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About Holman Tse, PhD

I began my position as Assistant Professor of English and Language Studies at St Kate in Fall 2019. My research focuses on sound change and language contact. How do the sound systems of languages vary and how do they change over time. What role does language contact (ex: bilingualism and multilingualism) play? Courses I will be teaching at St. Kate include Language in Society, World Englishes, Writing in the Digital Age, Linguistics, Language and Power, and College Writing. Previous courses I have taught (at the University of Pittsburgh) include Introduction to Linguistics, Phonetics/Phonology, Historical Linguistics, and Language Variation and Change.

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Present Assistant Professor, St. Catherine University English Department
2018 - 2019 Adjunct Instructor, University of Pittsburgh ‐ Linguistics

Curriculum Vitae

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Professional Service and Affiliations

2021 - Present Member, Acoustical Society of America
2021 - Present Member, International Phonetic Association
2005 - Present Member, Linguistic Society of America
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  • Global Search for Justice - Language as a Human Right (CORE 3990W)
  • Language as Power (ENGL/WOST 3400W, CRST 3401)
  • Writing for the Digital Age (ENGL 3340)
  • College Writing (ENGL 1905W)
  • World Englishes: Past and Present (ENGL/CRST 3480)
  • Linguistics (ENGL 3450)
  • Language in Society (ENGL/WOST 2402)


2011 - 2018 PhD, University of Pittsburgh ‐ Linguistics
2004 - 2005 MA, University of Chicago ‐ Linguistics
1999 - 2003 BA, University of California, Santa Cruz ‐ Anthropology

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