Curt Woolhiser

Curt Woolhiser
Curt
F.
Woolhiser

Lecturer in Russian, Boston College

Center Associate
Expertise
East Slavic linguistics
sociolinguistic approaches to the study of language variation and change
structural and socio-pragmatic aspects of bilingualism
language policy and language conflict in post-Soviet Eastern Europe and Eurasia
language attitudes and language ideology
language and identity
language and political borders
Current Project
“New Speakers” of Ukrainian and Belarusian: Social Identities, Language Practices and Sociolinguistic Authentication

Education

Ph.D.
, Slavic Linguistics
, Indiana University
Selected Publications

“Linguistic Variation, Identity and Mental Maps: Exploring the Perceptual Dialectology of Poland’s Podlasie Region.” In D. Stern, M. Nomachi, B. Beli_ (eds.), Linguistic Regionalism in Eastern Europe and Beyond: Minority, Regional and Microliterary Languages. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, in press.

“The Russian Language in Belarus: Language Use, Speaker Identities and Metalinguistic Discourse.” In L. Ryazanova (ed.), The Russian language outside the nation: Speakers and identities. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2014.

“Social and Structural Factors in the Emergence of Mixed Belarusian-Russian Varieties in Rural Western Belarus”, In G. Hentschel, O. Taranenko, S. Zaprudski (eds.), Trasjanka und Sur_yk – gemischte weißrussich-russische und ukrainisch-russische Rede. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2014.

“New Speakers of Belarusian: Metalinguistic Discourse, Social Identity and Language Use,” in David M. Bethea and Christina Y. Bethin (eds.), American Contributions to the 15th International Congress of Slavists, Minsk, August 2013. Bloomington, IN: Slavica, 2013.

“Border Effects in European Dialect Continua: Dialect Maintenance and Change.” In Berndt Kortmann and Johan van der Auwera (eds.) Field of Linguistics: Europe. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 2011.