James N. Stanford, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Linguistics and Cognitive Science
Dartmouth College



About me:

I'm interested in language variation in less commonly studied minority communities, so I'm involved in linguistic field research of the Sui people in China and other underrepresented groups like Hmong communities in the United States. Before graduate school I lived in mainland China for about 7 years where, among other eye-opening experiences, I learned Chinese and Sui, a Tai-Kadai minority language of Guizhou Province. Returning to the U.S. for graduate school, I received my Ph.D. in Linguistics in 2007 from Michigan State University through the University Distinguished Fellowship program. I then taught for a year in the Rice University Linguistics Department. In the summer of 2008, I came to Dartmouth College to join Dartmouth's Program in Linguistics and Cognitive Science. Along with my sociolinguistic training, I also have a Bachelor of Science in Physics. As a result, I enjoy studying both the social, "human" side of language use as well as quantitative analysis of linguistic variables. Thanks for visiting my page, and let me know if you have any questions or would like to get in touch. My contact information is given below.

Research and Publications


                                                                                                                                               Sui village in southwestern China
My Campus Contact Information:
301 Reed Hall
Dartmouth College
(603)646-0099
James.N.Stanford@Dartmouth.edu

Mailing Address:
Program in Linguistics and Cognitive Science

HB 6220, Reed Hall Room 201
Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH 03755-3506

My Recent/Upcoming Courses at Dartmouth:
Linguistics 17 Sociolinguistics - Winter 2009
Linguistics 1 Introductory Linguistics - Spring 2009
Linguistics 7 Language, Dialect, and Cross-Cultural Understanding - Spring 2009
Linguistics 22 Syntax - Fall 2009
Linguistics 35 Field Methods (Siswati) - Fall 2009

New Zealand Foreign Studies Program: Maori research - Winter 2010
Linguistics 17 Sociolinguistics - Spring 2010
Linguistics 80 Dialectology (Advanced Seminar) - Spring 2010
Linguistics 22 Syntax - Fall 2010
Linguistics 35 Field Methods (Otjiherero) - Fall 2010
New Zealand Foreign Studies Program: Maori research, Auckland, New Zealand - Winter 2011
Linguistics 17 Sociolinguistics - Spring 2011
Linguistics 7
Language, Dialect, and Cross-Cultural Understanding - Spring 2011
Linguistics 17 Sociolinguistics - Spring 2012
Linguistics 22 Syntax - Fall 2012
Linguistics 50 Language and Gender - Fall 2012
Linguistics 1 Introductory Linguistics - Spring 2013
Linguistics 17 Sociolinguistics - Spring 2013
Linguistics 35 Field Methods (Nepali) - Fall 2013
Linguistics 17 Sociolinguistics - Winter 2014
Linguistics 20 Experimental Phonetics - Spring 2014
Linguistics 80 Dialectology (Advanced Seminar) - Spring 2014
Linguistics 1 Introductory Linguistics - Fall 2014
Linguistics 54 Foreign Studies in Linguistics (Polynesian), Auckland, New Zealand - Winter 2015
Linguistics 17 Sociolinguistics - Spring 2015
Linguistics 80 Language & Gender (Advanced Seminar) - Spring 2015


                                                            Mt. Moosilauke, New Hampshire        
                                           Dartmouth Linguistics hiking trip
             

Links:


My research

Media:
New York Times article about our New England research
Chronicle of Higher Education article about our New England research
Boston NPR interview about New England dialects (MP3)
Boston Globe article
Boston Magazine article
Neukom Institute video interview about agent-based modeling in sociolinguistics (YouTube)
Vermont Public Radio interview about our Vermont/New Hampshire dialect research
Interview for The Academic Minute, Northeast Public Radio

Other links:
DARLA (Dartmouth Linguistic Automation)

Dartmouth Linguistics
Indigenous Living Languages at Dartmouth

Dartmouth College

NWAV-Asia/Pacific1: University of Delhi, India, Feb. 2011

Delhi, India


NWAV-Asia/Pacific2: Tokyo, Japan, Aug. 1-4, 2012

Tokyo, Japan




International Conference on Sino-Tibetan Languages and Linguistics, Dartmouth


Barrow
Arctic Ocean - Barrow, Alaska


New journal! Asia-Pacific Language Variation
APLV