In Fall 2017 I will be teaching:
ENGL/PSYC 1524: Language and the Mind
ENGL 5064: Topics in Linguistics (Proper English: the history and implications of Standard English)
For more information about linguistics courses at Virginia Tech, check out the VTLx website!
Occasionally I advise students as they pursue independent research projects (single-authored projects). These projects usually grow out of a class project that the student wishes to pursue in more depth.
Some of these projects end up being presented at conferences! For example:
Marques, Miranda (2016). Listener differences in non-traditional anaphora resolution. Poster presented at Sociolinguistic Variation and Change (SVALP), Blacksburg, March 31-Apr 2.
Myers, Casey (2016). Exploring social meanings of morphosyntactic variation using the matched guise paradigm. Poster presented at Sociolinguistic Variation and Change (SVALP), Blacksburg, March 31-Apr 2.
(see also Casey's write up of this project for vtreview)
I have a number of collaborative projects with students. In some cases the students joined a research project I had started, in other cases, I joined a student's research project, and more recently, students and I have started projects from scratch together.
Such collaborations usually lead to conference presentations! For example:
Conner, Katherine & Abby Walker (2017). He said, she said: Exploring the role of gender and gendered attitudes in true and false memories. Poster to be presented at New Ways of Analyzing Variation (NWAV), Madison, November 2- 5.
Walters, Emily, Abby Walker & Jen Hay (2017). Gendered words in New Zealand English. Paper presented at Georgetown University Round Table (GURT), Georgetown, March 10-12.
Hargrave, Rachel, Amy Southall & Abby Walker (2017). /z/-devoicing: A feature of Appalachian English? Paper presented at the Appalachian Studies Conference. Blacksburg, March 9-12.
Southall, Amy, Rachel Hargrave & Abby Walker (2017). /z/-devoicing in Southern American English. Paper presented at the South-Eastern Conference on Linguistics (SECOL), Charleston, March 8-11.
Walker, Abby, Andrew Burlile & Katherine Askew (2016). Investigating the interaction between speaker dialect and listener differences across two tasks. Poster presented at Laboratory Phonology (LabPhon). Ithaca, July 13-16.
Walker, Abby, Andrew Burlile & Katherine Askew (2016). Listener and dialect effects in the false memory paradigm. Paper presented at Sociolinguistic Variation and Language Processing (SVALP). Blacksburg, VA, March 31-April 2.