College:College of Information
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.