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John Rickford (Emeritus Faculty)

John Rickford (650) 725-1565
Personal bio
John R. Rickford (PhD, U. of Pennsylvania) is the J.E. Wallace Sterling Professor of Linguistics and the Humanities at Stanford University. He is also Courtesy Professor in Education and Pritzker Fellow in Undergraduate Studies. His primary specialization is sociolinguistics, with particular interests in ethnicity, social class and style, language variation and change, educational linguistics, Caribbean and other pidgins and creoles, and African American Vernacular English. He is the author of numerous articles and several books, including Dimensions of a Creole Continuum, Spoken Soul: The Story of Black English (co-authored with Russell J. Rickford, winner of an American Book Award), Creole Genesis, Attitudes and Discourse: Studies Celebrating Charlene Sato (co-edited with Suzanne Romaine), and Style and Sociolinguistic Variation (coedited with Penny Eckert).

Currently teaching
EDUC 480: Directed Reading (Autumn, Spring)
LINGUIST 397: Directed Reading (Autumn, Winter, Spring, Summer)
LINGUIST 398: Directed Research (Autumn, Winter, Spring, Summer)
LINGUIST 399: Dissertation Research (Autumn, Winter, Spring, Summer)
EDUC 453: Doctoral Dissertation (Autumn)
LINGUIST 198: Honors Research (Winter, Spring)
LINGUIST 199: Independent Study (Autumn, Winter, Spring, Summer)
LINGUIST 390: M.A. Project (Autumn, Winter, Spring)
EDUC 185: Master's Thesis (Autumn)
EDUC 470: Practicum (Autumn, Spring)
INTNLREL 198: Senior Thesis (Autumn, Winter, Spring)
EDUC 380: Supervised Internship (Autumn, Spring)
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