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Katie Carmichael

Katie Carmichael, Associate Professor

Katie Carmichael, Associate Professor
Katie Carmichael, Associate Professor

Department of English
407 Shanks Hall 
181 Turner Street, NW
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Katie Carmichael is an associate professor in the Department of English. 

  • Language variation and change; language and place; language ideologies
  • New Orleans English
  • Louisiana French
  • Sociolinguistic variation
  • Ethnographic methods
  • Language varieties in the Southern U.S.
  • Post-Katrina Greater New Orleans
  • Acadiana
  • Ph.D. in Linguistics, Ohio State University, 2014
  • M.A. in Linguistics, Tulane University, 2008
  • B.A. in Linguistics and French, Tulane University, 2007
  • Book Review editor, American Speech
  • Co-Director, Virginia Tech Speech Lab
  • Co-Director, VTLx (linguistics network at Virginia Tech)
  • Linguistic Society of America
  • American Dialect Society
  • Society for Linguistic Anthropology

Journal Articles

  • Carmichael, Katie. (2020). (æ)fter the storm: An examination of the short-a system in Greater New Orleans. Language Variation and Change 32(1): 107-131.
  • Carmichael, Katie. (2020). The Rise of Canadian Raising of /au/ in New Orleans English. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 147(1): 554-567.
  • Gudmestad, Aarnes, Amanda Edmonds, Bryan Donaldson & Katie Carmichael. (2020). Near-native sociolinguistic competence in French: Evidence from variable future-time expression. Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics 23(1): 169-191.
  • Carmichael, Katie. (2019). Cajun English in Louisiana: A linguistic and cultural profile. In Nathalie Dajko & Shana Walton (eds), Languages in Louisiana: Community and Culture. University Press of Mississippi: Jackson, MS. 159-172.
  • Carmichael, Katie & Aarnes Gudmestad. (2019). Language death and subject expression: First-person singular subjects in a declining dialect of Louisiana French. Journal of French Language Studies 29(1): 67-91.
  • Carmichael, Katie & Kara Becker. (2018). The New York City–New Orleans connection: Evidence from constraint ranking comparison. Language Variation and Change 30(3): 287-314.
  • Carmichael, Katie. (2018). “Since when does the Midwest have an accent?”: The role of regional accent and reported speaker origin in speaker evaluations. English World-Wide 39(2): 127-156.
  • Carmichael, Katie. (2018). Cajuns as Southe(r)ne(r)s: An examination of variable r-lessness in Cajun English. In Jeffrey Reaser, Eric Wilbanks, Karissa Wojcik, and Walt Wolfram (eds), Language Variety in the New South: Change and Variation. University of North Carolina Press: Chapel Hill, NC. 135-152.
  • Carmichael, Katie. (2017). Displacement and variation: The case of r-lessness in Greater New Orleans. Journal of Sociolinguistics 21(5): 696-719. 
  • Carmichael, Katie and Nathalie Dajko. (2016). Ain’t dere no more: New Orleans language and local nostalgia in Vic & Nat’ly Comics. Journal of Linguistic Anthropology 26(3): 1-24.
  • Carmichael, Katie. (2016). Place-linked Expectations and Listener Awareness of Regional Accents. In Anna Babel (ed), Awareness and Control in Sociolinguistic Research. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK. 152-176.
  • Dajko, Nathalie & Katie Carmichael. (2014). But qui c’est la différence?  Discourse Markers in Louisiana French: The case of "but" vs. "mais." Language in Society 43: 159-183.
  • Carmichael, Katie. (2013). The performance of Cajun English in Boudreaux and Thibodeaux jokes. American Speech 88(4): 377-412.
  • Wanjema, Shontael, Katie Carmichael, Abby Walker, & Kathryn Campbell-Kibler. (2013). Integrating teaching and large-scale research through instructional modules. American Speech. 88(2): 223-235.

National Science Foundation Collaborative Research Grant (with Nathalie Dajko, Tulane University): Sociolinguistic variation in post-Katrina New Orleans BCS-1749217

National Science Foundation Award Abstract

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