(variationist) sociolinguistics | sociophonetics | corpus and computational linguistics | forensic linguistics (phonetics and discourse analysis) | digital humanities
select publications & papers
- ms., with Joan Bresnan and Gerard Van Herk, The dative alternation in African American English: Researching syntactic variation and change in a conglomerated corpus. Any comments?
- forthcoming, with Valerie Fridland, Mapping production and perception in regional vowel shifts. Penn Working Papers in Linguistics 16.2. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania.
- 2010, Accommodating (ING): Individual variation in mixed-ethnicity interviews. Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Conference on Methods in Dialectology (Methods XIII).
- 2009, Speech Rate, Pause, and Linguistic Variation: An Examination Through the Sociolinguistic Archive and Analysis Project, Doctoral Dissertation. Durham, NC: Duke University. [ (sort of) summary | PDF (13.1mb) ]
- 2009, with Walt Wolfram. Local and external standards in African American English. Journal of English Linguistics, 37.4: 305-30.
- 2009, with Christine Mallinson. "The way I can speak for myself": The social and linguistic context of counseling interviews with African American adolescent girls in Washington, DC. In S. L. Lanehart (ed.), African American Women's Language: Discourse, Education, and Identity: 110-126. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
- 2008. On the history and future of sociolinguistic data. Language and Linguistics Compass, 2.2: 332-351.
- 2007. Listening to silence: Interpretation and transcription of pause in deposition. In M. T. Turell, M. Spassova, and J. Cicres (eds.), Proceedings of the Second European IAFL Conference on Forensic Linguistics / Language and the Law: 323-332. Barcelona: IULA, Documenta Universitaria.
- 2007. Enhancing sociolinguistic data collections: The North Carolina Sociolinguistic Archive and Analysis Project. Penn Working Papers in Linguistics 13.2: 15-26. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania.
- 2007. "The people what makes the town": The semiotics of home and town spaces in Princeville, NC. The North Carolina Folklore Journal 54.1: 33-53.
[ See my CV for a complete list of my publications. See the SLAAP Papers page for links/handouts/pdfs for various SLAAP-related papers and talks. ]
Sociolinguistics (University of Oregon; Ling 390)
Sound Patterns in Human Language (Northwestern Univ. Winter 2010) | Applications in Corpus and Computational Linguistics (Duke Univ. Spring 2008) | Introduction to Linguistics (NC State Univ. Spring 2007; Duke Univ. Fall 2006) | Variety in Language (Duke Univ. Spring 2006) | Continuing Old English (Duke Univ. Spring 2005)