Penelope Eckert

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Penelope "Penny" Eckert is a professor of linguistics at Stanford University in Stanford, California, where she holds the position of Albert Ray Lang Professor of Linguistics.[1] She is a prominent scholar of variationist sociolinguistics, and is the author of several scholarly works on language and gender.[2][3]

Eckert received her PhD in linguistics in 1978 from Columbia University, where she was a student of William Labov. Her early work was on phonological variation in Gascon.[4] Her more recent work focuses on the social meaning of linguistic variables, particularly in English. She is the author or co-author of three books on sociolinguistics, the co-editor of three collections, and author of numerous scholarly papers in the field.

She was elected as Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2011 [5]

She was inducted as a Fellow of the Linguistic Society of America in 2012.[6]

Selected publications[edit]

  • Eckert, Penelope (1989). Jocks and Burnouts: Social Identity in the High School. New York: Teachers College Press. 
  • Eckert, Penelope (2000). Linguistic Variation as Social Practice. Oxford: Blackwell. 
  • Eckert, Penelope; McConnell-Ginet, Sally (2003). Language and Gender. New York: Cambridge University Press. 
  • Eckert, Penelope; Rickford, John, eds. (2001). Style and Sociolinguistic Variation. New York: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-59789-7. [7]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Stanford Linguistics Faculty and Researchers". Retrieved January 15, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Penelope Eckert". Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology. Retrieved 2011-11-23. 
  3. ^ "Faculty and researchers". Stanford Linguistics. Retrieved 2011-11-23. 
  4. ^ Eckert, Penelope (1980). "The structure of a long-term phonological process: The back vowel chain shift in Soulatan Gascon". In William Labov. Locating Language in Time and Space. New York: Academic Press. 
  5. ^ "List of Active Members by Class". 
  6. ^ "LSA Fellows by Year of Induction". Retrieved January 15, 2014. 
  7. ^ Stegen, Oliver. "Review of Style and sociolinguistic variation, Edited by Penelope Eckert and John R. Rickford". Retrieved 2011-11-23.