Montana English and Its Place in the West
leora bar-el is an associate professor in the Linguistics Program of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Montana. She holds a Ph.D. in linguistics from the University of British Columbia and was a postdoctoral fellow at the School of Oriental and African Languages (U.K.). Her research interests include the documentation and analysis of varieties of English spoken in Montana as well as cross-linguistic variation in temporal and aspectual systems. She has conducted fieldwork on indigenous languages of North America, primarily the languages of the Salish and Algonquian families. She is also interested in fieldwork methodologies, particularly those that are designed to uncover subtle semantic meanings and to tap into speaker intuitions about linguistic properties of languages and dialects. E-mail: email@example.com.
laura felton rosulek holds a Ph.D. in linguistics from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She has taught a variety of linguistics courses at both the University of Montana and Oregon State University. Her research interests are in sociolinguistics and discourse analysis. She is the author of Dueling Discourses: The Construction of Reality in Closing Arguments, published in 2015 as part of the Oxford University Press’s series Oxford Studies in Language and Law. She has also published papers in the International Journal of Speech, Language and Law, as well as Text & Talk: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Language, Discourse and Communication Studies. She is currently pursuing a Master of Arts degree in speech-language pathology at the University of Oregon. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
lisa sprowls is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in linguistics at Tulane University. She holds a B.A. in German studies from American University and an M.A. in linguistics from the University of Montana. Her M.A. thesis is an examination of second-dialect acquisition in southwestern Pennsylvania. Her research is primarily focused on sociophonetics in American English dialects, particularly the dialects found in Pittsburgh, Montana, and New Orleans, the latter being the focus of her Ph.D. dissertation research. Her research interests also include indigenous languages of North America, and she has recently begun working with the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana on their Tunica language revitalization program. E-mail: email@example.com.