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Garley, Matthew

Garley, Matthew

Associate Professor


Phone: 718-262-3870
Office Location: AC-2B12

Matt Garley is an Associate Professor in the Department of English at York College and the Linguistics Program at the Graduate Center, and holds a Ph.D. in Linguistics with a specialization in Sociolinguistics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In his research, he uses both qualitative and quantitative (corpus) methods to investigate the properties of varieties of English (particularly those in contact with other languages), the linguistics of hip hop culture, the linguistics of computer-mediated communication, and writing systems.

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PhD University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Linguistics 2012 
MA University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Linguistics 2008 
BA New Mexico State University Government, German 2005 

Areas of Expertise

  • Sociolinguistics
  • Corpus Linguistics
  • Language Contact
  • Historical Linguistics
  • Youth Culture
  • Linguistics of Hip Hop
  • Computer-Mediated Communication

Publications in Field Of Expertise