Writing Thesis Acknowledgements Phrases It is very important to use proper and suitable theses acknowledgement phrases since it is your

chance to display how deeply you owe to the people who supported in your thesis. You may initiate writing your thesis acknowledgement using any of the following phrases:

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This thesis would not have been possible unless….. I am grateful…… It is a pleasure to thank those who made this thesis possible…. I owe my deepest gratitude to………. It is an honor for me to…. He has made available his support in a number of ways… I would like to thank…… I am indebted to my many of my colleagues to support me……. I would like to show my gratitude to………

Acknowledgements
This work was carried out during the years 1990-1999 at the former Päivärinne Hospital, at the Department of Medical Biochemistry, University of Oulu and at the Departments of Internal Medicine and Pathology, Oulu University Hospital. I owe my deepest gratitude to my supervisor Professor in Pulmonary Medicine Vuokko Kinnula, M.D, Ph.D. Without her continuous optimism concerning this work, enthusiasm, encouragement and support this study would hardly have been completed. I also express my warmest gratitude to my other supervisor Docent Lasse Ryhänen, M.D., Ph.D., who suggested this topic to me. His guidance into the world of collagen metabolism and supervision in laboratory analysis have been essential during this work. I am deeply grateful to Professor Antero Kesäniemi, M.D., Ph.D., Head of the Department of Internal Medicine, Professor Kari Kivirikko, M.D., Ph.D., and Professor Taina Pihlajaniemi, M.D.,Ph.D., Heads of Department of the Medical Biocemistry for making it possible to carry out this work in their departments. I want to express my gratitude to the revisors of the manuscript Docent Pekka Klemi, M.D., Ph.D., and Docent Onni Niemelä, M.D., Ph.D. I also owe a great debt of gratitude to Docent Paavo Pääkkö, M.D., Ph.D., for introducing me to the interesting world of pulmonary pathology. He and Riitta Kaarteenaho-Wiik, M.D., co-operated especially with the immunohistological approach, which I greatly

. I wish to thank my dearest ones. Ph. and Docent Timo Keistinen M.. who has mainly been my substitute during these periods. I owe my deepest gratitude to my own staff in the Department of Pulmonary Medicine in Vaasa Central Hospital for their patience and flexibility because of my periods of absence from daily work. Finally.D. Suomen Astra and Doctoral Society of Vaasa.appreciate. Jaana Träskelin for their technical assistance during the analysis of serum and BALF specimens and Mr.. for his support during the development of the analysis and measurement of the procollagen markers and the histochemical study.. i .D. Docent Seppo Lähde. I also want to thank all the patients who participated this study. M.. I owe my deepest gratitude to the staff of the Bronchoscopy Unit and Laboratory in the former Päivärinne Hospital. M. M. Hannu Wäänänen and Ms. Ph.D. Without your practical attendance. especially Eeva-Maija Ruotsalainen. for his friendship during all these years and for the valuable –and sometimes longdiscussions to remind that there is also life outside pulmonary medicine. Manu Tuovinen.. Riitta Jokela and Ms. deserves my deepest gratitude for his fundamental assistance in the radiological diagnostics. Mr.D. M.A.D.. Ph. Liisa Kaarela for their expert help during the immunohistochemical study. support. my beloved wife Merja and our dear son VilleMatias and precious daughter Marjukka for their love. This work was supported by grants from Finnish Anti-Tuberculous Association Foundation. who also performed most of the bronchoscopies and bronchoalveolar lavages for this study. particularly Harri Lemettinen. for collaborating with the patient information and later with the development of the immunohistochemical methodology.. this study would never have succeeded.D. Technology Development Centre.. My special thanks are due to Essi Lakari. Finland (TEKES). I am deeply grateful to Professor Juha Risteli M.D. I want to express my gratitude to my dear friend Väinö Louekari M. patience and understanding during these years.D..D. I want to express my deepest gratitude to all my colleagues in the Department of Pulmonary Medicine of the former Päivärinne Hospital for introducing me to the fascinating world of pulmonary medicine. I want to thank Ms.

for opening up funding opportunities.ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS I owe my sincere gratitude to many people for help of various kinds with this project. I thank Johan Oosthuizen for sharing his valuable insights into the syntactic aspects of the work. and Kate van Gass for her help with all matters electronic. My most heartfelt thanks go to my departmental chair. whose support has been invaluable. To begin with my colleagues at the Department of General Linguistics at Stellenbosch University. I also thank Rudie Botha for insightful comments on my early point of departure. whose friendly attitude and willingness to carry out all manner of tasks in the shortest possible time . I am very grateful for the personal encouragement and academic insights of my good friend and colleague. Frenette Southwood. My thanks also to Simone Conradie for her support and helpful comments. and most importantly for offering a calm port in a great number and variety of academic and other storms. and to Christine Smit for her assistance with administration. Christine Anthonissen. I also thank the departmental assistants who have migrated in and out of the department over the past few years. for providing study leave to complete the dissertation. for her unfailing support and sound advice from day one of the project. which paved the way for a successful initial proposal.

Rikus Oswald. Hennie Kotzé. especially JP Bosman. I am also . ii Many thanks also to Theresa Biberauer of Cambridge University for sharing her expertise in finalising the syntactic analyses. for their contribution to the NRF grants. and to Stellenbosch University’s Sub-committee A. Regarding funding. Alida Louw and Morris Samuels. my thanks go to the South African National Research Foundation (NRF) for generous grants in 2005-7. Remaining at Stellenbosch University. and their readiness at the end of the helpline when I felt myself in dire straits during the transition from WebCT CE to WebCT Vista and the power cuts early in 2006. for their invaluable help with setting up my tests on the WebCT system. Ignatius Nothnagel. Thanks to Alexa Anthonie. Kristin van der Merwe. I thank the WebCT team. and Stephanie Zietsman. Lauren Mongie. Suzanne Rose. and to both the Dean of my faculty. Bani van der Merwe. Morné Botha. I thank Kay McCormick of the University of Cape Town for insightful comments on the work. Outside of Stellenbosch. Nicki Cumming. Taryn Bernard.and with the highest possible levels of enthusiasm are greatly appreciated. and Yosef Grodzinsky of McGill University for advice on participant selection and instruction.

and Faizel Rhode. for the statistical analysis of my data.indebted to the people on and off campus who assisted in my funding applications and the later administration of the funds: Petra Engelbrecht. Turning to the Netherlands. Erna Pheiffer. who took the time to consider my syntactic analyses. Thanks too to Annika van der Made for her help with the practical arrangements for the defence. Maryke Hunter-Husselmann. and Ineke van de Craats at the Department of Linguistics at Radboud University Nijmegen. Ton Dijkstra at the Nijmegen Institute of Cognitive Investigation. who all gave me valuable advice on data elicitation techniques. for his enthusiastic support and guidance from the time of my initial proposal. Riaan Basson. Johan Mostert. my thanks to Marianne Gullberg at the Max Planck Institute Nijmegen. Fran Ritchie. My sincere thanks go to Roeland van Hout at the Department of Linguistics at Radboud University Nijmegen. I also thank most sincerely Pieter Muysken. Also thanks to Hans den Besten of the University of Amsterdam. . I am most grateful to have benefited from the supervision of such a distinguished academic and acknowledged expert in the field. His calm and positive approach to various problems encountered along the way made my doctoral work far more enjoyable than would otherwise have been the case. and for his patience in ensuring that I understood the outcomes.

thanks to my husband Sven. for sharing my dreams. elementary versus middle). Peter. and exploring similarities and differences occurring among teachers at different school levels (i. observations. Data and tentative interpretations were presented and discussed during periodic meetings of the research team. and school curriculum documents were the major sources of data for this study. classroom observation reports.answers. Research staff examined the interview information. for the inspiring education they provided me. I am also grateful to my family-in-law. Pat and Louis. Finally. Read more: http://wiki. impact on students. and for supporting me in so many ways. descriptive data and further elaborated information gathered at the sites. Wil. for giving all our need during the time we developed our system and for teaching us that even the largest task can be accomplished if it is done one step at a time. and teacher questionnaire data for effective practices and barriers to effective practice. The analysis of the teacher questionnaire involved summarizing the data according to the research questions (for example.com/Q/Example_of_a_thesis_dedication#ixzz1ZnKYMcKe Foertsch (1998) explains how data analysis was conducted at one local school district: "Interviews. Subsequent interviews and observations were adapted to focus on emerging themes. for offering my girls a second home on so many occasions. and Jan.. and so on). for making me feel at home in the Netherlands. as researchers (individually) reviewed sources of information to identify recurring themes and patterns. DEDICATION This project is dedicated to our Parents who have never failed to give us financial and moral support. questionnaires. Carmen and Frank. Data analysis began following each observation and interview. I thank my parents. The teacher questionnaire provided extensive.Finally. especially Karin. student-achievement data records.e. as well as for consistency between the reports and questionnaires. My thanks to my parents and also to my parents-inlaw. Areas of major concern included (a) context and its relationship to . training.

instruction (e. school setting and student population factors). 20-21) .g. (b) instructional practices (with a focus on materials and procedures). and (c) teacher beliefs about reading instruction (including program goals.." (pp. and impact on students' ability to read). perceptions of strengths and weaknesses.

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