Department of English
407 Shanks Hall
181 Turner Street, NW
Blacksburg, VA 24061
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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
- PhD in Linguistics, Ohio State University, 2014
- MA in Linguistics, Tulane University, 2008
- BA in Liguistics 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
- 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
Select Media Mentions
Article Item15 years after Katrina, does New Orleans sound different? , article
U.S. Daily News and World Report via Associated Press, 9/6/2020
Article Item15 years after Hurricane Katrina, does New Orleans sound different now? , article
The Tennessean, 8/28/2020
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