Assistant Professor

Contact Info

Office:
G14 Brooks Hall
Office Hours:
T/Th 12:30-1:30

My research focuses on language variation and change in Southern US Englishes, using sociological theory to explain loss of older features and the adoption and diffusion of new sound changes.  I am especially interested in the ways that sociological analyses of meso-level social groups like organizations or neighborhoods can help integrate social-structural factors into the study of language variation.  My most recent project examined stylistic variation in native Southerners working at a technology firm in the South, contrasting self-recordings made by participants while on the job with their recordings of friend and family interactions.  

Education:

PhD, Sociology, North Carolina State University, 2018

MA, English (Sociolinguistics), North Carolina State University, 2013

BA, English (World Literature), North Carolina State University, 2011

Specific Research Areas:

Sociolinguistics, Language Variation and Change, Southern US Englishes, African American Language, Phonetics, Phonology

Curriculum Vitae:
Forrest_CV_0.pdf (129.17 KB)

Seminars by Jon Forrest

Athens-Clarke County Library, Jon and Virginia Appleton Auditorium - 2020 Baxter St. Athens, GA

Articles Featuring Jon Forrest

Friday, January 3, 2020 - 10:01am

University of Georgia Linguistics Faculty and Graduate Students presented at the 94th Annual Meeting of the Linguistics Society of America, in New Orleans, Louisiana, January 2-5, 2020.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 16:32pm

Congratulations to Department of Linguistics Assistant Professor, Dr.

Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 10:11am

We are very happy to announce the appointment of Dr. Jon Forrest as Assistant Professor in the Department of Linguistics. Dr. Forrest received his B.A. in English with a World Literature & Japanese minor, M.A. in English with a sociolinguistics concentration, and Ph.D.…