Curriculum Vitae

For a full CV click here: Evans CV 2017


  • 2001    PhD Linguistics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
  • 1992    MA French translation, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio
  • 1988    BA French, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

Primary fields of interest:  Sociolinguistics, language regard, dialectology, and folk linguistics


  • 6/13 — present  Associate Professor of Linguistics, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
  • 09/07 – 6/13  Assistant Professor of Linguistics, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
  • 08/01– 07/07    Research Associate,  Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales

Selected Presentations


  • “Geographic Information System (GIS) and Perceptual Dialect Mapping”, co-presented with Matt Dunbar. Advances in Visual Methods for Linguistics, York, England.
  • “‘City talk’ and ‘Country talk’: Perceptions of urban and rural English in Washington state”, Sociolinguistics Symposium 19, Berlin, Germany.
  • “’Everybody sounds the same’: ‘marginal’ data in perceptual dialectology”, American Dialect Society Annual Meeting, Portland, Oregon.


  • “Seattle to Spokane: mapping perceptions of English in Washington State”, Methods in Dialectology 14, London, Ontario, Canada.


  • “Seattle to Spokane: mapping English in WA state”, NWAV, San Antonio, TX.
  • “‘If we say English, that means America’: Japanese students’ perceptions of varieties of English”, co-presented with Terumi Imai, American Pop Culture Association, St. Louis, Missouri.


  • “The role of imitation in studies of language diversity and regard: Talk like a Mountaineer”, Sociolinguistics Symposium 17, Amsterdam, Netherlands.


  • “Chinese students’ perceptions of varieties of world English: hegemony or hybridity?”, poster presentation, New Ways of Analyzing Variation 35, Columbus, Ohio.


  • “Low central vowel fronting in Cardiff English”, New Ways of Analyzing Variation 34, New York, New York.
  • “British English is quite formal”: Chinese students’ perceptions of varieties of English around the world, Language and Global Communication Conference, Cardiff, Wales.
  • “‘I had to see it before I die’: the global must-see tourist script”, co-presented with Sarah Lawson, Language and Global Communication Conference, Cardiff, Wales.
  • “The imitation of language varieties: Production and perception”, World Congress of Applied Linguistics, Madison, Wisconsin.


Selected publications


  • With Annabelle Mooney, Language Society and Power. London: Routledge.


  • Seattle to Spokane: Mapping perceptions of English in WA. Journal of English Linguistics 41.  268-291.
  •  “Everybody sounds the same”: Otherwise overlooked ideology in perceptual dialectology.  American Speech  88:1, 63-80.


  • Seattletonian to Faux Hick: Mapping perceptions of English in WA. American Speech 86:4. 383-413.
  • With Imai, Terumi. “If we say English, that means America”: Japanese students’ perceptions of varieties of English”.  Language Awareness. Vol. 20, No. 4, 315–326. 


  • Aspects of the Analysis of Imitation.  In Dennis Preston and Nancy Niedzielski (Eds.), Sociophonetics Handbook.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 
  • English as official state language in Ohio: market forces trump ideology.  In Helen Kelly-Holmes and Gerlinde Mautner (Eds.), Language and the Market. London: Palgrave. 161-170. 
  • Chinese perceptions of Inner Circle Varieties of English.  World Englishes Vol. 29. No. 2. 270-280.


  • With Mooney, Annabelle.  Globalization: the Key Concepts. London: Routledge. 


  • With Coupland, Nikolas, Hywel Bishop and Peter Garrett.  Imagining Wales and the Welsh language: Ethnolinguistic subjectivities and demographic flow.  Journal of Language and Social Psychology Vol. 25, No. 4. 351-376.
  • With Garrett, Peter, and Angie Williams.  What does the word ‘globalisation’ mean to you?: comparative perceptions and evaluations in Australia, New Zealand, the USA and the UK.  Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development Vol. 27, No. 5. 392-412.


  • “The Grand Daddy of English”: US, UK, New Zealand and Australian students’ attitudes toward varieties of English.  In Nils Langer & Winifred Davies (Eds.), Linguistic Purism in the Germanic Languages. Studia Linguistica Germanica. Berlin: De Gruyter. 240-251.
  • With Ito, Rika, Jamila Jones and Dennis Preston.  How to get to be one kind of Midwesterner. T. Murray and B. L. Simon (Eds.), Language variation and change in the American midland. Amsterdam: Benjamins. 179-197.
  • With Garrett, Peter and Angie Williams.  Accessing social meanings: values of keywords, values in keywords. Acta Linguistica Hafniensia 37.  37-54.
  •  With Garrett, Peter and Angie Williams. Attitudinal data from New Zealand, Australia, the USA and UK about each other’s Englishes: Recent changes or consequences of methodologies?  Multilingua 24: 3.  211-235.
  • With Coupland, Nikolas, Hywel Bishop, Angie Williams, and Peter Garrett. Affiliation, engagement, language use and vitality: Secondary students’ subjective orientations to Welsh and Welshness. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism: Vol. 8:1. 1-24.

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