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Name: Patricia  Causey  Nichols
Institution: San José State University
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State and/or Country: CA
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): English
Selected Publications: Voices of Our Ancestors: Language Contact in Early South Carolina. Columbia SC: University of South Carolina Press. 2009

Language. In, W. Edgar, editor, The South Carolina Encyclopedia. Columbia SC: University of South Carolina Press. Pp. 534-536. 2006

Creole Languages: Forging New Identities. In, E. Finegan & J. Rickford, editors, Language in the USA: Themes for the Twenty-first Century,
Cambridge University Press. Pp. 133-152. 2004.

(With Manuel Colón). Spanish Literacy and the Academic Success of Latino High School Students: Codeswitching as a Classroom Resource. Foreign Language Annals 33.5, 498-511. 2000.

The Role of Social Networks and the Strength of Weak Ties in Changing Language Policy: Gender Neutralization in American English. In, T. Huebner, K. A. Davis, and J. LoBianco (Eds.), Sociopolitical Perspectives in Language Policy and Planning. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. Pp. 347-360. 1999.

Black Women in the Rural South: Conservative and Innovative. In J. Coates (ed), Language and Gender: A Reader. Blackwell Publishers. Pp. 55-63. [Reprinted from B. L Dubois and I. Crouch (eds), 1978, American Minority Women in Sociolinguistic Perspective (International Journal of the Sociology of Language , 17, 45-54.] 1998.

Literacy and Language Maintenance in Early Native America Carolina, SECOL Review. 17, 97-112. 1993.

Language in the Attic: Claiming our Linguistic Heritage. In, D. E. Murray, editor, Diversity as Resource. TESOL Publications. Pp. 275-293. 1992.

Storytelling in Carolina: Continuities and Contrasts, Anthropology and Education Quarterly 20: 232-245. 1989.

Black and White Speaking in the Rural South: Difference in the Pronominal System, American Speech 58, 201-215. 1983.
Courses Taught: Sociolinguistics
Pedagogical Grammar of English
Language and Culture
Ethnic Literature in the USA

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