Barbara Johnstone, professor of rhetoric and linguistics at Carnegie Mellon University, is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board and a regular contributor to American Speech. One of her interests is how people use the resources provided by linguistic variation to create and share senses of place.
Dan Baumgardt earned an M.A. in English at Texas A&M University and is currently a Ph.D. student in the rhetoric program at Carnegie Mellon University.
Peter Grund, a doctoral candidate in English linguistics at Uppsala University (Sweden), is working on a text edition of a sixteenth-century English text on alchemy.
Merja Kytö, professor of English language at Uppsala University (Sweden), specializes in English historical linguistics and corpus studies, including manuscript studies of early American English speech-related documents.
Matti Rissanen, emeritus professor of English philology at the University of Helsinki, is a team leader at the Research Unit for Variation and Change in English there.
Sarah H. Ross, a doctoral student in linguistics at Louisiana State University, is working on a dissertation on infinitival complements and anaphora in the syntax of early Latin.
Janna B. Oetting, associate professor in both Communication Sciences and Disorders and Linguistics at Louisiana State University, researches the grammatical problems of specific language impairment (SLI) in children.
Beth Stapleton, instructor at Mississippi College and a doctoral student in linguistics at Louisiana State University, is completing a dissertation on pragmatic aspects of two dialects of Castillian Spanish.