Programa de Doctorat en Traducció i Ciències del Llenguatge

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Interpreting the learning dynamics of language models 

Weber, Lucas (Date of defense: 2024-05-03)

Language models (LMs) have evolved to become remarkably capable yet similarly complex and intransparant systems. Our ability to understand how they achieve their outstanding traits – i.e. making them interpretable – can ...

Referent predictability in pronoun production insights from a multi-methodological exploration 

Liao, Xixian (Date of defense: 2024-04-29)

While it is known that speakers tend to use more reduced forms (e.g., by shortening or deleting segments) for words or phrases that are semantically predictable from context, it is contentious whether the same phenomena ...

Verbal gerunds in English: a case study in natural language ontology and referentiality 

Huang, Zi (Date of defense: 2024-03-22)

This thesis investigates the two verbal gerunds in English: POSS-ing (Clay’s winning the game) and ACC-ing (Clay winning the game). It is widely recognized that they do not denote events, but there are many different ...

Producción videográfica en L2: prácticas translingüísticas e identifidación de los creadores transnacionales en Douyin 

Zhang, Shaoqi (Date of defense: 2024-03-01)

En esta tesis exploramos una práctica creativa emergente en las selvas digitales: la producción videográfica en idioma extranjero o adicional (L2), con el objetivo de indagar cómo los aprendices de L2 construyen y negocian ...

The Evolution of disease terms of western medicine in Chinese (1915-2020) and suggestions for terminology policy in China 

Lu, Zebing (Date of defense: 2024-02-21)

In this doctoral thesis, we address the study of the linguistic evolution of Western medicine disease terms in the Chinese language from 1915 to 2020. This is a parameter that has not yet been investigated in the specialized ...

Interactive language learning in deep network agents 

Dessí, Roberto (Date of defense: 2024-04-12)

Recent advances in language modeling led to remarkable performance in many NLP applications. However, the static and passive learning imposed by the nexttoken- prediction objective makes models suboptimal when deployed in ...

Traducción y recepción del teatro de Chéjov en Cataluña en el siglo XXI: El caso de «дядя ваня» [L'oncle Vània. Tío Vania] 

Amiraghyan, Hasmik (Date of defense: 2023-12-15)

La presente tesis doctoral estudia el proceso de la integración del teatro de Antón Chéjov en Cataluña en el siglo XXI, enfocándose en las traducciones de la obra «Дядя Ваня» [L’oncle Vània. Tío Vania] al catalán y al ...

La derivació en llengua de signes catalana (LSC): per una morfologia de l'LSC 

Villaécija, Aida (Date of defense: 2023-12-04)

Aquesta tesi estudia la morfologia de la llengua de signes catalana (LSC) des d’un punt de vista lexicalista i morfofonològic a través del procés de la derivació. Les anàlisis es basen en un model integrat a partir de ...

L'Estabilitat referencial i la dominança lingüística en el marcatge diferencial d'objecte en el bilingüisme català-espanyol 

Benito Galdeano, Rut (Date of defense: 2023-11-20)

El marcatge diferencial d’objecte (MDO) és un fenomen complex, regulat per factors nominals, verbals i pragmàtics. L’animacitat i l’estabilitat referencial dels objectes (Aissen, 2003, Farkas i von Heusinger, 2003) són dos ...

Writer-reader relationship and technicality of vocabulary in multilingual health information websites in English, Spanish, and Catalan 

Hochberg, Amy Dara (Date of defense: 2023-10-02)

The purpose of the thesis is to investigate multilingual health information websites in English, Spanish, and Catalan for comprehensibility and cultural adaptation in terms of language. This study questions whether there ...

Processing of sentential meaning: behavioural and electroencephalographic evidence in neurotypical and Williams syndrome adult populations 

Soberats, Clara (Date of defense: 2023-09-26)

Meaning in any naturalistic utterance has a dual aspect: one is lexical-semantic memory, which enters into utterances in the form of words that we remember and retrieve; the other is the specific kind of meaning carried ...

Multimodal phonetic training: the benefits of hand gestures on learning L2 sounds 

Xi, Xiatong (Date of defense: 2023-09-22)

In the realm of second language acquisition of pronunciation, perception-based phonetic training has been shown to be effective in improving L2 perception and production. By incorporating the visual modality of the speaker’s ...

Structural language change in Alzheimer's disease: a study of spontaneous speech tasks across different stages of cognitive impairment 

Chapin, Kayla (Date of defense: 2023-06-30)

Linguistic characteristics of spontaneous connected speech are showing increasing potential for detecting and tracking cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s disease, and could be particularly suitable to study at-risk populations ...

La Traducción chino-español de las metáforas sobre Relaciones de Género en la novela Wei Cheng (围城): un estudio desde la perspectiva del análisis del discurso 

Li, Hongying (Date of defense: 2023-07-14)

Wei Cheng (围城 ), una de las obras literarias más importantes de la China moderna, es ampliamente conocida por su estilo sarcástico y el uso de abundantes metáforas. Mediante un estudio de la traducción chino-español de las ...

Ideología e identidad social e institucional: el discurso del diario ABC Color sobre la población indígena del Paraguay durante el gobierno de Fernando Lugo (2008-2012) 

Portillo Benítez, Gustavo Enrique (Date of defense: 2023-05-26)

Aquesta tesi constitueix una anàlisi de la ideologia en el discurs del diari ABC Color sobre la població indígena del Paraguai durant els anys del govern de Fernando Lugo (2008-2012). A partir de l'aproximació sociocognitiva ...

La Societat Maonesa (1778-1785) i les traduccions a Menorca al segle XVIII 

Gornés Gomis, Rosa (Date of defense: 2023-06-07)

L’objecte d’estudi d’aquesta tesi doctoral és la Societat Maonesa (1778-1785), entitat cultural, amb seu a Maó, fundada per intel·lectuals de la burgesia de Menorca durant el segon període de la dominació britànica ...

Towards stigmergic heterogenous symbiotic robot teams: enhancing RFID-based stigmergic robots for mapless environments 

Alajami, Abdussalam A. (Date of defense: 2023-05-03)

The study in this thesis presents new solutions for increasing the performance of RFID-based inventory robots. The first novel solution is the design of an RFID-based inventory aerial robot for the problem of stock-counting ...

Using virtual reality to train public speaking skills in a secondary school setting 

Valls-Ratés, Ïo (Date of defense: 2023-05-05)

Training adolescent students to speak in public is crucial for the development of their oral competence but also beneficial for their social abilities, as it empowers them to engage in learning opportunities among their ...

US Latina/o/x migrations, translations and routes of reception: an integrated critique 

Cussel, Mattea (Date of defense: 2023-01-23)

The object of study of this thesis is a special case of translation: the Anglophone literature of writers of Caribbean or Latin American origin in the United States translated into Spanish. This case is special because of ...

Music enhances second language pronunciation acquisition: the benefits of songs and embodied rhythmic and melodic activities 

Zhang, Yuan (Date of defense: 2023-03-27)

In the last decades, a growing number of studies have investigated the relationship between two unique abilities of humankind, music and language. Music and language share important structural similarities related to ...

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