kelly d. abrams is a Ph.D. candidate in English language and linguistics at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She researches how nonstandard dialects intersect with standard literacy practices in the classroom. E-mail: email@example.com.
trini stickle is assistant professor of English at Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green. She continues to work on secondary and post-secondary curricula created from the Dictionary of American Regional English for various English, literature, and history courses. She has also published on the linguistic and interactional strategies of persons in meeting settings and children with autism during clinical evaluations. Her main research interest is the linguistic and interactional competency of persons of special populations (e.g., dementia, autism). E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.