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"SURPRISE! YOU'RE DEAD!" : THE DEEPWATER HORIZON DISASTER AND OPENING STATEMENTS IN THE COURT OF PUBLIC OPINION
(East Carolina University, 2014)
This dissertation explores the ways in which various powerful groups used different genres of opening statements to create and control the version of the reality of a high stakes situation, namely, the April 20, 2010 ...
Decolonizing Education : A Critical Discourse Analysis of Post-Secondary Humanities Textbooks
(East Carolina University, 2012)
This dissertation examines nine post-secondary humanities textbooks published between 2001 and 2011 using an approach that includes both qualitative and quantitative methodology to analyze the written and visual content ...