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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

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 1992

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

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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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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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

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Otitis media and language development in late talkers, Timothy Forest Lynn

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The creation of a core vacabulary for initial lexicon selection for nonspeaking preschool children, Lillian May More

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A study in the language acquisition styles of language delayed toddlers, Shelly Saunders

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Identification of dyspraxic characteristics in children with moderate and severe articulation disorders, Gail Woodward

Theses/Dissertations from 1989

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A comparison of the time taken to administer and analyze phonologic and phonetic tests, Beverly Alexander

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The output of compression hearing aids with a transient input signal, Michael Andrew Berg

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Normative data on the Auditory memory test battery for ages 9 through 13 years, Elisabeth Y. Carter

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A longitudinal study of the disfluencies of four and six year old children, Mary B. Cox

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A longitudinal study of disfluencies in the speech of normal preschool children, Susan Marto Crowell

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Communication and socialization skills of three year olds with a history of language delay, Pamela Susan Dahm

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Naive listener judgments of esophageal air intake noise acceptability, Janet Gordon Daucsavage

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Making sense of America : a phenomenological analysis of Chinese nationals' interactions in the U.S., Donna Marie EcElroy

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A comparative analysis of the expressive acquisition of locative and directional prepositions between severely-to-profoundly hearing impaired children utilizing total communication and the oral/aural approach, Cathleen Pew Edwards

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Maternal linguistic input to normal and expressive language delayed toddlers, Terril Joy Elwood

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Goals of international exchange : an exploratory study of why American host families participate in international exchange programs, Deborah Lee Fisher-Moore

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Cultural Value Differences in Arguments Between Presidents Ronald Reagan and Oscar Arias, Juan Carlos Flores

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The preparation and involvement of Oregon speech-language pathologists in dysphagia, Christine Marie Gaynor

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Intercultural adjustment problems of Costa Rican students in the United States, Patricia Gonzalez

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Reading comprehension in dementia of the Alzheimer's type : factual versus inferential, Donna Jensen Graville

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Hourly fluctuation of middle ear pressure as a function of age in school-age children, Susan Hogue Henry

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A comparison of the maladaptive behaviors of normal, language delayed, and late talking toddlers, Denise Elaine James

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The use of auditory brainstem responses in determining the maximum outputs of hearing aids, Kathryn Jean Merry

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Frequency responses of hearing aids coupled with FM auditory trainers, Robert Bruce Morrison

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Speech reception via bone conduction, Sherry G. Morris

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Exploratory study : preparation by Japanese parents in the U.S. for their children's reentry to Japan from an intercultural communication perspective, Noriko Nakagawa

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Correlation of preschoolers' performance on three language comprehension tests, Alissa Clare Nordlund

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Disfluencies in normal four-year-old Alaska Native and Caucasian children, Annette Cameron O'Connell

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Intercultural training and international exchange : an exploratory study of the association of intercultural training with hosting goals of American families, Jan Marie Oehlschlaeger

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In situ measurements of two amplified and one acoustic stethoscope, Sara Ruth Ann Oliver

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Types of phonological processes occurring in normal Black English speakers, Eileen Rella

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U.S.-Soviet interchange : an examination of the underlying assumptions of U.S. peace organizations sponsoring contact with Soviet citizens, Hyla Rosenberg

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Development of morphological forms in four-year-old children, Catherine Anderson Thompson

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Awareness of biculturalism in families of intercultural marriage, Eleesabeth Carol-Therese Vieira

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The interaction of stimulus rate and polarity effects on the auditory brainstem response, Michelle Ann Nielsen Ziegler

Theses/Dissertations from 1988

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A study of the capability of the computerized Visi-Pitch when investigating prosodic features of motherese, Denise Leslie Clemens

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Coverbal behavior of aphasic and right hemisphere damaged subjects in conversation, Jill Duvall