My goal is to contribute to our understanding of the linguistic phenomena that underlie social and environmental problems through research projects in sociolinguistics and pragmatics that
· contribute to social justice,
· improve intercultural communication and understanding, and
· raise awareness of sustainability issues and improve the effectiveness of environmental discourse
Courses regularly taught
· ENG 220, Language and Society
· ENG 321, English Linguistics
· ENG 299X, Experimental Topics: Language and Ecology
· ENG 299X, Experimental Topics: Language and Politics
· ENG 320 (formerly ENG 420), Introduction to Linguistic Science
· ENG 328, Language and Gender
· ANTH 308, Introduction to Anthropological Linguistics (2003-2011)
· ENG 520, Introduction to Linguistics
· ENG 620, Linguistics and the Study of English
· ENG 627, Sociolinguistics
· ENG 628, Language and Culture
Papers available online:
My cv contains links to some abstracts for other papers.
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A collection of photos that have something to do with language
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" He went on writing letters to Urras, even when he mailed none of them at all. The fact of writing for someone who might understand--who might have understood--made it possible for him to write, to think. Otherwise it was not possible.
The decads went by, and the quarters. Two or three times a year the reward came: a letter from Atro or another physicist in A-Io or Thu, a long letter, close-written, close-argued, all theory from salutation to signature, all intense abstruse meta-mathematical-ethico-cosmological temporal physics, written in a language he could not speak by men he did not know, fiercely trying to combat and destroy his theories, enemies of his homeland, rivals, strangers, brothers.
For days after getting a letter he was irascible and joyful, worked day and night (...) "
Ursula K. LeGuin. 1974. The Dispossessed. New York: Avon. p. 130.
Carta de Cuba
En cada mesa un viejo taburete de tea
El mes o el año
Casi siempre los que escriben
Pero a todos es
Fernando Ramírez. 1966. Poesía canaria última