Faculty Profile

Patricia Cukor-Avila

Title
Professor
Department
Linguistics
College
College of Information

    

Education

PhD, University of Michigan, 1995.
Major: Linguistics
MA, Texas A&M University, 1984.
Major: Spanish
BA, Texas A&M University, 1977.
Major: Spanish major, French minor

Current Scheduled Teaching*

No current or future courses scheduled.

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

LING 3070.801, Introduction to Linguistics, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
LING 6110.001, Linguistic Variation, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
LING 5040.801, Principles of Linguistics, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
LING 5330.001, Sociolinguistics, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
LING 5330.600, Sociolinguistics, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
LING 5900.703, Special Problems, Spring 2021
LING 4951.001, Honors College Capstone Thesis, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
LING 4950.001, Senior Capstone Field Experience, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
LING 3040.001, The Politics of Language, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
LING 3070.801, Introduction to Linguistics, Spring 2020 Syllabus
LING 5040.801, Principles of Linguistics, Spring 2020 Syllabus
LING 5040.900, Principles of Linguistics, Spring 2020 Syllabus
LING 5990.001, Professional Development for Linguists, Spring 2020 Syllabus
LING 4900.723, Special Problems, Spring 2020
LING 5580.001, Language and Gender, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
LING 5900.734, Special Problems, Fall 2019
LING 3040.001, The Politics of Language, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
LING 6110.001, Linguistic Variation, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
LING 5990.001, Professional Development for Linguists, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
LING 5330.001, Sociolinguistics, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
LING 4010.001, English Language in America, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
LING 2070.001, Language and Discrimination, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
LING 5950.703, Master's Thesis, Fall 2017
LING 5910.703, Special Problems, Fall 2017
LING 5950.703, Master's Thesis, Spring 2017
LING 5330.001, Sociolinguistics, Spring 2017 SPOT
LING 5900.703, Special Problems, Spring 2017
LING 4010.001, English Language in America, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
LING 5950.703, Master's Thesis, Fall 2016
LING 5580.001, Language and Gender, Spring 2016 SPOT
LING 5950.703, Master's Thesis, Spring 2016
LING 5070.001, Bibliography and Methods of Research in Linguistics/ESL., Fall 2015 SPOT
LING 5080.001, Teaching English as a Second Language, Fall 2015 SPOT
LING 5330.001, Sociolinguistics, Spring 2015
LING 5070.001, Bibliography and Methods of Research in Linguistics/ESL., Fall 2014
LING 4010.001, English Language in America, Fall 2014 Syllabus
LING 5920.703, Research Problems in Lieu of Thesis (Original Scholarly Papers, Fall 2014
LING 4951.703, Honors College Capstone Thesis, Spring 2014
LING 3070.001, Introduction to Linguistics, Spring 2014 Syllabus
LING 5580.001, Language and Gender, Spring 2014
LING 5900.703, Special Problems, Spring 2014
LING 4020.001, Structure of Modern English, Spring 2014 Syllabus
LING 4010.001, English Language in America, Fall 2013 Syllabus
LING 3080.001, Language and Society, Fall 2013 Syllabus
LING 5950.703, Master's Thesis, Summer 5W1 2013
LING 5900.703, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2013
LING 5950.703, Master's Thesis, Spring 2013
LING 5040.801, Principles of Linguistics, Spring 2013
LING 5330.001, Sociolinguistics, Spring 2013
LING 4020.001, Structure of Modern English, Spring 2013 Syllabus
LING 5070.001, Bibliography and Methods of Research in Linguistics/ESL., Fall 2012
LING 4010.001, English Language in America, Fall 2012 Syllabus
LING 5950.703, Master's Thesis, Fall 2012
LING 4950.703, Senior Capstone Field Experience, Fall 2012
LING 5900.703, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2012
LING 5580.001, Language and Gender, Spring 2012
LING 4900.705, Special Problems, Spring 2012
LING 5910.703, Special Problems, Spring 2012
LING 4080.001, Teaching English as a Second Language, Spring 2012 Syllabus
LING 4010.001, English Language in America, Fall 2011 Syllabus
LING 5040.001, Principles of Linguistics, Fall 2011
LING 5080.001, Teaching English as a Second Language, Fall 2011
LING 5900.703, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2011
LING 4030.001, Acquisition of English as a Second Language, Spring 2011 Syllabus
LING 3060.002, Principles of Language Study, Spring 2011 Syllabus
LING 5330.001, Sociolinguistics, Spring 2011
LING 4010.001, English Language in America, Fall 2010 Syllabus
LING 5580.001, Language and Gender, Fall 2010
LING 4010.001, English Language in America, Fall 2009
LING 3060.003, Principles of Language Study, Fall 2009
LING 5340.001, Practicum in Teaching English as a Second Language, Spring 2009
LING 5330.001, Sociolinguistics, Spring 2009
LING 4010.001, English Language in America, Fall 2008
LING 3060.010, Principles of Language Study, Fall 2008
LING 5340.080, Practicum in Teaching English as a Second Language, Summer 5W1 2008
LING 5330.001, Sociolinguistics, Spring 2008
LING 5900.703, Special Problems, Spring 2008
LING 4010.001, English Language in America, Fall 2007
LING 5340.080, Practicum in Teaching English as a Second Language, Fall 2007
LING 5080.001, Teaching English as a Second Language, Fall 2007
LING 5900.703, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2007
LING 4040.001, General Linguistics, Spring 2007
LING 5950.703, Master's Thesis, Spring 2007
LING 5040.001, Principles of Linguistics, Spring 2007
LING 5900.703, Special Problems, Spring 2007
LING 5320.001, Studies in Applied Linguistics, Spring 2007
LING 4010.001, English Language in America, Fall 2006
LING 5950.703, Master's Thesis, Fall 2006
LING 5090.001, Pedagogical English Grammar, Fall 2006
LING 5900.703, Special Problems, Fall 2006
LING 5910.703, Special Problems, Fall 2006
LING 5950.703, Master's Thesis, Summer 5W2 2006
LING 5330.001, Sociolinguistics, Spring 2006
LING 3060.006, Principles of Language Study, Fall 2005
LING 3060.008, Principles of Language Study, Fall 2005
LING 5950.703, Master's Thesis, Spring 2005
LING 5340.001, Practicum in Teaching English as a Second Language, Spring 2005
LING 5330.001, Sociolinguistics, Spring 2005
LING 4040.002, General Linguistics, Fall 2004
LING 5380.001, Linguistic Field Methods, Fall 2004
LING 5950.703, Master's Thesis, Fall 2004
LING 5040.002, Principles of Linguistics, Fall 2004
LING 5900.703, Special Problems, Fall 2004

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Published Publications

Published Intellectual Contributions

Abstracts and Proceedings
Carey, K., Cukor-Avila, P. (1996). By me bein' pregnant I would stay sick all the time: Causal by and from in African American Vernacular English. Proceedings of the Twenty-Second Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistic Society ed. by Jan Johnson, Matthew L. Juge, and Jeri L. Moxley. 46-57. Berkeley: University of California, Department of Linguistics.
Cukor-Avila, P., Bailey, G. (1995). Grammaticalization in AAVE. Proceedings of the Twenty-First Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistic Society, ed. by Jocelyn Ahlers, Leela Bilmes, Joshua S. Guenter, Barbara A. Kaiser, and Ju Namkung. 401-413. Berkeley: University of California, Department of Linguistics.
Hadaway, N. L., Cukor-Avila, P. (1986). Composing in Two Languages: A Bilingual Child's Response. Proceedings of the Western Social Science Meeting of the National Social Science Association. 1, 41-62.
Book
Bailey, G., Maynor, N., Cukor-Avila, P. (1991). The Emergence of Black English: Texts and Commentary. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
Book Chapter
Cukor-Avila, P. (2018). A variationist approach to studies of language regard. Language Variation and Change: Regard and Contact. 30. Cambridge University Press.
Cukor-Avila, P., Bailey, G. (2017). The effect of small Ns and gaps in contact on panel survey data. Panel Studies of Variation and Change. 35. Routledge.
Jeon, L., Cukor-Avila, P. (2016). Urbanicity and language variation and change: Mapping dialect perceptions in and of Seoul. Cityscapes and Perceptual Dialectology: Global Perspectives on Non-linugists' Knowledge of the Dialect Landscape, ed. by Jennifer Cramer and Chris Montgomery. Mouton. 97-116.
Cukor-Avila, P., Bailey, G. (2015). Rural Texas African American English. The Oxford Handbook of African American Language. 181-200.
Cukor-Avila, P., Bailey, G. (2013). Real and apparent time. Handbook of Language Variation and Change 2nd ed., ed. by Jack Chambers and Natalie Shilling. 240-262. Malden: Wiley-Blackwell.
Cukor-Avila, P. (2003). The complex grammatical history of African American and White vernaculars in the South. English in the Southern United States, ed. by Stephen Nagle and Sara Sanders. 85-102. Cambridge: CUP.
Book Review
Cukor-Avila, P. (2001). Review of John McWhorter "Spreading the Word: Language and Dialect in America. 29, 370-373. Journal of English Linguistics.
Journal Article
Cukor-Avila, P., Balcazar, A. (2019). Exploring Grammatical Variation in the Corpus of Regional African American Language. American Speech. Duke University Press.
Lisa, J., Cukor-Avila, P. (2015). 'One country, one language?': Mapping perceptions of dialects in South Korea. Dialectologia. 14, .
Cukor-Avila, P. (2012). Some structural consequences of diffusion. Language in Society. 41, 615-640.
Cukor-Avila, P., Jeon, C., Rector, P. C., Tiwari, C., Shelton, Z. (2012). Texas - It's like a whole nuther country: Mapping Texans' perceptions of dialect variation in the Lone Star state. Other. 10-19.
Cukor-Avila, P., Bailey, G. (2011). The interaction of transmission and diffusion in the spread of linguistic forms. 17.2, 41-49. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania.
Cukor-Avila, P. (2005). Researching naturally occurring speech. Other. 556-563. Oxford: Elsevier Limited.
Cukor-Avila, P. (2002). 'She say," "she go," "she be like": Verbs of quotation over time in African American Vernacular English. American Speech. 77, 3-31.
Cukor-Avila, P. (2001). Co-existing grammars: The relationship between the evolution of African American Vernacular English and White Vernacular English in the South. Other. 93-127. Philadelphia: John Benjamins.
Cukor-Avila, P., Bailey, G. (2001). The effects of the race of the interviewer on sociolinguistic fieldwork. Journal of Sociolinguistics. 5(2), 254-270.
Cukor-Avila, P. (2000). Revisiting the observer's paradox. American Speech. 253-254.
Cukor-Avila, P. (1999). Stativity and copula absence in AAVE: Grammatical constraints at the sub-categorical level. The Journal of English Linguistics. 27(4), 341-355.
Cukor-Avila, P. (1997). An Ethnolinguistic Approach to the Study of Rural Southern AAVE. 447-462. University of Alabama Press.
Cukor-Avila, P. (1997). Change and Stability in the use of Verbals over time in AAVE. 295-306. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.
Cukor-Avila, P., Bailey, G. (1996). The Spread of Urban AAVE: A Case Study. 469-485. Stanford: CSLI Publications.
Cukor-Avila, P., Bailey, G. (1995). An Approach to Sociolinguistic Fieldwork: A Site Study of Rural AAVE in a Texas Community. English World-Wide. 16(2), 159-193.
Cukor-Avila, P. (1989). Determining Change in Progress vs. Stable Variation in Two Studies of Black English Vernacular. The SECOL Review. 8(2), 92-124.
Bailey, G., Maynor, N., Cukor-Avila, P. (1989). Variation in Subject-Verb Concord in Early Modern English. Language Variation and Change. 1, 285-300.
Cukor-Avila, P. (1988). The Effect of Accent on Speech and Personality Judgments. Other. 3(2), 1-20.
Hadaway, N. L., Cukor-Avila, P. (1987). Dual Language Input, Dual Language Output: Writing in an Elementary Bilingual Program. Other. 3(1), 46-63.
Hadaway, N. L., Cukor-Avila, P. (1986). Composing in Two Languages: A Bilingual Child's Response. San Antonio, Texas: Western Social Science Meeting of the National Social Science Association.
Popular Press Article
Cukor-Avila, P., Chelliah, S. (2004). WebCT course: LING 4040/5040.
Cukor-Avila, P., Chelliah, S. (2003). WebCT course: LING 3060.

Awarded Grants

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Grant - Research
Cukor-Avila, P., "College of Information Research Seed Grant," University of North Texas, $5000 Funded. (July 2018August 2019).
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Engagement Index
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  • Overall Summative Rating (median):
    This rating represents the combined responses of students to the four global summative items and is presented to provide an overall index of the class’s quality. Overall summative statements include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 5 = Excellent, 3 = Good, and 1= Very poor):
    • The course as a whole was
    • The course content was
    • The instructor’s contribution to the course was
    • The instructor’s effectiveness in teaching the subject matter was
  • Challenge and Engagement Index:
    This rating combines student responses to several SPOT items relating to how academically challenging students found the course to be and how engaged they were. Challenge and Engagement Index items include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 7 = Much higher, 4 = Average, and 1 = Much lower):
    • Do you expect your grade in this course to be
    • The intellectual challenge presented was
    • The amount of effort you put into this course was
    • The amount of effort to succeed in this course was
    • Your involvement in course (doing assignments, attending classes, etc.) was
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