James N. Stanford, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Linguistics
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, such as Hmong 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 (adviser: Dennis Preston). I then taught for a year in the Rice University Linguistics Department. In the summer of 2008, I joined Dartmouth's Linguistics Program in Hanover, New Hampshire. 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

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

My Courses at Dartmouth:
Linguistics 17 Sociolinguistics
Linguistics 1 Introductory Linguistics
Linguistics 22 Syntax
Linguistics 20 Experimental Phonetics
Linguistics 35 Field Methods (Siswati, Otjiherero, Nepali)
Linguistics 80 Advanced Seminar in Dialectology
Linguistics 50 Language and Gender
Linguistics 80 Advanced Seminar in Language and Gender
Linguistics 54 Polynesian Linguistics (Maori/Tongan), Dartmouth Foreign Studies Program in New Zealand
Linguistics 7 Language, Dialect, and Cross-Cultural Understanding


                                                            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

stonehenge

Polynesian stonehenge on
Tongatapu Island, South Pacific
- coral limestone trilithon built by the Tu'i Tonga 800 years ago

New journal! Asia-Pacific Language Variation
APLV