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Bridget Anderson

  • Bridget Anderson
  • Associate Professor
  • English
  • 5010 Batten Arts and Letters
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-4020
  • blanders@odu.edu
  • Dr. Anderson serves as an associate professor of English and Applied Linguistics at ODU. She is a sociolinguist specializing in acoustic phonetics and language variation. Incorporating research and service learning into her pedagogical practices she treasures every moment spent in the classroom. She also directs Tidewater Voices, a community language and oral history project, which allows the people of the Tidewater region to tell their own stories, in their own words and language.
  • Education

    University of Michigan, 2003
    Major: Linguistics
    Degree: Ph. D.
    Summer Linguistic Institute, 1999
    Degree: Linguistic Society of America
    North Carolina State University, 1998
    Major: English
    Degree: M.A.
    Western Carolina University, 1995
    Major: English
    Degree: B.A.
  • Research Interests

    Acoustic Phonetics, Sociolinguistics, American Englishes, Appalachian English, Southern English
  • 2008: Outstanding Faculty Award, "Rising Star" designee, State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV)
  • 2006: Ruth Harrell Favorite Professor Award, Delta Sigma Lambda
  • 2002: Mary Malcomson Raphael Fellowship, University of Michigan, Center for the Education of Women
  • 2000: Research Partnership (with Lesley Milroy), University of Michigan, Department of Linguistics