LingEducator has been nominated for “Best Grammar Blog 2011”

LingEducator is very excited to announce that we have been nominated for the Best Grammar Blog 2011 contest being hosted by  While we do not strictly deal with grammar issues on this site, we hope you will consider casting your vote for us and/or for some of our favorites, including John Wells’s Phonetic Blog and Ben Zimmer’s Word Routes (a blog he runs in conjunction with Thinkmap Visual Thesaurus).

You can find the nomination page here:  VoteHere!

***We would like to congratulate the other nominees and thank for hosting this contest, which has already introduced us to many other language bloggers.  Thanks everybody for your support!


About LingEducator

Dr. Jaclyn Ocumpaugh received a PhD for her dissertation on regional variation in the acoustics of Mexican American English (Michigan State University, East Lansing). Before that, she received an MA in English/Linguistics from North Carolina State University for her work on the acoustics of /r/--a sound which is highly variable in the English language. Her passion, however, has always been to understand the social implications of language variation. In addition to her work in acoustic sociophonetics, she has worked with rape trial analysis, developed cognitive methods for understanding discourse level variation between men and women, and created sophisticated tools for teaching future educators about the kinds of dialect variation they will find in the classroom. She has taught classes in English, Linguistics, and Education at Old Dominion University, William & Mary, the University of Mary Washington, and Virginia Wesleyan College. She is currently a Post Doctoral Fellow of Learning Sciences and Technologies at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, where she is helping to develop models of student engagement in the classroom. She also consults in the private sector.
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