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ENG 261 Foundations of Language Study
ENG 362 The History of the English Language
ENG 364 Sociolinguistics
ENG 390 Special Topics in Language and Rhetoric: US Regional Dialects
ENG 392 Language and Power
ENG/WGS 461 Language and Gender
How Much Dutch? An examination of how the linguistic landscape of Holland, Michigan shapes meanings connected to language, identity, and place. Funding provided by the Kutsche Office of Local History, Community Collaboration Grant, and the Office of Undergraduate Research, Undergraduate Research Assistant in the Humanities Grant.
2017. Yooper Talk: Dialect as Identity in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press.
2017. Oh yah, that’s Yooper talk. Guest post on the University of Wisconsin Press blog: https://uwpress.wisc.edu/blog/?p=2643
2016. Say yah to da Finns, eh! Linguistically creating Finnishness at festivals. Journal of Finnish Studies 19, 1: 163-186.
2015. Down to a Gnat’s Eyebrow. Invited article-length review of The Digital Dictionary of American Regional English, www.daredictionary.com. Edited by Joan Houston Hall, University of Wisconsin. Harvard University Press, 2013. American Speech 90, 3: 269-277.
Recent Professional Activity
Associate Editor, “Teaching American Speech,” annual issue of the American Dialect Society’s journal, American Speech, 2017-present
Yooperisms in tourism: Commodified enregistered features in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula’s linguistic landscape. Lecture presented to the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Maastricht, Netherlands. 11 May 2016.
Commodified Enregistered Features in Tourism’s Linguistic Landscape: Regenerating Meanings of Dialect, Identity, and Place in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Linguistic Landscapes 8 International Workshop, University of Liverpool, England. 27-29 April 2016.
Yooper talk: Dialect as identity in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Poster presented at the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Sabbatical Showcase, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan. 6 April 2016.
New Vistas of Dialect and Identity in the Linguistic Landscape. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association/Society for Linguistic Anthropology. Denver, Colorado, 21 November 2015.
Traveling the UP’s Linguistic Landscape. Paper presented at the Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition annual meeting, Marquette, Michigan, 14 March 2015.
B.A., M.A. Morehead State University
Ph.D, Michigan Technological University