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)687-4383

This document last updated 15 October 2009

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

Assistant Professor, 2009 to present

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

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Research Fellow, 1996 to 1997

University of Maryland College Park, College Park, Maryland

Teaching Assistant, 1993

Research interests

Sociolinguistics, mathematical modeling of linguistic variation, language and aging, dialect development

Teaching competencies

General linguistics, sociolinguistics/sociology of language, phonetics/phonology, syntax/grammar, dialectology, fieldwork methods, survey methods, quantitative analysis, composition

Publications

Journal articles (peer-reviewed)

Bowie, David. 2008a. Acoustic characteristics of Utah’s card-cord merger. American Speech 83: 35-61.

Bowie, David. 2003a. Early development of the card-cord merger in Utah. American Speech 78: 31-51.

Bowie, David. 2001a. The diphthongization of /ay/: Abandoning a Southern norm in Southern Maryland. Journal of English Linguistics 29: 329-345.

Book chapters (peer-reviewed)

Bowie, David. 2010 (forthcoming). Aging and sociolinguistic variation. In Communicating across age groups: Age, language and society, ed. Anna Duszak and Urszula Okulska. Berlin, Germany: Mouton de Gruyter.

Bowie, David. 2009a (forthcoming). The ageing voice: Changing identity over time. In Language and identities, ed. Carmen Llamas and Dominic Watt. Edinburgh, Scotland: Edinburgh University Press.

Bowie, David. 1997a. Was mir wisse: A review of the literature on the languages of the Pennsylvania Germans. In Current work in linguistics, ed. Alexis Dimitriadis, Hikyoung Lee, Laura Siegel, Clarissa Surek-Clark, and Alexander Williams, 1-18. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics.

Conference proceedings (peer-reviewed)

Bowie, David, and Jeanne M. Bowie. 2009a (forthcoming). The perception of linguistic and nonlinguistic inputs. In LACUS forum XXV: Diversity and convergence, ed. Bill Coleman. Toledo, Ohio: Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States.

Bowie, David, and Jeanne M. Bowie. 2009b. Perception of road signs by road users. In TRB 88th annual meeting compendium of papers DVD, n.p. Washington DC: Transportation Research Board.

Bowie, David. 2005a. Language change over the lifespan: A test of the apparent time construct. In Papers from NWAV 33, ed. Suzanne Evans Wagner, 45-58. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics.

Bowie, David. 2003b. Perception and production in processes of merger. In Selected proceedings of the Deseret Language and Linguistics Society 2000 Symposium, ed. Lynn E. Henrichsen, 143-149. Provo, Utah: Deseret Language and Linguistics Symposium.

Bowie, David. 2002a. The more things change: The limits of solutions to the actuation problem. In LACUS forum XXVIII: Evidence in linguistics, ed. Ruth M. Brend, Bill Sullivan, and Arle R. Lommel, 189-196. Houston, Texas: Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States.

Bowie, David. 2001b. Dialect contact and dialect change: The effect of near-mergers. In Selected papers from NWAV 29, ed. Tara Sanchez and Daniel Ezra Johnson, 17-26. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics.

Bowie, David. 2001c. Perception and production in a series of related mergers. In LACUS forum XXVII: Speaking and comprehending, ed. Ruth M. Brend, Alan K. Melby, and Arle R. Lommel, 297-305. Fullerton, California: Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States.

Bowie, David. 1997b. Voah mei daett sei deitsh: Developments in the vowel system of Pennsylvania German. In Proceedings of the 21st Annual Penn Linguistics Colloquium, ed. Alexis Dimitriadis, Laura Siegel, Clarissa Surek-Clark, and Alexander Williams, 35-49. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: University of Pennsylvania Working Papers.

Other publications

Bowie, David, site editor. 2007-2009. ChinaVine: A collaborative effort in the preservation of Chinese folk art. Accessible at http://www.ChinaVine.org.

Bacal, Jackie, David Bowie, Megan Peck, Adele Richardson, and Tomas Valladares. 2008. The wolf and the dough children. Animated book accessible at http://www.ChinaVine.org/lang/dough_figures_book/.

Bowie, David. 2007a. Review of Talk that counts: Age, gender, and social class differences in discourse, by Ronald K. S. Macaulay. Journal of Sociolinguistics 11: 553-556.

Bowie, David, and Wendy Morkel. 2006. Desert dialect (Utah). In American Voices: How Dialects Differ from Coast to Coast, ed. Walt Wolfram and Ben Ward, 144-148. Malden, Massachusetts: Blackwell Publishing. Reprint of Bowie and Morkel 2003.

Bowie, David, and Wendy Morkel. 2003. Deseret dialect. Language Magazine 2(9): 42-44.

Presentations

Conference presentations (peer-reviewed)

Bowie, Jeanne M., & David Bowie. 2009. Perception of road signs by road users. Part of poster session titled Traffic control devices. Poster to be presented at the annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board, 13 January, in Washington, DC.

Bowie, David. 2009b. Linguistics in the elementary school language arts classroom. Part of panel titled Fostering synergistic partnerships between teachers and linguists. Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, 8 January, in San Francisco, California.

Chao, Mariana, and David Bowie. 2008. The acquisition of attitudes toward language by undergraduates in linguistics courses. Paper presented at NWAV 37, 9 November, in Houston, Texas.

Baker, Wendy, and David Bowie. 2008. Religious affiliation as a correlate of linguistic behavior. Paper presented at NWAV 37, 7 November, in Houston, Texas.

Bowie, David, and Blair Remington. 2008. Capitalizing on undergraduates’ research expertise.” Paper presented at the Florida Statewide Symposium: Engagement in Undergraduate Research, 26 September, in Orlando, Florida.

Bowie, David, and Jeanne M. Bowie. 2008. The perception of linguistic and non-linguistic inputs: The case of road signs. Paper presented at the 35th Annual LACUS Forum, 14 June, in Québec City, Québec.

Chao, Mariana, David Bowie, Wendy Baker, Catie Fry, and Matthew Armand. 2008. The sociophonetic effects of religious affiliation in Utah County, Utah, USA. Paper presented at Sociolinguistics Symposium 17, 4 April, in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Bowie, David. 2007b. Attitudinal shifts among undergraduates in linguistics courses. Part of panel titled Conflicts over contemporary language issues: Pedagogical approaches to defusing the undergraduate linguistic curriculum. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, 5 January, in Anaheim, California.

Bowie, David. 2007c. “Wow! Linguistics really has no pedagogy!” A review of what (little) we know about teaching linguistics. Poster presented at the third Annual Faculty Showcase on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 4 April, in Orlando, Florida.

Chao, Mariana, Stephanie Colombo, and David Bowie. 2007. Linguistic stability and variation across the lifespan. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Dialect Society, 5 January, in Anaheim, California.

Azrikan, Melissa, David Bowie, Mariana Chao, and Amanda Cobb. 2006. Somewhere between North and South: Spoken English in inland Central Florida. Panel presented at the Florida College English Association 2006 Conference, 9 November, in Lakeland, Florida.

Bowie, David. 2006a. The limits of adult linguistic stability. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Dialect Society, 6 January, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Bowie, David. 2006b. Adult linguistic stability and the gathering of linguistic evidence. Poster presented at the International Conference on Linguistic Evidence 2006, 3 February, in Tübingen, Germany.

Bowie, David. 2006c. Student attitudes in online and face-to-face environments: Observing the acquisition of secondary objectives. Poster presented at the second Annual Faculty Showcase on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 24 March, in Orlando, Florida.

Bowie, David. 2006d. Aging and sociolinguistic variation. Paper presented at GlobE 2006, 21 September, in Warsaw, Poland.

Bowie, David. 2005b. Acoustic characteristics of Utah’s card-cord merger. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Dialect Society, 8 January, in Oakland, California.

Baker, Wendy, and David Bowie. 2005. Is the US West a single dialect region? Northern Utah as a test case. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, 7 January, in Oakland, California.

Baker, Wendy, David Bowie, Daniel Sarver, Jared Brickey, and Diane Argyle. 2005. The social conditioning of second dialect acquisition. Paper presented at the Fourteenth World Congress of Applied Linguistics, 29 July, in Madison, Wisconsin.

Bowie, David. 2004a. Linguistic behavior and social affiliation in an urbanizing community. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Dialect Society, 8 January, in Boston, Massachusetts.

Bowie, David. 2004b. Language change over the lifespan: A test of the apparent time construct. Poster presented at NWAV 33, 1 October, in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Argyle, Diane, Wendy Baker, and David Bowie. 2004. Linguistic markers of religious affiliation: The influence of socially salient characteristics. Poster presented at NWAV 33, 1 October, in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Bowie, David. 2003c. Urbanization vs. regionalization in Utah speech: A reanalysis with ramifications. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Dialect Society, 4 January, in Atlanta, Georgia.

Bowie, David. 2002b. Resolving a paradox: Utah English as a test case for theories of dialect leveling. Paper presented at Studies in the History of the English Language II, 23 March, in Seattle, Washington.

Bowie, David. 2002c. The process of lexical change: The same or different? Paper presented at NWAV 31, 12 October, in Stanford, California.

Bowie, David. 2002d. Lexical and phonetic change in Southern Maryland: A comparison. Paper presented at Measuring Lexical Variation and Change: A Symposium on Quantitative Sociolexicology, 24 October, in Leuven, Belgium.

Morkel, Wendy, and David Bowie. 2002. Choosing between variables: Monophthongization and raising in early Utah English. Poster presented at NWAV 31, 11 October, in Stanford, California.

Bowie, David. 2001d. The limits of solutions to the actuation problem. Paper presented at the 2001 Deseret Language and Linguistics Symposium, 23 March, in Provo, Utah.

Bowie, David. 2001e. The more things change: The limits of solutions to the actuation problem. Paper presented at the 28th LACUS Forum, 1 August, in Montréal, Québec.

Bowie, David, Wendy Morkel, and Ellen Lund. 2001. Early trends in Utah English. Paper presented at NWAV 30, 12 October, in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Bowie, David. 2000a. Perception and production in processes of merger. Presented at the 2000 Deseret Language and Linguistics Symposium, 6 April, in Provo, Utah.

Bowie, David. 2000b. Perception and production in a set of related mergers. Paper presented at the 27th LACUS Forum, 29 July, in Houston, Texas.

Bowie, David. 2000c. Dialect contact and dialect change: The effect of near-mergers. Paper presented at NWAV 29, 5 October, in East Lansing, Michigan.

Bowie, David. 1999a. Observations on the (ir)reversibility of merger. Paper presented at the second Shenandoah Language and Linguistics Symposium, 25 March, in Buena Vista, Virginia.

Bowie, David. 1998a. South of the border? The classification of the linguistic system of a Maryland town. Paper presented at the 22nd Penn Linguistics Colloquium, 27 February, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Bowie, David. 1998b. Does perception really lead production? Evidence from a series of related mergers in Southern Maryland. Paper presented at NWAV(E) 27, 2 October, in Athens, Georgia.

Bowie, David. 1997c. Voah mei daett sei deitsh: Developments in the vowel system of Pennsylvania German. Paper presented at the 21st Penn Linguistics Colloquium, 23 February, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Invited presentations

Morrison-Shetlar, Alison, Michael Aldarondo-Jeffries, David Bowie, Ken Teter, & Shannon Whitten. 2008. Best practices in mentoring: A panel review and discussion. Panel discussion at the Florida Statewide Symposium: Engagement in Undergraduate Research, 27 September, in Orlando, Florida.

Bowie, David. 2008b. Translating culture: The ChinaVine experience. Paper presented to the College of Chinese Language and Literature of Beijing Normal University, 13 May, in Beijing, People’s Republic of China.

Bowie, David. 2006e. Middle English in disguise! The secrets of (Modern) English spelling. Workshop presented to Ms. Mandy Thomas’s first grade language arts class, Lakemont Elementary School, 16 February, in Winter Park, Florida.

Bowie, David. 2002e. Sociolinguistics: Language use in real life. Workshop presented at the Professional Development Conference of the Translation Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 9 May, in Provo, Utah.

Bowie, David. 2002f. Then and now: A century and a half of Utah English. Paper presented at the College Fair of the Brigham Young University College of Humanities, 28 August, in Provo, Utah.

Bowie, David. 2002g. The early development of Utah English. Paper presented for World Literature Week, 12 November, in Provo, Utah.

Bowie, David. 2001f. Barn in a born? The development of a stereotype of Utah speech. Paper presented to the Center for Language Studies, 27 September, in Provo, Utah.

Bowie, David. 1999b. Borrowing from English and dialect divergence in Pennsylvania German. Paper presented to the English Language Forum, 9 October, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Community outreach presentations

Bowie, David. 2008c (forthcoming). Register. Workshop presented at the Lakemont Elementary School Teach-In, 19 November, in Winter Park, Florida.

Bowie, David. 2007d. A secret code! (or, Old English). Workshop presented at the Lakemont Elementary School Teach-In, 14 November, in Winter Park, Florida.

Bowie, David. 2006f. How to make halekaye. Workshop presented at the Lakemont Elementary School Teach-In, 15 November, in Winter Park, Florida.

Bowie, David. 2005c. Middle English pronunciation, Modern English spelling. Workshop presented at the Lakemont Elementary School Teach-In, 16 November, in Winter Park, Florida.

Bowie, David. 2004c. How many wugs? Workshop presented at the Lakemont Elementary School Teach-In, 18 November, in Winter Park, Florida.

Source for features on regional linguistic variation for Slate, WPRK-FM (Winter Park, Florida), and the Badger Herald (Madison, Wisconsin). Source for features on Utah English for KNBC-TV (Los Angeles, California), KBYU-TV (Provo, Utah), KBYU-FM (Provo, Utah), KALL-AM (Salt Lake City, Utah), the New York Daily News, the Deseret Morning News (Salt Lake City, Utah), and the Salt Lake (Utah) Tribune. Source for feature on Maryland English for the Washington (DC) Post. Source for feature on cultural maintenance for the Orlando (Florida) Sentinel.

Citations

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Fieldwork and archival experience

Ethnographic and sociolinguistic interviewing

People’s Republic of China, 2008

Florida, 2004; 2006; 2008

Maryland, 1997 to 1999; 2002

United States (multiple sites), 1997 to 1998

Pennsylvania, 1994 to 1995

Archival research

Utah, 2000 to present

Maryland, 2002

Honors, awards, and external grants

2001

1994

1989

Student research mentoring

Masters thesis advisor

Masters thesis committee member

Masters project committee member

Senior honors thesis committee member

Senior capstone project committee member

Undergraduate research faculty mentor

Co-publications with students

With graduate students

Co-presentations with students

With graduate students

With graduate and undergraduate students

With undergraduate students

Courses taught

University of Alaska Anchorage, Anchorage, Alaska

Intermediate Grammar, Fall 2009

The Nature of Language, Fall 2009

Standard Written English, Fall 2009

University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida

Composition I, Summer 2004

Cross-Cultural Communication, Fall 2003, 2005; Summer 2007

English Grammar and Usage, Summer 2009

History of the English Language, Fall 2003, 2004; Spring, Summer 2005; Spring, Fall 2006; Spring, Fall 2008; Spring 2009

Honors Composition I, Spring 2008

Honors Composition II, Spring 2004

Linguistics, Fall 2004; Spring 2006, 2008, 2009

Linguistics and Literature, Spring 2005, 2007; Fall 2008

Methods of Bibliography and Research, Fall 2005

Modern English Grammar, Spring 2004; Fall 2006; Spring 2007

Principles of Linguistics, Fall 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008

Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah

Grammar and Usage, Fall 1999; Winter 2000, 2001, 2003

History of the English Language, Fall 2000; Spring 2003

Introduction to Language, Fall 1999; Winter, Fall 2000; Winter, Fall 2001; Winter, Fall 2002

Language, Mind, and World, Winter 2003

The Senior Course: Dialect in Literature, Winter 2002

Sociolinguistics, Fall 2002; Winter 2003

Varieties of English, Fall 2001

University of Maryland College Park, College Park, Maryland

Language and Mind, Spring 1993

Syntax I, Fall 1993

Professional service

Linguistic Society of America

Language in the School Curriculum Committee, Member, 2008 to present

Undergraduate Program Advisory Committee, Member, 2005 to 2008

Deseret Language and Linguistics Society

Executive Committee, Member, 2001 to 2003

Program Committee, Member, 2000 to 2001

University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida

ChinaVine Steering Committee, Member, 2007 to 2009

Cognitive Sciences Steering Committee, Member, 2003 to 2009

Graduate Studies Committee, Member, 2008 to 2009

Honors and Awards Committee, Member, 2004 to 2007; Chair, 2008 to 2009

Linguistics Committee, Chair, 2003 to 2009

Undergraduate Advisor, 2003 to 2009

English Department Council, At-Large Member, 2006 to 2007

Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah

Linguistics Core Restructuring Committee, Member, 2002 to 2003

ORCA Scholarship Review Committee, Member, 2002 to 2003

Travel Funding Committee, Member, 2002 to 2003

Undergraduate Advisor, 2000 to 2003

Other professional service

Anonymous reviewer

Conference session chair

Community service

American Legion, Department of Florida, Orlando, Florida

Oratorical Contest Judge, 2008

Lakemont Elementary , Winter Park, Florida

School Advisory Committee, Chair, 2006 to 2009

School Advisory Committee, Member, 2005 to 2006

Orange County Supervisor of Elections Office, Orlando, Florida

Precinct Clerk, 2006; 2008

Ballot Issuer, 2004

Professional development

Conference workshops

NWAV 37, Houston, Texas

NWAVE 32, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Faculty Center Seminars

University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida

Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah

Other professional development

University of Central Florida Office of Course Development and Web Services, Orlando, Florida

University of Central Florida Office of Instructional Resources, Orlando, Florida

Florida Humanities Council, St. Petersburg, Florida

Professional memberships

American Dialect Society

Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States

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

French: Some reading ability