Students

Some of the graduating Language Science Minors of 2016 (plus some of the Language Sciences faculty!)

Some of the graduating Language Science Minors of 2016 (plus some of the Language Sciences faculty!)

Teaching

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!

Advisee Miranda Marques presents her independent research at SVALP 2016.

Advisee Miranda Marques presents her independent research at SVALP 2016.

Advising

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)

Student collaborator Andrew Burlile presents our research at SVALP 2016.

Student collaborator Andrew Burlile presents our research at SVALP 2016.

collaborating

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.