Papers and Publications

Publications

2016

Kohn, MaryForthcoming. (De)Segregation: The impact of de-facto and de-jure segregation on African American English in the New South. LAVIS IV Proceedings. UNC Press. Available here

2015

Kohn, Mary. 2015.  “The Way I Communicate Changes but How I Speak Don’t”: A Longitudinal Perspective on Adolescent Language Variation and Change. Publication of the American Dialect Society: Duke University Press. Available here

Kohn, Mary, and Charlie Farrington. Forthcoming. Longitudinal sociophonetic analysis: What to expect when working with child and adolescent data. Using Panel Data in the Sociolinguistic Study of Variation and Change, ed by Suzanne Evans Wagner and Isabelle Buchstaller. Routledge. Download the pre-publication draft here: Kohn_farrington_revised_11-6-15

Farrington, Charlie; Jennifer Renn; and Mary Kohn. Forthcoming. The relationship between segregation and participation in ethnolectal variants: A longitudinal study. Cross-Linguistic Perspectives on the Acquisition of Sociolinguistic Variation, ed. by G. De Vogelaer, Amsterdam/Philadelphia, PA: John Benjamins.

Wolfram, Walt, and Kohn, Mary. 2015. Regionality in the development of African American Language. The Oxford Handbook of African American Language (OHAAL), ed. by S. Lanehart, L. Green, and J. Bloomquist. Oxford: Oxford University Press: 140-159. See proofs here: Ch_7_OHAAL_proofs

2014

Risdal, Megan, and Mary Kohn. 2014. Ethnolectal and generational differences in vowel trajectories.  Penn Working Papers in Linguistics 20.2:139-148. view here

2013

Kohn, Mary, and Charlie Farrington. 2013. A tale of two cities: Community density and African American English vowels.  Penn Working Papers in Linguistics 19.2: 101-110. view here

Owens, Jonathan; Robin Dodsworth; and Mary Kohn. 2013. Subject expression and discourse embeddedness in Emirati Arabic. Language Variation and Change 25.3: 255-285. view here

Dodsworth, Robin, and Mary Kohn. 2013. Dialect contact in a Southern U.S. city: Testing Trudgill’s model. Cognitive Sociolinguistics, ed. by M. Putz, M. Reif, and J. Robinson, 16-35. Frankfurt: Peter Lang.

2012

Kohn, Mary, and Charlie Farrington. 2012. Speaker normalization: Evidence from longitudinal child data. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 131.3: 2237-2248. view here

Dodsworth, Robin, and Mary Kohn. 2012. Urban rejection of the vernacular: The SVS undone. Language Variation and Change 24.2: 221-245. view here

2008-2011 Publications

Wolfram, Walt; Mary Kohn; and Erin Price-Callahan. 2011. Southern-bred Hispanic English: An emerging socioethnic variety. Selected Proceedings of the 5th Workshop on Spanish Sociolinguistics, ed. by J. Michnowicz and R. Dodsworth, 1-13. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project.

Kohn, Mary, and Hannah Franz. 2009. Localized patterns for global variants: The case of quotative systems of African American and Latino speakers. American Speech 84.3: 259-297. view here

Kohn, Mary. 2008. Latino English in North Carolina: A Comparison of Emerging Communities. NCSU Unpublished Thesis. view here

Select Conference Talks

2016

 Mary Kohn, Addison Dickens, and Trevin García. 2016. A new majority: Latino English and the Third Vowel Shift in Liberal, Kansas. Paper to be presented at NWAV 45: New Ways of Analyzing Language Variation. Vancouver, CA. November 6th. liberal-nwav-pvi_tg

Mary Kohn, Addison Dicken*, and Trevin García. 2016. “That Spanish Twang”: Speaker rhythm and accommodation in a Great Plains high school. Paper to be presented at NWAV 45: New Ways of Analyzing Language Variation. Vancouver, CA. November 5th. liberal-nwav-vowels_final

Kohn, Mary.  2016. (De)Segregation: The Past and Future of African American English. Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, D.C. January 8. Download power point here: CAL 1_8__16

Kohn, Mary, and Carly Stithem. 2016. H/O/me on the range: Back vowel fronting in Kansas. Paper presented at ADS: American Dialect Society.  Washington, DC. January. Download powerpoint here: ADS16_final

2015

Kohn, Mary, and Carly Stithem. 2015.  The Third Vowel Shift in Kansas: A supra-regional shift with regional variation. Paper presented at NWAV 44: New Ways of Analyzing Language Variation. Toronto, Canada. October. Download power point here: NWAV final

Kohn, Mary, and Erin Callahan. 2015. Local and supra-local variation in Latino English. Paper presented at ADS: American Dialect Society. Portland, OR. January. Download Power point here: ADS 2015_1.9.15_final

2013

Kohn, Mary, and Charlie Farrington. 2013. Language variation on the move: A longitudinal study of mobile and non-mobile adolescents. Paper presented at NWAV 42: New Ways of Analyzing Language Variation. Pittsburgh, PA. October. download power point here

Risdal, Megan, and Mary Kohn. 2013. Ethnolectal and generational differences in vowel trajectories. Paper presented at NWAV 42: New Ways of Analyzing Language Variation. Pittsburgh, PA. October. download power point here  

Kohn, Mary, and Charlie Farrington. 2013. The shifty vowels of African American English youth: A longitudinal study. Paper presented at LSA 86: Linguistic Society of America 2013 Annual Meeting. Boston, MA. January. download power point here

Kohn, Mary, and Charlie Farrington. 2013. ‘Girls say I sound country’: Correlating African American metalinguistic awareness with vowel production. Paper presented at ADS: American Dialect Society. Boston, MA. January. download power point here

2012 

Kohn, Mary, and Charlie Farrington. 2012. A tale of two cities: Community density and African American English vowels. Paper presented at NWAV 41: New Ways of Analyzing Language Variation. Bloomington, IN. October.

Kohn, Mary. 2012. Child English bare verbs: One surface form, two sources. Poster presented at LSA 86: Linguistic Society of America 2012 Annual Meeting. Portland, OR. January. download poster here

Kohn, Mary, and Charlie Farrington. 2012. A longitudinal analysis of African American Vernacular English Vowels. Paper presented at LSA 86: Linguistic Society of America 2012 Annual Meeting. Portland, OR. January.

2009-2011 Select Conference Talks

Kohn, Mary, and Charlie Farrington. 2011. The socio-regional distribution of African American Vowel systems in Piedmont, North Carolina. Paper presented at NWAV 40: New Ways of Analyzing Language Variation. Washington, D.C. November.

Dodsworth, Robin, and MaryKohn. 2009. Urban and rural African American English vowels in North Carolina: A supra-regional shift and regional accommodation. Paper presented at NWAV 38: New Ways of Analyzing Language Variation. Ottawa, ON. October.

Kohn, Mary, and Melissa Farr. 2009. Getting rhythm: A methodological comparison of quantitative speech rhythm analyses. Paper presented at SECOL 76: Southeastern Conference on Linguistics. New Orleans, LA. April. download paper here

Kohn, Mary, and Janneke Van Hofwegen. 2009. The diversity and stability of vocalic variation among bidialectal and bilingual children. Paper presented at ADS: American Dialect Society. San Francisco, CA. January.

Dodsworth, Robin, and Mary Kohn. 2008. An exploratory study of front vowels in Raleigh, NC. Paper presented at NWAV 37: New Ways of Analyzing Language Variation. Houston, TX. November.

Kohn, Mary, and Hannah Askin. 2008. I be like, ‘He talked about what he talked about’: Latino and African American English quotative system. Paper presented at SECOL 75: South Eastern Conference on Linguistics. Knoxville, TN. April.

Wolfram, Walt; Mary Kohn; and Erin Callahan. 2008. Southern-bred ESL: Hispanic English in the Mid-Atlantic South. Plenary presented at TALGS ‘08: TESOL/Applied Linguistics Graduate Students Conference. Greenville, NC. February.

Kohn, Mary. 2007. Systems theory and the description of emerging patterns of language variation. Paper presented at NWAV 36: New Ways of Analyzing Language Variation. Philadelphia, PA. October.

Cullinan, Danica, and Mary Kohn. 2007. Negotiation of Hispanic identity in Hickory, NC. Paper presented at SECOL 74: South Eastern Conference on Linguistics. Natchitoches, LA. April.

Callahan, Erin; Danica Cullinan; and Mary Kohn. 2007. New ethnic varieties of English: Hispanic English in North Carolina. Paper presented at TALGS ‘07: TESOL/Applied Linguistics Graduate Students Conference. Greenville, NC. February.