Allison Burkette

Durham University Scholar Award, Durham University - Anthropological Linguistics

Allison Burkette is a Professor in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Kentucky where she currently serves as Director of Graduate Studies. Allison is the Editor of the Linguistic Atlas Project, the oldest and most expansive survey of American English to date. Her research areas include language variation and change, American English dialects, and language and material culture. Burkette has published a number of books, including 'Language and Material Culture' and 'Language and Classification'. She is currently working on a book about words for things around the home for Oxford University Press and a project that examines the changing discourses surrounding archaeological artefacts.