Laura Baxter

Laura Baxter

Lecturer

Linguistics

Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Arts and Science

Affiliation

Research interests: language variation and change, sociolinguistics, socio-phonetics, dialectology, Canadian English.

Education

Ph. D. in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, York University (ABD)
M. A. in Linguistics, University of Toronto, 2008
B. A. in Linguistics, McGill University, 2003

About

Professor Baxter’s current research focuses on different regional and ethnic varieties of Canadian English, including English spoken in the Eastern Townships of Quebec, and Black English in Toronto; as well as parodies and stereotypes of Canadian English, particularly those portrayed on American television.

Professor Baxter has previously taught a variety of linguistics and sociolinguistics courses at York University and Glendon College, including Language in its Social Context, Bilingualism, Canadian English, Varieties of English, The Structure of English, and Modern English.

Teaching

LING 202: Canadian English
LING 320: Phonology