trashing the Hilton at LSA 2009 Bryan James Gordon, MA
Joint PhD Program in Linguistics and Anthropology
University of Arizona
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Research

I am a theoretical linguist with a heavy applied streak.

        Theoretical directions: Grammar and variation as semiotic, performance and pragmatics, social and cognitive representations of grammar and variation

        Applications: Linguistic consultation with community language activism, development of best-practices theory for language revitalisation, pragmatics and sociolinguistics of rhetoric and propaganda for political and community-activist purposes

        Sites and themes: Gender in the United States, accent in the United States, politics in the United States and Israel, race in Israel and on and around US Indian reservations, language revitalisation at Umóⁿhoⁿ Nation, language revitalisation with Panamanian Wounaan


Work
2008 – present Latinos in Valencia, Arizona Englishes (supervisor: Norma Mendoza-Denton)
research assistant
2009 – present Umóⁿhoⁿ Language and Cultural Center (supervisor: Vida Stabler)
curriculum developer, linguistic consultant
2009 – present NSF grant BCS-0966046 (supervisors: Elizabeth L. Kennedy, Julie Velásquez Runk)
research assistant
summer 2011 American Indian Language Development Institute (supervisor: MaryAnn Willie)
teaching assistant
summer 2008 Báxoje Jíwere-Ñútˀachi Maˀúⁿke encyclopaedic dictionary (supervisor: Jimm GoodTracks)
dictionary editor
2005 – 2008 NSF grant BCS-0519890 (supervisor: Jeanette K. Gundel)
research assistant
Publications
in prep. Information-structural variations in Siouan grammars
John P. Boyle & Johannes Helmbrecht (Eds) Comparative Siouan Grammar, Brill
Formal corollaries of the referential/relational distinction in information structure
(submitted as comprehensive exam, pending review)
2011 Language and social meaning in bilingual Mexico and the United States
(with Norma Mendoza-Denton) Manuel Díaz Campos (Ed.) Handbook of Hispanic Sociolinguistics, Wiley-Blackwell
2010 Testing predictions of the Givenness Hierarchy framework: A cross-linguistic investigation.
(with Jeanette K. Gundel, Mamadou Bassène, Amel Khalfaoui & Linda Humnick) Journal of pragmatics
2009 Gendered gestures: An experimental approach to the linguistic embodiment of masculinities
(with Lori Labotka) Texas linguistic forum 17
2008 Antitopic and afterthought: Givenness in the grammar in Ponca and Omaha
dictionary editor
Invited presentations
2009 Southern States English
(lecture) Accents of English (course by Norma Mendoza-Denton), University of Arizona
2008 Gay language research
(panel) Schochet Colloquium, University of Minnesota
2007 Challenges and opportunities in field linguistics
(panel) Tomb to womb: Awareness of language death & birth, University of Minnesota
Conference presentations
2009 “Artifiers” in Mississippi Valley Siouan: A novel determiner class
Linguistic Society of America annual meeting
Ghosting: The embodied, dialectic voicing of gendered emblems
(with Lori Labotka) Culture, Language and Social Practice
Gendered gestures: An experimental approach to the linguistic embodiment of masculinities
(with Lori Labotka) Symposium about Language and Society
Sampling in experimental anthropology: Bringing together gender socialization and gesture performance
(with Lori Labotka) Sandrizona
2008 Syntactic encoding of pragmatic information: Theoretical implications
Linguistic Society of America annual meeting
Gay sounds: A non-discrete model of Gay speech
Lavender Languages
Informational constraints on syntax in Ponca and Omaha
Siouan and Caddoan Languages Conference
Semantics and discourse function of modal particles in Mississippi Valley Siouan
Arizona Linguistics Circle Conference
2007 Testing predictions of the givenness hierarchy framework: A cross-linguistic investigation
(with Jeanette K. Gundel, Mamadou Bassène, Amel Khalfaoui & Linda Humnick) Workshop on Reference, 10thInternational Pragmatics Conference
Antitopic and afterthought: Givenness in the grammar in Ponca and Omaha
Mid-America Linguistics Conference