Dissertation: The Literary-Historical Context of Henryson's Fabillis
M.A. in Medieval Studies, Yale University, 1976.
A.B. in Medieval Studies with High Honors, University of Michigan, 1975.
Professional Employment History.
Professor, University of Oulu, Finland, 2012-.
Docent, University of Oulu, Finland, 2010-12.
Visiting Professor, University of Michigan, Spring 2008.
American Dialect Society Professor, LSA Linguistic Institute, MIT, 2005.
Harry and Jane Willson Professor in Humanities, University of Georgia, 2004-.
Professor of English and Linguistics, University of Georgia, 1995-2004.
Associate Professor of English and Linguistics, University of Georgia, 1989-95.
Assistant Professor of English, University of Georgia, 1986-89.
Assistant Professor of English, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, 1982-86.
Director of Summer School, Acad. Adviser, Mundelein College, Chicago, 1979-81.
(Part-time Instructor at Mundelein College, University of Chicago, Chicago State University, and Loyola University of Chicago, 1977-1982).
2. Resident Instruction Percent Time Allocations (since tenure in 1989).
1989-90: 3 courses teaching, 6 units research and administration.
1990-91: 2 courses teaching, 7 units research and administration.
1991-92: 3 courses teaching, 6 units research and administration.
1992-93: 3 courses teaching, 6 units research and administration.
1993-94: 3 courses teaching, 6 units research and administration.
1994-95: 3 courses teaching, 6 units research and administration.
1995-96: 2 courses teaching (one deferred till 1996-97), 7 units research and administration.
1996-97: 3 courses teaching (one carried over from 1995-96), 7 units research and administration.
1997-98: 3 courses teaching (one banked for later use), 7 units research and administration.
1998-99: 3 courses teaching (one banked for later use), 7 units research and administration.
1999-2000: 3 courses teaching, 6 units research and administration.
2000-2001: 3 courses teaching (use of one banked course), 6 units research and administration.
2001-2002: 3 courses teaching, 6 units research and administration.
2002-2003: 3 courses teaching, 6 units research and administration.
2003-2004: 3 courses teaching, 6 units research and administration.
2004-2005: 2 courses teaching, 7 units research and administration. (extra course at UGA at Oxford; summer course at MIT).
2005-2006: 2 courses teaching, 7 units research and administration.
2006-2007: 2 courses teaching, 7 units research and administration. (extra course at UGA)
2007-2008: 2 courses teaching, 7 units research and administration. (two extra courses at Michigan)
2008-2009: 2 courses teaching, 7 units research and administration
2009-2010: 2 courses teaching, 7 units research and administration
2010-2011: 2 courses teaching, 7 units research and administration
2011-2012: 2 courses teaching, 7 units research and administration (two summer courses at Oulu)
Fellow, Artificial Intelligence, 2011-
Courses Taught (before1989 *= courses developed de novo ) Undergraduate: Freshman English (remedial, first course, second course, computer assisted), *Freshman English: Greek Drama, Introduction to Literature, Survey of British Literature to 1700/1800, Introduction to Medieval Romance, *Language and the English Language, Development of Modern English, *History of the English Language, *Medieval Literature excluding Chaucer, *Special Topics in Linguistics: American English, Independent Study: *Old French, Applied Study in Writing: *Internship on JEngL, World Literature: Ancient and Medieval, Dialectology.
Graduate: Development of Modern English, *History of the English Language, World Literature: Ancient and Medieval, Dialectology, Study of the English Language: *American English.
Courses Taught (since 1989).
Winter 90 ENG 300 26 Intro to the English Language
Fall 05 ENGL/LING 4000/6000 34 History of the English Language
Fall 05 ENGL/LING 4886/6886 27 Text and Corpus Analysis
Fall 05 HONS 1990H 8 Honors Seminar: American English
Fall 06 ENGL/LING 4010/6010 31 American English
Fall 06 ENGL 4190/6190/LING 8080 25 Linguistics of Speech
Fall 06 HONS 1990H 4 Honors Seminar: Roswell Voices
Fall 06 LING 9010 1 Directed Study (Research Methods)
Spring 07 ENGL/LING 4190/6190 16 Computer Programming for English Lg, Lx
Fall 07 ENGL/LING 4886/6886 18 Text and Corpus Analysis
Fall 07 HONS 1990H 10 Honors Seminar: Roswell Voices
Fall 07 HONS 4801 1 Directed Study (UGA Press Internship)
Spring 08 ENGL 305 75 Intro to Modern English (at U of Michigan)
Spring 08 ENGL/LING 406 10 English Grammar (at U of Michigan)
Fall 08 HONS 3040H 14 Intro to Research in Humanities and Social Sciences
Fall 08 ENGL 4825/6830 13 Topics in Literary Theory: Style
Fall 08 LING 8020 15 Language Variation
Fall 09 HONS 3010H 14 Intro to Research in Humanities and Social Sciences
Fall 09 ENGL/LING 4010/6010 38 American English
Fall 09 ENGL/LING 4886/6886 20 Text and Corpus Analysis
Spring 10 HONS 4801 3 Directed Study: Cognitive Issues for African American English
Fall 10 HONS 3010H 17 Intro to Research in Humanities and Social Sciences
Fall 10 ENGL/LING 4050/6050 44 History of the English Language
Fall 10 ENGL/LING 4080/6080 21 Language Variation and the Linguistics of Speech
Fall 11 FYOS 1001 14 The New Humanities and New Science: Complex Systems
Fall 11 ENGL/LING 4010/6010 26 American English
Spring 12 HONS 3010H 13 Intro to Research in Humanities and Social Sciences
Spring 12 ENGL 4826/6826 20 Style: Language, Genre, Cognition
Summer 12 Complex Systems (at Univ of Oulu, Finland)
Summer 12 Linguistic Maps and GIS (at Univ of Oulu, Finland)
Curricular Innovation (since 1989).
Designed and proposed ENG 300 (ENGL/LING 3030) Introduction to the English Language. First taught Winter 1990.
Revised ENG 607 (ENGL/LING 6070) Middle English (no longer literature, now a course on language change). First taught Winter 1991.
Designed and proposed ENGL/LING 401/601 (4010/6010) American English. First taught Spring 1994.
Designed and proposed UNIV 1120 Online@UGA: Computer/Information Literacy (2001). First taught as FRES 1010 (1999-2000), UNIV 1120 Topics (2000-2001).
Designed and proposed ENGL/LING 4886/6886 Text and Corpus Analysis (2004). First taught as ENGL/LING 4190/6190 (2003).
Designed and proposed ENGL/LING 4080/6080 Language Variation and the Linguistics of Speech (2006). First taught as ENGL/LING 4190/6190 (2006).
Designed and proposed ENGL 4826/6826 Style: Language, Genre, Cognition (2010). First taught as ENGL 4825/6830 Topics in Literary Theory: Style (2008).
Teaching Innovation (since 1989).
Wrote and distributed LAMSASplot program to ENG/LIN 401, 402 classes; the disk contained a set of Linguistic Atlas databases with the access program, for primary research on language variation in campus computer laboratories as a regularly-occurring, required part of the course.
Instructional Technology Grant, 1994, "Corpus Linguistics and Atlas Databases," $16,000. This grant allows access by electronic mail, for local teaching and distance learning, to Linguistic Atlas materials and ICAME corpora. Taught first UGA course on Corpus Linguistics (as ENG/LIN 810) in 1997.
Prepared the LAMSAS Web site, which allows interactive access to Linguistic Atlas data; used I n 401/601 (4010/6010) to allow students to do primary research on language variation as a regularly-occurring, required part of the course. Second generation of the LAMSASplot program.
Developed "Online@UGA," a one-credit course for new students in Computer and Information Literacy. Taught as FRES 1010 in 1999-2000, and as UNIV 1120 in 2000-2001.
3. Scholarly Activities.
Books written or co-written.
The Linguistics of Speech. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009. Paperback edition, 2013. [rev. LinguistList (2009), American Speech 85 (2010), Journal of Language and Social Psychology 29 (2010), English World Wide 32 (2011), Journal of English Linguistics 40 (2012).]
Introduction to Quantitative Analysis of Linguistic Survey Data: Atlas by the Numbers. (with Edgar Schneider). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 1996.
Books edited or co-edited.
Oxford English Dictionary, 3rd edition online (ongoing). American pronunciation consultant, consultant for content on vrr. entries.
Studies in the History of the English Language 5. Variation and Change in English Grammar and Lexicon: Contemporary Approaches. Lead editor, with Robert Cloutier and Anne Marie Hamilton-Brehm. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 2010.
New Oxford American Dictionary. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001. (Advisory Board; pronunciation editor, with others; front essay, as below). 2nd ed., 2005. 3rd ed., 2010.
Oxford Dictionary of Pronunciation for Current English. American editor, with Clive Upton (British editor) and Rafal Konopka. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001. Paperback edition, 2003.
Oxford American College Dictionary. New York: Putnam, 2002. (Pronunciation editor, with others).
Oxford Essential Dictionary of the US Military. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001. (pronunciation editor, with others).
Oxford Desk Dictionary of People and Places. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999 (appeared 2000). (pronunciation editor, with others).
Oxford Essential Biographical Dictionary. American Edition. New York: Berkley Books, 1999 (appeared 2000). (pronunciation editor, with others).
Oxford Essential Geographical Dictionary. American Edition. New York: Berkley Books, 1999 (appeared 2000). (pronunciation editor, with others).
Handbook of the Linguistic Atlas of the Middle and South Atlantic States. University of Chicago Press, 1993. (editor-in-chief, with V. McDavid, T. Lerud, and E. Johnson).
Basic Materials: Linguistic Atlas of the Middle and South Atlantic States and Affiliated Projects. Chicago Microfilm MSS on Cultural Anthropology, gen. ed. Norman McQuown. Series 68.360-64, 69.365-69, 71.375-80. Chicago: Joseph Regenstein Library, University of Chicago, 1982-86. (microfilm, c. 130,000 pages; edited with R. McDavid, G. Hankins, et al.)
Dialects in Culture: Essays in General Dialectology by Raven I. McDavid, Jr. University, AL: University of Alabama Press, 1979. (principal editor, with asst. of Lee Pederson, Roger Shuy, Gerald Udell, and James B. McMillan)
Progress in Dialectometry, ed. with John Nerbonne, Literary and Linguistic Computing 21.4 [special issue, 2006]
Roswell Voices, Phase 2, with Claire Andres, Rachel Votta, and Sasha Johnson. Roswell: Roswell Folk and Heritage Bureau, 2006. [booklet and CD]
Roswell Voices, with Becky Childs, Bridget Anderson, and Sonja Lanehart. Roswell: Roswell Folk and Heritage Bureau, 2004. [booklet and CD]
Computational Techniques in Dialectometry, ed. with John Nerbonne, Computers and the Humanities 37.3 [special issue, 2003]
Literary Dialect Analysis with Computer Assistance. Language and Literature 10.2 [special issue, 2001].
Dynamics of a Sociolinguistic System: English Plural Formation in Augusta, Georgia, by †Michael I. Miller, ed. with Ronald Butters and Claiborne Rice Journal of English Linguistics 27.3 [special issue prepared separately as a book, 1999].
Ebonics. Ed. Journal of English Linguistics 26.2 [special issue prepared separately as a book, 1998].
American English: Current Research. Ed. Journal of English Linguistics 24.4. [special issue prepared separately as a book, 1996].
Essays in Memory of Harold B. Allen. Ed. Journal of English Linguistics 23.1 and 2. [special prepared separately as a book, 1995 for 1990-1995].
Computer Methods in Dialectology. Ed., with Edgar Schneider and Ellen Johnson. Journal of English Linguistics 22.1 [special issue prepared separately as a book, 1990 for 1989].
Chapters in books.
Language and Region. In R. Mesthrie, ed., Cambridge Handbook of Sociolinguistics (Cambridge University Press, 2011), 186-202.
The Beholder’s Eye: Using Self-Organizing Maps to Understand American Dialects. In Michael Adams and Anne Curzan, eds., Contours of English (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2011), 53-70.
Issues in Using Legacy Data. In M. Di Paolo and M. Yaeger-Dror, eds. Sociophonetics (London: Routledge, 2010), 46-57. [with Paulina Bounds and Naomi Palosaari]
Introduction. In Studies in the History of the English Language 5. Variation and Change in English Grammar and Lexicon: Contemporary Approaches (Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 2010), 1-10. [with Robert Cloutier and Anne Marie Hamilton-Brehm]
The Development of Standard American English. In Handbook of World English, edited by Andy Kirkpatrick (London: Routledge: 2010), 96-112.
Detecting Geographic Associations in English Dialect Features in North America with Self-Organising Maps. In Self-Organising Maps: Applications in GI Science, edited by P. Agarwal and A. Skupin (London: Wiley, 2008), 87-106. [with J. Thill, I. Casas, and X. Yao]
Linguistic Atlas of the Middle and South Atlantic States. In New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture, Vol. 5: Language, ed. by M. Montgomery and E. Johnson (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2007), 147-149.
Raven I. McDavid, Jr. In New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture, Vol. 5: Language, ed. by M. Montgomery and E. Johnson (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2007), 154-156.
The Relevance of Community Language Studies to HEL: The View from Roswell. In Christopher Cain and Geoffrey Russom, eds., Managing Chaos: Strategies for I dentifying Change in English, Studies in the History of the English Language, 3 (Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 2007), 173-186. [with Sonja Lanehart, Bridget Anderson, and Becky Childs]
Standard American English Pronunciation. In A Handbook of Varieties of English, vol. 1 (Phonology), edited by Bernd Kortmann and Edgar Schneider, with Kate Burridge, Rajend Mesthrie, and Clive Upton (Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 2005), 257-269.
Regional Varieties of American English. In Language in the USA, 2nd ed., edited by Edward Finegan and John Rickford, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004), 39-57. Repr. in S. Blum, ed., Making Sense of Language: Readings in Culture and Communication (New York: Oxford University Press, 2013), 357-371.
Dialectology and the History of the English Language. In Studies in the History of English: A Millennial Perspective, ed. by Donka Minkova and Robert Stockwell (Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 2002), 79-108.
American English: Melting Pot or Mixing Bowl? In K. Lenz and R. Möhlig, eds, Of Dyuersitie & Chaunge of Langage: Essays presented to Manfred Görlach (Heidelberg: C. Winter, 2002), 224-239.
Corpus Linguistics and Sociolinguistics. In Raj Mesthrie, ed., The Concise Encyclopedia of Sociolinguistics (Oxford: Pergamon, 2002), 765-769. [with M. Sebra and S. Fligelstone]
Linguistic Databases of the American Linguistic Atlas Project. In Steven Bird, Peter Buneman, and Mark Liberman, eds., Proceedings of the IRCS Workshop on Linguistic Databases (Philadelphia: Institute for Research in Cognitive Science, University of Pennsylvania; National Science Foundation, 2001), 157-166.
American Voices. In Frank Abate and Elizabeth Jewell, eds., New Oxford American Dictionary (New York: Oxford University Press, 2001), xxvii-xxxvii.
The Future of Dialectology. In Clive Upton and Katie Wales, eds., Dialectal Variation in English: Proceedings of the Harold Orton Centenary Conference 1998. Leeds Studies in English Vol. 30, 1999 (2000), 271-88.
A Guide to the History of American Dialects with Special Reference to Pronunciation. In A Guide to the History of the Phonetic Sciences in the United States, edited by John J. Ohala, Arthur J. Bronstein, Grazia Busàà, Julie A. Lewis, and William F. Weigel (Berkeley, CA: International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, 1999). [with Lee Pederson].
American English. In Microsoft Encarta99 Encyclopedia. CD-ROM. Microsoft Corporation. 1999. [included in subsequent annual releases].
Uses of Inferential Statistics in Corpus Studies. InMagnus Ljung, ed., Corpus-based Studies in English, 167-77. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 1997/1999. [with C. Meyer, D. Ingegneri].
Preface. In Handbook of Perceptual Dialectology, edited by Dennis Preston (Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 1999), xvii-xviii.
Analytical Procedure and Three Technical Types of Dialect. In From the Gulf States and Beyond: The Legacy of Lee Pederson and LAGS, edited by M. Montgomery and T. Nunnally, 167-85. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1998.
Exempla. In Medieval England: An Encyclopedia, edited by Paul Szarmach, Tess Tavormina, and Joel Rosenthal , 282-83. New York: Garland,1998.
Modeling Language Variation. In Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Methods in Dialectology, edited by Alan Thomas , 14-21. Bangor: Dept. of Linguistics, Univ. of Wales, 1998. [with R. Celis]
Generation of Linguistic Feature Maps with Statistics. In Language Variety in the South Revisited, edited by C. Bernstein, T. Nunnally, and R. Sabino , 392-416. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1997.
Computer-Assisted Study of American English Lexical Data. In From AElfric to the New York Times: Studies in English Corpus Linguistics, edited by Udo Fries, Viviane Müller, and Peter Schneider , 239-47. Amsterdam, Atlanta: Rodopi, 1997.
American English for the 21st Century. In Englishes Around the World: Studies in Honor of Manfred Görlach. Vol 1: General Studies, British Isles, North America, edited by Edgar Schneider, 307-23. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 1997.
Foundations of American English. In Focus on the USA, edited by Edgar Schneider, 25-50. Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 1996.
Raven I. McDavid, Jr. In Lexicon Grammaticorum, edited by Harro Stammerjohann, 618-19. Tübingen: Niemeyer, 1996 [with L. Pederson].
Interactive Computer Mapping for the Linguistic Atlas of the Middle and South Atlantic States (LAMSAS). In Old English and New: Essays in Language and Linguistics in Honor of Frederic G. Cassidy, edited by N. Doane, J. Hall, and R. Ringler , 400-14. New York: Garland, 1992.
Dialects: Traditions in Culture and Innovations in Analysis. In Papers from the Fifteenth Annual Meeting of the Atlantic Provinces Linguistic Association, edited by W. J. Davey and Bernard LeVert , 38-63. Syndey, NS: UCCB, SSHRC, 1992.
Modern American Dialect Study. In Proceedings from the 4th Nordic Conference for English Studies, edited by G. Caie et al., 1.231-41. Copenhagen: Univ. of Copenhagen, 1990.
LAMSAS Goes SASsy: Statistical Methods and Linguistic Atlas Data. In Computer Methods in Dialectology, edited by W. Kretzschmar, E. Schneider, and E. Johnson (special issue of Journal of English Linguistics, see Monographs/Special Issues), 129-41 (with Edgar Schneider).
Phonetic Display and Output. In Computer Methods in Dialectology, edited by W. Kretzschmar, E. Schneider, and E. Johnson (special issue of Journal of English Linguistics, see Monographs/Special Issues), 47-53.
Raven I. McDavid, Jr. (1911-1984). In Encyclopedia of Southern Culture, edited by C. Wilson and W. Ferris , 789-90 Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1989.
Computers and the American Linguistic Atlas. In Methods in Dialectology: Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Methods in Dialectology, edited by A. Thomas , 200- 24. Clevedon: Multilingual Matters, 1988.
English in the Middle Ages: The Struggle for Acceptability. In The English Language Today, edited by Sidney Greenbaum , 20-29. Oxford: Pergamon, 1985.
Bibliography of Raven I. McDavid, Jr.'s Writings. In Varieties of American English: Essays by Raven I. McDavid, Jr., edited by Anwar Dil , 356-83. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1980.
The Life of St. Mary the Egyptian. In Sources for the Study of High Medieval Culture 1100-1 300, edited by Nicholas Steneck et al., 135-52. Ann Arbor: MARC, University of Michigan, 1976. [with J. D. Robertson; translation from Old French]
Juried journal articles.
Language Variation and Complex Systems. American Speech 85 (2010): 263-286.
Library Collaboration with Large Digital Humanities Projects. Literary and Linguistic Computing 25 (2010): 1-7. [with William Gray Potter]
Large-Scale Humanities Computing Projects: Snakes Chasing Tails, or Every End is a New Beginning? Digital Humanities Quarterly 3 n2 (Spring 2009), http://www.digitalhumanities.org/dhq/
In the Profession: Habeas Corpus? Journal of English Linguistics 37 (2009): 88-92.
Neural Networks and the Linguistics of Speech. Interdisciplinary Science Reviews 33 (2008): 336-356.
Language in the Deep South: Southern Accents Past and Present. Southern Quarterly 45 (2008): 9-27.
Public and Academic Understandings about Language: The Intellectual History of Ebonics. English World Wide 29 (2008): 70-95.
What's in the Name "Linguistics" for Variationists. Journal of English Linguistics 35 (2007): 263-277.
Pronunciation Keys in American Dictionaries. Dictionaries 27 (2006), 127-132.
Art and Science in Computational Dialectology. Literary and Linguistic Computing 21 (2006), 399-410.
Progress in Dialectometry: Toward Explanation. Literary and Linguistic Computing 21 (2006), 387-398. [with John Nerbonne].
Collaboration on Corpora for Regional and Social Analysis. Journal of English Linguistics 34 (2006), 172-205. [with J. Anderson, J. Beal, B. Plichta, K. Corrigan, L. Opas-Hanninen]
Vingt anneés de l’American Linguistic Atlas. Dialectologie et Géolinguistique 13 (2004), 383- 400. [trans. Into French by Jean Le Dû]
Looking for the Smoking Gun: Principled Sampling in Creating the Tobacco Industry Document Corpus. Journal of English Linguistics 32 (2004), 31-47. [with Clayton Darwin, Cati Brown, Donald Rubin, and Douglas Biber]
Linguistic Atlases of the US and Canada. In Needed Research in American Dialects, ed. by Dennis Preston. Publications of the American Dialect Society 88 (2003), 25-48.
Distributional Foundations for a Theory of Language Change.World Englishes 22 (2003), 377- 401. [with Susan Tamasi]
Introducing Computational Techniques in Dialectometry. Computers and the Humanities 37 (2003), 245-255. [with John Nerbonne]
Mapping Southern English. American Speech 78 (2003), 130-149.
Teaching American English Online. Journal of English Linguistics 30 (2002), 318-327.
Following Kurath: An Appreciation. Dictionaries 23 (2002), 115-125.
Literary Dialect Analysis with Computer Assistance: An Introduction. Language and Literature 10 (2001), 99-110.
Frederic Cassidy: In Memoriam. Journal of English Linguistics 29 (2001), 4-6.
Postmodern Dialectology. American Speech 75 (2000), 10-12.
Dimensions of Variation in American English Vocabulary. English World-Wide 17 (1996), 189-211.
Why Dialectology? RASK 4 (1996), 35-49.
Quantitative Areal Analysis of Dialect Features. Language Variation and Change 8 (1996), 13- 39.
Mapping with Numbers. Journal of English Linguistics 24 (1996), 343-57. (With Deanna Light).
Management of Linguistic Databases. Journal of English Linguistics 24 (1996), 61-70. (With Rafal Konopka).
Dialectology and Sociolinguistics: Same Coin, Different Currency. Language Sciences 17 (1995), 271-82.
The Making of the LAMSAS Handbook. SECOL Review 19 (1995), 48-58.
The Oxford Concise Dictionary of Pronunciation. RASK 1 (1994), 83-93.
Spatial Analysis of Linguistic Data with GIS Functions. International Journal of Geographical Information Systems 7 (1993), 541-60 (with Jay Lee).
Isoglosses and Predictive Modeling. American Speech 67 (1992), 227-49. [reprinted in M. Linn, ed., Handbook of Dialects and Language Variation (Orlando: Academic Press, 1999), 151-72.]
Interactive Linguistic Mapping of Dialect Features. Literary and Linguistic Computing 7 (1992), 168-75 (with John Kirk).
Where is Dialectology Going II? Quaderni di Semantica 25 (1992), 115-21.
Caxton's Sense of History. JEGP 91 (1992), 510-28.
Whither Dialectology I. Quaderni di Semantica 24 (1991), 257-62. (Italy)
Bibliography of the Writings of Raven I. McDavid, Jr. Journal of English Linguistics 20 (1987), 13-37 (with P. Merman; major revision and updating of 1980 chapter).
From Manuscript to Print on a Budget. Editors' Notes 6.2 (1987), 11-19.
Adaptation and anweald in the Old English Orosius. Anglo-Saxon England 16 (1987), 127-45
Inside a Linguistic Atlas. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 130 (1986), 390- 405 (lead author following death of R. McDavid; with V. McDavid, T. Lerud, M. Ratliffe). [reprinted in M. Linn, ed., Handbook of Dialects and Language Variation (Orlando: Academic Press, 1999), 87-104.]
Names Not on the Map. Names 33 (1985), 216-24 (with R. McDavid, et al.).
Le Lai d'Haveloc. Allegorica 5 (1982, for 1980), 41-96 (translation from Old French).
Three Stories in Search of an Author: The Narrative Versions of Havelok. Allegorica (1982, for 1980) 5, 19-40.
A Reappraisal of Exodus 290b-291a. Neophilologus 66 (1980), 140-44.
Anglo-Saxon Historiography and Saints' Lives: Cynewulf's Elene. Indiana Social Studies Quarterly 33 (1980), 49-59.
Bulletins or reports.
Computer Needs. In Needed Research in American English (1983), edited by Thomas Clark. Publications of the American Dialect Society 71 (1984), 71-76. Rev. rpt. as part of A Report to the Congress of the United States on The State of the Humanities [New York: ACLS, 1985]).
Abstracts. Many associated with conference papers and in bibliographical publications.
Diane Larsen-Freeman and Lynne Cameron, Complex Systems and Applied Linguistics. Journal of English Linguistics 39 (2011):89-95.
Geoffrey Sampson, Empirical Linguistics. Journal of English Linguistics 34 (2006): 161-165.
William Labov, Principles of Linguistic Change. Vol. 2. American Speech 80 (2005), 321-330.
Robert Penhallurick, ed. Debating Dialect: Essays on the Philosophy of Dialect Study. English World Wide 23 (2002):156-158.
John Lawler and Helen Aristar Dry. Using Computers in Linguistics. Journal of English Linguistics 29 (2001), 188-190.
SPSS Student Version 9.0 for Windows. Journal of English Linguistics 28 (2000), 311-13.
Walt Wolfram and Natalie Schilling-Estes, Hoi Toide on the Outer Banks. English World-Wide 21 (2000), 160-63.
Lou Burnard, British National Corpus Sampler. Journal of English Linguistics 27 (1999), 381-84.
William Labov, Principles of Linguistic Change. Vol. 1 American Speech 71 (1996), 198-205.
James Milroy, Linguistic Variation and Change. Journal of English Linguistics 24 (1996), 259-61.
Walt Wolfram, Dialects and American English. Journal of English Linguistics. 24 (1996), 167- 68.
Dennis Preston, American Dialect Research. Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages 10 (1996), 374-80.
Suzanne Romaine, Language in Society: An Introduction to Sociolinguistics. English World- Wide 15 (1994), 273-75.
John Jacobs, The Fables of Odo of Cheriton. Modern Philology 84 (1987), 416-18.
Rebecca West, Routine Complications. American Speech 61 (1986), 277-80.
Richard Spears, Slang and Euphemism: A Dictionary. American Speech 57 (1982), 300-03.
Short Notices section of Journal of English Linguistics (generally one or more short reviews per issue, 1984-99).
Work in Progress.
Evidence about Profiling from Linguistic Survey Research. To appear in “Linguistic Profiling in Global Perspective,” ed. by John Baugh.
Humanities Computing: GIS. To appear in MLA Handbook of Digital Humanities, ed. by Ray Siemens and Ken Price. [submitted, scheduled for 2012]
American English: General Features. To appear in Dieter Wolff, ed., English as a Foreign Language (Mouton de Gruyter). [submitted, sched. 2012]
The Idea of Standard American English. To appear in Raymond Hickey, ed., Standards of English: Codified Varieties around the World (Cambridge University Press). [submitted, sched. 2012]
Computer Mapping of Language Data. To appear in Manfred Krug and Julia Schlueter, eds., Research Methods in Language Variation and Change (Cambridge University Press). [submitted, sched. for 2012]
Evidence from Surveys and Atlases in the History of the English Language. To appear in Terttu Nevalainen and Elizabeth Traugott, eds., The Oxford Handbook of the History of English (Oxford: Oxford University Press). [with Merja Stenroos, submitted, sched. for 2012].
Review of Richard Bailey, Speaking American, Wall Street Journal. [submitted, sched. for 2012]
Making Sociolinguistic Data Accessible. To appear in Data Collection in Sociolinguistics, ed. by Christine Mallinson, Becky Childs, and Gerard Van Herk (London: Routledge). [submitted, sched. for 2013]
Scaled Measurement of Geographic and Social Speech Data. To appear in Literary and Linguistic Computing [with Brendan Kretzschmar, Irene Brockman, sched. for 2013]
African American Voices in Atlanta. To appear in Sonja Lanehart, ed., Oxford Handbook of African American Language (Oxford University Press). [sched. for 2013]
Dialectometry. Special edition of LLC: Journal of Digital Scholarship in the Humanities 28(1). [sched. for 2013, with John Nerbonne]
Complex Systems in the History of American English. To appear in Merja Kÿto, ed., Corpus Linguistics and HEL [submitted, proposed to CUP]
Linguistics and Complex Systems [proposed to CUP, in draft]
The Emergence of English [textbook on History of the English Language, proposed to CUP, much in draft]
The Emergence of American English [textbook on American English]
Digital Archive of Southern Speech (2009). Athens: Linguistic Atlas Project, American Dialect Society. Republished by the Linguistic Data Consortium (Philadephia, 2012). [200Gb+, 400+ hours of digital audio interviews sampled from the Linguistic Atlas of the Gulf States, with finding aids; released on portable USB drives]
TEI and Linguistic Interviews (2002).
Linguistic Atlas Projects Web site (under continuous development since 1995). http://www.lap.uga.edu.
3b. Creative contributions other than formal publications.
Pluralism in American English. Two-part radio program (2 1/2 hours), 1983. National syndication by WFMT, Chicago (with R. McDavid).
3c. Grants received (does not include UGA Foreign Travel Grants, UGA Summer Research Grants, or special purpose OVPR grants).
2008-2011 NEH PW-50007, “Digitization of Atlas Audio Recordings,” $349,600.
2006-. American Dialect Society, $15,000 per year.
2006-07. Roswell Community Language project, $6,500, Roswell Convention and Visitors Bureau
2006. CHA State of the Art Conference Grant, $7000, "Linguistics in the 21st Century: Perspectives and Challenges."
2005. Roswell Community Language project, $6,500, Roswell Convention and Visitors Bureau
2005-06. NSF SBR-0446888, "Doctoral Dissertation Research: Investigating the Local Construction of Identity: Sociophonetic Variation in Smoky Mountain African American Women's Speech," $9768. [with Becky Childs]
2003-05. Roswell Community Language project, $10,000, Roswell Convention and Visitors Bureau [with Sonja Lanehart and Bridget Anderson]
2002-04. NSF SBR-0233448, "SGER: Atlanta Speech Sample," $54,834, Undergraduate Research Supplement, $5000. [with Sonja Lanehart]
2001-06. Co- Investigator, National Cancer Institute, "Linguistic Analysis of Tobacco Industry Documents," Donald Rubin (PI). [I was the lead computer expert, responsible for corpus construction, corpus analysis, and computer presentation of results]
2001-2003. NSF-SBR-0115654, "Doctoral Dissertation Research: Colorado Field Research for Linguistic Atlas," $9210. [for Lamont Antieau]
1997-2005. American Dialect Society, $12,000 per year.
1999-2002. NSF SBR-9975657, "Collaborative Research on the Geography of English Dialect Features by Self-Organizing Maps," $36,095. Undergraduate Research Supplement, $5,000.
1998-2001. NSF SBR-9729149, "Historical Databases of African American English and Gullah," $47,189. Undergraduate Research Supplement, $5,000.
1986-92, 1994-97. American Dialect Society, $8,000 per year.
1994. UGA Instructional Technology Grant, "Corpus Linguistics and Atlas Databases," $16,000.
1993-94. NSF DBS 9222279 "Charting Linguistic Features by Density Estimation," $19,935.
1990-94. NEH RT 21147, "Linguistic Atlas of the Middle and South Atlantic States (LAMSAS): Database and Publication," $155,000.
TEI Consortium, Board of Directors (2002-2004), Nominating Committee (2002-2004)
Pedro Zamora Horizon Award (2002; UGA, commitment to diversity).
South Atlantic Regional Humanities Center, founding board member (2001-2009).
American Association for the Advancement of Science, Section Z (Linguistics) Nominating Committee (2000-2003).
ACLS Senior Fellowship, alternate (1999, not awarded).
American Dialect Society, Nominating Committee (1996-99), Executive Committee (1999-2002), Search Committee for American Speech Editor (2003-2004).
Association for Computers and the Humanities, Executive Committee (1998-2003), Publications Committee (2000-2002).
Modern Language Association, Regional Delegate (1983-86).
Current listing in several Who's Who volumes, including Who's Who in the World (1992-), Who's Who in America (1994-).
3e. Areas of research (see also 6. Narrative Account of Current Research).
Special Area of Interest: Linguistic Atlas Project.
I am Editor of the Linguistic Atlas of the Middle and South Atlantic States and of the Linguistic Atlas of the North-Central States; I am generally regarded as the third director, or Editor-in-chief, of the Linguistic Atlas Project (each regional project is actually autonomous), founded by Hans Kurath in 1929 and continued by Raven McDavid. I moved the Atlas archives from the University of Chicago to Georgia after McDavid died and I was ratified as his successor by the American Dialect Society (ADS). Georgia has become the national center for Atlas research. The Georgia collection currently includes materials from the Linguistic Atlases of New England, the Middle and South Atlantic States, the North-Central States, the Gulf States, the Pacific Coast, the Pacific Northwest, the Upper Midwest, and the Western States, along with other smaller projects which employed the same methods (Eastern Canada, Turner's Gullah records, Lowman's Southern England records, etc.). This collection has not been permanently archived at Georgia, but is housed by agreement with the ADS. The new digital archive of Atlas materials at the University of Georgia Library is a permanent fixture. My Atlas operation has been supported by grant funding over the years (NEH, NSF), and it is the beneficiary of the Hans Kurath Trust Fund of the ADS, which provides a moderate amount of secure continuing funding.
The materials of the Linguistic Atlas Project constitute our best primary evidence for the history of American English at mid-century, and a benchmark from which we can determine contemporary change in our language. I have devised new computer and statistical methods for analysis of the materials, in line with modern ideas of survey research and GIS methods, in addition to arranging for their conservation. My work has established a relationship between traditional dialectology and sociolinguistics (I have a reputation as a theorist for empirical studies, as in my 2009 The Linguistics of Speech, Cambridge University Press), and has offered new findings from my database of historical linguistic survey research.
The LAP continues field work in the West as funding and interested field workers are available. Lee Pederson (Emory University) and I co-direct the Linguistic Atlas of the Western States, which will largely complete the national grid for the first stage of interviews for LAP. Recent field work has been conducted in California, Colorado, and West Texas. We have also conducted a second-stage survey of American speech in the Atlanta metropolitan area. The new survey is among the first projects to use modern random-sample survey techniques to select speakers, as in opinion polling, which will allow valid statistical analysis of results. The new survey is designed to establish the norms of urban American English for practical use by speech pathologists and others, as well as to plot the directions of language change from earlier LAP results. A companion project, Roswell Voices, is a long-term language and life field site in a community just north of Atlanta. There, we are interested in finding out what happens in communities like Roswell where massive population change has transformed the language behavior of residents.
Major project publications include the Handbook of the Linguistic Atlas of the Middle and South Atlantic States (University of Chicago Press, 1993), and microform publication of 130,000 pages of unedited materials from the Middle and South Atlantic survey, Basic Materials: Linguistic Atlas of the Middle and South Atlantic States and Affiliated Projects (Regenstein Library, University of Chicago, 1982-86). In addition to these larger works, each year I write new articles and conference papers on Atlas materials. Many more publications, large and small, will in time be prepared from the Atlas materials at Georgia; they are a rich historical source of information. The primary means of publication of the Linguistic Atlas materials themselves is no longer print but the World Wide Web (URL http://www.lap.uga.edu). The Linguistic Atlas site has been accessed heavily by users from the general population as well as experts. I am aware that the site has been used in classes at the University of Chicago, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Toronto, and other universities around the world. We are working to redevelop the site to distribute sound files as well as text and maps. As of 2010, the Linguistic Data Consortium at the University of Pennsylvania, the largest national provider of audio and text linguistic data, has agreed to distribute Atlas digital audio data.
Special Area of Interest: Oxford Consultancy and Research for Lexicography.
I am a consultant for Oxford University Press for the preparation of American English pronunciations for the Oxford English Dictionary. This long-term work has resulted in a separate book, the Oxford Dictionary of Pronunciation for Current English (2001). ODPCE is the primary source for American pronunciations in OED entries, with collateral use of my transcriptions in other Oxford dictionaries. I am also one of five members of the Advisory Board for the US Dictionaries program of Oxford University Press. My pronunciations were used extensively, in both the New Oxford American Dictionary (2001; 2nd ed. 2005, 3rd ed. 2010), for which I also had the honor of writing the front-matter essay, and in many related products.
Special Area of Interest: Humanities Computing and Instructional Technology.
In the early 1980s I was asked by Raven McDavid to find ways to computerize the Linguistic Atlas Project. This I did, including the preparation of computer fonts and methods for displaying and printing phonetics, the design of a database structure and methods for digitizing Atlas data, and development of new methods for computer analysis and visualization of Atlas data. Beginning in 1994 I led a transition from paper publication to online publication of Atlas materials, now focused on the Atlas Web site (http://www.lap.uga.edu). This site has become a leading example in the field, and remains under continuous development. These efforts have led to my service as a member of the Executive Council for the Association for Computers and the Humanities, and a member of the Executive Board for the Text Encoding Initiative. I have also extended my work into the area of corpus linguistics, particularly in a National Cancer Institute study of language in the tobacco documents. I have supervised the creation of a series of corpora for forensic analysis of the millions of documents produced under court order; this work constitutes some of the first large-scale corpus analysis of corporate documents. This work has led to commercial consulting and a patent application. I am currently interested in developing applications related to this work for management of language problems in medicine, including electronic medical records. In 2006 I led a group which published a programmatic article about the production of public language corpora, and I am still active in software development with colleagues in Finland for the LICHEN program, a software toolbox for the maintenance, analysis, and display of language data.
I have worked to incorporate the computer in my own teaching. I wrote and distributed my LAMSASplot program to classes at UGA; the program proved popular and effective both among my students and among language variationists elsewhere, and it has been widely used. I was awarded a UGA Instructional Technology Grant, 1994, "Corpus Linguistics and Atlas Databases," which allowed development of Internet access to Linguistic Atlas materials and ICAME corpora, and makes possible for the first time effective study and teaching of corpus linguistics at UGA. The Linguistic Atlas site (URL http://www.lap.uga.edu), which contains the successor of the LAMSASplot program, has been more widely used for teaching than its predecessor, including a standard set of weekly exercises in my own American English course.
A cluster of papers and reviews from students in my Literary Dialect Seminar, in which I taught computer text analysis with LinguaLinks software, has been published as a special issue of the journal Language and Literature.
Since 1999 I have been working to develop new opportunities in Humanities Computing at UGA. So far, we have established Humanities Computing specializations within the English and Linguistics MA programs, which have been included in the UGA strategic plan. In association with these efforts, I arranged for UGA to become the charter university member of the TEI Consortium, and have served as the institutional representative and was a member of the TEI Executive Board. I hosted the ACH/ALLC joint annual meeting in 2003 at UGA. More recently, the Atlas project has cooperated with the University Library on creation of a substantial archival and display system as an early step towards an institutional repository. In 2010, I wrote a plan for a cluster hire in digital humanities, on short notice in consultation with other faculty, and two lines have been approved for searches, including a joint line in English and Theatre and Film Studies.
Special Area of Interest: Medieval Literature
I continue my interest in research on medieval literature, as exemplified in many publications through the early 1990s. However, my efforts in language variation and lexicography prevent me from spending as much time as I would like on my specialties, medieval literary theory and medieval logical and interpretive practices. My existing publications continue to be cited with some regularity, but I no longer wish to have primary responsibility for student theses in this area.
3f. Supervision of student research (* director).
Undergraduate Honors Theses: Samantha Knoll* (2009), Josh Dunn* (2010), Anna Wilson, Emily Jessup, C. Thomas Bailey.
M.A., English: Lisa Cohen* (1991), Cathy Krusberg* (1992), Matthew Zimmerman (1996), Salena Sampson* (2005), David Deutsch (2006), Lindsey Morgan (2006), Bernadette Johnson* (2009), Calen Verbist* (2011), Jesse Waters (2011), Sandy Argroves* (X).
M.A., Artificial Intelligence: Robert Hollingsworth, Shayi Zhang.
Ph.D., English: Carol Jamison* (1993), Alexander Bruce (1997), Susan Sigalas (1997), Lissa Holloway-Attaway (2000), Lisa Cohen Minnick* (2002), Clai Rice* (2002), Eric Rochester* (2004), Angela Pfile (2005)*, Deanna Light* (X), Matthew Zimmerman* (X), Michelle Queen-Hill* (X), Patrick McGinn (X), Jonathan Foggin*, Jacqueline Hettel*.
Ph.D., Linguistics: Barbara Ferre (1991), Ellen Johnson* (1992), Valerie Boulanger* (1997), Frank Bramlett (1999), Karen Christenson (1999), Allison Burkette* (2001), Byung-Joon Lim (2001), Marianne Mason (2001), Akinloye Ojo* (2001), Judit Szito (2002), Anne- Marie Hamilton* (2003), Joseph Kuhl* (2003), Hilda Mata (2003), Stephanie Schlitz
(2003), Susan Tamasi* (2003), Suddarat Leerabhandh Hatfield (2005)*, Becky Childs (2005)*, Marlene Kemp-Dynin (2005)*, Jeongyi Lee (2005), Lamont Antieau* (2006), Bess Fjordbak* (2006), Helga Wendelberger* (2006), Cati Brown (2006), Csilla Weninger (2007), Clayton Darwin (2008)*, Keith Kennetz (2008)*, Betsy Barry (2008)*, Elizabeth Craig (2008), Garrison Bickerstaff (2010)*, Paulina Bounds (2010)*, Nancy Condon (X), Elizabeth Johnson (X), Rafal Konopka* (X), Brooke Ehrhardt*, Claire Andres*, Sonia Bell*, Steven Coats*, Magdalene Jacobs, Heather Mello, Judith Oliver*.
Ph.D., Education: Joycelyn Wilson (2007).
External M.A., English Philology, Marija Pecova-Kesäläinen (2011, University of Oulu).
External Ph.D., Linguistics: Robert Shackleton*, "Quantitative Assessment of English-American Speech Relations," (2010, University of Groningen, Netherlands).
(1) Dr. Edgar Schneider, University of Bamberg, West Germany, was Visiting Associate Professor in the English Dept. for 1988-89 under the terms of an FRG Heisenberg Stipendium, to work with me on statistical methods for analyzing Linguistic Atlas data.
(2) Dr. John Kirk, Queen's University of Belfast, was Visiting Associate Professor in the English Dept. for 1990-91 under funding from Fulbright and British Academy, to work with me on computer mapping and theories of dialect.
(3) Dr. Jean-Claude Thill, SUNY-Buffalo, under terms of a grant from NSF (1999-2002), to work on advanced methods in technical geography (neural networks; 1999-).
(4) Dr. John Nerbonne, Alfa-informatica, University of Groningen (Netherlands), to work on advanced quantitative methods in computational linguistics (2000-).
(5) Dr. Lisa Lena Opas-Hänninen, Dr. Tapio Seppanen, University of Oulu (Finland), to work on humanities computing, public corpora (LICHEN software), and language issues (2005-).
3g. Editorial or advisory board member of journals or learned projects.
National Advisory Committee, Ford Foundation Project on Linguistic Profiling (dir. John Baugh, Stanford University; 2002-).
Steering Committee, Methods in Dialectology (triennial conf., 1993-2008)
Editorial Board, Computers and the Humanities (2001-2004).
Senior Consulting Editor, Journal of English Linguistics (1999-).
Editorial Board, English World-Wide (1997-).
Editorial Board, Rask (Scandinavian journal of linguistics and communication, 1994-).
Editorial Board, American Speech (2003-2005).
Advisory Board, US Dictionaries Program, Oxford Univ. Press New York (1997-).
3h. Convention papers ( ** = invited plenary talk; * = corresponds to published version). Workshop on Language and Complex Adaptive Systems, LSA, Boston, 2013. [with Allison Burkette, Diane Larsen-Freeman]
Small Sample Sizes in Variationist Research. NWAV, Bloomington (IN), 2012.
Transcriptions for the Linguistic Atlas Project. FINSSE, Joensuu, Finland, 2012. [with Jacqueline Hettel, Ilkka Juuso, Lisa Lena Opas-Hänninen, Tapio Seppänen]
Computer Simulation of Speech in Cultural Interaction as a Complex System. European Science Foundation Network for Digital Methods in the Arts and Humanities (NeDiMAH) Workshop on “Space and Time in the Humanities,” Hamburg, Germany. [with C. Thomas Bailey and Ilkka Juuso, in association with Digital Humanities 2012]
Corpus Building for the Linguistic Atlas Project, ICAME, Leuven, Belgium, 2012 [with Lisa Lena Opas-Hänninen, Ilkka Juuso, Tapio Seppänen, Jacqueline Hettel]
**Complex Systems and the History of the English Language, SHEL, Bloomington (IN), 2012.
Variation in the Traditional Vowels of the Eastern States, ADS/LSA, Portland, 2012.
The Linguistic Atlas Projects Online, ADS/LSA, Portland, 2012. [with Lisa Lena Opas-Hänninen, Ilkka Juuso, Tapio Seppänen, Jacqueline Hettel]
Workshop on Language and Complex Systems, NWAV 40, Georgetown, 2011 [with Allison Burkette, Salikoko Mufwene]
The Linguistic Atlas of the Gulf States Online. Helsinki Corpus Festival, Helsinki, 2011 [with Lisa Lena Opas-Hänninen, Ilkka Juuso, Tapio Seppänen]
Defining firecat: An Improved Model for Corpus-Based Lexicology, AACL, Atlanta, 2011.
Taking a Large-Scale Legacy Archive Online: The Case of LAP and LICHEN, Methods in Dialectology Conference, London (ON), 2011 [with Ilkka Juuso, Lisa Lena Opas-Hänninen, Tapio Seppänen]
*Scaled Measurement of Geographic and Social Speech Data, Methods in Dialectology Conference, London (ON), 2011 [with Brendan Kretzschmar, Irene Brockman]
Legacy Data. Workshop on Sociophonetics, Summer Institute of Linguistics, Boulder, 2011 [with Naomi Palosaari, Paulina Bounds]
Student Participation in the Linguistic Atlas Project, ISLE, Boston, 2011
**Complex Systems in Aggregated Variation Analyses, Workshop on Cross-Linguistic and Language-Internal Variation in Text and Speech, 2011 (Freiburg).
Implicational Scaling in Southern Speech Features, ADS/LSA, Pittsburgh, 2011. [with Josh Dunn and Mi Ran Kim]
*Language and Region, NWAV 39, San Antonio, 2010.
Complex Systems and Sociolinguistics in Roswell, NWAV 39, San Antonio, 2010. [with Josh Dunn]
Complex Systems in the History of American English, IAUPE 2010 (Malta).
Complexity in the Relation between British and American English, Echoes of Albion, University of Groningen, 2010
**The 80/20 Rule in English Grammar, NAES-FINSSE 2010, Oulu (Finland).
LAP, LICHEN, and DASS: Experiences combining data and tools, NAES-FINSSE 2010, Oulu (Finland).
**The Emergence of Standard American English in American Education, SECOL 2010, Oxford (MS)
Creating Public Corpora: Human Subjects and Metadata, NWAV 38, Ottawa, 2009.
Emergence of “New Varieties” in Speech as a Complex System, ICLCE3 2009 (London).
Corpora and Complexity Science, ICAME 2009 (Lancaster).
How Speech Communities Differ, SHEL 2009 (Banff). [with Samantha Knoll]
The Digital Archive of Southern Speech. SECOL 2009 (New Orleans). [with Paulina Bounds, Steven Coats, Tony Snodgrass, Lisa Lena Opas-Hanninen, Tapio Seppanen, Ilkka Juuso]
**Postmodern Dialectology, American Dialect Society Presidential Address, 2009 (San Francisco).
Dialectology and Complex Systems, Methods in Dialectology Conference, 2008 (Leeds).
*Unnatural Language Processing:Neural Networks and the Linguistics of Speech. Digital Humanities 2008 (Oulu).
African-American English Phonetics Workshop, NWAVE 2007 (Philadelphia)
Large-Scale Humanities Computing Projects: Snakes Chasing Tails, or Every End is a New Beginning? Digital Humanities 2007 (Urbana).
Digital Conversion of Atlas Audio Tapes, NWAVE 2006 (Columbus).
** *What's in the Name "Linguistics" for Variationists, Linguistics in the 21st Century, UGA, 2006
Workshop on Wordsmith Tools, Linguistics in the 21st Century, UGA, 2006 [with Marlene Kemp-Dynin]
Description of Vowel Formants in Dawgs' Speech, Linguistics in the 21st Century, UGA, 2006 [with Mi-Ran Kim, Chris Harriss, and Carl Naylor; won 1st prize in poster competition]
**Evidence about Profiling from Linguistic Survey Research, Linguistic Profiling in Global Perspective (Ford Foundation), St Louis, 2006
Analysis of Urban Interview Data as a Corpus, NWAVE 2005, New York. [with Betsy Barry]
Language Status and Language Change, SHEL 2005, Flagstaff
*Art and Science in Computational Dialectology, Methods in Dialectology 2005, Moncton.
*Collaboration on Corpora for Regional and Social Analysis, ICAME/AAACL 2005, Ann Arbor. [with J. Anderson, J. Beal, B. Plichta, K. Corrigan, L. Opas-Hanninen]
*Roswell Voices, SECOL 2005, Raleigh. [with Bridget Anderson and Becky Childs]
Publication of Full Interviews from the Atlanta Survey Project. ADS/LSA 2005, Oakland [with Betsy Barry and Nicole Kong]
Vowel Formant Characteristics from the Atlanta Survey Project. ADS/LSA 2005, Oakland [with Mi-Ran Kim and Nicole Kong]
Introduction to the Atlanta Survey. ADS/LSA 2005, Oakland [with Sonja Lanehart]
Atlanta in Black and White: A New Random Sample of Urban Speech. NWAVE 2004, Ann Arbor. [with Sonja Lanehart, Betsy Barry, Iyabo Osiapem, and Mi-Ran Kim]
Southern English by the Numbers. LAVIS-3 2004, Tuscaloosa.
*The Relevance of Community Language Studies to HEL: The View from Roswell. SHEL-3 2004, Ann Arbor. [with Sonja Lanehart, Bridget Anderson, and Becky Childs]
*The Marriage of Sociolinguistics and Phonetics: The Honeymoon is Over. NWAVE 2003, Philadelphia [with Bridget Anderson, Mark Arehart]
The Tobacco Documents Corpus: Archiving the Industry. ACH/ALLC, Athens, 2003. [with Clayton Darwin, Donald Rubin]
Self-Organizing Maps as an Approach to GIS Analysis of Linguistic Data. ACH/ALLC, Athens, 2003.
Text Encoding for Linguistic Analysis of Tobacco Documents. SAMLA/SECOL, Baltimore, 2002. [with Clayton Darwin, Donald Rubin]
*Looking for the Smoking Gun: Forensic Corpus Exploration of the Tobacco Documents. American Association for Applied Corpus Linguistics, Indianapolis, 2002. [with Clayton Darwin, Donald Rubin, and Douglas Biber]
** *TEI and Linguistic Interviews. TEI Consortium Members Meeting, Chicago, 2002.
*Geographical Plotting. International Methods in Dialectology Conference, Joensuu, Finland, 2002. [invited workshop]
*Linguistic Databases of the American Linguistic Atlas Project. IRCS/NSF Workshop on Linguistic Databases, Philadelphia, 2001.
The Future of Dialectology: Efficient Field Work with a One-Hour Interview. SAMLA, Atlanta, 2001.
** *Distributional Foundations for a Theory of Language Change. NWAVE, Raleigh, 2001. [with Susan Tamasi]
*American English: Melting Pot or Mixing Bowl? IAUPE, Bamberg, 2001.
** *Following Kurath: An Appreciation. DSNA, Ann Arbor, 2001.
*Teaching American English on the Web. ADS/MLA, Washington, 2000.
**Geographical Investigations, NWAVE, East Lansing, 2000.
Gullah Online: The Turner Interviews. Gullah: A Linguistic Legacy of Africans in America, Washington, 2000. [with Lisa Cohen]
Humanities Computing and Campus Computer/Information Literacy. ACH/ALLC, Glasgow, 2000.
** *Dialectology and the History of the English Language, SHEL, Los Angeles, May 2000.
*Literary Dialect Analysis with LinguaLinks Software, ADS/LSA, Chicago, 2000.
A "New" Resource for History of AAVE. NWAVE, Toronto, 1999.
**Computer Plotting and Mapping and Related Statistical Processing of Areal Linguistic Data. International Methods in Dialectology Conference, Newfoundland, 1999.
Intuitive Interfaces for the Retrieval of Linguistic Data, ACH/ALLC, Debrecen (Hungary), 1998. [with Eric Rochester].
** *The Future of Dialectology, Harold Orton Centenary Conference, Leeds (England), 1998
Statistical Measurement Within and Across Corpora, ICAME, Chester (England), 1997. (with Charles Meyer).
**Sustaining Belief in North American Dialects, Seventh Tampere Conference on North American Studies, Tampere (Finland), 1997