Thomas E. Nunnally, Associate Professor, received his PhD from the University of Georgia. His special interests are the dynamics of language change in English over the last thousand years, Old English language and literature, and cultural views of language usage.
He has co-edited two books of essays in sociolinguistics and dialectology, and published in American Speech, Language, The SECOL Review, and other journals. Honors include two Fulbright awards and NEH Seminar participation. His current projects include research into the sociolinguistic forces behind dialect change and lexical change, the development of relative clauses in English, and lexical collocation. He was president of the Southeastern Conference on Linguistics in 1998-99.
"Glossing the Folk: A Review of Selected Lexical Research into American Slang and Americanisms." American Speech 76:2 (Summer 2001): 158-76.
Co-editor (with Michael Montgomery), From the Gulf States and Beyond: The Legacy of Lee Pederson and LAGS, University of Alabama Press, 1998.
Co-editor (with Cynthia Bernstein and Robin Sabino), Language Variety in the South Revisited, University of Alabama Press, 1997.
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