Patricia Cukor-Avila

Department:

Linguistics

College:

College of Information

Email:

pcavila@jove.acs.unt.edu

Phone:

(940) 565-2173

Expertise:

Teaching English as a second language, linguistics, sociolinguistics, black English

Education:

Ph.D., linguistics, University of Michigan M.A., Spanish, Texas A&M University B.A., Spanish, Texas A&M University

Activities:

Co-wrote a book, The Emergence of Black English: Texts and Commentary, and has written or co-written numerous refereed articles. Member of the American Dialect Society, the Linguistic Society of America and the Southeastern Conference on Linguistics. Recent research focuses on language and culture, African American vernacular English and second language acquisition.