heterophilous Japanese and U.S. college students, Toyoko Hattori

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The percentage consonants correct and intelligibility of normal, language delayed, and history of language delayed children, Randi Jartun

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Multiple Code Switching in an Okinawan Speech Community: An Ethnographic Perspective, Izumi Kawamitsu

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Effects of task difficulty on naming performance of aphasic subjects, Susan Kay Kucera

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Efficacy of a cycling approach for the treatment of developmental verbal dyspraxic preschoolers, Janet Rose Lambert

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A qualitative case study of Chinese teaching assistants' communication in the U.S. university classroom, Lina Lu

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A study of the narrative skills in kindergarten children with normal, impaired, and late developing language development, Lisa L. McFarland

Theses/Dissertations from 1991

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The relationship of patients' perceptions of physicians' communication style to patient satisfaction, Lisa Diane Abramson

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Indirect intervention for preschool stutterers, Prudence Ann Bowers

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A retrospective study of the Clinical evaluation of language functions elementary screening test (CELF-S), Tamara Lynn Caldwell

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Public restoration of the fallen religious leader : a rhetorical perspective, David Fleer

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Output of compression hearing aids with transient and continuous input stimuli, Carol Ann Gregory

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A comparison of the vocabulary needs of speaking and nonspeaking twins, Dana Lynette Hamburg

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Intercultural communication competence and intercultural adjustment of Japanese business sojourners and their spouses, Muneo Hotta

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Reentry shock in the corporate environment, Steven A. Locke

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The effect of otitis media on articulation in expressive language-delayed children, Marla Lohr-Flanders

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Empathy, holonomic brain processes and Patanjali's Sutras : a study of Western and Eastern models of perception as they relate to empathic communication, Dana Ralston McCullough

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Percentage of phonological process usage in expressive language delayed children, Sherri Lynn Miller

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Effects of encouraging, discouraging, and neutral instructions on naming by aphasic subjects, Denise Marie Nelson

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Written narrative texts of language impaired and normal adolescents, Kevin Jon Penner

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Internal-external locus of control and the life experiences of Soviet Pentecostal refugees in Portland, Oregon, Amy Roberts

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Story retelling skills in 4-year-olds with histories of normal and delayed language development, Rita Louise Smith

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The value of the SPI in forecasting chronic stuttering, Dena Diane Stork

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Assessing the intercultural sensitivity of American expatriates in Kuwait, Deborah Ann Turner

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The correlation between correct verbal and nonverbal responses on an intelligence test and expressive language test score, Jeanie P. Wagener

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Role and behavior of interpreters : an exploratory study in American-Chinese business negotiations, Zhijian Kevin Yang

Theses/Dissertations from 1990

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The Use of the California Consonant Test and the Northwestern University Auditory Test no. 6 in Hearing Aid Evaluations for Individuals with Precipitous Losses Above 1 kHz, Bradley James Allard

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Hearing aid satisfaction and rate of return for repairs : a comparison of two Kaiser dispensing programs, Lynn Behrendsen

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Written narratives of language disordered and normal adolescents on two tasks, Antigone Howick Brown

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On a women's language, Tamara Brown

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Developmental sentence scoring sample size comparison, Peggy Ann Callan

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The use of phonological process assessment for differentiating developmental apraxia of speech from functional articulation disorders, Kathryn DeArmond

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The duration of tinnitus in an aging population, Mary Engel

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A comparison of an acoustic stethoscope and an amplified stethoscope in white noise and cafeteria noise during cardiac auscultation, Lynda Lynell Gigstad

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Speechreading ability in elementary school-age children with and without functional articulation disorders, Barbara L. Habermann

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A comparison of the phonological skills of late talking and normal toddlers, Patricia Joan Jennings

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High frequency acoustic reflexes in cochlea-impaired and normal ears, Karen Elizabeth Jones

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A comparison of two methods for measuring the attenuation provided by insert-type hearing protection devices, Brenda Barrett Kabat

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Comparison of the modal frequency levels of nonsmoking and cigarette smoking white females between the ages of forty and fifty years, Janis Mae Kaufman

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Reading comprehension of literal, translational, and high inference level questions in aphasic and right hemisphere damaged adults, Ute Kongsbak

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The effect of a parent training program on language delayed children, Lynn Krupa

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Communication stress and coping strategies among Japanese university students in the United States, Atsuko Kurogi

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Audiological in-service regarding hearing impairment and its impact on communication in the geriatric population, Marie Barlow Lassell