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John R Rickford

John R 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
AFRICAAM 21: African American Vernacular English (Spring)
CSRE 55M: MMUF Seminar (Winter)
LINGUIST 250: Sociolinguistic Theory and Analysis (Winter)
LINGUIST 251: Sociolinguistic Field Methods (Autumn)
LINGUIST 255F: Seminar in Sociolinguistics: Classics in Sociolinguistics (Spring)
LINGUIST 65: African American Vernacular English (Spring)
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