Stephen Mann

Associate Professor
Office hours

Specialty area(s)

sociolinguistics; linguistic anthropology; language, gender, & sexuality; language attitudes & ideologies; folk dialectology; English grammars

Current courses at UWL

ENG 110 ("College Writing I")
----- Sect. 24 - MWF 8:50-9:45 (CFA 335)
----- Sect. 27 - MWF 9:55-10:50 (CFA 335)
----- Sect. 36 - TTh 11:00-12:25 (Wimberly 314)

ENG 332 ("Modern English Grammars") - MWF 11:00-11:55 (CFA 335)

ENG 439 ("African American English") - MW 2:15-3:40 (Wimberly 142)

Teaching history

ENG 110 ("College Writing I")
ENG 112 ("College Writing AP")
ENG 200 ("Literature and Human Experience")
----- "Literature, Language, and Identity" (Summer 2016, Winter 2017)
ENG 331 ("Introduction to Linguistics")
ENG 332 ("Modern English Grammars")
ENG 334 ("Language Study for Teachers")
ENG 338 ("Linguistics and Literature")
ENG 439 ("Topics in Linguistics")
----- "Language Attitudes and Ideologies" (Fall 2013)
----- "African American English" (Fall 2017)
UWL 100 ("First Year Seminar")

Professional history

Treasurer-Elect, Association for Queer Anthropology (AQA)

Research and publishing

2016. "Rural 'rednecks' and urban 'bluebloods': The (in)compatibility of sounding gay and sounding southern." In Jennifer Cramer & Chris Montgomery (eds.), Cityscapes and perceptual dialectology: Global perspectives on non-linguists' knowledge of the dialect landscape, 73-95. Boston/Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton.

2013. "Conducting research with vulnerable populations." In Christine Mallinson, Becky Childs, & Gerard Van Herk (eds.), Data collection in sociolinguistics: Methods and applications, 50-53. Routledge.

2012. "Speaker attitude as a predictive factor in listener perception of gay men's speech." Journal of Language and Sexuality 1. 205-229.

2011. “Drag queens’ use of language and the performance of blurred gendered and racial identities.” Journal of Homosexuality 58. 793-811.


Ph.D. in Linguistics, University of South Carolina (2011)
M.A. in Linguistics, University of South Carolina (2010)
B.A. in French and Russian, La Salle University (1996)