Graduate Teaching Assistant
Ph.D. in Sociology, North Carolina State University, in progress
Language variation and change, Lesser-known varieties of English, Descriptive linguistics, Sociophonetics, Language and gender, Dialect awareness, Community engagement
Recent Publications & Presentations
Submitted. Reaser, Jeffrey, and Caroline Myrick. "Toward best practices for documenting language varieties in tradebooks." Language & Linguistics Compass.
In press. Williams, Jeffrey P., and Caroline Myrick. "Saban English." In Jeffrey P. Williams & Peter Trudgill (eds.), The Lesser-Known Varieties of English, Vol. 2. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
In press. Myrick, Caroline, and Jeffrey Reaser. "Miriam Meyerhoff & James A. Walker. 2013. Bequia Talk; and Peter Muhlhausler & Joshua Nash. 2012. Norfolk Island." English World Wide. [Book review.]
2014. Myrick, Caroline. "Putting Saban English on the map: A descriptive analysis of English language variation on Saba." English World-Wide, 35.2.
2014. Myrick, Caroline. "Racial discrimination via linguistic subordination: Support from Marx, Weber, and Du Bois." Fifth Annual Association of English Graduate Students (AEGS) Conference in the Humanities, Raleigh, NC, March 21.
2014. Myrick, Caroline. "Atypical constraint hierarchy in a dialect isolate: Post-vocalic /r/ in Saban English." Linguistics Society of America (LSA) Annual Meeting 90, Minneapolis, MN, January 4.
2014. Myrick, Caroline. "Saban English phonology: An acoustic description and analysis." The Society for Pidgin & Creole Linguistics (SPCL) Winter Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, January 3.
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ENG/WGS 327: Language and Gender (Fall semesters)
ENG 325: Oral & Written Traditions of American English Dialects (Spring semesters)
See the courses page for sample syllabi from courses in years past.
Uptalk, negative politeness strategies, and Lil Wayne
Awards and Honors
2011-present. Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Department of English and Department of Sociology & Anthropology (dual), North Carolina State University
2014. Reza Ordubadian award for best student paper at SECOL 81. "Big-time variation in small-time communities: Sociolinguistic diversity on Saba."
2013. Thank a Teacher Award, Fall 2013, Office of Faculty Development, North Carolina State University.
2013. Distinguished Capstone Award, Department of English, NC State University
2013. Second place poster award (Humanities and Design category) at 8th Annual Graduate Student Research Symposium, NC State University
2012. Research support, North Carolina Language and Life Project. Fieldwork collecting and analyzing sociolinguistic interviews on the island of Saba, Dutch Caribbean, (P.I.)
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