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Boyd Davis, Bonnie E.
Cone Professor in Applied Linguistics at UNC Charlotte, focuses on
sociohistorical and comparative contexts for discourse, with an emphasis
on medical, cognitive, and legal constraints on Q-A dialogue and
conversational narrative, including synchronous and asynchronous online
most recent study is Alzheimer Talk, Text and Context (London/NY:
Jeannine Carpenter is a PhD student in the Duke University /North
Carolina State University cooperative program in English
Sociolinguistics. Her research interests include regional dialects of
American English, African American English, and conversational style.
Clare J. Dannenberg is associate professor of linguistics and Director
of the Linguistics Speech Lab within the English Department at Virginia
Tech. Her current work focuses on phonological language change with
respect to issues of locality and globalization in Appalachia. She
additionally works with American Indian and African American Vernacular
English in the Southeast.
Kirk Hazen is an Associate Professor in the Department of English at
West Virginia University. He focuses on linguistic explanations of
sociolinguistic variation and general dialect trends of Southern and
Heenam Park received her Ph.D. in Linguistics at the University of
Florida in 2005. Her primary research interests are in the areas of
second language reading, foreign language anxiety, second language
acquisition, and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).
Currently, she is teaching at the Dept. of English Language and
Literature at Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul, Korea.
Javier Rivas is assistant professor of Spanish in the Department of
Foreign Languages and Literatures of East Carolina University. His
research interests include comparative Spanish-English phonetics and
grammar, linguistic typology and universals, linguistic ideologies, and
the arbitrariness / iconicity of language.
Lisa Russell-Pinson is a former postdoctoral fellow in the Applied
Linguistics Program at UNC Charlotte. Currently, she provides language
consulting services to universities, community colleges, non-profits and
educational publishers. Her research interests include English for
specific purposes, medical discourse, health literacy, and corpus
Daniel J. Smith is Assistant Professor of Spanish at Clemson University.
His research interests include language contact, especially Spanish in
contact with other languages, and language acquisition.