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Dr. Bridget Anderson, Associate Professor, Linguistics

   

Ph.D. University of Michigan 
M.A. North Carolina State University 
B.A. Western Carolina University 

5054 Batten Arts & Letters
757-683-4020
blanders <AT> odu.edu


Teaching

  • Sociolinguistics
  • Southern English
  • American English
  • English Linguistics

Research

  • Sociophonetics
  • Language Ideology
  • Appalachian English
  • Southern English
  • African American English
  • American English
  • Voice Recognition (with emphasis on vernacular features)

Awards

State Council Higher Education Virginia, Outstanding Faculty Award (Rising Star), 2008

Selected Publications

BOOKS

Anderson, Bridget L. (2008). Migration, Accommodation, and Language Change: At the Intersection of Regional and Ethnic Identities. Palgrave Studies in Language Variation series. Palgrave Macmillan Press.

ARTICLES

Anderson, Bridget L. forthcoming. "A quantitative acoustic approach to /ai/ glide weakening among Detroit African American and Appalachian White Southern Migrants." Language and Variety in the South III: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press.

Anderson, Bridget. (2002). "Dialect leveling and /ai/ monophthongization among African American Detroiters." Journal of Sociolinguistics vol. 6.1: 86-98.

Anderson, Bridget. (1999). "Source-language transfer and vowel accommodation in the patterning of Cherokee English /ai/ and /oi/." American Speech vol. 74.4: 339-368