Language and Gender

Course TA and Guest Lecturer
Spring 2014, with Penny Eckert
Stanford University

Course Description:

The role of language in the construction of gender, the maintenance of the gender order, and social change. Field projects explore hypotheses about the interaction of language and gender. No knowledge of linguistics required

 


Phonetics and Phonology

Section Instructor and Course TA
Winter 2015, with Arto Anttila
Stanford University

Course Description:

Differences in the sounds of the world's languages and how these sounds are made by the human vocal tract. Theories that account for cross-linguistic similarities in the face of differences.


African American Vernacular English

Section Instructor and Course TA
Winter 2014, with John Rickford
Stanford University

Course Description:

The English vernacular spoken by African Americans in big city settings, and its relation to Creole English dialects spoken on the S. Carolina Sea Islands (Gullah), in the Caribbean, and in W. Africa. The history of expressive uses of African American English (in soundin' and rappin'), and its educational implications. Service Learning Course (certified by Haas Center).


Intro to Language

Course TA
Summer 2011, with Gabriela Buchenau
New Mexico State University

Course Description: 

Traditional fields of language study (sound, grammar, meaning) and newer ones (language as social behavior, language and cognition, language variation).