Robin M Dodsworth
Language variation and change
My main ongoing project is a study of vowel change in Raleigh, NC. I'm using a corpus of conversational data from about 250 native residents of Raleigh. The Southern Vowel Shift is in decline in Raleigh as the result of large-scale migration from outside the South.
A few recent articles:
Dodsworth, Robin and Mary Kohn. 2012. Dialect reallocation in Southern U.S. English. M. Putz, Monika Reif, and J. Robinson (eds.) Variation in Language and Language Use: Linguistic, Socio-Cultural, and Cognitive Perspectives. Frankfurt: Peter Lang. 16-35.
Dodsworth, Robin and Mary Kohn. 2012. Urban rejection of the vernacular: The SVS undone. Language Variation and Change, 24: 221-245.
Dodsworth, Robin. Social class. 2010. In P. Kerswill, B. Johnstone, and R. Wodak (eds.) The Sage Handbook of Sociolinguistics.
Durian, David, Robin Dodsworth, and Jennifer Schumacher. 2010. Convergence in blue-collar Columbus, Ohio, African American and White vowel systems? American Speech, 84, supplement 94: 161-190.
Dodsworth, Robin. 2009. Modeling socioeconomic class in variationist sociolinguistics. Language and Linguistics Compass, 3, 5: 1314-1327.
Owens, Jonathan and Robin Dodsworth. 2009. Stability in subject-verb word order: From contemporary Arabian Peninsular Arabic to Biblical Aramaic. Anthropological Linguistics 51, 2: 151-175.
- Ph.D. in Linguistics from The Ohio State University, 2005