Anne Curzan

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Anne Curzan
Anne Curzan
Anne Curzan - Anatol Rodgers Lecture
Awards John Dewey Award, Faculty Recognition Award, Henry Russel Award
Academic background
Alma mater University of Michigan, PhD & MA English Language and Literature; Yale University, BA Linguistics, summa cum laude
Academic work
Main interests History of English, Language and gender, Corpus linguistics, Historical sociolinguistics, Pedagogy, Lexicography
Notable works Fixing English: Prescriptivism and Language History, How English Works: A Linguistic Introduction

Anne Curzan is a professor at the University of Michigan, author of books on language, member of the American Heritage Dictionary Usage Panel, and co-host of That's What They Say on Michigan Public Radio.

Academics[edit]

Curzan earned a BA in linguistics from Yale University (summa cum laude) and an MA and a PhD in English Language and Literature from the University of Michigan. She is the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of English[1] at the University of Michigan, where she also holds faculty appointments in the Department of Linguistics and the School of Education. She serves as Co-Director of the Joint PhD Program in English and Education, and as the Faculty Athletics Representative for the university.

She has taught more than 15 courses at the University of Michigan and the University of Washington, including History of the English Language, French Influence in the History of English, Language and Gender, and Standard English and the Politics of Language Authority. Her research interests include the history of English, language and gender, corpus linguistics, historical sociolinguistics, pedagogy, and lexicography.

Curzan has received several awards for her work, including the Henry Russel Award,[2] the Faculty Recognition Award,[3] and the John Dewey Award.[4]

Professional activities[edit]

Curzan is a member of the American Heritage Dictionary Usage Panel and the American Dialect Society, which votes on the Word of the Year. She writes regularly for The Chronicle of Higher Education's language blog, Lingua Franca, and is a co-host of the program That's What they Say on Michigan Radio.

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Thurnau Professorships". University of Michigan. Retrieved 18 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "Henry Russel Award". University of Michigan. Retrieved 18 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "Faculty Recognition Awards". University of Michigan. Retrieved 18 February 2015. 
  4. ^ "John Dewey Award Recipients". University of Michigan. Retrieved 18 February 2015. 

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