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Profile: Anne Curzan

Title: Professor of English, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor
Degree:
Ph.D., Michigan  1998
Curzan

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3123 Angell Hall

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936-2881

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acurzan@umich.edu

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Research Interests

Primary Interests

History of English, language and gender, corpus linguistics, historical sociolinguistics, lexicography, pedagogy

Secondary Interests

Composition and Rhetoric, Old and Middle English language and literature

Publications

How English Works: A Linguistic Introduction, with Michael Adams (Pearson Longman, 3rd ed., 2012); First Day to Final Grade: A Graduate Student's Guide to Teaching, with Lisa Damour (University of Michigan Press, 3rd ed., 2011); Contours of English and English Language Studies (an edited volume; University of Michigan Press, 2011); Studies in the History of the English Language II: Unfolding Conversations (an edited volume; Mouton de Gruyter, 2004); Gender Shifts in the History of English (Cambridge University Press, 2003); "Says Who? Teaching and Questioning the Rules of Grammar," PMLA (2009); "Corpus-based Approaches to the History of English," The Blackwell Companion to the History of the English Language (2008); "Corpus Linguistics and Historical Linguistics:  Evidence of Language Change," The Handbook of Corpus Linguistics (Mouton de Gruyter, 2008); "The Importance of Historical Corpora, Reliability, and Reading," with Chris C. Palmer, Corpus-Based Studies in Diachronic English (Peter Lang, 2006); "Spelling Stories: A Way to Teach the History of English" & "Opening Dictionaries to Investigation," Language in the Schools (Lawrence Erlbaum, 2005); "Addressing Ideologies arouind African American English," with Alicia Beckford Wassink, Journal of English Linguistics 32.3 (2004); "The Politics of Teaching Standard English," Journal of English Linguistics 30.4 (2002); "The End of Modern English?" American Speech 75.3 (2000); "Lexicography and Questions of Authority in the College Classroom," Dictionaries 2 (2000);"Historical Corpora in the Classroom," Journal of English Linguistics 28.1 (2000); "The Compass of the Vocabulary," Lexicography and the OED: Pioneers in the Untrodden Forest, (Oxford UP, 1999); "Gender Categories in Early English Grammars: Their Message to the Modern Grammarian," Gender in Grammar and Cognition, (Mouton de Gruyter, 1999); "Third-Person Pronouns in The Peterborough Chronicle," Neuphilologische Mitteilungen 97.3 (1996).
  • How Conversation Works: 6 Lessons for Better Communication
  • The Secret Life of Words: English Words and Their Origins
  • Contours of English & English Language Studies (Tribute to Richard W. Bailey:)
  • First Day to Final Grade, Second Edition: A Graduate Student's Guide to Teaching
  • How English Works: A Linguistic Introduction (3rd Edition)
  • How English Works: A Linguistic Introduction

Additional Info

John Dewey Teaching Award (2012)
Faculty Achievement Award (2009)
Arthur F. Thurnau Professorship (2007)
Henry Russel Award (2007)

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