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American Speech 76.1 (2001) iii

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Contributors' Column for Spring 2001

Charles Boberg is assistant professor of linguistics at McGill University in Montreal. His interests include dialectology, sociolinguistics, and historical linguistics, particularly variation and change in English. He is coauthor, with william Labov and Sharon Ash, of the Atlas of North American English (forthcoming). His recent research has focused on the role of the U.S.-Canada border as a linguistic boundary, on regional variation in Canadian English, and on the variety of English spoken in Montreal.

Naomi Nagy is assistant professor of English and head of the Linguistics Program at the University of New Hampshire. She received her Ph.D. in linguistics at the University of Pennsylvania, writing her dissertation on language contact and its effect on Faetar, a Francoproven├žal dialect spoken in a village in southern Italy. Her major interests are linguistic variation and contact-induced language change, especially in the subfields of phonetics, phonology, and morphology. She conducts research in northern New England, southern Italy, and Montreal.

Sali Tagliamonte is senior lecturer in linguistics at the University of York, U.K. Her research focuses on morphosyntactic variation and change in the evolution of English. She has worked extensively on North American varieties of English. Currently she is investigating British dialects and conducting cross-vareity comparisons among British and North American dialectics.

Thomas C. Cooper is assistant professor of foreign language education at the University of Georgia. His research interests are in the areas of second-language acquisition and foreign language teaching methodology with an emphasis on German and English as a second language. He has been a recipient of the ACTFL Pimsleur Award for Research in Foreign Language Education and has published articles in Modern Language Journal, Foreign Language Annals, TESOL Quarterly, and the Northeast Conference Reports.



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