Date of Defense



Computer Science

First Advisor

Dr. Mark Kerstetter

Second Advisor

Dr. Gerald Pillsbury


Words are an integral part of our daily lives. They warn us about potential dangers, and they inform us about what is happening in the world around us. Writers use words to set the scene for a story and sell products. Technological advances have given us machines for printing words, and each technological advance has given us new words and terms to use. Sometimes, these new words and terms have clear, concise definitions. Sometimes, they are deceptive, and our efforts to find a clear, concise definition for them takes us through an unexpected labyrinth.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Campus Only