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Name: Jill  M.  Hallett (IPA: [dʒɪːl hælɨt])
Institution: Northeastern Illinois University
Email: click here to access email
State and/or Country: IL
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Ling & Literature
Specialty: Sociolinguistics, specifically American and World Englishes, linguistic identity in literature, inner-city pedagogical discourse, second language acquisition
Subject Language(s): English
Selected Publications: Publications
Peer-Reviewed Articles (6)
Hallett, Jill. 2015. Contexts for student AAE use in the classroom. Critical Inquiry in Language Studies 12(1), 1-26.

Hallett, Jill. 2013. Constructing “Remorse”: The preparation of social discourses for public consumption. Text and Talk 33(2): 189-212.

Hallett, Jill. 2012. A Cross-Cultural Analysis of Language, Literature, and Identity. Aligarh Journal of Linguistics, 2.

Hallett, Jill. 2011. More attention, this issue needs: Indo-Aryan constituent order transfer in English. Southern Journal of Linguistics 35(1), 1-46.

Lichtman, Karen; Chang, Shawn; Cramer, Jennifer; Crespo del Rio, Claudia; Huensch, Amanda; Hallett, Jill. 2010. IPA Illustration of Q’anjob’al. Studies in the Linguistic Sciences: Illinois Working Papers 2010: 1-23. Available online at

Hallett, Jill. 2009. Packaging social worlds: Micro- and macro-social replication in mass-mediated discourse. Studies in the Linguistic Sciences: Illinois Working Papers 2009: 58-80.

Chapters in Edited Volumes (7)
Hallett, Jill. 2016. Language, Identity, and the American Classroom. In Nehal, Raashid (ed.), Critical Pedagogy: Papers in ELT. Jaipur: Yking Books.

Hallett, Jill and Richard Hallett. 2013. Political Identity Gone Viral: Indian and International H1N1 Cartoons. In Hasnain, Imtiaz, Sangeeta Bagga-Gupta, and Shailendra Mohan (eds.), Alternative Voices:(Re)searching Language, Culture, and Identity. Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars. 120-151.

Hallett, Jill. 2012. It’s a Special Kind of Frog: Co-creating Teaching Materials for the Q’anjob’al in Diaspora. Proceedings of the Second Symposium on Teaching and Learning Indigenous Languages of Latin America/ Actas del Segundo Simposio sobre Enseñanza y Aprendizaje de Lenguas Indígenas de América Latina. Available online at

Hallett, Jill and Richard Hallett. 2012. Metaphors and topoi of H1N1 (swine flu) political cartoons: A cross-cultural analysis. In Bramlett, Frank (ed.), Linguistics and the Study of Comics. New York: Palgrave MacMillan.

Cramer, Jennifer and Hallett, Jill. 2010. From Chi-Town to the Dirty-Dirty: Regional Identity Markers in U.S. Hip Hop. In Terkourafi, Marina (ed.), The Languages of Global Hip Hop. London: Continuum.

Hallett, Jill. 2010. Codeswitching in Diasporic Indian and Jewish English-Language Media. In Facchinetti, Roberta, David Crystal and Barbara Seidlhofer (eds.), Global English. Theoretical Aspects and Cross-Linguistic/Cultural Case Studies. Frankfurt: Peter Lang.

Hallett, Jill. 2009. New voices in the canon: The case for including world Englishes in literature. In Lucia Siebers & Thomas Hoffman (eds.) World Englishes: Problems, properties, prospects. Amsterdam/ Philadelphia: John Benjamins.
Courses Taught: Introduction to General Linguistics (NEIU)
Linguistics for Second Language Learning (Elmhurst College)
Methods and Materials for Teaching in Bilingual Classrooms (Dominican University)
Introduction to African American English (NEIU)
Linguistics for Teachers (UIC)
Language Proficiency Assessment and ESL Instruction (UIC)
Language and Human Behavior (NEIU)
World Englishes (NEIU)
ESL Listening (IIT)
ESL Writing (IIT)
ESL Effective Communication (IIT)
ESL Graduate Academic Writing (UIUC)
ESL Reading and Vocabulary Development (IIT)
Intermediate English Grammar (UIUC)
HS English Literature (Chicago Public Schools)
Dissertation Abstract: African American English in Urban Education: A multimethodological approach to understanding classroom discourse strategies
Reviewer of: Review: Historical Linguistics: Jones & Singh (2006) (LL Issue 18.3338)
Taboo in Advertising (LL Issue 21.1125)
Metaphor in academic discourse (LL Issue 25.3614)

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