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  • Rapid Reconfiguration in Rural America: The Case of Quotative Be Like in Appalachia. In preparation.
  • An Ancient Feature in Modern Appalachia: Was Leveling at the end of the Twentieth Century. In preparation.
  • The Range of Variation in Appalachia. Coauthored with Jaime Wagner and Erin Simmons. A chapter for Talking Appalachia. Nancy Hayward and Amy D. Clark, eds. University of Tennessee Press.
  • Flying High Above the Radar: Consonant Cluster Reduction in Appalachia. Forthcoming 2011. Language Variation and Change.
  • The Fall of Demonstrative Them: Evidence from Appalachia. 2011. Coauthored with Sarah Hamilton and Sarah Vacovsky. English World-Wide 32:1.74–103. doi 10.1075/eww.32.1.04haz.
  • Unvernacular Appalachia. December 2010. Coauthored with Paige Butcher and Ashley King. English Today 104.26.4: 13-22.
  • Dialect research in Appalachia: A family case study. 2009. Coauthored with Sarah Hamilton. West Virginia History 3.1:81-107.
  • (ING): A vernacular baseline for English in Appalachia. 2008. American Speech 83.2.116-140.
  • A dialect turned inside out: Migration and the Appalachian Diaspora. 2008. Coauthored with Sarah Hamilton. Journal of English Linguistics 36.2:105-128.
  • The final days of Appalachian heritage language. 2006. In Beth Simon and Thomas Murray (eds.), Language Variation and Change in the American Midland. Varieties of English Around the World series. Philadelphia: John Benjamins. 129-50.
  • African-American Appalachian English. 2006. An entry for The Encyclopedia of Appalachia. Jean Haskell & Rudy Abramson, (eds.). Johnson City, TN: East Tennessee State University Press. 1006.
  • Language knowledge for the medical community. 2006. A chapter for Ham, R., Gainor, S.J., Jones, R., Durbin, M., Lambert, J., (Eds.), Rural Culture: West Virginia’s Legacy, Morgantown, WV, Mountain State Geriatric Education Center. 49-57.
  • Mergers in the mountains. 2005. English World Wide 26.2:199-221.
  • Defining Appalachian English. Co-authored with Ellen Fluharty. American Language Review May/June 2001: 32-33. Reprinted in American Voices: How Dialects Differ from Coast to Coast. Walt Wolfram and Ben Ward (eds.). 2005. Malden, MA: Blackwell. Translated into Portuguese (2010) and published at http://www.pget.ufsc.br/in-traducoes/ . Translated by Vanessa Lopes Lourenšo Hanes.
  • English LIVEs: Language in variation exercises for today’s classrooms. 2005. In Kristin Denham and Anne Lobeck (eds.), Language in the Schools: Integrating Linguistic Knowledge Into K-12 Teaching. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum. 181-9.
  • Some cases for the syllable in southern English. 2004. Southern Journal of Linguistics 28:164-180.
  • Defining Appalachian English. 2004. With Ellen Fluharty. In Margaret Bender (ed.), Linguistic Diversity in the South: Changing Codes, Practices and Ideology. Athens: University of Georgia Press. 50-65.
  • Teaching about dialects. 2001. An essay for the ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics Digest. Center for Applied Linguistics. Republished in CAL Digest Series 1: Complete Collection (CALS-9200DIG1), 2004.
  • The family. 2002. A chapter for The Handbook of Language Variation and Change. Jack Chambers, Peter Trudgill, and Natalie Schilling-Estes (eds.). Malden, MA: Blackwell. 500-25.
  • Fieldmethods in modern dialect & variation studies. 2002. Concise Encyclopedia of Sociolinguistics. Raj Mesthrie (ed.) Pergamon Press. 776-779.
  • Identity and language variation in a rural community. 2002. Language 78.2:240-57.
  • An introductory investigation into bidialectalism. 2001. Penn Working Papers in Linguistics 7.3: Selected Papers from NWAV 29. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. 85-100.
  • The role of researcher identity in conducting sociolinguistic research: A reflective case study. 2000. The Southern Journal of Linguistics 24:103-120.
  • A methodological suggestion on /aj/ ungliding. 2000. American Speech 75.2:221-224.
  • Studying dialects in the mountain state. West Virginia University Alumni Magazine. Fall 1999: 4-5. Reprinted in Relevant Linguistics: An Introduction to the Structure and Use of English for Teachers. Paul W. Justice. 1st ed. 2001; 2nd ed. 2004. Palo Alto, CA: CSLI.

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