Associate Professor of English
PhD in Linguistics (1998), University of South Carolina
MA in Linguistics (1995), University of South Carolina
BA in German Language and Literature (1982), Washington University
BFA in Graphic Design (1982), Washington University
2013 "'That really was a good method for beginners:' How narratives are used to situate objects and techniques in a quilting guild." To appear. Narrative Inquiry.
2012 "The journey to Idaho: The use of oral history tapes and census data to trace the history of dialect features." Idaho Yesterdays. Vol. 53, No. 1 & 2.
2008 "The Role of Talk in Small Writing Groups: Building declarative and procedural knowledge for basic writers." Journal of Basic Writing. Vol. 27, No. 2, pp. 93-117.
2003 "Compliments and self deprecatory assessments: A quilter's resource in the co-construction of performance events. RASK International Journal of Language and Communication. No. 18, Spring 2003.
2000 "Literal or Loose Talk: The Negotiation of Meaning on an Internet Discussion List." Words on the Web: Computer Mediated Communication. Ed. by Lyn Pemberton and Simon Schurville. Exeter, UK: Intellect Ltd.
2000 "Beyond Grammar: Linguistics in the Composition Classroom" with Martha Thomas. In our Own Voice: Graduate Students Teach Writing. Ed. by Tina Good and Leanne Warshauer. New York: Allyn Bacon.
- English Composition and Critical Reading and Writing (1101 & 1102)
- Introduction to Language Studies (2281)
- Basic Grammar and Usage (2280)
- Rotating Topics in Linguistics (4484/5584)
- Introduction to Sociolinguistics (4488/5584)
- Varieties of American English (4480/5580)
- Introduction to Linguistics (6680)
- Seminar in Linguistics (6685)
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Pocatello, ID 83209-8056
Office: LA 220
Office Phone: 282-2237