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. I also do work on sociophonetic methodology. 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)