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- Bridget Anderson
- Associate Professor
- 5010 Batten Arts and Letters
- 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.
- University of Michigan,
Degree: Ph. D.
- Summer Linguistic Institute,
Degree: Linguistic Society of America
- North Carolina State University,
- Western Carolina University,
- Acoustic Phonetics, Sociolinguistics, American Englishes, Appalachian English, Southern English
- Anderson, B. L. (2008). Migration, accommodation, and language change: At the intersection of regional and ethnic identity. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan Press.
- Mallinson, C., Childs, B., Anderson, B. L., and Hutcheson, N. (2005). If these hills could talk.Voices of American English. Malden, MA: Blackwell.
- Anderson, B. L. The need for ethnographic community language studies in the Appalachian diaspora. Southern Journal of Linguistics
- Anderson, B. L. (1999). Source-language transfer and vowel accommodation in the patterning of Cherokee English /ai/ and /oi/. American Speech, 74 (4), (pp. 339-368).
- Anderson, B. L. (1997). Adaptive sociophonetic strategies and dialect accomodation: /ay/ monopthongization in Cherokee English. University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics, 4 (1), (pp. 185-202).
- 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