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Julia Thomas Swan
Assistant Professor of Linguistics and Language Development
San José State University
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Ph.D. University of Chicago (Chicago, IL): Department of Linguistics, August 2016.
Dissertation: Language Ideologies, Border Effects and Dialectal Variation: Evidence from /æ/, /aʊ/, and /aɪ/ in Seattle, WA and Vancouver, BC
Committee: Alan Yu (University of Chicago), Victor Friedman (University of Chicago), Alicia Beckford Wassink (University of Washington), Panayiotis Pappas (Simon Fraser University)
TESOL Certification Seattle Pacific University (Seattle, WA): Spring 2015.
M.A. University of Chicago (Chicago, IL): Department of Linguistics, 2009.
M.A. Indiana University (Bloomington, IN): French Linguistics, 2006.
B.A. Indiana University (Bloomington, IN): Majors in French and History (graduated with Distinction), 2005.
Council on International Exchange in Education (Seville, Spain): Advanced Liberal Arts Study, 2004.
Swan, Julia Thomas (Revise and resubmit received from American Speech October 16th, 2017). “Bag across the border: A comparison of /æg/ raising in Seattle, WA and Vancouver, BC”
Swan, Julia Thomas (2017). “Canadian Raising on the rise in Vancouver? A phonetic comparison of Vancouver, BC and Seattle, WA,” Proceedings from the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Linguistic Association, May 28th, 2017: Toronto, ON.
Swan, Julia Thomas (2016). “Canadian English in the Pacific Northwest: A phonetic comparison of Vancouver, B.C. and Seattle, WA,” Proceedings from the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Linguistic Association, May 28th, 2016: Calgary, AB.
Swan, Julia Thomas (2016). Language Ideologies, Border Effects and Dialectal Variation: Evidence from /æ/, /aʊ/, and /aɪ/ in Seattle, WA and Vancouver, B.C. Ph.D. Thesis, University of Chicago, August 2016.
Baglini, Rebekah, Timothy Grinsell, Jon Keane, Adam Roth Singerman and Julia Thomas (eds.) (2014). Proceedings of the 46th Annual Meeting of the Chicago Linguistics Society, vol. 1 & 2.
Wheeler, Rebecca and Julia Thomas (2013). “And Still The Children Suffer: The dilemma of Standard English, social access and social justice.” JAC, volume 33, no. 1-2
Thomas, Julia and Timothy Grinsell (2012). “Finna as a Socially-Meaningful Quasi-Modal in African American English.” Conference Proceedings of the Society on the Underrepresented Languages of the Americas 7, eds. Hannah Greene.
Thomas, Julia (2011). “Gender and /aɪ/ monophthongization in African American English,” Berkeley Linguistics Society: Proceedings of the Annual Meeting: Issue 37.
Yu, Alan; Abrego-Collier, Carissa; Baglini, Rebekah; Grano, Tommy; Martinovic, Martina; Otte, Charles III; Thomas, Julia; and Urban, Jasmin (2011) “Speaker Attitude and Sexual Orientation Affect Phonetic Imitation,” University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics: Vol. 17: Iss. 1, Article 26. Available at: http://repository.upenn.edu/pwpl/vol17/iss1/26
Brandt, C., Thomas, J., and Burke, M. (2008). State policies on teacher evaluation practices in the Midwest Region (REL Technical Brief, REL 2008–No. 004). Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, Regional Educational Laboratory Midwest. Retrieved from http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/edlabs.
INVITED TALKS, PRESENTATIONS & GUEST LECTURES
“TBA.” 10th Workshop on Language Variation and Change in Canada, Presentation to be given on April 4th, 2018, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitboa.
“The Third Dialect Shift: A Change in Progress in Vancouver, BC and Seattle, WA.” To be presented at the annual meeting of the Linguistic Society of America. January 4th-7th, 2018, Salt Lake City, UT.
“Perception in West Coast English: BAG-raising in Three West Coast Cities” with Kara Becker. To be presented at the annual meeting of the American Dialect Society. January 4th-7th, 2018, Salt Lake City, UT.
“Dialect Identification Across a Nation-State Border: Perception of Dialectal Variants in Seattle, WA and Vancouver, BC.” with Molly Babel. NWAV 46, November 5th, 2017, Madison, WI.
“The Broad Benefits of Bilingualism: A 2017 Perspective” State of the School Address, French American School of Silicon Valley, November 6th, 2017, Sunnyvale, CA.
“Canadian Raising on the Rise in Vancouver?” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Linguistics Association, Toronto, ON, May 29th, 2017.
“Phonologization and Social Meaning” Presented at NowPhon 2017, Vancouver, BC, May 20th, 2017.
“The Effect of Language Ideologies on the Canadian Shift: Evidence from /æ/ in Vancouver, BC and Seattle, WA.” Presented at NWAV 45, Vancouver, BC, November 4th, 2016.
“Language Ideologies and Border Effects as Predictors of Phonetic Features: Evidence from the Pacific Northwest” presented at the University of Chicago Council on Advanced Studies Language Variation and Change Workshop, June, 3rd, 2016.
“Raising or retraction? A story of /æ/ in Vancouver, B.C. and Seattle, Washington.” Presented at NWAV 44, Toronto, Canada, October 23rd, 2015.
“Sociolinguistic Cues and Nationality: A comparison of /æ/ in Seattle and Vancouver,” presented at the Cascadia Workshop on Sociolinguistics, University of Victoria (Victoria, Canada), March 2014.
“Grammmaticization Driven Semantic Change: An Illustration with Finna” Symposium Systematic Semantic Change, University of Texas at Austin (Austin, Texas), April 2013.
“Social Motivations for Language Change,” Guest Lecture, Historical Linguistics, University of Chicago (Chicago, IL), May 2012.
“Finna as a Socially-Meaningful Modal (and Performative) in AAE,” presented at SULA 7, Cornell University (Ithaca, NY), May 2012.
“Finna as a Socially-Meaningful Quasi-Modal in AAE,” presented at the 48th Annual Meeting of the Chicago Linguistics Society (Chicago, IL), April 2012.
“A Look at Copula Usage Among School-Age AAE Speakers,” presented at the 36th Penn Linguistics Colloquium (Philadelphia, PA), March 2012.
“A Look at Copula Usage Among School-Age AAE Speakers, Poster Presentation, Linguistics Society of America Annual Meeting (Portland, OR), January 2012.
“Sociolinguistics: African American English,” Guest Lecture, Intro to Linguistics, University of Chicago (Chicago, IL), December 2011.
“The Role of Gender in African American /aɪ/ Monophthongization,” presented at the 37th Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society (Berkeley, CA), February 2011.
“Styleshifting in African American English: Theoretical Implications from a Phonetic Analysis of /aɪ/ Monophthongization,” presented at the Language Variation and Change Workshop, Council on Advanced Studies, University of Chicago (Chicago, IL), November 2010.
San José State University (Fall 2017 – Present)
Sociolinguistics, Instructor (Spring 2018)
Language Variation, Instructor (Spring 2018)
Intro to Linguistics, Instructor (Fall 2017)
Language, Culture, and Ethnicity in the U.S., Instructor (Fall 2017 and Spring 2017)
The Nature of Language, Instructor (Fall 2017)
Visiting Assistant Professor of Linguistics (2016-2017)
Bilingualism & Language Contact, Instructor (Fall 2016)
Intro to Language, Culture and Society, Instructor (Spring 2017), two sections
Language, Race and Ethnicity in the West, Instructor (Spring 2017)
Intensive English Program Advanced Speaking, Instructor (Winter 2016 & Spring 2016)
Intensive English Program Advanced Listening, Instructor (Winter 2016 & Spring 2016)
Intensive English Program Advanced Usage (Grammar), Instructor (Winter 2016 & Spring 2016)
- Class with 9 Advanced Beginner International graduate students
- Developed curriculum for the early phase of a pilot Intensive English Program
- Created instructional materials from authentic content to foster speaking, listening and grammar skills and to improve student’s academic skills for graduate study in an English-only environment
College Bridge Reading 4 for International Students, Instructor (Spring 2015 & Fall 2015)
- Intermediate International students class with 17 students
- Applied principles of second language reading instruction and assessment
- Authored innovative instructional materials daily to improve reading skills for academic texts
Academic Writing 5 for International Students, Instructor (Spring 2015 & Fall 2015)
- High-intermediate International students class with 15 students
- Designed curriculum and instructional materials to meet program standards
- Focused on the fundamentals of essay structure, paraphrasing and citing sources for academic writing
Intensive English (Speaking and Listening) for International Students, Teaching Assistant (Winter 2015)
- Beginning International students class with 11 students
- Applied principles of second language grammar instruction through aural-oral activities
- Worked with students from exceptionally diverse language and academic backgrounds
University of Chicago, Department of Linguistics (2010-2012)
Trends in Sociolinguistics, Teaching Assistant (Spring 2012)
- Upper level undergraduate and graduate level seminar with 15 students
- Guest-lectured on hip hop language, language and ethnicity, and African American English
- Assessed student research projects and case studies on unique topics from different language backgrounds
Historical Linguistics/Language Change, Teaching Assistant (Spring 2012)
- Upper level undergraduate and graduate seminar with 20 students
- Instructed students based on problems sets of linguistic variation in 15 different languages
- Guest-lectured on social factors in language variation and change
Intro to Linguistics, Teaching Assistant (Fall 2011)
- Beginner level class of 40 students providing a survey of all domains of grammar (phonology, morphology, syntax and pragmatics)
- Independently planned and led lab sections of 20 students bi-weekly to present fundamental concepts of descriptive grammar in sound, word and sentence structure
- Guest-lectured on Sociolinguistics and social justice issues related to African American English
Phonetics and Phonology, Teaching Assistant (Fall 2010)
- Mixed undergraduate and graduate-level course of 40 students to teach about sounds in human languages including human anatomy related to speech, acoustics, and distributions of sound patterns in the worlds languages
- Independently planned and led lab sections of 15 students bi-weekly to teach on speech production and grammatical differences in sound structures
- Assessed problem sets based on principles of descriptive grammar and sound systems in 10 languages
Indiana University, Department of French and Italian (2005-2006)
French 200, Teaching Assistant, 3 sections (2006)
- Independently instructed 3 sections of 20-25 students each in second year college French
- Taught intermediate level grammar and culture using immersion methods and proven methods for Second Language Acquisition
- Collaborated to design assessment materials including creative writing assessments and unit exams
French 150, Associate Instructor, 3 sections (2005-2006)
- Independently instructed 3 sections of 20-25 students each
- Used online platforms for homework, assessment and other administrative functions
- Authored lesson plans using authentic cultural artifacts and realia to support cultural learning
San José State University
- Supported 10 Resident Advisors and 350 first-year residents of Joe West Hall through in person presence and conversation (about 5 hours per week).
- Planned events in accordance with Residential Life Curriculum designed to bridge the gap between classroom and residential learning.
- Provided special leadership to B.U.I.L.D. themed floor mentoring students with an interest in business and leadership development
- Completed additional professional development related to measures to increase student success outside of the classroom (3 hours per week).
San José State University
Curriculum Committee Representative Fall 2017
AWARDS & HONORS
University of Chicago Dissertation Year Fellowship 2014-2015
Graduate Student Association Award for Conference Travel 2014
FLAS Fellowship Center of Latin American Studies 2009
Francois Furet Travel Grant, France Center Chicago 2009
Albert and Agnes Kersteiner Award for Excellence in Spoken and Written French 2005
Associate Instructor of the Year Finalist, Indiana University 2005-2006
RELEVANT GRADUATE COURSEWORK
Phonetics/Phonology, Sociophonetics, Seminar on Vowel Inherent Spectral Change, Advanced Syntax, Pragmatics/Semantics, Semantics Seminar in Modality, Historical Linguistics, French Phonology, French Morphology, French Syntax, French Semantics, Foundations of English Language Teaching: Theories and Applications, Grammar in English Language Teaching, Cultural Issues in English Language Teaching, Materials Development and Resources in English Language Teaching, Pedagogy of Teaching a Foreign Language, Methodology for College (Language) Teaching and Practicum of College Teaching, Intensive Aymara Language and Culture, Intensive Spanish and Latin Culture, Intensive Francophone Culture, Development of Creole Vernacular and Culture, Statistics and Methods for Sociologists, Structure and Development of French
ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Whole Foods Market (Chicago, IL and Seattle, WA) 2010-2013
Marketing and Community Relations Team Leader
- Managed all elements of public relations and communications including media appearances, blogs, websites, publication of distributional fliers and other materials
- Lead a team of graphic artists and marketers to create and produce publications and art in accordance to brand standards
- Performed administrative functions to plan events and oversee promotions in a store with 300 plus employees and 9 sub-teams
Center for the Development of Language & Literacy, University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI) 2011-2012
- Served as a linguistic consultant to classroom educators and curriculum designers creating a bicultural storybook series
- Conducted feature-level linguistic analyses using longitudinal data to guide instruction and program development
- Disseminated results of research to linguists and educators alike through presentations, posters and full-length reports
Research Education Laboratory Midwest at Learning Point Associates (Naperville, IL) 2007-2008
- Served education stakeholders at all levels (classroom, district, to state) with relevant research in a seven-state region in the Midwest
- Conducted data collection on K-12 projects in schools and by interview, focus group and state policy scans
- Disseminated research to educators through technical briefs, presentations to State boards of education, and full-length articles
Educational Research Institute of America (Bloomington, IN) 2005 – 2007
Research Assistant and Foreign Language Exam Assessor
- Designed metrics for the assessment of foreign language exams for middle and high school students
- Assessed foreign language examinations in French and Spanish
- Authored efficacy studies of foreign language textbook series
- Spanish language healthy eating outreach with Stockbox Grocery in South Park (Seattle, WA)
- Cooking classes for youth recovering from grief and loss with The Healing Center (Seattle, WA)
- Spanish language service project to Youth of Migrant Farmworkers in Skagit Valley with Catholic Community Services (Mt. Vernon, WA)
- Healthy eating and garden education for youth struggling with obesity and Type 2 Diabetes at Seattle Children’s Hospital (Seattle, WA)
- Jane Addams Hull House Museum Community Garden Volunteer (Chicago, IL)
- Happy Art Center in South Chicago Volunteer (Chicago, IL)
- Little Village Environmental Justice Organization event promoter (Chicago, IL)
Canadian Linguistics Association 2017
Assessor for Student Presentations and Posters
Linguistic Society of America Summer Institute, University of Chicago (Chicago, IL) 2015
Volunteer, Office and Registration
- Contributed to daily registration and logistical tasks for a month-long institute
- Welcomed and checked-in visiting faculty and student guests
Council on Advanced Studies, University of Chicago (Chicago, IL) 2009 & 2011
Coordinator, Workshop on Language Variation and Change
- Coordinated biweekly interdisciplinary discussions among faculty, students, and visiting scholars
- Solicited speakers and arranged travelers for visiting guests
- Managed all planning logistics for workshop and participants; managed workshop blog
Chicago Linguistic Society 2009 – 2010
Officer, Event Coordinator/Financial Responsible
- Managed incomes and expenditures related to sales of conference proceedings and publications
- Planned program, reviewed abstracts and worked with invited speakers to put on a three-day conference
- Edited, wrote forward and published proceedings volume with co-officers
Chicago Linguistics Society Annual Conference 2009 & 2011
- Oversaw guest registration desk for attendees
- Coordinated food and drink for conference banquet and snacks
Native in American English
Fluent in French
Intermediate Spanish (immersion experiences in each)
Professor Kara Becker
Associate Professor of Linguistics
3203 SE Woodstock Blvd
Portland, OR 97202
Professor Alan Yu
University of Chicago
Associate Professor of Linguistics and the College
1115 E. 58th St
Rosenwald 205 F
Chicago, IL 60637
Professor Alicia Beckford Wassink
University of Washington
Department of Linguistics
4th Floor, Box 352425
Professor John Goldsmith
University of Chicago
Edward Carson Waller Distinguished Service Professor
Departments of Linguistics and Computer Science
1115 E. 58th St
Rosenwald Hall 201B
Chicago, IL 60637
Professor Victor Friedman
University of Chicago
Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities
Department of Linguistics and Department of Slavic Languages and Literature
1115 E. 58th St
Chicago, IL 60637
Professor Unn Røyneland
University of Oslo
Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies
P.O. Box 1102 Blindern
1317 Oslo, Norway
+47 22 84 40 37
Dr. Michael Harpending
Director of English Language Learning Center
901 12th Ave, P.O. Box 222000
Seattle, WA 98112
Associate Dean Catherine Marzyck
Seattle Central Institute of English
1701 Broadway, BE1113
Seattle, WA 98122