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About Kristin Denham

Her teaching and research interests include grammatical structure; Native American language and literatures; dialect studies, including the use of dialect in literature; and applications of linguistics in K-12 education. She has published four books; Linguistics for Every one: An Introduction (Cengage/Wadsworth, 2010) and Navigating English Grammar (Blackwell 2013) (both co-authored with Anne Lobeck), Language in the Schools: Integrating Linguistics into K-12 Education (Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2005), and Linguistics at School: Language Awareness in Primary and Secondary Education (Cambridge University Press, 2010) (both co-edited with Anne Lobeck), and has authored numerous journal articles and book chapters.

Positions

Present Professor and Chair, Linguistics Department, Western Washington University Department of Linguistics
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Present Professor, Department of English, Western Washington University Department of English
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Curriculum Vitae


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Grants

2006 - 2008 The Western Washington University Teaching Partnership Project: Improving Teacher Education in Linguistics through Partner Teaching and Curriculum Design
National Science Foundation
Role: Co-PI
Colleague(s): Anne Lobeck
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2015 - Present Linguistics Program Director, Western Washington University
2017 - 2019 English Department, Advisory Committee, Western Washington University
2016 - 2019 Faculty Senate, Western Washington University
2015 - 2016 Libraries Task Force, Western Washington University
2012 - 2013 Academic Coordinating Commission, Western Washington University
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Honors and Awards

  • Community Engagement Fellow, WWU, 2017-18
  • Sustainability Fellow. Faculty member selected for Sustainability Workshops, winter and spring 2016.
  • Faculty member selected for Internationalizing the Curriculum Workshops, winter and spring 2015.
  • Western Washington University Summer Teaching Grant, 2014.
  • Western Washington University Summer Teaching Grant, 2014. Faculty Development Summer Grant Award recipient, Center for Instructional Innovation, summer 2013.
  • Nominated for the Linguistic Society of America’s prestigious Leonard Bloomfield Book Award for Linguistics for Everyone: An Introduction.
  • Professional Leave, fall 2006-winter 2007
  • academic year 2013-14 Western Washington University Summer Teaching Grant, 2002, 2005, 2014 Western Washington University Summer Research Grant, 2001, 2010

Education

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1997 Ph.D., University of Washington ‐ Linguistics
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1992 M.A., University of Arizona ‐ Linguistics
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1989 B.A., Swarthmore College ‐ Linguistics, French
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Contact Information

Office: Humanities 341, Western Washington University
Phone: (360) 650-3217

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Books (7)

Other Refereed Publications (11)

Refereed Conference Presentations (15)