Department of English at Illinois State University

English Department Faculty and Staff


Burt

Susan Burt

Professor

Office Address: STV 421 A
Office Phone: (309) 438-7840
Office Hours:

M 2-2:50 & F 11-11:50

Email: Contact Susan Burt (smburt)
Website: Visit Susan Burt’s Website
Teaching Schedule:
Course NumberSectionCourse NameTimeRoom NumberCourse Links
ENG243.01The Grammatical Structure of English M W F 10:00 - 10:50STV 0220
ENG243.02The Grammatical Structure of English M W F 13:00 - 13:50STV 0220
ENG440.01Studies in English Linguistics M W F 09:00 - 09:50STV 0220
Teaching Interests:
Grammar (and Pragmatics), Pragmatic Issues in Second Language Acquisition, Sociolinguistics (and Bilingualism), History of English, Language ideologies
Research Interests:
Intercultural Pragmatics: Language Choice, Speech Act Realization, Politeness Theories

Language Shift
Education:
Ph.D. University of Illinois, Linguistics, 1986

M.A. University of Illinois, Linguistics, 1979

B.A. Bryn Mawr College, magna cum laude, 1973
Selected Publications:

The Hmong Language in Wisconsin: Language Shift and Pragmatic Change.  Lewiston, NY: The Edwin Mellen  Press.  (2010)

“Documentation of pragmatics and metapragmatics: Language shift and pragmatic change in the Hmong  language in Wisconsin.”  In Grenoble, Lenore, and Louanna Furbee (eds.), Language Documentation: Practices and Values, pp. 241-252.  Amsterdam: John Benjamins. (2010)

“Naming, Re-Naming and Self-Naming Among Hmong-Americans.”  In Names: A Journal of Onomastics 57,4:236-245. (2009)

“Contact Pragmatics: Requests in Wisconsin Hmong.”  In JSEALS (Journal of South East Asian Linguistics Society ) 1: 63-76.  (2009).

“Sociolinguistics as a lens for viewing English Studies or Wearing my ever-lovin’, ever-changin’ heart on my sleeve.”  In Ostergaard, L., J. Ludwig and J. Nugent (eds.) Transformation and Preservation in English Studies: New Voices in an Emerging Genre, pp. 43-52.  (2009).

"‘Hmoob Boy Meets Hmong Girl’: Orthographic Codeswitching in a Playscript." The Minne TESOL/WITESOL Journal  23: 1-13. (2006)

with Hua Yang. “Growing Up Shifting: Immigrant Children, Their Families and the Schools.” Language in the Schools: Integrating Linguistic Knowledge into K-12 Teaching. Eds. Kristin Denham and Anne Lobeck. Mahwah. NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, pp. 29-39. (2005).

“How to Get Rid of Unwanted Suitors: Advice from Hmong-American Women of Two Generations.” Journal of Politeness Research 1,2: 219-36. (2005)

“Solicitudes in American English.”   International Journal of Applied Linguistics 13:1,  pp. 78-95,  (2003).



“Maxim Confluence. ”  Journal of Pragmatics 34:8, pp.  993-1001, (August 2002).

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