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Works in Progress


Under Contract. Highest Honors: A Guide to Undergraduate Research. With Cheryl Dickter and Hannah Franz. Under contract with Teachers College Press for a 170-page text.

Accepted        Language and Racialization. Oxford Handbook of Language and Society. Ofelia García, Nelson Flores, and Massimilatino Spotti. 8,000 words. Invited. Finishing final revisions.

Accepted         African American English in US culture and classrooms. Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching. Wiley-Blackwell. 3,000 words. Invited.

Published Books

2014                Developing Sociolinguistic Insight to Address Opportunity Gaps for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students in U.S. STEM Education. With Christine Mallinson. Language and Linguistics Compass. Vol. 8. Issue 1. 11-23. DOI: 10.1111/lnc3.12060.

2013                            “We Do Language”: English Language Variation in the Secondary English Classroom. With Christine Mallinson. Teachers College Press Multicultural Education Series. 170 pages.

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

2013             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.

2012             Teaching About English Language Variations. In The Encyclopedia of Diversity in Education. James Banks, editor. Sage Publications. 1,000 words. (Invited.)

2012          Linguistics and Social Activism. In the Oxford Handbook of Sociolinguistics. Bayley, Robert, Cameron, Richard, and Lucas, Ceil. Eds. Oxford University Press. (Invited.)

2012            Review of Behrens, Susan J., and Judith A. Parker (editors). 2010. Language in the Real World: An Introduction to Linguistics. New York: Routledge. Language. Invited.

2011          A Conceptual Framework for Promoting Linguistic and Educational Change. With Christine Mallinson. Language and Linguistics Compass. (Invited.)

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 Communicating about Communication: Multidisciplinary Approaches to Educating Educators about Language Variation. Blackwell Compass Interdisciplinary Journal Edition. With Christine Mallinson.

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).

2009 African American English. The Handbook of African-American Psychology. Neville, H., Tynes, B., and Utsey, S., editors. Sage Publications.(Invited).

2008 Linguists as Agents for Social Change.Languageand Linguistics Compass.

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.

2007 Regional Differences in low-SES African-American Children’s Speech in The School Setting. Language Variation and Change. Vol.19.3. 281-293

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.

2002Parcours individuels dans deux changements linguistiques en cours en français montréalais. Blondeau, Hélène, Gillian Sankoff & Anne Charity. Revue québécoise de linguistique 31(1): 13-38.

2001 Individual roles in a real-time change: Montreal (r->R) 1947-1995. Sankoff, Gillian, Hélène Blondeau & Anne Charity. Etudes et Travaux, 2001,4,Dec. 141-157.(Invited).

Non-refereed publications

2013                Mallinson, Christine; Strickling, Laura; and Charity Hudley, Anne  “It’s a Language Variation and It Has Its Own Structure”: K-12 Educators in  Maryland and Virginia Talk   about Language Variation in the Classroom.  American Speech 88(1):100101; doi:10.1215/00031283-2322655

2009Phonology Workbook. Workbook for PORTALS reading program for struggling readers designed with William Labov. Houghton- Mifflin.

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.

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