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David Bowie

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David Bowie

Department of English
University of Alaska Anchorage
3211 Providence Dr
Anchorage AK 99508-4614
Phone: (907)786-4359
Fax: (907)786-4383

This document last updated 9 August 2019

Education

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

PhD in Linguistics, 2000

University of Maryland College Park, College Park, Maryland

BA in Linguistics, 1994

Prince George’s Community College, Largo, Maryland

AA in General Studies, 1989

Professional experience

University of Alaska Anchorage, Anchorage, Alaska

Chair, Department of English, 2018 to present

Professor, 2019 to present

Associate Professor, 2014 to 2019

Assistant Professor, 2009 to 2014

University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida

Assistant Professor, 2003 to 2009

Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah

Assistant Professor, 2000 to 2003

Instructor, 1999 to 2000

Research interests

Sociolinguistics and dialectology, language and aging, Utah English, Alaska English, language and religious identity

Teaching competencies

Sociolinguistics, dialectology, linguistic theory, phonetics, syntax/grammar, historical linguistics, fieldwork methods, survey methods, quantitative analysis, composition

Recent publications

Bowie, David. 2019. Individual variation in the development of the Western Vowel System of Utah. Linguistics Vanguard 5. Article 20180020.

Bowie, David. 2019 (forthcoming). Dialect, theoretical aspects of: Age. In J. M. Stanlaw (ed.), The international encyclopedia of linguistic anthropology. Chichester, England: Wiley-Blackwell.

Bowie, David. 2019. A guided tour of dialectology: Review of Charles Boberg, John Nerbonne & Dominic Watt, The handbook of dialectology. American Speech 94. 397–401.

Bowie, David & Ronald Spatz (faculty eds.). 2017–2019 (3 vols., issued annually). Understory: An Annual Anthology of Achievement. Anchorage, Alaska: University of Alaska Anchorage Department of English.

Bowie, David. 2017. Early development of the Western Vowel System in Utah. In Valerie Fridland, Tyler Kendall, Betsy Evans & Alicia Wassink (eds.), Speech in the western states: Volume 2: The inland states (Publication of the American Dialect Society 102), 83–105. Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press.

Baker-Smemoe, Wendy & David Bowie. 2015. Linguistic behavior and religious activity. Language & Communication 42. 116–124.

Bowie, David. 2015. Phonological variation in real time: Patterns of adult linguistic stability and change. In Anja Voeste & Annette Gerstenberg (eds.), Language development: The lifespan perspective, 39–58. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: John Benjamins.

Bowie, David & Malcah Yaeger-Dror. 2015. Phonological change in real time. In Patrick Honeybone & Joseph Salmons (eds.), The Oxford handbook of historical phonology, 603–618. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press.

Ozuru, Yasuhiro, David Bowie & Giulia Kaufman. 2015. Relation between understanding and agreeing in response to one-sentence assertion. Language and Cognition 7. 36–67.

Ozuru, Yasuhiro, Kenrick Mock, David Bowie & Giulia Kaufman. 2015. Why do people disagree with a statement they do not understand? Relations between comprehension and evaluation of a simple assertion. Journal of Cognitive Psychology 27. 755-770.

Bowie, David. 2014. Age: Methods and metadata. Language and Linguistics Compass 8. 519–528.

Recent presentations

Bowie, David. 2019. Post-vernacular variation amidst a changing vernacular: Utah speakers and their English. Paper presented at Corpora for Language and Aging Research 4, Helsinki, Finland, 27 February.

Bowie, David. 2018. Southcentral Alaska English: Developing a baseline for further study. Paper presented at NWAV 47, New York, New York, 20 October.

Spatz, Ronald & David Bowie. 2017. Understory: An annual anthology of achievement 2017 launch. Co-organizer and co-moderator of a community outreach panel session at the Pacific Rim Conference on English Studies, 31 March, Anchorage, Alaska.

Bowie, David & Boyd J. Petersen. 2018. Group naming practices and sociocultural borders in the Mormon Culture Region. Paper presented at Language and Borders: Rethinking Mobility, Migration, and Space, Bristol, England, 26 March.

Bowie, David & Boyd J. Petersen. 2018. Lexical variation in the Mormon Culture Region: The interaction with religion. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Dialect Society, Salt Lake City, Utah, 6 January.

Bowie, David & Hriana Bowie. 2017. “Toto, I’ve a feeli[ŋ] we’re no[ɾ] in Kansas anymore”: Phonological variation in real and imaginary worlds. Poster presented at NWAV 46, Madison, Wisconsin, 3 November.

Bowie, David, Daniel Müller-Feldmeth & Heather Harris Wright. 2017. Methods in language and aging research. Roundtable at Corpora for Language and Aging Research 3, Berlin, Germany, 8 March.

Bowie, David, 2017. The role of the individual in the development of the Western Vowel System in Utah. Paper presented at Corpora for Language and Aging Research 3, Berlin, Germany, 7 March.

Bowie, David & Clare Dannenberg. 2016. Folk dialectology at the top of the world: Alaskan views of English in North America and Alaska. Poster presented at NWAV 45, Vancouver, British Columbia, 4 November.

Bowie, David. 2016. Alaskan views of English in North America and Alaska: The influence of age and local orientation on perceptions at different geographic levels. Invited paper presented for the Dahlem Lectures in Linguistics Series, 14 June, Berlin, Germany.

Stone, Jennifer C., David Bowie & Heather B. Adams. 2016. The place of place in English studies. Roundtable discussion at the Pacific Rim Conference on English Studies, 2 April, Anchorage, Alaska.

Bowie, David. 2016. Alaskan perceptions of North American and Alaskan Englishes. Invited paper presented at the Pacific Rim Conference on English Studies, 1 April, Anchorage, Alaska.

Bowie, David. 2016. What dialectologists know about Alaskan English, and what Alaskans know about English dialectology. Invited paper presented at the Spring 2016 Linguistics Student Association Student Conference, 26 March, Fairbanks, Alaska.

Bowie, David. 2016. Early development of the Northwestern Shift in Utah. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Dialect Society, 10 January, Washington DC.

Bowie, David. 2015. Tracing the early development of a vowel shift. Paper presented at the Edinburgh Symposium on Historical Phonology, 3 December, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Dannenberg, Clare & David Bowie. 2015. Phonological markers of neighborhood identity in Anchorage, Alaska. Poster presented at NWAV 44, 23 October, Toronto, Ontario.

Bowie, David. 2015. Alaskans’ perceptions of North American dialects of English. Poster presented at the Faculty Research and Creative Activities Community Outreach Showcase, 30 March to 3 April, Anchorage, Alaska.

Bowie, David. 2015. Non-Native listeners’ perceptions of Nativeness in Anchorage English. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Alaska Anthropological Association, 5 March, Anchorage, Alaska.

Bowie, David. 2015. Authentically Anchorage? The methodological ramifications of speakers’ perceptions of “Anchorageness”. Paper presented at the Pacific Rim Conference on English Studies, 27 February, Anchorage, Alaska.

Bowie, David & Clare Dannenberg. 2014. Sourdoughs in the city: Towards an understanding of regional variation in Anchorage, Alaska. Paper presented at NWAV 43, 26 October, Chicago, Illinois.

Bowie, David & Jeanne M. Bowie. 2014. Reactions to the linguistic and non-linguistic content of road signs. Paper presented at the Urban Space Research Network Symposium, 23 October, Heidelberg, Germany.

Bowie, David. 2014. The English of Southcentral Alaska. Poster presented at the Faculty Research and Creative Activities Community Outreach Showcase, 6 and 8 September, Anchorage, Alaska.

Bowie, David. 2014. Sampling strategies for a low-density population: The case of Alaska. Paper presented at the Pacific Rim Conference on Literature and Rhetoric, 8 March, Anchorage, Alaska.

Bowie, David & Clare Dannenberg. 2014. Linguistic advocacy as a bridge between disciplines. Part of a panel titled Taking linguistics beyond linguistics programs and departments. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, 3 January, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Student research mentoring

Masters thesis advisor

Masters thesis/project committee member

Senior thesis advisor

Senior thesis/project committee member

Mentored undergraduate publications and presentations

Courses recently taught

Undergraduate

Dialect in Literature

History of the English Language

Introduction to Composition

Sociolinguistics

The Nature of English

The Nature of Language

Graduate

Analysis of Literary Dialect

Language Variation & Change

Linguistics in the Twentieth & Twenty-First Centuries

Selected recent professional service

Linguistic Society of America

Advanced Placement Course Committee, Member, 2015 to present

Language in Higher Education Committee, Member, 2011 to present

Opportunities for Lifelong Education

Community outreach course (History of the English Language), Spring 2019

Editorial boards

Journal of English Linguistics

Papers in Historical Phonology

Professional memberships

American Dialect Society

Linguistic Society of America

Languages

English: Native reading, writing, speaking, and comprehension ability

German: Strong reading, writing, speaking, and comprehension ability

Pennsylvania German: Moderate reading and spoken comprehension ability