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Papers (and such) available for download
This page contains links to some papers and posters I’ve written and archived here in various formats, as well as some handouts from conference presentations I’ve given. I don’t have many here (since I’ve only listed papers that I’m legally allowed to distribute electronically and have in an easily distributable electronic format), but this should give you some idea of the sorts of things I’ve done. To download these files, you may have to do something other than simply click on the link. Since there are so many browsers and operating systems out there, I can’t give specific instructions on how to download them; please refer to your browser’s help system as necessary. Note that the papers listed as “HTML format” are formatted for viewing on the web, and cannot always be reliably saved to your local system.
- Bowie, David. 2005. “Language change over the lifespan: A test of the apparent time construct.” In Papers from NWAV 33, ed. Suzanne Evans Wagner, 45-58. Philadelphia, Penn.: University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics.
- Adobe Acrobat PDF format.
- This document is not precisely the same as the published version—this file corrects a couple of page formatting issues that were in the published version, as well as an unimportant but annoying typo. (The content and pagination is unchanged, though.) Also, the orientation of this file is a bit odd—it only covers half the page and it’s sideways. This is not an error.
- ———. 2001. “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, Penn.: University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics.
- Adobe Acrobat PDF format.
- Like the other NWAV proceedings paper here, the text in this file only covers half the page and is sideways.
- ———. 2000. “The Effect of Geographic Mobility on the Retention of a Local Dialect.” Ph.D. diss. (Linguistics), Univ. of Pennsylvania.
- Adobe Acrobat PDF format.
- Note that this file is not the same as the PDF file downloadable through ProQuest’s digital dissertation service. That file is much larger (it’s nearly 6 megabytes, this one’s less than 1 megabyte), and it has the copies of the signatures on the title page. On the other hand, this copy retains detail in some greyscale images that didn’t reproduce well in UMI’s copy, and this copy uses color in some charts where it helps clarity (as well as couple places where I couldn’t figure out how to get rid of it).
- ———. 1997. “Keeping track of Pennsylvania German: A discussion of evidences found in A Linguistic Atlas of Pennsylvania German. Unpublished ms.
- HTML format.
- This is actually only a final paper for a graduate course, and therefore not the most polished thing I’ve ever written, but I’ve put it on the page in case the data is useful for anyone else.
- ———. 1997. “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, Penn.: University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics.
- ———. 1997. “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, Penn.: University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics.
- David Bowie. 2006. “Adult linguistic stability and the gathering of linguistic evidence.” International Conference on Linguistic Evidence, Tübingen, Germany, 3 February.
- Bowie, David & Jeane M. Bowie. 2008. “The perception of linguistic and non-linguistic inputs: The case of road signs.” LACUS Forum XXXV, Montréal, Québec, 14 June.
- Bowie, David. 2007. “Attitudinal shifts among undergraduates in linguistics courses.” Annual meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, Anaheim, California, 5 January.
- Chao, Mariana, Stephanie Colombo, & David Bowie. 2007. “Linguistic stability and variation across the lifespan.” Annual meeting of the American Dialect Society, Anaheim, California, 5 January.
- Bowie, David. 2006. “The limits of adult linguistic stability.” Annual meeting of the American Dialect Society, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 6 January.
- ———. 2006. “Adult linguistic stability and the gathering of linguistic evidence.” International Conference on Linguistic Evidence, Tübingen, Germany, 3 February.
- ———. 2005. “Acoustic characteristics of Utah’s card-cord merger.” Annual meeting of the American Dialect Society, Oakland, California, 8 January.
- ———. 2004. “Linguistic behavior and social affiliation in a suburbanizing community.” Annual meeting of the American Dialect Society, Boston, Massachusetts, 8 January.
- ———. 2003. “Urbanization vs. regionalization in Utah English: A reanalysis with ramifications.” Annual meeting of the American Dialect Society, Atlanta, Georgia, 4 January.
- ———. 2001. “Barn in a born? The development of a stereotype of Utah speech.” Center for Language Studies Colloquium, Provo, Utah, 27 September.
This page last updated 29 July 2008.