I revised a paper that I presented in April, 1999, at the Southeast Conference on Linguistics in Norfolk, Virginia, for publication. The paper, entitled “The Pronunciation of Aunt: Differences Between African Americans and Whites in North Mississippi and West Tennessee,” was published in The West Tennessee Historical Society Papers, Volume LIV, December 2000.
I wrote an article entitled “Teaching the Research Paper” and submitted it to the Tennessee English Journal for consideration. It was accepted for publication and appeared in the October 2002 (Volume 13) issue.
Conferences Attended and Papers Presented:
I presented a paper entitled “Teaching the Autobiographical Narrative Essay in the Freshman English Classroom: An Examination of Selections from Maya Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” at the 97th meeting of the Tennessee Philological Association at Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, on February 22, 2002.
I presented a paper entitled “Diversity in Dialects: A Fresh Look at Varieties of American English” at the 2002 Fall Conference of the Tennessee Council of Teachers of English in Nashville, Tennessee, on September 28, 2002.
I attended the annual meeting of the Tennessee Philological Association at Trevecca Nazarene, Nashville, Tennessee, on February 21, 2003.
I presented a paper entitled “Teaching the Dreaded MLA Format: Making it ‘Endearing’ to Students” at the 2003 Fall Conference of the Tennessee Council of Teachers of English in Memphis, Tennessee, on October 4, 2003.
I presented an adapted version of the same paper for a Faculty Workshop at Freed-Hardeman University, Henderson, Tennessee, on November 11, 2003.
I gave a Great Books lecture on Simon Winchester’s The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary for the Honors class at Freed-Hardeman University on September 13, 2004.
I presented a paper entitled "Appalachian Dialect Features and the Use of A-Prefixing in Mary Noailles Murfree's 'The Harnt That Walks Chilhowee'" at the annual meeting of the Tennessee Philological Association on February 25, 2005.
I attended the annual meeting of the Tennessee Philological Association on our campus on February 23-25, 2006.
I presented a paper entitled "George Washington Harris's Sut Lovingood: A Fool Turned Preacher" on February 27, 2015, at the annual meeting of the Tennessee Philological Association on our campus on February 27, 2015.