Experts List for Interviews

Dennis Baron debaron at UIUC.EDU
Wed Jan 7 14:59:24 UTC 2004

Count me in, Grant.

On Wednesday, January 7, 2004, at 08:07 AM, Grant Barrett wrote:

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> Sender:       American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
> Poster:       Grant Barrett <gbarrett at AMERICANDIALECT.ORG>
> Subject:      Experts List for Interviews
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> Folks, the requests for interviews with media related to the ADS Words
> of the Year vote are beginning to appear. Like last year, I am putting
> together an "experts" list that I can give out to media requesting
> interviews via the ADS web site. I send the list, they decide who to
> call.
> If you are interested in being on that list, please send the following:
> Name: Dennis Baron

> Organization/Employer: Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

> Title/Occupation: Prof. of English and linguistics

> Pertinent professional affiliations: ADS, MLA, LSA, NCTE, CCCC
> Relevant books, articles, or research:

areas of research: language change and reform; language and public
policy; language legislation and linguistic rights; minority languages
and dialects; official English; language and gender; literacy;
technology issues

publications: Guide to Home Language Repair; Declining Grammar; The
English-Only Question; Grammar and Gender; Grammar and Good Taste

op ed essays on language issues in: NY Times, Washington Post, Chicago
Tribune; Atlanta Constitution; Chronicle of Higher Education; Education

> Other areas of specialty you are capable of going on about:

the state of the language; education issues, particularly relating to

> Preferred Phone for Contact:

mobile: 217-840-0776
home: 217-351-6471
office: 217-244-0568
English department: 217-333-2390

> Preferred Email Address for Contact

debaron at

> Anything else you feel might "hook" a journalist

frequent appearances on radio; frequently consulted by journalists

> Thanks,
> Grant
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> Grant Barrett
> gbarrett at
> American Dialect Society webmaster
Dennis Baron                                                office: 217-244-0568
Professor of English and Linguistics              mobile: 217-840-0776
Department of English                                           fax: 217-333-4321
University of Illinois        
608 S. Wright St.
Urbana, IL 61801
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