Works in Progress
2014 Language Variation for Secondary English Educators. Book manuscript to be submitted to the Teachers College Press Practitioner’s Bookshelf Series.
2012 Sociolinguistic Engagement in Schools: Collecting and Sharing Data. In Data Collection in Sociolinguistics: Methods and Applications. Christine Mallinson, Becky Childs, and Gerard Van Herk, editors. New York: Routledge. Invited.
2010 Understanding English Language Variation in U.S. Schools. Book manuscript. With Christine Mallinson. Contract pending with Teachers College Press under invitation by James Banks to the Multicultural Education Series.(Invited.)
Refereed publications in periodicals and refereed chapters in books
2009 Symbolic and structural effects of dialects and immigrant minority languages in explaining achievement gaps. Paper commissioned by the National Research Council/ National Academy of Sciences’ Committee on Language and Education. With William Labov.(Invited.)
2009 Standardized Assessment of African-American Children: A Sociolinguistic Perspective. To appear in Ethnolinguistic Diversity and Literacy Education. Farr M., Seloni L., Song, J., eds. Earlbaum Publications.(Invited).
2008African-American English: An overview. ASHA Division 14 newsletter. Invited lead article in special edition on African-American language and literacy for the speech language pathologist.(Invited).
2008 Service Learning as an Introduction to Sociolinguistics and Linguistic Equality,American Speech, Vol. 83.2. Appeared in inaugural “Teaching American Speech” section on pedagogy in linguistics. Co-authored with William and Mary students Jeree Harris, Joe Hayes, Katie Ikeler, and Andrew Squires.
2004 Familiarity with “School English” in low SES-African-American Children and its Relation to Early Reading Achievement. Charity, Anne H., Scarborough Hollis, and Griffin, Darion. Child Development, September/October 2004, Volume 75, Number 5. 1-17.
2003Style-shifting and range of dialect in the formal speech of African-American elementary school children.The University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics Vol.9.2, New Ways of Analyzing Variation 31 Proceedings. 27-38.
2004Distinguishing dialect differences from reading errors in oral text reading by speakers of African-American Vernacular English (AAVE). With Scarborough, H. S., Hannah, D., H., & Shore, J. In A. Pincus (Ed.), Tips from the experts.Long Valley, NJ: International Dyslexia Association, New Jersey Branch. 5 pages.