Associate Professor of English
PhD, Linguistics (1998), University of South Carolina
MA, Linguistics (1995), University of South Carolina
BA, German Language and Literature (1982), Washington University
BFA, Graphic Design (1982), Washington University
2013 "'That really was a good method for beginners:' How narratives are used to situate objects and techniques in a quilting guild." Narrative Inquiry. Vol. 23, No. 2, pp. 262-282.
2012 "The journey to Idaho: The use of oral history tapes and census data to trace the history of dialect features." Idaho Yesterdays. Vol. 53, No. 1 & 2.
2008 "The Role of Talk in Small Writing Groups: Building declarative and procedural knowledge for basic writers." Journal of Basic Writing. Vol. 27, No. 2, pp. 93-117.
2003 "Compliments and self deprecatory assessments: A quilter's resource in the co-construction of performance events. RASK International Journal of Language and Communication. No. 18, Spring 2003.
2000 "Literal or Loose Talk: The Negotiation of Meaning on an Internet Discussion List." Words on the Web: Computer Mediated Communication. Ed. by Lyn Pemberton and Simon Schurville. Exeter, UK: Intellect Ltd.
2000 "Beyond Grammar: Linguistics in the Composition Classroom" with Martha Thomas. In our Own Voice: Graduate Students Teach Writing. Ed. by Tina Good and Leanne Warshauer. New York: Allyn Bacon.
- 6685: Seminar in Linguistics
- 6680: Introduction to Linguistics
- 4488/5588: Introduction to Sociolinguistics
- 4484/5584: Rotating Topics in Linguistics
- 4480/5580: Varieties of American English
- 2281: Introduction to Language Studies
- 2280: Grammar and Usage
- 1102: Critical Reading and Writing
- 1101: English Composition
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