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Janet M. Fuller

Professor of Language and Society

Department of European Languages and Cultures

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

The Netherlands

E-mail: j.m.fuller@rug.nl

 

Education

 

            Ph.D. in Linguistics, August, 1997                                                                          

            University of South Carolina

            Dissertation: Pennsylvania Dutch with a Southern Touch:

                                 A Theoretical Model of Language Contact and Change

            Director: Carol Myers-Scotton

 

            M.A. in American Studies (Linguistics) and Ethnology, June 1992

            Freie Universität Berlin (Free University Berlin), Germany

            Thesis: Social Models of Language Choice

            Director: Carol Pfaff

                                                                                                         

            B.A. in Anthropology, 1984

            Macalester College, St. Paul, MN

 

Professional Experience

 

Professor and Chair of Language and Society, Department of European Language and Cultures, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, The Netherlands, 2017 - present

Professor of Anthropology at Southern Illinois University, 2012 – 2017

Cross appointments with Linguistics and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies

            Director of Women’s Studies at Southern Illinois University, August 2010 – July 2013

Associate Professor of Anthropology at Southern Illinois University, 2004-2012

Guest Professor of English Linguistics, Universität des Saarlandes, Germany, summer

semester 2009

Guest Professor of American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin, winter 2005-2006

Associate Professor of Linguistics at Southern Illinois University, 2003-2004

Assistant Professor of Linguistics at Southern Illinois University, 1997 – 2003

            Research Assistant at the University of South Carolina

                        summer, 1994 - summer, 1997

           

 

Teaching Assistant at the University of South Carolina

                        fall, 1992 - spring 1994

Courses Taught: English 101, Freshman Composition & English 101b, Freshman Composition for Non-Native Speakers

            English as a Foreign Language Instructor, 1989-1992

                        The Ascot School of Languages, Berlin, Germany

                        Akademie für Fremdsprachen GmBH, Berlin, Germany 

 

University teaching experience

 

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

            Language & Society

            Eurolab 1 & 2

            Language & Power

Southern Illinois University at Carbondale

            Language, Society and the Mind

American’s Diverse Cultures

            Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology

                        Language, Gender and Power

                        General Linguistics

                        Phonology

                        Historical Linguistics

                        Sociolinguistics

                        Spanish in the USA

                        Bilingualism

                        Discourse Analysis

                        Language, Gender, and Sexuality

                        Pragmatics

Intercultural Communication

Discourses of Gender and Sexuality

Feminist Theories and Methodologies

                       

            Theses/Dissertations Directed (Selected Recent Topics)          

                        Tunica Language Reawakening

                        Bidialectalism in Kurdistan, Iraq               

                        Sociolinguistic Hierarchy in Taiwan

                        Language Attitudes in Catalonia                            

                        Depictions of women in Der Spiegel photographs and captions

A Critical Discourse Analysis of media discourse on the war on Iraq

Ideologies about Japanese Women’s Language

Young Turkish-American Women’s Facebook Practices and Performances

Identity and Language Use in a Latino Community in Southern Illinois

African American Identity Construction on Facebook

The Metaphor of ‘Light’ in Quaker Discourse

Gender Identity in Table-Top Role Playing Games

The Matrix Language Frame Model applied to French-Lingala Codeswitching

 

Publications

 

Books

  1. (with Ronald Wardhaugh). Introduction to Sociolinguistics, 7th edition. West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell.

 

  1. Spanish Speakers in the USA. Bristol: Multilingual Matters.

 

  1. 2012. Bilingual pre-teens: Competing ideologies and multiple identities in the U.S. and Germany. New York: Routledge.

 

Edited Volumes

  1. (with Linda Thornburg). Studies in Contact Linguistics:  Essays in Honor of Glenn G. Gilbert. New York: Peter Lang Publishers.

 

  1. (with Ho Han and David Parkinson). Proceedings of the Eleventh Eastern States Conference on Linguistics. Ithaca, NY: DMLL Publications.

 

Refereed Journals

  1. (with Aimee Hosemann.) Latino Education. Language and Linguistics Compass 9:4. 183-195.

 

  1. Gendered choices: codeswitching and collaboration in a bilingual classroom. Gender and Language 4:1.181-208.

 

  1. Sam need gun go war: performances of non-Standard English in the construction of identity. Journal of Sociolinguistics 13:5.659-669.

 

  1. Language choice as a means for shaping identity. Journal of Linguistic Anthropology 17:1.105-129.

 

  1. The uses and meanings of the female title “Ms.” American Speech 80:2. 180-206.2003.

 

  1. Use of the discourse marker ‘like’ in interviews. Journal of Sociolinguistics 7:3.365-377.

 

  1. Discourse marker use across speech contexts: A comparison of native and non-native speaker performance. Multilingua 22. 185-208.

 

  1. The influence of speaker role on discourse marker use. The Journal of Pragmatics 35:1.23-45.

 

  1. The principle of pragmatic detachability in borrowing: English-origin discourse markers in Pennsylvania German. Linguistics 39:2.351-369.

 

  1. Language choice and speaker identity: the influence of a researcher’s linguistic proficiency in interviews. Southern Journal of Linguistics 24:1.94-102.

 

 

  1. Morpheme types in a matrix language turnover: the introduction of system morphemes from English into Pennsylvania German. International Journal of Bilingualism 4.1.45-58. (Special issue on Testing a Model of Morpheme Classification with Language Contact Data)

 

  1. (with Heike Lehnert). Noun phrase structure in German-English codeswitching: variation in gender assignment and article use. International Journal of Bilingualism 4.3.399-420.

 

  1. Between three languages: composite structures in Interlanguage. Applied Linguistics 20/4.534-561.

 

  1. The role of English in Pennsylvania German development: best supporting actress? American Speech 74.1:38-55.

 

  1. Variation in word order in Pennsylvania German: the role of English complementizers in subordinate clauses. Papers in Sociolinguistics: NWAVE 26, L’Université Laval (Quebec), 273-79.

 

  1. When cultural maintenance means linguistic convergence: Pennsylvania German evidence for the Matrix Language Turnover hypothesis. Language in Society 25.493-514.

 

  1. Deconstructing the defense: style switching and irony as linguistic strategies in the             courtroom.  SECOL (South Eastern Conference on Linguistics) Review 17.31-44.

 

  1. (with Michael Montgomery and Sharon DeMarse). The black men has wives and sweet Harts [and Third Person Plural -s] jest like the white men: evidence for verbal -s from written documents on nineteenth-century African American speech. Language Variation and Change 5.3:335-357.

 

  1. Hearing between the lines: style switching in a courtroom setting. Pragmatics 3.29-43.

 

Book Chapters and other Invited Publications

Submitted. Immigration and Integration.  In English in the German-Speaking World, ed. by Raymond Hickey.

 

Submitted. Linguistic Landscapes and the Making of an Imagined Community:  Transnational Identities and Cosmopolitan Codes. The Sociolinguistics Economy of Berlin. Language and Social Life Series, De Gruyter.

 

Submitted. Anthropology. IN Language Contact (Vol. 1), Handbücher zur Sprach-und Kommunikationswissenschaft Series, ed. by Jeroen Darquennes, Joe Salmons, and Wim Vandenbussche. De Gruyter.

 

Forthcoming. Discourses of Immigration and Integration in German Newspaper Comments. In Migration and Media: Discourses About Identities in Crisis, ed. by Andreas Musolff, Lorella Viola.

 

Forthcoming. Ideologies of Language, Bilingualism, and Monolingualism. IN The Cambridge Handbook of Bilingualism, ed. by Lourdes Ortega and Annick De Houwer. Cambridge University Press.

 

  1. (with Julio Ruben Torres). Spanish in the US. IN Heritage Language Policies around the World, ed. by Sheena Shah and Corrine Seals. Routledge.

 

  1. (with Richard Cameron). Sociolinguistics. IN Oxford Bibliographies in Sociology. Oxford University Press.

 

  1. Language choices and ideologies in the bilingual classroom. IN Multilingual education: Negotiating Between Language Learning and Translanguaging, ed. by Jasone Cenoz and Durk Gorter. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

 

  1. (with Janelle Briggs and Laurel Dillon-Sumner.) Men eat for muscle, women eat for weightloss: Discourses about food and gender in Men’s and Women’s Health magazines. IN Culinary Linguistics, ed. by Cornelia Gerhardt, Susanne Ley, and Maximiliane Frobenius. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 261-280.

 

  1. Made in Berlin: bilingualism and identity among immigrant and German-background children. IN Multilingual Identities: New Global Perspectives, ed. by Inke Du Bois and Nicole Baumgarten. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 35-50.

 

  1. How bilingual children talk: strategic codeswitching among children in dual language programs. IN First Language Use in Second and Foreign Language, ed. by Miles Turnbull and Jennifer Dailey-O’Cain, 115-130. Bristol, UK: Multilingual Matters.

 

  1. Teaching and Learning Guide for Multilingualism in educational contexts: ideologies and identities. Language and Linguistics Compass 3/5: 1374–1378.

 

  1. Multilingualism in educational contexts: ideologies and identities. Language and Linguistics Compass 3:1.338-358.

 

  1. Language and identity in the German diaspora. IN German Diasporic Experiences: Identity, Migration, and Loss, ed. by Schulze, Mathias, James M. Skidmore, David G. John, Grit Liebscher, and Sebastian Siebel-Achenbach, 3-20. Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press.

 

  1. (with Minta Elsman and Kevan Self). Addressing peers in a Spanish-English

bilingual classroom. IN Spanish in contact: Educational, Social, and Linguistic Inquiries, ed. by Kim Potowski and Richard Cameron, 135-151. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

 

  1. Case Study No. 4: Studying language ideologies and identities in southern Illinois. IN The Human Experience: A Recitation Manual for Anthropology, ed. by Andrew Balkansky, Robert Corruccini and Meghan Harrison, 51-62. Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company.

 

  1. German. IN The Encyclopedia of Southern Culture: Language, Vol. 5, ed. by Michael Montgomery and Ellen Johnson, 65-69. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.

 

  1. Borrowing trouble: convergence in Pennsylvania German. IN Studies in Contact Linguistics: Essays in Honor of Glenn G. Gilbert, ed. by Linda L. Thornburg and Janet M. Fuller, 189-204. Frankfurt: Peter Lang Publishers.

 

  1. Língua e identidade na diáspora Alemã (e na Pátria). IN Tempos Históricos 09, ed. by Antonio Bosi, 11-425, 11-39. Department of History - University of Western Paraná

 

  1. (with Glenn Gilbert). The Linguistic Atlas of Texas German revisited. IN German Language Varieties Worldwide: Internal and External Perspectives/Deutsche Sprachinseln weltweit: Interne und Externe Perspektiven, ed. by William Keel and Klaus Mattheier. Peter Lang, 165-176.

 

  1. Changing perspectives on data: interviews as situated speech. American Speech 75:4.48-50.

 

  1. (with Michael Montgomery). What was verbal -s in 19th century African American English? IN Focus on the USA (Varieties of English Around the World, Volume 16), edited by Edgar Schneider, 211-230.  Amsterdam, Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

 

Proceedings

  1. The sociopragmatic values of Pennsylvania German (“Dutch”): changes across time,

place and Anabaptist sect.  Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Bilingualism, ed. by James Cohen, Kara T. McAlister, Kellie Rolstad, and Jeff MacSwan. Sommerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.

 

  1. Co-constructing bilingualism: non-converging discourse as an unmarked choice.  SALSA (Symposium About Language in Society -- Austin) IV Proceedings, ed. By Alice Chu, Anne-Marie P. Guerra, and Chantal Tetreault, 68-77.  Austin, TX: University of Texas Linguistics Department.

 

Reviews

  1. Review of Language, Discourse and Identity in Central Europe, ed. by Jenny Carl and Patrick Stevenson. Journal of Sociolinguistics 16:1.117-120.

 

  1. Review of Discursive Constructions of Immigrant Identity: A Sociolinguistic Trend Study on Long-Term American Immigrants, by Inke Du Bois. Journal of Sociolinguistics 16:5.699-702.

 

  1. Review of Youngspeak in a Multilingual Perspective, by Anna-Brita Stenström and Annette Myre Jørgensen. Journal of Sociolinguistics 14:4. 562-566.

 

  1. Review of Play Frames and Social Identities: Contact Encounter in a Greek

            Primary School, by Vally Lytra. Language in Society 38:1.7-10.

 

  1. Book note on Discourse and Identity, ed. by Anna De Fina, Deborah Schiffrin and

            Michael Bamberg. Language in Society 38:1.123-4.

 

  1. Review of Communicating Gender Diversity: A Critical Approach, by Victoria

Pruin DeFrancisco and Catherine Helen Palczewski. Gender and Language 2:2.227-231.

 

  1. Review of Discourse Markers in Native and Non-native English Discourse, by Simone Müller. LinguistList 17.2073.
  2. Review of An Introduction to Pragmatics: Social action for Language Teachers, by

            Virginia LoCastro.  Studies in Second Language Acquisition 27:3.472-3.

 

  1. 2 Review of Bilingualism and Social Change: Turkish Speakers in North Western

            Europe, ed. by J. Normann Jørgensen.  LinguistList 14-3566.

 

  1. Review of Discourse Construction of Youth Identities, ed. by Jannis K.

Androutsopoulos and Alexandra Georgakopoulou.  LinguistList 14-1656.

 

  1. Review of The Lexical Basis of Grammatical Borrowing, by Ruth King. Diachronica 18.2.379-383.

 

  1. Review of Pragmatic Markers and Sociolinguistic Variation, by Gisle Andersen. LinguistList 12.2724.

 

  1. Review of The Phonology of Pennsylvania German English, by Achim Kopp. American Journal of Germanic Linguistics and Literatures 12.1.187-191.

 

  1. Review of Endangered Languages: Current Issues and Future Prospects, ed. by Lenore Grenoble and Lindsay Whaley. International Journal of Bilingualism 4.1.114-16.

 

  1. Review of Code-Switching in Conversation: Language, Interaction and Identity, ed. by Peter Auer. World Englishes 20:1.109-11.

 

  1. Review of One Speaker, Two Languages: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives on Code-Switching, ed by Lesley Milroy and Pieter Muysken. American Speech 74.426-29.

 

  1. (with Carol Myers-Scotton). Review of Sociolinguistic Perspectives on Register, ed. by Douglas Biber and Edward Finegan. Anthropological Linguistics 37.413-16.

 

Other

2006   Consultant for the Sociolinguistics Section of the 6th edition of A Dictionary of Linguistics and Phonetics by David Crystal.

 

Presentations

Invited Talks

  1. ‘Ein Biodeutscher wie ich’: Discourses of National Belonging in German Newspaper Comments, Paper to be presented April 10, Sociolinguistics Series, Leiden University.

 

  1. Linguistic Landscapes and the Making of an Imagined Community in Berlin, Germany. January 13, Friday Speaker Series, Department of Linguistics, Georgetown University.

 

 

 

 

  1. Linguistic Landscapes and the Making of an Imagined Community: Language

Commodification, Transnational Identities, Cosmopolitan Codes and Glocalization. Paper to be presented at the Sociolinguistic Economy of Berlin conference, September 30 – October 1, 2016, Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

 

  1. Minority languages in linguistic landscapes: Berlin and Chicago. Paper presented at the University of South Carolina Linguistics Program Colloquium, January 15.

 

  1. The linguistic and discursive construction of the borders around Deutschsein

(Germanness) in Berlin.  Paper presented at the Autumn School  on Grenzgänger in Theorie und Praxis: Von der Permeabilität der Grenz zur Liminalität neuer Akteure und Räume? (Border crossers in theory and practice: From the permeabilitz of the border to the liminality of new actors and spaces). Viadrinia University, Center for Border in Motion: Frankfurt (Oder), Germany.

 

  1. Sprachideologien und soziale Identitäten: Berlin und southern IL (Language ideologies and social identities: Berlin and southern Illinois). Paper presented at the Center for Language, Variation and Migration, University of Potsdam, January 7.

 

  1. Minority languages in linguistic landscapes: Berlin and Chicago. Paper presented at

            the University of Illinois at Chicago Talks in Linguistics, April 10.

 

  1. Spanish in the linguistic landscapes of Illinois: from marginalized to mainstream.

            Latino and Latin American Studies Talk Series, Southern Illinois University, April 22.

 

  1. Language ideologies and meanings of German and English in a bilingual school setting. Paper presented at the conference Representing and Experiencing Transnationalism: Germanic Languages and Cultures in Global Perspective, Madison, WI, March 25-26.

 

  1. Immigration into Germany: language use and identity in a multilingual setting. Paper presented at The German Language and Immigration in International Perspective, Madison, WI., Sept. 28-29.

 

  1. Language and identity in the German diaspora (and at home). Keynote presentation

at Diaspora Experiences: German-Speaking Immigrants and Their Descendants. Waterloo Center for German Studies, Waterloo, Ontario, August 24-27.

 

  1. Discourse markers as tools for negotiating common ground: native versus non-

            native speakers. Presentation at the Linguistics Colloquium Series, Northeastern Illinois University, March 13.

 

  1. Variation in Pennsylvania German: conservation, innovation, and attrition among Beachy Mennonites. Presentation given at the Mini-Conference at the Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies, Madison, WI, April 1.

 

  1. The role of language proficiency in sociolinguistic interviews. Presentation given on an invited panel at SECOL (South Eastern Conference on Linguistics) April 9-10, Norfolk, VA.

 

  1. The application of the Matrix Language Frame (MLF) Model to dynamic language contact phenomena. Presentation given at Georgetown University in a course on Pidgin and Creole Languages, April 16.

 

Organized Sessions

  1. Ideologies and identities in Spanish-English bilingual education in the U.S.

            Colloquium organized for the International Symposium on Bilingualism, July 8-11, Utrecht, The Netherlands.

 

  1. (with Inke du Bois and Nicole Baumgarten). Multilingual identities: new global perspectives on immigrant discourses. Workshop organized for the Association Internationale Linguistique Appliqué (AILA), Aug 25-29, Essen, Germany.

 

  • Conference Presentations
  • 2018 Borders and Belonging: Immigration and Integration in Germany. Paper to be presented at the Languages and Borders conference, March 26 – 27, Bristol.
  • 2017 Minority Languages and the Linguistic Landscapes of Chicago and Berlin. Poster presented the the Conference on Multilingualism, November 6-8, Groningen, The            
  • 2017 Immigration, integration and Leitkultur in German newspapers: competing
  • discourses  about national belonging. Paper resented at Discours Politique Identitaire 3: Le discours politique identitaire face aux migrations, Oceober 20-21, Montellier, France.
  • 2015 Linguistic landscapes in Berlin. Paper presented at the Borders and Identities: Urban Fragmentation Conference, Berlin March 16-19.
  1. Transnational youth language in Berlin: German and English in the construction of identity. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 19, Berlin, Germany, August 21-24.

 

  1. Intersections of class and gender: English proficiency as a marker of middle class

femininities. Paper presented at NWAV 35, San Antonio, TX, November 4-6.

  1. Language ideologies in transnational Berlin: social meanings of English and German (part of an organized panel titled Language, migration and belonging: spaces of inclusion and exclusion in a changing Europe). Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 19, Southampton, England, September 1-4.
  1. The ideology of normative monolingualism in the shaping of bilingual identities. Paper presented at the International Symposium on Bilingualism, Utrecht, The Netherlands, July 8-11.
  1. Punctual ‘whenever’ in South Midland youth speech. Paper presented at The Southeastern Conference on Linguistics, April 8-10, New Orleans, LA.
  2. Made in Berlin: bilingualism and identity among immigrant and German-background
  • Paper presented in the Multilingual Identities Workshop at AILA, the 15th
  • World Congress on Applied Linguistics, August 25-29.
  1. Gender and disruptive behavior in fourth and fifth grade classrooms. Paper
  • presented at NWAV 37, Houston, TX, Nov. 6-9.
  1. The ideology of normative monolingualism in the shaping of bilingual identities:
  • Spanish/English bilingual pre-teens in southern Illinois. Paper presented at
  • Sociolinguistics Fest, Bloomington, IN, June 12-14.
  1. Community values and classroom norms: boys’ codeswitching patterns in bilingual

education programs in Europe and the U.S. Paper to be presented at the 6th International Symposium on Bilingualism, Hamburg, Germany, May 30-June 2.

 

  1. Mother Tongue, partner tongue, tongue-in-cheek: pre-teen boys’ construction of identity in a bilingual classroom. Poster presented at NWAV 35, Columbus, OH, November 9-12.
  1. (with Kevan Self and Minta Elsman). To switch or not to switch, that is the question:
  • addressing peers in a Spanish-English bilingual classroom. Paper presented at the
  • 20th Conference, Spanish in the U.S., Chicago, IL, March 24-26.
  1. (with Minta Elsman). Codeswitching in the classroom: identity and language choice.
  • Paper presented at the 5th International Symposium on Bilingualism, Barcelona, Spain, March 20-23.
  1. Will you be my best friend?: ethnic identity, gender and language choice in a

            bilingual classroom.  Paper presented at NWAVE 33, Sept 30 – Oct. 3, Ann Arbor, MI.

 

  • 2004: Miss Scarlet, Mrs. Peacock, and Ms. White: Female title usage in the South Midlands. Paper presented at the American Dialect Society, January 8-11, Boston, MA.
  1. Come in, Mrs. Johnson – or is it Miss?: Female title usage in the South Midlands. Poster presented at NWAVE 32, October 8-12, Philadelphia, PA.
  1. The sociopragmatic values of Pennsylvania German: changes across time, place and Anabaptist sect. Paper presented at the 4th International Symposium on Bilingualism, April 30-May3, Tempe, AZ.
  1. Positions of power in couples’ talk: the native language advantage. Paper presented at NWAV 30, October 11-13, Raleigh, NC.
  1. (with Glenn Gilbert). The Linguistic Atlas of Texas German revisited. Paper presented at the German Speech Island Conference, March 29-April 1 2001, Max Kade Center for German-American Studies at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
  1. Discourse markers across genres of discourse: native versus non-native speakers. Paper presented at the American Dialect Society meeting, January 6-8, Chicago.
  1. Individual variation in Pennsylvania German: innovation vs. fossilization. Paper presented at NWAVE-28, October 14-17, Toronto.

 

  1. (with Heike Lehnert). Constructing a grammatical frame in codeswitching: noun phrases in German-English codeswitching. Paper presented in a Colloquium on Grammar and Codeswitching at the 2nd International Symposium on Bilingualism, April 14-17, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.

 

  1. Language choice and speaker identity: the influence of a researcher’s linguistic proficiency in interviews. Paper presented on an invited panel on Fieldwork for the New Century at SECOL (Southeastern Conference on Linguistics) LX.  April 8-10, Norfolk, VA.
  1. Marking common knowledge and negotiating common ground: the use of y’know in Pennsylvania German. Paper presented at NWAVE 27, Athens, Georgia, October 1-4.
  1. The role of discourse marking in bilingual speech. Paper presented at the 6th International Pragmatics Conference, July 19-24, Reims, France.

 

  1. Er hat uns gesaved vun unser sins: past participial marking in Pennsylvania German.  Paper presented at the American Dialect Society Annual Meeting, New York City, January 8-10.

 

  1. Variation in word order in Pennsylvania German: The role of English-origin complementisers in subordinate clauses. Paper presented at NWAVE 26, Quebec, Canada, October 23-26.
  1. In the beginning was the Word: evidence for lexically-based language change in Pennsylvania German. Presentation at the Linguistics Symposium Series, Southern Illinois University, September 12.
  1. Between three languages: composite structures in Interlanguage. Paper presented at the American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL) meeting, Mar. 10-12, Orlando, FL.
  1. Why Pennsylvania German is not a creole: A Matrix Language Frame model approach to language contact phenomena. Paper presented at the Society of Pidgin and Creole Linguistics (SPCL) meeting, January 3-5, Chicago, IL.
  1. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it: repairs in bilingual discourse. Paper presented at NWAVE 25 (New Ways of Analyzing Variation), October 17-20, Las Vegas, NV.
  1. Sociolinguistic perspectives on second language acquisition and use: matching lexical structures in the L1 and L2. Paper presented at SLRF 1996, October 23-26, Tucson, AZ.
  1. Co-constructing bilingualism: non-converging discourse as an unmarked choice. Paper presented at SALSA IV (Symposium About Language in Society -- Austin), April 12-14, Austin, TX.
  1. Language acquisition patterns and structural convergence: from codeswitching to language change. Paper presented at the 20th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development, November 3-5, Boston, MA.
  1. Variation in the gender assignment of nouns in codeswitching. Paper presented at NWAVE 24 (New Ways of Analyzing Variation), October 12-15, Philadelphia, PA.
  1. (with Dean Mellow). The effect of instruction on ESL acquisition of noun phrase reference. Paper presented at SLRF 1995 (Second Language Research Forum), September 29-October 1, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.
  1. Convergence v. codeswitching: a Matrix Language Frame model analysis. Paper presented at the 51st Annual SECOL, April 6-9, Athens, GA.
  1. (with Elizabeth Drury). Class, not race, as a dialect boundary: evidence from the writings of Charles Chesnutt. Paper presented at the 51st Annual, April 6-9, Athens, GA.
  1. (with Michael Montgomery). Regional variation in 19th century African American English: evidence from Freedmen's Bureau letters.  Paper presented at American Dialect Society sponsored session at the LSA (Linguistic Society of America) conference, January 5-8, New Orleans, LA.
  1. Variation on the path to convergence: Pennsylvania German and the ML turnover hypothesis.  Poster presented at NWAVE 23, October 20-23 at Stanford University, CA.
  1. Deconstructing the defense: irony and style switching as linguistic strategies in the courtroom.  Paper presented at 50th annual SECOL (South Eastern Conference on Linguistics), March 7-9, Memphis TN.
  1. He’s not on trial for being stupid, ladies and gentlemen: irony in the courtroom. Paper presented at the 8th Annual Conference for Pragmatics and Language Learning, March 1- 
  • April 2, Champaign/Urbana IL.
  1. (with Michael Montgomery). What was verbal -s in 19th century African American
  • English? Paper presented at the LSA (Linguistic Society of America) Conference,
  • January 6-9, Boston, MA.
  1. (with Sharon Paparone). Voices from the past: verb concord and tense marking in mid 19th-century African American English. Paper presented at LAVIS II, April 1-3, Auburn, AL.

 

 

Grants, Awards and Scholarships 

 

2014-2015     Undergraduate Research Assistant Program. Awarded two 37.5% assistant position for research on linguistic landscapes.

 

2010-2011     Undergraduate Research Assistant Program. Awarded one 37.5% assistant position for research on Spanish-English bilingual children.

 

2009-2010     Undergraduate Research Assistant Program.  Awarded one 50% assistant position for research on German-English codeswitching.

 

2008-2009    Undergraduate Research Assistant Program. Awarded two 25% assistant position for research on discourse markers in data from pre-teen Spanish-English and German-English bilinguals

 

2006-2007     Undergraduate Research Assistant Program. Awarded a 25% assistant position for research supporting ethnographic and sociolinguistic research on Spanish-English and German-English bilingualism

 

2004-2005     Faculty Seed Grant, SIUC, Office of Research and Development.  Research support for ongoing project on Spanish-English bilingualism.

 

2004-2005.    Undergraduate Research Assistantship Program.  Awarded a 37.5% assistant position for research support on ethnographic and sociolinguistic research on Spanish-English bilingualism.

                                                          

2004               Graduate Technology Grant. Awarded funds for the purchase of computers, recording and transcription equipment for use by Linguistics and Anthropology students.

 

2002-2003.    Undergraduate Research Assistantship Program.  Awarded a 25% assistant position for research support on a survey project on female titles.

 

1999               Dean’s Appreciation Award for significant contributions to the research, scholarly, and creative work of the college, College of Liberal Arts, Southern Illinois University

 

1998-2000     Special Research Program Award for 2 years of research funding

                        Office of Research Development and Administration, SIUC.

 

1998-1999     Joint Women’s Studies/University Women’s Professional Association Juried Competition.  Awarded funds to purchase transcription equipment.

                       

1999               Summer Research Fellowship for one month of summer salary

Office of Research Development and Administration, Southern Illinois University

                        Title of project: ‘The role of discourse markers in linguistic register’

 

1998               Teaching Enhancement Award to develop a core course on Language, Gender and Power; University Core Curriculum, Southern Illinois University

 

1997               University of South Carolina Summer Dissertation Fellowship

 

1997               Bruce Pearson Award for the best student research paper, Linguistics Program, University of South Carolina.

 

1996              Bates Award for a graduate linguistics paper accepted for publication (article in Language in Society 25.4). English Department, University of South Carolina

           

1995               Language Society of America scholarship for the Linguistics Institute in Albuquerque, NM

 

1993               Bates Award for a graduate linguistics paper accepted for publication (paper which appeared in Pragmatics 3). English Department, University of South Carolina

 

  • Editorial Position
  • Language and Linguistics Compass: Editor of the Sociolinguistics section, 2010-2013
  • Boards and Committees
  • Board members, Sociolinguistics Section, Language and Linguistics Compass, 2009-present
  • COSWL (Committee on the Status of Women in Linguistics), Linguistic Society of America. Committee Member, 2008 – 2010, Co-Chair 2009 – 2010.
  • Other Contributions to the Field

Mentor in the Women’s International Linguistics Mentoring Association (WILMA)

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Contact information

Oude Kijk in 't Jatstraat 26
9712 EK Groningen
The Netherlands

European Languages and Cultures

Job title:
Chair, Language and Society
Room:
1315.285