I’m an Assistant Professor in Department of Linguistics at Brigham Young University specializing in sociophonetics, dialectology, and quantitative methods. In May 2020, I received my Ph.D in linguistics from the Department of Linguistics at the University of Georgia. I publish under the more grown-up-sounding version of my name, Joseph A. Stanley, but anyone who has ever met me knows I go by Joey.
Research InterestsMy primary area of research is on English in the western and southern United States. My dissertation focused on English in Cowlitz County, Washington with an emphasis on uncovering variation in vowel formant trajectories. I am currently involved in several research projects on Utah English (on vowels, consonants, and intonation), including a long-term project analyzing a collection of 750 interviews with residents of Heber City, Utah born in the early 20th Century.
Teaching InterestsI am interested in teaching students to recognize and value language variation everywhere.
- Ph.D, Linguistics , University of Georgia (2020)
- BA, Linguistics , Linguistics Computing, Brigham Young University (2013)
- The American Dialect Society (2016 - Present)
- The Linguistics Society of America (2012 - Present)